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Cleveland
The Cleveland Neighborhood Association will hold a neighborhood board meeting 7-8pm January 23rd at Lucy Craft Laney 3330 Penn Ave. N. due to the Martin Luther King Holiday originally scheduled for January 16. For more information: Debbie Nelson, 612-588-1155 or can@clevelandneighborhood.org
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GED Classes
Sumner Library, located at 611 Van White Memorial Blvd. is now accepting enrollment for GED classes. A ten-dollar registration fee is required for material expense. All classes however are free. The classes are held mornings from 10:00am-noon and evenings from 6:30-8:30pm Monday through Thursday. For more information: 612-377-5399.
 

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Minnesota Somalis rally against suspension of money transfers

Minnesota Somalis rally against suspension of money transfers

A major bank in Minneapolis has closed the accounts of companies wiring money to Somalia from their U.S.-based families, creating a crisis for Somalis who depend on the U.S. funds.

Minnesota, home to the largest Somali-American population in the U.S., reportedly sends about $100 million back home each year, according to the U.S. Treasury. Several hundred Somali-Americans rallied in Peavey Park last week to protest the action.
 

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Death of Terrell Mayes, Jr.: "The fierce urgency of NOW"

 

OPEN LETTER TO THE COMMUNITY

Yesterday, in the hustle and bustle of starting a new year, our community paused to bury 3 year-old Terrell Mayes, Jr., the innocent toddler who was killed by a stray bullet in his own home just two days after Christmas. We at the Minneapolis Urban League extend our condolences to the entire family of young Terrell.

The death of this baby particularly stirred me as I am the father of a 3-year-old son who happened to celebrate his birthday yesterday. As I reflected on the dichotomy of the day, I struggled to understand the lack of progress we seem to have made in transforming our community.

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North Minneapolis neighborhood beat...

Cleveland
The Cleveland Neighborhood Association will hold a neighborhood board meeting 7-8pm January 23rd board meeting at Lucy Craft Laney 3330 Penn Ave. N. due to the Martin Luther King Holiday originally scheduled for January 16.  For more information: Debbie Nelson, 612-588-1155 or can@clevelandneighborhood.org
can@clevelandneighborhood.org

GED Classes
Sumner Library, located at 611 Van White Memorial Blvd. is now accepting enrollment for GED classes.  A ten-dollar registration fee is required for material expense. All classes however are free.  The classes are held mornings from 10:00am-noon and evenings from 6:30-8:30pm Monday through Thursday.  For more information: 612-377-5399.
 

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Kyle Thomas to lead Civil Division for Ramsey County Attorney’s Office

Kyle Thomas to lead Civil Division for Ramsey County Attorney’s Office

Ramsey County Attorney John Choi has appointed Kyle M. Thomas to serve as the new Director of the Civil Division for the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office. Prior to his appointment, Thomas served as Corporate Counsel for Home Services of America, Inc., an affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway and parent company of Edina Realty.

“Kyle brings a strong desire to serve the public and make a difference in our community,” said Ramsey County Attorney John Choi.  “He believes that he can translate his skills and experiences for the public good and to help others succeed. I am confident that he will do this, and so much more.”

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North Minneapolis neighborhood beat...

Victory
The Victory Neighborhood Association will host a board meeting 7-9pm Wednesday, January 4 at 2200 44th Ave. N.  For more information: Debbie Nelson, 612-529-9558 or info@victoryneighborhood.org

Lind-Bohanon
The Lind-Bohanon Neighborhood Association will hold a board meeting Thursday January 5 at Shingle Creek Commons 4600 Humboldt Ave. N.  For more information, Amy Luesenbrink 763-561-1616 or LindBohanonNA@aol.com

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North Minneapolis neighborhood beat...

Hawthorne Huddle
Again this year a theme schedule for the Hawthorne Huddle will be followed, starting the year off with a focus on the topic of health and wellness.  We will hear from representatives of organizations whose goal is to help residents of the North Side become and stay healthy.  Please come and learn more about these valuable community resources.  The Hawthorne Huddle will be held from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room at Farview Park, 621 29th Avenue North.  A continental breakfast will be available at 7:15 a.m.  

Interested in Joining or Leading a Block Club in Hawthorne?
Crime statistics go down drastically in the community when Hawthorne has active, responsible residents looking out for one another. There is training available to learn what to look for when monitoring the neighborhood, tips for staying safe, etc. Please call the Hawthorne Neighborhood Council at 612-529-6033.

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