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While some people refer to the last 11 months as the Big Pause, it has been anything but that for real estate broker and business owner Mike Smith. He said, “I’ve been busy for the last … more
Since 2019, Minnesotans have been able to remove restrictive racial covenants that still remain on their home titles. Racial covenants are clauses that were used by real estate developers in the last … more
Most sellers become buyers and it’s a pro/con market on either side, observed Jay Anderson, who has been selling in South Minneapolis since 1993. He is a broker/realtor with Coldwell Banker … more
In June 2020, two weeks after George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police sparking a global uprising, nine city council members stood on a stage above huge, bold letters that spelled “DEFUND … more
How does a social worker and pastor end up running an auto garage?The path between the two isn’t as far apart as one might think, according to Cathy Heying.“When I was working at St, … more
Black Table Arts (BTA) is a new cooperative for Black artists in the heart of south Minneapolis. The shared, creative work-space, performance space, community gathering area, and book store is, in … more
During the two years that Rod Johnson and his wife, Kathy Hollander, have owned their all-electric Chevy Bolt they have been able to cross routine auto maintenance off their “to do” list. … more
When South Minneapolis resident Kathryn Spotts first heard about the Buy Nothing Project in 2017, she learned there were only two groups operating in the Twin Cities: one in St. Paul’s Highland … more
“We’re coming out of it strong,” proclaims eternal optimist Jon Rud who with his wife and business partner, Nancy Rud, has owned and operated Berry Sweet Kitchen at 54th Street and … more
The golf course will remain at Hiawatha Golf Course, but it will likely shift from 18-holes to 9-holes.After a contentious six-year planning process, the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board … more
The United States Postal Service (USPS) has made the decision to rebuild the Minnehaha Post Office in South Minneapolis in the same location, 3033 27th Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55406, as it has been … more
First, a little bragging from 2020. NENA supported 97 homeowners, property owners, and 11 businesses with over $130,000 in grants and loans. In addition, we brought in more than half a million … more
On Jan. 18, community members at George Floyd Square honored the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by raising a fist. Literally. A little after noon, Jordan Powell Karis, with a team of artists … more
Anyone who has ever owned a dog knows that training one is hard work. Most of us are satisfied with the basics – but Tom and Julie Coleman, co-founders of Pawsitivity Service Dogs in St. Paul, … more
The East Lake Library has reopened.The library had been closed since fires and unrest tore through the neighborhood during the last week of May 2020. Prior to that, the library had only been open for … more
When a child does not know where he or she is going to sleep at night, studying for that math test loses its importance. Having a roof over one’s head becomes more of a priority than acing the … more
Get a book in Spanish or English at the Little Free Library in front of Nokomis Tattoo (4933 S. 34th Ave.). It is now bilingual.Through an informal partnership with other local business owners, … more
Local residents and civil rights advocates are demanding answers and transparency after the fatal shooting by police of Dolal Idd at the Holiday gas station at 36th St. and Cedar Ave. on Dec. 30, … more
For home and business owners in the Twin Cities metro area who have been considering installing solar panels, there are two affordable reasons to go solar now. Solar United Neighbors is a national … more
As more people see the need to not just talk about environmental justice and racism but to do something about it, support is growing for the East Phillips Urban Indoor Farm.During a virtual press … more
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