Political Travelogue: Reflections on France

BY ADAM MICHAEL SCHENCK Much truth lies in overheard speech, depending on one’s interpretation. “We are lucky,” I heard a woman say, “because here in America we have freedom.” I recently had the good fortune to visit France on vacation for 10 days. My spouse and writing partner had longed…

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Protection of free thought is essential to our freedom Friends, I believe we are a nation in crisis and although it may not look like it from where you sit, we will all pay a steep price if we continue to ignore the signs and remain silent. The sky may…

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More war in Afghanistan

BY ED FELIEN Trump is taking the leash off his pitbull. McMaster, the Bush architect of the first failed surge in Afghanistan, has his chance to do it all over again. He’s got a plan to add 3,000 to 5,000 more troops to forces in Afghanistan to settle down the…

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Gay rights and history

BY TONY BOUZA History is a funny place. It is said to be written by winners. I’m not so sure. I wonder if it isn’t the province of scribblers. In any case it is too frequently a distortion. Over a very long career I was really lucky to have been a fly on…

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QUEEN OF CUISINE: Hidden treasure

BY CARLA WALDEMAR India Palace 2546 Hennepin Ave. S. 612-377-5000 www.indiapalacemn.com There it was, hiding in plain sight. I’d passed the tiny strip mall almost daily enroute to the supermarket, the pharmacy, the coffee shop, but paid no attention to the new tenant (Nail salon? Yoga studio? Whatever). Silly me.…

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March against Climate Change

BY LARA NORKUS-CRAMPTON Over 200,000 citizens, environmentalist organizations, and union members from all over the country weathered mid-90-degree temps to join the March for Climate, Jobs, and Justice in Washington, D.C. Many other sister marches took place in cities all over the U.S. and world on President Trump’s 100th day…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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