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Facebook officials had internal research in March 2020 showing that Instagram – the social media platform most used by adolescents – is harmful to teen girls’ body image and well-being but swept those findings under the rug to continue conducting business as usual, according to a Sept. 14, 2…

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Wilderness Inquiry, a nonprofit providing equitable access to the outdoors through guided tours and educational programs, returns this year with its annual fundraising event, the Great River Race, aimed to support the Canoemobile program which engages youth in STEM-based opportunities in the…

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Many will remember Friday, June 25, 2021 as the day that Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22.5 years for the Murder of George Floyd, but there was more going on here in Minnesota.  It was also the 88th birthday of Dr. James Meredith who was celebrated at the Minneapolis Machine Shop.  It was a…

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Grow an abundant harvest with some timely garden care.  Arm yourself with a few basic tools, a bit of time and regular visits to the garden throughout the growing season to keep plants healthy and more productive.

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After taking a two-year “gap year” after defending my dissertation, I did the damn near impossible and landed a post-doctoral research position at a top 10 R1 research institution. Well, God did it. But still. I got an academic job in a pandemic. In a year when countless universities are not…

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As a national drug policy consultant working in marijuana equity and sustainability, drug policy reform and harm reduction are my areas of expertise. Due to my experience as former state director for the Drug Policy Alliance in Colorado and three years as a police accountability advocate, I …

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Netflix and Higher Ground, the Obama’s production company, are bringing a puppet-filled kids cooking show to the streaming service. “Waffles + Mochi”, arriving March 16th, will depict Michelle Obama as a supermarket owner who hires two new employees, Waffles and Mochi. These two best friends…

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The U.S. standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. That's an exceedingly odd number. Why was that gauge used? Because that's the way they built them in England, and English expatriates designed the U.S. railroads. Why did the English build them like that? Be…

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The Upper Harbor Terminal Development Project promises an exciting transformation of North Minneapolis, perhaps is most significant physical and economic structure in a generation. It'll shape what we'll become as a community. City leaders call Upper Harbor an equity-driven project. We haven…

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The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a new normal which includes hosting large events online via streaming platforms. The virtual space is now an opportunity for many organizations to creatively and strategically connect with a larger pool of supporters. Online events have, in some cases, ga…

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It has been said that life has treated me harshly and sometimes I have complained in my heart because many pleasures of human experience have been withheld from me.  If much has been denied me, much, very much, has been given me.  Helen Keller (The Miracle Worker)

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The presidential memoirs of Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States, will be published in two volumes. The first volume, titled “A Promised Land”, is scheduled for global release on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, and will be issued simultaneously in 25 languages.

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Hennessy announces additional $1M investment in Unfinished Business, an initiative introduced in June 2020 to help Black, Asian and Latinx owned small businesses with the financial and educational  resources to power through challenges of COVID-19. Unfinished Business was established as a lo…

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Revel Spirits announced that REVEL®, its flagship brand of Avila®, the exciting new category of agave spirits, has taken home a trio of medals at this year’s 2020 Spirit International Prestige (SIP) Awards. REVEL’s reposado and añejo Avila were both awarded platinum medals, while the brand’s…

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Minnesota-based co-owners of Revel Avila, Micah McFarlane and acclaimed chef Hector Ruiz, are reveling over the attention their spirit is receiving around the country. The July issue of The Spirits Business features Revel in a cover story which discusses the rise in popularity of agave spiri…

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After nearly three months of quarantine, millions of Americans are ready to travel – an overnight trip, a weekend getaway, a summer sojourn. With states reopening, that’s now possible, with a caveat. Before coronavirus, few people likely thought twice about staying in a hotel room, rental ho…

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One of the primary rules of celebrating Juneteenth is that you must eat and/or drink something red to honor the blood shed by enslaved Africans. Eating red food can come in many forms from red beans and rice, red velvet cake and fruit like watermelon, strawberries and raspberries. But you re…

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Georgia Fort is an Emmy-nominated media professional with more than 10 years of experience in radio and public television.  

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While the emergency order from Governor Tim Walz prohibits the general public from dining and drinking inside Minnesota bars and restaurants through March 27th, it does allow these businesses to sell food and drink for take-out, delivery and curbside pickup.

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Don’t let the name fool you, the French Hen Café is plating up soul-satisfying meals without the pretenses of haute cuisine. 

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In a moving tribute, the Minnesota Vikings honored 100-year-old World War II veteran Ray Robinson prior to primetime home game at U.S. Bank Stadium.

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They served out of a sense of duty … whether voluntary or mandated … but most importantly, they served with honor.

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The Midtown Phillips Neighborhood Association, Inc. (MPNAI) has issued an open call for visual artists to work with community outreach partners to create public art on utility boxes in the neighborhood. 

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August is National Breastfeeding Month, and peer counselors at Hennepin County Public Health have been working to identify and overcome barriers that women (families, really) of color face to adopt the practice of breastfeeding for babies and moms.

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Local Twin Cities artists Enzyrose, Eyenga Bokamba, Noah Lawrence-Holder, LeShon Lee, and Meadow Gillispie, talk about their reaction to the murder of George Floyd, the trial of Derek Chauvin, and life as a black artist during this time.