Nawal Noor was named one of 24 Bush Foundation fellows this year. She plans to expand her business and pursue national leadership opportunities.

Somali American is trailblazer in a construction field with few women, people of color

As a developer and general contractor, Nawal Noor is leading efforts to diversify the industry.
New nonprofit Let Grow urges parents to land those helicopters and let kids be kids
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New nonprofit Let Grow urges parents to land those helicopters and let kids be kids

July 12
How do we let go? Minnesota native Diane Redleaf has a suggestion: Practice.
Open Eye’s popular “driveway tours” feature free puppet shows for fans young and old in backyards, front yards and parks.
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Twin Cities' theater brings magical, free, puppet shows to backyards and parks

July 12
For 17 summers, the driveway tour has been roving through the Twin Cities to perform.
World War II veteran Dan Rankin, 95, shares a laugh with Maria Baker.
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Diner patrons treat WWII veteran to hearty breakfast every day

July 12
Patrons have been regularly paying for the 95-year-old's meal to thank him for his service.
Michael Platt whipped up a lemon cake at his home in Bowie, Md., as his mother, Danita Platt, watched. He threw himself into baking after being diagno
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For every cupcake he sells, 13-year-old baker Maryland gives one to the homeless

July 12
From a young age, Michael C. Platt loved two things: Martin Luther King Jr. and cupcakes.
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Senior walkers embrace idea of coming together for a common purpose

July 12
The groups drew inspiration from Moai, a tradition that began in Okinawa, Japan.
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Odessa and her human set a new record at the dog mile world championship

July 5
Sweet-tempered German shorthaired pointer may also be the world's fastest.
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Something on your mind? Volunteer Twin Cities group will listen without judgment

July 5
Sidewalk Talk Twin Cities brings a nonjudgmental ear to public spaces.
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