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What do you do when 11 judges and referees, 20 therapists, 12 mediators, two parenting consultants (with 37 directives), one custody evaluator, and one guardian ad litem haven’t been able to … more
Two southside commissioners, AJ Awed and Fartun Weli, have resigned from the city’s new Community Commission on Police Oversight (CCPO).  Awed (Ward 6) and Weli (Ward 8) submitted … more
There are over 35,000 Minnesotans living with limb loss, and thousands more living with limb difference and mobility impairments. Many are unable to access prescribed orthotic and prosthetic care due … more
By TALIA MCWRIGHT   Rosie Jablonsky brushed out the curly hair of a young girl, as stylists in the Mall of America salon gathered around. “She looks like a lion,” one … more
There is a new, detailed plan that would transform 3000 Minnehaha Ave into a “Black Cultural Center.”  The plan for the city-owned site was presented Jan. 29 at the Hook and … 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
Musicians Richard Baldinelli and Dr. Joan Madden exude joy whether playing their trumpets in the 53rd Street Brass Quintet, looking forward or reminiscing. The two musicians capture the delight of a … more
The debate about Edmund Blvd. continued on Dec. 14, 2023 when over 40 people met to discuss how to respond to the racist history associated with the street name.  The lots on this … more
This month, Southwest resident Heid E. Erdrich became the first poet laureate for the city of Minneapolis.  “We need poetry, even if we don’t know we do. There’s a human … more
In the fall of 2023, two students from Yinghua Academy Chinese immersion school in northeast Minneapolis went on the trip of a lifetime. Keewaydin resident and sixth grader Sage Houdek and seventh … more
Had a tough day at work and don’t feel like cooking, but don’t want to pay the price for the family to eat out? Too Good to Go (TGTG) may solve your problem, and enlist your help in … more
At Friendship Academy of the Arts in south Minneapolis (2600 E. 38th St.), teacher Matt Warner introduces his sixth through eighth graders to the myriad possibilities of technology. He aspires to … more
Minneapolis Public Schools is getting a new superintendent in February. On Dec. 1, with the support of both southside school board directors, the Minneapolis Public School (MPS) Board of … more
“If you’re life has become like a shoe that pinches, try EA.” That advertisement brought Marilyn* to Emotions Anonymous 40 years ago.  The St. Paul resident had a … more
For 25 years, the warm glow of hundreds of luminaries have lit Dupont/King’s Highway on Christmas Eve. The annual event not only brings neighbors together, but it has raised over $50,000 for … more
Minneapolis is filled with great local people doing great things in the world. The Southwest Connector will showcase them with "Let's Connect," a new community speakers series. Every month, the … more
After the Minneapolis city council and mayor approved putting a new police headquarters at 2633 Minnehaha Ave., the Longfellow Community Council (LCC) started working on a community benefits … more
Through the end of November 2023, visitors can view the photography of Nedahness Rose Greene alongside KingDemetrius Pendleton’s work at his new place, Listen 2 Us Studio (3730 Chicago Ave.). … more
The goal of the project was to transform the bridge into an attractive, valued gateway between the Seward and Longfellow neighborhoods and to artistically engage high school youth in an initiative to … more
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 … more
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