Last year Stephen Cross lived under a bridge. Today he lives at Hope Harbor which provides long-term housing for displaced people and has a new outlook on life.
Updated: April 10, 2011, - 08:57 AM
Antonio Henderson-Davis is in ways your typical 17-year old: He plays football on his high school team, likes rap music, dreams of going to college and maybe one day owning his own recording label. And, thanks to a video he shot on his sister's borrowed camera in the bathroom of his family's north Minneapolis home Henderson-Davis is also a YouTube sensation known as 50 Tyson.
Updated: April 09, 2011, - 12:04 PM
The Filipino Minnesota Association hosts the Debutantes Ball to celebrate the accomplishments of Filipino youths
Updated: March 20, 2011, - 01:22 PM
Thomas Morgan, 23, of Minneapolis doesn't take friendship lightly. Last week, he gave Gary Bozicevich, 26 - his friend of less than a year - one of his kidneys during a transplant operation at HCMC in Minneapolis.
Updated: February 19, 2011, - 09:33 PM
Less than a year has passed and Stephen Cross has gone from hopelessness to getting an apartment at Hope Harbor, a long-term residence for formerly homeless people.
Updated: December 28, 2010, - 05:06 PM
Lucia, aka Linnea Cederberg, led attendant Nicole Ellis and head star boy Rutger Van Huber through the American Swedish Institute mansion Sunday in Minneapolis. In Scandinavian countries, Lucia is celebrated Dec. 13 in a ceremony where a girl is elected to portray its namesake -- an Italian saint who was adopted by the Swedes. Wearing a white gown with a red sash and a crown of candles, Lucia walks at the head of a procession of girls, each holding a candle. The candles symbolize light in winter's darkness and the fire that refused to take St. Lucia's life when she was sentenced to be burned.
Updated: December 14, 2010, - 06:52 AM
Native American girls learn about growing into strong women at the Nawayee Center School in Minneapolis. A women's health class at the alternative school offers lessons in self-esteem and respect, and how and when to walk away from unhealthy relationships. A culture class helps them find their voices through drumming and singing -- a tradition usually reserved for males. In a recent class, girls sang a ballad, "You Should Be My Man," written by classmate Jodi Vermillion, second from left. "If you sit around the drum, it just like brings joy to you," said one student.
Updated: November 16, 2010, - 09:49 AM
Native American girls learn how to grow into strong women at the Nawayee Center School. A women’s health class offers lessons in self-esteem and respect, and how and when to walk away from unhealthy relationships. A culture class helps them find their voices through drumming and singing . In a recent class girls sang a ballad “You Should Be My Man," written by senior Jodi Vermillion.
Updated: November 16, 2010, - 09:12 AM
Blue-eyed Marly Melsh grew up in Iowa with loving parents who believed in a higher power and encouraged her to be open-minded and seek out the truth. Melsh attended a Christian college in Iowa before landing a job in Minneapolis with CommonBond Communities, a nonprofit that provides affordable housing. After arriving here, Melsh began meeting Muslims.
Updated: November 09, 2010, - 06:08 PM