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Artist and business founder Kristen McCoy has been rethinking the future of fashion for years. Along with her staff at RETHINK Tailoring & Sewing Lounge (3449 Bloomington Ave. S.), she offers an … more
Sometimes a revolutionary act is quiet, unseen. Sometimes it’s loud and worn on a shirtsleeve. At The People’s Closet at George Floyd Square, it’s a little bit of both.Born out of … more
Rachel Boeke is the new executive director of the Longfellow Community Council. She follows interim director Amy Brugh. Longtime executive director Melanie Majors left in June 2021. The LCC has moved … more
We’re excited to announce our next initiative to support our vibrant Nokomis East business community! This winter, we’re kicking off THREE special efforts. Nokomis East Shopping … more
Help NENA plan for futureStarting this year, the city of Minneapolis changed its funding structure for neighborhood associations like NENA. We have a 40% cut this year, 60% in 2022, and an 80% cut … more
Seward Winter FrolicIt’s a holiday tradition! In the Seward neighborhood (from Highway 94 to 27th Street, and West River Parkway to Hiawatha), artists have been celebrated as part of the Seward … more
The Hennepin County Sexual Assault Multidisciplinary Action Response Team (SMART) hosted and coordinated by the Sexual Violence Center, is Hennepin County’s tool to find systemic solutions to … more
B Line bus rapid transit service is to start in 2024, providing a faster connection between St. Paul’s Union Depot and Uptown Minneapolis. The $65 million project’s final corridor and … more
Like many issues, domestic abuse situations have only been heightened by COVID-19. Jerrod Brown, a professor at Concordia University and program director for the Master of Arts degree in human … more
From starting her own childcare business to writing a children’s book, Kristen Denzer’s ideas have been inspired by the ups and downs of parenthood. Denzer looked around for childcare for … more
Since we last printed the Longfellow Business Directory in early 2020, our business community, landscape and daily rhythms have been substantially and irrevocably changed. COVID-19 has presented a … more
The year 2020 was challenging for the Longfellow business community, particularly in the main commercial intersection of Lake Street and Minnehaha Avenue referred to as Downtown Longfellow. The COVID … more
The Colisum, a community commercial center since 1917, was almost destroyed following the civil unrest after the murder of George Floyd. In order to restore this historic 80,000 square-foot building, … more
1) “We are asking questions about what our community needs, trying to use our space and resources to meet those needs, and trying to hold onto connections and awakenings that have been made … more
The Longfellow Business Directory has been an important part of the Longfellow community going back to the 1990s. It was started to help foster better communication within the business community, and … more
Sunshine breaks through the clouds of a brisk fall day in Minneapolis as people walk around the Camp Nenoocaasi encampment designed for Indigenous women in South Minneapolis. Flames flicker in a fire … more
Struggling to figure out who won in the Minneapolis races that use ranked choice voting? From fairvotemn.org: In ranked choice elections, voters rank as many or as few candidates as they like … more
On Tuesday, Nov. 2, voters in Minneapolis rejected a plan to change the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a public safety department. The vote was 80,506 no to 62,813 yes. As of … more
When Starr Jones* tells her story, people can’t believe this is happening in Minnesota. They can’t believe that the dad was investigated by child protection when their first daughter was … more
Standing with police accountability advocates, partners and supporters, Communities United Against Police Brutality (CUAPB) announced on Oct. 13, 2021 that they had collected 1,100 stories from … more
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