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Park Board embraces change in response to changing communities — Outreach director says cultural competency now a basic staff expectation

Park Board embraces change in response to changing communities — Outreach director says cultural competency now a basic staff expectation

Jun. 19 |       By Charles Hallman Staff Writer     Minneapolis is vastly different today than a couple of decades ago as the city’s population has grown with more persons of color. Is the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board (MPRB)...

U of M student becomes seventh Black to serve on Board of Regents — The first, Josie Johnson, urges continuing the fight for diversity

U of M student becomes seventh Black to serve on Board of Regents — The first, Josie Johnson, urges continuing the fight for diversity

Jun. 19 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The 12-member University of Minnesota Board of Regents is the school’s governing body. Its members are elected by the Minnesota Legislature and serve without pay. Eight members represent the state’s...

Entrepreneur turns doodling into profitable business — Cards By Beverly lets buyers express their own sentiments

Entrepreneur turns doodling into profitable business — Cards By Beverly lets buyers express their own sentiments

Jun. 19 |     Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   This being June and all, between school graduations, Father’s Day, birthdays and folk just generally being in their usual frame of mind to send someone a kind or pleasant sentiment, card shops...

Supergroup BWB pays tribute to the King of Pop on new release

Supergroup BWB pays tribute to the King of Pop on new release

Jun. 19 |       With the fourth anniversary of the passing of Michael Jackson upon us, it’s a good time to pause, reflect and celebrate his life and his music. Celebrating Jackson’s music is something a number of contemporary artists, jazz...

Die-hard Michael Jackson fans not likely to be impressed by ‘The Ultimate Thriller’

Die-hard Michael Jackson fans not likely to be impressed by ‘The Ultimate Thriller’

Jun. 19 |   By Vickie Evans-Nash Editor-in-Chief   Judging by the response of most of the crowd — “We love you, Michael!,” dancing in the seats, “This is the best show I’ve ever seen.” — Mystic Lake’s “The Ultimate Thriller” on...

The discoveries continue

The discoveries continue

Jun. 19 |     Keith had settled back in a window seat watching the asphalt shrink, watching the airport go away. Leaving Lesli and L.A. In all his years in the business, for all the traveling it required, he’d never got quite used to flying. It...

Calling all Red Caps!

Calling all Red Caps!

Jun. 19 |   Rondo Days Festival searching for former Red Caps and families   The opening event of the 30th annual Rondo Days Festival will be a reception to honor the Red Caps, the station porters who welcomed and served travelers and the railroad industry...

This week’s Entertainment spotlights!

This week’s Entertainment spotlights!

Jun. 19 |     The Music     The Garifuna Collective Thurs., Jun 20, 7:30 pm • Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Ave. S., Mpls., 612-338-2674 or www.thecedar.org • The Garifuna Collective features an exciting roster of the top musicians...

Second Harvest helps foodshelves triple their buying power

Second Harvest helps foodshelves triple their buying power

Jun. 19 | You’d be surprised how much good the smallest effort will do. For instance, consider the gift a couple bags of groceries can be when it comes to filling financial holes these days, as the economy keeps getting worse. In a household that’s still...

What are shingles and why should I care?

What are shingles and why should I care?

Jun. 19 | Shingles, medically called Herpes Zoster, is a rash caused by reactivation of the chickenpox virus. The rash is very itchy and usually presents with grouped blisters. The rash follows a band-like pattern on the skin, and a big clue is that it does...