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Minneapolis Central Riverfront becomes St. Anthony Falls Regional Park under a new park plan

(Photo courtesy of the St. Anthony Falls Regional Park Master Plan - Citizens Advisory Committee)

Imagine St. Anthony Falls as it looked when Europeans first saw the Mississippi River cascading over limestone rocks four centuries ago in the only natural waterfall on the river.

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Democratic Visions: Senator John Hoffman on Minnesota

The year end edition of Democratic Visions had its cableTV premier in the southwest suburbs the same Sunday evening as Barbara Walters’ annual, celebrity-pondering special that spotlighted

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Gift program eases student-parent stress

Susan Warfield started choking up as she described the struggles some student-parents face during the holiday season.

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Mall of America, free speech, and one gutsy district court judge

(Photo by Christina Cerruti)

I'd seen a lot of references to the disappointing 1999 decision of the Minnesota Supreme Court in upholding the legal right of the Mall of America to exclude demonstrators.

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158 lives gone, homeless, but remembered

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The 30th Annual Minnesota Homeless March and Memorial began with a solemn ceremony in the frigid Minnesota winter at Hennepin County Government Plaza, continued with a march down Nicollet Mall, ending at Simpson United Methodist Church at 28th Street and First Avenue in south Minneapolis. Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges participated in the Government Center ceremony surrounded by several hundred gathered to honor the 158 homeless who died this past year, many of them alone.

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'The Whole Gritty City' promotes dialogue on youth engagement

(Photo courtesy of http://thewholegrittycity.com) Scene from Whole Gritty City

Young people still need encouragement, especially during turbulent times. This was the impetus behind last week’s free screening of a documentary about New Orleans at Oak Park Youth and Family Center.

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BEHIND THE STORY | Public dollars, private land and freedom of speech

(Photo by Christina Cerruti)

Two years ago, I attended one of the most amazing acts of public expression I think I’ve ever experienced. It was at the Mall of America- a Round Dance held in the rotunda where I witnessed over a thousand people, mostly Native American, sing and dance in a circle as drums played. Not a protest, exactly, it was really more of a healing prayer and a call to action, precipitated by the Idle No More Movement, which got started in Canada over tribal sovereignty issues.

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Incoming House leadership announces 2015-16 committee membership

(House Photography file photo)

Do you want to know which House members will serve on the education committees in the 2015-16 biennium? Who will play roles as members of the agriculture, health and human services or transportation committees?

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Summit Hill business profile: Foxglove Market & Studio

When you walk into this local business, the impression is like being in a small European mercantile shop. Visibly welcoming, warm, cozy and eclectic. You want to grab a cup of tea, sit down and check out all that the shop has to offer.

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