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Local Juneteenth event continues to grow in its fourth year | Local News

Mankato’s June 10th celebration came just days after President Joe Biden signed the bill, making the date a federal holiday. “It’s considered the longest-running African American holiday in the United States,” said Reggie Edwards, Brooklyn Center city manager and former Mankato resident. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers brought news of freedom to […]

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Local Juneteenth event continues to grow in its fourth year | Local News

Mankato’s June 10th celebration came just days after President Joe Biden signed the bill, making the date a federal holiday.

“It’s considered the longest-running African American holiday in the United States,” said Reggie Edwards, Brooklyn Center city manager and former Mankato resident.

Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers brought news of freedom to enslaved blacks in Galveston, Texas, two months after the Confederation surrendered. That was about two and a half years after the emancipation proclamation that freed slaves in the southern states.

Edwards noted that the 155 years since then represent only a few generations. “Its not long ago. My great-great-grandparents were teenagers when the emancipation declaration was signed. “

Edwards said it was exciting to see the day turn into a national holiday. “I was proud to be able to inform my employees that we are closing the town hall and taking the day (Friday) off for June 10th.”

However, some at the event said that while they hope the national designation can make more people aware of the history of slavery, they are also skeptical about why it was overwhelmingly passed by Congress.

“I don’t think you have to make it a national day to validate it. It was always a special day, ”said KPW, a hip-hop artist who also sold his self-designed sweatshirts and t-shirts.

He believes Congress wanted to make a politically helpful and symbolic statement by voting over the holidays, but said that only further progress would be made towards real change and inclusion issues. “If things don’t really change, a vacation doesn’t mean anything.” Still, he hopes the name will at least raise awareness of Juneteenth and the history of slavery.

KPW performed at the event on Saturday and sold his “Pro Signature” shirts, each of which he designed with a stylized version of his profile on the front and his signature on the back.

This year’s fourth annual Juneteenth event in Mankato focused on black-owned shops with a line of vendors lined up on the street next to the civic center.

Kelly Chambliss was surrounded by family members at the Zoe’s Fixin booth, offering pork rib samples and selling his ribs and sauces.

“It’s a passionate project,” said Chambliss of his business. He started doing this five years ago after his 3 1/2 year old daughter Zoe died. All of the homemade sauces and condiments he creates and sells are named after a family member or loved one. One is named for a white cop the Chicago family knows who they say is focused on bridging the gap between the police and the black community.

“It’s a love project,” he said of the business. He hosts events and sells his sauces and rubs online (Zoes Fixins on Facebook and Instagram).

“I send things out to people. Now I’m trying to find a way to ship ribs because everyone is always asking to have them. “

Chambliss is originally from Chicago and has lived in Mankato since 2013. “I love this city. It’s wonderful to be able to bring this kind of food here. “

Yvette Monique Anthony had a booth for her Monique Hair Company where she displayed a variety of hair braids, eyelashes and other items.

“I’m known for braiding hair, wigs, and bundles.” She used to run a small shop, but now works from home. She said the use of her middle name for her business was made for practical reasons. “People couldn’t quite say Yvette so I went with Monique.”

Anthony said it means nothing to them that the government makes Juneteenth a national holiday. “I don’t care what the government does, it’s about us and our community. When the government told us what to do we were in trouble, but when we started taking care of ourselves and our community it was good. “

The celebration was hosted by the Greater Mankato Diversity Council in collaboration with the Minnesota Hip Hop Coalition and the Mankato Area Foundation.

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Local Juneteenth event continues to grow in its fourth year | Local News

Mankato’s June 10th celebration came just days after President Joe Biden signed the bill, making the date a federal holiday. “It’s considered the longest-running African American holiday in the United States,” said Reggie Edwards, Brooklyn Center city manager and former Mankato resident. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers brought news of freedom to […]

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Local Juneteenth event continues to grow in its fourth year | Local News

Mankato’s June 10th celebration came just days after President Joe Biden signed the bill, making the date a federal holiday.

“It’s considered the longest-running African American holiday in the United States,” said Reggie Edwards, Brooklyn Center city manager and former Mankato resident.

Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers brought news of freedom to enslaved blacks in Galveston, Texas, two months after the Confederation surrendered. That was about two and a half years after the emancipation proclamation that freed slaves in the southern states.

Edwards noted that the 155 years since then represent only a few generations. “Its not long ago. My great-great-grandparents were teenagers when the emancipation declaration was signed. “

Edwards said it was exciting to see the day turn into a national holiday. “I was proud to be able to inform my employees that we are closing the town hall and taking the day (Friday) off for June 10th.”

However, some at the event said that while they hope the national designation can make more people aware of the history of slavery, they are also skeptical about why it was overwhelmingly passed by Congress.

“I don’t think you have to make it a national day to validate it. It was always a special day, ”said KPW, a hip-hop artist who also sold his self-designed sweatshirts and t-shirts.

He believes Congress wanted to make a politically helpful and symbolic statement by voting over the holidays, but said that only further progress would be made towards real change and inclusion issues. “If things don’t really change, a vacation doesn’t mean anything.” Still, he hopes the name will at least raise awareness of Juneteenth and the history of slavery.

KPW performed at the event on Saturday and sold his “Pro Signature” shirts, each of which he designed with a stylized version of his profile on the front and his signature on the back.

This year’s fourth annual Juneteenth event in Mankato focused on black-owned shops with a line of vendors lined up on the street next to the civic center.

Kelly Chambliss was surrounded by family members at the Zoe’s Fixin booth, offering pork rib samples and selling his ribs and sauces.

