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StarTribune reports inaccurate: League exceeds MNsure goals

StarTribune reports inaccurate: League exceeds MNsure goalsOver the past few months, I've been thoroughly disappointed in the political and one-sided reporting regarding organizations serving our community. Specifically, the Minneapolis Urban League (MUL) was mentioned in an October Star Tribune article regarding our participation in a MNsure grant. The story written by Star Tribune reporter Tony. Kennedy as it related to MUL is untrue and lacking in details – details I personally shared with Mr. Kennedy.
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Mayor Hodges, Cradle to K Cabinet promise January report, recommendations

Mayor Hodges, Cradle to K Cabinet promise January report, recommendationsMinneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges announced last week that her cradle to K cabinet is working on a year-end report that will outline policy, legislative and collaboration recommendations for 2015.

The cabinet has been meeting since spring, when Hodges convened the full first meeting of the cabinet.
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The 2014 Elections: What's at stake for African-Americans

The 2014 Elections: What's at stake for African-AmericansThe 2014 elections are almost here, and the focus is whether the Republicans can gain control of the U.S. Senate, a first since 2006.

Thirty-six seats are being contested, and Republicans need only six gains to win a majority. The stakes are extraordinarily high for the nation. But for African-Americans in particular, the outcome of the midterm elections next month may not only be a game changer, but also a game ender.
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Curious about the St. Paul Urban League?

Curious about the St. Paul Urban League?Many have expressed a curiosity and/or concern about the current status of the St. Paul Urban League, (SPUL).
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Carl Eller invents Moose 81 for MN Lottery and gamers

Carl Eller invents Moose 81 for MN Lottery and gamersCarl Eller is a Minnesota icon.

Eller is further cementing that leadership through his new and innovative game with the Minnesota State Lottery. Moose 81 is Eller's fully patented card game, branded with his Hall of Fame jersey number and "Moose" nickname.
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2014 general election: We endorse

2014 general election: We endorseInsight News endorses the following for the 2014 General Election:
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Sudden closing of Community Action of Minneapolis shifts energy assistance responsibility

Sudden closing of Community Action of Minneapolis shifts energy assistance responsibilityMinneapolis residents who received energy assistance from the nonprofit Community Action of Minneapolis were told this week that they will now be receiving their services through Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin.
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Not behind bars, but still barred from voting: Restoring the Vote for MN Felon Probationers

Not behind bars, but still barred from voting: Restoring the Vote for MN Felon ProbationersST. PAUL, Minn. - As voters prepare to head to the polls next month, a campaign is underway to restore voting privileges for some 50,000 Minnesotans who have been in trouble with the law.
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The passing of a legend – pioneer entrepreneur, philanthropist, and trailblazer Comer J. Cottrell, Jr. dies at 82

The passing of a legend – pioneer entrepreneur, philanthropist, and trailblazer Comer J. Cottrell, Jr. dies at 82Plano, TX (BlackNews.com) -- Pioneer entrepreneur, philanthropist and trailblazer Comer J. Cottrell, Jr., one of the country's most prolific African-American businessmen, died Friday, Oct. 3 at the age 82 at his Plano, Texas residence.
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Klobuchar, Franken, Ellison, Walz announce Minnesota researchers to receive over $1.6 million as Part of the NIH "BRAIN" Initiative

Klobuchar, Franken, Ellison, Walz announce Minnesota researchers to receive over $1.6 million as Part of the NIH The "BRAIN" Initiative is a national research effort to map the human brain in hopes of finding new ways to prevent and cure brain disorders
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Frank Dogbe of SOS Building Services

Frank Dogbe of SOS Building ServicesFrank Dogbe gives most of his new employees from West Africa a one-year promise.

Dogbe, founder and owner of SOS Building Services, a business that cleans commercial and office buildings, hires immigrants fresh from Africa and gives them one year to show him that they're well on their way to learning English or that they're working toward their GED.
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