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Jul 24th

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Master gardener at West Broadway Farmers Market

Master gardener at West Broadway Farmers MarketStarr Carpenter is a grower, newspaper editor, West Broadway Farmers Market vendor, private gardening maintenance consultant and entrepreneur. She moved to Minneapolis two and a half years ago from rural Isanti County, where for five years she worked as Coordinator of the Master Gardener Program for Chisago County. Since she arrived, Carpenter's been very active in the local and healthy foods community, which she sees as brimming with opportunity, especially on the Northside. We sat down in her bountiful garden at her North Minneapolis home and talked about the business of healthy food on the Northside.
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Time to redirect your career journey

Time to redirect your career journeyThe place I lived for a while in Michigan is like a sanctuary. Imagine, crawling home through rush hour traffic on an expedition that involves u-turns, construction and eight lane freeways. Now, exit to the right and turn onto the unmarked, sandy limestone road that winds through the woods. After about a mile, the road sweeps into a paved drive. Continue another 100 yards and leave your vehicle behind.
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Minneapolis City Council approves strategies to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in employment

The Minneapolis City Council approved a resolution supporting equity in employment along with a series of actions to eliminate the racial and ethnic disparities in employment in Minneapolis and the entire region.
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North Minneapolis farmer hopes to see mushrooms at more dinner tables

North Minneapolis farmer hopes to see mushrooms at more dinner tablesContinuing our look into access to healthy foods and those working to improve quality of life in North Minneapolis, we sat down with popular West Broadway Farmers Market vendor and Northside native, Ian Silver-Ramp, owner of Mississippi Mushrooms.
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Contractors look for Vikings stadium business; complete annual home makeover

The Minnesota Sports Authority recently announced minority, women and small business goals for the Architects and Engineers portion of building the new Minnesota Vikings Stadium.

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Bowman named Assistant Vice President at Associated Bank

Bowman named Assistant Vice President at Associated Bank

Trent Bowman has joined Associated Bank as assistant vice president, Community Reinvestment Act residential loan officer. He will work with first time home buyers to help them obtain down payment assistance funds, as well their best mortgage solution by assisting them throughout the process from loan origination to signing. Bowman brings 17 years of lending experience to the position and is part of the Emerging Markets Home Ownership Initiative. His office is located at 176 Snelling Ave., North St. Paul.

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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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