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Jul 30th


Penn Gas Stop joins Appetite for Change Healthy Corner Store Project in North Minneapolis

Penn Gas Stop joins Appetite for Change Healthy Corner Store Project in North MinneapolisIf you look closely between the two 'No Trespassing' signs on the outside of Penn Gas Stop, an improved addition is advertised on another sign — fresh produce. As a part of the Healthy Corner Store Project, the station located on the corner of Penn and 26thAvenue N. in Minneapolis has just ramped up its supply of healthy "grab and go" options.

Director of north community YMCA to keynote MLK celebration

Director of north community YMCA to keynote MLK celebrationHenry Crosby, director of the North Community YMCA will be the keynote speaker at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration.

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Reuniting family---a lifelong work

Reuniting family---a lifelong workIn growing up, I watched many of my friends with their parents, and I was often envious of what I saw. My mother was very young when I came along, and she needed time to work on her own growing up. I had Mother Bowers to raise me, and though I appreciated what Mother Bowers did for me, I still wanted to be with my own mother.

Help bridge the digital divide by completing a survey

In January, the City of Minneapolis will survey city residents to get their perspectives about how they use computers, mobile devices and the Internet to better their daily lives. About 12,400 households will receive the survey in the mail from National Research Center, Inc., an independent research firm that will conduct the survey. Households contacted to complete the survey will be selected randomly throughout the entire city, with the goal of reaching a diverse cross-section of Minneapolis residents.

KCS wins coveted Midwest Supplier of the Year Award

KCS wins coveted Midwest Supplier of the Year Award With projected revenues exceeding $15 million for the fiscal year 2012, Maplewood, Minn.-based KCS, a services company providing asset disposition, supplier management and professional staffing, which has a client list that includes numerous Twin Cities’ Fortune 500 corporations, has been named 2012 Regional Supplier of the Year. This coveted recognition is awarded annually by the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (NMSDC) to an outstanding NMSDC-certified minority-owned business. 

youthrive hosts PeaceJam Slam at Capri Theater

youthrive hosts PeaceJam Slam at Capri Theater“Violence is not new, but ingrained in American culture,” said Edwin Irwin, director of youth justice and community engagement of youthrive, while addressing 230 young people and advisors at the 2012 PeaceJam Slam.
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