Insight News

Oct 09th


Rep. Bobby Joe Champion introduced measure on alleged felony voter fraud; vetoed by Pawlenty

State Rep. Bobby Joe Champion (DFL – Minneapolis), issued the following statement in response to a report alleging widespread voter fraud among felons:

“A report issued this week by Minnesota Majority claims that many ineligible felons cast ballots in the 2008 election.  While I’m skeptical about the data, I am certainly concerned about anyone voting who is not eligible to vote in Minnesota.  There has been confusion about when and if felons are allowed to vote.  I authored a bill in 2010 that would address these concerns and lay out guidelines.  The bill requires the Secretary of State to develop a comprehensive publication on the voting rights of individuals who have been charged with or convicted of a felony.  This measure was passed on to Governor Pawlenty, who vetoed the bill. 

Feeding Dreams selects Sybil Haydel Morial as Outstanding Mom

Feeding Dreams selects Sybil Haydel Morial as Outstanding MomFeeding Dreams, General Mills platform which celebrates the hero in African American women recently assembled over 70 community leaders at the historic Dooky Chase's Restaurant, representing education and health sectors to celebrate Outstanding Mom recipient Sybil Haydel Morial and to kick-off the Feeding Dreams Get Together initiative in New Orleans.

North Minneapolis neighborhood beat...

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 HNC at 612-529-6033.

Lind Bohnan will hold a board meeting from 7-9pm Wednesday November 2 at the Victory Neighborhood Association office 44th and Osseo Rd.  For more information: Amy Lusebrick 763-561-1616.

North Minneapolis neighborhood beat...



The Jordan Action Community Council will hold their board meeting 6:30-8pm Wednesday October 26 at 2009 James Ave N. For more information: Lynn Riskedal 612 886-4539.


Public Safety Block Club Committee

The Jordan Area Community Council will hold a Public Safety and Block Club Committee meeting 6:30-7:30pm Wednesday October 26th at the JACC house 2009 James Av. N. For more information: Lynn Riskedale 612 886-4539 or


Council members commit to press banks for foreclosure reduction, mediation

Council members commit to press banks for foreclosure reduction, mediationAt a 400-person public meeting Tuesday, six city council members agreed to several community demands to address the housing crisis in St. Paul. All six agreed to take steps to hold banks accountable, including signing onto a letter calling for lenders to engage in best practices for foreclosure prevention.  The meeting, organized by ISAIAH, was held to combat the housing crisis through a platform of policy initiatives around foreclosure mediation, raising vacant home fees, strong zoning policies, and holding banks accountable.

North Minneapolis neighborhood beat...

The Lind-Bohanon Neighborhood Association is celebrating a 10-year anniversary of the Creekview Park Haunted House from 7-9:30pm Friday, October 28, Saturday October 29 and 6-8:30pm Monday October 31 at the Creekview Recreation Center 5001 Humboldt Av. N.  The cost is $5 for kids ages 6 and up, $3 for kids 5 and younger.  For more information: 612 370-4965.

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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