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Hispanic and women farmers claim discrimination

WASHINGTON – As part of continued efforts to close the chapter on allegations that discrimination occurred at USDA in past decades, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Assistant Attorney General Tony West last week announced the establishment of a process to resolve the claims of Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who assert that they were discriminated against when seeking USDA farm loans.
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Brooklyn Park mourns loss of Steve Lampi

Brooklyn Park mourns loss of Steve LampiSteve Lampi brought a strong resolve and quiet determination to his two-plus terms as Mayor of Brooklyn Park. It was with those same qualities that he fought his own personal battle against cancer in recent weeks, telling his family and residents “his passion for life will carry him through.”

Surrounded by his family, Mayor Lampi succumbed to the disease Saturday, less than four weeks after first learning of his surprise diagnosis.

“Steve was a strong leader for our community,” said Mike Trepanier, Central District Council Member and now the acting mayor. “He presided with dignity always and treated everyone with fairness and respect. Beyond his role as mayor, he was a good friend. I will miss him dearly.”
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The Grand Finale

The Grand FinaleFamily members and friends last week bid adieu in grand style to their beloved, Nellie Ruth Brown, in services at True Vine Missionary Baptist Church, 2639 Thomas Avenue N. in Minneapolis, and in an elegant funerary procession to the burial site. She died at home on February 19, 2011, in the company of family and friends.

In tribute to a regal soul, the funeral procession followed a horse drawn funeral carriage from the church at Thomas and West Broadway, down West Broadway en route to Crystal Lake Cemetery for internment.
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Connecting Capitol with Community

State Rep. Rena Moran (DFL – St. Paul) announced the following meetings in March to connect Capitol with Community. Moran invites members of the public to attend collaborative discussions with community leaders on the important issues that will affect our state’s future.

Monday, March 7th
Rondo Library, 461 N. Dale St.
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Topics: Education and Health Care 
Special Guests: Dr. Brenda Cassellius, Minnesota Commissioner of Education, Rep. Nora Slawik, Former Chair of Early Childhood Education
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Connecting Capitol with Community

State Rep. Rena Moran (DFL – St. Paul) announced the following meetings in March to connect Capitol with Community. Moran invites members of the public to attend collaborative discussions with community leaders on the important issues that will affect our state’s future.

Monday, March 7th
Rondo Library, 461 N. Dale St.
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Topics: Education and Health Care 
Special Guests: Dr. Brenda Cassellius, Minnesota Commissioner of Education, Rep. Nora Slawik, Former Chair of Early Childhood Education
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Connecting Capitol with Community

State Rep. Rena Moran (DFL – St. Paul) announced the following meetings in March to connect Capitol with Community. Moran invites members of the public to attend collaborative discussions with community leaders on the important issues that will affect our state’s future.

Monday, March 7th
Rondo Library, 461 N. Dale St.
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Topics: Education and Health Care 
Special Guests: Dr. Brenda Cassellius, Minnesota Commissioner of Education, Rep. Nora Slawik, Former Chair of Early Childhood Education
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Northeast resident’s appeal halts waste facility development

Northeast resident’s appeal halts waste facility developmentThe controversial City-County waste transfer station and household hazardous collection facility proposed in Northeast Minneapolis has hit a major roadblock. A group of Northeast Minneapolis residents appealed a decision of the City’s Zoning Administrator, effectively halting the planning for a proposed waste transfer facility at 340 NE 27th Avenue until the appeal runs its course.
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