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Green Line Businesses bounce back

Patrons enjoy drinks on Stub and Herb’s outdoor patio as a Green Line light rail train passes on Washington Avenue on April 14, 2015. Businesses along the transit line that faced low sales and slow foot traffic during its construction are now bouncing back.

For some businesses along the Green Line light rail, the nearly two years of transit construction proved to be too much to keep operations steady.
 
The light rail’s cons
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NDC's Annual Entrepreneur Awards: celebrating long hours, sweat, tears, and accomplishments

Frank Dogbe receiving Wellstone Twin Cities Business of the Year Award

In welcoming a very large crowd to its 2015 Entrepreneur Awards ceremony, held Saturday, April 18, at the Nicollet Island Pavilion in Minneapolis, Neighborhood Development Center (NDC) founder and CEO, Mihailo “Mike” Temali, described the evening as an opportunity to celebrate Twin Cities area entrepreneurs and the long hours, sweat, tears, sacrifices, and accomplishments that they seldom get credit for. Over the course of the evening, 14 businesses and the 19 entrepreneurs who started and run them were recognized. 

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Who's got a ticket to ride on private Zip Rail?

Image: A artist's rendition of the Zip Rail.

While a private entity calling itself the North American High Speed Rail Group LLC has declared itself the private organization that's going to raise capital and build the Zip Rail, a nonstop high

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GLOBAL GROCERIES | One of the few true butcher shops still left in Minneapolis has a lot of fans

The Finer Meat Company, the tiny butcher shop near the corner of Nicollet and 38th, has been providing the best in meat to South Minne

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The Chinese Lao American with a Southern Laos Soul

If you grew up with the Lao community in the heart of Minneapolis, the cozy and heavily stocked aisles of New Orient Market was a familiar scene.

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From Minnesota Chamber of Commerce’s Bill Blazer: African immigrant entrepreneurs key to state’s future

(Credit: Mshale)

The Minnesota Somali Chamber of Commerce held its first annual celebration dinner Saturday at the Safari Restaurant in Minneapolis.

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Target files brief in support of marriage equality in Florida

In August, Minneapolis-based Target announced its strong support for marriage equality by filing a brief in support of lawsuits in Indiana and Wisconsin. On Dec. 23rd, Target, along with two dozen other large companies, filed a brief in support of a marriage equality case in Florida.

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Let your voice be heard: End the high costs of prison phone calls

Did you know that more than 15,000 children in Minnesota may not have the chance to send holiday greetings to their parents? This is because these children have an incarcerated parent. Due to the high costs of prison phone calls, it is difficult for many of these children to remain in contact with their parents during the holiday season. The harsh reality is that a 15-minute collect phone call received from a loved one who is incarcerated can cost roughly $6.45. Further, these children may also miss the opportunity to visit and spend quality time with their parents, since prisoners are incarcerated an average of 100 miles away from home and their families. As you can see, phone calls are truly a vital source of communication in order for families to remain connected. The Campaign for Prison Phone Justice seeks to ensure that children and families can remain in contact with their incarcerated loved ones by advocating for the costs of prison phone calls to be capped at a reasonable amount.

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US Internet to offer 10 Gig in part of Minneapolis

Where it rains, it pours. Earlier today I reported on another Star Tribune story on CenturyLink expanding services (to include cable) in the Twin Cities. Now it looks like US Internet is expanding their fiber service to some parts of Minneapolis…

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