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Update on Hiawatha Golf Course
The MPRB began and supported several small but impactful projects at Hiawatha Golf Course while funding for a more comprehensive design effort was secured.   Osprey Trash Boom System …
From Third Precinct into Minneapolis Black cultural center?
Gather on Jan. 29, 6:30 p.m., at the Hook and Ladder Theater and Lounge to focus on the transformation of the former 3rd Precinct site into the Minneapolis Black Cultural Center. This event aims to …
Lisa Priest (left) and Bill Baldus chat about the future of the playground at the closed Cooper school. Priest lives within two blocks of the school and her children play there regularly. She is involved in PlayMPLS to save the playground and has lots of ideas on how that could happen. The Facebook group is called “Save Minneapolis Playgrounds.”
Community rallies to save Cooper School playground
The community objection to the Minneapolis Public School (MPS) district’s announcement to demolish the playground at the now-closed Cooper school convinced the district to delay the demolition …
(Left to right) Mahmoud Rahman, Jack Thoresen, Aurora Quinn, Asmat Ali, and Hafsa Islam of Curry in a Hurry.
Stepping Up
It has been over three years since Gandhi Mahal, a well-known and popular restaurant at 3009 27th Ave. S. in Minneapolis, was burned down during the social uprising following the death of George …
As the city prepares to tear down the old Kmart building, it considers how to reconnect Nicollet Ave. Over 500 residents attended an open house on Oct. 10, and 1,200 people responded to a survey by Oct. 12.
What do people think?
The long process of reopening Nicollet Ave. at Lake St. took another step forward this month. City planners released design concepts for the public areas planned for the 10-acre site where a surface …
Saying a final goodbye to Willie Mays, baseball’s ‘Say hey’ kid
Mays, who died on June 18, 2024, at the age of 93, was not only the greatest baseball player of the last 80 years, and quite possibly ever, but he was an enormously important figure in American sports, culture and history. …
Changing tipping culture has Americans befuddled: Does everything require a tip?
Uniqode used data from Pew Research Center and news reports to explore how technology is changing the tipping culture in the U.S. 
Juneteenth celebrates just one of the United States’ 20 emancipation days – and the history of how emancipated people were kept unfree needs to be remembered, too
he actual day was June 19, 1865, and it was the Black dockworkers in Galveston, Texas, who first heard the word that freedom for the enslaved had come. There were speeches, sermons and shared meals, mostly held at Black churches, the safest places to have such celebrations. …
How to stop taking things so personally
Rula provides tips on how to take things less personally without losing your ability to show care and concern for others.
Universities and colleges that need to fill seats start offering a helping hand to student-parents
The Hechinger Report discusses what is being done at colleges to help student-parents meet insurmountable obstacles in the pursuit of their degrees.
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Are dads redefining the "dad bod?" New study shows dads are feeling fitter than ever

Hims conducted a survey to determine how dads feel about their bodies.

The history of lawn mowers

LawnStarter reports on the history of the lawn mower, from the early days of scythes through today's robotic mower marvels.

Has my data been breached in 2024?

ConsumerAffairs analyzed the Identity Theft Resource Center's database from 2018 through the first quarter of 2024 to uncover data breaches and identity theft issues.

Texas Celebrates Youth Sports This Summer

Texas Celebrates Youth Sports This Summer

(NewsUSA) - Kids take the field in a big way this summer in Plano, Texas, as the town gears up to host a diverse mix of activities that attract the best young talent from across the United States.A …

La Semana del Aprendizaje Juvenil destaca las oportunidades

La Semana del Aprendizaje Juvenil destaca las oportunidades

(NewsUSA) - La Semana del Aprendizaje Juvenil, una iniciativa del Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU., presenta una variedad de eventos y oradores en lugares de todos los Estados Unidos para mostrar …

No Child is Forgotten By Marine Toys for Tots

No Child is Forgotten By Marine Toys for Tots

(NewsUSA) - Marine Toys for Tots, known for its core mission of Christmastime charitable efforts, has evolved into a year-round force for good – ensuring that no child is forgotten any day of the …

Nurturing the Mental Health of Young Children

(Family Features) The earliest years of children's lives lay the foundation for their social and emotional well-being, setting the stage for success in school and beyond.

4 Tips for Summer Water Safety

(Family Features) Drowning is a leading cause of death for children ages 1-4, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To protect your loved ones when playing in and around water this summer, keep these tips in mind.

3 Tips for Fueling Summer Adventures

(Family Features) Encouraging children at an early age to participate in outdoor exploration can help foster lifelong skills. Ensure your family is ready to make memories and enjoy the exciting adventures ahead with these tips.

AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Lauren Bethke
Slow mow summer
You’ve probably heard of “No Mow May” – a slogan designed to encourage everyone to avoid mowing their lawns until June and letting spring flowers bloom to support pollinators. …
Jon Trappe
Talking lawn care with U of M
People are getting back into our yards and gardens, with pent-up demand following a long winter. University of Minnesota Extension Educator Jon Trappe has tips for yards that accomplish multiple …
Jill Carmody is a senior manager at the Habitat for Humanity’s Minneapolis ReStore. They are both a drop-off site for leftover paint products, and a retailer for the Amazon brand of recycled paint. Carmody said, “PaintCare has made it easy for people to recycle their left-over paint, which is the right thing to do for the environment.”
Recycle your left-over paint with PaintCare
Did you know there’s an option for recycling leftover paint in Minnesota? That’s right, recycling, not just disposing of leftover paint. Since 2014, the non-profit PaintCare has been …
Andrea Tritschler
Improve your home, improve the community
The Greater Longfellow Neighborhood is known for its charming bungalows and craftsman-style homes. These old homes are embedded into the character of our neighborhood, but as any property owner …
There are a number of options for hydroponic systems – ways to a grow plants directly in water, without soil. (Photo submitted)
Consider hydroponic gardening
Although it’s been a mild fall so far, winter is rapidly approaching. Something that has always helped me maintain a good attitude despite Minnesota’s cold, snow, and short days, is …
Add getting vaccinated against pneumococcal pneumonia to your summer checklist
(BPT) - Did you know we have less than 100 days to enjoy the summer season?Summertime is here! The season we all know and love — and one that tends to go by way too quickly. Let’s be sure …
5 ways technology can help your family unplug this summer
(BPT) - Looking for ways to help your family unplug this summer? With smartphones and tablets and social media in the palms of everyone's hands, it can seem like a nearly impossible task. But there's …
Scouting America instills values, traditions and skills
(BPT) - After 114 years, the Boy Scouts of America has changed its name. More than five years after welcoming girls, it has become Scouting America, a name that is more welcoming to anyone who wants …
5 great tips for hosting your summer golden hour gathering
(BPT) - Summer is the season for spending your nights outdoors, whether by a cozy bonfire, in the backyard with a movie projector, or gathered around the porch table with family and friends. With a …
Top OB-GYN Reveals Easy Tips for Reproductive Health and Wellness
(BPT) - Taking care of your sexual and reproductive health is an important part of your overall well-being. Many people find it hard to talk about, and there are many myths about sexuality and …
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Volunteering Together to Build Friendships and Strengthen Bonds

(Family Features) As people age, many social avenues from earlier phases of life, such as school and work, no longer exist and making friends can be difficult. Experts suggest volunteering as a beneficial way to make friends and improve social well-being.

Volunteering Together: Building friendships and strengthening bonds

(Family Features) As people age, many social avenues from earlier phases of life, such as school and work, no longer exist and making friends can be difficult. Experts suggest volunteering as a beneficial way to make friends and improve social well-being.

How a Manual Washing Machine Can Help Reclaim Time, Improve Lives

(Family Features) An estimated 60% of the global population wash clothes by hand and the burden falls mostly on women and girls, which means spending up to 20 hours each week doing laundry instead of going to work or school.

Could you transform your yard into a flourishing wildlife haven?

Reasons to be Cheerful reports on the Backyard Habitat Certification program which encourages urban residents to garden without pesticides, plant native plants and remove invasive species in Portland, Oregon.

The 5 biggest draft busts in NBA history

Sqore compiled a ranking of the five biggest draft busts in NBA history using Basketball Reference data, including win shares and VORP.

4 charts that show how much the role of phones has changed in the last 60 years

Visible partnered with Stacker to explore how the role of phones has evolved over the last six decades using data from World Bank, Gallup, and more.

How to beat the summer heat — and boredom

(BPT) - Summer break can be wonderful for kids, as they are able to explore new activities, visit with friends or just have more free time to play. But summer can also get hot — and long. If …

Designing with green hues: 5 ways to add this trending color to your kitchen and bath

(BPT) - Move over, gray. Green is having its moment this year in bath and kitchen design and décor. Whether dark, light or somewhere in between, these luscious hues are on trend right now, but …

The framework for lasting weight loss success

(BPT) - Everyone is buzzing about prescription GLP-1 medications like Ozempic and Wegovy for weight loss — and rightfully so. GLP-1s (more formally known as glucagon-like peptide 1 agonists) …

The decline of pay phones in every state
Spokeo used data from the Federal Communications Commission to explore the fall of pay phones across the United States.   
Inside the 2024 Summer Olympics: What to see, where to stay and more
Way.com reports on what there is to see and where you can stay in Paris for the upcoming Summer Olympics.
5 simple tips to ensure your outdoor party goes off without a hitch
Hosting the perfect outdoor gathering can feel daunting. Swimply compiled a list of tips to throw an excellent outdoor party, using various sources.
AI is getting a little closer to revolutionizing closed captioning for those with disabilities
How good are AI transcription services today? accessiBe analyzed data from captioning service 3Play Media to find out.
Explore the last 50 years of Summer Olympics medal designs
SD Bullion used Olympedia data to examine medal designs for the Summer Olympics since 1976 and which countries won the most in each year.