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Sep 02nd

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Minneapolis approves $15.4-Million Foreclosure Plan with Economic-Recovery Funds Funding will continue housing-recovery efforts

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak today approved a spending plan passed by the City Council last Friday to use $15,424,156 in federal Neighborhood Stabilization funds to continue work underway to stabilize and rebuild communities heavily affected by mortgage foreclosures. The funds come from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
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Winter parking restrictions end in Minneapolis: Drivers should continue to follow posted parking signs

Effective immediately, Minneapolis has lifted the Winter Parking Restrictions that were put in place last month. The restrictions went into effect on Feb. 11 after snow accumulations narrowed many streets, making it difficult for fire trucks, ambulances, and other emergency vehicles to navigate in some neighborhoods. Limiting parking to one side of many city streets created more reliable access for emergency responses.
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Free tax preparation at Sabathani Community Center

Sabathani Community Center will be preparing free tax returns every Saturday through the end of the tax season for people with low to moderate incomes.  Generally, service is available to families with an annual income of $45,000 or less and individuals with $30,000 or less.  This is a walk in service .
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Noted basketball coach Ken Carter to speak at St. Thomas Feb. 23

Noted basketball coach Ken Carter to speak at St. Thomas Feb. 23St. Paul, Minn. -- A coach who became famous for locking his undefeated high school basketball team out of the gym because of poor grades will speak later this month at the University of St. Thomas.
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KFAI Public Radio's Gubernatorial Forum Series

Join KFAI for a series of live, on-air gubernatorial forums beginning February 8 from 6-7 PM on the KFAI Evening News. Co-hosts Bob Hines and Marty Owings will moderate the first forum featuring DFLers Margaret Anderson Kelliher, John Marty and Tom Rukavina; Independents Rob Hahn and Tom Horner; and Republicans Tom Emmer, Bill Haas, and Marty Seifert.
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Haiti - Africa - Descent - Ancestry

Haiti - Africa - Descent - AncestryHaiti - Africa - Descent - Ancestry
By Lue Bratton Lampley


Asking myself why
A voice spoke to me
God has chosen people
To carry the cross and bear the pain
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Willard Homewood Organization hosts monthly meeting

Willard Homewood Organization’s January monthly meeting will be 6-6:45pm this Thursday, January 28, 2010, at NorthPoint Regional Center, 14th at Penn Avenue North. The agenda includes a presentation by 5th Ward Council Member Don Samuels on West Broadway business development initiatives, a presentation by Paul Baukinight on his proposal to Minneapolis Public Schools to build a new district headquarters at Penn and Plymouth on the  vacant former McDonald’s Restaurant lot, and the Homewood Design Competition for the NE corner of Plymouth and Sheridan in North Minneapolis.
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