Rebuild, Repair, Recycle
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Area C (background), as photographed from the opposite bank of the Mississippi River, is just south of the Ford Bridge. The Ford Motor Company dumped unknown quantities of industrial waste, … more
  Joe Hayes was working as an elementary school teacher in 2009, when he bought his first home. A classic South Minneapolis bungalow, the house had one major problem – its … more
  Wonder where your waste ends up? A standing room crowd gathered at the Matthews Park Rec Center on Feb. 3, 2020 to hear about the changing world of waste creation and waste management … more
CEO and President Dr. Thomas Adams said, “Better Futures Minnesota is helping men repair and rebuild their lives. When you buy our reused materials or use our business services, you support the … more
Neighborhood Bag Project Artists Laura Brown (left) and Lauren Callis Erickson (right), co-founded the Neighborhood Bag Project to promote community art-making and fabric recycling. (Photo by Margie … more
Standing in front of her electric Chevy Bolt, Jean Buckley said, “I use my buying power to make an environmental statement. I believe in making educated, responsible choices.”(Photo by Margie … more
By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Xcel Energy is installing 17,500 new electric meters across South Minneapolis and Eden Prairie in the next few months. The new meters will measure customers’ … more
When the river rises, it rinses through the industrial waste which leaches into surrounding river and ground water By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Hidden Falls Regional Park is located along the Mississippi … more
By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN and TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN About 200 South High students walked out of school on Friday, Sept. 20 during the Global Climate Strike. Carrying signs, they headed to the Blue Line … more
Executive director Joan Gizek stood on top of the plot she has already purchased in the natural burial section of Resurrection Cemetery. She said, “I love the idea of coming into the world, and … more
Mallory Anderson, waste prevention and recycling specialist, said, “Organic materials are a resource, not a waste.” Waste-sort studies show that organic materials are the largest proportion of … more
Twenty Nokomis East residents received grants for rain garden installations. In a season or two, the native plants will send roots down deep into the soil -- improving water retention, decreasing … more
I’ve worked as a reporter for the Longfellow Nokomis Messenger and Midway Como Monitor since 2015. I came into the job with a fledgling interest in community activism, a 20+ year career as … more
By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Marianna Hefte will be a junior at South High School this fall. She loves history and English; she competes in debate. She is 16 years old and, like many of her close friends … more
Longtime Nokomis Recreation Center's Cindy Waelhoff Lidstone retires By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Cindy Waelhoff Lidstone began her long career with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board in September … more
By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Hiawatha resident Daniel Schultz is a hard working real estate broker by day, helping people buy and sell their homes through the company he founded: Flourish Realty. After … more
Students, community members learn about beekeeping from Pollinate Minnesota Tracy Young, Dowling Elementary School environmental education teacher, visits the school apiary. (Photo by Margie … more
Owner Julie Kearns seeks to align business and personal values Junket owner and creator Julie Kearns asked, “How can we make this the greenest neighborhood in America? Each of us can choose to set … more
After meeting at South Minneapolis Green Fair, two women decide to start the zero-waste store they’ve been looking for By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN Tare Market co-owner Amber Haukedahl (left) helps … more
A group of 6th-8th graders who live in Longfellow rode their bikes to school every day this year – no matter how cold it was. They said that biking through the long 2019 winter was easier than … more
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