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AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Update on Hiawatha Golf Course
The MPRB began and supported several small but impactful projects at Hiawatha Golf Course while funding for a more comprehensive design effort was secured.   Osprey Trash Boom System …
From Third Precinct into Minneapolis Black cultural center?
Gather on Jan. 29, 6:30 p.m., at the Hook and Ladder Theater and Lounge to focus on the transformation of the former 3rd Precinct site into the Minneapolis Black Cultural Center. This event aims to …
Lisa Priest (left) and Bill Baldus chat about the future of the playground at the closed Cooper school. Priest lives within two blocks of the school and her children play there regularly. She is involved in PlayMPLS to save the playground and has lots of ideas on how that could happen. The Facebook group is called “Save Minneapolis Playgrounds.”
Community rallies to save Cooper School playground
The community objection to the Minneapolis Public School (MPS) district’s announcement to demolish the playground at the now-closed Cooper school convinced the district to delay the demolition …
(Left to right) Mahmoud Rahman, Jack Thoresen, Aurora Quinn, Asmat Ali, and Hafsa Islam of Curry in a Hurry.
Stepping Up
It has been over three years since Gandhi Mahal, a well-known and popular restaurant at 3009 27th Ave. S. in Minneapolis, was burned down during the social uprising following the death of George …
As the city prepares to tear down the old Kmart building, it considers how to reconnect Nicollet Ave. Over 500 residents attended an open house on Oct. 10, and 1,200 people responded to a survey by Oct. 12.
What do people think?
The long process of reopening Nicollet Ave. at Lake St. took another step forward this month. City planners released design concepts for the public areas planned for the 10-acre site where a surface …
The role of dashcams in vehicle accidents and their effect on your car insurance
Cheap Insurance looks into the role of vehicle onboard dashcams in legal proceedings, including traffic court cases, accident lawsuits, and car insurance rates.
How US wedding costs compare to other countries—and where spending is changing the most
A special celebration, but at what cost? Peerspace looked at data from The Knot to compare how wedding spending has been changing.
The more you know about your kidneys, the better they can keep you healthy.
Shining a Spotlight on Kidney Health: Get to Know Your Kidneys
(NAPSI)—What better time to get to know your kidneys than National Kidney Month?   Your kidneys play a vital role in keeping your body functioning, which is why healthy kidneys are important …
Texans can do well and do good with a career in public health informatics.
Do you PHIT? Why A Career in Public Health Informatics Might Be for You and How to Get the Training You Need
From the Public Health Informatics & Technology (PHIT) Workforce Development Program (NAPSI)—Are you looking to pursue a career in health care but don’t think direct patient is right for you? …
Californians can do well and do good with a career in public health informatics.
Do you PHIT? Why A Career in Public Health Informatics Might Be for You and How to Get the Training You Need
From the Public Health Informatics & Technology (PHIT) Workforce Development Program (NAPSI)—Are you looking to pursue a career in health care but don’t think direct patient is right for you? …
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The 10 most dangerous things inside every home may surprise you

With emergency room visits for home injuries topping 10 million a year, ConsumerAffairs analyzed data from the Consumer Product Safety Commission's National Electronic Injury Surveillance System to break down the 10 most dangerous things in the average American home.

Marine Toys for Tots is Honored with Humanitarian Award

Marine Toys for Tots is Honored with Humanitarian Award

(NewsUSA) - Thanks to the ongoing support of the American public, the Marine Toys for Tots Program was honored to receive the esteemed Humanitarian Award at the 26th Annual CBS Family Film and TV …

Know as They Grow: How birth defects affect each stage of life

(Family Features) Birth defects, structural changes that affect one or more parts of the body, are the leading cause of infant mortality. To help improve the lives of people living with birth defects, consider this information.

AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Andrea Tritschler
Improve your home, improve the community
The Greater Longfellow Neighborhood is known for its charming bungalows and craftsman-style homes. These old homes are embedded into the character of our neighborhood, but as any property owner …
There are a number of options for hydroponic systems – ways to a grow plants directly in water, without soil. (Photo submitted)
Consider hydroponic gardening
Although it’s been a mild fall so far, winter is rapidly approaching. Something that has always helped me maintain a good attitude despite Minnesota’s cold, snow, and short days, is …
Plants with berries (such as winterberry, shown here) and those with unique bark and stem colors (such as dogwood) add color during winter months. Add winter interest by leaving stems and flowers intact rather than cutting them down in the fall. (Photo submitted)
Planting for winter interest
The days are getting shorter and it’s almost time to wrap up the gardening season. When planning garden spaces, we often think about staggering bloom times so we can enjoy beautiful flowers …
Patricia Neal works with children to tend their neighborhood sponsored garden.
Local model for an urban CSA
“Four years ago, I realized we needed a model for an urban CSA,” says Craig Neal, founder and chief gardener of the Neighborhood Sponsored Garden (NSG) located in a backyard on Beard Ave. …
These small lightboxes made by Longfellow artist Chris Miller can brighten tables and shelves. Other larger ones function as furniture. (Photo submitted)
How to add art to your home
Longfellow mosaic artist Chris Miller believes that art is like jewelry for your home. “I made this piece in glass a few years ago and I display it each September during LoLa Art Crawl. It says …
5 reasons for students to explore new subjects in an online summer course
(BPT) - Summer means school’s out, but that doesn’t mean your student has to stop learning. High school students can make the most of their summer by applying to an online summer program. …
Suffer from motion sickness? How to make travel easier for everybody
(BPT) - Do you love to get out in the world and visit new places, but often find yourself feeling uncomfortable while you're en route to your destinations due to nausea? Unfortunately, many …
The rising prevalence of type 1 diabetes in minority populations
(BPT) - Sponsored by SanofiAriel (Lawrence) Sarpeh was first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes right before her 16th birthday — a realization she describes as being both intimidating and …
5 ways to help improve your child's well-being
(BPT) - Does it seem like your kids are busier and more stressed than ever? With an average school day of seven hours and two hours of homework on top of that, a jam-packed schedule of …
Walmart’s New Early Morning Delivery Service: Shopping Made More Convenient Than Ever
(BPT) - At Walmart, we are relentlessly driven by a single mission: to help people live better. We understand that in today's fast-paced world, time is precious. Our customers are busy juggling work, …
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Extreme Weather Prep

(Family Features) As one season gives way to another, fluctuating temperatures can lead to extreme weather that puts your personal safety and property at risk.

Handcrafted for the Holidays: Unique DIY gift ideas to celebrate the season

(Family Features) If spending hours scouring store shelves or browsing countless websites for the perfect gift for everyone on your list seems like a daunting task, opt for a more personalized approach: a handmade gift.

Social Goodness: How digital is helping public institutions drive impact

(Family Features) While companies that want to stay competitive in the private sector often rely on new technologies to boost productivity and drive efficiencies, public institutions.

Who is the 'Rural Voter'? A new book builds on old themes to create new understanding

The Daily Yonder looks at "The Rural Voter: The Politics of Place and the Disuniting of America," in which Colby College political scientists Nicholas F. Jacobs and Daniel M. Shea set out to describe what differentiates the politics of metropolitan and nonmetropolitan places.

Almost half of Americans have not written a single check in the past year — here's what they're doing instead

In light of the fact that 46% of Americans have reported not writing a check in the last year, GOBankingRates takes a look at the alternative methods people are using to exchange money.

What Nobody Tells You About Recovering from Breast Cancer

(BPT) - Pain. Fatigue. Scars. Depression. These are side effects we often hear about and associate with life-saving mastectomy surgeries. But did you know that total or partial chest numbness is a …

Pregnant & Protected: The Importance of COVID-19 Vaccination for Those Who Are Pregnant

(BPT) - COVID-19 is still here this fall and presents a higher risk of severe illness and complications that can affect you and your developing baby. Severe illness can result in admission to an …

The Secret for the Look of Glowy, Revitalized Skin

(BPT) - In the quest for radiant-looking skin, we’re constantly on the hunt for the newest cream or silky serum, and trendy treatments don’t always deliver the results we hoped for.If …

History of foodborne outbreaks in the US
FoodReady used National Outbreak Reporting System data to understand foodborne illness outbreaks over the past two decades.
A new law aimed to increase voting access in rural counties. In South Texas it's having the opposite effect.
Votebeat looks at a new Texas state law that requires small counties to increase early voting days and hours and how some election officials are concerned over potential cost increases.
Biggest March Madness upsets since 1982
ATS.io compiled a ranking of the biggest men's March Madness upsets since 1982—when the term was coined—using Sports Reference data.
Women on quarters: Who they are and why it matters
Stacker explored the fascinating lives and achievements of the 20 remarkable women celebrated by the U.S. Mint's American Women Quarters Program.
Travel nurses: What they do and how to become one
Study.com researched ways people can prepare for a career in travel nursing, including skills beyond that of a typical RN.