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... been in custody since August during a rally last week at Ellison's office. Members of the Cambodian community and other immigrants are facing being deported back to Asia because of criminal convictions Wednesday October 12, 2016 in Minneapolis, MN.
EDINA, Minn. -- A video of a black Minnesota man being detained and handcuffed apparently for walking in a street near a sidewalk closed for construction is drawing outrage on social media.

While segway tours ogle Downtown and Northeast Minneapolis from a place of privilege, activists and residents like those from Lowry Grove fight for their homes.
The nonprofit has fielded some questions about whether the effort is worth the expense, but spokesman Zach Nugent said they are partnering with well-known animal activist Nami Kim, working on the ground in South Korea, and another California nonprofit ...
Minnesota supporters of independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin have been hustling in recent days to elevate his profile here as he vaults to the front ranks of third-party alternatives.
Clinton, who was a busy surrogate for Barack Obama that fall, flew to Minnesota twice in the last two weeks to campaign for Franken in the Twin Cities and Duluth. "Believe me, when you win by 312 votes," Franken said, "you remember these things." Now ...

On Friday afternoon, dignitaries, neighbors and activists will break ground at the corner of Fisk Street and Concordia Avenue in St. Paul for what will become the Rondo Commemorative Plaza, a small public space that will overlook the very thing that ...
Minneapolis native Javi Santiago comes by his musical bent honestly, the son of drummer Mac and vocalist Laurie Santiago, and grandson of Latin percussion master, the late Luis Santiago.
After two years of efforts to push City Hall to act, 15 Now Minnesota launched a campaign to put $15 an hour up for a popular vote in November.
Twin Cities Nappy Hour was back in full force Sunday, October 9, as attendees packed into A Mili Artist Lofts in Minneapolis for an afternoon of networking, Entertainment, and insightful discussion. ... "We as Black people in Minnesota are in a state ...
It's not even the name she uses as a Minneapolis escort, earning around $200 an hour giving erotic massages to both men and women.
Life Time Fitness CEO Bahram Akradi has bought a 5.3 percent stake in struggling Northern Oil & Gas, and it looks like he plans to be an activist investor. Akradi has paid $16 million for 3.4 million shares of Wayzata-based Northern Oil, according to a ...
The show takes its name from the variety shows the young activists put on while imprisoned in the Mississippi State Penitentiary, also known as Parchman farm.
Castile spoke at a news conference at Unity Church-Unitarian in St. Paul following a local gathering for Moral Mondays, a movement that originated in North Carolina.
Twin Cities Media Alliance Fall Media Forum 2016 "No Stories About Us Without Us: The Power of Narrative." ... We are excited to explore these questions and more with our keynote speakers - educator, activist and author of See No Color, Shannon Gibney ...
And now Phil, formerly of St. Paul: "Regarding the typo on the sign for the pool in Australia in 10/5's paper. There are actually two typos.
Today, 18 years after Craig and her partner first met the infant they named Joshua, Craig is running for Congress in Minnesota's 2nd District. It's a tough fight in one of ... Angie Craig poses for a portrait at her home in Eagan, Minn. on Saturday ...

