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May 26th

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Twin Cities RISE! Board of Directors elects new board members

Twin Cities RISE! (TCR!) elected two new board members, Sarah Walker and Gabrielle Parish during the April 28, 2011 Board of Directors meeting.

Sarah Walker is the Chief Operating Officer at 180 Degrees, Inc., an organization that helps formerly incarcerated individuals re-enter the community. She has spent the last 10+ years in criminal justice, working at the Center for Court Innovation and Youth Justice Funding Collaborative in New York, NY, and the Council on Crime and Justice in Minneapolis. Sarah graduated from Carleton College with a BA and is a Ph.D. student in American Politics and Methods of Political Research at the University of Minnesota. She also founded the MN Second Chance Coalition.
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Burglary, fraud in the wake of Sunday's tornado

The Minneapolis Police Department 4th Precinct has noted an increase in burglary in the areas hardest hit by the May 22nd tornado.   Two distinct MOs have been reported. In some cases burglars are kic...
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City-owned vacant lots available for community gardens

The City of Minneapolis has 12 vacant lots available for qualifying groups to lease for community gardens. The Community Garden Pilot Program began in 2010 with 18 lots to help make Minneapolis more b...
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Turning guns into art

Turning guns into art Deseria Galloway of the Twin Cities Anti-Violence Coalition and Wellspring Second Chance Center is one of the few dedicated community members who is committed to keeping the Twin Cities safe. “The Twi...
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City approves operator of new bike walk center in north Minneapolis

Center will help increase access to biking and walking in the area

A proposal by Redeemer Center for Life to operate a new bike walk center in north Minneapolis that will help improve access to, and af...
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