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Local libraries offer free homework assistance
Sunday, November 01 2009
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 Hennepin County Library is offering Homework Hub, in-person homework help available at nine libraries – as well as online tools that students need for their homework, such as databases, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a calculator. Assistance in literacy and subjects such as reading, math, history, and language arts is provided free by tutors and volunteers on a drop-in basis at nine libraries: Augsburg Park (Richfield), Brookdale (Brooklyn Center) and Hopkins in suburban Hennepin County, and East Lake, Franklin, Hosmer, Central, North Regional, and Sumner libraries in Minneapolis. For Homework Hub hours and more info, see:  Hennepin County Library is also offering Homework Rescue. Homework Rescue is staffed by certified tutors, who will help students with homework in core subjects – math (algebra I and II, geometry, trigonometry and calculus), science (biology, chemistry, physics and earth science), social studies, and English/language arts. For grades 3-12. Available in English and Spanish, 1-11 p.m., seven days a week. Students can access the online service, which is made possible by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), via the Hennepin County Library website at:
Coffee shop opens in North Minneapolis
Sunday, November 01 2009
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  A brand new part-Native owned and operated coffee shop is now open in north Minneapolis, off I-94 (on the corner of 42nd and Lyndale). The 42nd Avenue Station will feature open-mic night’s as well free music in the evenings. They also have room for business meetings, light lunches, and other group gatherings. Owners are Robert Rice and Geno Gelhaye.                            4171 Lyndale Avenue N., Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call 612-845-8124 or 612-710-8177.
Shalynne Nipwater new Miss Mankato
Sunday, November 01 2009
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Shalynne Nipwater, age 16, has won the title of Miss Mankato 2009 at the annual Mankato Powwow held in Mankato, MN in Sept. Nipwater is attending South High and looking for commuity support to raise money for a school trip to Spain.

For more information call 612-636-8658. Donations can be sent to: 5152 28th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN.  
James Anderson one of NCAIED's '40 Under 40' award winners
Sunday, November 01 2009
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 James Anderson, (Choctaw/Ojibwe) son of “Famous” Dave Anderson, has been named one of The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s “Native American 40 under 40” award. Anderson is one of the founders of Life skills for Leadership Training in the Twin Cities. The honorees represent existing and emerging Indian leaders nominated and selected based on their demonstration of leadership, initiative and dedication in promoting Native businesses and communities. The 2009 winners include attorneys, entrepreneurs, tribal leaders and academics. Some of the others chosen include: Brandon Yellowbird Stevens, Oneida Nation of Wisconsin;  Richard Tallbear, Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate; Sahar Nouri, MD, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa; and Stacey Thunder, Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians.
Fond du Lac Tribal Community College has new President
Sunday, November 01 2009
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  The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees has appointed Larry Anderson as president of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. Anderson, 58, has served as interim president since July 1, 2008.  Previously, he held various positions at the college, including vice president of administration and student affairs; director of student services; dean of the college and athletic director.  Anderson said, “It is an extreme honor to be president of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.  
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