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You’re smart.You’re curious.You’re interested in your community.And you’re reading the Longfellow Nokomis Messenger.We’re so glad you are.We did our first ever … more
Many places say they are wildlife friendly. We can prove it. We have been certified by the National Wildlife Federation, using criteria they have developed since 1973 with their Garden for Wildlife … more
America needs peace and jutice right now, more and more. There's people who have been meeting at the Square – it's been 15 months – who are holding space, and we're reimagining community … more
America will be 250 years old on July 4, 2026, only five years away. We live in the longest standing democratic republic in the history of the world – certainly worthy of a nationwide … more
Perhaps you’ve been noticing in the past year or so that email signatures, introductions, and name tags more frequently include both a person’s name and their pronouns - most commonly … more
Summer reading can help to foster academic success and promote community building. Our nonprofit, Planting People Growing Justice Leadership Institute, is excited to announce our partnership with … more
Thanks for the July issue of the paper. I really appreciated the stories about how businesses and organizations were doing one year after last summer's unrest. It gave me hope for our community and … more
Much has been written related to Minneapolis Park Board leadership over the past year and yet there are ongoing neighborhood park programs and a consistent and dedicated number of individuals whom … more
I have lived in the Twin Cities for nearly 15 years, and Minneapolis for nearly 14. As a resident of the Longfellow community, and Cooper neighborhood, Cam Gordon has been a faithful representative … more
I have been a resident of St. Paul’s Highland Park neighborhood since 1954 when my parents moved into the house I presently call home. Do the math, I was in Kindergarten. I went to Horace Mann … more
The U.S. Department of Justice has launched an investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department and the city of Minneapolis. They will be examining uses of force by the police and whether the … more
Over the past few years, Minnesota has become an undeniable hub for entrepreneurship and innovation. Many technology companies have continued to make investments here, growing their presence in the … more
Serving as a member of the minority party at the Legislature is frustrating, especially during these polarizing times when loyalty to a political party and preserving a majority seem to be far more … more
Coming to America has always been my dream, but I never expected to come to America at a time where everything started going in the wrong direction.Since I was young, I dreamed one day I would get to … more
I'm writing today to celebrate someone who has dedicated the last four years to support students to become better readers at Lake Nokomis Community School Wenonah Campus.As an AmeriCorps member with … more
On May 7 of last year, the Hastings Star Gazette printed its last issue. The paper’s first issue as The Hastings Independent was published in 1857, a year before Minnesota gained … more
It felt like some sort of twisted New Year's countdown. The breath the world was collectively holding all weekend was about to be set free, let loose. She was on her daddy’s shoulders, craning … more
Newspapers are dying.Thousands of newspapers have closed.No one reads the newspapers anymore.Only old people read newspapers.Newspaper ad effectiveness is uncertain.Newspaper ads underperform digital … more
On April 20, 2021, CAIR-MN was at the Justice for George Floyd Coalition headquarters in downtown Minneapolis, watching with our coalition members as Judge Cahill read the verdict in the case against … more
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