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Administrative judge recommends three new power lines but rejects conditions that would aid wind power

An administrative law judge has recommended that three new power lines be built in Minnesota, but rejected conditions suggested by environmental and renewable energy groups to ensure the lines would carry wind energy.
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United Hands

United Hands

By Lue Bratton-Lampley

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Neighbors helping neighbors—to break into vacant houses

Poverty rights activists broke into at least a dozen vacant Minneapolis buildings this week and helped homeless families move in.
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Celebration honors Quincy De’Shawn

A Celebration of Life honoring “Q-the Blacksmith”, Quincy De’Shawn Smith, Sr., and celebrating his birthday and exceptional life is scheduled for Saturday, April 4, 2009 from 12 noon to 6 p.m., at the Seed Academy & Harvest Preparatory School located at 1300 Olson Memorial Highway in North Minneapolis. Smith died tragically on December 9, 2008. He would have been 25 on his birthday April 2nd.

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Adoptions From The Heart: Free online webinar on African American adoption programs

Adoptions From The Heart (AFTH), a licensed, non-profit adoption agency, will hold a free online webinar on March 16, 2009 at 7:00PM EST. Attendees will learn about our agency and our programs. The focus of the webinar will be on our African-American and African-American Biracial Domestic Adoption programs.
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KFAI Celebrates International Women’s Day

KFAI, Fresh Air Community Radio, celebrates International Women's Day on Sunday, March 8, 2009, as women from all around the Twin Cities take over the airwaves. You name it, there's a program for it:  music, spoken word, the arts, public affairs, health, and even those Twilight vampires. Tune in at 90.3 FM Minneapolis, 106.7 FM St. Paul, or online at www.kfai.org. After the live broadcast, can also be heard "on demand" via the KFAI archives. Go to www.kfai.org/iwd for the day’s schedule. For additional information, contact Adam Mehl, KFAI Program Director, at 612-341-3144, ext. 20.


Panel will discuss Civil Rights activism and the enduring legacies of individual action

Can one person make a difference for civil rights? A panel consisting of a 1960s "Freedom Rider," community leaders who are longtime civil rights activists, and area teens will present "Civil Rights Then and Now:  Actions and Legacies," a discussion of their experiences as champions of civil rights, at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5 at Hennepin County Library - Brookdale, 6125 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center. Admission is free.
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