[caption id="attachment_7127" align="alignleft"]Courtesy of HIRE Minnesota.[/caption]Last month, HIRE Minnesota delivered a Missing Persons Report to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) to remind the agency that women and people of color are missing from highway construction sites around our state. They are still missing.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar will be hosting a live statewide tele-town hall meeting to discuss making health care more affordable and answer questions from her constituents. Joining her will be Dr. Denis Cortese, CEO of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester and Mary Wakefield, the highest ranking nurse in the federal government.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, along with officials from the U.S. State Department officially open Minnesota’s first Passport Agency office yesterday at 212 South Third Avenue, Minneapolis. Klobuchar’s office said the senator has strongly advocated for a Passport Agency office in Minnesota.
BLOOMINGTON— Sen. Amy Klobuchar will address the grand opening ceremonies at Normandale Community College, 9700 France Avenue South, Bloomington, when college officials cut the ribbon on the newly renovated Activities Building on Thursday, August 20 at 9 a.m. The yearlong renovation process has converted an old gymnasium and unused athletics facilities into much-needed classroom and office space for the crowded campus. http://www.normandale.edu/maps/index.cfm.
[caption id="attachment_7097" align="alignright"]Sounds photo by Keith Langsdorf.[/caption]The Grammy Award-Winning Sounds of Blackness are back stronger than ever with, The 3rd Gift: Story, Song & Spirit. This life-changing CD features profound music for the entire world with messages of peace, love and hope for all – especially during these troubled times.
While most kids are still relaxing at the pool, students at KIPP Stand Academy are already headed back to school. The charter school opens its doors today for its second year, welcoming a new class of fifth graders and its returning class of sixth graders. The mandatory summer session, which goes until September 4, gives KIPP Stand students a head start on the school year and preparing for college.
The City has taken the lead in responding to the projected loss of on-street parking when Light Rail Transit (LRT) is built on University Avenue by creating a parking program to provide forgivable loans to business and property owners to improve their off-street parking lots.
An explanation and discussion of Rank Choice Voting also known as Instant Run Off Voting takes place this Wednesday, August 19th at 6:00 pm at Mpls Urban League 2100 Plymouth Avenue North.. This year in the Minneapolis City elections only, voters have to RANK the candidates of choice.
Bridges to Safety, the domestic abuse service center housed in City Hall/Ramsey County Courthouse, recently celebrated its first year of operation. A long time in the planning, the center finally came to life in 2008, representing the work and leadership of a coalition of 19 different agencies, including Mayor Chris Coleman’s office.