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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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Citizen input is a big contributor to Mississippi Gorge Master Plan

Posted on 17 December 2018

By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN The Mississippi National River and Recreation Area protects a 72-mile corridor along the river from the cities of Dayton and Ramsey to just downstream of Hastings. This includes the stretch which flows through Minneapolis and St. Paul. Approximately 132 acres of land within that corridor, from just south of the I-35 bridge […] Continue Reading

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College choice looming; Suggs is a champ on gridiron and hardwood

Posted on 17 December 2018

By MATTHEW DAVIS Sporting a Georgetown hat, Baltimore Ravens middle linebacker and St. Paul native Terrell Suggs likened his second cousin Jalen’s prowess at football and basketball as a great problem to have when college recruiters come calling. “So is Allen Iverson,” Terrell said in a 2017 interview after a game against the Minnesota Vikings. […] Continue Reading

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NENA News, January 2019

Posted on 17 December 2018

State of Our Neighborhood NENA State of Our Neighborhood 2019 will be held on Tues., Jan. 15, 6-8pm, at Lake Nokomis Community Center, 2401 E. Minnehaha Pkwy. Hear from NENA, our business community, neighborhood leaders and elected officials. NENA spent 2018 working to improve, empower and energize our neighborhood. In the past year, NENA hosted […] Continue Reading

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Metro Work Center finding new ways to connect with the community

Posted on 18 November 2018

By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN The Metro Work Center (MWC) is a community-based day program for adults with developmental disabilities. Located on the third floor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church at 2730 E. 31st St., the program is in its 50th year of providing services—and is looking for more ways to connect with the surrounding neighborhood. Executive […] Continue Reading

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Transgender visibility event stretches across Lake St. into St. Paul

Posted on 18 November 2018

Protesters gathered along Lake St. from Chicago Ave. and into St. Paul, in a demonstration of solidarity with the local transgender, intersex, and gender-expansive community. (Photo by Margie O’Loughlin) By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN On Oct. 28, local transgender community members and allies came together for a visibility event. People of all ages lined the south side […] Continue Reading

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Who doesn’t want a Brighter Baby?

Posted on 18 November 2018

Longfellow resident, educator and businesswoman, publishes a book on using music to help in a baby’s development By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Longfellow resident Emily Ireland (photo left by Margie O’Loughlin) has just published “Brighter Baby: Build Your Baby’s Brain Power and Strengthen Your Bond.” The book introduces readers to 60+ musical activities that a parent or […] Continue Reading

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