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Dec 19th

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Immigration: The key to Minnesota growth and prosperity

While anti-immigrant attention is being drawn to events in Arizona and inflammatory comments are being made by politicians in other states, Minnesota lawmakers and state officials are receiving a study on their desks that makes these sober assessments: 

We depend on immigration in Minnesota. Our state economy and quality of life will become even more dependent on immigration in the coming decade.

These points generally summarize the findings of Prof. Katherine Fennelly, an immigration and public policy expert at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute, and graduate student Anne Huart. They've researched and written a comprehensive report: "2010: The Economic Impact of Immigrants in Minnesota," that is now being printed and distributed to state officials by a grant from the Northwest Area Foundation.
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Author William Kent Krueger at Hopkins Center for the Arts

Author William Kent Krueger at Hopkins Center for the Arts
The Library Foundation of Hennepin County presents best-selling author William Kent Krueger lecturing 7:30pm Thursday, May 13 and 11am Friday, May 14 at the Hopkins Center for the Arts, 111 Mainstreet...
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Singers, actors, dancers - CAP 21 Tisch School of the Arts hold pre-college audition workshop

Vernon Goodman, Director of Admissions & Recruitment at CAP 21 Tisch School of the Arts will be in Minneapolis on Wednesday, May 5th, at 4:00-6:00pm, for a FREE musical theatre, pre-college auditi...
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Girl Scouts discover, connect and take action at luncheon

Girl Scouts discover, connect and take action at luncheon On Thursday, April 8, 2010, The Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys held its second annual Women of Distinction Luncheon which celebrated seven women who have shown extraordinary cour...
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Regional transit system ranks high in efficiency


Over the last seven years, the Metropolitan Council has had considerable success in expanding our regional transit system and growing ridership.

We’ve opened our first light rail line in the Hiawatha c...
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