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Jul 28th

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New 35W bridge to go “pink” on eve of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk

A bright beautiful pink hue will resonate from the new 35 bridge in Minneapolis, Friday, October 14, as a kickoff  to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk that will be held the next morning. The lights are programmed to go on at 6PM Friday and glow throughout the night. Combined with the Ryan Co. and Capella Tower’s pink halo, the effect is expected to create a memorable evening Minneapolis skyline for breast cancer awareness.
 
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North Minneapolis neighborhood beat...

Shingle Creek
The Shingle Creek Neighborhood Association (SCNA) will hold a board meeting 6:30-8pm Tuesday, October 11.  Residents discuss activities, projects and events in the neighborhood. All meetings are free and open to the public.  For more information, Amy Luesebrick 763-561-1616 or scan@stribmail.com
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2010 Census shows Black population has highest concentration in the South

People who reported as both Black and White more than doubled
The U.S. Census Bureau released today a 2010 Census brief, The Black Population: 2010, that shows 14 percent of all people in the United States identified as black, either alone or in combination with one or more other races. In 2010, 55 percent of the black population lived in the South, and 105 Southern counties had a black population of 50 percent or higher.

Of the total U.S. population of 308.7 million on April 1, 2010, 38.9 million people, or 13 percent, identified as black alone. In addition, 3.1 million people, or 1 percent, reported as black in combination with one or more other races. Together, these two groups comprise the black alone-or-in-combination population and totaled 42.0 million.
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Minneapolis Parks Board seeks public input

Minneapolis Parks Board seeks public inputSeptember 21—The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board unanimously passed a resolution to conduct a 45-day public comment period, before making further decisions on the largest riverfront planning project in the country. Later this year, the board will debate which priority projects to pursue in the MR|DI (The Minneapolis Riverfront | Development Initiative).
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North Minneapolis neighborhood beat...

Shingle Creek
The Shingle Creek Neighborhood Association (SCNA) will hold a board meeting 6:30-8pm Tuesday, October 11.  Residents discuss activities, projects and events in the neighborhood. All meetings are free and open to the public.  For more information, Amy Luesebrick 763 561-1616 or scan@stribmail.com
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Good jobs for Minnesotans can be found in work that needs doing

Good jobs for Minnesotans can be found in work that needs doingMinnesotans calling for the creation of good jobs highlighted work that needs doing as an immediate source of employment at the 10th Avenue SE Bridge  unfurled a fifteen by twenty foot banner that read "Fix this! Put America back to work."

The group, Minnesotans for a Fair Economy called for local politicians to look at the state’s structurally insufficient bridges, instead of more tax cuts for corporations, as a way to create jobs.
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25 Twin Cities area historic places compete for $1 million in preservation grants on Facebook

25 Twin Cities area historic places compete for $1 million in preservation grants on Facebook25 Twin Cities historic places have been chosen by American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation to participate in the 2011 Partners in Preservation program, a community-based program that will bring $1 million in preservation grants to historic places in the Twin Cities.

Through this partnership, American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation seek to increase the public’s awareness of the importance of historic preservation in the United States and to preserve America’s historic and cultural places. The Partners in Preservation program also seeks to inspire long-term support from local citizens for the historic sites at the heart of their communities.
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