“It’s a passionate project,” said Chambliss of his business. He started doing this five years ago after his 3 1/2 year old daughter Zoe died. All of the homemade sauces and condiments he creates and sells are named after a family member or loved one. One is named for a white cop the Chicago family knows who they say is focused on bridging the gap between the police and the black community.

“It’s a love project,” he said of the business. He hosts events and sells his sauces and rubs online (Zoes Fixins on Facebook and Instagram).

“I send things out to people. Now I’m trying to find a way to ship ribs because everyone is always asking to have them. “

Chambliss is originally from Chicago and has lived in Mankato since 2013. “I love this city. It’s wonderful to be able to bring this kind of food here. “

Yvette Monique Anthony had a booth for her Monique Hair Company where she displayed a variety of hair braids, eyelashes and other items.

“I’m known for braiding hair, wigs, and bundles.” She used to run a small shop, but now works from home. She said the use of her middle name for her business was made for practical reasons. “People couldn’t quite say Yvette so I went with Monique.”

Anthony said it means nothing to them that the government makes Juneteenth a national holiday. “I don’t care what the government does, it’s about us and our community. When the government told us what to do we were in trouble, but when we started taking care of ourselves and our community it was good. “

The celebration was hosted by the Greater Mankato Diversity Council in collaboration with the Minnesota Hip Hop Coalition and the Mankato Area Foundation.

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St. Cloud woman grateful for a new house in which children can be raised

ST. CLOUD, Florida – A St. Cloud woman who has been helping children with special needs for decades now has a new home to raise her children. It was badly needed after her home caught fire in 2020. What you need to know Gail Foster has 10 adopted children with special needs Foster now has […]

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St. Cloud woman grateful for a new house in which children can be raised

ST. CLOUD, Florida – A St. Cloud woman who has been helping children with special needs for decades now has a new home to raise her children. It was badly needed after her home caught fire in 2020.

What you need to know

St. Cloud Fire Rescue fire engines drove to Gail Foster’s house for the grand unveiling.

“I love it,” said Foster after seeing her finished house for the first time on Saturday. “Completely overwhelmed. This is fantastic.”

This house has come a long way since it burned down last year.

Foster lives in the house with 10 children she has adopted – all with special needs. She and her late husband worked in foster families for decades. They adopted their first child in 1984 and have continued to adopt since then.

“Something we’ve all dreamed of in a safe place to live,” said Foster. “It is amazing that it is coming true in this time.”

Many of the children were in the house when the fire caught on more than a year ago. Thanks to the St. Cloud Fire Department, they were able to get out safely. These first responders returned home on Saturday.

“It’s really nice to see the end of a really bad call,” said St. Cloud Assistant Fire Chief Chad Peterson.

Foster says she loves everything the new home has to offer. Everything is handicapped accessible, which is great for the children.

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St. Cloud woman grateful for a new house in which children can be raised

ST. CLOUD, Florida – A St. Cloud woman who has been helping children with special needs for decades now has a new home to raise her children. It was badly needed after her home caught fire in 2020. What you need to know Gail Foster has 10 adopted children with special needs Foster now has […]

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St. Cloud woman grateful for a new house in which children can be raised

ST. CLOUD, Florida – A St. Cloud woman who has been helping children with special needs for decades now has a new home to raise her children. It was badly needed after her home caught fire in 2020.

What you need to know

St. Cloud Fire Rescue fire engines drove to Gail Foster’s house for the grand unveiling.

“I love it,” said Foster after seeing her finished house for the first time on Saturday. “Completely overwhelmed. This is fantastic.”

This house has come a long way since it burned down last year.

Foster lives in the house with 10 children she has adopted – all with special needs. She and her late husband worked in foster families for decades. They adopted their first child in 1984 and have continued to adopt since then.

“Something we’ve all dreamed of in a safe place to live,” said Foster. “It is amazing that it is coming true in this time.”

Many of the children were in the house when the fire caught on more than a year ago. Thanks to the St. Cloud Fire Department, they were able to get out safely. These first responders returned home on Saturday.

“It’s really nice to see the end of a really bad call,” said St. Cloud Assistant Fire Chief Chad Peterson.

Foster says she loves everything the new home has to offer. Everything is handicapped accessible, which is great for the children.

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Carroll Bloyd Obituary (2021) - Napa, CA

Age 93 Died April 28, 2021. She was born June 29, 1927 in Duluth, Minnesota, the first child and only daughter of Eleanore Westman and Henry Edward Jacobson. Irene attended Duluth State Teacher’s College and was the homecoming queen. On October 22, 1949, she married Herman Harrison Eelkema. The couple lived in Minneapolis, Rochester and […]

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Carroll Bloyd Obituary (2021) - Napa, CA

