Uprising
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On Nov. 7, 2020, the day the Associated Press called the election for President Elect Joe Biden, nearly a thousand people gathered in front of the former Third Precinct police headquarters at … more
At the center of the intersection at 38th St. and Chicago Ave. S., a large sculpture of a fist holding a red, black and green striped Pan-African flag is surrounded by a circular garden. On Chicago … more
A bedrock principle of the American criminal justice system is that a person accused of a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. According to Sara Jones, executive … more
“We’ve been on our own trying to figure out two crises,” Two Bettys owner Anna Tsantir told Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020.The first communication she got … more
The Lake Street Council’s mission is to engage, serve, and advocate for the Lake Street business community to ensure the vitality and prosperity of the commercial corridor. Before George Floyd … more
A young man on a South Minneapolis street was fighting against heavy odds. Seven other youths were attacking him. But someone intervened.“We took 10 guys and encircled the young man and got him … more
When Kia Bible went to 38th St. and Chicago Ave. four days after George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police, she had no idea she was about to be called into service. Moved by her 12-year-old … more
A few weeks after the murder of George Floyd, I joined over 100 of my Seward neighbors at Matthews Park for an event sponsored by Boneshaker Books. We gathered to remember those killed by police and … more
Andrew Johnson In one of the paragraphs that follow, Ward 12 council member Andrew Johnson speaks to the power of language. When asked about the monumental changes facing the … more
By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN When Ward 12 resident Kate Stevens was growing up in a small town outside Sioux City, Iowa, she was, by her own description, “a naughty teenager.” She got herself into some … more
By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Abigail Cerra, Ward 12 representative on the Police Conduct Oversight Committee, said, “We have got to figure out this criminal justice system. We can no longer look away.” … more
Robin Wonsley Hundreds of people gathered in a parking lot on the 2600 block of Minnehaha Ave. on Sept. 16, 2020 to protest city council plans to lease an adjacent space as temporary … more
How life experiences brought Jason Sole to where he is today Hamline University adjunct criminal justice professor Jason Sole calls himself a survivor of the War on Drugs. He … more
Community members push city to use former Roof Depot site to solve current needs There are some nights in Cedar Field Park that "there's a fog in the air we don't know where … more
Global Shapers Community is a network of young people working together to address local, regional, and global challenges. Locally, they are collaborating to support the East Phillips Indoor Urban … more
The LCC Board of Directors has agreed to an official partnership with Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SEH®), Community Design Group (CDG), Biko Associates, and Patrick Connoy to assist the residents … more
Ingrid Rasmussen and her six-week-old son Lars, carried through and delivered in the time of COVID. (Photo by Margie O’Loughlin)[/caption] Ingrid Rasmussen had everything … more
Left to right: Amitri Hosea, Ashley Hosea and Semhara McBrayer pose with their freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies at the Reimagine 38th St. market on Aug. 22. (Photos by Jill … more
  On the Midtown Greenway at 27th Ave., a foliage-clad structure known as the Ivy Building was caught up in the violent protests that swept through the East Lake corridor following George … more
  Inspector Sean McGinty has been coordinating the operation of the Minneapolis Third Precinct since August 2019. It has been a year filled with events he could never possibly have imagined. … more
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