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Police Conduct Oversight Commission seeks public input on body cameras
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Police Conduct Oversight Commission seeks public input on body cameras

[caption id="attachment_24614" align="alignleft"]mn minneapolis policewikimedia.org[/caption]The Minneapolis Police Conduct Oversight Commission is seeking public input on the use of police body cameras in Minneapolis prior to the rollout of the program in 2016. The Commission is hosting three listening sessions in the next two months that will guide research and drafting of a written policy for body camera use.

City of Minneapolis launches new Housing Program aimed at increasing number of homeowners in Minneapolis and reducing racial disparity gap in homeownership
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City of Minneapolis launches new Housing Program aimed at increasing number of homeowners in Minneapolis and reducing racial disparity gap in homeownership

[caption id="attachment_24571" align="alignleft"]1000pxminneapolislogotech.mn[/caption]The City of Minneapolis recently launched Homeownership Opportunity Minneapolis (HOM), a new housing program aimed at increasing the number of homeowners in Minneapolis and reducing the racial disparity gap in homeownership. In the City’s 2015 adopted budget, the Minneapolis City Council approved Mayor Betsy Hodges’ recommendation of $940K ($840K for affordability assistance and $100K for outreach efforts) for HOM. It is anticipated that about 125 families will be served by the program this year.

WholeSoul Pop Up Restaurant a success
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WholeSoul Pop Up Restaurant a success

[caption id="attachment_24538" align="alignleft"]ordia-drew -kathleen-johnson -and-khelli-johnsonL toR: Ordia " Sage" Drew, Kathleen Johnson, and Khelli "Lavender" Johnson at the West Broadway Farmers Market.[/caption]On Saturday, May 16th, WholeSoul-A Lavender and Sage Eatery drew a crowd of diners that formed a line out the door of 1210 West Broadway. North Minneapolis residents and visitors hungry for a sit down, wholesome southern meal in their own neighborhood enjoyed Chicken Wings, Remoulade Catfish Po’Boy Sliders, Backyard BBQ Dawgs, Mean Beans, Red Beans and Rice, Veggie Mac & 7 Cheeses, Remoulade Coleslaw and Seasoned Fries.

On West Broadway, shelters get a steward
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On West Broadway, shelters get a steward

[caption id="attachment_24486" align="alignleft"]broadway-adopt-a-shelter-oneBobby Hardimon, of Better Futures Enterprises, picks up litter near a shelter at Broadway and Sheridan avenues. Hardimon is one of several crew members who work on behalf of the West Broadway Improvement District to help keep the corridor clean. [/caption]There are a few more watchful eyes making sure transit shelters along West Broadway Avenue are staying clean and safe.

The West Broadway Improvement District has adopted more than a half-dozen shelters along the North Minneapolis corridor, which stretches about two miles from the Mississippi River to Sheridan Avenue.

Cherie Lovelace Price (Jackson) remembered
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Cherie Lovelace Price (Jackson) remembered

big-chick-2Cherie Lovelace Price (Jackson), 83, of Minneapolis was peacefully called home May 14, 2015. Mrs. Price, eldest daughter of Orrin and Marguerite Price, was born on Nov. 2, 1931 in Hennepin County where she resided all of her life. She is survived by sister, Darrell Cox (Meek) and brother, Orrin “Jeep” Price, Jr. (Delores); honorary sisters, Doris Spencer and Ora Lee Law; children, Shane M. Price (Verna) Floyd E. Price and Carmelle B. Abron; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Saint Paul Public Schools provide free summer meals
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Saint Paul Public Schools provide free summer meals

[caption id="attachment_24460" align="alignleft"]stockvault-menu-template157745stockvault.net[/caption]Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) will provide free meals this summer to children 18 years old and younger, and people 19 years of age and older who have a mental or physical disability and who participate during the school year in a public or private nonprofit school program for the mentally or physically disabled.

Minneapolis launches homeownership program
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Minneapolis launches homeownership program

[caption id="attachment_24458" align="alignleft"]stockvault-the-house101311stockvault.net[/caption]On Tuesday, May 26, 2015, the City of Minneapolis launched Homeownership Opportunity Minneapolis (HOM), a new housing program aimed at increasing the number of homeowners in Minneapolis and reducing the racial disparity gap in homeownership. In the City’s 2015 adopted budget, the Minneapolis City Council approved Mayor Betsy Hodges’ recommendation of $940K ($840K for affordability assistance and $100K for outreach efforts) for HOM. It is anticipated that about 125 families will be served by the program this year.

June 4th meeting at Harrison Neighborhood Park and Community Center: Public gets to see LRT station plans
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June 4th meeting at Harrison Neighborhood Park and Community Center: Public gets to see LRT station plans

[caption id="attachment_24454" align="alignleft"]5627831633 ffcb92e8bfthedeets.com[/caption]A meeting on June 4 will offer the first chance for the public to see new station area plans for the proposed METRO Blue Line extension, also known as Bottineau LRT. The plans cover neighborhoods within a half-mile – about a 10-minute walk – of four proposed LRT stations in North Minneapolis and Golden Valley. Two are along Olson Memorial Highway at Van White Boulevard and at Penn Avenue, and two are on the east side of Theodore Wirth Park at Plymouth Avenue and at Golden Valley Road.

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