City plans to increase pollution in Green Zone, tear down Roof Depot building in April
The pollution from the city’s proposed plan to expand its public works facility at Hiawatha and E. 26th would affect a majority of … Read More
'Rudy (in his red hoodie sweater) makes our lives better'
"As someone who lived alone for many years, my dogs and cats have always been an important daily life-line for me, providing … Read More
Bee lawns protect pollinators and your precious time
There are better ways to spend your spring and summer than mowing the lawn. The noise, smell of exhaust fumes, heat, and humidity add … Read More
While some people refer to the last 11 months as the Big Pause, it has been anything but that for real estate broker and business owner Mike Smith. He said, “I’ve been busy for the last …
Rebuild Repair Recycle
Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light held a rally on March 11 to protest the Enbridge Energy Line 3 Pipeline Replacement Program. A spokesperson for the group said, “Construction of the tar …
The city of Minneapolis declared a State of Climate Emergency in December 2019. The resolution (which passed the Minneapolis City Council unanimously) demanded a “massive-scale mobilization to …
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, …
Aging Well
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, …
Helping people let go of things to focus on a new season of life is what Blissworks is all about.Wendy Wolff launched Blissworks, Beautiful Living in Simplified Spaces, in 2019. The company merges …
Tanya Welch of Hiawatha Suites Senior Living Seniors at Hiawatha Suites Senior Living, 4140 Dight Ave. S., watched as Irish dancers …
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 focuses on child safety over parents rights By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN …

Survey on policing conducted by the Longfellow Community Council
The Longfellow Community Council (LCC) conducted an online community survey of residents and business owners throughout Greater … Read More
38th and Hiawatha
Construction has begun on a 102-unit, four-story apartment building on the southeast corner of Hiawatha and 38th. There will be mix of … Read More
6-story building to replace Geller Automotive
Plans are in the works to replace the Geller Automotive building at 4601 Minnehaha Ave. with a six-story, mixed-use building. The … Read More

NENA addresses diversity, equity and inclusion

If you are looking for a way to work on diversity, equity, and inclusion issues in the community, members of Nokomis East Neighborhood Association (NENA) have formed a new committee to do just that. …
Nokomis East Neighborhood Association

We've got lots of ways for you to get involved

It is springtime and NENA offers many ways to get involved in your community. Find more information at• Run for a seat on NENA's Board of Directors - Run for a seat and join us …
Lake Nokomis ice carousel brings neighbors together


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 …
You're missing key points about crime at GFS
Recent media coverage about police incidents and calls to open the memorial site at George Floyd Square (38th and Chicago) to traffic … Read More
'For Everyone Who's Been Suffering'
Our world has changedLike never beforeAnd our lives have changed tooAnd so many families sufferingEvery day and this virus is here to … Read More
Getting ‘engaged’ with our readers
Longfellow Nokomis Messenger staff attended the Minnesota Newspaper Association Convention (MNA) last month from the comfort of our … Read More

Seeking justice, caring for people: preparing for the days ahead

As the criminal trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin begins, the Twin Cities will once again be front and center in confronting the trauma of racism, police brutality, and White supremacy.To …

Through Their Eyes


Local non-profit trains service dogs for vets and kids

Anyone who has ever owned a dog knows that training one is hard work. Most of us are satisfied with the basics – but Tom and Julie Coleman, co-founders of Pawsitivity Service Dogs in St. Paul, …