Al Again in November

We need to convince Al Franken to run for re-election to his seat in the November special election. He is eligible and neither his resignation nor the allegations that precede his re-election to that seat will allow the Senate to exclude him from representing the good people of Minnesota, should…

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Our Revolution City Council priorities

At its Dec. 2 General Membership Meeting, Our Revolution Twin Cities agreed to six priorities for the new City Council: 1. Policing: Make $50 million of the police budget contingent on them voluntarily adopting a civilian review board to review cases of misconduct whose recommendations would be implemented in every…

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Sanctuary concert

Anti-Islamic, anti-refugee and anti-immigrant sentiment is out of control. Massive deportations and ICE raids continue. The federal government is planning to build a new immigrant detention center in Minnesota. Against this backdrop, the One Voice Mixed Chorus, Minnesota’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allies chorus, has created “Sanctuary,” a concert…

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Take down the dam/weir!

There is a dam/weir blocking the outlet to Lake Nokomis. This has caused the water table in the neighborhood to rise. The dam/weir was built in 1964. South Minneapolis mythology has it that Vice President Humphrey had the U.S. Corps of Engineers build the dam/weir to hold back the water…

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Our Revolution City Council priorities

At its Dec. 2 General Membership Meeting, Our Revolution Twin Cities agreed to six priorities for the new City Council: 1. Policing: Make $50 million of the police budget contingent on them voluntarily adopting a civilian review board to review cases of misconduct whose recommendations would be implemented in every…

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Ventura Village never gives up

BY GAIL RAJALA HAYDEN I’ve been attending the Ventura Village Neighborhood Community monthly meetings in the Phillips neighborhood off and on for nearly 20 years. At the most recent meeting, on May 10, some of the same people were present, serving as volunteer leaders, just as they had been in…

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