So, through their determined and strategic organizing, the Fight for $15 coalition has recalibrated and are determined to make the $15 per hour minimum wage, as well as fair scheduling, and earned safe and sick time, a reality in the Twin Cities ...
Both played leadership roles at crucial juncture for the larger push for racial justice and criminal-justice reform in the Twin Cities - the period following the killing of Jamar Clark in late 2015 through the Philando Castile protests this summer ...
Terri Bonoff in Minnetonka during Wednesday's kickoff of the Minnesota leg of Giffords' Vocal Majority Tour, which is urging voters - especially in suburban swing districts - to elect candidates who support gun violence prevention.
This past Saturday marked the 10 year anniversary of the Envision runway show, which served as the glittery grand finale to this seasons Fashion Week MN. Envision, a collaboration between Ignite Models and the NE non-profit gallery, Public Functionary, ...
Two years after their contentious battle to form a union, home-health workers have begun contract negotiations that are likely to center on Minnesota's chronic and worsening shortage of people willing to care for the state's most vulnerable and frail ...
Quiroz said she's getting a similar reaction from her group back in the Twin Cities. Many of the youth heading to Cannon Ball on Friday's charter buses are American Indian, she said, but others are just Minnesota youth passionate about the issue ...
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has concluded its investigation into the police shooting death of Philando Castile.
And this summer's events in both Dallas and the Twin Cities brought on both a flood of memories (of Dallas) and a few epiphanies about our so-called North Country utopia.
Diverse communities from Burma currently residing in Minnesota are sponsoring his visit to the Twin Cities. Kyaw Thu is well known and respected by both Burmese and other ethnic communities of Burma due to ... Tentative Schedule of Kyaw Thu includes a ...
Delegates to the Minnesota afl-cio convention on Sunday deluged Taste of the NFL social media with messages of support for workers organizing at Franklin Street Bakery in Minneapolis. Their effort prompted Taste of the NFL, a charity event associated ...
Working with selfless volunteers around the country to promote All Access 2016 then, became both an exercise in realizing the power of passion unleashed through public service, and a reality check on how grassroots activists do more with less on a ...
St. Paul made a $62 million gamble in 2012 when it took over development of the Penfield, an upscale apartment complex on a blighted downtown block off a highway exit.
Google has scored another victory in its campaign to conquer higher education in Minnesota. St. Paul-based McNally Smith College of music on Thursday said it will move its students and faculty to gmail, Google Docs, Google calendar and several other of ...
Rebecca Hartwig of Roseville casts her vote for the general election via an early absentee ballot at the elections office inside the Plato Building in St. Paul on Friday, Sept. .... Party of MN, and other coalition groups, such as Hispanic Republican ...
On Tuesday, Sept. 13, the cultural Union for Black Expression (CUBE) and the Political Awareness Committee (PAC) brought public figure Rashad Turner to campus.
When it comes to the "battles" rolling out across U.S. cities for a higher minimum wage, what's going on in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota right now might just be the quintessential example of a front line in flux. A Minneapolis coalition that ...
All will be revealed during Artspace's annual Breaking Ground event, which evolves this year from one dynamic evening of speakers and performances to an immersive, two-day "idea lab" starting on Friday, October 14 in Minneapolis and St. Paul ...
The heaviest rains are forecast to fall south and east of the Twin Cities between now and Thursday night, but the immediate metro may still see some 2-3" amounts - heaviest rains probably south metro, according to the Twin Cities National Weather ...
Paula Abdul hugs Miranda Shaughnessy, a member of the Minneapolis-based Shapeshift Dance Crew, after their performance during WE Day at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016. An estimated 18,000 .... JOSEPH, Minn. - Jacob ...
To his mind, this stabbing proves no different than any harassment which Somali Muslims have suffered at the hands of Minnesota natives. Muslim students have occasionally been bullied at school. These people were stabbed. Six of one, half a dozen of ...
That changed one morning three Septembers ago, when Hassan's two teenage nieces were badly hurt during a terrorist shooting rampage at a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya - just weeks after they had visited her in the Twin Cities to look at colleges ...
During his visit to the Twin Cities, Robinson will also attend a fundraiser at the Minneapolis home of Sam Kaplan (former U.S.
In Minnesota, where Catholics for Choice placed one of its ads in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the state's largest daily newspaper, the state Catholic conference said the campaign, "woefully misrepresents the noble Catholic social justice tradition ...
Heated debate over K'naan's latest project - a TV pilot for an HBO series called "Mogadishu, Minnesota" - has reached a boiling point.
In Minnesota, where Catholics for Choice placed one of its ads in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the state's largest daily newspaper, the state Catholic conference said the campaign, "woefully misrepresents the noble Catholic social justice tradition ...
In Minnesota, where Catholics for Choice placed one of its ads in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the state's largest daily newspaper, the state Catholic conference said the campaign, "woefully misrepresents the noble Catholic social justice tradition ...
After decades of running their own juvenile facilities, Hennepin and Ramsey counties are exploring the rare move of opening a joint residential treatment center for teenage criminal offenders.
It was about race, responsibility, privilege and trust, and it was about the most contentious and critical issue in the Twin Cities for the past two years. But the forum about the jagged line between public safety and racial justice at University of St ...
The St. Anthony City Council informally expressed interest in forming a task force to look into racial bias within the department after local residents and activists testified for more than an hour Tuesday night, MPR News reported. The push comes after ...
The Minnesota Supreme Court had a demand for Minnesota's Democratic-farmer-Labor Party, the secretary of state and the Republican party last week: Tell us your thoughts on the DFL's lawsuit to get Donald Trump off the ballot by 4:30 p.m.
On Saturday, participants are invited to visit some of the most iconic and vibrant arts spots in the Twin Cities, from the Guthrie Theater to the St. Paul Art Crawl. ... session focuses on how the Rolling Rez, a first-of-its-kind mobile arts classroom ...
"A lot of what was coming in were guns rights activists who were bringing guns of little value and cashing in," Murphy said.
BLM activists, certainly here, have claimed that police are acting in concert to systematically deprive young black males of their life and liberty.


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