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An Invitation into the Future with The Minnesota Project


Wed, Oct 7th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

In 2039, what will we be eating; how will travel; and will our teens still be celebrating their high school prom? The Minnesota Project will provide a light and humorous look into the future of sustainability at its 30th anniversary celebration on Saturday, October 24th at the Stepping Stone Theater in St. Paul. The evening will include theater, local foods, friends, and a stirring vision of what's to come.

SAINT PAUL, Minnesota, October 7, 2009 - The Minnesota Project will celebrate its 30th anniversary on Saturday, October 24th from 6:30-10 pm at the Stepping Stone Theater in Saint Paul. At the event, The Minnesota Project will share its vision for a sustainable future while guests will enjoy an array of local foods prepared by the famous Chowgirls.

"This celebration is about the next thirty years. Creating an active legacy for our children and talking about what's new in clean energy, agriculture, and local food," said Executive Director Rebecca Baumann. "Our intent is to have fun, celebrate our first 30 years, and introduce our new programs, while tasting just how great the future can be."

The event will feature an original Stepping Stone Youth Theater production commissioned by The Minnesota Project. The production, Prom Night, 2039, tells the story of a St. Paul high school romantic rivalry as a means of envisioning a future in which light rail transit, solar and wind power, and organic family farms have all become facts of ordinary life. Afterwards, representatives from the board of directors will describe the projects by which The Minnesota Project plans to champion the sustainable production and equitable distribution of energy and food in communities across Minnesota.

Throughout its long history, The Minnesota Project has been a leader in advancing sustainability. Most recently, The Minnesota Project gleaned more than 13,000 pounds of fruit for local food shelves as a part of its Fruits of the City initiative. In addition to gleaning, Fruits of the City helps Twin Cities residents establish community orchards and offers workshops in fruit tree training, pruning, and overall care. Another new initiative, Community Energy, seeks to help Minnesota communities achieve greater self-sufficiency through developing solar, wind and other renewable sources of energy. The goal of both projects is, in Baumann's words, to insure "sustainable and safe food and energy for all of us."



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Latino AIDS Awareness Day in Minnesota set for October 15

Wed, Oct 7th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

For the seventh year, Minnesota joins the nationwide observance on Oct. 15 of National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) in response to the rising HIV infection rates among Latinos across the nation. This year's national theme is, United we can: Stop ..... 
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Minnesota Historical Society Launches Grant Program to Preserve State's History and Cultural Heritage

Wed, Oct 7th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

Society to award $6.75 million statewide for projects of enduring value

over the next two years;

Deadline for first grant application is October 30.

ST. PAUL (Oct. 6, 2009) – Without a concerted effort, our state’s hi< ..... 
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MINNEAPOLIS MAYOR R.T. RYBAK AMONG FOUR U.S. MAYORS NAMED AS FELLOWS BY THE URBAN LAND INSTITUTE DANIEL ROSE CENTER FOR PUBLIC LEADERSHIP IN LAND USE

Wed, Oct 7th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

WASHINGTON (October 6, 2009) - The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use has named Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and three other outstanding local community leaders to serve in fellowships for the Center throu ..... 
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Minnesota records three new deaths associated with H1N1 novel influenza

Fri, Oct 2nd, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) today announced that three people have died recently from complications due to infection with the H1N1 novel influenza virus. They were a Watonwan County woman in her 40s, a Dakota County woman in her 50s and ..... 
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THEATRE SHOWCASE AND HOW-TO TRAINING GET MINNESOTA ELDERS ON STAGE

Sun, Sep 27th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN - People over 60 are taking the stage across Minnesota in performance venues ranging from the Fringe Festival to school classrooms and condo party spaces. They tell stories, do standup comedy, give dramatic readings and more. ..... 
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Minnesotans encouraged to be persistent in getting seasonal flu shots

Wed, Sep 23rd, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

Minnesotans seeking seasonal flu shots who find their health care provider is temporarily out of vaccine should not be discouraged, state health officials say, but should keep checking with their provider to see when more will be available. Adequate ..... 
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AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION OPENS GREATER MINNESOTA CHAPTER

Wed, Sep 23rd, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

New York, NY - September 21, 2009 - The American Foundation for Suicide

Prevention (AFSP) has opened its newest chapter. The addition of the

Greater Minnesota Chapter brings the total number of AFSP chapters in the

U.S. to 36. ..... 
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MINNESOTA TRAFFIC DEATHS HIT 300 FOR THE YEAR

Wed, Sep 23rd, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL - Minnesota's year-to-date traffic fatalities topped 300 over the weekend, putting the state on pace to have fewer traffic deaths than 2008, which had the lowest death count since 1945. As of September 21, the state has recorded 302 traffic ..... 
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