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Dight Ave is no longer named after a man who launched a crusade to bring the eugenics movement to Minnesota and wrote fan letters to Hitler. Instead, it has been renamed to honor John Cheatham, a man … more
Bob’s Barber Shop on 34th Avenue and 50th Street is unlike many barbershops portrayed in popular media. In some ways, getting a haircut at Bob’s is more like spending time in the kitchen … more
A drive around the Nokomis East neighborhoods one morning with Janet Strom Nelson and her husband, Lee Nelson, could best be described as an affectionate reminiscence through a city retail area long … more
In 1909, 38th Street was barely a road or even only drawn on paper maps, especially close to the Mississippi River where this photo was taken. Most likely the photo was taken close to where 46th … more
'HUMAN TOLL: A public history of 35W' opens Oct. 2A new exhibit at Hennepin History Museum (HHM) explores community resistance and resilience and illustrates how freeway construction destroyed and … more
What was here in...? Curious? Jackie Sawyer, who owns Nokomis Tattoo with husband Mike Welsh, put together this document for 2021 Crazy Days. The signs were posted throughout the community to help … more
The letters painted on the side of the Coliseum Building have pretty much faded away. When they were still legible the letters spelled, “Freeman’s,” the name of the department store … more
For more than 80 years, Minneapolis southsiders have come to the corner of 38th St. and 42nd Ave. to receive their medical care. But that corner’s era as a medical destination … more
  On the Midtown Greenway at 27th Ave., a foliage-clad structure known as the Ivy Building was caught up in the violent protests that swept through the East Lake corridor following George … more
Neighbors who live around 27th and Lake St. are now finding themselves at the edge of a war zone of burned out and boarded buildings. Their commercial district encompasses the Third … more
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