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‘Struggling’ community can’t meet mosque security needs, local imam says
Minnesota U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger announced that his office will participate in a national campaign called United Against Hate, which aims to provide support and resources to communities of all kinds affected by hate.
BUSINESS & WORK
Marc Heu Patisserie Paris: A place for Hmong grandmas to shy teenagers
Hmong pastry chef Marc Heu wants to share his love of French pastries with new audiences.
Uber, Lyft bill passes Senate; rideshare companies ask Governor Walz to veto
A bill establishing increased protections and compensation for ridesharing app drivers has strong support from Uber and Lyft drivers.
A new grocery store in St. Paul: Karen and Nepali Foods
Kehm Rai, a former YouTube gamer who had thousands of subscribers, opened the grocery store to serve the nearby community.
East African Business Association aims to strengthen immigrant business owners
Amani Radman and Paul Jaeb founded the East African Business Association to help educate and train entrepreneurs from East Africa.
Trapped by Sudan fighting, dozens of infants and children died in Khartoum orphanage
At least 60 infants, toddlers and older children perished over the past six weeks while trapped in horrific conditions in an orphanage in Sudan’s capital as fighting raged outside.
China’s loans pushing world’s poorest countries to brink of collapse
Dozens of poor countries are facing economic instability, including Pakistan, Kenya, Zambia, Laos, and Mongolia, many under the weight of billions of dollars in foreign loans from China.
Thailand’s opposition parties, after stunning election win, set plans to enlist allies to take power
Thailand’s top two opposition parties are planning for the next stage in their bid to replace the military-dominated government after a stunning election victory in which they captured a majority of seats in the House of Representatives. Businessman Pita Limjaroenrat led his opposition Move Forward Party to a first-place finish on Sunday, surpassing most expectations.
Cyclone floods homes, cuts communications in Myanmar; at least 6 dead, 700 injured
Rescuers have evacuated about 1,000 people trapped by seawater 12 feet deep along western Myanmar’s coast after powerful Cyclone Mocha injured hundreds and cut off communications.
CLIMATE & ENVIRONMENT
Minneapolis bans new heavy-polluting industries, limits existing facilities
City zoning created areas of high pollution in neighborhoods of color. A Minneapolis code change is trying to limit those sources.
Plans to close HERC required before Hennepin County can obtain state funds
Minnesota’s massive bonding bill awards Hennepin County $26 million for an organic waste processing project, but won’t give up the cash until they see a plan to close the HERC incinerator.
Roof Depot activists win historic deal to control site from Minneapolis
Minnesota legislators award funding to clear the way for East Phillips to purchase a long-contested site from the city and implement a vision for environmental justice.
Funding for Roof Depot site hangs in balance as Legislature nears end
An East Phillips group says it has a plan to purchase the building for urban farm project, but needs money from the Legislature.
CULTURE & COMMUNITY
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