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There is a lot of discussion across the state — and the country — about how to help people experiencing a mental health crisis. There is general consensus — even among police … more
The past two years have sparked a renewed interest in mutual aid across the country as the pandemic and the George Floyd Uprising have exposed the many systemic flaws in our society. In Minneapolis, … more
During the height of last summer’s protests over the Minneapolis Police killing of George Floyd, our neighborhood got connected. We gathered, set up group chats, scheduled overnight crews to … more
Eyes darting from news story to blog post to social media message, but nothing looks any different. The same text flashes before your eyes.. the Minneapolis Mayoral election race has a pre-determined … more
The Hiawatha Golf Course Master Plan has been rejected, twice this year, by the Minneapolis Park Board. But with the coming elections, some candidates still want to cut Hiawatha in half and pre-flood … more
The two forums held with the Ward 2 City Council candidates were fantastic opportunities to hear the spectrum of views from all four candidates. If you missed these sessions, please seek them out … more
I appealed a decision before Councilor Schroeder and the entire Minneapolis City Council* and while I was somewhat surprised I lost, I was terrified by Schroeder’s indifference to upholding the … more
I just read the September article "Homeless encampment on church property ends in Seward," and found it to be shameful and embarrassing in its implicit contempt for our most vulnerable unhoused … more
Art by Sarajea “Star” Martin, George Floyd Square community member, foundbysara@gmail.com featuring Jay Webb, aka The Gardener. more
The greater Longfellow neighborhood is one of the most progressive communities in Minnesota. Black Lives Matter and All Are Welcome Here signs are on practically every block. Yet, even as White … more
Dear Seward neighborsAs many of you know, Seward Neighborhood Group has been experiencing a difficult and trying time. At the end of March, 2021, our Executive Director resigned citing difficulties … more
Youth can make a difference in the world. They can lift their voice for justice and build a vision for the future of the betterment of society. Planting People Growing Justice Leadership Institute … more
We may be getting some rain, and the temperature is turning cooler, but make no mistake we’re still in a drought.  Our Environmental Services division monitors the impact of the drought on … more
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
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