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FREE SPEECH ZONE | Minneapolis Civilian Police Review Authority community meeting tonight — without three-day notice

After being directed to do so by the Minneapolis City Council's Public Safety Committee, the Civil Rights Department has announced two community meetings seeking comments from the public on it

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FREE SPEECH ZONE | It Has Been Ten Years...

On August 1, it will be ten years since our government sanctioned torture with the infamous torture memos. Have we lost our way?

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BBB Warns against Insurance Deductible Rebates from Contractors

When severe thunderstorms roll through the area, many homeowners find themselves calling their insurance companies to determine if damage to their homes is covered by their homeowners’ policies. The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) wants to make sure Minnesota homeowners are aware of a rule in place to protect them when they begin the process of finding a contract

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FREE SPEECH ZONE | Bye-bye to the Minneapolis Civilian Police Review Authority

The Minneapolis Civilian Police Review Authority (CRA) is about to be restructured again. Over the years, there have been several CRA restructurings or redesigns. This one is different.

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Plein air artists Lipelt, Davis and Cunningham at the Frameworks

The current exhibit at the Frameworks Gallery is a fine collection of plein air work by local Minnesota artists Greg Lipelt, Derek Davis and Joshua Cunningham. The Frameworks has consistently brought together talented plein air painters and is one of Minnesota’s most important galleries for local artists.

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E-DEMOCRACY | They're baaaack - Yellowbook Phone Books landing on doorsteps

From: Shelley Leeson Thudding onto doorsteps in Northeast Minneapolis as we speak.  Shelley Leeson Northeast Minneapolis

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FREE SPEECH ZONE | When young people speak, who will listen?

If it hadn’t been for the East African boys attending a teen circle I facilitated in a Seward park building, I’d still be in the dark about “swag.” “You don’t know what ‘swag’ mea

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