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Dishing up energy, water savings on Lake Street

Dishing up energy, water savings on Lake StreetYou wouldn’t know it as you dine at Lucia’s, chat it up at the Fuji-Ya’s sushi bar, break your fast at Denny’s, or feast on local Mexican at Las Mojarras, but all of these popular restaurants are saving water and energy with every dish, bowl, and glass they wash.

Several restaurants along Lake Street, including those listed above, are installing a free high-efficiency pre-rinse spray valve. Each spray valve will save the restaurants $200–$700 a year in water and energy costs, while making a statement about how restaurants can play a role in energy efficiency in a real way.
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Kids connect, gain life skills at Operation: Military Kids summer camp

Military kids and families from around the state are invited to attend Operation: Military Kids camp this summer. There are currently approximately 17,000 kids in Minnesota who are affected by having a family member deployed.

Operation: Military Kids will offer eight opportunities for youth and families to attend camp this summer. Camps are delivered by University of Minnesota Extension’s 4-H program and other partners to help youth understand the deployment process, cope with the stress of a deployment, build communication skills valuable for a homecoming, and connect with other Military youth.  There is no tuition to attend, but a low program fee will cover the cost of camp t-shirts and other minor expenses.
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HmoobTeen Magazine launches fundraising campaign

HmoobTeen Magazine launches fundraising campaignFor the past 14 years, Hmong American Partnership’s HmoobTeen Magazine has been the premier publication for Hmong teens to speak and be heard. The magazine has published stories of the struggles and accomplishments of today’s teens and challenged teens to think beyond their own realities with themes such as power, crime and punishment, the melting pot of America and many more. More importantly, it has decreased the sense of isolation among Hmong teens. With more than 20,000 readers per issue, this free magazine has reached out to Hmong teens across the nation.
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County honored with economic development award

The Minnesota Association of Professional County Economic Developers has awarded Hennepin County the 2010 Outstanding Economic Development Effort Award for the relocation and expansion of the energy technology company Open Systems International (OSI).  OSI, whose main offices are located in Plymouth, is building a new 100,000-square-foot facility at the intersection of Highway 55 and Arrowhead Drive in Medina.
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Hennepin County board approves legislative priorities and bonding requests

The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners approved the following projects as priorities for state bonding in 2011:

* Access to I-35W from Lake Street: $6.75 million
* Hennepin County Sherriff’s 911 Communications Facility: $30 million
* The Interchange in downtown Minneapolis (LRT enhancements): $20 million
* Southwest Corridor LRT: $5 million

The board also voted to support two projects led by others:
* Northern Lights Express passenger rail line to Duluth: $5 million
* Minnesota African American Museum and Cultural Center $1.2 million
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Minnesota bridges still at risk

Today, one out of every eleven bridges that motorists in Minnesota cross each day are likely to be deteriorating to some degree; and 8.8 percent of bridges statewide are rated “structurally deficient” according to government standards.
 
A new report from Transportation from America released on March 22 shows that Minnesota ranks 34th nationally in terms of the overall condition of the state’s bridges, with one being the worst, 51 being the best. The report includes a list of the most heavily used structurally deficient bridges in Minnesota, ranked by average annual daily traffic (ADT) counts. Nine of the ten bridges on the list are in Ramsey or Hennepin County.
 
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Karen Charles launches Threads Dance Project

Karen Charles launches Threads Dance ProjectRemember how it feels to experience love for the first time, or be disillusioned by the violence we experience daily.  Now an ensemble of 14 dancers uses contemporary ballet to explore the human emotions of love, despair and hope.  Threads Dance Project’s inaugural performance ‘…But the greatest of these is love’ will premiere at The Lab Theater in Minneapolis’ Warehouse District for two performances April 1–2, 2011 at 8 pm.

Music ranging from Donny Hathaway to Vitamin String Quartet is used to illuminate the beauty and tragedy of the human condition; reminding audiences that despite differences in appearance and experience, there are common threads that bind us all.
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