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Cassandra Johnson appointed to Hennepin County Library Board

Cassandra Johnson appointed to Hennepin County Library BoardThe Hennepin County Board of Commissioners appointed Cassandra (Sandy) Johnson of St. Louis Park to the Hennepin County Library Board on July 14.
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Youth Farm Project benefits west side youth and community

For the second year in a row, Youth Farm and Market Project, the Riverview Economic Development Association, and El Burrito Mercado have teamed up to bring locally-grown organic produce to Saint Paul residents. The project, made possible by a generous grant from Ecolab, promises to engage youth, nourish Saint Paul’s families and keep money in the local economy.
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Minnesota State Fair hits Midtown Global Market

Visitors to this year’s “Great Minnesota Get-Together” are invited to taste a sampling of worldly dishes as the Minnesota State Fair will feature eight restaurants and grocers from Midtown Global Market (MGM).
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West African drum and dance series

West African drum and dance seriesPartnering with master artists from the African continent, N’Soroma’s Cultural Exchange will present a weekend of intense African drum and dance workshops on Friday, July 31 & Saturday, August 1, 2009. Designed to introduce and improve West African artistic technique, the workshops are open to all people, all level of drummer/dancer, and all ages.
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Tyrone Guzman brought vision, intelligence, spirit to flourishing community

Tyrone Guzmán, Executive Director of Centro Cultural Chicano, passed away June 30, 2009. Guzmán, for 13 years, brought spirit, intelligence, vision, warmth and compassion in service to the organization. He was admired and loved by the board, staff and volunteers of Centro. He cared deeply for his community and had a sincere desire to see it flourish. One could see and feel this when they entered the doors of Centro. Under his leadership and guidance, the organization grew to serve more than 30,000 individuals every year. Centro thrived as he strengthened the agency’s capacity to promote the well being of Latino families in Minnesota within a nurturing cultural sanctuary.
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Minnesota's disabled veterans are now able to use public transportation throughout Minnesota at no charge

Minnesota's disabled veterans are now able to use public transportation throughout Minnesota at no chargeST. PAUL—Minnesota’s disabled veterans are now able to use public transportation throughout Minnesota at no charge beginning July 1, 2009. The transit benefit was passed by the legislature and signed into law by Gov. Tim Pawlenty this year.
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Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) achieves goal

The number of young people detained each day at the Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) dropped 33 percent over the past three years.  The change is one of the goals sought when implementing the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) which has been piloted in Hennepin County since 2005.
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