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Hennepin County board approves legislative priorities and bonding requests

The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners approved the following projects as priorities for state bonding in 2011:

* Access to I-35W from Lake Street: $6.75 million
* Hennepin County Sherriff’s 911 Communications Facility: $30 million
* The Interchange in downtown Minneapolis (LRT enhancements): $20 million
* Southwest Corridor LRT: $5 million

The board also voted to support two projects led by others:
* Northern Lights Express passenger rail line to Duluth: $5 million
* Minnesota African American Museum and Cultural Center $1.2 million
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Minnesota bridges still at risk

Today, one out of every eleven bridges that motorists in Minnesota cross each day are likely to be deteriorating to some degree; and 8.8 percent of bridges statewide are rated “structurally deficient”...
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Karen Charles launches Threads Dance Project

Karen Charles launches Threads Dance Project Remember how it feels to experience love for the first time, or be disillusioned by the violence we experience daily.  Now an ensemble of 14 dancers uses contemporary ballet to explore the human emoti...
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Holocaust survivor builds African legacy

Holocaust survivor builds African legacyChris Mburu, human rights lawyer with the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, will speak at William Mitchell College of Law, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, on Sunday, April 3, at 1:00 pm.  He will ch...
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Natasha Trethewey

Natasha Trethewey Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey talks about her family's experience on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and how it led to her 2010 book Beyond Katrina (University of Georgia Press), which weaves...
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