Category: Riverside

FROM WHERE I STAND: Arms manufacturing leads to war

BY POLLY MANN I just finished reading a long article about Prime Minister Abe of Japan, who is seeking to overturn Japan’s policy of nonviolence foisted upon it as a result of the settlement at the end of World War II. Why, why, I thought, would he want to do this? There are several answers. One important one is that […]

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Good-bye to the back nine

BY ED FELIEN The Park Board will hold a final public meeting on July 20 at Nokomis Community Center to decide what should be done with Hiawatha Golf Course.  Currently the Park Board is pumping millions of gallons of water from the golf course into Lake Hiawatha. Of course this water then returns through the water table back to the Golf […]

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Gateway to Richfield? Or Gateway to the Future?

BY DEBRA KEEFER RAMAGE In May of 2000, the Nicollet Avenue Task Force published its official report, laying out its plans to guide the “Revitalization” of Nicollet Avenue, or “Minneapolis’ Main Street,” as the report referred to it in the subtitle. Looking back from our vantage point of 17 years later, it seems the task force, or those nudged in […]

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More war in Afghanistan

BY ED FELIEN Trump is taking the leash off his pitbull. McMaster, the Bush architect of the first failed surge in Afghanistan, has his chance to do it all over again. He’s got a plan to add 3,000 to 5,000 more troops to forces in Afghanistan to settle down the Taliban insurgents. He’s going to do it in stages. Region […]

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LETTER 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 the skies are getting darker and darker by the […]

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Theatre in the Round’s “Private Lives”: Inside the relationship

BY ADAM MICHAEL SCHENCK “They must be so happy together,” he said. “Well, we’re not inside the relationship,” she responded. While my dialogue may not match the wit from Noël Coward in his 1930 comedy of manners “Private Lives,” the phrase “inside the relationship” probably hits home for many of us. We can’t see into others’ relationships and they can’t […]

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‘Pike St.’ by Nilaja Sun sets new standard for the solo show

BY ADAM MICHAEL SCHENCK One can’t help it: The one-actor show invites our derision. Live theater already carries with it a tincture of self-indulgence, and unlike a memoir, where the reader has the choice to put aside the book, one can’t politely walk out of a small room with a stage. The audience finds itself at the mercy of the […]

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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. 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 candidate Cam […]

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For mayor, Ray Dehn

BY ED FELIEN The Our Revolution Twin Cities membership meeting on Sunday, May 21, endorsed Ray Dehn for mayor of Minneapolis. They sent out a lengthy questionnaire to all candidates seeking the Our Revolution endorsement.  One of the questions asked was: “What are your top three priorities once elected?” Ray Dehn replied:  “1) Police reform—we must demilitarize our police department, […]

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Action Auto’s crew puts service ahead of profits

BY STEPHANIE FOX Auto repair shop Action Auto, at 24th Avenue and 38th Street, has been part of the local South Minneapolis Bancroft and Corcoran communities for 42 years, serving loyal customers from the surrounding neighborhoods. About four years ago, owner Kurt Spohn decided it was time to give back to the community. The small car repair shop is a […]

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