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Sep 17th

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How colored colony came to Fergus Falls

How colored colony came to Fergus FallsI had to share with you the article and a little bit about our weekend reunion in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. It was powerful. There were 90 descendants of 8 families that came to Fergus Falls around 1897. In 1897 there were 85 Blacks that came to Fergus Falls. The 90 represented several generations – from babies to Dorothy Parsons who is 91 years old and was born and raised in Fergus.

The presentation at the Historical Society that Friday was informational, interesting and enlightening. Many people were able to recognize for the Historical Society people in the pictures as well as correct some of the information they had. We searched articles and the archives and found a lot of information we did not know. For the reception that evening we invited white residents who may have known some of the Black families and any current Black residents living in Fergus.
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Ethiopians celebrate Holy Days

Ethiopians celebrate Holy Days Choir members from the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church of Our Savior in Minneapolis sang their traditional praises in Amharic, the Ethiopian national language, and in Ge’ez, the Ethiopian Orthodox ...
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Inspiring the dreams of North Minneapolis cooks

Inspiring the dreams of North Minneapolis cooksJust in time for the Holidays Catalyst Community Partners has opened up its Kindred Kitchen to let Minneapolis’ Northside community sample some of its flavor. On November 11th, community members and p...
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Program provides lifeline for older foster kids

Program provides lifeline for older foster kidsThe transition to adulthood can be a bumpy road for young people, and family support is often a critical lifeline. But for foster kids who have aged out of the system, the transition is even harder, a...
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Youth, engagement, philanthropy fund launched

The Minneapolis Foundation and the Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board (YCB) are engaging young people to help address youth violence, through the launch of a new (612)

YEP (Youth Engagement Philanthr...
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