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Nov 30th


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.

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

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.

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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