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North Minneapolis youth advocate perishes in tragic vehicular mishap

North Minneapolis youth advocate perishes in tragic vehicular mishapChez’ron Marie Anderson died in a traffic accident on June 2, 2011 doing what she loved to do — traveling to visit family and friends. She was loved by many for her warmth, compassion and non-judgmental approach to life.

Anderson, as co-founder of Alternatives: A Program for Youth – a Minneapolis, Minnesota non-profit organization that focused on challenges faced by “youth of promise’ in North Minneapolis, was able to give back through her work and was known as a friendly and positive youth advocate.  Her early life was not an easy one, she become a single parent and struggled to overcome a number of adversities.  Despite these challenges, Anderson did overcome with a combination of assistance and intestinal fortitude.  Anderson’s earliest experiences behind her, found an opportunity to leave the bad to embrace the good.  After a near fatal brain aneurism and the care of a childhood and long-time friends, she made a life-change. Anderson worked with one of those friends, Winfred Payne, to co-found Alternatives. The two worked tirelessly to develop the concept of a safe place for young people to gather and focus on alternatives to gang violence, drugs, crime, poverty and hopelessness.
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City of Saint Paul awards Rondo Avenue Festival 2011 Sustainable Saint Paul Award

The Rondo Avenue Festival was among 12 businesses, individuals and organizations that were recently recognized with a 2011 Sustainable Saint Paul Award at the annual awards ceremony on April 20 in the...
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Northside Volunteer Clean-Up Day: 2,000 volunteers needed

The City of Minneapolis announced that Saturday, June 4 will be the official North Side Volunteer Clean-Up Day in north Minneapolis following the May 22 tornado. Mayor R.T. Rybak, Council President Ba...

Supplies depleted: Urgent need for nonperishable food items for North Minneapolis residents

There is an immediate need for nonperishable food items in the North Minneapolis area.

EMERGE, in partnership with Pillsbury United Communities and the United Way, has been actively distributing food i...
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Hennepin County Sheriff’s office trains Reserve Officers

New Reserve Officers have completed training conducted by the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office. They were recognized at a ceremony at the Hennepin County Government Center on May 22, 2011. 

There were ...
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