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When Lake St. burned, Father Joe Gillespie gathered each night with others at the Church of St. Albert the Great in Longfellow. (Photo by Margie O’Loughlin)[/caption] Father … more
  With three college degrees, Bunni ended up broke and homeless last December. She hopes to get permanent housing in September. (Photo by Margie … more
Patricia Torres Ray, Minnesota Senator 63 Melanie Majors, Longfellow Community Council Executive Director Why is the city leaving Longfellow residents and businesses out of its plans for … more
SLRJ volunteers and staff: (left to right) Lisa Dejoras, Deb Reierson,Michele Braley, Rebecca Miller, Aaron Powell, Marisa Helms, and Juan Sosa. Michele Braley has been wrestling with the issue … more
Paul Johnson encourages people to build in times for rest, self-care and exercise throughout the day. Consider blocking those times off on your calendar. (Photo by Margie O’Loughlin)[/caption] … more
By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN For more than a century, the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board (MPRB) has not allowed camping or other overnight activity in the parks between the hours of midnight and … more
Two Sanford students win the National History Day contest Jackson Nguyen’s screen lagged a bit. He nervously awaited to hear the news of how his, and his partner, Jack Randolph’s, … more
Judy Ayers, South High Foundation The South High Foundation, 3131 19th Ave. South, was started in 1983 with only $75. Their goal was to provide financial assistance to students and … more
High school sports evaporated with the spring thaw due to COVID-19 but recognizing top student athletes didn’t. Three area seniors received Athena award honors, capping their … more
Rusty Patched Bumblebee (Photo by Becky Wolter) The Greater Longfellow area is a Community Wildlife Habitat, and this year it was chosen as a Lawns to Legumes Demonstration Neighborhood by the state … more
When artist and community activist Christopheraaron Deanes heard about George Floyd’s death, he went right to 38th St. and Chicago Ave. – but he didn’t show up empty handed. He came … more
  Smoke billows from E. Lake St. and Minnehaha the morning after a night of fire. (Photo by Tesha M. Christensen) Editor’s note: In an effort to support a conversation about a … more
By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Kayleen Kabba, a student at South High School. (Photo by Margie O'Loughlin) Kayleen Kabba will be going into 10th grade at South High School in the fall; if there is … more
Dre Vann Dre Vann started coming to Brackett Park in the Longfellow neighborhood when his gym closed in March. He and his friends use the Depression-Era concrete picnic tables … more
Senem Yumshuk prays every morning on the lawn in front of Holy Trinity Church. At the base of an oak, she prays for her children. At the base of an elm, she prays for children … more
MIGZI is grieving. The organization had just completed renovations in the summer of 2019, opening their space for Native American youth. The building (3017 27th Ave. S.) was burned down on Friday, … 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
Hundreds of people lined up for a hygiene supply and food distribution outside the Hennepin Health Care Clinic at 27th Avenue and East Lake Street on June 18, 2020. The clinic … more
On Thursday, May 28, Touchstone Mental Health announced there would be a Food Drive for Minnehaha Commons Residents (3001 E. Lake St.) the following day. Within a half an hour of the drop off … more
Kim Jakus (left) of the Longfellow Business Association and Steve Renner of ADX Inc. ADX Labs, Inc. has provided an urgently needed grant of $40,000 to the Longfellow Business Association, to aid … more
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