Communities

Slow down and live: The journey to beloved community

I am white. I am male. I am heterosexual. I am university educated – by all these markers I am empowered by society. I have been given a ticket to take the express lane to success and am able to by-pass those stuck in the traffic of life. For those of us in the express lane it is hard to NOT wonder why those in eternal rush hour don’t “…just get in a better lane.”

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Starting a fire, to improve health

“If a community wants to bring organizations together to carry out a project to improve health, what’s the most effective way to get action started?”

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Forum brings Roseville closer to 'dementia-friendly' action plan

A Roseville group has begun shaping a plan to help the community become “dementia friendly,” following a public forum this fall where 53 people offered advice on what to do.

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South Minneapolis historic home owner Pearl Lindstrom dies at 92

(Photo by Paige Elliott)

Pearl Lindstrom, the owner of the south Minneapolis home recently added to the National Register of Historic Places has died at the age of 92. A call to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner today confirmed Lindstrom's death was reported with their office. The cause of death, time of death and other details are pending an official investigation.

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Lao American students and why social capital is important

Lao parents play a significant role in students’ academic success, even if they feel they don’t have a lot to contribute because they didn’t attend U.S. schools, speak fluent English, or fully understand American higher education systems. -Dr. Krissyvan Khamvongsa Truong

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St. Paul aims to lead in workforce racial equity

Nearly $105 million in St. Paul City contracts was awarded in 2013 to businesses owned by people of color, women-owned, and small businesses, according to Saint Paul’s Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity (HREEO) annual report. That was about 41 percent of the “total business opportunity” of more than $255 million. Approximately 18.6 percent of this “total business opportunity,” or $47.5 million of the contracts awarded last year, went to small businesses; $38.5 million (15 percent of total) went to women-owned businesses; and $18.8 million (7 percent of total) went to businesses owned by people of color.

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100-year history of Franklin Library reflects community, U.S. and world events

This year the Franklin Library celebrates its 100th year serving a large area now called Phillips Community and Elliot Park, Whittier, Corcoran, and Powderhorn Park Neighborhoods. Exploring this history through research into the library’s annual reports and other documents from 1914 to 2014 has revealed a fascinating and intimate bond between a community and its library.

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University of Minnesota apologizes for culturally offensive event

The University of Minnesota is apologizing for a theme party it recently hosted on campus that some campus community members criticized for being inappropriate and offensive.

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University of Minnesota student representatives now sit on Southeast Como, Marcy-Holmes boards

(Photo by Michael Hicks published under Creative Commons License)

The Southeast Como Improvement Association officially approved student voting positions Wednesday evening, a policy change neighborhood leaders say represents the growing role University of Minnesota students are playing in the area.

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OPINION | Facing dementia, keeping the spirit alive: A niece chronicles her uncle's journey with dementia

When I think of my uncle, I am struck by the dichotomy between the end of his life and the middle, and how different they were.

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