North Minneapolis tornado victims one step closer to home

  • Article by: PAT PHEIFER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 16, 2011 - 11:59 PM

The move allows for Monday's reopening of a North Side rec center.

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mankato58Jun. 16, 1110:07 PM

This is why I will never live in a metropolitan area again! Over three weeks since the storm and people are still moving from shelter to shelter. In rural communities these people would be settled into actual homes. They may only be temporary, but it would be an actual apartment or house that they could remain in and call home for as long as they wished. This is not a slam against Minneapolis and surrounding area, but it is the typical way of metro areas.

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furguson11Jun. 17, 11 6:05 AM

"Elim has found permanent housing for them in an apartment on Golden Valley Road and paid the first month's rent and security deposit. Now it just needs to be fixed up and painted." So who will paint and fix and pay the second month's rent?

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furguson11Jun. 17, 11 6:06 AM

The tornado seems to have been an opprotunity to redistribute poverty.

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momsphatboiJun. 17, 11 7:54 AM

furgie, i do not think the story said she was out of work

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jjcbdsJun. 17, 11 8:47 AM

Sounds like more entitlement spending to me after that first month. Renters beware, you risk big hassles when you lose your housing. Some renters insurance policies cover alternative shelter when the rented property is unlivable. Don't think renters insurance ever crossed most of these peoples minds.

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F10028Jun. 17, 11 8:58 AM

I hated when they kept referring to the Katrina victims as "refugees", now that are using that term again for the tornado victims.

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corpmark22Jun. 17, 11 9:47 AM

It's North Minneapolis, people. Welfare state. You have been paying for them the entire time, both before and after the tornado. Your lib state loves to give working people's tax money to the poor.

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rusdioJun. 17, 1110:00 AM

furguson11 and jjcbds- I have to shake my head at the two of you. Once again, people are jumping to conclusions about people who live in North Minneapolis. Not everyone who lives there is unemployed and uneducated about rental insurance. Furguson11, how did you draw the conclusion that the tornado was redistributing poverty? Does it say that they are unemployed? When a person rents, they typically will pay a deposit and first month's rent. Jjcbds, entitlement spending? How so? Please explain. These people need our help, not our disdain. Sadly, I have a feeling that your comments would carry their nasty undertones even if the tornado happened in Edina or Wayzata. I am guessing you two would say something like "let them eat cake" or " they have enough money, they don't need help". Shame on you!

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moraspeakingJun. 17, 1110:36 AM

There are so many in need of ministering to. Some lose all of their belongings to a storm, some write judgemental things about others. Blessings to all, no matter which of the two above categories (or maybe even a third, or fourth, or ...) you fall into.

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moretaxesnowJun. 17, 1111:34 AM

So what is the period of time which we are responsible to provide rent for these "refugees"? Is it 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, 5 years? When can they be expected to support themselves? As a taxpayer who is paying their rent, I'd just like to know how long I'm on the hook for. I have no problem helping them out, but I think there needs to be a definitive end to the subsidies so they know when they need to support themselves.

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