A Twin Cities woman was sentenced to three years of probation and 50 hours of community service this morning for stealing $8,600 in disaster relief funds meant for victims of Hurricane Katrina. A couple weeks after Katrina hit in 2005, Rena McCarter, 62, told the Federal Emergency Management Agenc ... More >>
Toussaint, 71, to play Twin Cities Jazz Festival this summer
Juvenile's New Orleans, the ghost town America made
Surveying the Katrina benefit albums
How could a local band help save New Orleans? You don't know Jack.
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A Marxist historian and New Orleans native talks about how disasters foster solidarity
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