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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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Aldi will open in former Rainbow Foods site later this year

Posted on 28 October 2018

Charter school building complete; focus shifts to grocery store and retail as part two of redevelopment phase By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN Aldi will open in the former Rainbow Foods space at 2912 28th Ave. S. in November or December. The grocery store is part of a second phase for redeveloping the site. During the first […] Continue Reading

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Longfellow neighbor helps others at Franklin Hiawatha Encampment

Posted on 28 October 2018

By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Jase Roe and his partner recently bought a house near Minnehaha Falls. In between packing and unpacking, and studying to become an addiction counselor at MCTC, Roe is spending many hours each week at The Wall of Forgotten Natives (also known as the Franklin Hiawatha Encampment). A former heroin and methamphetamine addict, […] Continue Reading

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Business owners concerned about 33rd St. reconstruction

Posted on 28 October 2018

Will trucks be able to maneuver on a skinnier street with boulevards and curb cutouts? By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN Business owners are concerned that the city’s plan to reconstruct a two-block section of 33rd St. E. between Hiawatha and Minnehaha doesn’t factor in the street’s heavy industrial traffic. The plans presented for the project at […] Continue Reading

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‘Lake Street Stories’ is collaborative anthology by 12 authors

Posted on 28 October 2018

By JAN WILLMS An incident on a city bus. A brutal storm on Lake Nokomis. A child who runs from her turbulent home life. A group of fumbling organizers who try to create a summer celebration. These are just a few of the 12 fictional tales that are in “Lake Street Stories,” a collection of […] Continue Reading

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#StandOnEveryCorner sets down roots in South Minneapolis

Posted on 28 October 2018

By STEPHANIE FOX When Bryce Tache held the very first ‘Stand On Every Corner’ protest in his Nokomis neighborhood, he didn’t know if anyone would show up. At first, the turnout was small, but soon, more and more of his neighbors started to show up at the daily protest, holding hand-lettered signs and encouraging drivers […] Continue Reading

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New permanent home for Rick’s Place and Every Third Saturday

Posted on 28 October 2018

By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Tom McKenna is a former Marine and member of the Board of Directors for the non-profit called Every Third Saturday. He retired from the military more than ten years ago, but he’s still on the battlefront. The forces he fights against these days are isolation, loneliness, feelings of worthlessness, and loss of […] Continue Reading

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Good food, a good cause at one of Longfellow’s newest eateries

Posted on 28 October 2018

By STEPHANIE FOX As an attorney, Emily Hunt Turner spent six years in New Orleans, working for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, trying to help former prisoners readjust to society. What she found was that those with criminal records had problems finding housing, getting work and being able to again join society as […] Continue Reading

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The many seasons of a painter’s life

Posted on 28 October 2018

Messenger editor and co-owner Calvin deRuyter wins Winsor & Newton Award in national watermedia exhibition By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Calvin deRuyter, editor and co-owner of the Longfellow Nokomis Messenger, recently won the Winsor & Newton Award in the NorthStar Watermedia Society’s Fourth National Juried Exhibition. Watermedia refers to paintings made with any medium that can be […] Continue Reading

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