Mayors along Mississippi River expected to vote on water usage; Inheritance Fund provides first home

Mayors of cities along the Mississippi River are expected to vote Thursday on whether to support an agreement to prevent water from being sent to other parts of the United States. Ten states are represented at the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative annual meeting in Bemidji.

A young St. Paul man is the first person to buy a home using the city’s Inheritance Fund. The goal of the new program is to rebuild intergenerational wealth for the descendants of people in the historically Black Rondo Neighborhood who lost their homes and businesses to Interstate 94 in the 1950s.

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