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There are a lot of ways to spend a day when windchills are blowing in the subzero digits. Standing on a sidewalk gathering signatures isn’t likely to make anybody’s Top 5 list. Yet on … more
In June 2020, two weeks after George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police sparking a global uprising, nine city council members stood on a stage above huge, bold letters that spelled “DEFUND … more
On Jan. 18, community members at George Floyd Square honored the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by raising a fist. Literally. A little after noon, Jordan Powell Karis, with a team of artists … more
The East Lake Library has reopened.The library had been closed since fires and unrest tore through the neighborhood during the last week of May 2020. Prior to that, the library had only been open for … more
Local residents and civil rights advocates are demanding answers and transparency after the fatal shooting by police of Dolal Idd at the Holiday gas station at 36th St. and Cedar Ave. on Dec. 30, … more
Minnehaha station may be moved By TESHA M. CHRISTENSENThe Minnehaha Post Office may not be returning to 3033 27th Ave. S.The building was destroyed by fire along with the majority of the block … more
Longfellow resident Joel Albers is compiling a Virtual Community Tour of the George Floyd Uprising that rocked the world last May. The first two installments can be watched on YouTube, along with a … more
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
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 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
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
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