Category: News

Syria, sarin gas, Mint Press and false flags

BY ED FELIEN The Washington Post noted on April 16 that “Syria’s opposition fighters have been supplied with U.S.-made anti-tank missiles, the first time a major American weapons system has appeared in rebel hands. It is unclear how the rebels obtained the wire-guided missiles, which are capable of penetrating heavy armor and fortifications and are standard in the U.S. military […]

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The story of MayDay – 39 inevitable miracles

BY DEBORAH KEEFER RAMAGE Is the MayDay Parade and Ceremony an unlikely miracle, or is it inevitable that something like this would emerge from this particular community? Most of the people I asked this replied with some variation of “a little bit of both!” On the one hand, it’s unique, and so powerful compared to the perceived resource and power […]

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Queen of Cuisine “Falling Star”

BY ED FELIEN AND CARLA WALDEMAR When someone’s dream dies, it diminishes all of us. Margaret Chamberlain’s dream of Bread Star Rising is dead. We were so excited about the idea of artisan bread baked right here in the neighborhood that we sent ace gourmet and Queen of Cuisine Carla Waldemar down to interview her. Here’s what she wrote: Margaret […]

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Charley’s Garden “Suggestions for annihilating gloom”

BY CHARLEY UNDERWOOD It may seem strange to talk about depression in a gardening column, but it really has been a hard winter. As I write this, the snow is finally receding into dirty roadside sculptures and melting into street lakes nearly large enough to have names. We may actually have spring at last, but it has been a long, […]

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Andrew Johnson’s first 100 (and a bit) days

BY DEBRA KEEFER RAMAGE Andrew Johnson is the youngest member of the Minneapolis City Council at only 29 years of age. (“Also the only single one,” he reminds me to mention.) One of seven (of 13) CMs newly elected in November 2013, he is also one of the ones most likely to succeed Gary Schiff in being the leftward pull […]

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Potholes and paving projects

BY ED FELIEN According to Mike Kennedy, the city’s director of the Transportation Maintenance and Repair Division, residents in the southwest and Lake Nokomis areas of the city call in with more complaints than anywhere else. But, the StarTribune reported, “He doesn’t believe their streets have more potholes than other parts of the city.” Even if a city crew gets […]

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Neighborhood Roundup: Organics recycling in HPDL is here! NENA annual meeting

Attention Hale, Page and Diamond Lake residents: Recycle organics beginning on Earth Day, Saturday, April 26, from 9:30 to noon at Pearl Park. Bring all your compostables like fruit and veggie scraps, meat and dairy, and paper products like napkins, pizza boxes and much more. Volunteer monitors will be on hand to answer your questions and help ensure the first […]

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Ms Piff presents the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

It must be almost spring because here comes Ms Piff (the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival). From April 3 to 19 there will be 200 films shown from all over the globe. The Film Society has been showing other than mainstream films since 1962.  All films are at St. Anthony Main except where noted. To see the full list […]

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Raina’s Wellness “50 Years of Anti-Tobacco”

BY RAINA GOLDSTEIN BUNNAG This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Surgeon General’s Report on the harmful effects of cigarette smoking. This landmark report was the first of its kind to present a clear causal relationship between smoking and lung cancer. This set the foundation for what would be one of the major public health successes in our […]

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At home in the neighborhood

BY DWIGHT HOBBES You can’t quite call it “God’s Little Acre,” but the tiny strip of Columbus Avenue South between 18th Street and Franklin Avenue is something of a heavenly oasis in the hellish landscape that has Chicago and Franklin at the hub, a clearing house of crack peddling and prostitution. Not that the occasional unsavory element doesn’t drift over. […]

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