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On July 21, 2022, Mayor Jacob Frey’s nomination of Cedric Alexander for Community Safety Commissioner was formally received by the city council, who is expected to vote on the appointment on … more
The Hiawatha Golf Course Master Plan is heading to a public hearing, another meeting in a long line of contentious meetings since the course flooded in 2014 and the public learned how much pumping is … more
The community celebration in Nokomis is back on the first weekend of August. This year, it has a new name: Nokomis Days. But the goal of the event is the same: to draw people into the neighborhood to … more
Grief fell heavy as family, friends and supporters gathered on the 900 block of 21st Ave. in the Seward neighborhood on July 16, 2022, two days after Minneapolis Police officers killed Andrew Tekle … more
Carolyn Holbrook loves to bring people together to discuss difficult issues. As an educator, author and advocate for the healing power of the arts, she has spent much of her life doing just that. … more
The last 20 years has provided a technological revolution, but educational outcomes have remained largely unchanged. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Minnesota has some of the … more
The 27th Avenue block between Lake and 31st Street bustled with community life. The block included a Latino night club, a popular Indian-Bangladeshi restaurant, and a community organization serving … more
It has been a little more than four months since Minneapolis Office of Performance and Innovation launched the Behavioral Crisis Response (BCR) team’s pilot project, Canopy Roots. It is the … more
Following a tragedy like the murder of George Floyd, it can be difficult for a community to see any glimmers of hope. But after his killing and the social unrest that followed, neighborhoods began to … more
People gathered May 25-28, 2022 to commemorate the 2nd angelversary of George Floyd’s death. Others lost to police violence were remembered, and their families, who continue to push for change, … more
Despite initial fears that outside investors would scoop up properties along E. Lake Street after the 2020 Uprising, not a single one has been sold to outside interests, reported Lake Street Council … more
By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN Two years after the protests following the death of George Floyd, the 3rd Precinct building at E. Lake St. and Minnehaha Ave. is still surrounded by barbed wire and … more
Damon Jenkins and his team at First Independence Bank know they face special challenges.“We are the new guys on the block, a new bank in town, so we have to work extra hard to gain the trust of … more
How can people have hard conversations that will bring them together versus driving them apart?In a city that is engaged in tough conversations about policing, race and more, Chelsea Rowles suggests … more
Dionne Sims has loved books since before she could read, when her mom would read out loud to her. Once she could read, books were a consistent refuge whenever the world felt too overwhelming. They … more
Questions about community input, justice and preservation of the George Floyd memorial dominated feedback at a public works virtual meeting on future reconstruction of 38th and Chicago on April 26, … more
Welcoming its patrons back to a fresh look, the MSP Film Society opened the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF) on May 5 at the theater on 115 SE. Main. Formerly the St. Anthony … more
The past year has been less challenging for Dr. Jason Sole and his abolitionist work, in spite of the ongoing pandemic and the social unrest across much of the country.The Hamline adjunct professor, … more
Helpless and hopeless.That’s how Kelsey Kruse felt for years as she tried to co-parent with her ex and his wife, Brett and Sarah Hallow.And then one day, she got the call she was scared … more
By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN Community members concerned that Lake Hiawatha may be reduced to nothing more than a holding pond gathered at Lake Hiawatha Park on April 16, 2022.They were there in … more
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