Buying and selling a home in the time of COVID-19
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 … Read More
Removing a restrictive racial covenant from your home title
Since 2019, Minnesotans have been able to remove restrictive racial covenants that still remain on their home titles. Racial covenants … Read More
Q & A with Jay Anderson
Most sellers become buyers and it’s a pro/con market on either side, observed Jay Anderson, who has been selling in South … Read More
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 …
Rebuild Repair Recycle
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, …
During the two years that Rod Johnson and his wife, Kathy Hollander, have owned their all-electric Chevy Bolt they have been able to cross routine auto maintenance off their “to do” list. …
When South Minneapolis resident Kathryn Spotts first heard about the Buy Nothing Project in 2017, she learned there were only two groups operating in the Twin Cities: one in St. Paul’s Highland …
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, …
Tanya Welch of Hiawatha Suites Senior Living Seniors at Hiawatha Suites Senior Living, 4140 Dight Ave. S., watched as Irish dancers …
In touch through video calls, telephone, email, and postal mail By IRIC NATHANSON Joy and Randy Nelson keep in touch online with their fellow members at Holy Trinity Church. (Photo by Terry Faust) …
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 …

Doors open at Black Table Arts
Black Table Arts (BTA) is a new cooperative for Black artists in the heart of south Minneapolis. The shared, creative work-space, … Read More
Minnehaha Post office to stay at 3022 27th Ave.
The United States Postal Service (USPS) has made the decision to rebuild the Minnehaha Post Office in South Minneapolis in the same … Read More
East Lake Library reopens
The East Lake Library has reopened.The library had been closed since fires and unrest tore through the neighborhood during the last … Read More
Nokomis East Business Association

NEBA member restaurants held together by community during COVID-19

“We’re coming out of it strong,” proclaims eternal optimist Jon Rud who with his wife and business partner, Nancy Rud, has owned and operated Berry Sweet Kitchen at 54th Street and …

MPRB committee moves golf course master plan forward, 3-2 vote

The golf course will remain at Hiawatha Golf Course, but it will likely shift from 18-holes to 9-holes.After a contentious six-year planning process, the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board …
Nokomis East Neighborhood Association

It has been a busy start to 2021

First, a little bragging from 2020. NENA supported 97 homeowners, property owners, and 11 businesses with over $130,000 in grants and loans. In addition, we brought in more than half a million …
We need reform – and tools, training and support for police
I believe we need a 21st century approach to public safety – one that is mindful and respectful of everyone involved. Let me start … Read More
It’s time for the people to decide future of public safety
The people of Minneapolis have made it clear: our existing public safety system is not working, and it’s time to stop pointing … Read More
We must do better – but amendment isn't the action we need
Public safety is a basic human right. Every person, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, orientation, or economic status has the … Read More

Nine months in: where’s the city on police reform?

In June 2020, two weeks after George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police sparking a global uprising, nine city council members stood on a stage above huge, bold letters that spelled “DEFUND …

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, …