40 years of the Messenger 1983-2022

Bringing the neighborhood news for 40 years

For 40 years, the Longfellow Nokomis Messenger has been keeping residents informed by dropping a newspaper at doorsteps on the fourth Thursday of the month. The goal of creating connections hasn't changed.

Milbraths' Phase 2 1983-1986
deRuyter Nelson Publications 1986-2019
TMC Publications 2019-
Columns & Stories
Bill Milbrath holds a copy of the first Longfellow Messenger in 1983. He and his wife, Maureen, started the neighborhood newspaper. It was sold to deRuyter Nelson Publications in 1986, and to TMC Publications CO in 2019.
Building community for 40 years
“A newspaper to serve the people, institutions and business enterprises of the Longfellow neighborhood begins its circulation today.”With that front page announcement, Bill Milbrath and …
My meeting with the Longfellow ministers
It is hard to believe that the Messenger is celebrating its 40th anniversary. My first experience visiting stakeholders from the Longfellow neighborhood was when Messenger founder Bill Milbrath …
Lewis Duemke
The Longfellow-Nokomis Messenger is not only one of Minneapolis’ oldest neighborhood newspapers, it is part of a long tradition of such Minneapolis and St. Paul publications.Coverage of city …
20 years with neighborhood newspapers
It has been nearly 20 years since I handed in my first story to the Longfellow Messenger, and it is hard to believe the time has passed so quickly. I had arrived in Saint Paul from Montana with two …