Articles By: Ashley Pederson

SCABA Car Show is annual hit

The South Chicago Avenue Business Alliance (“SCABA”) will host its 8th Annual Classic Car Show on Sunday, June 11, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.at the intersection of 48th Street and Chicago Avenue in South Minneapolis. The show is a highlight of the year!! As in other years, the car show will feature a wide variety of classic cars […]

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46th and 34th Ave pick up speed

BY STEPHANIE FOX For a couple of generations, the Sunrise Inn sat at the corner of 34th Avenue and 46th Street in the East Nokomis neighborhood of South Minneapolis. The next-to-the last of the 3.2 dive bars in the Twin Cities was the place where neighbors would drop in for a cold one, a famous burger basket or a grilled […]

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Our Revolution Minnesota report

BY ED FELIEN Our Revolution is shaking the foundations of City Hall. So far, they have challenged three incumbents and beat one for the DFL endorsement and fought two other incumbents to a draw with no DFL endorsement. Jeremiah Ellison beat Blong Yang for the DFL endorsement in the 5th Ward, and Phillipe Cunningham forced a no endorsement against City Council […]

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What’s happening in Syria

BY ED FELIEN On April 4 the Syrian Air Force attacked an ISIS warehouse in Idlib, Syria. Trump says the Syrian Air Force used poison gas in the attack. The Syrians claim the bombs targeted an ammunition warehouse, and the warehouse contained poison gas. The Russians say there should be an impartial international investigation to determine the facts. In retaliation for the Syrian […]

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From inside the Cano Camp

BY DAVID TILSEN I decided to help Alondra Cano in her re-election campaign this year because she stepped up when I asked her to help with the Dakota Access Pipeline effort.  I tend to be in solidarity with people who are in solidarity with me, and Council Member Cano has shown herself to be a trustworthy leader and ally.  It […]

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6th Ward Convention this Saturday

BY GAIL RAJALA HAYDEN The 6th Ward race for City Council promises to be a lively and interesting competition for the hearts and minds of South Minneapolis 6th Ward voters. Indeed, the caucusing at the precinct level on April 4 was large enough to require the fire department to close the building because of overcrowding. The 6th Ward candidate forum […]

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POWDERHORN BIRDWATCH: Beloved avian creatures surround us

BY JOHN KARRIGAN “Spring is sprung The grass is riz I wonder where the birdie is…” The famous children’s song lyrics have been running through my head lately, especially on the recent sunny spring-like weekends. I do wonder where the “birdie is,” as I’ve repeatedly opined in recent columns about the lack of small birds in the park. The park […]

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Twin Cities DSA updates and plans

BY DEBRA KEEFER RAMAGE On Sunday, April 23, DSA had its largest membership meeting ever, with over 50 attendees, the large majority of whom were DSA members. (Non-members are welcome to attend and volunteer, but cannot vote.) At this meeting, plans were made to widen and continue our involvement in local politics as advocates for progressive candidates and policies with […]

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More than 50 years of hope for South Minneapolis

BY STEPHANIE FOX Sabathani Community Center has been part of the local community for 51 years, so there are very few people living in South Minneapolis who don’t recognize the large brown brick building at the heart of the economically edgy Bryant neighborhood. Located at 310 E. 38th St., Sabathani began in 1966 as a project of the Sabathani Baptist […]

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