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Eight years ago, Nokomis East Neighborhood Association worked with the community to create the Giving Garden. The Nokomis East Neighborhood Association’s Gateway Garden and Nokomis Naturescape … more
Nokomis Library is more than just a place to borrow books; it's a vibrant community hub where children’s imaginations come to life, especially during the summer. This year, the library’s … more
When was the last time you’ve visited your local farmers market? I found myself in Bachman’s just last month. My two-year-old was attempting to dance by bouncing his little knees off-beat … more
Nokomis East is proud to call itself home to many women-owned and operated organizations, both storefront and home-based.  We don’t know if this phenomenon is unique to the Nokomis … more
When people talk about bikes, I used to think of fun commutes or quick after work rides that provide short bursts of freedom on an otherwise humdrum day. I never thought about big adventures or using … more
  I'm sharing information Nokomis Pride FC provided this month: Established in 2022, Nokomis Pride FC is a soccer team made up of players aged 30 and above, mainly residing in the … more
It’s that time of year where we all look back at what we’ve done and get excited about new beginnings. It’s one of my favorite times of year. When people ask me what I do, and I say … more
Debbie Beck created a book swap for her kids’ school years ago when her two kids were only in kindergarten and first grade. “We knew there were children who didn’t have books, and … more
Did you know that a number of members of the Nokomis East Business Association (NEBA) both live and operate their businesses within the Nokomis community?   NEIL OXENDALE Neil … more
“Part of why I like being a teacher is because I have more ideas than I could possibly do myself. I love being able to say ‘Here are a bunch of ideas!’ and watch others bring them … more
Meet Nokomis East Neighborhood Association’s Board Chair, Mia Beste. Mia moved into the neighborhood in 2019. She immediately fell in love with the area. “My humble opinion is the Nokomis … more
I want to announce that I am writing this article with one hand. Why? Because I am eating a cookie dough cupcake with the other one. I wanted to put the cupcake down, but I can’t. So… … more
They say it takes a village. We say it takes a special neighborhood. Add a small but dedicated group of volunteers and passionate businesses, and you have Nokomis Days. Our Nokomis Days celebration … more
Six new outdoor pickleball courts are open next to the Lake Nokomis Community Center. These courts are the first dedicated pickleball courts in the Minneapolis park system. A celebration was held on … more
“Growing up 'white trash,' I never thought I would ever own my own home.” Metal Mike Welsh said in a thoughtful tone as if unaware he was also sitting in his own business. Looking around … more
As someone who has spent hours of the last few months playing around with graphic designs, I can’t even begin to tell you about the sigh of relief I had when I saw the rebranding that WebVolta … more
When you think of your Nokomis East neighborhood businesses, what comes to mind? Are they brick and mortar locations that you visit? Home-based businesses that you work with from afar? What about all … more
Minnesotans saw a record 5.5 million visits to food shelves in 2022. This is an increase of 53% from the year before. Due to the pandemic, inflation, and supply chain shortages, food has become … more
Minneapolis is suffering from a severe lack of affordable housing. Renters in the city make up 48% of residents and, according to Minnesota Compass, 46% of those renters are cost-burdened households. … more
Most of us were raised on the American dream. Work hard and you can succeed. We all watched "Rocky" and rooted for the underdog. This is one of those stories.Casa Maria is unique in that it is the … more
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