Age 93 Died April 28, 2021. She was born June 29, 1927 in Duluth, Minnesota, the first child and only daughter of Eleanore Westman and Henry Edward Jacobson. Irene attended Duluth State Teacher’s College and was the homecoming queen. On October 22, 1949, she married Herman Harrison Eelkema. The couple lived in Minneapolis, Rochester and Fargo before moving permanently to St. Paul in 1960. Irene’s love of books and reading shaped her life. During her lifetime she owned, read, remembered, and shared hundreds of books. Early American history and biographies of early Americans were her favorite subjects. She was also particularly interested in children’s literature and liked to give away children’s books from her collection to her great-grandchildren. While raising six children, Irene enrolled at the University of Minnesota, earning a BA in humanities in 1978 and an MA in library studies in 1982. She volunteered for and worked for the University of Minnesota’s Kerlan Collection of Children’s Books. She has passed on her love for reading to all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Irene admired and promoted creativity. She took great pride in her mother and grandmother’s skills as a writer and artist, and also in her family’s efforts in painting, writing, quilting, book printing, woodwork, and glass melting. Irene could also draw and paint and at times enjoyed quilting, making stained glass, and finishing furniture. However, her real passion was genealogy. Through extensive research, she traced her mother’s family back to the Puritan poet Anne Dudley Bradstreet and Anne’s father, one of the founders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. She traced her father’s family in Norway back to the early 18th century. Irene was a very intelligent and gentle, but not meek, woman. She has created a unique bond with everyone in her life. She had a gift for giving and receiving affection. She was never too busy to call or agree to someone who wanted to visit him. Irene loved writing and mailing notes and greeting cards on birthdays and holidays. She received hundreds of thank you letters and cards and kept them all in neat paper boxes. Irene has had many joys in her life including a very close and loving marriage of 64, many long and lasting friendships, and watching her six children grow up. She also experienced great sadness at the death of her husband and their sons Harrison and Robert. She was in excellent health. Until her last brief hospital stay and hospice stay, she had never been hospitalized, except for the birth of her six children. Irene and her husband were devoted Minnesota Viking fans and were season ticket holders from season one in 1960 until Herman’s death in 2013. They held tailgate parties for every home game in the old Metropolitan Stadium – no matter how cold or snowy the weather. In her later years, Irene loved watching football on television with her sons. Irene was a great baker and cook. After her family grew up on three warm, nutritious meals each day, Irene indulged in a chocolate-based, almost plant-free diet. Irene loved her family, books and magazines, butter, chocolate, coffee, birds, art, sunny but cool weather, and anything colored purple. She didn’t like conflict, dreary weather, housework, and the smallest adult in every room. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her sons Harrison and Robert, her brother James and her son-in-law Daniel Vorum. She leaves behind the sons William (Kathleen), James (Linda) and John, daughter Elizabeth, brother-in-law Robert Eelkema and Ben Morgan, sister-in-law Ruth Jacobson, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and wonderful friends Dode, Anneliese and Stephan. The funeral of Irene’s ashes at Fort Snelling Veterans Cemetery and a memorial dinner were private. Everyone who wishes to honor the memory of Irene is asked to make a donation for their community library.

Published by Pioneer Press on June 20, 2021.

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Carroll Bloyd Obituary (2021) - Napa, CA

Age 93 Died April 28, 2021. She was born June 29, 1927 in Duluth, Minnesota, the first child and only daughter of Eleanore Westman and Henry Edward Jacobson. Irene attended Duluth State Teacher’s College and was the homecoming queen. On October 22, 1949, she married Herman Harrison Eelkema. The couple lived in Minneapolis, Rochester and […]

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Carroll Bloyd Obituary (2021) - Napa, CA

Age 93 Died April 28, 2021. She was born June 29, 1927 in Duluth, Minnesota, the first child and only daughter of Eleanore Westman and Henry Edward Jacobson. Irene attended Duluth State Teacher’s College and was the homecoming queen. On October 22, 1949, she married Herman Harrison Eelkema. The couple lived in Minneapolis, Rochester and Fargo before moving permanently to St. Paul in 1960. Irene’s love of books and reading shaped her life. During her lifetime she owned, read, remembered, and shared hundreds of books. Early American history and biographies of early Americans were her favorite subjects. She was also particularly interested in children’s literature and liked to give away children’s books from her collection to her great-grandchildren. While raising six children, Irene enrolled at the University of Minnesota, earning a BA in humanities in 1978 and an MA in library studies in 1982. She volunteered for and worked for the University of Minnesota’s Kerlan Collection of Children’s Books. She has passed on her love for reading to all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Irene admired and promoted creativity. She took great pride in her mother and grandmother’s skills as a writer and artist, and also in her family’s efforts in painting, writing, quilting, book printing, woodwork, and glass melting. Irene could also draw and paint and at times enjoyed quilting, making stained glass, and finishing furniture. However, her real passion was genealogy. Through extensive research, she traced her mother’s family back to the Puritan poet Anne Dudley Bradstreet and Anne’s father, one of the founders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. She traced her father’s family in Norway back to the early 18th century. Irene was a very intelligent and gentle, but not meek, woman. She has created a unique bond with everyone in her life. She had a gift for giving and receiving affection. She was never too busy to call or agree to someone who wanted to visit him. Irene loved writing and mailing notes and greeting cards on birthdays and holidays. She received hundreds of thank you letters and cards and kept them all in neat paper boxes. Irene has had many joys in her life including a very close and loving marriage of 64, many long and lasting friendships, and watching her six children grow up. She also experienced great sadness at the death of her husband and their sons Harrison and Robert. She was in excellent health. Until her last brief hospital stay and hospice stay, she had never been hospitalized, except for the birth of her six children. Irene and her husband were devoted Minnesota Viking fans and were season ticket holders from season one in 1960 until Herman’s death in 2013. They held tailgate parties for every home game in the old Metropolitan Stadium – no matter how cold or snowy the weather. In her later years, Irene loved watching football on television with her sons. Irene was a great baker and cook. After her family grew up on three warm, nutritious meals each day, Irene indulged in a chocolate-based, almost plant-free diet. Irene loved her family, books and magazines, butter, chocolate, coffee, birds, art, sunny but cool weather, and anything colored purple. She didn’t like conflict, dreary weather, housework, and the smallest adult in every room. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her sons Harrison and Robert, her brother James and her son-in-law Daniel Vorum. She leaves behind the sons William (Kathleen), James (Linda) and John, daughter Elizabeth, brother-in-law Robert Eelkema and Ben Morgan, sister-in-law Ruth Jacobson, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and wonderful friends Dode, Anneliese and Stephan. The funeral of Irene’s ashes at Fort Snelling Veterans Cemetery and a memorial dinner were private. Everyone who wishes to honor the memory of Irene is asked to make a donation for their community library.

