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2015 Longfellow Corn Feed in photos

Posted on 26 August 2015

Photos by MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN The 45th annual Longfellow Corn Feed took place Aug. 13 at Longfellow Park. Sultry temperatures and dew points were raised even higher by the roasting of hundreds of ears of fresh, sweet corn. The Longfellow Community Council and the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Department partnered once again to host the annual […] Continue Reading

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Reddy Rents to install rain gardens along Hiawatha Ave.

Posted on 26 August 2015

Article and photos by JILL BOOGREN As an equipment rental business, Reddy Rents has had a hand in many a D.I.Y. project. Now Co-Manager Kevin Fitzgerald is eager to roll up his sleeves and get to work on a landscaping project of their own. Plans are underway to install rain gardens, dry wells, and a […] Continue Reading

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Roosevelt students find their roots in greenhouse projects

Posted on 25 August 2015

Indoor greenhouse renewed, outdoor greenhouse erected, through collaboration with Youth Action Labs (Spark-Y) By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN Photo left: Students are growing basil, cilantro, broccoli, spinach, radishes, jalapenos, stevia, chard, tomatoes, flax seed and more in the Roosevelt greenhouse. (Photo submitted) The greenhouse at Roosevelt is being used to grow vegetables again. For years, the […] Continue Reading

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6th Annual Nokomis Block Party planned Sept. 13

Posted on 25 August 2015

Faith Ev. Lutheran Church, Oxendale’s Market, McDonald’s Liquor and select NEBA (Nokomis East Business Association) businesses are excited to sponsor the 6th Annual Nokomis Area Block Party on Sun., Sept. 13 from 11am-3pm. The event will include local vendors with a variety of items to sample and purchase in the Oxendale’s Market parking lot and […] Continue Reading

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Where is Rocky? Efforts to find lost dog yield many lessons

Posted on 25 August 2015

Article and photos by MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Dan Conybeare had just welcomed a new foster dog to his home on July 12, when the mid-sized rat terrier disappeared from the back yard. The dog’s name is Rocky, and the efforts to find him have been rocky too—a mixture of ups and downs that have surprised even […] Continue Reading

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Roof Depot says no to city’s water yard

Posted on 25 August 2015

By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN For now, the city’s plan to move its water yard along the Midtown Greenway is stalled. The Roof Depot owners have told city staff that they are no longer willing to sell the site at 1860 E. 28th St. in the Phillips neighborhood. Photo above right: Community members gathered outside the […] Continue Reading

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Cinema in the Cemetery Returns with a Fall Film Series

Posted on 25 August 2015

Aug. 29 – Sept. 12 – Sept. 26 – Oct. 3 WHAT:  Starting on Saturday, August 29, the Friends of the Cemetery in partnership with The Trylon Microcinema will show an alien related series of four films to benefit the restoration of the historic fence surrounding Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery. The 2015 Fall Film […] Continue Reading

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East Lake Street Open Streets 2015 Photo Collage

Posted on 25 August 2015

Photos by MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN The first-ever East Lake Open Streets took place on Sun., Aug. 2. The Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition estimated the crowd size at more than 15,000, with almost 150 businesses, artists and community groups taking part.  Pretty safe to say, it’ll be happening again next year! Photo left: Representatives of Save the Boundary […] Continue Reading

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View Lake Hiawatha garbage during art exhibit at The Sandbox

Posted on 25 August 2015

By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN As a child, Sean Connaughty watched the destruction of habitat in his hometown of Eden Prairie, and he felt helpless to stop it. Photo: To show the public what he’s found in the lake this year, Standish-Ericsson resident Sean Connaughty has worked with archaeologist Carol Nordstrom to sort and quantify six […] Continue Reading

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Monarch Festival will take flight Sept. 12

Posted on 25 August 2015

Join butterfly, music and art lovers from all over the Twin Cities on Sat., Sept. 12, from 10am to 4pm for the 7th Annual 2015 Minneapolis Monarch Festival-Festival de la Monarca™. Filled with music, art activities, games, food and more, the day offers many fun ways for people of all ages to learn about the […] Continue Reading


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