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Remembering David Carr
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The steady stream of beeps and bloops and rings began shortly before 10 p.m. last night, and the common message, “Carr died” set off a cavalcade of memories that lasted well into the morning hours. Everyone somewhere has a list of the truly interesting … No tags for this post.

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Rare chance to see George Morrison's sketchbooks at Bockley Gallery
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As the retrospective exhibition of one of Minnesota's greatest artists, Anishinabe artist George Morrison hits the Minnesota History Center this weekend, another exhibition, featuring Morrison's drawings and sketchbooks, opens at the smaller Bockley … No tags for this post.

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Metropolitan Council water plan gets feedback; new plan addresses Twin Cities …
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A new plan aimed at preserving water resources in the metro area is set to begin next month. A public hearing for the Metropolitan Council's Water Resources Management Plan, which is part of a larger 30-year plan, called Thrive MSP 2040, was held … No tags for this post.

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My Dog , My Religion and Me!!
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The grisly video images showing the torture and killing of a dog propelled a hot debate on social media and outcries all over Egypt. The hashtag, #AlHaremStreetDog, was one of the biggest trending on twitter. The debate focused on whether it was the … No tags for this post.

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Tentative agreement reached at eight Twin Cities hospitals
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Aim High: Scholarships and Lao American students In Little Laos on the Prairie this week, an article discusses scholarship opportunities and information for Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) students looking to go to college and why they are so … No tags for this post.

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Fire Destroys Neighborhoods Organizing For Change Office
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Activist group Neighborhoods Organizing For Change is homeless for the moment but still active. A fire destroyed the NOC office and several other buildings on Wednesday morning at 913 West Broadway in Minneapolis. None of NOC's staff were harmed in … No tags for this post.

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Hospital workers picket Allina hospitals, calling for safe staffing levels
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Nearly 1,000 members of SEIU Healthcare Minnesota and supporters walked an informational picket line yesterday at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, calling for safer staffing levels. “I'm here for our patients' quality care as well as for health and safety … No tags for this post.

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Something Was Missing
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“It's a hard knock life for us.” If us means the audience, then yes. Annie is the story of an orphan who wants nothing more than to find a family. In order to get what she wants, she ditches her friends, her dog, and even Mr. Warbucks for a couple who … No tags for […]

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Governor's Appointment Draws Praise and Applause from Local Somali Community
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It's not everyday that a Governor's appointment gets special attention, reception or special interest from local and international media. But then again, it's not everyday that the governor appoints a minimum wage worker to oversee an agency that has … No tags for this post.

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Twins' new season comes with new Black coach
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Aim High: Scholarships and Lao American students In Little Laos on the Prairie this week, an article discusses scholarship opportunities and information for Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) students looking to go to college and why they are so … No tags for this post.

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Black Lives at the Mall of America: the long shadow of history
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In the dock are eleven Black Lives Matter activists fingered by police as the “ringleaders” of a peaceful rally at the Mall of America last December. An additional 25 have been charged as lesser accomplices. The potential ramifications of the case … No tags for this post.

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Refugees in Iowa: How Welcoming Are We, Really?
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Rachel Kinker, Refugee Resettlement Program Manager at Catholic Charities of Des Moines and Phensy Pane, a representative of the Lao-American Association of Iowa. Pane says that when she came to the United States in 1979 as an 11-year-old, her … No tags for this post.

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The real cost of just 'one more stadium'
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The question, “Should I have just one more drink?” can be the difference between actually showing up to the sloppily made brunch plans from the night before and quivering in a bed wet with balmy sweat while clutching a fistful of aspirin. This mistake … No tags for this post.

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Minneapolis Mayor Hodges includes transgender courage in state of the city address
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In the state of the city address on Thursday, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges brought attention to issues facing the city's transgender community and called on all citizens of the city to practice “love and celebration” in interactions with their … No tags for this post.

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Reduce Affordable Housing Need in Three Steps
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This is part 3 of a series on the interaction between the rental housing market and rents. Read part 1, “How I Set Apartment Rents,” and part 2, “Housing Markets? Humbug!“ I've dedicated the last 15 years of my life working on affordable housing policy … No tags for this post.

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