Category: News

Minnehaha Parkway Detour

The E Minnehaha Parkway Resurfacing Project, from 27th Ave. to 38th Ave., will begin Aug. 12. The westbound portion will begin after the eastbound is substantially complete. The intersections at 38th Ave. S. and 39th Ave. S. will remain open to traffic. It will last approximately seven weeks. Detours and full road closures will be in place.

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Treehouse a staple of the Twin Cities

BY DEB RAMAGE It smells like the 1980s: a   little bit stale tobacco smoke, a little bit unwashed dog. This is appropriate, I guess, because this same record    store with a different name (Oarfolkjokeopus, a very different name) was the high tide point of the Minneapolis music scene  during a time when the Minneapolis music scene was the high tide […]

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Fancy Ray and the Hosmer Library Talent Show

BY DWIGHT HOBBES It’s hard to find a more authentic cross section of South Minneapolis’ cultural diversity in one place at one time than the annual Hosmer Library Talent Show, which this month enjoyed its 16th year.  This is not, by the way, a contest where you come to try and finish first or at the very least second or […]

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War and more war

BY ED FELIEN As of the first of July, 750 “advisers” are going back into Iraq to help stop ISIS from advancing on Baghdad.  The New York Times reported June 26 that more than 1,000 private security guards will go to Iraq to protect those advisers.  That’s in addition to the 600 military already in Iraq to protect our embassy […]

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Powderhorn Birdwatch “The mysterious ways of birds and men”

BY JOHN KARRIGAN The weather has not been as odd as many other months lately so I guess I will have to write about something else, like the Miracle of Birth. Oh, I could do that! On July 2, I saw a moderate sized Painted Turtle laying eggs near the north lakeshore. On at least a couple of other occasions […]

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Kim Carrier highlights and moonlights

Kim Carrier of Hairesy Salon, 3749 Bloomington Ave., has a part-time hobby and a full-time devotion.  She has founded The Pet Project to supply dog food to food shelves so that hungry people won’t have to choose between feeding themselves and feeding their dogs.  It is estimated that it costs between $400 and $700 a year to feed and take […]

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Bringing the community back to movie renting

BY TAMAR MYERS It’s strange to have rows of sleek DVD cases be an object of nostalgia, but for those who haven’t set foot in a video rental store for years, visiting The Movies on 35th Street is almost like returning to a simpler time. It’s exactly like the video store you remember: A muted video plays on the corner […]

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Could there be a simple solution?

BY ELAINE KLAASSEN At a service organized in Milwaukee by the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee, as reported by Annysa Johnson in the Milwakee Journal Sentinal (July 17), “worshippers sang ‘Donna Nobis Pacem,’ or ‘Grant us Peace’ in Latin, Hebrew and Arabic. And Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh and Unitarian clergy offered their prayers and insights into what it means to […]

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Letter to the Editor “Hennepin County judicial seats 43 and 61 need to be filled”

Thanks for this thoughtful discussion of the importance of the primary elections [Southside Pride July Riverside edition]. I would just add one thing: There are also two judicial seats on the primary ballot in Hennepin County. I am Brian Hagerty, and I am one of seven candidates running for seat 43 (being vacated by Janet Poston); there are five candidates […]

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What is at stake in the primary election Aug. 12?

BY ED FELIEN “Ho-hum, a primary election.” “Who cares?” “Why should I even bother to go out and vote on Aug. 12?  Mark Dayton and Al Franken are virtually unopposed.  What’s the big deal?” Of course, if you live in the West Bank/Riverside Park area you know this election could spell the end of the political career of long- time […]

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