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Update on Upper Terminal

A Southsider weighs in on the Upper Terminal Redevelopment BY ELINA KOLSTAD I recently found out about Minneapolis’ exciting opportunity to redevelop over 48 acres north of downtown at the site of the Northern Terminal on the Mississippi River. The city has approved a $200 million project proposal for the…

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Letter to Amy

BY TONY BOUZA (Publisher’s Note: I vigorously disagree with Tony Bouza’s analysis and my rebuttal follows.) The election for President begins in 2019—and that ain’t an optic. Trump—if he can survive to run (which I doubt) has no chance. Zilch. So, who should the Dems nominate? My secret choice is…

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Letter to Amy, Part Two

BY ED FELIEN Amy, you stand with the old guard, establishment wing of the Democratic Party. You are a deliberate centrist. You believe in bi-partisan cooperation. You went on the goodwill tour of Neo-Nazi battalions in Eastern Ukraine with John McCain and Lindsay Graham a couple of years ago just…

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We are fighting for the future we deserve

BY VANESSA ROMERO DEL CAMPO Four years ago I moved here from Mexico with my family and four friends. When we arrived, everything was new and foreign. We didn’t know where to go or how to start our lives over. But we found this apartment. I liked it because the…

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Minneapolis 2040, the toxic greenwashing of a city: ‘Climate Change is NOW’

BY ELINA KOLSTAD The Minneapolis 2040 Plan is not just an example of greenwashing, its advocates have also created a toxic atmosphere in our city which negatively impacts future efforts to achieve true climate justice. Polar Vortex, Atmospheric River … as our climate changes so does our language. We have…

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Summer camps and programs, Twin Cities and beyond

BY DEBRA KEEFER RAMAGE It’s hard to believe but summer is not that far away if you have a kid who needs enrichment, extra tutelage or a grand new experience. The Twin Cities offers a dizzying array of offerings and if you expand your search to outstate camps and events,…

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THE DISH: A review of Tiny Diner and a Kale Salad Recipe

BY DEBRA KEEFER RAMAGE Tiny Diner 1024 E. 38th St. Minneapolis This is my relationship with the restaurant “empire” of Kim Bartmann—it started way before I had ever heard of her. In 1992, my teenage daughter came back to live with me for her last year of high school. That…

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Spirit and Conscience Love for the Earth

Love for the Earth BY ELAINE KLAASSEN Since all the great romantic loves of my life are now either married, dead, or sainted hermits, I decided on Valentine’s Day that my last great love affair will be with the Earth. As my good luck would have it, there was a…

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Twin Cities Food Justice, local organization saving more than just food

BY AUTUMN CHMIELEWSKI, MHA, MA Good nutrition is a critical part of overall health. The food we eat provides the fuel for our minds and bodies affecting how we think and feel. The importance of good nutrition is highlighted in March through the recognition of National Nutrition Month. This month-long…

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Response to Tony Bouza’s “The Jews” Commentary Published Jan. 21, 2019

Yes, this got our attention. The title, alone, was enough, but it appeared above the fold in the print version. As we read, the distortions from beginning to end it demanded response. Clearly this is just the reaction that Southside Pride had in mind and we are glad to oblige.…

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Saturday, February 23: Coordinated day of local actions against U.S. intervention in Venezuela

BY ALAN DALE Twin Cities area peace and anti-war groups are organizing a Minneapolis protest on Saturday, Feb. 23, as part of a day of local actions around the U.S. opposing U.S. intervention in Venezuela. The Minneapolis event will gather on Feb. 23 at 1 p.m. at Hennepin & Lagoon…

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The secret language of lovers

BY DEBRA KEEFER RAMAGE How did clandestine lovers communicate in the days before email, cell phones and Skype? Well, not surprisingly, it wasn’t easy. And just like today, when even encryption will fail if you don’t use it right, sometimes things didn’t work out so well. Take Romeo and Juliet,…

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Beaten dog inspires kindness

BY ELAINE KLAASSEN A friend’s beaten dog inspired the kindness of Southside Pride’s IT support person. Celia Wirth and her husband, Ron Wirth, are friends with a senior citizen, Gemma Barry,  who lives a few blocks from the restaurant/bar where Ron is a brewer, Roma in Mahtomedi (50 beers on…

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St. Peter’s AME cares about your heart

BY AUTUMN CHMIELEWSKI, MHA, MA The month of February often brings to mind oversized chocolate boxes and construction paper cards. But Valentine’s hearts aren’t the only ones taking center stage this month. February is also American Heart Month. The designation was first made by President Lyndon B. Johnson in the…

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