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The Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery (MAAHMG) is bringing together amazing artists to paint "Black Lives Matter" on the street on Plymouth Avenue in support of the movement for racial justice sparked by the killing of George Floyd.

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The 2020 primary election kicked off on June 26 with the start of absentee voting. This year, Hennepin County is emphasizing the ability to vote by mail to ensure all eligible residents can safely participate during the COVID-19

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Robert Horace Johnson, 90 of Minneapolis died June 20, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife Alene Johnson and daughter Penny Webb. He is survived by daughters, Valerie Hutchinson, June Johnson, Robbin McLaurin, and Ramona McCree. Visitation is Thursday, June 25 at 10 AM with the funera…

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Former North Minneapolis legislator the Rev. Randolph "Randy" Staten  impacted Minnesota as a whole. He was the first African American legislator from the city of Minneapolis representing House District 57B (now 59B). Staten served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1981 to 1987. 

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Comcast has extended their offer to provide 60 days of free internet service to new, eligible customers through the company’s Internet Essentials program. Originally set to expire on June 30, the free offer will now be available through the end of this year. As a reminder, Internet Essential…

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Each year on June 19th, thousands across the nation celebrate Juneteenth. The African American holiday is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.  On June 19 in 1865, the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galv…

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Governor Tim Walz today signed Executive Order 20-69 modifying and extending the temporary nighttime Minneapolis and St. Paul curfew through Wednesday morning to provide safety for Minnesota residents from individuals who have engaged in unlawful and dangerous activity in recent days and thr…

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The Organizers of the The Great Minnesota Get-Together announced today that the annual end-of-Summer event will not be held in 2020. The announcement came this morning following a meeting of the board of managers of the Minnesota State Agricultural Society, which governs the Minnesota State …

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One of the first testing labs in the state to offer COVID-19 testing has expanded to more clinic locations and is now supporting testing in long-term care, shelter and other settings by deploying teams of paramedics and nurses to do onsite collection. This expansion is vitally important to b…

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As the state continues to make progress in preparing for the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Tim Walz today extended the stay home order in Minnesota until May 18.

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Governor Tim Walz, representatives of the state’s health care delivery systems, the Mayo Clinic, and the University of Minnesota (U of M) today announced a breakthrough for rapid, widespread testing of COVID-19 in Minnesota. Standing together at the State’s Emergency Operations Center, they …

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Attorney General Keith Ellison issued a warning to Minnesotans to avoid potential charity scams related to COVID-19. With the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rising in Minnesota, there is a risk that scammers will try to prey on the generosity of Minnesota donors by tricking them into don…

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Service changes will take effect on Wednesday, March 25, as Metro Transit continues to support efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 while serving those who must make essential trips and who have no other options than to take transit.

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First, we would like to extend a hearty thank you to the community for the care residents are showing one another as we all work together to stay healthy. Second, we at NRRC would also like to thank you for your patience as we navigate our new community engagement landscape.  NRRC will conti…

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The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) today announced that due to a national shortage of COVID-19 laboratory testing materials, the state is forced to make adjustments to its testing criteria to focus on the highest priority specimens, including hospitalized patients. Health care workers …

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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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State Rep. Mohamud Noor (DFL – Minneapolis), Sen. Kari Dziedzic (DFL – Minneapolis), Housing Finance and Policy Chair Alice Hausman (DFL – St. Paul), Hassanen Mohamed, who is the family member of fire victim Nadifa Mohamud, and former State Fire Marshall Tom Brace presented legislation to re…