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September 17, 2014
Hennepin Avenue exit ramp from northbound I-35W in Minneapolis closing Aug. 12–26
Posted 8/11/2014
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Ukrainian Heritage Festival, Sept. 21
Posted 8/19/2014
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Sierra club bike tour of Minneapolis, Sept. 20
Posted 8/19/2014
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Air sampling plea
Written by Margo Ashmore
Posted 8/19/2014
If you’ve been intrigued by recent articles in the Northeaster and NorthNews about air quality, here’s something you can do: Volunteers are still needed to host the sampling canisters for August 25-28 in four different areas of Northeast and North Minneapolis.

All you have to do is put the canister outside in a safe place, chain it to something that won’t walk off, open it at 5 p.m. Monday and close it at 5 p.m. Thursday. It’s a simple lever.

Volunteers do also need to pick up and drop off the canister at the testing lab, Pace Analytical, in Southeast Minneapolis. The pickup can be done immediately before the Monday test, or between 11:30 and 1 p.m. that day.

If you’re in one of these areas and want to volunteer, call Jenni Lansing of the City of Minneapolis at 612-673-3023. The areas are:

- North Minneapolis between 44th and 34th Avenues N., from Emerson west to the city limits.

- North Minneapolis between Golden Valley Road and Plymouth, from Fremont west to the city limits.

- Northeast Minneapolis in the uppermost Northeast corner

- Northeast/Southeast south and east of Broadway and University (roughly).

Study organizers would like to have the same volunteers host canisters in August, November, February, May, and August of 2015, but you do not have to commit to all.

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Smorgasbord at North UMC, Sept. 18
Posted 8/18/2014
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Riverwalk at Kroening, Sept. 6
Posted 8/17/2014
January 23 marks the celebration of Chinese New Year 2012. This year the zodiac sign is the Dragon, with the special Chinese eleent of water. Come to the Kroening Interpretive Center in North Mississippi Regional Park, Minneapolis on Sunday, Jan. 22, anytime between 1 and 3 p.m. and discover the meaning of this ancient tradition and the mythology that arrives with the Year of the Water Dragon. Meet some real-life animals that live in and along the Mississippi River, then create a Chinese lantern or make your own dragon puppet and have a dragon parade along the river. This program is free and open to all ages.
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Mental illness support group for young adults meets in Dinkytown
Posted 8/14/2014
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English classes for adult refugees, immigrants and asylees
Posted 8/14/2014
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Free dog training to owners of "power breed" dogs adopted from Minneapolis Animal Care & Control
Posted 8/13/2014
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Save the date! JACC celebrates 50 years of service
Posted 8/11/2014
Save the date and come help the Jordan Area Community Council celebrates 50 years of service on Thursday, Oct. 16 at North Regional Library. Questions? Email .
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Emergency responders conducting training exercise on Boom Island and Mississippi River Aug. 12
Posted 8/11/2014
From the City of Minneapolis:

The Minneapolis Office of Emergency Management will be hosting a training exercise simulating a full-scale public safety emergency 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 (exercise begins at 9 a.m.). This exercise will include participants from the Minneapolis Fire Department, Minneapolis Park Police, St. Paul Fire, Emergency Medical Services Community, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, United States Coast Guard, and the Minnesota National Guard’s 55th Civil Support Team as well as other agencies. While folks in the area may hear loud noises and possibly see smoke, this is only a training exercise. The exercise poses no danger to the public, so please do not call 911 or 311 about this exercise. That will help operators remain available to handle actual emergencies.

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Actors & Spectators
Northrup King Building
Sept. 13-Oct. 25; reception Saturday, Sept. 27, 7-10 p.m.
Free dog training to owners of "power breed" dogs adopted from Minneapolis Animal Care & Control

Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary
Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary
Open daily mid-April through Oct. 15, 7:30 a.m. to 1/2 hour before sunset
English classes for adult refugees, immigrants and asylees
International Institute of Minnesota
Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., ongoing
Adult Reading Circle
Sumner Library
Thursdays, Sept. 4-Nov. 20, 5-6 p.m.
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