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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Pirate on Patrol

BY CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW [Editor’s Note:  Southside Pride has been concerned about safety on Lake Street. We feel there is a need for some kind of foot patrol to talk to people who walk and work on the Street and who live in the neighborhood and find out what’s happening. We…

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Ms Piff turns 36 in 2017

It’s here.  Thank God and Goddesses, it’s spring! Two things mean spring in Minneapolis: The film festival and Mayday. The 36th Annual Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival (Ms Piff to those of us who care), April 13-29, will be bringing us 350+ new films from more than 70 countries.…

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Who went to the precinct caucuses?

BY ED FELIEN Who went? Almost everybody. They had double the turnout they expected in the 6th Ward. The Fire Department came and said it was unsafe for so many in the room. Capacity was 450. They had twice that number.  So they had to meet outside in the soccer field. Tiffini…

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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…

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QUEEN OF CUISINE: Clubhouse deluxe

BY CARLA WALDEMAR The Kenwood 2115 W. 21st St. at W. Lake of the Isles Pkwy 612-377-3695 www.thekenwoodrestaurant.com Call it the Kenwood Arts District: On a single block on 21st Street at Kenwood Avenue reside an art gallery, indie bookstore and cult restaurant, the Kenwood. And from the looks of…

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