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Program offers healing interactions with police Keep those car lights in working order! Previously, a broken head light, tail light, or brake light could spark a downward economic spiral that, for … more
"Water quality and stormwater management are really big values for us," observed Nokomis resident Steffanie Musich as she drinks a glass of water on her rooftop garden. (Photo by … more
Sherry Shannon is one of five formerly homeless community members leading the Envision Community. Behind her is an architectural drawing of the project. (Photo by Margie … more
  Michelle Hoaglund, owner of St. Paul’s Treadle Yard Goods, handed out the first of 50 free fabric kits last weekend. Her store made the kits available for people to sew facemasks for … more
Sweep up, rake up, pick up! (L>R) City Council Member Andrew Johnson with drain adopters Mandy LaBreche and Jillian Kaster are joined by Minneapolis Public Works Engineer Bryan Dodds at the … more
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, including … 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 from Kellie … 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
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