FEATURED, IN OUR COMMUNITY

Protestors mourn George Floyd

Posted on 28 May 2020

From Ward 12 Council member Andrew Johnson on May 28: On Tuesday morning, like many of you, I watched the video of George Floyd being killed in what I believe is murder at the hands of police. It was horrifying and gut-wrenching and heartbreaking. I called for justice that morning and supported the immediate firing […] Continue Reading

FEATURED, IN OUR COMMUNITY

Business along E. Lake St. hit hard by protestors

Posted on 28 May 2020

From Daniel Kennedy at Kennedy and Cain Law (4103 E. Lake St.): I took a walk this morning after verifying that my building is OK.  Almost all the damage is west of 34th Avenue, starting with broken glass at NAPA, Soderberg’s, TCF, Walgreen’s, US Bank, the library, Cash ’n Pawn, Hamoudi Sabri’s building, the Coliseum, Odd […] Continue Reading

FEATURED, IN OUR COMMUNITY

‘The only time I felt threatened was when I was near police’

Posted on 28 May 2020

Letter from photographer Terry Faust, written after being at the 3rd Precinct on Wednesday, May 28 at 9 p.m.: You know, despite the fact I was amongst angry people, and not many of them had the same skin color as me, I only felt fearful when I was in front of the police barricade where […] Continue Reading

IN OUR COMMUNITY

Buses and train service, mail suspended

Posted on 28 May 2020

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has announced it is temporarily suspending services, including mail delivery, in South Minneapolis. The following post offices are closed due to safety concerns: Powderhorn Post Office, 3045 Bloomington Ave., 55407-9998 Lake Street Post Office, 110 E. 31st St., 55408-3103 Minnehaha Post Office, 3033 27th Ave. S, 55406-9998 The temporary […] Continue Reading

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Posted on 28 May 2020

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IN OUR COMMUNITY

Support the Messenger – We’ve got your back

Posted on 04 May 2020

NEWSPAPERS HAVE YOUR BACK We are grateful for those who have our back in this important time. The list is long, but we want to thank our first responders and front-line workers, including those who bring your monthly newspaper to your doorstep. Especially in these critical times, newspapers have your back. COVID-19 is a national […] Continue Reading

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Posted on 04 May 2020

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IN OUR COMMUNITY, LONGFELLOW

<< 6 feet apart >>

Posted on 04 May 2020

West River Road is closed to northbound traffic to allow trail users more space to maintain social distancing. Sections of Cedar Lake Parkway, Lake Harriet Parkway, Lake of the Isles Parkway, Lake Nokomis Parkway, and Main Street S.E. are also closed. Because residents are still congregating in groups, playgrounds, skateparks and athletic fields have been […] Continue Reading

Family, FEATURED

Games, music & art >> Connect

Posted on 04 May 2020

By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN Play a game together with your neighbors when you join in the LoLa Scavenger Hunt. “Walks outside are still allowed, and are good for your physical and mental health. I intended this scavenger hunt to bring an element of novelty and excitement to an ordinary walk in the neighborhood, and also […] Continue Reading

IN OUR COMMUNITY

A firsthand account: From the front line

Posted on 04 May 2020

By STEPHANIE FOX Workers begin to show up at the small grocery store in South Minneapolis in the dark, to bake the bread that will be sold throughout the day. First responders and those who might be health compromised start arriving two hours later, at 6 a.m., just as the sun is rising, to shop […] Continue Reading

FEATURED

COVID-19 – Small businesses: ‘It’s all personal’

Posted on 04 May 2020

By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN Local restaurants are adjusting to the Stay at Home order while other businesses are considering how to reopen under Governor Walz’s most recent guidelines. Hi-Lo Diner (4020 E. Lake St.) closed the Sunday night before the government shutdown of restaurants. It was a hard decision, but co-owners James Brown and Mike […] Continue Reading

Family, FEATURED, LONGFELLOW, SCHOOL

Kids learn through play

Posted on 04 May 2020

While you’re at home during this extended break from school, try these ideas from Free Forest School By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Let them be kids, outdoors. Let them learn through unstructured play in nature. That’s the cornerstone belief of Free Forest School, a volunteer-led program that operates in 200+ cities across the country. Right now, their […] Continue Reading

FEATURED, HOME & GARDEN, NOKOMIS, REBUILD REPAIR RECYCLE

Rooftop prairie: Nokomis family doesn’t have to go far to relax

Posted on 04 May 2020

Home & Garden By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN When Steffanie Musich sits on her green roof looking out over the rooftop prairie and the tree canopy, it’s hard to remember that she’s in the city. That sense of peace and relaxation without having to get in the car is exactly what she was aiming for. The […] Continue Reading

FEATURED, REBUILD REPAIR RECYCLE

Envision community: A model for tiny homes, big community

Posted on 04 May 2020

By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Dewayne Parker became homeless in 2017. For lack of a better option, he ended up sleeping for months on the Green Line train. One winter night, that sleeping arrangement very nearly got him killed. Parker said, ”Everybody knows it’s dangerous living on the streets. What I want the broader community to understand […] Continue Reading

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