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EMERGE Career and Technology Center Grand Opening Success

Attendees at 5pm Program

Over 400 people celebrated the Grand Opening of the EMERGE Career and Technology Center (ECTC) on Thursday, January 22nd. Hands-on demonstrations in EMERGE training

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DEWATERING the CHAIN of LAKES: Can Calhoun Recover?

Lake Calhoun Stormwater Discharge Map*

 

 

 

 

The federal funding formula for the proposed Southwest LRT could require almost a billion in Minnesota money.

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A white boy's thoughts on Martin King

(I originally posted this on Facebook, but that is probably not the right venue for essays.)

 

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Those We Leave Behind

Sitting in the theater at the beginning “Selma”, I watched the little girls in their Sunday School dresses walking down the spiral stairs of the churc

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Please Disturb Us

Shortly before Christmas, organizers of a group protesting the treatment of black men scheduled a demonstration at the local monument to consumption: The Mall of America in Bloomington, MN.

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Oil pipe lines, oil satire and Mike Gelfand

Environmental attorney Kathryn Hoffman discusses the environmental concerns of the proposed Sandpiper Pipeline through northern Minnesota.

The first of nine public and evidentiary hearings this month on the proposed Minnesota reach of the Sandpiper Pipeline convened on January 5th at St. Paul’s River Center.

 

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Tom Heuerman: Time to Think

Anne Lindbergh told the story of Andre Gide who was traveling fast through the jungles of Africa. One morning the native guides sat in a circle and refused to leave the camp.

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A Free Press Would Publish the Charlie Hebdo Cartoons

Mass murder against journalists and cartoonists for the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo must be a challenge for stronger support of freedom of the p
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Lasalle Avenue: Downtown Minneapolis’ Worst Street

When the weather is nice (i.e., not this week), I normally walk to work on Nicollet Mall. While I’m largely a creature of habit, sometimes I like to get a little crazy and mix things up.

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