Sharon Dierberger
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Minneapolis churches pray for healing

Churches | Congregations gather after days of violent riots
by Sharon Dierberger
Posted 5/31/20, 03:29 pm

Earnest brown eyes peered over a white face mask. They surveyed the people gathered in the overgrown grassy field in south Minneapolis, a couple of blocks from where George Floyd died Monday. The eyes’ owner, W. Seth Martin, pushed the mask to his forehead and began to preach.

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George Floyd’s search for a new start

Criminal Justice | Floyd came to Minneapolis to find work, but his death in police custody has fueled riots across the country
by Sharon Dierberger
Posted 5/30/20, 02:49 pm

The little gold car sat stuck in the middle of Hennepin Avenue in the heart of south Minneapolis as the woman behind the wheel frantically tried to restart the engine. The driver of the car behind her noticed, unbuckled his seat belt, got out of the car, approached the woman, and offered help. He and a buddy pushed the car to the side of the road, helped the stranded driver get her belongings, then took her to her destination.

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Anne Frank via Zoom

Theater | A new format heightens classic story's emotional impact
by Sharon Dierberger
Posted 5/22/20, 05:23 pm

Available free online only through May 24 is the most creative and emotional rendition of The Diary of Anne Frank you may ever see. Streaming has already been extended several weeks because of the international attention it has garnered, with no plans for further extensions.

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