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What’s going to happen to Hiawatha Golf Course?

BY ED FELIEN Colorado-based golf consultant Jim Keegan gave a report to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) at its Feb. 12 meeting that got a lot of people’s attention. He said the major reason rounds were down at city courses was not because of cost—the costs are less…

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A pipe driven through the heart of Minnesota

BY PAULA FISCHER MN 350, the Sierra Club, Honor the Earth and others are fighting Enbridge Energy of Canada before the Public Utilities Commission on April 3. Enbridge seeks to increase its enormous oil transport system using its existing Alberta Clipper Pipeline through Minnesota, increasing the barrels per day of…

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Manifesto of the Farmer Labor Association, Part Two

BY ED FELIEN “We mean to establish a Cooperative Commonwealth.” What does that mean? And how do we get there? A Cooperative Commonwealth is simply the recognition that we all share responsibility for the health of our planet and the health of our brothers and sisters. We are the stewards…

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MPS wants to hear from you!

Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) is planning for the future and we invite you to share your input to help guide our work. FY15 Budget Planning Planning for the fiscal year 2015 (FY15) budget—which runs from July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015—has begun. We want to make sure that all…

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12th Ward council aide attacked

BY DEBRA KEEFER RAMAGE The events at the Brian Coyle Center, site of the Minneapolis 6th Ward, Precinct 3 caucus, are complex. For those who need a primer, the players are: Mohamud Noor, current Minneapolis school board member, candidate for State House seat 60B; Rep. Phyllis Kahn, 42-year incumbent to…

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New Walker Library ready to open, almost

BY ED FELIEN The new Walker Library should be ready to open sometime in April, some people say, which puts them ahead of schedule. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, like Persephone emerging from the cave and her long hibernation in the underworld, the new Walker Library will rise…

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Raina’s Wellness “Talking about Falling”

BY RAINA GOLDSTEIN BUNNAG Falling is a touchy subject. No one wants to admit that a fall is possible in their future. It’s also difficult to broach the topic with a parent or loved one. However, falling is a common occurrence as we age and is the leading cause of…

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6th Ward, Precinct 3 caucus to reconvene Feb. 19

BY ELLEN M. PERRAULT, COMMUNICATION DIRECTOR, MINNESOTA DFL The Minneapolis 6th Ward, Precinct 3 caucus that ended Feb. 4 before officially adjourning will reconvene Wednesday, Feb. 19. The original caucus was held at the Brian Coyle Community Center. Because of space constraints at Brian Coyle, where an overflow crowd at…

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Surviving the way-too-raucus caucus

BY DEBRA KEEFER RAMAGE The events at the Brian Coyle Center, site of the Minneapolis 6th Ward, Precinct 3 caucus, are complex. For those who need a primer, the players are: Mohamud Noor, current Minneapolis school board member, candidate for State House seat 60B; Rep. Phyllis Kahn, 42-year incumbent to…

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County gives up on burner increase – MPCA renews commitment to inciner-ation

BY LARA CRAMPTON-NORKUS, RN After almost five years of maneuvering by Hennepin County, Covanta, the Minneapolis Planning Department and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the Hennepin County Board voted yesterday to withdraw its proposal for a capacity increase from 1,000 tons to 1,212 tons per day at the 25-year-old Hennepin…

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Lake Nokomis Pavilion Improvements

FROM COUNCIL MEMBER ANDREW JOHNSON Soon, visitors to Lake Nokomis will get to enjoy some upgrades to the patio and covered seating area next to Sandcastle Concessions that the Minn-eapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) have planned. Sandcastle is located at 4955 W. Lake Nokomis Pkwy. in Lake Nokomis Park.…

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Caucusing with the DFL

BY DEBORAH KEEFER RAMAGE My precinct caucus last Tuesday was in the same place as the precinct caucus a year ago, which, because my precinct is (supposedly) massive compared to others in Ward 12, is also the same place as last year’s ward convention—the elegantly shabby auditorium of Roosevelt High…

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Manifesto of the Farmer Labor Association, Part One

BY ED FELIEN “Capitalism has failed and should be abolished!” “We mean to establish a Cooperative Commonwealth!” That’s the Preamble to the 1934 Farmer Labor Party Platform, and the party that believed in those principles went on to elect Floyd B. Olson governor and win a majority in the Minnesota…

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The Guantanamo Public Memory Project Exhibition

Many activists have stated that at the root of violence is the dehumanization of another human being. Although there are many, almost imperceptible ways to dehumanize another person, torture and indefinite detention carry dehumanization to the extreme limits. It is necessary for America to rethink Guantanamo. The Minnesota Council of…

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Vikings lawsuits summary

BY DAVID TILSEN For those who are confused, here is a quick summary of the various lawsuits to stop the stadium. In the Cohen, Woodruff, Ostrow lawsuit, they contended (correctly) that the stadium legislation requires the Vikings to pay for the parking ramp, and the city should not be selling…

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