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Day in the Life: March 26

Saturday mornings are becoming great gathering times in north Minneapolis, thanks to Insight News' community forums at North High.  Broadcast on KMOJ, they used to be held weekeday mornings at Lucille's Kitchen.  You could usually find a good conversation but relatively small crowds...but since the forums have been moved to Saturday morning they are drawing really good crowds and creating important forums.

This morning's was focused on public safety in north Minneapolis.  I talked about the enforcement we are working on with the STOP unit and the coordination with other law enforcement bodies...but added that safety has to be about more than police and probation.  It has to include putting people to work and building community.  These were themes others repeated throughout the morning.

At noon I went to a very sad funeral Shawneece Laird, a six year old girl who died in a fire.  I had met her mother Shanwee at the hospital the day before where she was with her son Taquerious, who is three and was badly burned.  She said she wanted people to pass on their prayers for him and I hope people will remember this little boy is really struggling in the hospital.   She also wanted me to pass on how much she appreciates all the messages of encouragement she has gotten for her and her family.   

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