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Native American Cultural Corridor helps rejuvenate E. Franklin in Minneapolis


November 4, 2019

DAVID JOLES • Star Tribune

American Indian community leaders Sam Olbekson, Mary LaGarde and Robert Lilligren stand before a mural on the Minneapolis American Indian Center on E. Franklin Avenue.

An affordable housing complex under construction at Cedar and E. Franklin avenues for 110 working-poor families also is a harbinger of an upticking Franklin Avenue, once best known for decrepit housing and shuttered storefronts.

The $41.7 million Mino-bimaadiziwin, which means "the good life," is being developed by the Red Lake Band of Chippewa on land it owns.


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