Revitalizing North Minneapolis in the Wake of the Tornado

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Following the spring tornado that wrought destruction on North Minneapolis, local activist Anthony Newby stopped by Netroots Nation to tell The UpTake about systemic problems facing the community, and how local citizens are finding solutions.

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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