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By LINDSEY FENNER

Emergency Rental Assistance Now Available

The state of Minnesota has rolled out more emergency rental assistance at https://www.renthelpmn.org/. The program opened up for applicants on April 20, and will initially assist renters who owe back rent. The second phase will open up the program to all who qualify. Eligible Minnesota renters can receive help with rent and utility bills dated on or after March 13, 2020. If you qualify, you could receive up to 15 months total assistance. Visit the website to complete a checklist to see if you will be eligible or call 211 with questions.

Community Cleanup on Saturdays: Southside Harm Reduction Services will be organizing community cleanups, Saturdays at 12PM. Meet at the corner of Bloomington and 27th St. Training and safety gear will be provided. Questions? Email:  volunteer@southsideharmreduction.org Based in South Minneapolis, Southside Harm Reduction Services works within a harm reduction framework to promote the human rights to health, safety, autonomy, and agency among people who use substances. 

MNConnect Virtual Powwow through May 14: The 2nd annual virtual powwow is taking place April 15 through May 14 on Facebook, with a  live Facebook celebration on May 21 with MC Deanna StandingCloud, MIGIZI, and youth from the community. Anyone can submit a video, but prizes will only be awarded to youth in 6th-12th grades who live in Minnesota. To learn more, go to https://www.migizi.org/mn-connect-powwow or follow MIGIZI on Facebook @MIGIZIMN.

Midtown Global Market Welcomes New Restaurant and Grocery:
Oasis Market & Deli opened at Midtown Global Market in April. Owner Amina Deble and General Manager Warsame Warsame – a mother and son team – offer groceries, butcher services, and a Mediterranean grill. Menu items include gyros, falafel, salads, plus cold and hot cafeteriastyle service. The grocery will feature East African and Mediterranean staples like grains, spices, sauces, baked goods, oils, spices, spreads, peppers, cheeses, meats, pasta, rice, canned goods, drinks, chocolates, and hard-to-find desserts and candies. Oasis Market and Deli will be open

Monday- Sunday, 10AM-7PM. www.oasismidtown.com (612) 315-4656

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