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Aug 05th

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Harrington appointed Metro Transit Police Chief

Harrington appointed Metro Transit Police Chief

Metropolitan Council Regional Administrator Pat Born has tapped former St. Paul Police Chief and current Minnesota Senator John Harrington to serve as the next Metro Transit Chief of Police. Harrington served as chief of the St. Paul Police Department from 2004 to 2010, though his service with the department goes back more than 30 years. He was elected to the Minnesota Senate in 2010.

Pictured: Former St. Paul Police Chief John Harrington returns to law enforcement

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Get visual for better results

Quick! Describe your favorite TV commercial!  For many people, this is easy to do because we live in a visual culture.  TV, YouTube, FaceBook, Pinterest… we take in information through the eyes the way we ingest food through our mouths.  And then we walk into a meeting or presentation bearing written handouts outlining the written slides on our not-so-powerful PowerPoint.

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Role of government contracting in minority business development

Role of government contracting in minority business development

Government sector contracting is fundamentally important to the success of minority-owned businesses. Minorities represent a greater percentage of government contractors in comparison to their share of all small businesses. They also receive a greater share of their revenue from the government contracting than do non-minority owned small businesses. To illustrate this point, consider the following.

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1,850 youth employed in summer STEP-UP program

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak celebrated the wrap-up of the City's STEP-UP summer jobs program last week with interns and their employers, including many of the city's top corporations and nonprofits. The Mayor thanked the 230 businesses and organizations that employed 1,850 youth this summer and presented special awards to STEP-UP employers Wells Fargo and Project for Pride in Living.

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Michael Fallon appointed as MTN's new executive director

Michael Fallon appointed as MTN's new executive director

The Board of Directors of the Minneapolis Television Network (MTN) announced that they have appointed Michael Fallon as the organization's new executive director.

Fallon earned his master's degree in nonprofit management from the H. John Heinz School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University. While pursuing his undergraduate degree at University of California-Berkeley, Fallon worked as a reporter at campus radio station KALX.

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Coordinated attacks on clean energy hits wind energy industry

Over the past decade, the fossil fuel industry and its well-funded backers have mounted a coordinated campaign to discredit renewable energy and hinder its growth, according to a new report released today by the Sierra Club.

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Back to School? Stick with It

Back to School? Stick with It
Ah, September! When the leaves change and the school buses come out and everyone gets new backpacks and goes back to old routines. Reality check: for some people, back-to-school is a dreaded thing. Whether the fall brings high school, college, rehab or the graduate program you have been dragging yourself through, seeing it through to the finish line, to graduation, is not always fun, easy or even imaginable. Admit it. And then try a few tricks to help yourself stick it out.
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