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Mayor Frey nominates Brian O’Hara for Minneapolis police chief

Mayor Jacob Frey announced on Thursday his nomination of Newark Deputy Mayor Brian O’Hara as the next Minneapolis police chief.

Historical Society enshrines local hip hop legacy

Conspiracy theories feed White nationalist hate

Big Lie candidates running in November 

Arts + Culture

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Film fest caps 20 years of celebrating Black storytelling

It’s been two decades since the Twin Cities Black Film Festival became an annual fall fixture for cinema lovers.

Rapper Coolio passes away at age 59

Rihanna to headline Super Bowl halftime show

Legendary jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis dies at age 87

Sports

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Black women rise to C-Suite leadership roles

Las Vegas Aces Team President Nikki Fargas is the only Black executive to hold such a title in the WNBA.

Photos of the week

Saints pitcher says he’s right where he wants to be

Business

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Taking steps toward homeownership

How do you know when you’re ready to buy a home? Shaun Simpson of JPMorgan Chase offers some insight.

For this business, the pandemic has been empowering

COVID-19 Info & Resources

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I’ve never had Covid. Does that mean I’m immune?

Some ‘sick’ individuals may assume their symptoms are cold or allergy-related and choose not to test.

Long Covid: What is it?

Health & Wellness

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Physicians and implicit bias

Cultural stereotypes may not be consciously endorsed, but their mere existence influences how information about an individual is processed.

Help ease patient pain during Sickle Cell Awareness Month

Opinion

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The cruelty of exploiting vulnerable people for political gain

DeSantis’s scheme to deceive, , and harm vulnerable people seeking asylum is evidence that the cruelty wielded by Trump and embraced by so many of his followers will continues to poison our politics.

Bulletin

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Docket: A free, one-stop app for your immunization records

Introduced in 2021, the app offers Minnesotans one-stop digital access to their immunization history through the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection.

Free job skills training program at Goodwill Easter Seals

No bags please!

Go Green

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Mpls advances controversial Roof Depot demolition

‘There’s a long history of toxic substances being in this community. We have an opportunity to change that.’

Education

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Department of Education seeking loan forgiveness applications by Nov. 15

Following President Joe Biden’s announcement canceling student loan debt of up to $20,000 for specific borrowers, the U.S. Department of Education said applications for relief under the plan should be submitted by Nov. 15.