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At a growing Minneapolis homeless camp, a glimmer of hope for struggling families


September 5, 2018

One blanket and one bag of clothes.

That’s all that Denise Deer and her four children, ages 4 to 16, each held in their hands when they arrived at a homeless encampment in south Minneapolis. Together they found a patch of worn grass near another family and waited with trepidation as the skies darkened. “All I could think was, ‘What are we all doing here?’ ” Deer said.


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