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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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Glad Creations Fabric Store to close after 43 memorable years

Posted on 27 January 2019

By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Glad Creations Fabric Store has been holding down the NW corner of Bloomington Ave. and 34th St. since 1976. Its current owners, who also happen to be sisters, are ready to retire. With mixed emotions, they are moving on. Co-owners Nancy Raschka-Reeves and Susan Dyer grew up in South Minneapolis and graduated […] Continue Reading

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Transition Longfellow visioning its future

Posted on 27 January 2019

After eight years at the helm of Transition Longfellow, co-founders Leslie MacKenzie and Peter Foster—the last members of the initial organizing group—are stepping back from the leadership team and moving out of the area. In preparation for the change, the group has been hosting small-group brainstorming sessions. On Sat., Feb. 9, starting at 9am, the […] Continue Reading

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Latest Hill tandem a final go-around for Minneapolis South

Posted on 27 January 2019

Prep Sports Notebook by MATTHEW DAVIS As soon as the Morgan and Jade Hill tandem concluded for Minneapolis South girls basketball, a new one began. Jade and her seventh-grade sister, Angel, now play together for the Tigers this winter after Morgan’s graduation last spring. Morgan now plays Division I women’s hoops at the University of […] Continue Reading

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NENA News for Feb. 2019

Posted on 27 January 2019

Neighborhood Jam Fundraiser scheduled Feb. 9 Invest in your neighborhood through The Neighborhood Jam Fundraiser on Sat., Feb. 9, 2-6pm at Off Leash Art Box, 4200 E. 54th St. Enjoy three bands, a Nokomis East trivia competition, the Lake Nokomis Blue Wave mocktail, cocoa and coffee with a gourmet topping bar, appetizers and a silent […] Continue Reading

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Demonstrators at Hiawatha and 54th call for end to shutdown

Posted on 27 January 2019

EDITOR’S NOTE: The longest federal government shutdown in history ended as the February Messenger was going to press. By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN “I would like the government shutdown to end so I can go back to work and get a paycheck,” stated Brian Garthwaite while standing along Hiawatha Ave. on Jan. 10. He was among […] Continue Reading

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INSTRUMENT OF CHANGE: Outgoing County Commissioner McLaughlin reflects on public service

Posted on 18 December 2018

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part one of a two-part series. By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN When outgoing Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin drives through the district he’s served for 28 years, he’s proud of the work he’s accomplished. “I feel good looking around at all the things I helped do,” observed McLaughlin, who lives in Standish-Ericsson […] Continue Reading

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Community Healing Hub one of many resources available at MCLC

Posted on 18 December 2018

By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Minnehaha Communion Lutheran Church (MCLC) may appear unchanged on the outside with its historic brick façade and soaring steeple, but inside, some significant changes are taking place. Co-pastors Sally and Dan Ankerfelt, along with lay leadership, believe that God has called their church to be a place of healing, hope, and wholeness […] Continue Reading

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A wealth of experience in incremental steps leads to new restaurant

Posted on 17 December 2018

By JAN WILLMS For Frank Machado, owner and operator of the new Guavas Cuban Café, opening a restaurant is all about passion. “If I am passionate about the food, I think everything else will work itself out,” he said in a recent interview at his restaurant at 5607 Chicago Ave. S. Machado, who is Venezuelan […] Continue Reading

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A new brewery is hopping into the Minnehaha Ave. business mix

Posted on 17 December 2018

By JILL BOOGREN The colorful banners adorning the outside of 3036 Minnehaha Ave. do not lie: Arbeiter Brewing is coming to the former Harriet Brewing site. The startup brewery will bring a brand new taproom back to Minnehaha Ave. and Lake St. offering craft beer with, as their website proclaims, “a hefty dose of German […] Continue Reading

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