Category: Nokomis

POWDERHORN BIRDWATCH: Big birds, small birds, the usual and the unique

BY JOHN KARRIGAN White-throated Sparrows were among the regulars in the backyard birds for the first third of May.  This is unusual in the backyard though they (White-throats) are fairly common in the park most summers. The rest of the back (and front) yard is going quite normally, with lots of American Goldfinches, House Finches, Northern Cardinals, Black-capped Chickadees, Downy […]

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Alondra Cano endorsed in the 9th Ward

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 trying to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. I tend to be in solidarity with people who are in solidarity with me, and Council Member Cano has shown herself to be a trustworthy leader and ally. […]

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Reverie – It’s going away, but it’s coming back

BY DEBRA KEEFER RAMAGE Kirstin Wiegmann lights up when she talks about the cafe, bar and music venue Reverie that she and her partner, Jeff Therkelsen, co-own and run. And it’s good to love the work you do, to have a dream, to share a dream, and to make it come true. That seems to be the story behind Reverie, […]

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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 1998. They were every bit as welcoming. The same diversity […]

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Pirate on Patrol

BY C J 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 don’t have the money to hire a private security […]

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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 for the trip, as she is a fluent speaker of […]

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

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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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