Published by Pioneer Press on June 20, 2021.

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Juneteenth commemorated across Twin Cities on Saturday

June is commemorated on Saturday in the Twin Cities Juniteenth, the holiday that celebrates the end of slavery in America that just became a federal holiday this week, was recognized with a ceremony on the Twin Cities subway on Saturday. ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – Juniteenth, the holiday that celebrates the end of slavery […]

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Juneteenth commemorated across Twin Cities on Saturday

June is commemorated on Saturday in the Twin Cities

Juniteenth, the holiday that celebrates the end of slavery in America that just became a federal holiday this week, was recognized with a ceremony on the Twin Cities subway on Saturday.

Juniteenth, the holiday that celebrates the end of slavery in America that just became a federal holiday this week, was recognized with a ceremony on the Twin Cities subway on Saturday.

The holiday ceremony took place in Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as several other major cities, apart from commemorations across the country.

In the mostly black Rondo district of St. Paul, the holiday was celebrated with a ceremony attended by the Mayor of St. Paul Carter and Governor Tim Walz.

“June is a time for reflection,” said Governor Walz. “We have to learn our story. Those who want to tell us that there is a story and get locked into it. No no no. History comes from many perspectives and has to be told. That doesn’t mean to admire or even judge history, it is certainly better to learn from this story and decide what will be different. “

This week President Biden signed the law making June thenth a national holiday. The activists are happy about the change, but also hope for more significant measures.

“It’s great that it’s a public holiday now, but at the same time the only reason it becomes a national holiday is because of the death of George Floyd,” said Yahanna Mackbee. “Because a black man died, I find it kind of a bit performative.”

Mackbee was not alone in this feeling. A lot of the people we spoke to had similar things to say and said it’s better late than never, but this is just the beginning of the change they want to see.

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Juneteenth commemorated across Twin Cities on Saturday

June is commemorated on Saturday in the Twin Cities Juniteenth, the holiday that celebrates the end of slavery in America that just became a federal holiday this week, was recognized with a ceremony on the Twin Cities subway on Saturday. ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – Juniteenth, the holiday that celebrates the end of slavery […]

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Juneteenth commemorated across Twin Cities on Saturday

June is commemorated on Saturday in the Twin Cities

Juniteenth, the holiday that celebrates the end of slavery in America that just became a federal holiday this week, was recognized with a ceremony on the Twin Cities subway on Saturday.

Juniteenth, the holiday that celebrates the end of slavery in America that just became a federal holiday this week, was recognized with a ceremony on the Twin Cities subway on Saturday.

The holiday ceremony took place in Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as several other major cities, apart from commemorations across the country.

In the mostly black Rondo district of St. Paul, the holiday was celebrated with a ceremony attended by the Mayor of St. Paul Carter and Governor Tim Walz.

“June is a time for reflection,” said Governor Walz. “We have to learn our story. Those who want to tell us that there is a story and get locked into it. No no no. History comes from many perspectives and has to be told. That doesn’t mean to admire or even judge history, it is certainly better to learn from this story and decide what will be different. “

This week President Biden signed the law making June thenth a national holiday. The activists are happy about the change, but also hope for more significant measures.

“It’s great that it’s a public holiday now, but at the same time the only reason it becomes a national holiday is because of the death of George Floyd,” said Yahanna Mackbee. “Because a black man died, I find it kind of a bit performative.”

Mackbee was not alone in this feeling. A lot of the people we spoke to had similar things to say and said it’s better late than never, but this is just the beginning of the change they want to see.

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Hundreds gather in Mankato to commemorate Juneteenth

MANKATO, Minnesota (KEYC) – This Saturday, the nation celebrates June 10th, a day to mark the end of slavery. “It’s a celebration of freedom, it’s a celebration of independence, liberation,” said John Harper, director of diversity, justice, and inclusion at South Central College. This comes days after President Joe Biden signed law officially declaring June […]

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Hundreds gather in Mankato to commemorate Juneteenth

MANKATO, Minnesota (KEYC) – This Saturday, the nation celebrates June 10th, a day to mark the end of slavery.

“It’s a celebration of freedom, it’s a celebration of independence, liberation,” said John Harper, director of diversity, justice, and inclusion at South Central College.

This comes days after President Joe Biden signed law officially declaring June 19 a federal holiday.

“Congress passed and signed a bill by President Biden that officially recognizes and recognizes Juniteenth as a federal holiday,” said Dr. Reggie Edwards, City Manager of the Brooklyn Center.

On that day in 1865, a Union general in Texas informed enslaved people of the Emancipation Proclamation, which declared them free.

Harper added, “It was actually only two years after slaves were legitimately granted freedom, and so this day, who are African-Americans, means a lot to us.”

The following year, on June 19, celebrations of newfound freedom were held across the country. The tradition continues 155 years later.

Hundreds of people gathered at the Intergovernmental Center in Mankato on Saturday afternoon. Hosted by the Greater Mankato Diversity Council in partnership with the Minnesota Hip Hop Coalition, the Juneteenth celebration included guest speakers, panelists, live music and a black business expo.

Event organizer Bethany Truman, who also serves as the Minnesota Hip Hop Coalition’s Southern Regional Representative and Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator for the Greater Mankato Diversity Council, said, “When I think so, this is a great time to be excited And in order to come together, at the end of the day we are still fighting for all these rights. “

Executives say it is great to see so many people attend the memorial service.

