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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 … more
Each day since writing the last Stories and Journeys column, I have been checking the obituries in the newspapers I read. None of them are mine. So, here I go again.Before starting to write this … more
Local journalism is facing an existential crisis because of Big Tech's abusive business tactics.   In the early days of the internet, the news was something you had to go out of your way … more
The cry of an animal in distress caught my attention one warm August morning. I hurried outside. Animal suffering mostly takes place behind closed doors, at factory farms and research labs, but the … more
I am astounded that schools are still spanking students in the United States, even if the use of it is declining. If a parent hit their kids that’s child abuse. If an adult hits an adult … more
As far as I can tell I haven't died. I am writing this column. The service will take place at Lakewood Cemetery, the site of my internment. Details to follow. The theme of the service will be coming … more
Many of the businesses along 34th Ave. have planted perennials to pollinate bees and butterflies. Many of the businesses have no outside faucets to water the plants. Many of them have to be hand … more
Please see this blog on how the East Phillips Urban Farm shows the city of Minneapolis’ disregard for its promises to stop systemic racism. It's such an important issue for not only East … more
September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide rates in Minnesota declined slightly in 2020, but it’s important to remember there were a record number of suicides in 2019, and this is … more
There’s a 10-year-old in our house now, and my son, Axel, took on a few paper routes this summer. That means, of course, that mom did, too. I was excited he was interested in the family … more
It has been nearly 20 years since I handed in my first story to the Longfellow Messenger, and it is hard to believe the time has passed so quickly. I had arrived in Saint Paul from Montana with two … more
At the start of 2020, Seward Longfellow Restorative Justice was moving into its 16th year and gaining independence: establishing a non-profit, transitioning into its first solo office in the … more
As a Jewish man living in Longfellow since 1994, I'm not a fan to this frequent woke attempt to rewrite history whenever someone finds out that a name of a street or neighborhood is named for someone … more
Today, right now! It's the first day of the first year without my brother. He died! Myself, my sister-in-law, and my nieces – we continue to mourn. Labor Day week-end of 2021 was the last time … more
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