Uprising
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By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Kayleen Kabba, a student at South High School. (Photo by Margie O'Loughlin) Kayleen Kabba will be going into 10th grade at South High School in the fall; if there is … more
Dre Vann Dre Vann started coming to Brackett Park in the Longfellow neighborhood when his gym closed in March. He and his friends use the Depression-Era concrete picnic tables … more
Senem Yumshuk prays every morning on the lawn in front of Holy Trinity Church. At the base of an oak, she prays for her children. At the base of an elm, she prays for children … more
MIGZI is grieving. The organization had just completed renovations in the summer of 2019, opening their space for Native American youth. The building (3017 27th Ave. S.) was burned down on Friday, … more
Neighbors who live around 27th and Lake St. are now finding themselves at the edge of a war zone of burned out and boarded buildings. Their commercial district encompasses the Third … more
Hundreds of people lined up for a hygiene supply and food distribution outside the Hennepin Health Care Clinic at 27th Avenue and East Lake Street on June 18, 2020. The clinic … more
Photo by Tesha M. Christensen) Allina Health East Lake Street Clinic, located at 3024 Snelling Ave S, stands across from the Minneapolis Third Precinct, an area that was highly targeted by … more
Jerome Evans NENA Board President By JEROME EVANS Dear Nokomis East Community: this is a letter of gratitude. In case we haven’t met, my name is Jerome Evans and I chair the board of directors for … more
On Thursday, May 28, Touchstone Mental Health announced there would be a Food Drive for Minnehaha Commons Residents (3001 E. Lake St.) the following day. Within a half an hour of the drop off … more
Kim Jakus (left) of the Longfellow Business Association and Steve Renner of ADX Inc. ADX Labs, Inc. has provided an urgently needed grant of $40,000 to the Longfellow Business Association, to aid … more
Artists at work: Ricardo Perez, Sebastian Rivera and volunteer Hab Wako put finishing touches on a mural honoring George Floyd at Puerta Grande Law Firm (4403 E. Lake St.) on June 4, their last of … more
Businesses want to stay in neighborhood, many unknowns about insurance coverage and repair Folks empty out the Glass Endeavors building on Friday morning, May 29, 2020. Although it survived the … more
Photo courtesy of the Midori's GoFundMe page Midori’s Floating World Cafe (2629 East Lake Street) is well-known and well-loved. On June 2, a statement was posted to the … more
Otis Zanders of Ujaama Place Otis Zanders has had enough. “As the CEO of an organization that serves the most marginalized population in society, African American men, aged 18-30, … more
Bruce Axerod (photo by Elena Vaughn) Interview conducted by Elena Vaughn On the back of Bruce “Uncle Bubba” Axelrod’s shirt reads a Cesar Chavez quote: “The people who … more
Aric Hay (pictured left) and Bob St. Mane (pictured right in baseball cap) are partners in an entrepreneurial effort. They recently donated 500 “Southside Strong” T-shirts to business owners … more
Local attorney Eva Wailes has been talking with her 11- and 14-year-old sons about his death, and how to push back against racism, bullying, injustice, and unfairness when they see it. She said, … more
Following is a list of fundraisers in the neighborhood. The initial estimate from the Longfellow Community Council is that 31 buildings have been completely destroyed, including 3 major grocery … more
by Margie O'Loughlin "I’m grateful that the church next door is helping people get back on their feet," said John Riggins, who lives at Trinity on Lake Apartments.[/caption] John Riggins grew up in … more
Protestors started at the site where George Floyd was murdered (Chicago and 38th), walked down 38th, Hiawatha and Minnehaha, and ended at the 3rd Precinct at Minnehaha and Lake on Tuesday night, May … more
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