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Third leg of transit triangle eyes route over Ford Parkway Bridge

Posted on 22 November 2016

Planners studying whether a river crossing at the Ford Parkway Bridge, or Highway 5, would be better By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN Will a new transit line connect South Minneapolis with downtown St. Paul in the near future? The proposed Riverview Corridor transportation route would run 12-miles from St. Paul’s Union Depot to Minneapolis-St. Paul International […] Continue Reading

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Fifth Annual Chili Cook-off brought diverse cooks to the table

Posted on 22 November 2016

Story and photos by MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN The Longfellow Community Council (LCC) held its fifth annual chili cook-off fundraiser on Nov. 13. About 75 people attended the event, hosted by Gandhi Mahal Restaurant (photo right), 3009 27th Ave. S. Each of the 11 chili cook-off contestants provided five quarts of their original chili. The recipes spanned […] Continue Reading

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Resident urges volunteering for P+P

Posted on 22 November 2016

To the editor, It was a morning in June. I couldn’t have asked for more beautiful weather to kick off my 30th birthday weekend. The sun was shining, the birds were chirping, and I was… watching a PowerPoint on tax preparation in the basement of an office building. Why would a person choose to celebrate […] Continue Reading

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Millwork Lofts breaks ground for housing

Posted on 22 November 2016

Minneapolis-based Dominium broke ground Nov. 1 for adaptive reuse of a historically significant industrial building into 78 units of affordable housing located at 4041 Hiawatha Ave. S. Units at Millwork Lofts will provide modern amenities, while showcasing the historic character of the building, with exposed brick walls, tongue and groove wood ceilings, and in some […] Continue Reading

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Bossen Field Park construction update

Posted on 22 November 2016

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board has announced that construction on Bossen Field Park is continuing and will continue into 2017: • Irrigation, fencing, and infield/warning track surfacing are in place in the south softball fields, and new sod has been placed. Benches and walkways will be installed in the spring. • In the south […] Continue Reading

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Minnehaha Ave. ends major construction

Posted on 22 November 2016

Major reconstruction on Minnehaha Ave., between 34th and Lake streets, is complete and the area is now open to all vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic. With the road now open, most of the work has concluded for the project. However, crews may still be in the area working on a few miscellaneous activities. Crews will […] Continue Reading

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NENA News

Posted on 22 November 2016

The Night Before New Year’s Eve party, on Fri., Dec. 30, is a family-oriented, free event. It offers parents and kids a chance to celebrate the coming New Year a night early. The celebration includes food, carnival games, music, and dancing, marshmallow roasting over a bonfire, a photo board, the famous Nokomis Fish Pond, a […] Continue Reading

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Early voting made easy and convenient in Minneapolis

Posted on 25 October 2016

Story and photos by MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN In 2014, the Minnesota Legislature updated the state’s laws for absentee voting. The primary change was to allow any qualified voter to cast an absentee ballot, either by mail or in-person, without providing a reason. There are four Early Vote Centers in Minneapolis: South, North, Northeast, and Downtown. The […] Continue Reading

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Nation’s first inner city Rotary Club celebrates 20 years

Posted on 25 October 2016

Minneapolis South Rotary seeking new members—particularly from local neighborhoods By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN For 20 years, the Minneapolis South Rotary Club has been living out the Club motto, “Service Above Self.” As the organization celebrates two decades, it is seeking new members. Photo right: The South Minneapolis Rotary Club is diverse in many ways—gender and […] Continue Reading

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Annual Chili Cook Off scheduled Nov. 13

Posted on 25 October 2016

It’s that time of year… time to elect a new Chili Champ of Longfellow! The Longfellow Community Council (LCC) will sponsor their Annual Chili Cook-Off and Fundraiser at Gandhi Mahal Restaurant, 3009 27th Ave. S., from 5-7pm on Sun., Nov. 13. The deadline to enter a chili is Thur., Nov. 10. Chili categories will be […] Continue Reading

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