Category: News

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 not be falling, but with Trump in the White House […]

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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 Taliban insurgents. He’s going to do it in stages. Region […]

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Retro, re-purposed and re-loved is the theme of Minne-Mile’s vintage neighborhood

BY STEPHANIE FOX Shopping for bargains in the 21st century has become chic instead of cheap. Thrift stores used to be cramped and grimy. No longer.  People are heading to them in droves, now that everybody knows reuse and recycle are friendly to the environment. There’s even a new term for vintage shopper—“recessionistas,” describing someone modern and stylish, college educated, […]

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Revolutionary tide sweeps incumbents out of City Hall

BY ED FELIEN Our Revolution (OR), the young radicals from the Bernie Sanders campaign, has dug in and is determined to sweep conservative Democrats and the Northside Machine out of City Hall. In Ward 1 OR endorsed Jill Pessenda, led on all ballots, and ended up with 51% before the convention adjourned without an endorsement. Ward 2: Incumbent Green Party […]

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Planning for the future of Hiawatha Golf Course

BY STEPHANIE FOX Since 2014, when a series of torrential rains flooded much of the once popular 18-hole Hiawatha Golf Course in South Minneapolis, the Park Board has been weighing options for how to deal with the situation. Currently, the city is pumping 242 million gallons of ground water and 64 million gallons of storm water into Lake Hiawatha from […]

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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 the wall when interesting little events were taking place. One example […]

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CONFESSIONS OF AN UNREPENTANT MAOIST: Hundred Flowers, 1970 (continued): The Crack Up

BY ED FELIEN There were tensions in our collective between me and the younger members. When we got news about the details of Che Gueverra’s death and the role of the CIA in locating him, we all dropped acid, and I remember standing on top of a table, shaking my fist at the ceiling saying, “We’ll make them pay for […]

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FROM WHERE I STAND: Trump’s proposed budget would slash EPA

BY POLLY MANN According to President Trump the arms budget of this country is going to be increased. He believes that our security depends upon our being the very best armed nation in the world. Therefore, he is proposing to increase our stock of weapons, airplanes, tanks, etc. In order to do this he has to find the money from […]

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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. When I finally focused on the tiny neon sign that […]

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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 in office, April 29. The march was organized in response […]

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