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  1. Dinkytown panel compares 1970s, current activismRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Twin Cities Daily Planet

    For one month in 1970, protesters occupied two buildings slated for demolition to build a fast-food restaurant called the Red Barn in Dinkytown near the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. One predawn morning in early May, police in riot gear cleared the protesters while bulldozers leveled the buildings.

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  2. NDC's Annual Entrepreneur Awards: celebrating long hours, sweat, tears, and accomplishmentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 19 | Twin Cities Daily Planet

    Neighborhood Development Center founder and CEO, Mihailo "Mike" Temali, described the evening as an opportunity to celebrate Twin Cities area entrepreneurs and the long hours, sweat, tears, sacrifices, and accomplishments that they seldom get credit for. Over the course of the evening, 14 businesses and the 19 entrepreneurs who started and run them were recognized.

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  3. Target Center all over againRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Twin Cities Daily Planet

    The Minneapolis City Council has agreed to pay an additional $24.5 million to renovate the Target Center so Glen Taylor can charge more for admission. Taylor is the publisher of the Star Tribune and owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves-the worst team in the NBA.

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  4. Aar Maanta: a voice of the Somali diasporaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 11 | Twin Cities Daily Planet

    "To me, being a Somali is a blessing because there's so much richness artistically. And I say it's a blessing because most of us don't actually realize how rich our heritage and our culture is."

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  5. Groundbreaking set for Long-Vacant Dealership, to Become Northside CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | Twin Cities Daily Planet

    NorthPoint Health & Wellness CEO Stella Whitney-West talks about the joining forces with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development , Minneapolis Public Schools , Minneapolis Community and Technical College in the new West Broadway Education and Career Center, scheduled to open in the summer of 2016. Looking on are DEED deputy commissioner Jeremy Hanson-Willis and MPS interim superintendent Michael Gore.

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  6. 7th Annual Augsburg PowwowRead the original story

    Monday Mar 30 | Twin Cities Daily Planet

    Augsburg College held its 7th annual traditional powwow on Saturday, March 28 in the Si Melby Gymnasium on campus in Minneapolis. The event was hosted by the Augusburg American Indian Student Association and American Indian Student Services.

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  7. Theater Review: There are other worldsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2015 | Twin Cities Daily Planet

    This past weekend, Free Black Dirt presented There Are Other Worlds a play written and directed by Junauda Petrus and produced by Erin Sharkey . The work premiered as a work in progress at Open Eye Figure Theatre in 2013 and returns in 2015 as a fully realized play at Intermedia Arts in Minneapolis, MN.

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  8. We Can Make 28th Avenue Better for PeopleRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2015 | Twin Cities Daily Planet

    Driving 28th Avenue from 38th Street to Minnehaha Parkway in south Minneapolis is a pleasure, a little too much so. Traffic is relatively light compared to so many busy streets in the city, the speed limit is 30 MPH, the road surface was repaved last year and is nice and smooth. 1 comment

  9. Looking back at Selma, ahead to bridges yet to crossRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2015 | Twin Cities Daily Planet

    Constance Styles, center, a member of From Death to Life, attended the march with friends from Visitation Sisters. Approximately 1,500 people gathered locally for a march to remember and honor the 1965 Selma civil rights marches and to inspire people to continue to work for equality and justice.

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  10. Tentative agreement reached at eight Twin Cities hospitalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | Twin Cities Daily Planet

    SEIU Healthcare Minnesota members at eight Twin Cities Hospitals have reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year contract that includes strengthened health and safety provisions to protect both workers and patients. The new language represents a significant step forward on a major goal for the 3,500 workers covered by the contract, the union said. 3 comments

  11. The original visionaries of Lao Minnesota: Phouninh and Khoutong VixayvongRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2015 | Twin Cities Daily Planet

    For the Lao in Minnesota, heritage preservation was robust and vital in building community roots in the late 80s through early 90s. Lao PTA and Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota had programs focused on Lao language, culture and arts; and even a Lao Summer School for youth.

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  12. Minneapolis vigil planned to shed light on anti-transgender violenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2015 | Twin Cities Daily Planet

    Loring Park in downtown Minneapolis will be the setting for a vigil on Thursday evening to bring attention to an epidemic of violence against transgender women in the United States. As many as eight transgender women have been murdered in the United States since the start of 2015, a rate of more than one a week.

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  13. Music Review | Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull a lot to like at Target CenterRead the original story

    Feb 22, 2015 | Twin Cities Daily Planet

    "Baby I like it," is not just a line from Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull 's hit "I Like It," it was also my impression when I left the Target Center on Saturday, February 21. Cricket Wireless Presents Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull tour made their final stop in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Opening for the two artist was Colombian music artist J Balvin .

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  14. Introducing the Minneapolis Numerological Twilight ZoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2015 | Twin Cities Daily Planet

    There's a Twin Cites perception that Minneapolis' street grid makes perfect sense, while St. Paul's streets are a confusing mishmash, designed, as Jesse Ventura so famously blustered, " by drunken Irishmen ." With all its methodologically numbered and alphabetized streets extending out from the downtown with certitude, Minneapolis seems to offer a near-perfect legibility, house and numbers carefully correlated and the city sectioned off like rectangular compass.

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  15. Youth Empowerment Through Their EyesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2015 | Twin Cities Daily Planet

    On February 6th at 7:00 PM, the The Third Gallery hosted a public screening of videos in the shortened two day Through Our Eyes Program, and a panel discussion with the participants. Through Our Eyes is a film production and distribution program for teens who identify with the LGBTQ, foster care, immigrant, and people of color communities.

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  16. Putting pizzazz in public policyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2015 | Twin Cities Daily Planet

    Rep. Nick Zerwas, R-Elk River, University public affairs student Tane Danger and Rep. Dan Schoen, DFL-St. Paul Park, talk Minnesota politics in the Cowles Auditoriom and Atrium on Wednesday night.

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  17. Is the Minneapolis Park Board guided by lessons from the past - or haunted by its history?Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2015 | Twin Cities Daily Planet

    It doesn't take long these days for any discussion among the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board about transportation projects to turn to the past. The past, as in when freeway builders wanted to build an elevated, multilane Hwy.

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  18. DEWATERING the CHAIN of LAKES: Can Calhoun Recover?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | Twin Cities Daily Planet

    The federal funding formula for the proposed Southwest LRT could require almost a billion in Minnesota money. Met Council and Hennepin County Commission estimates assumed a 50-50 split in the $1.65-billion-plus projected budget.

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  19. Mascot protest spurs continued momentumRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 | Twin Cities Daily Planet

    "Five hundred and twenty-two years of stereotypes is difficult to eradicate," Robert DesJarlait, a Red Lake elder, said. He carried the eagle staff to lead the People's March from the American Indian OIC to the stadium on the University of Minnesota campus on Nov. 2 as an organizer for Save Our Manoomin.

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  20. Minneapolis may soon get a commemorative Oromo streetRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2015 | Twin Cities Daily Planet

    Photo by the Office of Keith Ellison. This photo is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license .

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