“I mean, you see the kids running around, you see parents, there are businessmen and industrialists, there are city guides, which means this city is taking a more active role in celebrating African Americans,” said Harper.

Copyright 2021 KEYC. All rights reserved.

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Hundreds gather in Mankato to commemorate Juneteenth

MANKATO, Minnesota (KEYC) – This Saturday, the nation celebrates June 10th, a day to mark the end of slavery. “It’s a celebration of freedom, it’s a celebration of independence, liberation,” said John Harper, director of diversity, justice, and inclusion at South Central College. This comes days after President Joe Biden signed law officially declaring June […]

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Hundreds gather in Mankato to commemorate Juneteenth

MANKATO, Minnesota (KEYC) – This Saturday, the nation celebrates June 10th, a day to mark the end of slavery.

“It’s a celebration of freedom, it’s a celebration of independence, liberation,” said John Harper, director of diversity, justice, and inclusion at South Central College.

This comes days after President Joe Biden signed law officially declaring June 19 a federal holiday.

“Congress passed and signed a bill by President Biden that officially recognizes and recognizes Juniteenth as a federal holiday,” said Dr. Reggie Edwards, City Manager of the Brooklyn Center.

On that day in 1865, a Union general in Texas informed enslaved people of the Emancipation Proclamation, which declared them free.

Harper added, “It was actually only two years after slaves were legitimately granted freedom, and so this day, who are African-Americans, means a lot to us.”

The following year, on June 19, celebrations of newfound freedom were held across the country. The tradition continues 155 years later.

Hundreds of people gathered at the Intergovernmental Center in Mankato on Saturday afternoon. Hosted by the Greater Mankato Diversity Council in partnership with the Minnesota Hip Hop Coalition, the Juneteenth celebration included guest speakers, panelists, live music and a black business expo.

Event organizer Bethany Truman, who also serves as the Minnesota Hip Hop Coalition’s Southern Regional Representative and Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator for the Greater Mankato Diversity Council, said, “When I think so, this is a great time to be excited And in order to come together, at the end of the day we are still fighting for all these rights. “

Executives say it is great to see so many people attend the memorial service.

“I mean, you see the kids running around, you see parents, there are businessmen and industrialists, there are city guides, which means this city is taking a more active role in celebrating African Americans,” said Harper.

Copyright 2021 KEYC. All rights reserved.

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Twin Ports holds annual Juneteenth celebration

Although the celebration has been held in Duluth for years, this is the first time the event has been held since June 10th was recognized as a federal holiday. The celebration offered free food, vendors, a talent show, basketball game, and COVID-19 vaccinations. The celebration was hosted by the Duluth NAACP, the Superior African American […]

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Twin Ports holds annual Juneteenth celebration

Although the celebration has been held in Duluth for years, this is the first time the event has been held since June 10th was recognized as a federal holiday.

The celebration offered free food, vendors, a talent show, basketball game, and COVID-19 vaccinations.

The celebration was hosted by the Duluth NAACP, the Superior African American Heritage Community, the African American Men’s Group and Family Rise Together.

Family Rise Together President ChaQuana McEntyre explained the importance of the celebration.

“We celebrate the fact that our community is finally coming together. As a community in general, as a nation at large, we have seen so much hardship. This is how we can come together despite the difficulties we have faced. “McEntyre said,” It was a great time for us to start summer right and celebrate Black Excellence, Black Joy, Black Families. [while being] inclusive for everyone to enjoy the celebration. “

McEntyre went on to say thank you to all of the volunteers who made the celebration possible and that she can’t wait to do it again next year.

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Twin Ports holds annual Juneteenth celebration

Although the celebration has been held in Duluth for years, this is the first time the event has been held since June 10th was recognized as a federal holiday. The celebration offered free food, vendors, a talent show, basketball game, and COVID-19 vaccinations. The celebration was hosted by the Duluth NAACP, the Superior African American […]

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Twin Ports holds annual Juneteenth celebration

Although the celebration has been held in Duluth for years, this is the first time the event has been held since June 10th was recognized as a federal holiday.

The celebration offered free food, vendors, a talent show, basketball game, and COVID-19 vaccinations.

The celebration was hosted by the Duluth NAACP, the Superior African American Heritage Community, the African American Men’s Group and Family Rise Together.

Family Rise Together President ChaQuana McEntyre explained the importance of the celebration.

“We celebrate the fact that our community is finally coming together. As a community in general, as a nation at large, we have seen so much hardship. This is how we can come together despite the difficulties we have faced. “McEntyre said,” It was a great time for us to start summer right and celebrate Black Excellence, Black Joy, Black Families. [while being] inclusive for everyone to enjoy the celebration. “

McEntyre went on to say thank you to all of the volunteers who made the celebration possible and that she can’t wait to do it again next year.

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Carroll Bloyd Obituary (2021) - Napa, CA

Kathleen “Kathy” J. (Perry) Davis St. Cloud – There are no services for Kathleen “Kathy” J. (Perry) Davis, 72, who died Thursday at St. Cloud Hospital. The funeral was entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids. Kathy was born on September 12, 1948 in St. Cloud, the daughter of Harold & Agnes (Wolke) […]

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Carroll Bloyd Obituary (2021) - Napa, CA

Kathleen “Kathy” J. (Perry) Davis

St. Cloud – There are no services for Kathleen “Kathy” J. (Perry) Davis, 72, who died Thursday at St. Cloud Hospital. The funeral was entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.

