IN OUR COMMUNITY

Metro Work Center finding new ways to connect with the community

Posted on 18 November 2018

By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN The Metro Work Center (MWC) is a community-based day program for adults with developmental disabilities. Located on the third floor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church at 2730 E. 31st St., the program is in its 50th year of providing services—and is looking for more ways to connect with the surrounding neighborhood. Executive […] Continue Reading

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Transgender visibility event stretches across Lake St. into St. Paul

Posted on 18 November 2018

Protesters gathered along Lake St. from Chicago Ave. and into St. Paul, in a demonstration of solidarity with the local transgender, intersex, and gender-expansive community. (Photo by Margie O’Loughlin) By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN On Oct. 28, local transgender community members and allies came together for a visibility event. People of all ages lined the south side […] Continue Reading

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Who doesn’t want a Brighter Baby?

Posted on 18 November 2018

Longfellow resident, educator and businesswoman, publishes a book on using music to help in a baby’s development By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Longfellow resident Emily Ireland (photo left by Margie O’Loughlin) has just published “Brighter Baby: Build Your Baby’s Brain Power and Strengthen Your Bond.” The book introduces readers to 60+ musical activities that a parent or […] Continue Reading

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Keeping the Mississippi River Gorge healthy takes many hands

Posted on 18 November 2018

River Gorge Stewards wrap up another successful season of 24 volunteer and educational events in 2018 By ELLIE ROGERS In our local river bluff woods, trails and prairies, it’s easy to lose yourself listening to birds or enjoying blooming wildflowers. It’s also easy to forget that this natural area would not be what it is […] Continue Reading

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They/Them Project shows and tells transgender life stories

Posted on 18 November 2018

Xochi de la Luna (left) and Brent Dundore (right) co-hosted a gender discussion at Peace Coffee (3262 Minnehaha Ave.), in support of the They/Them Project on exhibit there through Dec. 5. On the wall behind them are portraits from the project. (Photo by Margie O’Loughlin) By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Photographer and activist Brent Dundore has been […] Continue Reading

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NENA News December 2018

Posted on 18 November 2018

Night Before New Year’s Eve 2018 set for Dec. 30 Want to celebrate the New Year with your kids but don’t want the late bedtime hassle? The Night Before New Year’s Eve party is planned on Sun., Dec. 30, 5:30-7:30pm, at Lake Nokomis Community Center, 2401 E. Minnehaha Pkwy. It is a family-oriented event chock […] Continue Reading

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Swing out Old Year 2018 at Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge

Posted on 18 November 2018

Hook & Ladder Theater & Lounge is filling the month of December with exciting shows. Here is a selection of entertainment venues that have not yet sold out at press time. (These are in addition to the free concerts in Dec. that you can read about under “Music Wednesdays scheduled in Dec.” in the Briefs […] Continue Reading

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Transition Longfellow receives national recognition

Posted on 18 November 2018

By LESLIE MACKENZI On Oct. 27, Transition Longfellow received national attention as a runner-up for the Community Impact Award given by Transition U.S. to groups that have made a difference in their local community. The grassroots, neighbor-led group provides education and social activities for people in South Minneapolis and beyond who are concerned about sustainability, […] Continue Reading

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How much traffic can 46th St. and Hiawatha handle?

Posted on 28 October 2018

Residents question Reuter Walter representatives during a community meeting on Oct. 9. Reuter Walter has proposed razing the former Bridgeman’s near Minnehaha Park at 4757 Hiawatha Ave., and constructing a six-story, 85-unit structure. (Photo by Tesha M. Christensen) Residents discuss traffic, parking, and air quality issues sparked by proposed developments near Minnehaha Park By TESHA […] Continue Reading

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Fungi, a new urban agriculture opportunity for South Minneapolis

Posted on 28 October 2018

Ryan Franke (left) and Torin Dougherty, co-founders of the new urban agriculture business Backyard Fungi. (Photo by Margie O’Loughlin) By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Backyard Fungi is the brainchild of two young Minneapolis entrepreneurs: Ryan Franke and Torin Dougherty. Franke is a dedicated mycologist (someone who studies fungi), and Dougherty represents the business arm of the newly […] Continue Reading

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