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Election will change face of Minneapolis Park Board

Posted on 27 September 2017

By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN A wave of first-time candidates and new faces are looking to fill several empty seats left by incumbents on the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. President Anita Tabb (District 4), Vice President John Erwin (at-large), At-Large Commissioner Annie Young, District 1 Commissioner Liz Wielinski, District 2 Commissioner Jon Olson, and District […] Continue Reading

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Rick’s Place welcomes vets and their families

Posted on 25 September 2017

By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Rick’s Place is not your ordinary coffee shop. Walking through the doors of the storefront at 4307 E. 54th St., it feels informal and welcoming—but there’s not much that’s trendy about it. Rick’s Place opened in late July as a gathering spot for veterans and their families, as well as members of […] Continue Reading

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Nokomis woman plays on local Australian football team

Posted on 25 September 2017

  Photo above: There are about 50 local players on the Minnesota Freeze men’s and women’s Australian Football teams. They play each Saturday at the Lake Nokomis fields along Cedar from April to mid-October. Practice begins at 9 a.m. and is followed by a scrimmage at 10:30 a.m. (Photo submitted) Men’s and women’s Minnesota Freeze […] Continue Reading

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Thousands celebrate monarchs at 2017 Monarch Festival

Posted on 25 September 2017

Article and photos by JILL BOOGREN Thousands gathered under sunny skies near the Naturescape of Lake Nokomis on Sept. 9 for the Minneapolis Monarch Festival – Festival de la Monarca. The annual event celebrates the 2,300-mile journey of monarchs from Minnesota to Mexico, through art, music, dancing, and food. The festival also teaches visitors about […] Continue Reading

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Food, friends, and fun mark Nokomis Block Party

Posted on 25 September 2017

Article and photos by JILL BOOGREN It was a taster’s delight on Sept. 10, as people sampled a variety of food at the 8th Annual Nokomis Block Party at 51st St. and 34th Ave. On the menu were some of the foods featured at Oxendale’s Market as well as corn on the cob and root […] Continue Reading

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Candidates face off in Wards 11 and 12 races; Gordon unopposed in Ward 2

Posted on 25 September 2017

By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN Not sure where your polling location is? Go to http://vote.minneapolismn.gov/voters/where-to-vote and enter your address. CITY COUNCIL WARD 2 Cam Gordon (incumbent) www.camgordon.org Gordon has lived in Minneapolis all his life and in or near the second ward since 1977 in the Cedar-Riverside, Longfellow, and Seward neighborhoods. He has owned a duplex […] Continue Reading

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NENA News

Posted on 25 September 2017

Bossen Mural Celebration Open House scheduled Oct. 3 As the paint dries on the Bossen mural, it is time to celebrate! Join Nokomis East mural artist Victor Yepez and NENA for an open house. Meet our artists including Nokomis East mosaic expert Dani Bianchini, learn about the community process and celebrate the newest public art […] Continue Reading

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October events at LS Healthy Seniors

Posted on 25 September 2017

Longfellow/Seward Healthy Seniors’ monthly Senior Social/Health Talk will be held on Tues., Oct. 17 at 10:30am at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2730 E. 31st St. The presentation is entitled “Healthy Teeth—Healthy You.” Discover how your teeth change as you age and how oral health can affect your whole body. Tai Chi Easy exercise classes will […] Continue Reading

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Ann Reed in album debut concert Nov. 12

Posted on 25 September 2017

Longfellow resident Ann Reed will give a debut concert for her new CD, “Winter Springs Summer Falls,” on Sun., Nov. 12, 7pm at St. Joan of Arc Church, 4537 Third Ave. S. Tickets are $25. Though we live in interesting and troubling times, Reed’s thoughtful lyrics and beautiful songs give voice to our doubts and […] Continue Reading

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A hero’s journey starts Oct. 13

Posted on 25 September 2017

Mad Munchkin Productions (MMP) is proud to announce its new original puppetry work, “Odyssey on the Edge of Light,” at Squirrel Haus Arts (3450 Snelling Ave.), Oct. 13-21. Audience members will follow a Hero through a fantastical journey of challenges, dangers, and discoveries. Patrons will be lead from stage to stage throughout the space for […] Continue Reading

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