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Ellison town hall on gun violence gets contentious

The tension was palpable during a packed town hall meeting to discuss federal efforts to reduce gun violence. 
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Pillsbury United Communities moves headquarters to West Broadway

Pillsbury United Communities moves headquarters to West BroadwayPillsbury United Communities has been creating choice, change and connection in Minneapolis since 1879, when Pillsbury House was founded to help support the community in a holistic manner. Like the settlement house movement that Pillsbury United Communities (PUC) grew out of, the organization's mission "recognizes the complex causes and effects of social and economic inequalities and works to effect positive change by connecting individuals and building meaningful relationships."
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President Obama examines North Minneapolis violence reduction as model for national gun violence legislation

President Obama examines North  Minneapolis violence reduction as model  for national gun violence legislationMinneapolis – During the 1990s Minneapolis earned the dubious moniker, Murderapolis for its high number of shootings and murders, but the city is now being hailed as a national model in reducing crime.
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Not seeking Ward 5 reelection: Samuels to run for mayor

Not seeking Ward 5 reelection: Samuels to run for mayorMinneapolis 5th Ward Councilman Don Samuels has announced his candidacy to become the city's next mayor.
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Brett Buckner wants to shake up 5th Ward politics

 Brett Buckner wants to shake up 5th Ward politics"Close to 40 percent of men 16 to 25 in north Minneapolis are unemployed."
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Minnesota greets Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud

Minnesota greets Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh MohamudThousands of Somali-Americans packed into the Minneapolis Convention Center to greet the newly-elected president of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.
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Keynote speaker James R. Talton warns against irrelevancy: Tuskegee University honors George Washington Carver

Keynote speaker James R. Talton warns against irrelevancy: Tuskegee University honors George Washington CarverTUSKEGEE, Ala. — The Tuskegee University community honored the life and legacy of its most renowned professor, George Washington Carver. After a procession of faculty and staff in academic regalia, the 14th Annual George Washington Carver Convocation was held today in the University Chapel.
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Businessman wrecks Lamborghini, city park, faces insurance fraud charge

A real-life Ferris Bueller was charged Friday with insurance fraud and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle for taking a high-priced sports car belonging to a customer and crashing it in the early morning.
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Twin Cities janitors, security officers begin preparations for a strike

After months of dealing with bad bargaining by employers, Twin Cities janitors and security officers have set a date for a strike vote. Today members of SEIU Local 26 began circulating strike petitions for a vote scheduled for February 9.
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Young Blacks have not lost appreciation for Black History

Young Blacks have not lost appreciation for Black History WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Although born long after the 1963 March on Washington and passage of landmark legislation such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, many Black youth are excited about celebrating Black History Month in February.
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Henry Patriots create new skiing tradition

Henry Patriots create new skiing tradition“Did you run here?” a surprised Minneapolis ski coach asked Joe Clifton as he trotted up to the Wirth Chalet for at 4pm for his afternoon ski practice. Joe was in a t-shirt and had just run from school to practice as a warm up before snapping into his skis. His younger brother Andrew, a freshman on the team, was close at his heels, and a few of his teammates arrived moments later via the city bus.
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