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A new police chief?

BY ED FELIEN We do not need a change of the Palace Guard. Replacing the chief of police is not the solution to the problem with the Minneapolis Police Department. The problem is there is no accountability. The MPD officers believe they are above the law. They believe their badge and their gun make them the law. Their recently re-elected […]

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‘You don’t need to close this golf course!’

BY ED FELIEN Jerry Mullin told a crowd of about 100 supporters on Tuesday, Aug. 15, “You don’t need to close this golf course.  Right now, 58% of the water pumped out of the golf course goes into the lake and then back into the golf course.  We could pipe that water somewhere else.  If you take down the dam […]

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Grand Avenue shines in Saint Paul

BY DEBRA KEEFER RAMAGE Grand Avenue is widely thought to hold some of the best shopping and dining venues in Saint Paul. Grand Avenue starts in the west near the gates of St. Thomas University, and stretches eastward several miles, passing by the Macalester campus in the Mac-Groveland neighborhood, going through the very busy shopping area of Summit Hill and […]

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Open Streets on Franklin Avenue

BY DEBRA KEEFER RAMAGE This year Franklin Avenue’s Open Streets celebration will be on Aug. 27, at the usual times: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The boundaries of the Franklin Avenue festival are Portland Avenue in the west and 32nd Avenue in the east (four blocks longer than last year). The idea for Open Streets came from a young Colombian […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: What’s wrong with the Park Board

Scant mention has been made during the ongoing Hiawatha Golf Course issue that after the flood, federal funds were allocated to fix the damage. The MPRB misused the money and is now being sued for the return of over $5.3 million. Before any new members are elected or seated to the Park Board, a forensic audit should be made. Superintendent […]

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America’s police are still out of control

BY TONY BOUZA I wrote a piece in this space years ago with that title (excluding “still”), and the passing years have only deepened and confirmed that view. And how many objections/refutations did I receive for such an outlandish claim? Zip. Well, save your pennies, because your pocket is about to be picked over another police shooting—of Justine Damond, in […]

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QUEEN OF CUISINE: Pigging out on BBQ

BY CARLA WALDEMAR Old Southern BBQ 4501 France Ave. S. 612-236-4877 Love BBQ? Love Famous Dave? Me too. And I’m sweet on Dave himself. Dave Anderson, of “Famous” fame, ceded control of the company he founded when it went public a few years back, serving it today as a consultant. But you can’t keep a good man out of the […]

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Community cooperatives can take back health care

BY JOEL ALBERS Last September, 125,000 Minnesotans faced unprecedented HMO premium rate hikes of 50-67% (25% increase the prior year), forcing most of these individuals and families in neighborhoods across Minnesota to struggle to pay for, or go without, health insurance. Being priced out of the market and ending up uninsured leads to worsened health and is a leading cause […]

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Four Sisters Farmers Market

BY GAIL RAJALA HAYDEN For the third summer in a row, the parking lot at 1414 E. Franklin Ave. in Minneapolis is the location of the Four Sisters Farmers Market, most definitely a place you will want to be. Each week, on Friday afternoons, live music, food demonstrations, and the wares of approximately eight vendors can be found and enjoyed. […]

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Mayday volunteer and peace/labor activist Thomas R. Dooley, born Jan. 20, 1926, died July 4, 2017

BY GREG, KRISTEN, DOUG, DON, CRAIG & MORGAN Comrade Tom died at the age of 91 of unknown causes in a nursing home in St. Paul, after a short stay, having transferred from United Hospital subsequent to colon surgery for colon cancer.  His mother died on July 4th too, when Tom was 6 months old, so Tom grew up without a mother […]

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