mndaily.com - all articles http://mndaily.com/rss/%2A en Celebrate Hmong New Year with a feast, song and dance http://mndaily.com/ae/2015/11/24/celebrate-hmong-new-year-feast-song-and-dance By: Brenda Tran<br/><p>The local Hmong community gets a double dip on holiday festivities this week, with the arrival of Thanksgiving and Hmong New Year.</p> <p>From Nov. 27-29, the Hmong Family Foundation will host a Hmong New Year celebration at the St. Paul RiverCentre. The three-day celebration features Hmong cuisine, dancing and singing contests, Hmong folk music performances, and the Miss Hmong pageant.</p> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/ae/2015/11/24/celebrate-hmong-new-year-feast-song-and-dance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A&E A&E Wed, 25 Nov 2015 03:43:54 +0000 jbekker@mndaily.com 103796 at http://mndaily.com U.S. House Democrats end sit-in over gun control http://mndaily.com/news/nation/2016/06/23/us-house-democrats-end-sit-over-gun-control By: <a href="/users/rfairclothmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Ryan Faircloth</a><br/><p>A more than 24-hour sit-in by U.S. House Democrats on chamber floors ended Thursday.</p> <p>The protest by Democratic legislators began around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday to demand votes on gun control measures in the wake of the recent mass shooting in Orlando, Florida.</p> <p>Minnesota Reps. Keith Ellison, Rick Nolan and Betty McCollum, as well as Sens. Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar, helped hold the floor to encourage voting on gun control bills to strengthen background checks and prevent people on the government&rsquo;s no-fly list from buying firearms.</p> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/news/nation/2016/06/23/us-house-democrats-end-sit-over-gun-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nation Thu, 23 Jun 2016 23:49:01 +0000 caadland@mndaily.com 115761 at http://mndaily.com Program targets teacher scarcities with loan relief http://mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2016/06/21/program-targets-teacher-scarcities-loan-relief By: <a href="/users/kbeckman" title="View User Profile">Kevin Beckman</a><br/><p><span style="line-height: 20.4px;">To address statewide teacher shortages, a new state program aims to incentivize educators with student loan assistance.</span></p> <p>The Minnesota Teacher Shortage Student Loan Repayment Program was crafted by the state legislature in 2015 and signed into law by Gov. Mark Dayton. The program, created in part by Rep. Peggy Bennett, R-Albert Lea, and Sen. Vicki Jensen, DFL-Owatonna, provides loan forgiveness to individuals who have completed their licensure and are considering teaching in areas with teacher shortages.</p> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2016/06/21/program-targets-teacher-scarcities-loan-relief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Metro & State Student Debt Wed, 22 Jun 2016 04:07:52 +0000 efee@mndaily.com 115746 at http://mndaily.com Dispute could close Cedar-Riverside mainstay http://mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2016/06/21/dispute-could-close-cedar-riverside-mainstay By: <a href="/users/eschreibermndailycom" title="View User Profile">Eliana Schreiber</a><br/><p><span style="line-height: 20.4px;">A Cedar-Riverside favorite is in danger of closing in coming weeks over a landlord-tenant dispute.</span></p> <p>Afro Deli &mdash; a cultural hub and West Bank food staple &mdash; could close its Minneapolis location due to a settlement dispute with its landlord and overseer, the African Development Center.</p> <p>The dispute dates back to 2013, when ADC Founding Executive Director Hussein Samatar died and the board elected Nasibu Sareva, said Afro Deli Owner Abdirahman Kahin.</p> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2016/06/21/dispute-could-close-cedar-riverside-mainstay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Metro & State Cedar-Riverside Wed, 22 Jun 2016 04:06:24 +0000 efee@mndaily.com 115741 at http://mndaily.com Allina nurses’ strike calls for negotiations http://mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2016/06/21/allina-nurses%E2%80%99-strike-calls-negotiations By: <a href="/users/kbeckman" title="View User Profile">Kevin Beckman</a><br/><p><span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Thousands of Twin Cities nurses went on strike Sunday morning after negotiations with Allina Health broke down in early June following a deadlock over health insurance coverage.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>A group of about 4,800 nurses from Abbott Northwestern, Phillips Eye Institute, Mercy, United and Unity hospitals joined picket lines at 7 a.m. Sunday, many just coming off shifts at their respective hospitals. The pickets will last until Sunday, June 26, according to strike&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.4px;">organizers.