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She finally left, but the abuse continues through court system In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness month, the Messenger is launching a new series that seeks to puts a face on domestic abuse … more
  Domestic violence (also called intimate partner violence (IPV), domestic abuse or relationship abuse) is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another … more
ALLY is a beautiful, independent, charismatic woman who is a single mother and full-time student and paralegal. However, her life wasn’t always like this. She spent many years in a very … more
By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN and TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN About 200 South High students walked out of school on Friday, Sept. 20 during the Global Climate Strike. Carrying signs, they headed to the Blue Line … more
While Wayne Tellekson didn't really enjoy biking 40 miles a day this last year, he did enjoy the people, the scenery, and the experience. And when you ride through the big orange arch at the end it … more
Executive director Joan Gizek stood on top of the plot she has already purchased in the natural burial section of Resurrection Cemetery. She said, “I love the idea of coming into the world, and … more
Mallory Anderson, waste prevention and recycling specialist, said, “Organic materials are a resource, not a waste.” Waste-sort studies show that organic materials are the largest proportion of … more
Twenty Nokomis East residents received grants for rain garden installations. In a season or two, the native plants will send roots down deep into the soil -- improving water retention, decreasing … more
By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Marianna Hefte will be a junior at South High School this fall. She loves history and English; she competes in debate. She is 16 years old and, like many of her close friends … more
Longtime Nokomis Recreation Center's Cindy Waelhoff Lidstone retires By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Cindy Waelhoff Lidstone began her long career with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board in September … more
by Iric Nathanson    During its nearly 40-year history, the Messenger has chronicled the major events in Longfellow and Nokomis. Here are some of the highlights during those years. January 1983 A … more
By JILL BOOGREN Girl Gone Missing Marcie R. Rendon Cash Blackbear is back in Marcie R. Rendon’s second crime novel, “Girl Gone Missing.” Still driving trucks and running pool tables for money, … more
Magdalina Eggen Lim Local students are performing in in Circus Juventas’ dazzling summer show, TWISTED, July 26 through Aug. 11. This year’s jaw-dropping performance is a celebratory spectacle … more
By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Hiawatha resident Daniel Schultz is a hard working real estate broker by day, helping people buy and sell their homes through the company he founded: Flourish Realty. After … more
Event at Moon Palace Books celebrates immigrant and refugee-owned restaurants By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN The patio at Moon Palace Books is turning out to be the hot spot in Downtown Longfellow this … more
Cast metal during Make-and-Take event at Moon Palace Books Aug. 6 By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN For the sixth year, metal artists Jess Bergman Tank and Sara Hanson have been awarded a Community Arts Grant … more
By JILL BOOGREN On a picture perfect summer evening at Lake Nokomis, the water was calm and the west side dock was brimming with activity. A group of five kids and a couple of adults climbed into a … more
Commissioner Angela Conley wants constituents guiding decisions from the 24th floor A mural at the newly opened Funky Grits at Chicago Ave. and 38th. St. celebrates the contributions made by females … more
The Minneapolis City Council hasn't allowed these kids or those in support of a farm at the Roof Depot site to speak, so they gathered together on June 17 to flood city council member offices with … more
Study re-opens conversation about rehabbing bridge for bikes and peds while still carrying trains By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Executive director Soren Jensen, at right, said, “In my eight years at the … more
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