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Jul 22nd

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Bridges to Safety serves nearly 1,000 domestic abuse victims in first year

Bridges to Safety, the domestic abuse service center housed in City Hall/Ramsey County Courthouse, recently celebrated its first year of operation. A long time in the planning, the center finally came to life in 2008, representing the work and leadership of a coalition of 19 different agencies, including Mayor Chris Coleman’s office.
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Tobacco-Free Youth – Start Noticing group performs at Health Fair and Hoops Fest

Tobacco-Free Youth – Start Noticing group performs at Health Fair and Hoops FestBrooklyn Center, MN - The TFY - Start Noticing youth performance was featured at the 5th Annual Health Fair and Hoops Fest, hosted by the Center of Hope and Compassion.  Youth began the performance by announcing the launch of the Start Noticing coalition in Minnesota, an effort focused on getting people to start noticing tobacco advertisements in the community and their effect on youth tobacco use. Performers talked to the audience about the issue of in-store tobacco advertising, and specifically their plan to reduce tobacco ads at children’s eye-level (3 feet and below).
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Liva Wolf announced as senior vice president of destination branding & strategy for Meet Minneapolis

Liva Wolf announced as senior vice president of destination branding & strategy for Meet MinneapolisMeet Minneapolis, Official Convention + Visitors Association, announced Liva Wolf, has been named to the newly-formed position of senior vice president of destination branding & strategy for Meet Minneapolis.
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Advocates say Rosemary Williams housing victory elevates people power

Advocates say Rosemary Williams housing victory elevates people powerVictory for Rosemary Williams!

On July 24, at 9:15 am, the Hennepin County Sheriff's office knocked on the door of Rosemary Williams, 3138 Clinton Ave S, Minneapolis. They handed her an eviction notice, stating that she and her family (including two grandchildren) had to be out of the house by Monday.  Williams, along with the MN Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign and the MN Coalition for People's Bailout, were already prepared with a press conference to announce plans to resist the eviction.

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Congressman Keith Ellison presents his forum on health care disparities in the African-American community

Congressman Ellison and a panel featuring State Representative Bobby Champion, local health care providers and community activists will discuss health issues in the African-American Community.
Participants will discuss higher rates of chronic illnesses in the African-American Community & how to reverse negative trends.

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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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