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2018 Lake + Minnehaha Open Streets

Posted on 25 June 2018

ALL PHOTOS BY JAN WILLMS Photo right: Although US Bank moved to its present location at 2800 E. Lake in 1979, it first opened its doors in 1910, according to Cheri Kay Getz (pictured), who has been an employee since 1980. The branch bank has a “wall of history” of photographs of its earliest structures, […] Continue Reading

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Free youth soccer league kicks off in Nokomis with NENA’s help

Posted on 25 June 2018

NENA and park board partner with father-son team to offer a regular activity for kids at Bossen’s multi-use fields By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN Thanks to a father-son team, nearly 400 kids are participating in a free youth soccer league on Saturdays at Bossen Field. José Garcia and his 20-year-old son José (Beto) Garcia approached the […] Continue Reading

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Reading Corps volunteer receives President’s Lifetime Award

Posted on 25 June 2018

By STEPHANIE FOX Kristen Evanston’s life has always been one of service, whether to her country or her community. And on June 14, Evanston received some deserved recognition when she was presented with the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award, given to those with a commitment to building a stronger nation through volunteer service. For the last […] Continue Reading

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24/7 Crisis Line for abuse, crime survivors, operates along 38th

Posted on 25 June 2018

Advocates recognize it takes a lot of courage to just pick up the phone, identify issues, offer options, and just listen By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN For those who don’t feel safe at home, the 24/7 Minnesota Day One Crisis Line, 1-866-223-1111 is a lifeline. Advocates listen, offer options and help callers make a safety plan. […] Continue Reading

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Acorn Montessori Preschool and Kindergarten to open Fall 2018

Posted on 25 June 2018

By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Longfellow resident and long-time teacher Kristi Papenfuss looked for a Montessori preschool with a language immersion program when her daughter was little. There wasn’t one in the metro area—so, along with fellow teachers Veronica Vital and Li Sun, she started one. Acorn Montessori will be Minneapolis’ first trilingual Montessori preschool and kindergarten […] Continue Reading

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Program on medical cannabis planned by Nokomis Healthy Seniors Aug. 2

Posted on 25 June 2018

It’s been four years since the use of medical cannabis—commonly referred to as medical marijuana—was approved in Minnesota. But, many people still have questions and misconceptions about its use and how the state-managed program works. So when several older adults who participate in Nokomis Healthy Seniors (NHS), which supports local elders maintain their health and […] Continue Reading

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Lake Street Dumpling Tour is first of many ‘Make on Lake’ events

Posted on 25 June 2018

By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Sat., June 2 dawned cool and rainy, but people still came out in substantial numbers for the first ever Lake Street Dumpling Tour. Preregistration closed weeks before the event happened when 800 tickets were sold out. Five dollars covered two randomly selected tokens for dumpling samples at two of the 14 participating […] Continue Reading

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Making connections in our communities through art

Posted on 25 June 2018

This July, Glass Endeavors, 2716 E. 31st St., will once again join the Minnehaha + Lake Open Streets event. Glass Endeavors, a longtime Longfellow retailer has teamed up this year with the Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI) for upcoming Open Streets events in July and August. Glass Endeavors is always looking for ways to […] Continue Reading

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Movie Night, book group, garden and food skillshares

Posted on 25 June 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. Transition Parents and Kids Play Group, Sat., July 7, 10am to noon, Longfellow Park, 3435 […] Continue Reading

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Register your National Night Out Block Party free by July 24

Posted on 25 June 2018

Connect with your neighbors, celebrate summer, and get out in your community. Hold a National Night Out (NNO) Block Party on Aug. 7. Last year Minneapolis had over 1,500 NNO events, the largest number for any US city of over 250,000 people. If you register your NNO Block Party with the City of Minneapolis by […] Continue Reading

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