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Fresh coffee, fresh new look, is the order of the day at Dunn

Posted on 18 December 2017

Article and all photos by JAN WILLMS There is a fresh new look to Dunn Brothers Coffee at 4648 E. Lake St. Following a transition in ownership last April, Cassie German has taken over as manager of this location. “The changes have taken place in the last couple months,” German said. “It was looking tired, […] Continue Reading

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Urban Forage taproom fulfills dream owner didn’t think would be realized

Posted on 18 December 2017

Locally foraged fruits and other items provide unique, chemical-free wines and ciders not found anywhere else By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN Just as he forages for the ingredients to make cider and wine, so Jeff Zeitler foraged for building materials to set apart the recently opened Urban Forage Winery and Cider House taproom (3016 E. Lake […] Continue Reading

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F.E.M.A. focuses on physical and mental martial arts training

Posted on 18 December 2017

Non-profit builds community by empowering the helpless and at-risk, while offering classes for everyone By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN The Five Elements Martial Arts (F.E.M.A.) and Healing Center is like no other martial arts school that Longfellow resident Kristy Papenfuss has been involved in. It isn’t about competition or testing-based. The school incorporates both Chinese and […] Continue Reading

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NENA NEWS: Annual State of the Neighborhood Meeting 2018

Posted on 18 December 2017

The Third Annual Nokomis East Neighborhood Association State of our Neighborhood community gathering will be held Wed. Jan. 17, 6-8pm at the Morris Park Recreation Center, 5531 39th Ave. S. In 2018, NENA, along with many others, have plans to make our neighborhood even better. Come to the State of our Neighborhood meeting to learn […] Continue Reading

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Home-based professionals meet Jan. 16

Posted on 18 December 2017

There will be an event held in Nokomis East to bring together area home-based business professionals on Tues., Jan. 16, at 6:30pm in the lower level event center of McDonald’s Liquors, 5010 34th Ave. S. Nokomis East Business Association (NEBA) has announced an important initiative to identify and attract to membership the growing number of […] Continue Reading

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KRSM starts airing

Posted on 18 December 2017

A new community radio station began broadcasting at the end of November on 98.9 FM to a potential 300,000 Minneapolis listeners. KRSM Southside Media Project is a low-power FM radio station that operates out of Waite House Community Center as part of the Community Media Initiative by Pillsbury United Communities. The station, which began live […] Continue Reading

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Volunteers needed for pond tourney

Posted on 18 December 2017

The chill in the Minnesota air brings extra excitement as plans are made for the Labatt Blue U.S. Pond Hockey Championships to be played Jan. 25-28 on frozen Lake Nokomis. Photo right: Archive photo by Margie O’Loughlin They are looking for referees and volunteers to join the 2018 Pond Crew. You can be a part […] Continue Reading

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The ‘Affluenza Season’ is upon us; advice is to give less

Posted on 21 November 2017

By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Nokomis resident and entrepreneur Brianna Harrington has a suggestion for the holiday season this year: give less! Harrington is not a modern-day Scrooge, but someone deeply concerned about the effects of hyper-consumption on our planet and its inhabitants. She believes that we would all be happier exchanging more moments, and fewer mementos—not […] Continue Reading

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The grain to glass distillery movement is thriving in Longfellow

Posted on 21 November 2017

Article and photos by STEPHANIE FOX When Chris Montana (photo right) grew up around the Longfellow neighborhood, in apartments just off Lake St., few would have guessed that he would become a maker of high-end vodka. He attended South High School before heading off to college for a degree in English. He then spent time […] Continue Reading

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MakeRoom Artist Residency launching in Longfellow in 2018

Posted on 21 November 2017

Article and photos by MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Longfellow resident Thomas Wegner has created an opportunity he calls the MakeRoom Artist Residency, and he is ready to start taking applications for 2018. The residency will offer one artist (or two collaborating artists) the time and space to focus on their art for ten days—free of charge. The […] Continue Reading

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