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Chamber applauds non-profit developer

Chamber applauds non-profit developerMike Wynne and EMERGE latest caretakers of 120 year-old North Minneapolis cultural asset

Mike Wynne, President and CEO of EMERGE Community Development, accepted an award on behalf of EMERGE for Non-Profit of the Year at the Minneapolis Chamber's Best in Business luncheon earlier this month. EMERGE, dedicated to "creating a community where people have the freedom and mutual support to thrive," was recognized by the Chamber for the non-profit's success in four focus areas: community development, staffing, villages (housing), and workforce development.
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Park Center girls basketball brings home state title in triple overtime thriller

Park Center girls basketball brings home state title in triple overtime thrillerIn a game that will go down as one of the greatest in Minnesota high school history, Park Center High School won its first ever girls basketball state championship in the most dramatic fashion in a triple overtime thriller.
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"Driver's License for All" rally at State Capitol Rotunda, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Immigration Advocates Rally Twin Cities Communities in Support of Passing Driver's License Bill - HF 348
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Southwest light rail train a must for our community

Southwest light rail train a must for our communityWhen the Southwest light rail line (SWLRT) is built, a Northside station will bear the name of Van White. Van White, the first African American to serve on the Minneapolis City Council, provides the kind of example we need to do what is right for our entire community. Van White worked hard to overcome barriers, and in so doing he provided inspiration and real opportunities for residents of North Minneapolis and throughout the City. His life tells us that we can surmount the obstacles we face in reaching consensus about the route of the rail line. His life reminds us that we must build the rail line to provide more economic opportunity.
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Insensitive remarks on a Minneapolis police officer's Facebook page spark outrage; open internal investigation

Insensitive remarks on a Minneapolis police officer's Facebook page spark outrage; open internal investigationWhile Alicia Lucio was perusing her Facebook timeline one post stopped her in her tracks.
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The business of giving

The business of givingCreative design and marketing company donates half of net profits to charity

In 2009 Jeremy and Krista Carroll were living a pretty good life in New York City with few worries or cares.
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Pepper Miller: African American marketing guru

Pepper Miller: African American marketing guruMarketing guru Pepper Miller, president of The Hunter-Miller Group, Chicago, IL addresses the 18th Annual Multicultural Marketing Conference and Awards Luncheon being held 8am – 3pm Wednesday, March 26, at The Woman's Club of Minneapolis, 410 Oak Grove Street.
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Ellison visits MCTC to encourage students to get insured

Ellison visits MCTC to encourage students to get insuredMNSure reps. on hand to sign up students

With the deadline to sign up for heath insurance without penalty fast approaching, Rep. Keith Ellison was on hand at Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) to encourage enrollment.

Ellison (MN-5) said MCTC was the perfect venue to enroll individuals, as the student population at the downtown Minneapolis college is disproportionately uninsured or under insured.
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Ranked choice voting 'local options' bill picks up steam

Ranked choice voting 'local options' bill picks up steamST. PAUL-Though both Minneapolis and St. Paul have now used Ranked Choice Voting twice—with tremendous success—they're not the only Minnesota communities interested in smarter, fairer, more representative elections.

Other reform-minded Minnesota cities want to try RCV for local elections. The bipartisan "local options" bill authored by Rep. Steve Simon (H.F. 367) and Sen. Ann Rest (S.F. 335) would give them the tools and the flexibility to do it.
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Celebrating Harriet B. Solomon's 80th birthday

Celebrating Harriet B. Solomon's 80th birthdaySt. Peter's AME Church, located at 401 E. 41st St. in south Minneapolis, recently celebrated the 80th birthday of long-time member, Harriet Bowman Solomon. A lifelong Minneapolis resident, Solomon attended Minneapolis Public Schools: Warrington Elementary, Bryant Jr High and Central High. Solomon worked 38 years for Northwest Bell, before her retirement. She was married 39 years to Edward C. Solomon, until his death in 2002.
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Collaboration illuminates our artistic genius

Collaboration illuminates our artistic geniusThreads Dance Project will perform this Friday and Saturday (March 21 and March 22) with Grammy Nominated Sweet Honey in the Rock at the Cowles Center in downtown Minneapolis.
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