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Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival planned on East Lake St. May 6

Posted on 23 April 2018

(All photos of 2017 Cinco de Mayo Festival on Lake St. provided) On Sun., May 6, noon-8pm, the community is invited to celebrate the Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival on E. Lake St. (between 27th and 29th avenues). This event is hosted by El Nuevo Rodeo, La Raza 95.7 FM & 1400 & 1470 AM, […] Continue Reading

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Organization honors the legacy of mothers and grandmothers

Posted on 23 April 2018

By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Virkelyst, an organization of Danish American women in South Minneapolis, is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. Virke means work, and lyst means willing, when translated from Danish into English. Quoting from an early Virkelyst scrapbook, “This gathering of willing workers began as a club to spread good cheer to the less […] Continue Reading

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Future repairs, master plan ahead for entire Minnehaha Creek

Posted on 23 April 2018

By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN Minnehaha Creek is getting attention in Minneapolis this year. The first project will fix erosion problems that sprang from flooding in 2014, while the second will create a master plan for the 39 acres of parkland along the creek. Both projects were discussed during two identical open houses in April. FEMA […] Continue Reading

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Homeowners worried about damage from too much water

Posted on 23 April 2018

Nokomis/Hiawatha Water Sustainability believes comprehensive study needed of entire Watershed These images show the same area on the west side of Lake Nokomis in 2014 and in 2017. On left is an image taken by Amy Stabala, who lives on W. Lake Nokomis Pkwy. of her children flying kites in the park. This is what […] Continue Reading

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Lending art library on the move, but has roots in South Minneapolis

Posted on 23 April 2018

By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN The Minneapolis Art Lending Library (MALL) is one of only five organizations of its kind across the country. Their mission is to support artists and to share the joy of art with all members of the Twin Cities community through the lending of artwork. MALL will be celebrating its fifth anniversary this […] Continue Reading

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Public Hearing on tunnel rehabilitation planned May 22

Posted on 23 April 2018

Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) held a public meeting Apr. 24, is currently in a comment period, and will sponsor a May 22 public hearing on plans to rehabilitate sewer infrastructure in the area of Minnehaha Regional Park. According to the Met Council, the work needs to be done to protect the integrity of the […] Continue Reading

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Chard Your Yard, speakers, movie, parents group

Posted on 23 April 2018

The volunteers with Transition Longfellow create opportunities for South Minneapolis neighbors to get to know one another while also learning how to live more sustainably and prepare for changes ahead. Visit www.transitionlongfellow.org for more details on these and other activities. “Energy Present – Energy Future” is scheduled for Fri., May 4, 7pm, at the Walker […] Continue Reading

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Longfellow’s climate adaptation work unique among neighborhoods

Posted on 23 April 2018

By LESLIE MACKENZIE In 2017, Transition Longfellow took its commitment to helping people prepare for changes ahead to a new level by delivering the speaker series, “When Climate Change Comes Home.” The planning team of neighbors who worked on this project included Leslie MacKenzie, Lisa Strong, Karen Grabou, Rachel Hefte, Eliza Tocher, Dani Cloutier, and […] Continue Reading

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NENA and SENA Minneapolis Comprehensive Plan Town Hall

Posted on 23 April 2018

Did you know the City of Minneapolis is drafting a comprehensive plan for the next 20 years to manage its projected growth and change? Minneapolis 2040 will provide guidance on the city’s built, economic and natural environment into the future. Minneapolis 2040 will guide policymaking decisions on important issues such as housing, job access, healthy […] Continue Reading

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Longfellow ReStore hits $1 million mark

Posted on 23 April 2018

The Minneapolis ReStore—a home improvement outlet that supports Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity—has reached an incredible milestone. The Minneapolis location opened in mid-September of 2016 in the Longfellow neighborhood at 2700 Minnehaha Ave. S. Now, a year and a half later, the Minneapolis store has hit a huge milestone: one million dollars in sales. And […] Continue Reading

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