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This is part of a series about the 2022 municipal elections by the League of Women Voters Minneapolis.We’ve thought hard about the candidates and slipped our ballots into the voting machine on … more
Celebrate Seward SEPT. 24Join the Seward neighborhood in celebrating our community’s love, friendship, optimism and resilience with live music performances by the Van Nixon Trio, the Cult of … more
It seems like every time I open up social media, I see posts or videos with gardening advice. Sometimes the advice is good, but sometimes it’s useless or even harmful. But how to know which … more
Wanja Kuria joins the LCC after three years of experience organizing for racial justice in political and faith communities. She studied literature and history in her undergraduate, both of which … more
Love to play bags?! Then come compete in the tournament for your chance to win a gift card to neighborhood establishments (and bragging rights!)Registration is $20 per team – proceeds go to … 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
There’s a 10-year-old in our house now, and my son, Axel, took on a few paper routes this summer. That means, of course, that mom did, too. I was excited he was interested in the family … more
It has been nearly 20 years since I handed in my first story to the Longfellow Messenger, and it is hard to believe the time has passed so quickly. I had arrived in Saint Paul from Montana with two … more
At the start of 2020, Seward Longfellow Restorative Justice was moving into its 16th year and gaining independence: establishing a non-profit, transitioning into its first solo office in the … more
As a Jewish man living in Longfellow since 1994, I'm not a fan to this frequent woke attempt to rewrite history whenever someone finds out that a name of a street or neighborhood is named for someone … more
Today, right now! It's the first day of the first year without my brother. He died! Myself, my sister-in-law, and my nieces – we continue to mourn. Labor Day week-end of 2021 was the last time … more
Black-owned businesses in Longfellow include: Black Table ArtsCocoa Butta FuturesCreative KuponyaDu Nord FoundationDu Nord Social SpiritsLige's Beauty Salon & BarbershopKMS Air Duct Cleaning … more
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 definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Sometimes, it feels like the whole world has gone crazy, and we're all on one big hamster … more
On Monday, June 27, Superintendent Al Bangoura and Solomon Hughes Jr gathered at the Solomon Hughes Sr Clubhouse with park and city officials, Hughes family members, and Solomon Hughes Sr Golf … 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
Volunteers of America National Services announces a new partnership with YardHomes, a Minneapolis-St. Paul metro-focused Accessory Dwelling Unit specialist, to create innovative, permanent, … 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
The little white house at 4600 Columbus Ave. S. is a typical south Minneapolis home. It has a garden out back and another out front, where every year in mid-July the Black-eyed Susans bloom. Its … more
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