Articles By: Ashley Pederson

Connections Gallery

In collaboration with Forecast Public Art and artist Randy Walker, Roosevelt High School has been working on the “Connections Gallery,” an art installation and permanent structure in front of the school with changeable components that Roosevelt students and the community can enjoy and use.  The Connections Gallery will be dedicated on Aug. 20 at 5:45 p.m. at Roosevelt High School […]

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Forum on Affordable Housing August 27

BY ED FELIEN The Minneapolis Commission on Civil Rights will host a public forum on affordable housing at Pillsbury House on Wednesday, Aug. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. Nekima Levy-Pounds, Professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, will moderate the event, and one of the members of the panel will be Myron Orfield of the Institute […]

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LOLA ART CRAWL AUGUST 23–24

The League of Longfellow Artists (LoLa) invites the public into artists’ home studios and backyards, as well as neighborhood cafés, bars and shops, to showcase the wide range of fine arts and practical crafts made by artists and artisans of the greater Longfellow community of South Minneapolis. The sixth annual self-guided tour takes place the weekend of Aug. 23–24, 10 […]

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With God on our Side: the theology of Zionism

BY ED FELIEN If you believe the Bible is the word of God.  And if you believe God spoke to the Jews, then you also believe: Deuteronomy 7: 6 For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon […]

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A story of faith, justice and retail success

BY DEBRA KEEFER RAMAGE On St. Paul’s Grand Avenue, along a route noted for upscale markets, high concepts and trendy boutiques, is a store that so easily holds its own, you would never suspect its secret. Despite being a model of retail excellence, this store and others in its chain are non-profit, and it had extremely humble and almost anti-capitalist […]

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Gaza and Israel

BY ED FELIEN Gaza has been Arab since the dawn of civilization.  The city of Gaza was the home of the Philistines at the time of Moses.  It was an Egyptian city with an Egyptian religion and social customs.  According to the Torah the Arabs wouldn’t let the Jews pass through on their way to their Promised Land.  They made […]

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Jewish Community Council of Minnesota and Dakotas Response to: Gaza and Israel by Ed Felien

BY STEVE HUNEGS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR “Friends in need are friends indeed.  Here tonight, we are friends indeed.” It is worth recalling this exhortation by Governor Mark Dayton at last week’s Israel community gathering when reading Ed Felien’s recent column on the ongoing conflict between Israel, a liberal western democracy, and Hamas, a racist, misogynistic, homophobic and internationally recognized terrorist government. […]

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Lending discrimination report hits standstill in City Council committee

BY TAMAR MYERS Banks must release more data on Minneapolis mortgage loans in order to truly investigate alleged race-based discrimination in housing loans, a July 23 City Council committee meeting starkly revealed. University of Minnesota law professor Myron Orfield presented his report entitled “Twin Cities in Crisis: Unequal Treatment of Communities of Color in Mortgage Lending” to the Public Safety, […]

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Charley’s Garden “Sharing is key to survival”

BY CHARLEY UNDERWOOD As I read and write about food security issues, I often come across stuff by survivalists, or “preppers” as they are sometimes called.  They are a group of mostly individualists who store food, grow food and often have a lot more faith in guns and weaponry than I do.  When they write about permaculture food-plant groupings or […]

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Raina’s Wellness “Eating well at The Fair”

BY RAINA GOLDSTEIN BUNNAG The State Fair isn’t usually a place people go to eat a healthy meal.  When a quick search for “Minnesota State Fair” and “salad” delivered the result “Jell-O Salad Ice Cream,” I knew this article wouldn’t be easy to write.  Yet, I’m here to prove that it is possible to eat some delicious foods while still […]

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