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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
Editor's note: Due to the sensitive nature of this topic, this column by a local resident is being run anonymously. Like most people who have experienced intimate partner violence, I was not … more
Editor's note: This letter was sent in response to one written by community partners printed in the September 2020 Longfellow Nokomis Messenger. Click here to read that letter. Dear Community … more
Dear Community, For the past eight years, I have bore witness to what happens when we speak our dreams outloud. In August 2012, my life was at a turning point. Five years of intense healing and … more
Police union standing in way of change Dear Editor: I am a union retiree so normally I would be inclined to be supportive of the interests and existence of labor unions. However, for reasons I … more
As representatives of businesses, community organizations and residents in areas impacted by the rioting after the murder of George Floyd, we are concerned by the lack of leadership, transparency and … more
Capturing moments Abha Karnick By Abha Karnick They look at the combination, never verbally questioning. But they don’t have to – their stares speak the question as loudly as their mouths could. … more
  Over 148 journalists were attacked by police in the United States between May 28 and June 4, 2020. Yes. I said 148. Yes, by the police. Yes, in the United States. Over 100 of … more
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