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The Minneapolis homeless encampment that sprung up almost overnight in August near Hiawatha and Franklin Avenue reflected how city officials and American Indian leaders made a deliberate decision to embrace the encampment as part of a wider community effort to combat homelessness. Instead of clearing the site, as most other cities have, a coalition of city, county and American Indian agencies launched a massive outreach effort to deliver housing assistance, medical care and other social services. By the time the encampment ended in December, it had grown to become one of the largest homeless settlements ever seen in the state.
Myron Peterson, a janitor at Lakeville Christian Academy who suffered a traumatic brain injury after a car accident ended up with a new ability: drawing. He's been leaving his artwork on the whiteboards in the school's classroom, surprising and delighting the students and teachers.
The Timberwolves, behind 25 points and 18 rebounds from Karl-Anthony Towns, beat the Suns 118-91 in Phoenix on Tuesday evening.
The Gophers lost 59-57 at No. 5 Michigan on Charles Matthews' buzzer-beater on Tuesday.
Hundreds gathered on the steps of the State Capitol Tuesday for the Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) March for Life.