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When hundreds of people gathered outside the Hennepin County Courthouse on March 8, 2021, the first day of the Derek Chauvin murder trial, they set the tone for the month to come: they would be … more
The city of Minneapolis declared a State of Climate Emergency in December 2019. The resolution (which passed the Minneapolis City Council unanimously) demanded a “massive-scale mobilization to … more
If you are looking for a way to work on diversity, equity, and inclusion issues in the community, members of Nokomis East Neighborhood Association (NENA) have formed a new committee to do just that. … more
It is springtime and NENA offers many ways to get involved in your community. Find more information at www.nokomis.org:• Run for a seat on NENA's Board of Directors - Run for a seat and join us … more
In the darkest time of the year, an ice carousel brought magic to Lake Nokomis.Fashioned by Ben Younan with help from others, the ice carousel was located just beyond the Little Free Ice Rink on the … more
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
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
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
“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
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
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
2021 is shaping up to be another eventful year with the COVID-19 pandemic, economic distress, widespread food insecurity, and organizing against oppressive systems in our City. Come hear from NENA, … more
Emily Koski is running for Minneapolis City Council Ward 11. Ward 11 includes Diamond Lake, Hale, Keewaydin, Page, Northrup, Tangletown, Wenonah, Windom, and Field.Koski is a lifelong Minneapolis … more
Steve Brandt announces his candidacy for one of two citizen seats on the Minneapolis Board of Estimate and Taxation.He pledged to employ common sense and good judgment on the board that sets the … more
Finding a medallion is something Roosevelt High School graduate Melissa Gross has always wanted to do. On Friday, Dec. 11, she crossed it off her bucket list. Gross discovered the Nokomis East … more
The combination of winter weather with its days of cold temperatures and shorter daylight hours, along with the isolation and fear caused by COVID-19, strikes a depressive chord within many. But if … more
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL The Michael ‘Taz’ and Sakiko Nilan family has a global perspective on things as they’ve lived in both Japan (where Sakiko is front) and Minnesota (where Taz … more
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