Celebrating Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month in the Lao Community

Sabaidee, everyone and I hope you've been enjoying the National Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month.


Linden Hills Parade of Wheels and Pets, 2014

Recently In the Heart of the Beast Theatre, celebrated a 40th anniversary. As it happens, another 40th annual event took place on Sunday May 18.

Minneapolis Community Tech Survey: Lots of technology but number of users and quality of use could be improved

Minneapolis does an amazing job with their community technology use surveys. They just released the results of their second survey. Here are the Key Points from the 2014 Survey


Second annual Hmong American Day celebrates with song, art, dance, and personal reflections

Hundreds gathered Wednesday, May 14 to celebrate the second annual Hmong American Day in Saint Paul.

The event began with an opening ceremony at the Minnesota State Capitol’s Upper Mall, featuring speeches by Gov. Mark Dayton, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, state Sen. Foung Hawj, and a host of others.


Rights chief: Minneapolis insincere on civil rights legislation

Tensions at Minneapolis City Hall have been brewing over the city's Department of Civil Rights and have spilled into an over boil at a recent City Council board meeting.


COMMUNITY VOICES | Three birds, one tree: Meet the new Harrison Neighborhood Association Executive Director

Photos By: 
Claire Bergren

Shauen Pearce is the new Executive Director of the Harrison Neighborhood Association

The Board of Directors of the Harrison Neighborhood Association is delighted to announce the hiring of our new Executive Director, Shauen V. T. Pearce.


Southwest LRT riding for equity

Southwest Light Rail has the chance to be a transformative infrastructure link for North Minneapolis residents, connecting them to jobs, shopping and other recreational opportunities -- even though the broader goal was to better connect suburban riders. Folks in North Minneapolis recently held an open meeting with Met Council members to ensure the project's planning doesn't leave them out. Issues raised at the panel included fares, safety issues like street lights and video surveillance cameras, trash cans convenient to bus stops, and heated shelters. The discussion led to the creation of an advisory panel in which transit riders in Minneapolis have a seat at the table when it comes to decision making for the future of transit in Minneapolis.

TC Weekend | Art-A-Whirl, EcoArts Festival, RetroRama and more!

Retro fashion, local art, burgers and more -- this weekend’s line up offers a little something for everyone. So far the weather sounds postcard perfect. Read on for details:   



COMMUNITY VOICES | Homegrown talent has designs on a prosperous North Minneapolis

Jamil Ford, president of Mobilize Design and Architecture at his desk. An artist's rendering of The Commons @ Penn Avenue is displayed on the screen

Jamil Ford lives and works in North Minneapolis.

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