FEATURED, VOICES AGAINST VIOLENCE

‘No one will believe you’

Posted on 01 December 2019

Abused for years by her dad and a troubled system, Renee and mom are finally free By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN To the outside world, Fred* was a model citizen who worked at the top of the Hennepin County Social Service department as comptroller. To his family, he was a dictator who was abusive and impossible […] Continue Reading

IN OUR COMMUNITY, VOICES AGAINST VIOLENCE

After 50 years, she’s encouraging others

Posted on 01 December 2019

HER STORY IN HER OWN WORDS Editor’s note: The text below was from a speech Nadine wrote and gave at two Twin Cities churches during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We have used just her original first name and not her new name to protect her and her daughter. My name is Nadine. I am 77 […] Continue Reading

FEATURED, NOKOMIS

Celebrate Minnesota as the Peacebuilding power state for all

Posted on 01 December 2019

Peacebuilding Leadership Institute opens first office in Nokomis By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN The Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute (Peacebuilding) received the 2019 Melanie Greenberg U.S. Peacebuilding Award for Excellence from the Alliance for Peacebuilding. Donna Minter, PhD, founder and executive director of Peacebuilding, travelled to Washington DC to receive the award last month. A local award celebration […] Continue Reading

AGING WELL, FEATURED, LONGFELLOW, REBUILD REPAIR RECYCLE

Longfellow climate activist walks the walk every day

Posted on 01 December 2019

By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Longtime Longfellow resident Jean Buckley believes each of us can make a difference in the current climate crisis. She said, “I’ve always been a strong environmentalist. I believe every human being has a responsibility to protect earth’s finite natural resources. Some people choose to be what are called ‘first adopters,’ which means […] Continue Reading

IN OUR COMMUNITY, REBUILD REPAIR RECYCLE

Xcel Energy installing new energy-saving electric meters

Posted on 01 December 2019

By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Xcel Energy is installing 17,500 new electric meters across South Minneapolis and Eden Prairie in the next few months. The new meters will measure customers’ electricity use in 15 minute increments, so they can see how much energy they use at different times of the day – and make better-informed energy decisions. […] Continue Reading

IN OUR COMMUNITY, NOKOMIS

Roosevelt High School Urban Farm: Growing Kids and Community

Posted on 01 December 2019

By CANDACE MILLER LOPEZ Standard Ericsson Neighborhood Association (SENA) and Roosevelt High School (RHS) have come together to design, build and install a 5,000-square-foot urban farm on the school’s campus. Phase one, 2,500 square feet, was completed in September 2019 with the help of students in the Urban Farming, Culinary Arts and Service Learning classes, […] Continue Reading

IN OUR COMMUNITY, LONGFELLOW, NOKOMIS

Briefs December 2019

Posted on 01 December 2019

Majors honored Longfellow Community Council’s Executive Director Melanie Majors has been honored with an award from the Executive Committee of the Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) Policy Board. The Exemplary Award was given to recognize 13 years of exemplary service to the Longfellow Community Council and for maintaining the “Gold Standard” for all 81 officially recognized […] Continue Reading

IN OUR COMMUNITY, NOKOMIS

NENA December 2019

Posted on 01 December 2019

Night Before New Year’s Eve Want to celebrate the New Year with your kids but don’t want the late bedtime hassle? The Night Before New Year’s Eve party, on Monday Dec. 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m., is a family-oriented, free event chock full of activities, including a “midnight” countdown at 7:15 p.m. Enjoy a kid friendly dinner, […] Continue Reading

IN OUR COMMUNITY, NOKOMIS

Five years of trash transformed into art

Posted on 01 December 2019

Artist Sean Connaughty (at left) worked with Healing Place Collaborative and several dedicated community members and organizations to create a comprehensive exhibit of Lake Hiawatha, a critical habitat for diverse wildlife and deeply impaired by stormwater pollution originating from South Minneapolis, during an exhibit at the White Page Gallery, on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. The […] Continue Reading

IN OUR COMMUNITY

In Our Community Events December 2019

Posted on 01 December 2019

Anxiety Support Group NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) sponsors free support groups for persons with anxiety disorders. An Open Door Anxiety and Panic support group meets in St. Paul from 6:30 to 8 p.m., on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 700 Snelling Ave. S., in […] Continue Reading

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