Homeless Encampment

by Susie Jones
Susie Jones
December 11, 2018 - 4:03 pm
People are slowly starting to move from the homeless encampment in south Minneapolis. Teresa Graves is among the first group of ten moving to the new Navigation Center. "Everything is already in bins, and what we are not taking they said they would dispose of," she said as she folded clothes in her...
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By Edgar Linares
Edgar Linares
November 19, 2018 - 6:07 pm
Nearly a dozen tents at the south Minneapolis homeless encampment had to be extinguished by Minneapolis firefighters Monday after tall flames consumed them and caused a propane tank to explode, according to witnesses. Fire crews are still investigating the cause, but James Cross with Natives...
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By Edgar Linares
Edgar Linares
November 09, 2018 - 8:16 pm
The bitter cold has people concerned about the homeless encampment in South Minneapolis near Franklin and Hiawatha Avenues. For Daniel Robertson the cold doesn't bother him, he has lived along the sound wall for a long time. “I prepare myself for situations like this, and I’m ready for it,” said...
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By Edgar Linares
Edgar Linares
October 19, 2018 - 4:27 pm
The Minneapolis City Council has taken another major step in getting hundreds of homeless people out of tents and into shelters. The Council approved $1.5 million in funding for a temporary Navigation Center being built on 1.25 acres of land owned by the Red Lake Nation and the city. Construction...
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By Edgar Linares
Susie Jones
September 25, 2018 - 3:38 pm
As the Minneapolis City Council prepares to vote on a possible new location for the homeless encampment on Hiawatha, Mayor Jacob Frey spoke with WCCO Radio about what might happen next — when the moment arrives to ask people to pick up their tents and move. WCCO Radio reporter Susie Jones conducted...
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