Category: Riverside

Gaza and Israel

BY ED FELIEN Gaza has been Arab since the dawn of civilization.  The city of Gaza was the home of the Philistines at the time of Moses.  It was an Egyptian city with an Egyptian religion and social customs.  According to the Torah the Arabs wouldn’t let the Jews pass through on their way to their Promised Land.  They made […]

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Jewish Community Council of Minnesota and Dakotas Response to: Gaza and Israel by Ed Felien

BY STEVE HUNEGS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR “Friends in need are friends indeed.  Here tonight, we are friends indeed.” It is worth recalling this exhortation by Governor Mark Dayton at last week’s Israel community gathering when reading Ed Felien’s recent column on the ongoing conflict between Israel, a liberal western democracy, and Hamas, a racist, misogynistic, homophobic and internationally recognized terrorist government. […]

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Lending discrimination report hits standstill in City Council committee

BY TAMAR MYERS Banks must release more data on Minneapolis mortgage loans in order to truly investigate alleged race-based discrimination in housing loans, a July 23 City Council committee meeting starkly revealed. University of Minnesota law professor Myron Orfield presented his report entitled “Twin Cities in Crisis: Unequal Treatment of Communities of Color in Mortgage Lending” to the Public Safety, […]

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Charley’s Garden “Sharing is key to survival”

BY CHARLEY UNDERWOOD As I read and write about food security issues, I often come across stuff by survivalists, or “preppers” as they are sometimes called.  They are a group of mostly individualists who store food, grow food and often have a lot more faith in guns and weaponry than I do.  When they write about permaculture food-plant groupings or […]

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Raina’s Wellness “Eating well at The Fair”

BY RAINA GOLDSTEIN BUNNAG The State Fair isn’t usually a place people go to eat a healthy meal.  When a quick search for “Minnesota State Fair” and “salad” delivered the result “Jell-O Salad Ice Cream,” I knew this article wouldn’t be easy to write.  Yet, I’m here to prove that it is possible to eat some delicious foods while still […]

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Queen of Cuisine “We cook what we love, and love what we cook”

BY CARLA WALDEMAR Blackbird 3800 Nicollet Ave. S. 612-823-479 www.blackbirdmpls.com Yes, once in a while, truth in advertising does prevail. Perhaps the Gold Standard is Blackbird cafe’s promise: “Our goal is to make Minneapolis yummier by offering a high quality meal at a good value.” And what they neglected to mention—or were too modest: the atmosphere and service are pretty […]

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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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