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By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN “Our community deserves safe, fully-funded, stable schools,” said Roosevelt High School bilingual science teacher Ana Vasquez, an Indigenous woman.She found it … more
The state and city redistricting processes have concluded, and thousands of Minneapolis residents will be in new legislative districts for the upcoming Aug. 9 primary and Nov. 8 general elections. At … more
Like everyone else, a sock needs a friend. And with that in mind, Kia Heise and Chris D. Park wrote their second children’s book “Little Sock Makes a Friend.” The book by the … more
After a brutal winter, Minnesotans know it’s time to tend to our vehicles. And for metro area residents there’s no better place than the locally owned Bobby & Steve’s Auto … more
A patient who had an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine was having second thoughts. They were anxious to receive the vaccine and did not know if they wanted to continue on the day that they were … more
Local homes on April 30 – May 1 tourThree southeast Minneapolis homes are on the Minneapolis & Saint Paul Home Tour, where homeowners find “real homes, real people, real ideas,” … more
Police chief searchThe city has hired Public Sector Search & Consulting Inc. (PSSC), from Rocklin, Calif., to lead the search for a new Minneapolis Police Chief. Mayor Frey has also formed a … more
Bennett Olupo is the new Longfellow Community Council Community Organizer.Olupo joined LCC in 2022 after teaching at Shakopee West Middle School. Before teaching at Shakopee, Olupo taught physics and … more
Join us on Saturday, April 23, from 4 -7 p.m. for the spring Food Truck Rally! Gather with our neighbors for great food, live music, lots of mingling, and raising funds for NENA’s community … more
Food forests represent an abundant past and a hopeful future. A diverse planting of native trees, shrubs, and perennials that bear edible flowers, fruit, nuts, and seeds; food forests grow all the … more
As a Master Gardener, people ask me lots of questions about their yards, but probably the most common type of question is “I have a spot that’s hard to grow things in. What should I plant … more
As I make my way down the river of life experience with those of you who have taken the plunge and joined me as readers of Stories and Journeys, I always knew this moment would come. Initiating … more
I recently took part in the 15-week Minneapolis Police Academy, and I believe the department has not done enough to change the culture of the officers. I did not want to join the police department, … more
I glanced around the room, hoping something would be different this time. Entering yet another door into yet another room. The same kind of room I was just in, funny enough. Crowded, chattery, even a … more
We are proud to have won the following awards from the Minnesota Newspaper Association in January 2021: - Tesha M. Christensen, 2nd place, Social Issues, Messenger - “Jennifer's ex tired to … more
As a Minneapolis Storm youth hockey player, Zander Zoia realized he and his teammates had a chance to compete with the state’s best someday. Zoia said his last youth team gained a lot from … more
It is widely known that aging is accompanied by varying rates and degrees of cognitive decline. However, neuroscience research has revealed that by keeping physically, socially, and mentally active … more
Just what is a CSA?“A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a direct partnership between consumers and local producers,” explained Abby Rogosheske of Seward Co-op. “A consumer … more
I often tell people that I came into my current work in community newspapers as the “Intern Who Never Left.” The statement usually draws a smile and perhaps a look of surprise since most … more
Minneapolis Public Schools has taken the position that the Minnesota Federation of Teachers and Educational Support Specialists Local 59 is asking for more than the district can afford.The staff on … more
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