Articles By: Ashley Pederson

Park Board to close Hiawatha Golf Course

BY ED FELIEN According to a memorandum sent out June 8: “MPRB staff has considered the potential of a 9-hole golf course, but has determined 9-hole golf is not financially viable at this course. As a result, the options for use of the property in a reduced pumping scenario no longer include golf in an 18-hole or 9-hole configuration.” “At […]

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The Co-op way of business

BY DEBRA KEEFER RAMAGE When Sean Doyle, general manager of Seward Co-op, gets me on the phone, he agrees with me that Seward Co-op is currently the biggest news item on Franklin Avenue. It all happened very quickly, with little warning, so the board and managers have understandably been busy, managing their message. On June 7, co-op staff, union representatives […]

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Jungle’s ‘Fly By Night’is Broadway-quality musical

BY ADAM MICHAEL SCHENCK Coolly and calmly Sarah Rasmussen strides amongst the opening night crowd at the Jungle Theater. She directs “Fly By Night” and organizes the operation of the Jungle as its artistic director. When she speaks to introduce the show, Sarah utters not a single “umm” and speaks fluidly, and forgoes asking for donations—the product on the stage […]

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Fly By Night will capture your heart

BY ELAINE KLAASSEN I wouldn’t go so far as to say that I HATE musicals, but they are definitely not my favorite genre. I’ve heard a lot of people say they don’t much care for musicals, so for that crowd I’d say, “Go see ‘Fly By Night’ at the Jungle Theatre.  You won’t mind at all that it’s a musical.” […]

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For mayor, Ray Dehn

BY ED FELIEN The Our Revolution Twin Cities membership meeting on Sunday, May 21, endorsed Ray Dehn for mayor of Minneapolis. They sent out a lengthy questionnaire to all candidates seeking the Our Revolution endorsement.  One of the questions asked was: “What are your top three priorities once elected?” Ray Dehn replied:  “1) Police reform—we must demilitarize our police department, […]

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The Beloved Community

BY ED FELIEN There is a hunger in all of us for community. The impulse is older than human understanding. We long to be part of the tribe, to feel the comfort, to know the security, to be part of something bigger than ourselves. We were family, then clan, then tribe, then town, then city. Love is the lesson of Jesus. Love your neighbor. […]

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Power in a union: Twin Cities DSA stands with AT&T strike

BY NICK REA On Friday, May 19, Communications Workers of America (CWA) announced that negotiations had broken down with AT&T Mobility after management failed to provide their workers with a contract with fair wage increases and adequate healthcare protections. In response, and in an era when hand-wringing over the state of organized labor is at an all-time high, CWA decided […]

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“Deja vu all over again”

BY TONY BOUZA “Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” — George Santayana Metempsychosis—the Buddist theory of transmigration of spirit-lives.  The spirit of Charles Stenvig (remember him?) has landed on Chief Janee Harteau.  How deliciously ironic. In 1980 I was hired to exorcise the spirit of Stenvig over the Minneapolis Police Department. He had created a […]

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QUEEN OF CUISINE: Talk of the town

BY CARLA WALDEMAR Town Talk 2707 E. Lake St. 612-353-5398 towntalkmpls.com Farm to fork. Old news, right? These days, that credo has become table stakes (thank goodness) in restaurant kitchens. Freezers are for ice cream, not broccoli or fish. Yet it’s embraced at Town Talk, the rejuvenated East Lake Street diner, like a fresh manifesto in staff’s eyes and patrons’ […]

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CONFESSIONS OF AN UNREPENTANT MAOIST: Hundred Flowers, 1970 (continued): Epilogue

BY ED FELIEN I was fried—mentally and psychologically exhausted.  I needed to get away, and I wanted to go out and see Jimmy again.  So, I told everybody I was taking a week off, and I hitchhiked out to Massachusetts.  Jimmy was great.  Pontificating like an apostate pope.  Talking about Nixon “with the thinly disguised swastika in the middle of […]

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