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On the porch and in tune with Chastity Brown

BY RICHARD TAYLOR Your correspondent has the good fortune to live upstairs from singer-songwriter Chastity Brown.  We met recently for an interview. SSP: Why do you make music? Well, it’s been a compulsion from childhood.  I come from a musical family.  My father played the piano, trombone, and sang, and…

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With God on our Side: the theology of Zionism

BY ED FELIEN If you believe the Bible is the word of God,  and if you believe God spoke to the Jews, then you also believe: Deuteronomy 7: 6-For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special…

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Crime Report

The area south of Lake Street down to 38th Street, between Hiawatha and 35W, was hit with a string of armed robberies in August.  Generally the robbers operated in groups of two or three or even four.  They varied in age, ethnicity and gender.  They showed either a knife or…

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Forum on affordable housing held at Pillsbury

BY ED FELIEN The Minneapolis Commiss-ion on Civil Rights hosted a public forum on affordable housing at Pillsbury House on Wednesday, Aug. 27. Nekima Levy-Pounds, professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, moderated a panel discussion by specialists in the field from government agencies and nonprofits. Sue…

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All sales final

BY DEBRA KEEFER RAMAGE Any time you see a Going Out of Business Sale sign, you know some lives are changing, as an institution  is coming to its end. But what if that business has been in the same location, in the same family, and with only two owners, since…

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Golf at Hiawatha

BY ED FELIEN The front nine at Hiawatha is open.  It’s rough in spots. The fairways on 2 and 6 and 7 have spots that look like a moonscape, but the greens are probably in better condition than they’ve ever been.  The plus side for serious or casual golfers is…

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Connections Gallery

In collaboration with Forecast Public Art and artist Randy Walker, Roosevelt High School has been working on the “Connections Gallery,” an art installation and permanent structure in front of the school with changeable components that Roosevelt students and the community can enjoy and use.  The Connections Gallery will be dedicated…

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Forum on Affordable Housing August 27

BY ED FELIEN The Minneapolis Commission on Civil Rights will host a public forum on affordable housing at Pillsbury House on Wednesday, Aug. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. Nekima Levy-Pounds, Professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, will moderate the event, and one of the members…

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LOLA ART CRAWL AUGUST 23–24

The League of Longfellow Artists (LoLa) invites the public into artists’ home studios and backyards, as well as neighborhood cafés, bars and shops, to showcase the wide range of fine arts and practical crafts made by artists and artisans of the greater Longfellow community of South Minneapolis. The sixth annual…

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With God on our Side: the theology of Zionism

BY ED FELIEN If you believe the Bible is the word of God.  And if you believe God spoke to the Jews, then you also believe: Deuteronomy 7: 6 For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a…

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A story of faith, justice and retail success

BY DEBRA KEEFER RAMAGE On St. Paul’s Grand Avenue, along a route noted for upscale markets, high concepts and trendy boutiques, is a store that so easily holds its own, you would never suspect its secret. Despite being a model of retail excellence, this store and others in its chain…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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