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The Hennepin County Library, Walker Branch at 2880 Hennepin Avenue cele-brated it’s last day on Saturday, September 22.
Hennepin County Commis-sioner Gail Dorfman presented a special “Family Storytime” to celebratethe forthcoming new library.
The new library is estimated to be completedby mid-2014.
(Photo by Bruce Cochran)
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Fall street sweeping set to begin
Fall is here, and that means Minneapolis street sweeping crews arepreparing to sweep streets across the city. Drivers will need to parkoff the selected streets and out of the crew’s way so they can do a thor-ough job cleaning our roadways.Minneapolis Public Works will begin the big task of curb-to-curbsweeping and leaf collection on Tuesday, October 23. During thefour weeks of the comprehensive fall street sweep, crews will cleanup about 1,100 miles of city streets. To make sure the sweepers cando the best job possible, temporary “No Parking” signs will be postedon selected streets at least 24 hours in advance to insure streets willbe clear of cars when they’re swept. Please Note: The first signs willbe posted Monday, October 22, and sweeping will begin the nextday. Anyone who parks on the street will need to follow street sweepparking rules or their cars may be ticketed and towed.
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“No Parking” signs – City crews will post “No Parking” signs at least24 hours before sweeping any streets. Parking will be banned from 7am to 4:30 pm on the day a street is swept. The “No Parking” signswill be removed as soon as possible after a street has been completelyswept to allow people to resume parking. Vehicles not in compliancewith “No Parking” signs may be ticketed and towed to the Minne-apolis Impound Lot.
The City will use Facebook and Twitter to post periodic street sweep-ing updates and information.
To become a fan of the City of Minneapolis Facebook page, go towww.facebook.com/cityofminneapolis.
To follow the City’s Twitter account, go to www.twitter.com/ CityMinneapolis.
In addition to the “No Parking” signs that will be posted the daybefore sweepers come through, the City will make about 3,500 auto-mated phone calls each evening to let residents know their street willbe swept the next day.
There’s no guarantee that the calls will reacheveryone, so residents should be sure to check the schedule and watchfor signs.
By: Melissa Slachetka
You probably all have yourcalendar’s marked for Tuesday,November 6th and that littlegreen card with your pollingplace tacked up on the fridge, sit-ting on your desk, or stacked inyour basket of mail. Maybe youalready know who you are goingto vote for, but if you need moreinformation or it’s your first timevoting, October is a great monthstart investigating your options.
votng 101:Some normaton to helpou ote n Noember
Be sure to check the green cardfor your polling location, as thisis something that can change andyou don’t want to be waiting inline at the wrong place or show-ing up at an empty building.Yes, you can leave work to vote.Employees are allowed to taketime (which is to be consideredpaid leave) to vote during themorning on Election Day.
Mnnesota ConsttutonalAmenments that wll be onthe Ballot:
Recognition of Marriage Sole-ly Between One Man and OneWoman (Vote ‘Yes’ or ‘No’)
“Shall the Minnesota Constitu-tion be amended to provide thatonly a union of one man and onewoman shall be valid or recog-nized as a marriage in Minne-sota?”
Photo Identification Required forVoting (Vote ‘Yes’ or ‘No’)
“Shall the Minnesota Constitu-tion be amended to require allvoters to present valid photoidentification to vote and torequire the state to provide freeidentification to eligible voters,effective July 1, 2013?”You can find plenty of informa-tion online to help you makedecision and find polling spots.www.vote411.org and www.onyourballot.vote411.org evenhave a complete ballot to lookat, customized to your location,which includes websites andinformation on the candidates.
process, including the party plat-form, for the Republican Partyin 2012 was dominated by con-servative extremists with a verynarrow definition of religion.Presidential candidates adheredto this rigid ideology to survivethe selection process. Republicansare traditionally associated withconservatism which has meantadhering to the tried and trueand holding back radical change.That has been flipped on its headwith party positions radicallyat odds with tradition, includ-ing that America is a Christiannation and the wall of separa-tion between church and state iswrong. However, this seems toapply more to social issues likewomen’s health and reproduc-tive rights and marriage equalitythan it does to economic justice.
If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn’t help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesuswas just as selfish as we are, or we’ve got to acknowledge that He commanded us to love the poor and serve the needywithout condition and then admit that we just don’t want to do it.Stephen ColbertYou are either on the side of the oppressed or on the side of the oppressor.You can’t be neutral. Archbishop Desmond Tutu
It has taken a long time to fullyaccept this sorry situation as real-ity and to express it publicly. I’mfervently hoping that Ameri-cans will reject this extremistconservatism in the Novemberelections. It will most likely bedifficult for many who havecherished recollections of mod-erate conservatism, and perhapsnegative feelings about the otherparty. I also plead with voters todevote hearts, minds and energyto restoring balance in the com-ing years.
You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad. Aldous HuxleyThose who have the privilege to know have the duty to act. Albert Einstein Righteousness exalts a nation. Hate just makes people miserable. Fannie Lou Hamer Phyllis Stenerson is the previous Editor of the Uptown Neighbor- hood News. Information providing context can be found at www.Pro- gressiveValues.org. Comments can be sent to Phyllis@progressiveval-uess.org.