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Monthly Taize service held at Minnehaha United Methodist Church

Posted on 25 February 2019

By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN The Taize service is an intimate, candle-lit gathering: a time for quiet reflection and prayer. Music, song, and words intermingle, building to a crescendo—called the Great Silence—that lasts for ten minutes or more. Minnehaha United Methodist Church (MUMC), 3701 E. 50th St., offers an ecumenical Taize service on the second Friday of […] Continue Reading

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Block Club Leader Training set for Mar. 18 at Third Precinct

Posted on 25 February 2019

By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN The Minneapolis Police Department’s Third Precinct is holding a Block Leader Training on Mar. 18 from 6:30-8pm. The meeting will take place in the community room at 3000 Minnehaha Ave. (intersection of Minnehaha and Lake.) Off-street parking is available behind the precinct building. Third Precinct crime prevention specialist Karen Notsch, said, “This […] Continue Reading

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Tributary Reading Series meets monthly at Selam Coffee

Posted on 25 February 2019

By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN The sounding call of the Tributary Reading Series is simple: “Love your neighbor. Drink Coffee. Dig poetry.” Created by Minneapolis poet and performer Ted King and hosted by the owners of Selam Coffee, the gathering happens on the first Saturday of each month starting at 1pm. Photo right: Poet Mari Moore read […] Continue Reading

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NENA fundraising party draws neighbors despite the cold weather

Posted on 25 February 2019

By STEPHANIE FOX Despite six inches of snow on the ground and temperatures heading toward zero, 40 people showed up to hear live music and nibble on appetizers at the first annual Neighborhood Jam Fundraiser. Held at the Off-Leash Art Box, 4200 E. 54th St., on Feb. 9, the event helped raise $835 for the […] Continue Reading

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NENA News, March 2019

Posted on 25 February 2019

Proposed NENA bylaw revisions: early and absentee voting The NENA Board is proposing a revision to its bylaws that would allow for early and absentee voting for board candidates starting with the April 2020 election. Learn more about the proposed changes at NENA’s website and the General Membership will vote on the revision at NENA’s […] Continue Reading

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City tree lottery open until Mar. 13

Posted on 25 February 2019

Thanks to overwhelming popularity, Minneapolis’ low-cost trees program operates by lottery. Minneapolis property owners can enter the lottery any time through Mar. 13. Lottery entrants will hear back Mar. 18. About 800 property owners will each be able to order a 5- to 8-foot tree to plant in their yards. Large species shade trees are […] Continue Reading

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Record ridership for the Blue Line

Posted on 25 February 2019

Three transit lines are connecting even more regional riders to jobs, school, services, recreation, shopping, and other activities. The Metropolitan Council’s Regional Ridership Report shows the METRO Green Line, METRO Blue Line, and A Line have all outdistanced their previous year’s ridership. In 2018, more than 11 million rides were taken on the METRO Blue […] Continue Reading

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Historic Fort Snelling to get major reno

Posted on 25 February 2019

The Minnesota Historical Society is proceeding with a revised project and revised budget that allows construction for the Historic Fort Snelling revitalization project to start in Fall 2019. MNHS received $15 of the $30 million requested for the full revitalization project in the 2018 legislative session. After consulting with project and community partners, MNHS decided […] Continue Reading

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Upcoming events at LS Healthy Seniors

Posted on 25 February 2019

Join Longfellow/Seward Healthy Seniors and Minneapolis Community Education for a free monthly Senior Social/Health Talk on Tues., Mar. 19 at 10:30am (doors open at 10am) at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2730 E. 31st St. The presentation is on “Hidden Risks of Dehydration.” Dehydration can be common in older adults. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and […] Continue Reading

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Former Commissioner McLaughlin reflects on public service

Posted on 28 January 2019

‘Patron Saint of Lost Causes’ EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part two of a two-part series. The first section ran in the January 2019 edition of the Messenger and can be found online here. By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN If there’s one thing that defines Peter McLaughlin’s career as a public servant, it may be his attitude […] Continue Reading

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