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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
As I write this, the trial of Derek Chauvin is underway and demands for “Justice for George Floyd” are everywhere. But what does justice entail? Does it mean something different for … more
Children are the hope for the future. History has shown us that youth have been at the forefront of social change movements. Whether it be the Freedom Riders of the past (who fought against racial … more
The New York Times covers it thoroughly, half the channels on tv are covering it, the community is buzzing loudly. Funny how 365 days can change the world so surprisingly, so drastically.One piece at … more
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
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