Category: Nokomis

6th Ward, Precinct 3 caucus to reconvene Feb. 19

BY ELLEN M. PERRAULT, COMMUNICATION DIRECTOR, MINNESOTA DFL The Minneapolis 6th Ward, Precinct 3 caucus that ended Feb. 4 before officially adjourning will reconvene Wednesday, Feb. 19. The original caucus was held at the Brian Coyle Community Center. Because of space constraints at Brian Coyle, where an overflow crowd at the Feb. 4 event filled the building to capacity, and […]

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Surviving the way-too-raucus caucus

BY DEBRA KEEFER RAMAGE The events at the Brian Coyle Center, site of the Minneapolis 6th Ward, Precinct 3 caucus, are complex. For those who need a primer, the players are: Mohamud Noor, current Minneapolis school board member, candidate for State House seat 60B; Rep. Phyllis Kahn, 42-year incumbent to the State House, currently running for endorsement for her current […]

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County gives up on burner increase – MPCA renews commitment to inciner-ation

BY LARA CRAMPTON-NORKUS, RN After almost five years of maneuvering by Hennepin County, Covanta, the Minneapolis Planning Department and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the Hennepin County Board voted yesterday to withdraw its proposal for a capacity increase from 1,000 tons to 1,212 tons per day at the 25-year-old Hennepin Energy Recovery Center (HERC) (the Garbage Burner). The resolution was […]

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Lake Nokomis Pavilion Improvements

FROM COUNCIL MEMBER ANDREW JOHNSON Soon, visitors to Lake Nokomis will get to enjoy some upgrades to the patio and covered seating area next to Sandcastle Concessions that the Minn-eapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) have planned. Sandcastle is located at 4955 W. Lake Nokomis Pkwy. in Lake Nokomis Park. The improvements are mainly being done to provide a patio […]

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Caucusing with the DFL

BY DEBORAH KEEFER RAMAGE My precinct caucus last Tuesday was in the same place as the precinct caucus a year ago, which, because my precinct is (supposedly) massive compared to others in Ward 12, is also the same place as last year’s ward convention—the elegantly shabby auditorium of Roosevelt High School. Attendance was a bit over 30, and our delegate […]

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Manifesto of the Farmer Labor Association, Part One

BY ED FELIEN “Capitalism has failed and should be abolished!” “We mean to establish a Cooperative Commonwealth!” That’s the Preamble to the 1934 Farmer Labor Party Platform, and the party that believed in those principles went on to elect Floyd B. Olson governor and win a majority in the Minnesota State House of Representatives. Do those ideas have any resonance […]

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The Guantanamo Public Memory Project Exhibition

Many activists have stated that at the root of violence is the dehumanization of another human being. Although there are many, almost imperceptible ways to dehumanize another person, torture and indefinite detention carry dehumanization to the extreme limits. It is necessary for America to rethink Guantanamo. The Minnesota Council of Churches’ newsletter states: “For many faith-based activists, Guantanamo Bay represents […]

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Vikings lawsuits summary

BY DAVID TILSEN For those who are confused, here is a quick summary of the various lawsuits to stop the stadium. In the Cohen, Woodruff, Ostrow lawsuit, they contended (correctly) that the stadium legislation requires the Vikings to pay for the parking ramp, and the city should not be selling bonds to pay for it. The city has violated both […]

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Queen of Cuisine “Lurking on Loring”

Y CARLA WALDEMAR Lurcat 1624 Harmon Place 612-486-5500 www.cafelurcat.com “Choose a place,” my companion from out of town directed: “downtown, or close by; good food and wine lists; unobtrusive service; and quiet enough for conversation.” Oh, and bonus points for a lovely, relaxed setting and a photo-op view. The pressure was on. She was not only from out of town, […]

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Charley’s Garden “Preparing peacefully for the worst”

BY CHARLEY UNDERWOOD You may have a relative like mine. We disagree about almost everything: foreign policy, stadium spending, military budgets, the role of government. It may not surprise you to discover that we really like and respect each other, but you might be startled how much we agree. He is something of a hunter/libertarian with a lot of guns, […]

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