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Blessed Ramadan signs dot the neighborhood and beyond

Posted on 28 June 2016

By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN You may have seen the signs in the neighborhood: “To our Muslim Neighbors: Blessed Ramadan.” The Minnesota Council of Churches initially printed 1,000 lawn signs with this greeting in support of Twin Cities Muslims. The signs, inspired by Council of Churches CEO Peg Chemberlin and Congressman Keith Ellison, have hardly been able […] Continue Reading

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BRT A Line lauded for filling in Twin Cities transportation web

Posted on 28 June 2016

‘The more connections you have that are reliable and affordable, the more riders you will have,’ says commissioner By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN A Line buses are rolling between the 46th St. light rail station in Minneapolis and Snelling Ave. in St. Paul, offering residents a quicker, more convenient ride. The Twin Cities’ first arterial bus […] Continue Reading

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Howe connection: Purple Rain House

Posted on 28 June 2016

Article and photo by JILL BOOGREN It may surprise some that the Howe neighborhood has its own claim to the purple one’s legacy. At 3420 Snelling Ave. S. is the house Prince’s character The Kid lived in the movie “Purple Rain.” The 1913 two-story dwelling is a featured landmark in the WaconiaVille Tours, which visit […] Continue Reading

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A day of skillshare classes scheduled July 23

Posted on 28 June 2016

By LESLIE MACKENZIE Transition Longfellow hosts sustainability activities for the greater Longfellow neighborhood and beyond. Anyone can participate; everyone is welcome. For more info, visit www.transitionlongfellow.org. A Day of Garden Skillshares, is planned Sat., July 23, 9:30am–3pm, at Gandhi Mahal and gardens in the community. Transition Longfellow is partnering with Hennepin County master gardeners to […] Continue Reading

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Minnehaha ‘finishes its business’ in championship

Posted on 28 June 2016

By MATTHEW DAVIS Jesse Retzlaff and company waited all year for this. Minnehaha Academy (27-3) rallied in the fifth inning to beat Belle Plaine 5-1 for the Class AA state baseball championship on June 20 at Target Field. It ended that year-long wait for the Redhawks after falling 10-1 to St. Cloud Cathedral in the […] Continue Reading

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Community Engagement

Posted on 28 June 2016

Editor’s Note: Cora Peine is a faculty member at the Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) program at St. Catherine University. For several months during the previous school year, her students have been participating in community engagement activities at Roosevelt High School. Two of her students submitted these insightful reports as part of their activities […] Continue Reading

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Adams Grove Community Orchard planted

Posted on 28 June 2016

By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Photo right: Fruits of the City, an initiative of The Food Group, will be partnering with the orchard to host educational and garden maintenance events. They will also harvest surplus fruits for delivery to local food shelves. Contact Jared Walhowe (jwalhowe@thefoodgroupmn.org) for more information about how to get involved. Photo left: More […] Continue Reading

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Three-step plan to save Longfellow ash trees

Posted on 28 June 2016

Look around the Greater Longfellow neighborhood on a beautiful summer day and you’ll see a sea of green: stately shade trees arching over roads and homes. About one in five of those trees is an ash. Ash trees are under imminent threat from emerald ash borer, an invasive beetle from China. If they aren’t treated, […] Continue Reading

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Blooming Alleys Bike Tour scheduled in neighborhood July 14

Posted on 28 June 2016

Blooming Alleys Bike Tour The Nokomis East Neighborhood Association and Metro Blooms are hosting a Bike Tour of existing Blooming Alleys at 6pm on Thur., July 14. We’ll meet at the Sandcastle restaurant (4955 W. Lake Nokomis Pkwy.) on the west side of the lake and take a bike tour of five Blooming Alleys near […] Continue Reading

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From adult book clubs to baby storytime, library has it all

Posted on 28 June 2016

The following events are planned during the month of July at the E. Lake Library, 2727 E. Lake St. The Adult Nonfiction Book Club will meet Tue., July 5, 6-7pm. July’s title is “Orange is the New Black” by Piper Kerman. Lending copies may be picked up at the information desk before meeting. Childcare Group […] Continue Reading

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