Kathy was born on September 12, 1948 in St. Cloud, the daughter of Harold & Agnes (Wolke) Perry. She married Jack Davis on August 5, 2002 in Sartell. Kathy grew up in Sartell, lived in Texas for 35 years and moved back to Sartell in 2011. She worked at Perry’s bar, which was owned by her father. Kathy loved horses and enjoyed spending family vacations, baking, knitting, bowling, riding motorcycles, and flea markets. She was a loving mother and grandmother and was very proud of her children and granddaughter. Kathy was loving, strong-willed, independent, very determined, spirited, and had a good sense of humor.

Survivors include her husband Jack of St. Cloud; Daughters, Mary Lenger of Waite Park and Angela (Brant) Baird; Sisters, Debra Perry of Sartell, Janice (Peter) Brinkman of Otsego, and Mary Kay (Robert) Alvord of St. Cloud; Granddaughter, Ariel Baird; and many nieces and nephews. Kathy was preceded by her parents in death; and sister Judy Hobbs.

Obituary and guest book available online: www.williamsdingmann.com

Published in St. Cloud Times June 18 to June 20, 2021.

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Carroll Bloyd Obituary (2021) - Napa, CA

Kathleen “Kathy” J. (Perry) Davis St. Cloud – There are no services for Kathleen “Kathy” J. (Perry) Davis, 72, who died Thursday at St. Cloud Hospital. The funeral was entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids. Kathy was born on September 12, 1948 in St. Cloud, the daughter of Harold & Agnes (Wolke) […]

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Carroll Bloyd Obituary (2021) - Napa, CA

Kathleen “Kathy” J. (Perry) Davis

St. Cloud – There are no services for Kathleen “Kathy” J. (Perry) Davis, 72, who died Thursday at St. Cloud Hospital. The funeral was entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.

Kathy was born on September 12, 1948 in St. Cloud, the daughter of Harold & Agnes (Wolke) Perry. She married Jack Davis on August 5, 2002 in Sartell. Kathy grew up in Sartell, lived in Texas for 35 years and moved back to Sartell in 2011. She worked at Perry’s bar, which was owned by her father. Kathy loved horses and enjoyed spending family vacations, baking, knitting, bowling, riding motorcycles, and flea markets. She was a loving mother and grandmother and was very proud of her children and granddaughter. Kathy was loving, strong-willed, independent, very determined, spirited, and had a good sense of humor.

Survivors include her husband Jack of St. Cloud; Daughters, Mary Lenger of Waite Park and Angela (Brant) Baird; Sisters, Debra Perry of Sartell, Janice (Peter) Brinkman of Otsego, and Mary Kay (Robert) Alvord of St. Cloud; Granddaughter, Ariel Baird; and many nieces and nephews. Kathy was preceded by her parents in death; and sister Judy Hobbs.

Obituary and guest book available online: www.williamsdingmann.com

Published in St. Cloud Times June 18 to June 20, 2021.

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Natasha Bazilevych pictured with friends after running Grandma's Marathon in 2015.

Take Natasha Bazilevych, a Ukrainian who was inspired to start a global public speaking company after running Grandma’s marathon in 2015. “There’s so much connection between starting a business, achieving a goal, or fulfilling one of your dreams, and a race like this,” said Bazilevych. Bazilevych said the skills she learned while running go hand […]

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Natasha Bazilevych pictured with friends after running Grandma's Marathon in 2015.

Take Natasha Bazilevych, a Ukrainian who was inspired to start a global public speaking company after running Grandma’s marathon in 2015.

“There’s so much connection between starting a business, achieving a goal, or fulfilling one of your dreams, and a race like this,” said Bazilevych.

Bazilevych said the skills she learned while running go hand in hand with her work at ChangeView Inc., where she is the founder and president of teaching people in over 20 countries how to be good speakers. Some of these skills include discipline, breathing techniques, and positive affirmations.

“I always tell people, ‘You can develop public speaking skills. It’s a skill. You can develop it. ‘ That’s why people shouldn’t give up, ”said Bazilevych. “Through my business, I help people get the message they have into the world.”

In addition to helping people find their voice, Bazilevych hopes to help them build trust in everything they do.

“I run this business to help entrepreneurs and business executives make compelling presentations, so they can overcome the fear of public speaking, so they can develop self-confidence and create a clear message and get it across with force,” said Bazilevych.

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Natasha Bazilevych pictured with friends after running Grandma's Marathon in 2015.

Take Natasha Bazilevych, a Ukrainian who was inspired to start a global public speaking company after running Grandma’s marathon in 2015. “There’s so much connection between starting a business, achieving a goal, or fulfilling one of your dreams, and a race like this,” said Bazilevych. Bazilevych said the skills she learned while running go hand […]

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Natasha Bazilevych pictured with friends after running Grandma's Marathon in 2015.

Take Natasha Bazilevych, a Ukrainian who was inspired to start a global public speaking company after running Grandma’s marathon in 2015.

“There’s so much connection between starting a business, achieving a goal, or fulfilling one of your dreams, and a race like this,” said Bazilevych.

Bazilevych said the skills she learned while running go hand in hand with her work at ChangeView Inc., where she is the founder and president of teaching people in over 20 countries how to be good speakers. Some of these skills include discipline, breathing techniques, and positive affirmations.

“I always tell people, ‘You can develop public speaking skills. It’s a skill. You can develop it. ‘ That’s why people shouldn’t give up, ”said Bazilevych. “Through my business, I help people get the message they have into the world.”

In addition to helping people find their voice, Bazilevych hopes to help them build trust in everything they do.

“I run this business to help entrepreneurs and business executives make compelling presentations, so they can overcome the fear of public speaking, so they can develop self-confidence and create a clear message and get it across with force,” said Bazilevych.

