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Nov 26th

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Turning Point and North Memorial enter into unique partnership

Turning Point and North Memorial enter into unique partnershipIn an effort to better care for those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction, North Memorial Health Care and Turning Point have partnered to provide care for those in north Minneapolis.

With emergency room wait times up to two hours at North Memorial – attributed to the high number overdoses and those in need of detoxification – officials with the hospital said they needed to look into other ways to care for all in need. To that end, now many of those needing treatment for their addictions will be cared for at Turning Point, 1500 Golden Valley Rd.
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Political, cultural Ebola in our community

Political, cultural Ebola in our communityOn the one hand, it's simply Politics 101 ... throw mud on the other fellow, and kick him when he's down.

If you don't have a solution, or even a clue, criticize the other guy's solution. Throw enough stuff on the wall in hope that something will stick. And if it doesn't, it's ok because you've done the damage by creating public mistrust, doubt, skepticism and paralysis.
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Bringing down the 'House' courtesy of the Ordway

Bringing down the 'House' courtesy of the OrdwayAssociate Editor, Afrodescendientes

The place called the "House" is the Marcus Garvey House in north Minneapolis – home to Insight News, a subsidiary company of McFarlane Media Interests, Inc.
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Political campaigns should not ignore Minnesota's ethnic media

Political campaigns should not ignore Minnesota's ethnic mediaMinnesota Multicultural Media Consortium (MMMC) directors challenge campaigns

America is steeped in yet another contentious election cycle and Minnesota is no exception.
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Celebrate civil rights on November 4th

Celebrate civil rights on November 4thEarlier this month the Supreme Court launched another in a series of attacks on the voting rights of all Americans.

The court allowed Texas's controversial new voter ID law to stand, a decision that will restrict the voices of African Americans, Latinos, seniors, the poor and students.
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The Family Place launches Montessori program

The Family Place launches Montessori programThe Family Place (244 E.10th St., Saint Paul), the only day shelter for homeless families in Ramsey County, is finally getting into gear their long-awaited Montessori program, all thanks to the generosity of 10-year-old Bella Lauer.
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Your right to remain silent

Your right to remain silentMost people are aware that, in certain circumstances, the police must inform you: "You have the right to remain silent." What too many people do not understand is that you have this right, whether the officer tells you about it or not. As a result, in too many criminal cases, the defendant's own words become the key to his conviction. In our practice we have seen too many cases in which the evidence we believe clenched a guilty verdict came from the defendant's own words in statements to the police, text messages, or jail phone calls.
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Voting Information Project

2014 General Election
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Hennepin County calls for the Washington, D.C. football team to change its name

Hennepin County calls for the Washington, D.C. football team to change its nameThe Hennepin County board passed a resolution calling for the Washington, D.C. football team to drop its name in favor of one that is not racist and derogatory.
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We must vote! Open letter to my people

We must vote! Open letter to my peopleMy dear Community,

I am writing to you again because we Must Vote on November 4, 2014.
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Housing segregation played role in Ferguson tragedy

Housing segregation played role in Ferguson tragedyWASHINGTON (NNPA) – The shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teenager, in Ferguson, Mo. Darren Wilson, a White police officer, was as much as the product a century of housing segregation spurred by federal, state and local policies as longstanding tension between Blacks and police, according to a new report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI).
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