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Hennepin County board appoints Thompson to be Hennepin County Library director

Hennepin County board appoints Thompson to be Hennepin County Library director
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.
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Green Jobs: Rx for a healthy economy & a healthy environment

Green Jobs: Rx for a healthy economy  & a healthy environment

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.

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Racial justice advocate dies

Racial justice advocate dies

Northside resident Mona Harris died Monday February 9, 2009 of cancer. Harris and her husband Ron and family lived on Russell Avenue North since 1991 after moving a few blocks from their previous residence.

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Community leaders named 2009 local/emerging legends

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.
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Public meetings set on upcoming Minneapolis bicycle sharing program

Public meetings set on upcoming Minneapolis bicycle sharing program
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Timberwolves launch creative contest celebrating influential leaders in Black History

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.
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities and Tubby Smith Challenge You to STAND! for our Children

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities and Tubby Smith Challenge You to STAND! for our ChildrenBig Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities (BBBS) announced the launch of its STAND! for our Children campaign, which is designed to recruit 100 African American male volunteers in 100 days. Tubby Smith, head coach of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers men’s basketball team, is the spokesperson for this year’s STAND! campaign and will appear in a PSA airing on WUCW-TV for eight weeks between January and March.
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