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South Minneapolis Meals on Wheels still rolling along

Posted on 29 October 2017

By JUDY PEACOCK, SMMOW Board Member Susan Johnson hates peas! Her dislike of the ubiquitous green vegetable goes back to her childhood when her mother insisted she eat every pea on her plate. Susan, age 78, recently became a client of South Minneapolis Meals on Wheels. Her son signed her up for the program because […] Continue Reading

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Hi-Lake Intersection has a tough summer

Posted on 26 October 2017

The intersection confounds motorists, pedestrians, and bikers alike. (Photo by Margie O’Loughlin) By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN This summer saw a significant rise in activity underneath the overpass at Hiawatha Ave. and East Lake St. According to an update from Hennepin County Health and Human Services, a group of 5-25 people began occupying both sides of the […] Continue Reading

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Vibrante invites shared living for women over 55 in East Nokomis

Posted on 25 October 2017

By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Roxanne Cornell recently launched a one-of-a-kind living experience for women aged 55+ in the Wenonah neighborhood of East Nokomis. Called Vibrante, the handsome, two-story brick home she purchased and renovated overlooks Lake Nokomis at 5455 Woodlawn Blvd. Her goal is to have four like-minded women living there within the next six months, […] Continue Reading

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Park Board ready to update Longfellow playground

Posted on 25 October 2017

Commissioner encourages residents to visit other parks and ‘shop’ around for what they want at Longfellow By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN Retiring Park Commissioner Scott Vreeland is looking forward to what Longfellow Park will look like next year after the playground is redone. Planning for the playground began this year and construction will take place in […] Continue Reading

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Hiawatha Academies building new high school in Longfellow

Posted on 25 October 2017

Series of community information meetings, intended to keep neighborhood informed about issues, continue By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN The historic Shasta Building, which has stood at the corner of 36th Ave. and 28th St. since 1946, has been partially demolished to make way for Hiawatha Academies’ new high school. Slated to open in Fall 2018, the high […] Continue Reading

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Demolition to begin soon at Upper Campus

Posted on 25 October 2017

Demolition of the historic portion of the Upper School at Minnehaha Academy will begin soon. Following the explosion, a disaster recovery team was at the 3100 W. River Pkwy. site, and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) also conducted an investigation. During that time the NTSB prevented access to the site, even by the school’s […] Continue Reading

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Letter to the Editor

Posted on 25 October 2017

Look at larger picture when you vote for Park Commissioners To the Editor, Every four years there is an election for the entire nine-member Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. It is significant and humbling to be stewards of this great park system. We are pleased to see the interest in residents running for Park Board. […] Continue Reading

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The importance of the Midtown Greenway

Posted on 25 October 2017

The Midtown Community Works collaborative is celebrating 20 years worth of development and success on the Midtown Greenway. This continued investment in the corridor has helped catalyze: • $1 billion increase in property value within ¼ mile of the greenway • 1.5 million square feet of new commercial space • 4,390 new multifamily housing units […] Continue Reading

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NENA home loan program returns

Posted on 25 October 2017

NENA is pleased to announce the relaunch of its very popular home loan programs through its new partner, the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE). NENA is now offering two home improvement loan programs. Homes in the Keewaydin, Minnehaha, Morris Park and Wenonah neighborhoods are eligible. Loan applications are processed on a first-come-first-served basis. Home […] Continue Reading

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Transition Longfellow schedules November activities

Posted on 25 October 2017

By LESLIE MACKENZIE Transition Longfellow is an all-volunteer group of Longfellow/South Minneapolis neighbors who create opportunities for neighbors to get to know one another while also learning how they can reduce their energy use and waste, grow more of their own food, and prepare for extreme weather ahead. Visit www.transitionlongfellow.org to learn more. Preparedness Book […] Continue Reading

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