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Your Weekend | Mankato News

Saturday Mankato farmers market – 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Best Buy Parking Lot, 1895 Adams St. Farmer’s Market St. Peter – 8:30 am to 12:00 pm, near the corner of Mulberry Street and Minnesota Avenue (Highway 169). Art Splash Fundraiser for the North Mankato Taylor Library – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., South Central […]

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Your Weekend | Mankato News

Saturday

Mankato farmers market – 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Best Buy Parking Lot, 1895 Adams St.

Farmer’s Market St. Peter – 8:30 am to 12:00 pm, near the corner of Mulberry Street and Minnesota Avenue (Highway 169).

Art Splash Fundraiser for the North Mankato Taylor Library – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., South Central College, North Mankato.

Fourth Annual Juneteenth Celebration – 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., outdoors in the Intergovernmental Center, 10 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato.

15th annual Freedom Run with B-25 overflight 11:55 a.m. Lake Minnesota. Donation campaign for the military recognition fund.

Days of friendship – 10 a.m. to midnight, Nicollet.

60th Annual Hay Daze – Janesville; https://tinyurl.com/38y3c7f4.

Market Festival – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., along Minnesota Avenue in downtown St. Peter.

Hubbard House Museum open – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 606 S. Broad St .; Entrance fees: USD 7 per adult, USD 3 per youth (5-17 years old).

Cribbage Tournament – 1 p.m., WOW! Zone, 2030 Adams St .; $ 5 entry fee. For more information, please call 720-1790.

Railroad Days Parade, St. James – 6:00 p.m., intersection of S. 10th Avenue and S. Armstrong Blvd.

Aaron Lewis and the Stateliners concert – 7 p.m., Vetter Stone Amphitheater, Mankato; www.vetterstoneamphitheater.com.

music

The blue boat – 7 p.m., Ron Arsenault / Pat Donahue; $ 10

Morgan Creek Winery, Cambria – Jim McGuire Trio

Indian Island Winery, Janesville – 5:30 p.m., another time

Sunday

Great Parade of Friendship Days – 1 p.m., Nicollet.

60th annual Hay Daze Parade – 1 p.m., Janesville; https://tinyurl.com/38y3c7f4.

Hubbard House Museum open – 1-4 p.m., 606 S. Broad St .; Entrance fees: USD 7 per adult, USD 3 per youth (5-17 years old).

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Your Weekend | Mankato News

Saturday Mankato farmers market – 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Best Buy Parking Lot, 1895 Adams St. Farmer’s Market St. Peter – 8:30 am to 12:00 pm, near the corner of Mulberry Street and Minnesota Avenue (Highway 169). Art Splash Fundraiser for the North Mankato Taylor Library – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., South Central […]

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Your Weekend | Mankato News

Saturday

Mankato farmers market – 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Best Buy Parking Lot, 1895 Adams St.

Farmer’s Market St. Peter – 8:30 am to 12:00 pm, near the corner of Mulberry Street and Minnesota Avenue (Highway 169).

Art Splash Fundraiser for the North Mankato Taylor Library – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., South Central College, North Mankato.

Fourth Annual Juneteenth Celebration – 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., outdoors in the Intergovernmental Center, 10 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato.

15th annual Freedom Run with B-25 overflight 11:55 a.m. Lake Minnesota. Donation campaign for the military recognition fund.

Days of friendship – 10 a.m. to midnight, Nicollet.

60th Annual Hay Daze – Janesville; https://tinyurl.com/38y3c7f4.

Market Festival – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., along Minnesota Avenue in downtown St. Peter.

Hubbard House Museum open – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 606 S. Broad St .; Entrance fees: USD 7 per adult, USD 3 per youth (5-17 years old).

Cribbage Tournament – 1 p.m., WOW! Zone, 2030 Adams St .; $ 5 entry fee. For more information, please call 720-1790.

Railroad Days Parade, St. James – 6:00 p.m., intersection of S. 10th Avenue and S. Armstrong Blvd.

Aaron Lewis and the Stateliners concert – 7 p.m., Vetter Stone Amphitheater, Mankato; www.vetterstoneamphitheater.com.

music

The blue boat – 7 p.m., Ron Arsenault / Pat Donahue; $ 10

Morgan Creek Winery, Cambria – Jim McGuire Trio

Indian Island Winery, Janesville – 5:30 p.m., another time

Sunday

Great Parade of Friendship Days – 1 p.m., Nicollet.

60th annual Hay Daze Parade – 1 p.m., Janesville; https://tinyurl.com/38y3c7f4.

Hubbard House Museum open – 1-4 p.m., 606 S. Broad St .; Entrance fees: USD 7 per adult, USD 3 per youth (5-17 years old).

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Minnesota lawmakers head to brink of shutdown

One failed week: Minnesota lawmakers are about to shut down Minnesota lawmakers will end the first week of their special session without putting budget bills on Governor Tim Walz’s desk, bringing the state government to the verge of a shutdown. ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – Minnesota lawmakers will end the first week of their […]

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Minnesota lawmakers head to brink of shutdown

One failed week: Minnesota lawmakers are about to shut down

Minnesota lawmakers will end the first week of their special session without putting budget bills on Governor Tim Walz’s desk, bringing the state government to the verge of a shutdown.

Minnesota lawmakers will end the first week of their special session without putting budget bills on Governor Tim Walz’s desk, bringing the state government to the verge of a shutdown.

House Republicans spent Friday filibustering budget laws for the second straight day, frustrated that House Democrats and Senate Republicans had banned them from negotiations. Meanwhile, the Senate adjourned Friday afternoon with no plans to return until Monday.

