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Minneapolis homeless camp starts to empty amid aggressive outreach effort


December 14, 2018

DAVID JOLES, Star Tribune

Kendell Jackson joyfully headed to the navigation center with his girlfriend, Nichole Dauphinais, and her daughter Clarista Johnson.

One of the largest and most visible homeless settlements in Minnesota history is rapidly becoming a shadow of its former self, with fewer than 70 people still living in a camp that was once home to several hundred.

In just the past three days, nearly three dozen people have packed their belongings and moved to a gated compound of large heated tents that will serve as a temporary shelter until more stable housing can be found. Another 80 had already found apartments or other housing in recent months with the assistance of tribal leaders and Twin Cities nonprofits.


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