</span></p> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2016/06/21/allina-nurses%E2%80%99-strike-calls-negotiations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Metro & State Politics Wed, 22 Jun 2016 04:05:30 +0000 efee@mndaily.com 115736 at http://mndaily.com Uncertainty mars special session bid http://mndaily.com/news/politics/2016/06/21/uncertainty-mars-special-session-bid By: <a href="/users/rfairclothmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Ryan Faircloth</a><br/><p><span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Prospects for a special session of the state Legislature appear unlikely after Gov. Mark Dayton and lawmakers again traded blame for not reaching an agreement.</span></p> <p>With a failed compromise on a roughly $1 billion bonding bill and Dayton veto of a nearly $260 million tax bill, lawmakers continued to negotiate terms of a potential special session Tuesday.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/news/politics/2016/06/21/uncertainty-mars-special-session-bid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics Legislature Wed, 22 Jun 2016 03:58:52 +0000 efee@mndaily.com 115731 at http://mndaily.com From garden to island http://mndaily.com/ae/music/2016/06/21/garden-island By: <a href="/users/jcristo" title="View User Profile">Joesph Cristo</a><br/><p><span style="line-height: 20.4px;">While the Walker&rsquo;s yearly music festival, Rock the Garden, may not have had the Sculpture Garden as a backdrop this year, on Saturday the show went on &mdash; this time, at Boom Island Park.</span></p> <p>The sold-out show was headlined by The Flaming Lips and featured Plague Vendor, GRRRL PRTY, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, M. Ward, Poliça and Chance the Rapper. It seemed as if the whole city was there to enjoy a day of being serenaded in the sun.</p> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/ae/music/2016/06/21/garden-island" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music Local Music Walker Art Center Music Wed, 22 Jun 2016 03:57:36 +0000 efee@mndaily.com 115726 at http://mndaily.com We’re not in Brooklyn anymore http://mndaily.com/ae/food/2016/06/21/we%E2%80%99re-not-brooklyn-anymore By: Sophia Vilensky<br/><p>On the afternoon of June 15, there was only a kind-of-long line outside of Shake Shack at the Mall of America.</p> <p>Having opened June 9 in the &ldquo;Culinary on North&rdquo; area of MOA, the restaurant boasted incredible lines over the past few days. Today&rsquo;s stream, however, paled in comparison.</p> <p>At the head of the line I was greeted by a friendly employee &mdash; young and smiley, the quintessential mall food court employee.</p> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/ae/food/2016/06/21/we%E2%80%99re-not-brooklyn-anymore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Food Wed, 22 Jun 2016 03:53:20 +0000 efee@mndaily.com 115721 at http://mndaily.com From garden to island http://mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2016/06/21/garden-island By: Sophia Vilensky and Joe Cristo<br/><p>While the Walker&rsquo;s yearly music festival, Rock the Garden, may not have had the Sculpture Garden as a backdrop this year, on Saturday the show went on &mdash; this time, at Boom Island Park.</p> <p>The sold-out show was headlined by The Flaming Lips and featured Plague Vendor, GRRRL PRTY, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, M. Ward, Poliça and Chance the Rapper. It seemed as if the whole city was there to enjoy a day of being serenaded in the sun.</p> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2016/06/21/garden-island" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Metro & State Wed, 22 Jun 2016 03:51:35 +0000 efee@mndaily.com 115716 at http://mndaily.com Eat this: food trucks http://mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2016/06/21/eat-food-trucks By: Joe Cristo<br/><p>The food at Rock the Garden is almost as important as the music. Every year a bevy of vendors gather around the flock of hungry festival-goers delivering very specific, sometimes foreign food. This year, I decided to try six different food trucks and feature my top three favorites. It was definitely hard, but the best stuck out in my mind by balancing flavor and originality. Let me recommend a few.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Hot Indian Foods:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2016/06/21/eat-food-trucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Metro & State Wed, 22 Jun 2016 03:48:53 +0000 efee@mndaily.com 115711 at http://mndaily.com