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Winners named in first  St. Paul Knight Arts Challenge

Winners named in first St. Paul Knight Arts Challenge

Oct. 11 | A range of community-driven ideas representing St. Paul’s diversity and cultural vibrancy received $1.365 million September 29 as winners of the first St. Paul Knight Arts Challenge. A program of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the challenge...

Breck School 2014 Homecoming royalty

Breck School 2014 Homecoming royalty

Oct. 10 |   On September 19, Breck School crowned seniors Kwaku Bodom and Jaila Tolbert as Homecoming King and Queen during the school’s annual Homecoming Coronation ceremony. Both students are residents of Brooklyn Center. — Information and photo...

The heartache of heartburn

The heartache of heartburn

Oct. 9 | Heartburn is an extremely common condition.  It’s caused by acid backing up from the stomach into the esophagus. It is very unpleasant and can even feel like an intense fire burning in your chest that rises up into your neck. The most common...

Racial equity requires  ‘deep conversations about race’

Racial equity requires ‘deep conversations about race’

Oct. 9 | Seattle consultant shares insights on bias   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Racial equity must include everyone, said Glenn Harris of Seattle, who has worked on race and social justice issues for 20-plus years. “I believe we can end racial...

‘Join the Voices for Recovery: Speak Up, Reach Out’

‘Join the Voices for Recovery: Speak Up, Reach Out’

Oct. 3 | September is Recovery Month 2014   For the past 25 years, there has been a movement aimed at reducing stigma, providing education, and promotion of recovery for those with mental and/or chemical health issues. September is a month of celebration...

Getting the most out of visits with your doctor

Getting the most out of visits with your doctor

Oct. 2 | In the past, a trip to your doctor involved a friendly discussion and medical examination with someone who took care of all your healthcare concerns and gave cool stickers to the kids. Today, a trip to the doctor can be quite complicated. Different...

Know the difference between devotion and obsession

Know the difference between devotion and obsession

Sep. 27 |   There’s an old, beautifully written song that soul immortal Jerry Butler made famous, “Never Gonna Give You Up.” The refrain goes, “Never gonna give you up/no matter how you treat me/Never gonna give you up/So, don’t you think of...

Help shape our city

Help shape our city

Sep. 26 | Apply for openings on Mpls Civil Rights Departments’ boards, commissions   Applications are now being accepted for openings on the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights’ boards and commissions, positions that the city council and mayor will...

049: zero alcohol for nine months’ pregnancy for healthy babies

049: zero alcohol for nine months’ pregnancy for healthy babies

Sep. 25 | September is FASD Awareness Month. To mark this occasion, the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) is leading the way in increasing awareness and educating women on the importance of not drinking alcohol during pregnancy. Fetal...

Let’s talk about diabetes and wellness

Let’s talk about diabetes and wellness

Sep. 24 | The Minnesota Diabetes Heart Health Collaborative (MNDHHC) invites you to join in a community conversation about diabetes and wellness to be held on Wednesday, October 8, 5:30-8 pm, at the Center for Families, 3333 N. 4th St. in Minneapolis. This...