At restaurant Marhaba Grill, Chef Mohamed Hegazi is cooking hearty iftar meals for those fasting during Ramadan. According to owner Mohamed Shehata, a recent buffet included selections such as duck, salmon, shrimp, lamb shank and stuffed cabbage. “People eat every single day and they don’t appreciate what God gives them,” said customer Abdi Nasir.
Citing the language as too “vague,” Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed a Republican-led bill that would increase penalties on individuals engaging in public protest such as blocking mass transit to the same level as those for fifth-degree assault and domestic abuse. House Democrats tended to express support for the veto, while Republicans were frustrated with the governor’s decision. Before the veto was announced, Rep. Raymond Dehn, DFL-Minneapolis stated that the proposed legislation would “[vilify] people that our systems are set up to disadvantage so that when they raise their voices and call attention, this [bill would] suppress those types of activities.”
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On Lowry, Got the Juice smoothie and juice bar opened with the hope to honor black culture and promote self-care and wellness within the community. The new juice bar is a collaboration between New Rules, a black-owned co-working space, and the Zen Bin, a health and wellness business that operates out of New Rules. “It’s a partnership.