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St. Peter's AME celebrates 135 years, Nachito Herrera to play benefit September 13

St. Peter African Methodist Episcopal Church celebrates its 135th anniversary this year. In recognition, the church will present a benefit concert by Cuban pianist, Nachito Herrera, on Saturday, September 13th, 2014. For more information, visit the church's website. KFAI's Allison Herrera reports on the south Minneapolis church's beginnings, and what drives the congregation. [Audio below]

White Bear Area Historic House Tour 2014

09/28/2014 - 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Tour fabulous sites in the White Bear area including a Dellwood estate, former summer cottages, an airport, White Bear Yacht Club Sailors' Pavilion, and more!  Tickets: $25 Advance, $20 WBLAHS

The cooperative response to living on the edge, and frontier

Cooperative business leaders and community development activists will study the almost invisible but 230-year history of African American experiences with co-ops, including credit unions and mutual insurances, at a series of major events this month in the Twin Cities.

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A long, powerful history: How we militarized the police

Policing in America has been shaped from its early days by a military structure, a war mentality and a cloud of racism that continues to repeat itself over time.

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Rescuing art from the Third Reich: 'The Monuments Men' author Robert Edsel to speak at Holocaust remembrance program

(Photo: National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.) A self-portrait by Rembrandt is inspected by Monuments Men Dale V. Ford (left) and Harry Ettlinger in Heilbronn, Germany, in 1946. The painting was stored for safekeeping by museum officials from Karlsruhe in the Heilbronn mine, and was ultimately returned to the Karlsruhe Museum. This was just one of thousands of paintings and other works of art that were found in Heilbronn, as can be seen by the crates stacked behind each man.

In February, Columbia Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox released The Monuments Men, which was written and directed by George Clooney.

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Temple Israel Seventh Annual Holocaust Remembrance Program

09/12/2014 - 5:15pm

Robert Edsel, The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, at Temple Israel.

5:15 p.m. Oneg Shabbat Reception

6:00 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service

Robert Edsel will speak from the bimah

7:15 p.m. Dinner

Dinner reservations required. $30 per person.

Buffet includes chicken, salmon and vegetarian entrees.

8:00 p.m. Program

Free and open to all.

Family Reunion: Celebrating 275 Years Of Adoption

09/21/2014 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Everyone is welcome at a free community celebration to mark 125 years of Children’s Home and 150 years of Lutheran Social Service, and to honor generations of families touched by adoption.

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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Looking back at Labor Day's turbulent origins

Monday, September 1, will mark the 120th celebration of “Labor Day” as a legal, national holiday. What is the history of the “Labor Day” holiday? It had a turbulent, complicated beginning. Understanding more about this can help us to rethink the significance of this holiday today.

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Spotlight on access – physical and virtual – at the 2014 Great Minnesota Get-Together!

The healthy being craves an occasional wildness, a jolt form normality, a sharpening of the edge of appetite, his own little festival of Saturnalia, a brief excursion from his way of life. – Robert MacIver, sociologist

It’s State Fair time — when new taste treats compete with cheese curds for olfactory prominence, military issue 4-H dorms house weary teens demo-ing the latest in control of frac-sand or groundwater pollution, research-in-progress shares space with Goldie Gopher at the aU of M show-and-tell. Still, as J.V. Bailey (for whom the building that now houses the Minnesota State Fair Foundation is named) observed the "the State Fair approaches in scope and effort an institution of learning."

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