Senator Champion's legislation adds protections for tenants who are victims of violence
Thursday, 27 March 2014 13:55
Senator Bobby Joe Champion (DFL-Minneapolis) co-authored legislation to remove barriers for tenant-victims to break a lease if necessary for their safety, prohibits eviction because the tenant was a victim of violence, and extends protections to tenant-victims of sexual assault and stalking.
Thursday, 27 March 2014 13:31
Shaina Brassard, West Broadway Coalition
Mike 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.
Park Center girls basketball brings home state title in triple overtime thriller
Thursday, 27 March 2014 13:25
Harry Colbert, Jr.
In 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.
Southwest light rail train a must for our community
Thursday, 27 March 2014 10:26
Op-ed by Rep. Keith Ellison and State Senator Bobby Joe Champion
When 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.
Marketing 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.
Ranked choice voting 'local options' bill picks up steam
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 15:15
ST. 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.