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  1. Cub Foods to distribute 1,500 Thanksgiving meals to families in need on Tuesday, Nov. 24Read the original story

    Nov 23, 2015 | Insight News

    As Minnesotans gear up for the traditional Thanksgiving meal this week, thousands of the state's residents will struggle to put any food on the table for the holiday. To help address that need, Cub Foods will distribute 1,500 free turkey meals to formerly homeless families and clients of People Serving People, Simpson Housing Services, Project for Pride in Living and St. Stephen's Human Services in Minneapolis on Tuesday, Nov. 24. The fifth annual "Unity in Community" event will take place at People Serving Peoples' facility located at 614 3rd Street South in downtown Minneapolis.

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  2. OutFront Minnesota announces LGBTQ winnersRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2015 | Insight News

    The awards will be presented on Saturday, Nov. 21, at International Market Square, 275 Market St., Minneapolis, during the stage program at OutFront's annual gala. This year's theme is Dare to Be Powerful.

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  3. Tomas Fernandez Robaina: Leading authority on Afro-Cuban experienceRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2015 | Insight News

    One of Cuba's leading authorities on the Afro-Cuban experience will speak in the Twin Cities this coming Friday and Saturday. Tomas Fernandez Robaina, author of many books and articles on the history of the African presence in Cuba, will make two presentations, one at the University of Minnesota on Friday, Nov. 13 and the other at Sabathani Community Center, 310 E. 38th St., Minneapolis, the following day, Nov. 14. The theme of both talks is, "The Complexity of the Struggle of African Descendants in Cuba Today."

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  4. Cookie Cart honors Xcel Energy with 2015 Sister Jean Community...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2015 | Insight News

    Cookie Cart, the nonprofit north Minneapolis bakery that employs and empowers teens, has named Xcel Energy the recipient of the 2015 Sister Jean Community Service Award. The award was presented to Jim Altman from Xcel Energy at the seventh annual Cookie Cart Chefs' Dinner on Oct. 25. Cookie Cart presents the Sister Jean Community Service Award each year to an exceptional community partner in appreciation of its role in helping Cookie Cart fulfill its mission and goals.

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  5. Negro sectionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2015 | Insight News

    A 1935 Minneapolis Planning Area Designations map outlined clear housing boundaries to separate the community by race and income, but some are alleging the same is being done today throughout the Twin Cities. According to a reproduction of the 1935 map, areas throughout Minneapolis were designated as "slum - Negro section" or "slum - foreign born."

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  6. A collaborative approach to job growthRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2015 | Insight News

    This article is the first in a series by members of the Northside Job Creation Team, a business-focused community partnership coordinated by the city of Minneapolis, Minneapolis Public Schools and the University of Minnesota Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center, aimed at bringing 1,000 sustainable wage jobs to north Minneapolis by 2018. In 2012 the Northside Job Creation Team was created in response to a clear deficit of living-wage jobs and a large employment disparity in north Minneapolis.

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  7. 100 Black Men Strong hopes to show Black male Henry students they are in their cornerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2015 | Insight News

    That is the message many hope will be conveyed on Friday, Nov. 6, at Patrick Henry High School in north Minneapolis as an estimated 100 Black male volunteers converge on the school to directly engage with Black male students. The event mirrors a similar session that took place last year at Henry, but last year's event was a district program presented through the Minneapolis Public School's office of Equity and Diversity.

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  8. 'Downtown: Minneapolis in the 1970s,' opens at Mill City MuseumRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2015 | Insight News

    The new exhibit, "Downtown: Minneapolis in the 1970s" explores the city during a time when the Foshay Tower dominated the skyline and sidewalks bustled with people before skyways overtook the landscape. Through the camera lens of Mike Evangelist, then a 17-year-old from the suburbs, visitors can experience the vibrant and changing world of 1970s Minneapolis - from busy shoppers on Nicollet Mall and once-great movie houses to a disabled veteran selling pencils.

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  9. Reading Partners seeks 350 volunteers to tutor in Twin Cities' schoolsRead the original story

    Nov 5, 2015 | Insight News

    Reading Partners, a national nonprofit that trains volunteers to provide literacy tutoring to elementary school students, is actively seeking community members to join its efforts. The literacy organization has been providing volunteer-led, one-on-one reading support to underserved public elementary schools since 1997.

