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    New pilot program ending homelessness commend Governor Dayton for commitment 

    (CBS8.com) A group of non-profits are launching a new pilot program aimed at ending homelessness for LGBTQ youth in the Twin Cities. The organizers of the new program, called conneQT, a Point Source Youth Pilot, applaud Governor Mark Dayton's commitment to implementing solutions to end homelessness for thousands of youth that sleep on the streets or in shelters every night.

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    Non-Muslims wear hijabs in effort to show support

    (Star Tribune) Nade Conrad’s long black hair disappeared under the cover of a lilac hijab.

    “I feel different,” she said.

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    A dying Twin Cities teen becomes the subject of anew Hollywood movie deal

    (Star Tribune) A major movie studio has acquired the rights to the story of Zach Sobiech, the Twin Cities teen who wrote songs while fighting cancer and became a music video sensation with “Clouds.”

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    Texas Boys &Girls Club eliminates tackle football program

    (New York Times) There will be less tackle football in Marshall, Tex., once a football hotbed that competed for high school state championships, produced N.F.L. players like Y.A. Tittle and appeared in the book “Friday Night Lights.”

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    Metro high school students no longer see purpose of lockers

    (Star Tribune) The rows of sleek, shiny lockers that once symbolized American high school life are gathering dust across the Twin Cities metro area.

    In some schools, they’re going away completely.

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    Youth Forum sparks UN to launch new initiative addressing youth employment

    (UN News Centre) As more than 800 young leaders gather in New York for the annual United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, UN officials today launched a new initiative to tackle youth unemployment, making it clear that success in fighting poverty and inequality will largely depend on them being a driving force.

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    Patterson returns to North as Eden Prairie head coach

    (Star Tribune) Faith Johnson Patterson walked slowly through Door 13 — the visitors door — at Minneapolis North on Monday, a quirky grin on her face. This was the first time Johnson Patterson had returned as a coach to North, where she guided the Lady Polars from 1995 through 2009, leading them to 10 state tournaments and five state championships.

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    New name joins the list in search for MPS Superintendent

    (Star Tribune) A new name has emerged in the search for Minneapolis’ next superintendent: Michael Thomas.

    In board meetings, Facebook forums and e-mails to the board, some community members say Thomas, a Minneapolis School District administrator, has the passion and experience to lead one of the state’s most troubled school districts.

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    Mattel unveils a new collection of different size Barbies

    (New York Times) When it comes to Barbie’s body, it won’t be one size fits all.

    On Thursday, Mattel unveiled curvy, petite and tall versions of its fashion doll, whose unrealistically thin shape has attracted criticism for decades. The three body types will also come in an assortment of skin tones, eye color and hairstyles.

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    The Minneapolis Youth Congress Inducts New Members For The 2015-2016 School Year

    MYC Oath of Office 2015

    MYC Oath of Office Ceremony

    On Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 the Minneapolis Youth Congress held its 9th annual Oath of Office at City Hall. MYC inducted over 60 members at their ceremony that night with the help of Councilman Cam Gordon and Councilman John Quincy.

    Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board

    Together, Better.