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  The Minneapolis city council election is upon us, with early in-person and mail-in voting already begun. The following is an analysis of the campaign finance reports of the three … more
Outgoing council member’s thoughts on candidates  As we approach Election Day, I am often asked what I think about the candidates running to fill this open seat given the insight I … more
The City of Minneapolis is perpetuating a humanitarian crisis against our neighbors who cannot afford housing. We are all witnesses to the tragedy. Instead of enacting common sense programs to … more
HERE'S MY MEDICARE STORY. WHAT'S YOURS? This is a time during fall to make changes in one's Medicare plan. I am making my way through my seventh year of retirement and enrolled in Medicare. In … more
  More than a dozen dancers took their show on the road, literally, Oct. 8, 2023, by bringing a flashmob to Open Streets Lyndale.  In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage … more
WARD 11 Vying for this position are Emily Koski and Gabrielle Prosser.   Emily Koski   Please introduce yourself. I’m Emily … more
With a whirlwind of color, choreography and music, the South Asian Arts & Theater House (SAATH) brought the stage to life with a recent performance at the Cowles Center (528 Hennepin Ave.) to … 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
  Cooper playground removal meeting Minneapolis Public Schools is considering removing the Cooper school playground (3239 44th Ave. S.) used by hundreds of neighborhood families. … more
Calling all pizza lovers! Last month Longfellow Community Council hosted our first-ever pizza party, and it won’t be our last. Thanks to the 100+ neighbors who came out to the Toolbox … more
Nokomis-Hiawatha trail improvements On Oct. 18, a proposal for several trail connection improvements in Nokomis-Hiawatha Regional Park was presented to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board … more
The days are getting shorter and it’s almost time to wrap up the gardening season. When planning garden spaces, we often think about staggering bloom times so we can enjoy beautiful flowers … more
During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a Minnesota judge ordered a victim to jail for not forcing her daughter to see her father. Dani* was ordered to serve 30 days in jail on Oct. 2, 2023 or … more
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 … more
Informational meetings and opportunities to provide feedback on the Lyndale Park Rose Garden improvements are set for Oct. 23 and 25, with a third date to be scheduled, at the Lyndale Farmstead … more
The long-awaited and public negotiations between the city of Minneapolis and the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis formally began on Sept. 6, 2023. Three sets of contract amendments have been … more
“Four years ago, I realized we needed a model for an urban CSA,” says Craig Neal, founder and chief gardener of the Neighborhood Sponsored Garden (NSG) located in a backyard on Beard Ave. … more
Thi Synavone came to the U.S. in 1979 as a Laotian refugee. After living in many states, her family settled in Minnesota in 1988. Synavone said that growing up, domestic and sexual violence was never … more
When 18-year-old Belai Mergia walked through the jungle from Ethiopia to Sudan in 1984, he didn’t picture a restaurant named Selam in his future. Belai had hired two guides yet feared that they … more
Ward 12 city council candidates shared viewpoints with over 200 people at a forum held Sept. 12, 2023. Candidates there included Aurin Chowdhury, Nancy Ford, and Luther Ranheim who are campaigning to … more
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