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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
Hiawatha was the Iroquois chief who founded the Iroquois Confederacy over 800 years ago making it the oldest living participatory democracy on earth. Hiawatha resolved conflict, brought Peoples … more
Dear Commissioner Shaffer,   First, let us acknowledge that this process is difficult and painful for nearly everyone in our community. Especially so for many of our Dakota and Indigenous … more
Hello president Forney,I am writing to express my concern regarding the Darwin Lehman proposal for Hiawatha Golf Course and the Park Board's intention to entertain this proposal in a public meeting … more
Hello Park, Commissioners,   Friends of Lake Hiawatha object to any plan that damages, alters, or eliminates existing habitat. We object to any plan that kills, displaces or threatens … more
"When we submit an ethics complaint, we want it taken seriously. 2,400 complaints dismissed? That is beyond wrong," said Toshira Garraway of Families Supporting Families Against Police Violence. … more
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman are not filing criminal charges against Minneapolis Police Officer Mark Hanneman for fatally shooting Locke during … more
Becoming an activist in a worldwide movement for racial justice was beyond anything Angela Harrelson would have imagined for her life. But the murder of her nephew, George Perry Floyd, Jr. – or … more
By now, all property owners in Minneapolis should have received their estimated market value statements from the city’s assessor’s office. These estimated values will be used to calculate … more
Giving birth to a child can be both a wonderful and challenging experience. But when you are incarcerated, the challenges can be even greater.Acknowledging this fact and trying to provide a more … more
“Rebuilding Local Journalism” is the topic of the April 27 LHENA Talks series. This talk will focus on how local journalism is being rebuilt in Minneapolis. Christensen will talk about … more
These are the 24 Demands community members wrote shortly after George Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis Police at Chicago and 38th. more
Share your input in the 38th/Chicago Ave. project. UPCOMING MEETINGS In person public meeting  In-person at the 38th Street Event Center (3740 Chicago Ave South) on Saturday, April 23 … more
In the next few years, Minneapolis Public Works staff plan to reconstruct the intersection of 38th & Chicago. Here is some information from the city along with links to … more
On March 28, Tyeastia Green officially started working as the Minneapolis Executive Director of Race & Equity. The division of the city coordinator’s office has been without a director … more
The only true 0.0% non-alcholic craft beer in America was birthed in East Bde Maka Ska. When Paul Pirner decided to give up alcohol and couldn’t find an alternative he liked, he began brewing … more
Despite the roller-coaster temperatures and freeze-thaw hazards in Minneapolis this month, after all it is March and the familiar flowers of spring will soon emerge. But as many people anticipate and … more
In Minneapolis, public safety remains an open wound. ​​There has been no slowdown to the shootings, carjackings, robberies and other criminal acts that plagued the city in 2021. Minneapolis now … more
Of all my identities, being a Field-Hale-Field kid is one of the most formative. Let me explain. I grew up on First Avenue in south Minneapolis, a stable block of Tudor and Craftsman-style homes that … more
Dight Ave is no longer named after a man who launched a crusade to bring the eugenics movement to Minnesota and wrote fan letters to Hitler. Instead, it has been renamed to honor John Cheatham, a man … more
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