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Bottineau Transitway: A Mobile Guided Tour
The call came through around 2pm last Friday. I was on a conference call with a client so I let it go to voicemail. It was Wynfred Russell. He is the executive director of ACER (African Career, Education & Resource, Inc.), a Brooklyn Park nonprofit. He was reminding me the next day was the daylong tour of the proposed Bottineau transitway. I had it in my calendar but for some reason I had assumed it was on a weekday and not a weekend. I normally run two marathons during the year and practice season is in high gear around this time of year.
Teams decided for today’s Minnesota African Cup semis
Liberia, Gambia, Guinea and Kenya are the four teams qualified for this year's Minnesota African Cup soccer semi-finals which will be held today at the Zane Sports complex in Brooklyn Park.
Africa Cup dedicates tournament to Mshale
The 4th edition of the Minnesota Africa Soccer Cup tournament kicked off last weekend in Brooklyn Park with a dizzying eight matches in two days involving eight teams.
Debate Over Birthright Citizenship: A Devious Distraction from Needed Reform
The debate over abolishing birthright citizenship is one more distraction from fixing our broken immigration system. Instead of focusing on comprehensive reform, Republican leaders are proposing constitutional amendments to deny citizenship to “anchor babies” – a derogatory term used to describe children born in the U.S. to undocumented immigrants.
Liberians in Minnesota: A community divided
When U.S. Representative Erik Paulsen walked through the doors of Brooklyn United Methodist Church in Brooklyn Center recently, little did he know he was walking into what one meeting participant later called a "booby-trap.
More IT professionals and investors needed, Tanzania convention told
MINNEAPOLIS - Tanzania is in need of more skilled IT personnel and investors to fully exploit the recent landing of the submarine cable in the country, the second annual Diaspora Council for Tanzanians in America convention (DICOTA) in Minneapolis was told during the second day of deliberations on how to harness the resources of the Diaspora for the development of the country.
Tips for Deducting Charitable Contributions
When preparing to file your federal tax return, don't forget your contributions to charitable organizations. Your donations could add up to a sizeable tax deduction if you itemize on IRS Form 1040, Schedule A.
Grassroots Organizing Needed to Advocate for Debt Relief
It all started when the oil producing nations decided to hike oil prices in the late 1970's. Just like that, these mostly Middle Eastern countries had vast sums of money. And they needed a secure place to keep it, so they put it in Western Banks. Now, suddenly, banks had more money than they knew what to do with it. So, they loaned it out. They loaned it out to developing nations at absurdly low interest rates.
How To Deduct Your Vacation
The IRS says you can deduct expenses for taking a business trip or business convention. And there's no reason the trip shouldn't coincide with your vacation.
New Complex Production Deduction
If you're a small business owner here's one more reason to have a professional handle your business return. The American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 added the domestic production activities deduction, a tax benefit for certain domestic production activities. This deduction provides a tax savings against income attributable to domestic production activities.
Ghanaians in Minnesota celebrate 66 years of their homeland’s independence
Ghanaian immigrants from all over Minnesota came together in the Twin Cities on Saturday to celebrate 66 years of their home country’s independence. The Ghana...