What we can learn from this Kenyan slum – Twin Cities

NAIROBI, Kenya — Here in the Kibera slum, life sometimes seems like a free-for-all. Residents steal electricity by connecting to overhead lines, children walk barefoot through sewage-filled alleyways, and people must sometimes dodge “flying toilets,” plastic bags that residents use as toilets and then dispose of by dumping them in one direction or another. However, …

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9 Ways to Lower Your Property Taxes in 2023 – Twin Cities

Year after year, Ramsey County residents fail to collect up to $25 million in property tax refunds, according to the Minnesota Department of Revenue. Among the tax reduction options that exist, and there are several, is that anyone whose property tax burden increases by more than 12 percent in a single year can apply to …

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17 of the most anticipated movies of 2023 – Twin Cities

A new year, a new list of reasons to eat popcorn. Here are some of the notable movies hitting multiplexes next year; Please note that movie release dates, as always, are subject to change. “Magic Mike’s Last Dance” Fans of Channing Tatum’s particular snake-hipped allure (see how he hilariously stole “The Lost City” earlier this …

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A host of eye-opening and moving performances lit up the Twin Cities stages in 2022

1. “Beauty and the Beast.” A striking design, a lush orchestra and sublime performances by principal performers Rajané Katurah and Nathaniel Hackmann helped make Michael Heitzman’s production of this Disney musical at the Ordway Center sublime. Jamecia Bennett, Max Wojtanowicz, Thomasina Petrus, Rush Benson, and T. Mychael Rambo also had bravura turns. 2. “Happily we …

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The Suzuki Twin was like a child’s drawing come true

Other than possibly Fiat, no company knows of small cars quite like Suzuki. And no four-wheeled Suzuki has ever been as small as the Suzuki Twin, sold in Japan between 2003 and 2005. At 2,735mm long, it’s a couple of inches longer than the current Smart Fortwo and at 1,475mm wide, much narrower, just a …

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Property taxes are simple and complex – Twin Cities

edward lotterman Property taxes have increased significantly for next year and many taxpayers are upset about it. This is certainly the case in St. Paul, where a combination of factors unique to the city itself, Ramsey County, and St. Paul Public Schools are contributing to higher bills. A community computer usage network in the relatively …

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