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Apr 18th


Weather again delays opening of yard waste collection sites

Three of seven Ramsey County yard waste sites will open Monday, April 15; remaining four sites will open Saturday, April 20.

Due to continued precipitation and colder than normal temperatures, Ramsey County will open three of its seven yard waste sites on Monday, April 15, 2013, and delay opening four of them until Saturday April 20, 2013.


Fresh Fridays mean free produce at Northside corner stores

Fresh Fridays mean free produce at Northside corner storesEvery Friday during the month of April, fresh produce purchases at eleven participating Northside corner stores will be matched up to $3 per customer. Customers can pay by cash, EBT or credit card. This exciting deal is called Fresh Fridays, a promotion of fresh fruits and vegetables at the neighborhood stores many depend on for snacks. During Fresh Fridays, shoppers can walk away with a bag of carrots and a few apples and oranges for only three dollars. Whoever said that fresh food had to be expensive?

"Race" and the persistence of health disparities: How far have we come?

This is an excerpt of a speech delivered at the first annual "Springing Towards Health Gala" of the Minnesota Black Nurses Association on March 9, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis North, Brooklyn Center.

Spring street sweeping begins soon

Weather permitting, an annual rite of spring in Minneapolis begins Tuesday, April 9. That's when Public Works crews will start a comprehensive sweeping of all city streets and alleys to clean up the dirt and grime the melting ice and snow leaves behind. Beginning Monday April 8, drivers should watch for temporary "no parking" signs along these roadways to avoid a ticket and tow.

North Regional Library Has Talent

North Regional Library Has TalentNorth Regional Library 1st Annual Talent Show with host and emcee Fancy Ray McCloney!!! Fancy Ray and The North Regional Library invite singers, dancers, poets, rappers, all ages, and all levels of talent at this wonderful community event where you can let your star shine!

Energy Assistance and Community Resource Day for Minneapolis Veterans

Come out to support our veterans at the Energy Assistance and Community Resource Day for Minneapolis Veterans and their families on Thursday, March 21, 2013 from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm at Community Action of Minneapolis, located at 2104 Park Avenue in Minneapolis.

Givens Black Books: March Book Discussion Events

Givens Black Books: March Book Discussion EventsThe Givens Foundation for African American Literature is presenting Givens Black Books: March Book Discussion Events as part of its Community Reading Campaign. Master storyteller Nothando Zulu this month leads free, public events celebrating the literary contributions of historical novelist Jewell Parker Rhodes.
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