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Apr 16th


Minneapolis approves free wireless service for agencies working to bridge digital divide

In its continuing efforts to make Minneapolis a wireless city that bridges the digital divide, the City Council approved 51 applications for Wireless Community accounts, which are free wireless Internet accounts for non-profit organizations that provide free computer access to the public. The free accounts will be good through 2010.

A vacant home for $1.00 means a new beginning for an historic Saint Paul neighborhood

A vacant home for $1.00 means a new beginning for  an historic Saint Paul neighborhoodSAINT PAUL, MN – The Saint Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) will be hosting two open houses this week to highlight homes available for purchase through the 4th Street Preservation Project.

HIRE Minnesota searches for missing persons at MnDOT work site

HIRE Minnesota searches for missing persons at MnDOT work siteLast 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.

Easier access to passport services

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.

Renovated activities building to be unveiled August 20

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.

The Grammy Award Winning Sounds of Blackness CD Release Celebration

The Grammy Award Winning Sounds of Blackness CD Release CelebrationThe 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.

KIPP students jump start the school year in the summer

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.
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