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“We’re Treated like Bums” Despite Holding Jobs, Paying Taxes

Click to watch Stories of Need: Dennis

After their home in North Minneapolis was destroyed by the May 22 tornado, Dennis and Deborah were forced to seek refuge in the local Armory and at the North Commons Recreation Center. For weeks, they and their five children slept on cots on the floor of a gymnasium. Continue Reading →

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“Not only is it an injustice to us, but this neighborhood.”

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North Minneapolis resident Leonard and his family live in a house with broken windows near the corner of Knox and Lowry. For a month after the May 22 tornado that devastated the neighborhood, their gas was still turned off. Nevertheless, their landlord continues to force Leonard’s mother to pay rent, under threat of court action. Continue Reading →

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“They’re Trying to Make us Homeless!”

Click Picture to Watch Video of North Minneapolis Resident DeWayne

North Minneapolis resident DeWayne refuses to leave his home on Logan Avenue, which was damaged during the May 22 tornado, but which is still structurally sound and safe. The City of Minneapolis condemned the house and urged DeWayne and his children to go to a shelter. Continue Reading →

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Funding Services for Special Needs Children is Minnesota Value, says Dayton

Click Picture to View of Dayton's News Conference in St Cloud

Following his participation in a roundtable discussion at the Apollo School for special needs children in St. Cloud, Tuesday, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton briefed reporters on the government shutdown and the current political impasse over funding. Continue Reading →

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“A Report Card is Coming, and (GOP Freshmen) Won’t be Coming Back”

St. Paul City Council Member Melvin Carter

Several thousand union members rallied at the State Capitol to lament the public-sector workers who are unemployed under a government shutdown, to protest the GOP’s all-cuts budget, and to commend Governor Dayton for fighting to increase taxes on Minnesota millionaires. Continue Reading →

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