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Minneapolis Park Board leads by example with energy savings pilot project

Energy efficiency improvements coming to five rec centers

Green means more to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) than the ideal color of lawns and trees. Green also means practicing environmental sustainability – Living Green. The MPRB leads by example when it comes to green living. Organic gardening techniques are being implemented at Longfellow Gardens. The Rec Plus childcare program uses reusable plates, bowls, cups and flatware. The Minneapolis Bike Tour uses tap water instead of bottled water, and composts food waste.

The latest example is a pilot project to implement enhancements at five recreation centers. The McKinstry Energy Efficiency Project, which was recently approved by the MPRB Board of Commissioners, will set in motion improvements to the Lake Nokomis, Logan, Matthews, McRae and Pershing recreation centers.
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City expands efforts to support Lowertown vitality

Expanded parking validation program allows patrons to park free at Lowertown Parking Ramp on weeknights and weekends

SAINT PAUL – Starting today, the weekend validated parking program at Lowertown Park...
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Woodbury student First Runner Up in teen pageant

Woodbury student First Runner Up in teen pageantWhat can you get for $3.39 these days? For Woodbury resident, Jahreya Evans it meant winning first-runner-up honors in the Miss Photogenic competition at the Nationals’ 2010 Miss Jr. Teen Minneapolis/...
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Businesses and artists celebrate North Minneapolis

Businesses and artists celebrate North MinneapolisSince 2006, FLOW has become the premier art event in North Minneapolis. Highlighting the uniqueness of North Minneapolis, this free, family event is a unique collaboration between the business and art...
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Searching for African American Descendants of Fergus Falls, Minnesota

We are planning a historical trip to Fergus Falls, MN, August 20-21, 2010.  This trip will include a visit with the Historical Society on Friday, Aug. 20, to learn how and when Blacks came to Fergus F...
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