IN THE NEWS, VOICES AGAINST VIOLENCE

Jennifer’s ex tried to convince her, others she was crazy

Posted on 08 November 2019

She finally left, but the abuse continues through court system In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness month, the Messenger is launching a new series that seeks to puts a face on domestic abuse and intimate partner violence. By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN Jennifer* grew up in a loving, two-parent household in the suburbs. She didn’t think […] Continue Reading

IN THE NEWS, VOICES AGAINST VIOLENCE

Defining abuse

Posted on 08 November 2019

  Domestic violence (also called intimate partner violence (IPV), domestic abuse or relationship abuse) is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship. Domestic violence does not discriminate. Anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender can be a victim – […] Continue Reading

IN THE NEWS, VOICES AGAINST VIOLENCE

SURVIVOR STORIES

Posted on 08 November 2019

ALLY is a beautiful, independent, charismatic woman who is a single mother and full-time student and paralegal. However, her life wasn’t always like this. She spent many years in a very emotionally, mentally and physically abusive relationship, living day-to-day in fear and constant turmoil. The good news is that Ally managed to make the decision […] Continue Reading

IN OUR COMMUNITY

TOO MUCH COFFEE: Let’s start believing women and children

Posted on 08 November 2019

By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN, Tesha@LongfellowNokomisMessenger.com It’s time to believe women and children. This month, we launch a new series aimed at putting a face on domestic violence and intimate partner terrorism that we’re calling “Voices of Violence.” The majority of people in this series will be anonymous for their safety, and to avoid causing trouble […] Continue Reading

IN OUR COMMUNITY

MEET OUR STAFF: Asking questions, talking about interests and events

Posted on 08 November 2019

by Jan Willms I have been a writer for the Monitor and Messenger since around 2003. From the time I edited my high school newspaper, I have loved to write. My undergraduate degree is in journalism, and I worked as a staffer for the Fargo Forum, where I met my husband. We later started and […] Continue Reading

IN THE NEWS

New athletic field with lights at South High

Posted on 08 November 2019

Families can finally watch home games at updated South High By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN Thanks to South High parents and students who pushed the district to upgrade the field for 20 years, South High’s teams can finally play night games. Scott Schluter was part of the group that made the final push towards making this […] Continue Reading

IN THE NEWS

For South High students: Homecoming or Climate Strike

Posted on 08 November 2019

By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN and TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN The 200 students who left South High School to be a part of the Global Climate Strike on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, were not allowed to participate in their homecoming football game and related activities that night. Because of that, senior Claire Hennen made the tough choice to […] Continue Reading

IN THE NEWS

Dessa stops in Longfellow on memoir, ice cream tours

Posted on 08 November 2019

‘Ask me about soaring’ jacket references dad’s love of flight and building wings in community ed at Roosevelt High By Jill Boogren Minneapolis rapper, singer and writer, Dessa, embarked on two mini tours in September that took her to the Longfellow neighborhood – to Moon Palace Books to sign her memoir, “My Own Devices: True […] Continue Reading

Aging Well, IN THE NEWS

Riding across Minnesota at 84

Posted on 08 November 2019

By Iric Nathanson Wayne Tellekson had convinced himself that last year would his final ride with Bike MS. Most years since 2009, Tellekson had joined a group of avid bikers who rode 250 miles over five days raising funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He was 83 in 2018. It was time for him […] Continue Reading

Aging Well, IN THE NEWS

‘Green’ cemetery opens in Twin Cities

Posted on 08 November 2019

Catholic Cemeteries begins offering natural burials in three-acre restored prairie By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN In the Catholic tradition, the body upon death is re-committed to the earth, “for we are dust, and to dust we shall return.” Some people are taking this belief to heart again, with a desire to have a more organic, less industrial […] Continue Reading

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