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Bike ride offers tour of Minnesota's African American history

(Photo courtesy of Major Taylor Bicycling Club) Major Taylor Bicycling Club participants

Saturday, August 23, presents a great opportunity to have an historical experience relative to the African American communities’ presence in Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Major Taylor Bicycling Club is offering its Second Annual Dark 2 Dawn: A Ride Through African American History.

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Kluwe, Vikings announce settlement

The standoff between the Minnesota Vikings and former punter Chris Kluwe over allegations of homophobia has ended with a settlement, Kluwe and the team announced on Tuesday.

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Oromo Sports Federation puts on a successful #OromoWeek

The 18th annual soccer tournament organized by Oromo Sports Federation in North America (OSFNA) held from Aug. 2-9 in Minnesota wrapped up last weekend after what has been described as the most successful event in years.

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NASCAR internships create a 'multicultural pipeline' to the racing industry

This year's NASCAR summer interns.

For nearly 15 years, NASCAR selects college students each summer for its diversity internship program, which intends “to expose multicultural college students to employment opportunities” in a sport that has historically struggled to attract more Blacks and other people of color.

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A home for the Vikings, but not for our children? A question of priorities

A longtime friend and a retired legislator has an expression that forms the basis of this blog: “Minnesota does not have a money problem, it has a priorities problem”. How true.

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St. Paul Super Bowl documents detail snow removal, security considerations

In May of this year, Minneapolis was selected as the host city for the 2018 Super Bowl game, after a coordinated bidding process that involved local corporate leaders, municipal officials, and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA). The formal bid for the event has been withheld from public records requests by the MSFA as "nonpublic" data under the Minnesota Data Practices Act. Consequently, the full scope of the public's obligations to provide financial and material support to the event remain unclear.

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Former Viking Chris Kluwe to sue Vikings over homophobia allegations

Photo by Freedom To Marry published under Creative Commons License

Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe announced on Tuesday he will be suing the team after the team failed to disclose the results of an internal investigation prompted by Kluwe’s allegations of rampant homophobia in the team’s management.

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COMMUNITY VOICES | Celebrities make a child’s dream come true in St. Paul

Photos By: 
Gino Terrell

Anthony Gresafe (left) gets autograph from Daunte Culpepper (no. 23, right).

Minneapolis, Minnesota native and NHL athlete Dustin Byfuglien was one of the many celebrities who participated in Celebrity Sweat’s annual celebrity softball event to support over a dozen local ch

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2014 J4 Freedom Celebration and Soccer tournament

I was watching “My Fair Lady” last night. It has been ages since I have seen it. I was taken with the part where Eliza leaves and Henry Higgins finds her at his mother’s house. Eliza says that she felt that she has always been treated like a lady by Mr. Pickering and that subsequently she felt like Henry had not treated her like a lady. But Higgins countered that he felt it was more important to treat all people the same. I think there is some truth in that. Of course I believe we should treat all people well and with respect (Henry Higgins admitted he was grouchy with everyone).

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