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It’s just another day in quarantine. The Minnesota winter feels extra cold as negative temperatures discourage walks and breaks away from laptops, people, and small spaces. She thought this was … more
I believe we need a 21st century approach to public safety – one that is mindful and respectful of everyone involved. Let me start out by saying I do not believe defunding or abolishing the … more
The people of Minneapolis have made it clear: our existing public safety system is not working, and it’s time to stop pointing fingers and make change. We’re fortunate to have a shared … more
Public safety is a basic human right. Every person, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, orientation, or economic status has the right to feel safe in their homes and in our community. Our … more
In an effort to get further outside the confines of my limited perspective as a white woman in South Minneapolis, I started following the Facebook pages of a number of Indigenous tribes in Minnesota … more
Last weekend, for the first time in six years, I got to spend a few hours with my grandmother. We caught up on lost time, she officially welcomed my husband into the family, and she spent no small … more
Tensions rose as people stared at the TV screen, at each other. As eyes met, the questions began, and so did the ridicule. Comments spread like wildfire, catching everyone’s ears as they tore … more
No block party? No tree lighting event? No problem! At least that’s what the Nokomis East Business Association (NEBA) board members were hoping for last summer while meeting virtually to … more
Loving where I liveTo the Editor:I just read this great book about loving your city: "This Is Where You Belong: the Art and Science of Loving the Place You Live" by Melody Warnick. Each chapter is … more
2020 might become known as the year of the pivot.In the newspaper business, we’ve been zig-zagging for years now, since the Internet changed the business we knew. In some ways, that prepared us … more
In a presidential election year and in the midst of the dual crises of the coronavirus pandemic and widespread economic misery, the divisions among Americans can seem to easily overwhelm the bonds … more
To the Editor:When the new Cub first opened, there was a welcoming entrance at 46th St., complete with carts and a self check-out counter, with nearby staff to assist.In the past months, Cub has kept … more
It was with great sadness that I read the announcement from the Southwest Journal this month that the longtime Minneapolis newspaper will be shutting down operations at the end of this year. Their … more
A few weeks after the murder of George Floyd, I joined over 100 of my Seward neighbors at Matthews Park for an event sponsored by Boneshaker Books. We gathered to remember those killed by police and … more
To the Editor:I want you to know that I really appreciate you reporting and printing the article in the latest issue highlighting the lack of inclusion of neighborhood groups and voices in planning … more
To the Editor: My beloved husband of 41 years passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 13. He had COVID-19. From the day of his first symptoms to his death was only NINE DAYS. He was generally very healthy, and … more
In the heart of Minneapolis’ Southside Green Zone, in an area nicknamed the “Arsenic Triangle,” East Phillips community members have vied – so far to no avail – … more
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