Taylor Tinkham, 29, stood next to a chalk drawing she made as part of her CeMental Breaks, a movement she hopes will catch on across the state.

Chalk art creations popping up on Mpls. sidewalks encourage mental health breaks

Since April, a local artist has left a couple hundred chalk sketches throughout the city encouraging passersby to stop and take a moment for themselves.
Richard McLemore spoke to law students about serving time in prison for murder before turning his life around. He now runs his own leadership training
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Minnesota's largest community foundation helps give former inmates a second chance

September 13
Over the past five years, the St. Paul & Minnesota Foundations has awarded a growing amount of money to organizations focused on criminal justice reform.
Wanda Walker
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Minneapolis time-management guru turns procrastinators into goal-setters

September 13
For 30 years, the Brooklyn Park-based owner of Uniquely Yours Consulting has been helping people, mostly by getting out of their own way.
The Improvaneers, an improv troupe for performers with Down syndrome, enjoyed two sold-out shows recently in Akron, Ohio.
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Improv troupe for actors with Down syndrome inspires confidence

September 13
"When I started thinking about the tenets of improvisation and what it actually means and what you could learn from it, it felt like this is a missing link to the disability community," the director said.
Robert Gay stands with his bike outside the Rainier Beach Community Center on Aug. 9, 2019. Gay, a novice cyclist, has partnered with Trips for Kids t
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'Fantastical' idea to bike across U.S. gets real as a way to honor his brother

September 13
He plans to ride 4,764 miles over 107 days as a tribute to his brother who died from leukemia.
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Comcast customer rep and her supervisor help save man's life in Michigan

September 13
The man was having a stroke 890 miles away.
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September 16
Hands-On Twin Cities offers a range of opportunities. Learn more about which groups need volunteers at handsontwincities.org or 612-379-4900.
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Lake Hiawatha's guardian artist uses sculptures to call attention to trash problem

September 6
In his Minneapolis neighborhood and at City Hall, Sean Connaughty has become known as the lake's outspoken caretaker.
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