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COMMUNITY VOICES | North Minneapolis Hmong Trick-Or-Treating

Photos By: 
Jay Clark

 University of Minnesota tutors and volunteers took a group of 25  North Minneapolis Hmong refugee youth out trick-or-treating last Thursday.

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Pop-up Museum shows good side of North Minneapolis

On October 30, artists of all kinds came out to show the colorful face of North Minneapolis, in the Tell Me Something Good pop-up museum.

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TC Weekend | Fresh Ink Day, Art Attack, Rock Ink Roll: Comics & Music Gallery Show, Dia de Los Muertos celebrations & more!

Halloween is over, but there are many events on tap -- from Dia de Los Muertos celebrations, to poerty and art shows -- to keep the good times rollin'.  Check below for a few of this weekend's highlights. Also, don't forget to fall back an hour on Saturday night for Daylight Savings Time! 

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Minneapolis Zenteotl Project celebrates five years with Baile de las Calaveras concert

Photo credit to David F. Clobes

Rows of blue corn mark a central Minneapolis neighborhood. To the gardeners, members of the Twin Cities Zenteotl Project, this corn is more than food.

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Supporting our own: Community awareness, trust cited as factors in Black business and event success

Attendees of the 2013 Twin Cities Black Film Festival

With the African American community being relatively small in Minnesota, it can be challenging for Black business owners and those planning events targeted at Blacks to obtain the level of support they are seeking. But there are at least two events that continue to gain momentum each year.

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Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board District candidates answer your questions here!

First four candidates to respond to our questions, clockwise from upper left: Scott Vreeland (District 3) and at-large candidates Hashim Yonis, Mary Lynn McPherson, and Tom Nordyke.

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will elect commissioners for individual districts, and Twin Cities Daily Planet is offering you an opportunity to interact with the candidates in a direct and unique way. We sent out email invitations asking the candidates to supply a brief bio, and answer the following question: "What would be your top three priorities as member of the Minneapolis Park Board?”

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TC WEEKEND | FOUND Exhibit, Taste of Phillips Art Fest, Artability Art Show, Tweed Ride, BOOseum and more!

Ethan Heidlebaugh's "Time Tunnel" is this year's Artability event poster winner; The FOUND Exhibit poster features artwork entitled “Big Face Indian" by Henry Payer.

This weekend should be a real treat for art and book lovers -- there are a number of wonderful art shows and book readings and discussions on deck. There are also a ton of Halloween events taking place, given that this is the last weekend before the holiday. A few Halloween events are highlighted in this weekend's round-up, but please visit our Halloween article for a more comprehensive list (go here for general fall events).

Also, if you snap fall-themed pictures while out enjoying the weekend, tag your pictures with #tcdpic on Twitter, Instagram, or Flickr, (or email them to editor [at] tcdailyplanet [dot] net), to enter our Fall Photo Challenge and a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to a local coffee shop! 

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COMMUNITY VOICES | The Truth Behind the Hmong Bride Price

This paper is written in reaction to the 18 Clan Council’s decision to re-negotiate the bride price and to those who are not aware of why there is a bride price in the first place.

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MN VIDEOS | Welcome to North, a documentary film

Check out this moving, short documentary film by Josh Chitwood about "the most stereotyped side of Minneapolis." The video description says, "This piece communicates that [North Minneapolis] is not a

'sketchy hood', but a neighborhood where families and myself live life together and have true community." 
You can follow Josh on Facebook: facebook.com/joshchitwoodtheartist

Check out this moving, short documentary film by Josh Chitwood about "the most stereotyped side of Minneapolis." The video description says, "This piece communicates that [North Minneapolis] is not

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