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Construction on a new concessions pavilion area at Bde Maka Ska began on May 23, 2022. The project will create two new buildings, including new, all-gender accessible restrooms and ample outdoor … more
By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN Two years after the protests following the death of George Floyd, the 3rd Precinct building at E. Lake St. and Minnehaha Ave. is still surrounded by barbed wire and … more
Damon Jenkins and his team at First Independence Bank know they face special challenges.“We are the new guys on the block, a new bank in town, so we have to work extra hard to gain the trust of … more
How can people have hard conversations that will bring them together versus driving them apart?In a city that is engaged in tough conversations about policing, race and more, Chelsea Rowles suggests … more
Opting to be a stay-at-home dad during the COVID-19 pandemic gave Longfellow resident Matthias Frasch the time to refine a business idea.He has launched EasyMovingBoxRental, a company that offers … more
Art-A-Whirl spans neighborhoods and disciplinesWhatever corner of the Twin Cities you live in, chances are you or someone close to you has participated as an artist or a guest in what Anna Becker, … more
One hundred guests tuned in on May 5, 2022 to an online forum of candidates vying for the Hennepin County Attorney seat being vacated by Mike Freeman. Hosted by the Minnesota Justice Research Center … more
After a long, wet spring, the planting season is finally underway. The last week of May and first week of June are a great time to plant a summer vegetable garden – the days are getting long, … more
Garage Sale Day returns on June 4The annual NENA garage sale brings buyers and sellers together for a neighborhood-wide event. Whether you’re looking to clean out the basement or seeking … more
I am the new communications manager at the Longfellow Community Council. I joined LCC in 2022 after working as an events and marketing manager for an independent bookstore in Greater Longfellow. … more
What thoughts or images come to mind when you hear “freshwater”? Do you see a sparkling lake, hear water lapping against the shoreline, feel it tickling your toes? Is it a gurgling creek … more
Lake Nokomis Area Groundwater and Surface Water Evaluation There will be a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. May 31 at the Nokomis Community Center, 2401 E. Minnehaha Parkway, to discuss findings of the … more
SLIDESHOW BY ERIC DREGNILongfellow author Eric Dregni will be giving a slideshow presentation on his new book about roadside attractions at Moon Palace Books on May 31 at 7 p.m. Filled with color … more
Longfellow residents Linda Featherstone and her husband Frank Forkins have helped neighborhood cats and dogs to have healthier and happier lives for the past 25 years. Working with pet owners who … more
For no good reason, except to have fun, Becketwood staged a parade on Saturday, May 21. The parade included a king, two queens, Schottische dancers and a marching kazoo band. more
By CHLOE PETER “Elders from diverse backgrounds are becoming more aware of the importance of working together to build power,” said St. Paul resident Vic Rosenthal. “For many … more
Dionne Sims has loved books since before she could read, when her mom would read out loud to her. Once she could read, books were a consistent refuge whenever the world felt too overwhelming. They … more
Questions about community input, justice and preservation of the George Floyd memorial dominated feedback at a public works virtual meeting on future reconstruction of 38th and Chicago on April 26, … more
The Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR) issued its findings and began work on a consent decree, in response to their investigation into civil rights violations of the city of Minneapolis on … more
“A Minnesota story” is the description president and CEO Susan Basil King uses when she tells about the beginnings of Wallin Education Partners, an organization that makes college … more
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