St. Paul Baha’is to hold prayer gathering after Iran announces trial of imprisoned Baha’is

Baha’is of St. Paul will hold a prayer gathering on Saturday, February 21, 7 – 8 P.M. at The St. Paul Area Council of Churches (1671 Summit Ave, St. Paul) to express their concern and support for the seven members of their religion who have been in prison in Iran for nearly a year and who are now to stand trial on false charges of spying for Israel and insulting Islam. The public is invited to attend.

Hennepin County board appoints Thompson to be Hennepin County Library director

Hennepin County board appoints Thompson to be Hennepin County Library director

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Lois Langer Thompson, a librarian with more than 20 years experience in the Hennepin County Library system, has been appointed by the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners to be Hennepin County Library’s new director.

Green Jobs: Rx for a healthy economy  & a healthy environment

Green Jobs: Rx for a healthy economy & a healthy environment

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Award-winning activist and environmental advocate Van Jones will be the guest speaker on behalf of the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality & Healing and its new interdisciplinary initiative called Whole Systems Healing next month March 5. Whole Systems Healing teaches students to become agents of social change while exploring the social and environmental dimensions of healing.  This presentation is 4 – 6 p.m. at the Ted Mann Concert Hall, 2128 4th Street S, in Minneapolis.

Racial justice advocate dies

Racial justice advocate dies

mona-harrisNorthside resident Mona Harris died Monday February 9, 2009 of cancer. Harris and her husband Ron and family lived on Russell Avenue North since 1991 after moving a few blocks from their previous residence.


Timberwolves launch creative contest celebrating influential leaders in Black History

The Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation this recently launched the fourth annual “Who Inspires You?” creative contest in celebration of inspirational black leaders in American history. Presented by KSTC Channel 45, the contest invites all middle school and high school students from across the state to submit a creative work illustrating how their choice inspires them to be a better leader today.

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