MINNEAPOLIS-ST.PAUL, Minnesota – Congress’ approval of the President Obama’s economic stimulus recovery plan was met with enthusiasm from Glen Johnson, Business Manager of the International Union of Operating Engineers (I.U.O.E)/Local 49.
The U of M’s Urban Research & Outreach/Engagement Center to host conference on creating a shared future for north Minneapolis
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The University of Minnesota’s Urban Research & Outreach/Engagement CenterNorth Minneapolis” presents “Coming Together to Create a Shared Future for community a conference to discuss the future of the center and its work in the community.
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.
The current economic crisis has taken a toll on many Minnesota families. University of Minnesota Extension has created the Families in Tough Times website (www.extension.umn.edu/family) to help families tackle the “tough times” of today and tomorrow.
[caption id="attachment_5936" align="alignleft"]New Hennepin County Library Director Lois Langer Thompson. Photo credit: Hennepin County Public Affairs. [/caption]
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.
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.
Three Twin Cities residents who found innovative ways to help others were honored recently at the 19th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday breakfast.
Public meetings set on upcoming Minneapolis bicycle sharing program
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.