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Feb 13th


Chamblis leads Blue Line transit discussion

Chamblis leads Blue Line transit discussionConstruction on the Light Rail Bottineau Transitway Blue Line Extension is set to begin in 2018, continuing from Minneapolis through Golden Valley, Crystal, Robbinsdale, Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park. The transitway project, estimated to cost about a billion dollars is likely to have billions more in future investments and economic development for neighborhoods along its corridor.

Over 50,000 African Americans and other communities of color reside in these cities, yet few have had an opportunity to weigh in and benefit from projects and policies that directly impact their lives. The African American Leadership Forum (AALF) and Northwest Community Building (NWCB) are conducting a rigorous campaign to ensure that African Americans have an opportunity to learn about the impending project, and offer input for designing neighborhood plans.

Healing police community relations

Healing police community relationsThe Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, Richfield Police and Bloomington Police partnered to hold a community conversation about the relationship between the community and police departments.

The Oct. 18 conversation started with a moment of silence for Aitkin County Sheriff's Deputy Steven Sandburg, shot and killed earlier that morning in St. Cloud.

Appetite for Change gets federal grant

Appetite for Change gets federal grantAppetite for Change, a non-profit organization that uses food as a tool for promoting social change in Minneapolis communities, was awarded more than $374,000 in federal grant money from the United States Department of Agriculture.

Ujamaa Place honors Justice Alan Page

Ujamaa Place honors Justice Alan PageRetired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page received the Ujamaa Place Leadership Award during a breakfast fundraiser Oct. 8 at St. Paul Holiday Inn.

But the day was not just about Page. JD Steele and his brother, Fred Steele, challenged the audience with the Teddy Pendergrass lyrics, "Wake up everybody, no more sleeping in bed." Ujamaa Place participants stood at the mic harmonizing background on the vocals.

'Way to Happiness' booklets distributed in north Minneapolis on Oct. 16

'Way to Happiness' booklets distributed in north Minneapolis on Oct. 16MAD DADS, the Minneapolis North Community High School football team, and The Way to Happiness Foundation are teaming up on Friday, Oct. 16 to distribute up to 3,000 "The Way to Happiness" booklets in north Minneapolis.

Seven fall fire prevention tips

Seven fall fire prevention tipsOct. 4-10 was National Fire Prevention Week, here are some fall fire safety tips from the Minneapolis Fire Department:

McDonald's serving all day breakfast nationwide

McDonald's serving all day breakfast nationwideThe All Day Breakfast Menu at McDonald's is here. Say goodbye to the traditional notion of breakfast. 10:30 a.m. will no longer be the end of breakfast. Lunch, snack, dinner, late night – it's time for Hotcakes at whenever o'clock.
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