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  10. Chamblis leads Blue Line transit discussionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2015 | Insight News

    Construction on the Light Rail Bottineau Transitway Blue Line Extension is set to begin in 2018, continuing from Minneapolis through Golden Valley, Crystal, Robbinsdale, Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park. The transitway project, estimated to cost about a billion dollars is likely to have billions more in future investments and economic development for neighborhoods along its corridor.

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  11. Ngozi Mbibi of The Mother Baby Center at Abbott Northwestern and Children'sRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2015 | Insight News

    Ngozi Mbibi of The Mother Baby Center at Abbott Northwestern and Children's - Minneapolis is now a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Mbibi has worked with mothers and babies for 37 years.

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  12. Out of the boardroom and into the streets: Managing crises todayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2015 | Insight News

    Reputationally speaking, there may not have been a safer place to be than the How to Wow One or 1,000 Media and Branding Seminar recently held in the Minneapolis, MN. Addressing an agenda of industry best practices, I was privileged to join a distinguished panel of crisis communication experts, including: Michaud stressed that "It's important to develop relationships with your leaders, reporters and influencers before you need them.

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  13. Appetite for Change gets federal grantRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2015 | Insight News

    Appetite for Change, a non-profit organization that uses food as a tool for promoting social change in Minneapolis communities, was awarded more than $374,000 in federal grant money from the United States Department of Agriculture. The National Institute of Food and Agriculture , a sub-agency of the USDA, announced it was awarding more than $8 million to select organizations across the country that will help "develop local solutions to food insecurity and increase access to local and independent food systems for low-income communities."

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  14. Aesthetically ItRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2015 | Insight News

    Aesthetically It! is a list of picks from the editors of Aesthetically Speaking. Aesthetically It! features venues, events, outings and more that are worthy of "It" status.

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  15. North Minneapolis: Creating the world's best workforceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2015 | Insight News

    Nearly 1,000 business, civic, and political leaders at the Minnesota Business Partnership's Annual Dinner, Oct. 8 at the Minneapolis Convention Center heard Northside Achievement Zone president and CEO, Sondra Samuels, challenge and invite Minnesota to support NAZ initiatives to eliminate disparities as an example of Minnesota innovation. The Business Partnership presented NAZ with its 2015 Minnesota's Future Award for the its efforts to close student achievement gaps in north Minneapolis.

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  16. Six miles of protected bikeways in Minneapolis this yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2015 | Insight News

    The City of Minneapolis has designated $750,000 towards constructing protected bikeways in Minneapolis in 2016. Six miles of protected bikeways have been installed this summer, and next year we hope to double that! The Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition and Bikeways for Everyone partnering organizations have a goal of building 30 miles of protected bikeways by the year 2020.

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  17. Baraza: Owning our health: Women need equity, solutions discussionRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2015 | Insight News

    On Oct. 10 on a bright, sunny Saturday morning, more than 300 Black women gathered for the 4th Annual Baraza - A Black Woman's Health Gathering. Baraza is a Swahili word, which translated means, "a meeting held by a collective group of people of wisdom."

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  18. 'Way to Happiness' booklets distributed in north Minneapolis on Oct. 16Read the original story

    Oct 15, 2015 | Insight News

    MAD DADS, the Minneapolis North Community High School football team, and The Way to Happiness Foundation are teaming up on Friday, Oct. 16 to distribute up to 3,000 "The Way to Happiness" booklets in north Minneapolis. The three organizations are joining forces to address increasing concerns about the alarming crime rate and violence occurring in north Minneapolis.

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  19. Seven fall fire prevention tipsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2015 | Insight News

    Oct. 4-10 was National Fire Prevention Week, here are some fall fire safety tips from the Minneapolis Fire Department: a Get your furnace inspected by a licensed professional to make sure it's working safely and efficiently. Don't use space heaters while sleeping or when they are left unattended.

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  20. Threads Dance Project presents 'Warriors of Light'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2015 | Insight News

    Sage Dance Award nominee, Karen Charles, presents her company, Threads Dance Project, in its seventh season show, "Warriors of Light." The show takes place Nov. 6 and 7 at the Goodale Theater in the Cowles Center for Dance and The Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis.

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