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POINTERGATE: KSTP should be ashamed for racist reporting

POINTERGATE: KSTP should be ashamed for racist reportingSo a week or so back I woke up to my Facebook timeline full of a story shared from the website the Daily Kos with the headline, “#pointergate may be the most racist news story of 2014.”
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UCare sends a message; pulls advertising from KSTP

UCare sends a message; pulls advertising from KSTPUCare Wednesday (Nov. 12) ordered its advertising agency to pull current and contracted advertising from KSTP-TV in protest of a KSTP news feature about a photograph that the station said showed Minneapolis' Mayor Betsy Hodges swapping gang signs with a young Black man.
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Hayden, Champion prevail in Senate Ethics Committee CSI hearing

Hayden, Champion prevail in Senate Ethics Committee CSI hearingMinneapolis DFL Senators Jeff Hayden and Bobby Champion last week prevailed in the Senate Subcommittee on Ethical Conduct review of complaints regarding Community Standards Initiative (CSI) filed against them by Republican Senator David Hann (Eden Prairie).
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Flowers: Mobilize, engage citizens

Flowers: Mobilize, engage citizensAl Flowers is the founder of Community Standards Initiative (CSI), whose mission is to mobilize and engage citizens in problem solving. One of its components is a program designed to mobilize people in the community to support better outcomes in education for Minneapolis school children.
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Rally protests football team name, mascot

Rally protests football team name, mascotA coalition of local organizations under the leadership of the National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media held a rally against the offensive team name and mascot of the Washington football team on Nov. 2, at the TCF Bank Stadium.
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Profile in Excellence: David Jones, Lupient Automotive

Profile in Excellence: David Jones, Lupient AutomotiveFor anyone who has purchased a new or used car from a dealership, it's understandable to want to run and hop in a hot shower ... it can be a pretty dirty experience.
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Minnesotans buck trend as Dayton, Franken win easily, nationally huge victories for Republicans

Minnesotans buck trend as Dayton, Franken win easily, nationally huge victories for RepublicansIn a historic midterm election, Republicans regained control of the U.S. Senate and widened its presence in the House while capturing several gubernatorial seats.
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Jeffrey Hassan takes over as executive director of African American Leadership Forum

Jeffrey Hassan takes over as executive director of African American Leadership ForumTwin Cities attorney Jeffrey Hassan has assumed the reigns of the African American Leadership Forum (AALF).
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Blacks more active on certain social media sites

Blacks more active on certain social media sitesWASHINGTON (NNPA) – While Black and White people have similar rates of Internet use, Black people are slightly more plugged in to certain social media sites, where sharing life's minutiae is the norm.
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Interfaith event about the community 'standing up and being counted'

Interfaith event about the community 'standing up and being counted'On a recent Sunday afternoon at the Hennepin Government Plaza, more than a dozen African-American churches and community groups from across Minneapolis kicked off the city's first-ever Sunday voting.
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Turning Point and North Memorial enter into unique partnership

Turning Point and North Memorial enter into unique partnershipIn an effort to better care for those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction, North Memorial Health Care and Turning Point have partnered to provide care for those in north Minneapolis.

With emergency room wait times up to two hours at North Memorial – attributed to the high number overdoses and those in need of detoxification – officials with the hospital said they needed to look into other ways to care for all in need. To that end, now many of those needing treatment for their addictions will be cared for at Turning Point, 1500 Golden Valley Rd.
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