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For many, the civil-rights work of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. remains unfinished. A new generation of black leaders in the Twin Cities area has emerged to carry their message of justice forward.
The pursuit of happiness is one of the great human pursuits. This project is not an attempt to define what happiness means. It is an exploration of the unique path each individual takes in pursuit of his or her own happiness, and the many struggles and triumphs encountered along the way.
Star Tribune reporter Mark Brunswick and photographer Richard Sennott spent four weeks embedded with the Minnesota National Guard's 114th Transportation Co. in Afghanistan. They also joined a special Guard team that is helping train Afghan army members to defend the country against insurgents.
Aditya Kshirsagar, 6, performed with the rest of his group at a Diwali celebration in Minnetonka on Saturday.
John Wehrly, above center, joined the growing ranks at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity for the opening mass of the school year last weekend. His class of 33 is the largest since 1981 at the seminary, located at the University of St. Thomas. "I've had this desire towards the priesthood and towards the life of single service to God's people and God since I was an undergrad," said Wehrly, 27. Still, he wavered about making the commitment. On April 1, he said, he prayed to God for an open heart and got his answer. "You've got me," he said. "At least for this next year, and if this is what you want of me, I know it is going to fulfill me. So I say yes."
MacPhail Center for Music opens its shiny (and rusty) new home near the Mississippi this weekend.
With Barack Obama's momentous bid to become the nation's 44th president, we asked notable Minnesotans to respond to this question: "What does Obama's historic election mean to you?" Most talked about standing between the pain of the past and the promise of the future.
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