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Some neighbors upset with new parking fees at YWCA Midtown

Posted on 24 September 2018

Y management says the new system will relieve congestion and misuse of the lot by non-members using the private lot (Editor’s note: Reporter Tesha M. Christensen is a neighborhood resident and has been a member of the Midtown YWCA since 2013.) By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN Some neighborhood residents and Y members are upset that the […] Continue Reading

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Seward Co-op ‘seed program’ is a respected, nationwide model

Posted on 24 September 2018

By JAN WILLMS Seward Co-op first opened its doors in 1972, and along with the community it has grown and diversified over the years. Starting at 22nd and Franklin, the store expanded and moved to 2108 Franklin Ave. in 1998. An additional need for expansion brought it to its present location at 2823 Franklin Ave […] Continue Reading

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Activist planning ninth trip to Mongolia to fight domestic abuse

Posted on 24 September 2018

By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN To hear Chimgee Haltarhuu tell it, she is the luckiest woman in the world—but it wasn’t always that way. A native of Mongolia, the 53-year-old East Nokomis resident grew up in a country where domestic abuse was, and still is, widespread. She first experienced violence as a child, witnessing domestic abuse in […] Continue Reading

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Memories and milestones fill Laughing Waters Bluegrass Festival

Posted on 24 September 2018

Article and photos by MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN The 20th Annual Laughing Waters Bluegrass Festival was held on Labor Day, Mon., Sept. 3, at Minnehaha Park. Featured performers included King Wilkie’s Dream, Pride of the Prairie, the 50th Anniversary reunion of the Middle Spunk Creek Boys, Becky Thompson and Old School, and the Sawtooth Brothers. East Nokomis […] Continue Reading

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Largest ever 10th Annual LoLa 2018 Art Crawl was sizzling hot

Posted on 24 September 2018

Article and photos by MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN The League of Longfellow Artists (LoLa) had its tenth annual art crawl on what felt like the two sultriest days of summer: Sept. 15-16. More than 130 artists exhibited their work in 62 different locations throughout the Longfellow neighborhood. Photo right: Brendon Farley opened his home for the LoLa […] Continue Reading

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Transition Longfellow October 2018

Posted on 24 September 2018

By LESLIE MACKENZIE The volunteers with Transition Longfellow create opportunities for South Minneapolis neighbors to get to know one another while also learning to live more sustainably and prepare for changes ahead. Visit www.transitionlongfellow.org for more details on these and other activities. Transition Parents & Kids Play Group meets Sat., Oct. 6, 10am to noon […] Continue Reading

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Dogs were the stars of Bark!Art, including on stage

Posted on 24 September 2018

A large banner welcomed everyone to the first-ever dog and art festival, Bark!Art. Article and all photos by STEPHANIE FOX At too many places in the city—farmer’s markets, restaurants, playhouses—dogs are not welcome. Not so at Bark!Art, a dog-centered festival in the East Nokomis neighborhood where dog-focused businesses, dog owners and dogs came together for […] Continue Reading

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NENA News October 2018

Posted on 24 September 2018

Gateway Garden library event scheduled Sept. 29 Celebrate the turning of the seasons with this outdoor library event at Gateway Garden, 4224 E. 50th St. On Sat., Sept. 29, starting at 11am until 1pm, Tour the Gateway Gardens native plant community garden and enjoy an outdoor story time! The Nokomis Library will have a pop-up […] Continue Reading

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Local Art Studio focuses on resilience against oppression through art

Posted on 27 August 2018

By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN The storefront at 3260 Minnehaha Ave. has been home to artist Ricardo Levins Morales and his four-person staff since January. Sandwiched neatly between Peace Coffee and Two Betty’s Cleaning Service, the art studio and shop welcomes visitors to the neighborhood. Photo right: Artist Ricardo Levins Morales said, “I was born into a […] Continue Reading

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Share the Gorge 2018 celebrates the urban wilderness

Posted on 27 August 2018

Photos by MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN This year’s Share the Gorge began under parting storm clouds on July 25. The annual ice cream social and community gathering celebrates the Mississippi River Gorge, with its easy access to the urban wilderness in the heart of the city. Share the Gorge is hosted by the River Gorge Committee of […] Continue Reading

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