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Residents of Minneapolis homeless camp begin move to transitional shelter


December 12, 2018

With hugs, laughter and a few tears, nearly a dozen people who have been living at a south Minneapolis homeless encampment for weeks and even months finally moved out of the cold on Tuesday and into a temporary shelter sponsored by the Red Lake Nation and city officials.

Their peaceful transition from a compound of tattered, snow-covered tents — crowded together on a narrow strip of mud and pavement along a busy highway — marked a pivotal moment in a massive, monthslong campaign to bring social services to a hard-to-reach population of people, including many who are struggling with substance abuse and mental health problems.


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