Getting ready for Showtime — MayDay, May 3, 2015

All life is twined together. A Tree of Life.

The celebrants of the MayDay Parade and Ceremony are fixing their ideas and concepts with tape, paper, and paste.

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Dinky gets closer to new status

The Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission released a report 
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Black Lives at the Mall of America: the long shadow of history

In the dock are eleven Black Lives Matter activists fingered by police as the “ringleaders” of a peaceful rally at the Mall of America last

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Reefer Madness Pitched to Minnesota Police Chiefs

The Minnesota Police Chiefs Association kicked off the second day of its 2015 Executive Training Institute with a keynote address from Kevin Sabet, President and CEO of

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New contract with Allina hospitals sets $15 minimum wage

Members of the SEIU Healthcare Minnesota negotiating team celebrate a new contract with Allina hospitals that includes a $15 minimum wage. Photo courtesy of SEIU

MINNEAPOLIS

As thousands of

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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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Making MayDay Parade, Ceremony, Festival happen – get involved

After two community meetings, and many gatherings, discussions, and meetings with the artists on the 2015 MayDay roster, the theme for 2015 settled on i

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Transportation bill focused on roads, bridges motors toward full House

A rally for transportation funding at the state capitol this year.

A transportation bill that places heavy emphasis on roads and bridges — and, its critics say, neglects metro area transit needs — is headed for the House Floor.

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