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Recent media coverage about police incidents and calls to open the memorial site at George Floyd Square (38th and Chicago) to traffic are missing some key points about the Square and fail to answer … more
Our world has changedLike never beforeAnd our lives have changed tooAnd so many families sufferingEvery day and this virus is here to stayAnd we where all caught and unaware and it's sadnessIn the … more
Longfellow Nokomis Messenger staff attended the Minnesota Newspaper Association Convention (MNA) last month from the comfort of our respective homes. As many events these days, it ended up being a … more
From the moment I was sworn in two months ago, I felt the weight and responsibility of taking office in a time of great uncertainty for our state and our country. A global pandemic has upended our … more
It’s just another day in quarantine. The Minnesota winter feels extra cold as negative temperatures discourage walks and breaks away from laptops, people, and small spaces. She thought this was … more
I believe we need a 21st century approach to public safety – one that is mindful and respectful of everyone involved. Let me start out by saying I do not believe defunding or abolishing the … more
The people of Minneapolis have made it clear: our existing public safety system is not working, and it’s time to stop pointing fingers and make change. We’re fortunate to have a shared … more
Public safety is a basic human right. Every person, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, orientation, or economic status has the right to feel safe in their homes and in our community. Our … more
In an effort to get further outside the confines of my limited perspective as a white woman in South Minneapolis, I started following the Facebook pages of a number of Indigenous tribes in Minnesota … more
Last weekend, for the first time in six years, I got to spend a few hours with my grandmother. We caught up on lost time, she officially welcomed my husband into the family, and she spent no small … more
Tensions rose as people stared at the TV screen, at each other. As eyes met, the questions began, and so did the ridicule. Comments spread like wildfire, catching everyone’s ears as they tore … more
No block party? No tree lighting event? No problem! At least that’s what the Nokomis East Business Association (NEBA) board members were hoping for last summer while meeting virtually to … more
Loving where I liveTo the Editor:I just read this great book about loving your city: "This Is Where You Belong: the Art and Science of Loving the Place You Live" by Melody Warnick. Each chapter is … more
2020 might become known as the year of the pivot.In the newspaper business, we’ve been zig-zagging for years now, since the Internet changed the business we knew. In some ways, that prepared us … more
In a presidential election year and in the midst of the dual crises of the coronavirus pandemic and widespread economic misery, the divisions among Americans can seem to easily overwhelm the bonds … more
To the Editor:When the new Cub first opened, there was a welcoming entrance at 46th St., complete with carts and a self check-out counter, with nearby staff to assist.In the past months, Cub has kept … more
It was with great sadness that I read the announcement from the Southwest Journal this month that the longtime Minneapolis newspaper will be shutting down operations at the end of this year. Their … more
A few weeks after the murder of George Floyd, I joined over 100 of my Seward neighbors at Matthews Park for an event sponsored by Boneshaker Books. We gathered to remember those killed by police and … more
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