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Metro Transit seeks input to shape service improvement plan

Metro Transit seeks input to shape service improvement planMetro Transit is asking for customer and community feedback to help develop a 10- to 15-year plan for expansion of its bus system.
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Hennepin County Sheriff's Office hosts winter Hooked on Fishing; Not Drugs event

Hennepin County Sheriff's Office hosts winter Hooked on Fishing; Not Drugs eventThe Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Little Earth, Minnesota DNR, and the Hennepin County Sheriff Foundation, hosted the first ever winterized Hooked on Fishing; Not Drugs event. More than a dozen kids ages 10-14 spent the afternoon ice fishing with deputies and learning the best ways to reel in "a big one." The event took place at Fort Snelling State Park on Snelling Lake.
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OUR STORIES | Debra Stone — Representing North Minneapolis

OUR STORIES | Debra Stone — Representing North MinneapolisNovember 19, 2013

"For us on the North side, we are always pissed off at the media because they say crap about the north side," said Debra Stone. "I never thought of myself as a journalist until I was accepted into this media skills class. I was hung up on the fact that a journalist gets a MA degree from Medill and Columbia and you have to have all of these credentials and get accepted into this small, elite little group."
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Randy Lane Plumbing and sons works with fire artists to reimagine historic building

Randy Lane Plumbing and sons works with fire artists to reimagine historic buildingLike many buildings over a century old, 1501 West Broadway has seen a lot of change over the years.

The two-story building at the corner of Irving Avenue North and West Broadway in north Minneapolis was once a livery stable, grocery store, dance hall, linoleum store and even a roller rink. Since 1979, it has been owner-occupied by Randy Lane and Sons Plumbing and Heating, one of the area's most trusted plumbing businesses.
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2014 MLK Events Calendar

2014 MLK Events CalendarDr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service at MCTC
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life and legacy, and MCTC's Centennial year, we would like to invite you to volunteer with us during our sixth annual MLK Day of Service. Join members of our community for a light breakfast accompanied by inspirational speakers and music followed by volunteering at local nonprofit organizations.
When: Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
Where: MCTC, T Building Plaza and community organizations
Parking: Free parking in the MCTC parking ramp
Event Schedule:
Breakfast served 8–8:45 a.m.
Program at 8:45 a.m.
Volunteer at 10 a.m.
Return to campus by 2 p.m.
Special Guests:
• Reg Chapman, reporter, WCCO-TV
• Sondra Samuels, president and CEO, Northside Achievement Zone
• Deliverance for Youth
• MCTC student spoken word performers
• MCTC civil rights scholars
Check out and register for volunteer opportunities at http://www.minneapolis.edu/MLK-2014
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Thirteen emerging artists selected to participate in John Biggers' Seed Project

Thirteen emerging artists selected to participate in John Biggers' Seed ProjectThe city of Minneapolis and partners Obsidian Arts, Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center, and the University of Minnesota's Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC) announced the selection of 13 mid-career and emerging artists for the John Biggers' Seed Project (Seed).
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The Somali Artifact and Cultural Museum

The Somali Artifact and Cultural MuseumThe Somali Artifact and Cultural Museum, 1516 East Lake Street, at Midtown Global Market, is the only Somali heritage museum in North America. Founder and curator Osman Ali wanted to remind Somali youth where and what they came from.
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