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Minnehaha Academy student honored for explosion story podcast

Posted on 24 July 2018

By JAN WILLMS A podcast done in the aftermath of a natural gas explosion at Minnehaha Academy, 3100 W. River Pkwy., telling the stories of those who experienced the tragedy, has been named one of the top winners in a student podcast competition sponsored by the New York Times. Emma Melling (photo right provided) was […] Continue Reading

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Ten-year celebration becomes forerunner of next decade

Posted on 23 July 2018

By JAN WILLMS It has been ten years since Gandhi Mahal, an Indian restaurant that serves a sustainable and seasonal menu, opened its doors at 3009 27th Ave. S. At a recent anniversary celebration, owner Ruhel Islam welcomed the community to share in the restaurant’s success over the past decade, as it has grown some […] Continue Reading

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Hi-Lake intersection will soon sprout wings with lift from GoodSpace

Posted on 23 July 2018

Above: Greta McLain, co-owner of GoodSpace Murals, said, “I feel so lucky to have been raised in South Minneapolis, and to have been part of so many positive changes here. I learned to make mosaic in Argentina; I went to school in California; I worked for a time in Philadelphia; but for me, this is […] Continue Reading

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Three candidates seek District 4 Hennepin County Board seat

Posted on 23 July 2018

BY TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN Three South Minneapolis residents are vying for the District 4 Commissioner seat, and the field will be narrowed to two after the primary on Aug. 14. Any race in Hennepin County that has more than two candidates will be narrowed by a primary election. Angela Conley www.voteconley.com Angela Conley seeks to […] Continue Reading

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Five candidates vie for two Minneapolis School Board seats

Posted on 23 July 2018

By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN Five candidates have filed for two open at-large seats on the Minneapolis Board of Education. According to state law, no more than two candidates can appear on the general-election ballot for each open seat in districts that hold a primary. Doug Mann, Sharon El-Amin, Kimberly Caprini, Josh Pauly and Rebecca Gagnon […] Continue Reading

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Aug. 2018 NENA News: Minneapolis Monarch Festival volunteers needed

Posted on 23 July 2018

For ten years the Minneapolis Monarch Festival – Festival de la Monarca has built a jubilant community celebration of art, culture, and the environment. This unique combination creates a magical opportunity for attendees, but also a rewarding opportunity for volunteers. Join us as a volunteer at this year’s Monarch Festival and see for yourself. Volunteers […] Continue Reading

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St. Helena gym remake reveals artistic contributions

Posted on 23 July 2018

Above: The St. Helena gym remake now provides a stunning background for performances. (Photo submitted) To the Editor: I first heard this challenge put to a group of St. Helena volunteers and children when the WorldLegecy team CN166 performed their magic to produce our playground and basketball court enhancements. Mike Russell and his wife Jill […] Continue Reading

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Longfellow sisters in epic sci-fi adventure

Posted on 23 July 2018

(photo left) Lillian Kline, (photo right) Juliette Kline (Photos provided) Juliette Kline, an 11th grader at Minnehaha Academy and her sister, Lillian Kline, who recently graduated from the school, are among the advanced students of the circus arts who will be starring in Circus Juventas 2018 summer show, “STEAM: Grab your goggles and fly!” It’s […] Continue Reading

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2018 Lake + Minnehaha Open Streets

Posted on 25 June 2018

ALL PHOTOS BY JAN WILLMS Photo right: Although US Bank moved to its present location at 2800 E. Lake in 1979, it first opened its doors in 1910, according to Cheri Kay Getz (pictured), who has been an employee since 1980. The branch bank has a “wall of history” of photographs of its earliest structures, […] Continue Reading

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Free youth soccer league kicks off in Nokomis with NENA’s help

Posted on 25 June 2018

NENA and park board partner with father-son team to offer a regular activity for kids at Bossen’s multi-use fields By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN Thanks to a father-son team, nearly 400 kids are participating in a free youth soccer league on Saturdays at Bossen Field. José Garcia and his 20-year-old son José (Beto) Garcia approached the […] Continue Reading

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