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Terry Willis completes march from Alabama to George Floyd Square Terry Willis, at center wearing a white and black bandana, is surrounded by throngs of supporters and media as he walks the last block … 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
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 … more
Inspector Amelia Huffman commands the Fifth Precinct in South Minneapolis. (Photo by Margie O’Loughlin)[/caption] The Fifth Police Precinct is the nearest precinct building to the … 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
Lend a hand and water boulevard trees. (Photo by Margie O'Loughlin) By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN This spring, 9,400 boulevard trees were planted in the city of Minneapolis. According to … 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
Click here to read the full edition of the July 2020 Longfellow Nokomis Messenger.       more
Holding space at George Floyd Memorial site "Come. Bear witness," says Roosevelt High School teacher Marcia Howard. (Photo by Jill Boogren) In the weeks following the brutal killing of George … more
  Nokomis resident Laurie Meyers protests at Minnehaha and Nokomis. (Photo by Tesha M. Christensen) Stefanie Beniek is driven to be a visual reminder every Monday night from 5-7 p.m. at … more
When artist and community activist Christopheraaron … 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
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
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