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Jul 06th


Xcel Energy’s 2nd Annual Day of Caring

Xcel Energy’s 2nd Annual Day of CaringAs part of Xcel Energy’s 2013 Day of Caring, more than 500 Xcel Energy employees, family members, retirees and friends volunteered at more than a dozen nonprofit organizations in Minnesota. Xcel Energy’s employees have a long history of giving back to the communities it serve as they donated more than 20,000 hours in 2012. In the photo, Xcel Energy employees work in the Lyndale Park Gardens for the Minneapolis Parks & Recreation Department. (Photo credit: Xcel Energy)


Market bucks, EBT purchases make Farmers Markets accessible

Market bucks, EBT purchases make Farmers Markets accessibleMinneapolis Farmers Markets accept EBT purchases and participate in the Market Bucks (matching) program; leaders in a growing trend seen across Minnesota

As we experience the abundance of the harvest in Minnesota, farmers markets are at their most lively. In Minneapolis, nine farmers markets have purposefully worked to ensure all community members have access to their dizzying variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, local breads, honey and more. Thanks to a collaborative effort between these markets, the Minnesota Department of Human Services and the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross), low-income Minnesotans who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) can use their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards to purchase affordable and healthy food at farmers markets in every corner of the city, from West Broadway to Fulton.

Inaccurate Strib story hurts business

Inaccurate Strib story hurts businessUnfortunately on Monday, July 29, a young man was shot in the block where my barbershop is located. Eddie's Barber Shop is located at 4301 4th Ave. S. in Minneapolis. Although the shop was closed at the time and, of course, the shooting had nothing to do with my business, I spent considerable time answering questions from the police and the media.

Free trees available to North Minneapolis residents affected by May 2011 tornado

Free trees available to North Minneapolis residents affected by May 2011 tornadoStarting immediately, residents of north Minneapolis whose properties were affected by the May 2011 tornado may have up to two free trees planted on their property by Tree Trust, a local nonprofit organization specializing in youth employment training and environmental stewardship in the Twin Cities.

Maya Moore hosting summer youth basketball clinic

Maya Moore hosting summer youth basketball clinicOlympian and Lynx basketball star partners with YWCA of Minneapolis

The YWCA of Minneapolis is gearing up for a youth basketball clinic at the Midtown location on August 1 from 2-4 p.m. for girls and boys between the ages 6-12. The clinic will feature Maya Moore, a gold medal Olympian and star forward with Minnesota Lynx. Moore will speak with youth and help lead them through several fundamental drills, including ball handling, shooting and defense. All skill levels are welcome.

West Broadway Farmers Market

West Broadway Farmers MarketMarket Staff - Your 2013 West Broadway Farmers Market staff greet visitors each Friday from 3-7pm through October. Pictured l-r: Matthew McGlory, Serena Xiong, Alicia Uzarek, Raul Molina, Julie Her and Yvonne Moore.

Mortenson/Thor to hold information sessions around Minnesota for new Multi-Purpose Stadium

Mortenson/Thor to hold information sessions around Minnesota for new Multi-Purpose StadiumThe new Minnesota Multi-Purpose Stadium Construction Manager, Mortenson Construction, will be holding information sessions with project partner Thor Construction around the state to provide an overview of the project including introducing the project team, reviewing the project schedule and explaining the procurement opportunities and timeline. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority and the Minnesota Vikings announced today that the information sessions will be held in Minneapolis, Rochester, Duluth and Mankato.
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