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Following a tragedy like the murder of George Floyd, it can be difficult for a community to see any glimmers of hope. But after his killing and the social unrest that followed, neighborhoods began to … more
Despite initial fears that outside investors would scoop up properties along E. Lake Street after the 2020 Uprising, not a single one has been sold to outside interests, reported Lake Street Council … more
By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN Two years after the protests following the death of George Floyd, the 3rd Precinct building at E. Lake St. and Minnehaha Ave. is still surrounded by barbed wire and … more
Damon Jenkins and his team at First Independence Bank know they face special challenges.“We are the new guys on the block, a new bank in town, so we have to work extra hard to gain the trust of … more
Opting to be a stay-at-home dad during the COVID-19 pandemic gave Longfellow resident Matthias Frasch the time to refine a business idea.He has launched EasyMovingBoxRental, a company that offers … more
I am the new communications manager at the Longfellow Community Council. I joined LCC in 2022 after working as an events and marketing manager for an independent bookstore in Greater Longfellow. … more
Lake Nokomis Area Groundwater and Surface Water Evaluation There will be a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. May 31 at the Nokomis Community Center, 2401 E. Minnehaha Parkway, to discuss findings of the … more
Longfellow residents Linda Featherstone and her husband Frank Forkins have helped neighborhood cats and dogs to have healthier and happier lives for the past 25 years. Working with pet owners who … more
The civil unrest following George Floyd’s murder in 2020 delivered a double blow to Don Blyly, the longtime owner of the Chicago Avenue business with the double name: Uncle Edgar’s … more
Over the course of two lengthy meetings in April, the Senate District 63 Democratic Farmer Labor (DFL) party held its endorsing convention and endorsed three candidates to the state legislature.On … more
The Longfellow Community Council is looking for new volunteers for our board of directors. Our board is made up of passionate community leaders, like one of our newest board members, Annie Wang. … more
MAY DAY RETURNS MAY 1MayDay 2022 will look different from MayDays past. This year, instead of a parade there will be an art-filled political and cultural festival on May 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the … more
A new children's book explores a city park through the seasons. Edith Marie Karras has been taking pictures for over 30 years, and has lived in Minneapolis since 1985. She is a Powderhorn resident. … more
Dight Ave is no longer named after a man who launched a crusade to bring the eugenics movement to Minnesota and wrote fan letters to Hitler. Instead, it has been renamed to honor John Cheatham, a man … more
The state and city redistricting processes have concluded, and thousands of Minneapolis residents will be in new legislative districts for the upcoming Aug. 9 primary and Nov. 8 general elections. At … more
Bennett Olupo is the new Longfellow Community Council Community Organizer.Olupo joined LCC in 2022 after teaching at Shakopee West Middle School. Before teaching at Shakopee, Olupo taught physics and … more
The residents of Amber Apartments are ready for the next step. They don’t need a homeless shelter, sober house or other intensive supports. They just need affordable housing.That’s … more
New Leader for the 3rd Police PrecinctIn January, Interim Police Chief Amelia Huffman appointed Jose Gomez to be the new inspector of the Third Precinct to replace Sean McGinty who will be moving to … more
In fall 2021, The Longfellow Community Council’s new Equitable Housing and Development Committee (EHDC) set out to identify the challenges that current and potential residents are facing when … more
With its mid-month Valentine’s Day holiday, February is synonymous with love. And countless couples seal their love by entering committed relationships, whether marriage or domestic … more
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