Get Crazy in Nokomis East
Did you hear? Crazy Days is back.Thirty years ago, folks flocked to 34th Avenue for the annual event on the first weekend of August. Bringing back a beloved East Nokomis tradition of sidewalk sales, …
Billboards at George floyd square show connection, unity
Two new artist-created billboards are up on the rooftops at George Floyd Square. Part of the Social Justice Billboard Project, “La Conneccion,” by Maria Cristina “Tina” …
In my Heart: the Adoption Story Project
Seven years ago, Wonderlust Productions co-artistic directors Alan Berks and Leah Cooper (both former South Minneapolis residents) began inviting people from the adoption community to share their …
HOME & GARDEN
Friends of Mississippi River (FMR) is giving away free rain barrels and conversion kits this summer in partnership with the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO). The barrels hold 55 …
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
Got a hammer? Got gloves? Deconstruction grants up to $5,000 are available for homeowners or developers of properties located within Hennepin County built before 1970. The work must be on residential …
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, …
Aging Well
The Major Taylor Bicycling Club of Minnesota has been bringing diversity to Twin Cities cycling since it started in 1999. Co-founded by Louie Moore and Walter Griffin, the nonprofit …
Rebuilding Together Twin Cities helped veterans secure housing as a part of neighborhood revitalization projects in the Morris Park and Minnehaha neighborhoods. On May 25 and May 26, in partnership …
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 …
Home & Garden
Water wisely during drought
As our unusually dry summer continues in Minnesota, this is a great time to think about smarter ways to water your yard and garden. The same source of water supplies our kitchen taps and our garden …
Let's talk about Japanese beetles
It’s July, and that means it’s Japanese beetle season in Minnesota!Japanese beetles have been a pest in the United States since they were accidentally introduced in the early 1900s. Over …
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 to buy, it is especially intimidating for first time …
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 common nightcrawler. Due to the Ice Age, no earthworms are native to …
Fresh food at Minnehaha and E. Lake St.
In a place where many buildings were destroyed by fire, something new is growing.A high-tunnel greenhouse south of Moon Palace Books (3032 Minnehaha Ave.) and Arbeiter Brewing will provide fresh, …
Opinion
Read in Color: summer reading challenge
Summer reading can help to foster academic success and promote community building. Our nonprofit, Planting People Growing Justice Leadership Institute, is excited to announce our partnership with …
July issue gave me hope
Thanks for the July issue of the paper. I really appreciated the stories about how businesses and organizations were doing one year after last summer's unrest. It gave me hope for our community and …
Adults grateful for south Minneapolis park activities
Much has been written related to Minneapolis Park Board leadership over the past year and yet there are ongoing neighborhood park programs and a consistent and dedicated number of individuals whom …
Robin is for Minneapolis
I have lived in the Twin Cities for nearly 15 years, and Minneapolis for nearly 14. As a resident of the Longfellow community, and Cooper neighborhood, Cam Gordon has been a faithful representative …
Don't make Mississippi River Boulevard a one-way street on St. Paul side
I have been a resident of St. Paul’s Highland Park neighborhood since 1954 when my parents moved into the house I presently call home. Do the math, I was in Kindergarten. I went to Horace Mann …
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 …
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 people who have experienced intimate partner violence, I was not …
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 served as the emcee of Casa de Esperanza’s 35th Anniversary …
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 renaming of the Minnesota Battered Women's Coalition to Violence …
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 story. Unlike the lawyers, judges and social workers who cared …
Longfellow
Sections of the Hi-Lake Shopping Center that burned down in the unrest following the murder of George Floyd are being rebuilt. Burlington Stores will open a new store at Hi-Lake Shopping Center (2124 …
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS) has recognized Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Minneapolis as the 2021 Servant of Christ Award winner for the Minneapolis Area Synod of the Evangelical …
Nokomis
NENA Annual Meeting – We will be hosting an in-person event on Aug. 17 at Lake Nokomis Community Center Picnic Shelter (2401 E. Minnehaha Parkway). Learn about neighborhood news, hear from …
The Nokomis East community is lucky to be home to so many businesses, both storefront and home-based. Some are new additions who have recently opened their doors, but others have called the …
NENA's Great Kickball Tournament and Fundraiser triumphantly returns on July 31, 2021. Vie for the title of best kickball team in Nokomis East! Get an 8-10 person co-ed team together for the mother …
Arts
Know someone making an impact in the community?A new web docuseries called INVOLVD by Minneapolis company ADX is highlighting people making outsized contributions in their Twin Cities communities, …
Jim Walsh has spent much of his life as an observer. The Minneapolis writer, journalist, columnist and song writer’s most recent book, “Fear and Loving in South Minneapolis,” is a …
Find LoLa art and artists again during the Longfellow Artists’ Weekend, a low-key neighborhood art crawl organized by the League of Longfellow Artists (LoLa). "Our artists are eager to greet …
Uprising

GF Square reopened to traffic

On the approach to George Floyd Square from east 38th St., a new fist sculpture stands a block before the intersection. Stenciled on the street in front of it reads: WE STILL DEMAND followed by a …

Through Their Eyes

Family

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 …