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  • Singer Cody James: Loving the Unlovable

  • Posted on September 29, 2014 by Murphy News Service Singer Cody James: Loving the Unlovable News It’s easy to love the sick and hungry, but can you love the lost and hurtful? By Kali Dingman For Murphy News Service The early morning Minnesota snowstorm brings stillness to the usually hectic front lobby of the Wright County Jail. Wearing a modest......read more



  • Minneapolis holds first Transgender Equity Summit

  • Posted on September 26, 2014 by Murphy News Service Minneapolis holds first Transgender Equity Summit News By Kaylee Kruschke Murphy News Service Angelica’s mother looked her in the face and told her to kill herself. A child, confused about who she was on the inside vs. the outside, then consumed her mom’s pills from the bathroom cabinet, attempting an......read more



  • Highway 101 construction leaves business owners struggling

  • Posted on September 26, 2014 by Murphy News Service Highway 101 construction leaves business owners struggling Business, Transportation By Jake Stark Murphy News Service When Laurie Rejzer bought Green Planet Consignment in 2012, she had high hopes for her transition to the small business world. Two years later, a highway reconstruction project has put a damper on her dream.......read more



  • Primrose Park Boutique opening in Northeast Mpls

  • Posted on September 26, 2014 by Murphy News Service Primrose Park Boutique opening in Northeast Mpls Business, Fashion By Lindsay Snider Murphy News Service  Primrose Hill in London, England is a picturesque neighborhood with colorful house fronts, fresh flowers, booming cafes and restaurants, and trendy boutiques. Its fashionable atmosphere is what inspired Jennifer Carnahan to launch Primrose Park boutique......read more



  • Communication is Greatest ‘Asset to Public Safety’

  • Posted on September 26, 2014 by Murphy News Service Communication is Greatest ‘Asset to Public Safety’ Public Safety By Haley Egle Murphy News Service University of Minnesota officials are committed this year to talking about safety issues concerning areas on and around the Twin Cities campuses. Crime alert emails flooded the inboxes of University of Minnesota students, staff, and......read more



  • Change in fashion-buying habits has mainstream clothing retailers scrambling to hold market share

  • Posted on September 25, 2014 by Murphy News Service Change in fashion-buying habits has mainstream clothing retailers scrambling to hold market share Business By Nathan Sommer Murphy News Service Evolving consumer preferences have youth-targeted mainstream clothing retailers such as Abercrombie & Fitch Co, Aeropostale and Hollister Co. facing downturns in sales and plunging stock market prices over the past......read more



  • Executive sleep out planned Sunday to benefit homeless youth

  • Posted on September 25, 2014 by Murphy News Service Executive sleep out planned Sunday to benefit homeless youth Community By Emily LePain Murphy News Service  More than 65 local business executives and community leaders will be sleeping outside Sunday night to raise money and awareness for youth homelessness near YouthLink, a nonprofit on the edge of downtown. The goal......read more



  • Westminster Town Hall Forum’s fall season underway

  • Posted on September 25, 2014 by Murphy News Service Westminster Town Hall Forum’s fall season underway Community, News By Emily LePain Murphy News Service The Westminster Town Hall Forum’s fall season features a lineup of dynamic speakers who will speak about a variety of social justice issues. The forums are free and take place in the sanctuary of Westminster......read more



  • Absentee voting ‘without excuse’ under way across Minnesota

  • Posted on September 25, 2014 by Murphy News Service Absentee voting ‘without excuse’ under way across Minnesota News, Politics By Nathan Sommer Murphy News Service        Absentee voting has officially opened across the state for the Nov. 4 general election, and for the first time, registered voters are not required to provide a reason for voting early.......read more



  • Black Rainbow’s Last Stand

  • Posted on September 24, 2014 by Murphy News Service Black Rainbow’s Last Stand Music By Ryan Sexton Murphy News Service On a September evening when a certain melancholy hung in the air at Povlitzkis On 65 in Spring Lake Park, there remained still a palpable excitement among the metal community; tonight would be the final performance of Black Rainbow,......read more



  • New addition to Rhymesayers a breath of fresh air

  • Posted on September 23, 2014 by Murphy News Service New addition to Rhymesayers a breath of fresh air Music, Profile By Logan Lafferty Murphy News Service The jazz playing softly through the speakers at the Black Dog Café in St. Paul provides the coffee-drinkers a soothing environment. They either read or converse quietly with the others at their table.......read more



  • No burning controversy yet over U’s new no-smoking rules

  • Posted on September 23, 2014 by Murphy News Service No burning controversy yet over U’s new no-smoking rules News By Jenny Handke Murphy News Service A smoke-free campus policy put in place over the summer by the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities’ has received relatively little pushback during its first full semester of being in effect. The “Share the......read more



  • Park Board offers tree-care tips

  • Posted on September 22, 2014 by Murphy News Service Park Board offers tree-care tips Environment By Kaylee Kruschke Murphy News Service Fall is a good time to prune ash trees since the Emerald ash borers are dormant until spring. The beetle remains dormant between Labor Day and May 1 most years, according to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.......read more



  • State party leaders reflect on state elections ahead

  • Posted on September 22, 2014 by Murphy News Service State party leaders reflect on state elections ahead Politics By David Litin Murphy News Service With the midterm election less than two months away, both major political parties are revved up to face off in many state and federal races. The governor’s mansion changed parties in 2010 after Republican Gov.......read more



  • Putting the park in parking

  • Posted on September 22, 2014 by Murphy News Service Putting the park in parking Art, Community FAIR School Students Anna Berger and Madeline Chamberlain making music for passers-by at the intersection of Hennepin Ave and Spruce Place. By Meritte Dahl Murphy News Service Interactive art installations, musicians, yoga and reading space took over some metered parking spots in Minneapolis......read more