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With ‘Working’ as their final curtain call, seniors bid adieu to Roosevelt Theater

Posted on 09 June 2019

By JILL BOOGREN As graduates prepare to toss their caps in the air and contemplate their futures, it’s a fitting time to take a closer look at the workaday world. In its 2019 spring production of the musical, “Working,” the Roosevelt Theater company brought to life the stories of working people, ultimately showing that people […] Continue Reading

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NENA: Shop over 100 garage sales in the neighborhood on June 15

Posted on 04 June 2019

On April 17, 2019 the Minneapolis Health Department recognized the Nokomis East Neighborhood Association (NENA) as a Local Public Health Hero in the category of promoting healthy weight and smoke-free living. Becky Timm, Executive Director, and several other staff and board members attended and accepted the award. NENA engaged underrepresented residents, including low-income households, renters […] Continue Reading

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June 2019: In Our Community

Posted on 04 June 2019

Plant along river gorge Join Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR) staff and volunteers on June 25, from 6-8 p.m. for a worknight along the beautiful and rare oak savanna and woodlands located just off the main trail along the Minneapolis side of the river gorge. Spend the evening planting shrubs, wildflowers, sedges and a […] Continue Reading

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‘Beloved Community’ gathers for what may be last MayDay

Posted on 04 June 2019

Record numbers of South Minneapolis residents “got together” for the 45th annual MayDay Parade, the last for organizer Sandy Spieler. Heart of the Beast Theater announced in January that it did not have the funds to continue organizing MayDay on its own and asked for help. Individual donors pitched in and HOTB raised the full […] Continue Reading

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Too Much Coffee: Print is not dead – but we are changing

Posted on 04 June 2019

By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN, Tesha@LongfellowNokomisMessenger.com Print is dead, you say? Nah. It’s just evolving. A few months ago I attended the Minnesota Newspapers Association (MNA) annual convention, and listened to a speaker talk about just that. I was particularly interested in the topic as I was negotiating to purchase the Longfellow Nokomis Messenger and Midway […] Continue Reading

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View from the Messenger: Let’s hear it for/from our readers!

Posted on 04 June 2019

By DENIS WOULFE, Denis@LongfellowNokomisMessenger.com I’ve spent the last few weeks helping to introduce the Longfellow Nokomis Messenger’s new owner, Tesha M. Christensen, to Messenger advertisers, readers, and other stakeholders. And during that process it has reminded me of when I was making the rounds introducing myself to Messenger stakeholders when we purchased the paper from […] Continue Reading

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Mayor Jacob Frey touts his first-year-in-office accomplishments

Posted on 22 April 2019

By JAN WILLMS It has been a little over a year since Jacob Frey (photo right provided) took over the reins as mayor of Minneapolis. But in that year, Frey has made some incremental changes. Making affordable housing one of his priorities, he has worked on a new initiative, “Stable Homes, Stable Schools,” built on […] Continue Reading

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Longfellow resident wins prestigious 2019 Bush Fellowship grant

Posted on 22 April 2019

By JAN WILLMS Longfellow resident Heather Cusick engaged with the soil at a very early age. And today, as she has been named a 2019 Bush Fellow, she reflects on those early beginnings and how they have played a part in her life ever since. “I grew up on a farm in Kansas,” she said. […] Continue Reading

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Paddle Bridge brings kayak tours to the Mississippi River Gorge

Posted on 22 April 2019

Theo Byrnes is the owner of Paddle Bridge Guide Collective, a new service that brings people out on the Mississippi River Gorge in kayaks. (Photo by Margie O’Loughlin) By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Kayak enthusiast and Minneapolis native Theo Byrnes didn’t paddle the Mississippi River until he was almost 20 years old. Along with his family, Byrnes […] Continue Reading

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Longtime news hounds reflect on 44 years of neighborhood press

Posted on 22 April 2019

Newspapers have helped shape and form community identity within the two neighborhoods they serve By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN When 22-year-old Calvin deRuyter bought the Monitor in 1975 for $1 from a man who thought it had no future, he had no idea what he was getting himself into. Forty-four years later he’s perfected the art […] Continue Reading

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