When lawmakers return next week, they have 10 days to pass the $ 52 billion budget and avoid a government shutdown on July 1st. If not, nearly 38,000 state workers will be laid off, road projects will end, and state parks and the Minnesota Zoo will be closed.

Two things are causing the delay: While the House of Representatives GOP is filibustering bills that have made it into the house, some of the biggest spending actions are still ongoing.

“You are being fooled into believing this is somehow our fault,” said State Representative Anne Neu Brindley, R-North Branch. “We’re not wasting anyone’s time. You still don’t have the budget.”

Legislators are in a special session because they couldn’t finalize the budget by May 17, when the regular session ended.

Money is not the problem; the state is rich in cash. Tax collections exceed expectations and Minnesota receives $ 2.8 billion in federal stimulus money. Instead, the biggest sticking points lie in politics, including public safety funding and police oversight.

Only seven of the 14 budget bills have made it into either the House of Representatives or the Senate, although legislators have not yet voted on any of them.

The other seven bills – including health and social services and K-12 education, the largest areas of spending – were not made public. Some are not done. Advisors to Governor Tim Walz and top lawmakers said the parties would negotiate privately on Friday afternoon.

“There’s no activity we’re planning on that isn’t just shuffling papers until Monday,” Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, R-East Gull Lake, said ahead of the adjournment for the weekend. “We’re still working on some global agreement issues. Not many.”

For the most part, Senate Democrats appear with the agreements that House MPs and Senate Republicans have negotiated. On the other hand, the Republicans in the House of Representatives are threatening further delays.

Summaries of the Civil War Battles

The seven-hour filibuster of Friday’s Agriculture Budget Act was followed by a 12-hour delay in the Commerce Act on Thursday.

Republicans made their speeches in front of dozens of empty chairs on the Democratic side of the house. GOP speeches went well beyond the subject matter at hand, with several lawmakers reporting civil war battles.

“We’re at the Battle of Gettysburg now, folks, thanks for following me all this time,” said State Representative Bjorn Olson, R-Elmore, who delivered a 55-minute speech Friday morning.

Democrats consider the delaying tactic over the threat of government shutdown ridiculous and dangerous.

“It is time to move forward and pass these laws, do the work on behalf of the Minnesota people,” said Ryan Winkler, House Majority Leader, DFL-Golden Valley, during the debate on Thursday.

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Minnesota lawmakers head to brink of shutdown

One failed week: Minnesota lawmakers are about to shut down Minnesota lawmakers will end the first week of their special session without putting budget bills on Governor Tim Walz’s desk, bringing the state government to the verge of a shutdown. ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – Minnesota lawmakers will end the first week of their […]

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Minnesota lawmakers head to brink of shutdown

One failed week: Minnesota lawmakers are about to shut down

Minnesota lawmakers will end the first week of their special session without putting budget bills on Governor Tim Walz’s desk, bringing the state government to the verge of a shutdown.

Minnesota lawmakers will end the first week of their special session without putting budget bills on Governor Tim Walz’s desk, bringing the state government to the verge of a shutdown.

House Republicans spent Friday filibustering budget laws for the second straight day, frustrated that House Democrats and Senate Republicans had banned them from negotiations. Meanwhile, the Senate adjourned Friday afternoon with no plans to return until Monday.

When lawmakers return next week, they have 10 days to pass the $ 52 billion budget and avoid a government shutdown on July 1st. If not, nearly 38,000 state workers will be laid off, road projects will end, and state parks and the Minnesota Zoo will be closed.

Two things are causing the delay: While the House of Representatives GOP is filibustering bills that have made it into the house, some of the biggest spending actions are still ongoing.

“You are being fooled into believing this is somehow our fault,” said State Representative Anne Neu Brindley, R-North Branch. “We’re not wasting anyone’s time. You still don’t have the budget.”

Legislators are in a special session because they couldn’t finalize the budget by May 17, when the regular session ended.

Money is not the problem; the state is rich in cash. Tax collections exceed expectations and Minnesota receives $ 2.8 billion in federal stimulus money. Instead, the biggest sticking points lie in politics, including public safety funding and police oversight.

Only seven of the 14 budget bills have made it into either the House of Representatives or the Senate, although legislators have not yet voted on any of them.

The other seven bills – including health and social services and K-12 education, the largest areas of spending – were not made public. Some are not done. Advisors to Governor Tim Walz and top lawmakers said the parties would negotiate privately on Friday afternoon.

“There’s no activity we’re planning on that isn’t just shuffling papers until Monday,” Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, R-East Gull Lake, said ahead of the adjournment for the weekend. “We’re still working on some global agreement issues. Not many.”

For the most part, Senate Democrats appear with the agreements that House MPs and Senate Republicans have negotiated. On the other hand, the Republicans in the House of Representatives are threatening further delays.

Summaries of the Civil War Battles

The seven-hour filibuster of Friday’s Agriculture Budget Act was followed by a 12-hour delay in the Commerce Act on Thursday.

Republicans made their speeches in front of dozens of empty chairs on the Democratic side of the house. GOP speeches went well beyond the subject matter at hand, with several lawmakers reporting civil war battles.

“We’re at the Battle of Gettysburg now, folks, thanks for following me all this time,” said State Representative Bjorn Olson, R-Elmore, who delivered a 55-minute speech Friday morning.

Democrats consider the delaying tactic over the threat of government shutdown ridiculous and dangerous.

“It is time to move forward and pass these laws, do the work on behalf of the Minnesota people,” said Ryan Winkler, House Majority Leader, DFL-Golden Valley, during the debate on Thursday.

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