Category: News

Our Revolution endorses candidates

BY LILY KEIRE, ORMN VOLUNTEER Our Revolution MN (ORMN) DFL endorsed candidates at the March 4th DFL State Central Committee meeting. By working to get progressive candidates in office at all levels of government, ORMN seeks to create a progressive Minnesota that works for ALL people. These candidates are progressives that ORMN can be proud to support! ORMN is a […]

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QUEEN OF CUISINE: Welcome Home

BY CARLA WALDEMAR Lake & Irving 1513 W. Lake St. 612-354-2453 www.lakeandirving.com “You Can’t Go Home Again,” the conflicted Thomas Wolfe entitled his final novel. Thank goodness brothers Chris and Andrew Ikeda paid no heed. The Minnesota-born  bros, Culinary Institute of America grads, earned their cooking chops in the fantasy climes of Hawaii, where Chris—who mans the kitchen here—cooked for […]

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CONFESSIONS OF AN UNREPENTANT MAOIST: Hundred Flowers, 1970 (continued) The power of the press

BY ED FELIEN We rented The Depot (the Greyhound Bus station downtown converted to a rock and roll night club) for a Sunday afternoon for a benefit for the Venceremos Brigade and the North Country Freedom Camp.  Spider John Koerner and other West Bank favorites played.  The Hundred Flowers Surf Jazz Band Orchestra played a set of my songs and […]

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Anti-war protest March 18: Stop the Endless U.S. Wars in the Middle East!

BY MICHAEL LIVINGSTON Soon after President Trump took office General John Nicholson, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, told Congress that the U.S. faces a stalemate and needs several thousand more troops (New York Times, 2/10/2017, p. A3).  The seemingly endless wars in the Middle East continue under Trump and the U.S. now has troops or covert operations in […]

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Lakewood Cemetery holds hidden treasures of art, architecture and history

BY STEPHANIE FOX Lakewood Cemetery is more than a final resting place. There is nothing strange or creepy about Lakewood. It is instead, a destination—a place of art, architecture and reflection. More like a quiet sculpture garden, it is for many visitors, a quiet place to escape the stress of the modern world and contemplate the meaning of life and […]

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Why should I go to my precinct caucus?

BY ED FELIEN A friend wrote on the Mpls Issues List that he’s discouraged about going to his precinct caucus: “Before, precinct caucuses were in the precincts or very close, but after the caucuses went consolidated, no longer could one walk to a caucus. One would have to drive and compete for the handful of parking spaces. So the DFL […]

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NENA plans to pretty us up!

BY STEPHANIE FOX At the February NENA board meeting, three new projects, designed to help residents beautify their neighborhood, were approved. Grants to improve curb appeal, matching grants to create butterfly and pollinator friendly boulevard strips and an expansion of the community garden at St. James Episcopal Church were given the go-ahead by the board, and in the next few […]

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Come McMasters of War

BY ED FELIEN Come you masters of war You that build all the guns You that build the death planes You that build the big bombs You that hide behind walls You that hide behind desks I just want you to know I can see through your masks   –Bob Dylan Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster is supposed to be a great […]

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Seward Cafe launches donation drive

BY CHARLOTTE COLANTTI The Seward Cafe first opened its doors in October 1974 as part of the new-wave co-op movement that took root in Minneapolis’ West Bank during the early ’70s. The young café started off with a worn jukebox and a simple menu of veggie and meat burgers, with PBR and Olympia on tap. Those early years were rocky […]

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FROM WHERE I STAND: U.S. leads in police killings

BY POLLY MANN The Guardian newspaper claims that it has compiled the most comprehensive database of U.S. police killing ever published. I think it can be assumed that this is as correct as any figures compiled by humans could possibly be. It’s quite shocking and I wish that this information could move the American public to do something about it […]

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