Burnsville City Council Votes Unanimously To Make Juneteenth An Official City HolidayNearly 300 people attended the city’s first Juneteenth celebration in June. The city is already planning for their second Juneteenth celebration, which will be held Saturday, June 28, 2022 at North River Hills Park.
Juneteenth Celebrations Stretch From City To Suburbs For First Year As A Federal HolidayOn Saturday, Minnesotans from all over celebrated Juneteenth, a celebration of the day in 1865 when the last American slaves found out they were free after the Civil War. This is the first year it's now recognized as a federal holiday.
Minnesota Weather: Saturday Is A #Top10WxDay, Rain Likely For Father's DaySaturday is a #Top10WxDay thanks to sunshine and seasonable temperatures throughout the state.
List Of Juneteenth Events In The Twin CitiesCommunities around the Twin Cities are hosting a variety of events on Saturday to celebrate Juneteenth.
New Financial Literacy App Aims To Close Racial Wealth GapA new program launching on Juneteenth is taking a different approach to help one of Minnesota's biggest problems -- the disparity gap between races.
Juneteenth Rises To Surface Of American History In Aftermath Of George Floyd's MurderJuneteenth is a holiday that's getting long-overdue attention -- especially in the Twin Cities.
Minneapolis Makes Juneteenth An Official City HolidayJuneteenth, observed on June 19, commemorates the day in 1865 when enslaved Black Americans in Galveston, Texas finally learned they had been freed two-and-a-half years earlier, when President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
Minneapolis Officials Asking For Public Comments On Proposed Juneteenth City HolidayThe City of Minneapolis is encouraging public comments on a proposal that will make Juneteenth a new city holiday.
Minneapolis City Council Moving To Make Juneteenth A City HolidayThe Minneapolis City Council is considering making Juneteenth a city holiday.
Educators To Fill In Gaps That Textbooks Lack Mentioning JuneteenthIt's the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth. But some are just now learning about it.
Minnesotans Gathered On Lake Street For Juneteenth CelebrationA Juneteenth celebration took place Friday at an intersection in Minneapolis that was recently filled with great pain.
Activists Hold Juneteenth Rally At Minnesota State Capitol For ReparationsJuneteenth, the traditional commemoration date of the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, has taken on new resonance this year.
With George Floyd Fresh In Mind, Minnesotans Turn Out In Forceful Numbers For JuneteenthJuneteenth is still not a federal holiday, but on Friday Gov. Tim Walz signed a proclamation declaring Juneteenth "Freedom Day," asking for the legislature to make it a state holiday.
Fargo Juneteenth Organizers Say Threats From City Leaders To Blame For Low TurnoutFargo Mayor Tim Mahoney on Thursday declared an emergency declaration to protect the city from potential violence at the march.
Majority Of Americans Support Police Protests Following George Floyd's Death, Poll FindsThere's been dramatic change in public opinion on race and policing, with more Americans today than five years ago calling police violence a very serious problem that unequally targets black Americans.