Memorial Quilt
Artist Sidney Brodie added the name George Floyd onto a square of his memorial quilt, which he presented to Mr. Floyd’s family … Read More
Devon Olson and others with Minneapolis Bike Parks knew that kids wanted fun places to ride, but they had trouble convincing the … Read More
Community protecting community
The Corcoran Neighborhood Organization is one of seven groups sharing a $1,000,000 pilot grant from the City of Minneapolis’ … Read More
In a recent article about the Twin Cities housing market during COVID-19, real estate professionals characterized the market as “frenzied.” A picture emerged of Minneapolis homes selling …
George Floyd Memorial Square

Taking care of the George Floyd Global Memorial

At the center of the intersection at 38th St. and Chicago Ave. S., a large sculpture of a fist holding a red, black and green striped Pan-African flag is surrounded by a circular garden. On Chicago …

Rebuild Repair Recycle
The city received 1,063 comments from individuals and organizations opposed to expanding the public works facility into the Roof Depot site at Hiawatha and 24th, and only two in favor of it. Instead, …
The Lake Street Leadership Recovery Coalition today announced its new campaign to support equitable recovery across the Twin Cities following the civil uprising caused by the murder of George Floyd …
Dream of Wild Health is one of the longest operating Native American-led nonprofits in the Twin Cities. Since 1998, they have been working to restore Indigenous relationship with the land, and to …
Aging Well
Business owners who want to retire have two options. They can sell or just shut down.Christina Nicholson of Nexus Community Partners (2314 University Ave. Suite 18) told those gathered at a joint …
How does a social worker and pastor end up running an auto garage?The path between the two isn’t as far apart as one might think, according to Cathy Heying.“When I was working at St, …
To a cross country skier, there are few sounds more magical than the swoosh of their skis on a freshly groomed trail – and Minnesota has no shortage of these.According to Gail Lundeen Brand, …
Home & Garden
Minneapolis down payment assistance can help buyers enter the housing market
No spoiler alert here – the cost of even a small home in Minneapolis is sky-rocketing. While that is daunting to anyone looking … Read More
Preventing the spread of jumping worms
Two years ago few of us had heard of jumping worms. Now they're all the rage, gardeners have a panic attack every time they find a … Read More
Home-based professionals find a second home within NEBA
Since the COVID-19 pandemic set in among us, many have discovered themselves unexpectedly working from home. And, for a large number … Read More
Minneapolis Home Energy Disclosure program wins Innovation Award
The city of Minneapolis Home Energy Disclosure program was honored with a competitive Innovation Award from the Midwest Energy … Read More
Thriving places, thriving lives
How does the design of your house or apartment help you live a healthy and connected life? Kingfield resident Tasoulla Hadjiyanni has … Read More
Living in America under Trump’s era while being black, Muslim, and a new immigrant
Coming to America has always been my dream, but I never expected to come to America at a time where everything started going in the … Read More
LETTER: Thank you, Bob
I'm writing today to celebrate someone who has dedicated the last four years to support students to become better readers at Lake … Read More
Fighting for our local papers
On May 7 of last year, the Hastings Star Gazette printed its last issue. The paper’s first issue as The Hastings Independent was … Read More
The Final Verdict
It felt like some sort of twisted New Year's countdown. The breath the world was collectively holding all weekend was about to be set … Read More
Haven’t you heard? Newspapers are thriving
Newspapers are dying.Thousands of newspapers have closed.No one reads the newspapers anymore.Only old people read newspapers.Newspaper … Read More
Voices Against Violence
'She must have done something wrong'
Because fit mothers are losing custody and children are being harmed, supporters of Safe Child Act want to make sure family court … Read More
Voices against violence: mired in the courts
Editor's note: Due to the sensitive nature of this topic, this column by a local resident is being run anonymously. Like most … Read More
You don’t have to leave to seek help
Local and national staff, along with Carmen Yulín Cruz (mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico), and Teresa Rodriguez, from Univision, who … Read More
What we've learned: Highlights from Intimate Partner Homicide Report
DIVING DEEPER Now in its 30th edition, the Femicide Report has a new name: the Intimate Partner Homicide Report coinciding with the … Read More
Letters to the Editor Feb 2020
We are not believed about our own lives Dear Editor: Thank you for interviewing Leigh Ann Block and, presumably, believing her … Read More
After 14 years, the Longfellow Community Council will be losing its executive director Melanie Majors on June 17, 2021. She has accepted a position as Director of Administration for Trellis, which is …
After a pause, U-Haul is moving ahead with plans to tear down the existing buildings on the site and build a five-story, 1,200-unit storage facility on the southeast corner of Hiawatha Ave. and 42nd …
  Online Presentation on Memorial Day: A Day of Mourning for Veterans As part of May is Mental Health Month, NAMI Minnesota will hold a free online workshop on Wednesday, May 26, from …
NENA offers many ways to get involved in your community. • Southside Neighborhoods Garage Sale Day – Matching buyers and sellers throughout the Nokomis East and Standish-Ericsson …
Classics Lost ‘n’ Found Theater Company is pleased to announce their Summer 2021 production, 12th Night by William Shakespeare. The story focuses on a Viola and Sebastian, separated, so …
What's next for Hiawatha Golf Course? The Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board of Commissioners voted against approving the master plan created by community members that would have removed the …
Cy Dodson was just there with his camera. The Emmy-nominated Longfellow area filmmaker has recently completed a short film capturing the days surrounding the death of George Floyd.“A day after …
The East Lake Library has reopened.The library had been closed since fires and unrest tore through the neighborhood during the last week of May 2020. Prior to that, the library had only been open for …
Get a book in Spanish or English at the Little Free Library in front of Nokomis Tattoo (4933 S. 34th Ave.). It is now bilingual.Through an informal partnership with other local business owners, …

Storefront protest art on display

On May 22, at Phelps Field Park, Save the Boards, Memorialize the Movement and the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery hosted the first exhibit of the plywood boards of protest art …

Through Their Eyes



In the darkest time of the year, an ice carousel brought magic to Lake Nokomis.Fashioned by Ben Younan with help from others, the ice carousel was located just beyond the Little Free Ice Rink on the …