The festival took over the grounds of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church in West St. Paul over the weekend.
Jeff Smith of the MPCA said the agency doesn’t know when Northern Metals will hold its next public meeting, but that according to the settlement, they’ll need to do it quarterly.
Advocates hope the campaign teaches people that sex trafficking is happening every day in Minnesota, with or without the Super Bowl.
The grants are part of an effort on the part of MPCA to address issues facing underserved communities, or what many are now calling environmental justice.
Many at the weekend’s demonstrations called for immediate police reform, and an overhaul of Minnesota’s government and criminal justice system.
Many of those at Saturday’s rally expressed the need to address the root causes behind violent crime in urban areas.
“It’s a social gathering place,” said U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison. “It’s a place where people who are facing political struggle come to organize.”
Gov. Mark Dayton created the council last fall in response to high-profile shootings across Minnesota and nationwide.
The idea of creating a self-sustaining food network has attracted $1.5 million in grants in the last few months alone.
The idea for the arts center has been so well-received by community members that more than 200 volunteers have dedicated their time over the last month to getting the space ready for its opening.
At a rally last week, several candidates vying for public office in Minneapolis called for a “massive, demonstrable paradigm shift in the city.”
Officials say programs like RUSH are proving to be effective in moving homeless residents into permanent housing — ultimately saving the county money in emergency services.
A House budget proposal could mean a 40 percent cut in current transit lines and the need to increase fares by up to 50 cents.
Prepare + Prosper is just one of several programs providing tax-prep services to low- and moderate-income communities throughout the state.
The proposals aren’t necessarily new or unique to Minnesota, but are part of what advocates see as a significant rise in what they see as anti-LGBTQ measures throughout the country.
The findings come just two weeks after the Minneapolis Health Department announced it found bodily fluids at 11 of the city’s 17 licensed adult entertainment establishments.
Hennepin County was one of 15 jurisdictions nationwide to be selected for a pilot program by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
The Northstar Black Cooperative Fellowship will help train ten African-Americans who are either looking to start a new co-op or get extra support for their current cooperative enterprise.
In Minnesota, environmental and Native activists are gearing up for another fight against the proposed Line 3 replacement project.
MPS Superintendent Ed Graff said that the meetings will allow the district to answer questions coming from worried parents.