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One of my top priorities this session is strengthening rights and protections for renters in Minnesota. We are in the middle of a housing crisis, with rental prices soaring and affordable, quality … more
On Thursday, March 9, Minneapolis City Council passed recommendations to the State Legislature asking for stricter guidelines to remove protesters from council meetings, and to criminalize people who … more
I have recently been made aware that TMC Publications CO, which includes the Longfellow Nokomis Messenger, Southwest Connector, and Midway Como Frogtown Monitor, received 20 awards at the recently … more
Ward 11 Council Member Emily Koski, As neighbors in the Ward 11 communities you represent, we have great concerns about your actions on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023. First, you repeatedly voted against … more
When I was chosen to be co-editor of our high school paper, it was exciting to learn the ropes of planning a publication, assigning stories, cleaning them up and eventually putting them on the page … more
Disappointed to see a few businesses in the 34th/50th business area failing to keep their sidewalks clear this winter. (Looking at you, Speedway). While it has been a challenge this winter for … more
As a member of the Minneapolis City Council, it’s my job to work with the community to advance concrete policies that help improve the lives of working class people. That’s why one of my … more
At the corner of 28th St and Longfellow Ave in East Phillips neighborhood, south Minneapolis, the Roof Depot building quietly awaits its unknown fate.The city wants to demolish the Roof Depot to … more
I’m interested in health care. I’m a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC), and I worked as a case manager and care coordinator for over 10 years. In March of 2022 I left my job … more
Without awareness, does anything or anyone really exist? I am aware that I enjoy sitting in the front room of my house. In the front room of my house I enjoy sitting in a rocking chair and looking … more
I've been a garden designer and landscape business owner since 1995, but I took a 10-year hiatus in New Zealand from 2004-2015, when I returned to Minneapolis I had to start over from scratch. I … more
It was the summer before my junior year at Hamline University in 1977. I had already been named the editor of the Hamline Oracle, Hamline’s student newspaper, for my junior year, and I decided … more
Nearly 100,000 of our fellow Minnesotans aren’t allowed to drive. Not because they aren’t old enough, or they have a suspended license, or they pose a danger to themselves or other … more
The world is not black and white. But sometimes, it gets reduced to that.All cops are bad.All criminals are bad.All [insert any group] are bad.Those kinds of blanket statements are not helpful. … more
Not only do I individually appreciate the expansion of delivery into Standish, I think it’ll help the neighborhood during our evolving neighborhood group.Thanks,Vince TussStandish more
All around the country, caregivers and their children are entering school choice season. Here in Minneapolis, the deadline to request a school is Feb. 7. Whether it be a preschool, elementary, middle … more
One day as I am writing a draft of this column, I become aware that the U.S. mail has arrived at my house. I bring in the mail. An envelope jumps out at me with the words RETURN TO SENDER. Sad! Those … more
Resident shares ideas for 38th and ChicagoI'm part Dakota. We're Irish-Creole mix.I'd like to start out with changes from 38th and Chicago in a positive manner. The first program is called Adopt a … more
Our neighborhoods are full of wonderful stories. And for more than a dozen years, I got to tell those stories right here in the Messenger. It was grand.Minnehaha Falls is full of stories. It has been … more
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