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KCS wins coveted Midwest Supplier of the Year Award

KCS wins coveted Midwest Supplier of the Year Award With projected revenues exceeding $15 million for the fiscal year 2012, Maplewood, Minn.-based KCS, a services company providing asset disposition, supplier management and professional staffing, which has a client list that includes numerous Twin Cities’ Fortune 500 corporations, has been named 2012 Regional Supplier of the Year. This coveted recognition is awarded annually by the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (NMSDC) to an outstanding NMSDC-certified minority-owned business. 
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youthrive hosts PeaceJam Slam at Capri Theater

youthrive hosts PeaceJam Slam at Capri Theater“Violence is not new, but ingrained in American culture,” said Edwin Irwin, director of youth justice and community engagement of youthrive, while addressing 230 young people and advisors at the 2012 PeaceJam Slam.
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People wanted on warrants are urged to surrender

People wanted on warrants are urged to surrenderHennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek is urging anyone with an active warrant to surrender to authorities today. The Sheriff’s Office is conducting a warrant sweep to clear active warrants and make arrests.
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Justspeak: (RE)Visioning a World without Violence Against Women

Justspeak: (RE)Visioning a World without Violence Against WomenThe senseless murder of 22-year-old Kasandra Perkins by her boyfriend, Kansas City Chief's linebacker Jovan Belcher, 25, and his subsequent suicide, is a double tragedy that highlights the degree to which domestic violence has permeated our culture. Perkins was also the mother of a three-month old daughter fathered by Belcher, and according to news reports, his mother and the child witnessed the murder. What is unique about this case is that most of the original media coverage focused on Belcher, the perpetrator—who, why, what? Questions about his motivations, state of mind, etc., pre-occupied the airways.
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A Dakota perspective on Minnesota history

A Dakota perspective on Minnesota historyMni Sota Makoce: The Land of the Dakota by Gwen Westerman and Bruce White examines the history of Dakota people and their deep cultural connection to the land that is Minnesota eons before the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 and in to today. Much of the focus on the Dakota people in Minnesota rests on the tragic events of the war, largest mass execution in U.S. history, and forced exile, but the true devastation of removal cannot be understood without a closer examination of the history of the Dakota people and their close connection to the land that is Minnesota.
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Counties Transit Improvement Board commits $30 million to next generation of transit projects

Counties Transit Improvement Board commits $30 million to next generation of transit projects The Counties Transit Improvement Board’s annual grant awards signaled its commitment to advancing transit projects across the region. The board authorized funding 60 percent of the preliminary engineering costs of Southwest Light Rail Transit; awarded its first grant to Bottineau Transitway; and invested in safety improvements on Northstar Commuter Rail.
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A time capsule marks Unity Temple 25th anniversary

A time capsule marks Unity Temple 25th anniversaryPastor Ezra J. Fagge’Tt and the Unity Temple Church of God in Christ family celebrated the 25th church anniversary with the historic sealing of a time capsule.
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