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Program offers healing interactions with police Keep those car lights in working order! Previously, a broken head light, tail light, or brake light could spark a downward economic spiral that, for … more
West River Road is closed to northbound traffic to allow trail users more space to maintain social distancing. Sections of Cedar Lake Parkway, Lake Harriet Parkway, Lake of … more
Kristi Anderson, at right holding Barney, appreciates seeing her neighbors at least once a day from a distance while they come together to sing. With her, from left to right, … more
Local restaurants are adjusting to the Stay at Home order while other businesses are considering how to reopen under Governor Walz’s most recent guidelines. More and more … more
While you’re at home during this extended break from school, try these ideas from Free Forest School By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Free Forest School Executive Director Anna Sharratt said, “This idea … more
"Water quality and stormwater management are really big values for us," observed Nokomis resident Steffanie Musich as she drinks a glass of water on her rooftop garden. (Photo by … more
Sherry Shannon is one of five formerly homeless community members leading the Envision Community. Behind her is an architectural drawing of the project. (Photo by Margie … more
39th Ave S, a neighbor donates food during the "Stay Home" pandemic cycle. The crew at Belle’s Tool Box has wrestled with how to best use their “tools" at this time, and has reached … more
  Why get excited about warblers? They’re incredibly diverse, colorful, and beautiful. They’re great singers too: a delight to the eye and the ear. They are passing through the … more
Gypsy moth caterpillars are voracious eaters, and can strip entire trees of their leaves.As an invasive species, they have few natural predators in Minnesota. Repeated defoliation can kill trees, … more
Coronavirus Pandemic Neighbors got outside and built community near Brackett Park on Sunday, March 22, 2020 for the Corona-Cautious Classic biking extravaganza. Above, Hans, Ann, and Eve Thorkelson … more
  Michelle Hoaglund, owner of St. Paul’s Treadle Yard Goods, handed out the first of 50 free fabric kits last weekend. Her store made the kits available for people to sew facemasks for … more
Minneapolis schools propose major overhaul Minneapolis Public Schools has proposed some sweeping changes that would affect where 63% of its students attend school beginning in fall 2021. Parents … more
Sweep up, rake up, pick up! (L>R) City Council Member Andrew Johnson with drain adopters Mandy LaBreche and Jillian Kaster are joined by Minneapolis Public Works Engineer Bryan Dodds at the … more
By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Quilt Shop Co-op board members (left to right) Steve Budas, Jennie Baltutis, and Amy Swanson. The empty shelves will soon be stocked when the first ever, consumer-owned fabric … more
‘The time is now’ for solar power, according to co-owner Michael Allen By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Richard Franco has an exterior Smart Meter that measures his home energy use in 15 minute increments. … more
Area C (background), as photographed from the opposite bank of the Mississippi River, is just south of the Ford Bridge. The Ford Motor Company dumped unknown quantities of industrial waste, … more
2020: GET TO KNOW YOUR OPTIONS By Jill Boogren With longtime Rep. Jean Wagenius’s announcement last November that she would not be seeking reelection in 2020 to her seat in the Minnesota State … more
  Joe Hayes was working as an elementary school teacher in 2009, when he bought his first home. A classic South Minneapolis bungalow, the house had one major problem – its … more
Patrons clink glasses in a toast. (Left to right) Bill and Lyn Hamlin; Dave Hoppenrath and Anna Sower; and Jan and Scott Lysen-Anton. (Photos by Terry Faust)[/caption] Garden Igloos proving to be … more
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