Editions

Phillips/Powderhorn  •  Nokomis  •  Riverside

 


Rest in peace

BY WIZARD MARKS, FROM THE MINNEAPOLIS ISSUES LIST Lake Street is always changing, it’s axiomatic. Sometimes the changes are great, sometimes not so great, but sometimes just hard to deal with. One such is Jeremiah Collins who, in 1953, after coming home from the Korean War, established Portland Lake Motors.…

Continue reading

American Prisons

BY POLLY MANN As March rolls around people’s thoughts turn to taxes and they begin to question how they’re being used. If Americans improved their prison system they could reduce the prison population and reduce their taxes. The American incarceration rate is the highest in the world at over 714…

Continue reading

Protesters march down 35W

BY ED FELIEN For a couple of hours on Thursday, Dec. 3, a revolutionary act by a hundred or more brave souls was being televised live. It was thrilling. They began at the Burger King restaurant at 34th and Nicollet with a demonstration calling attention to the need to raise…

Continue reading

Demonstrator hit by car

BY ED FELIEN On Monday evening, Nov. 24, the week of Thanksgiving, the St. Louis County prosecuting attorney released the findings of the grand jury in the case of Officer Darren Wilson’s shooting and killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. As expected, the grand jury chose not to indict…

Continue reading

Unfinished business

BY ED FELIEN The public attack on Mayor Hodges by John Delmonico of the Minneapolis Police Federation, in crudely trying to associate her with gang members in what became known as Pointergate, has backfired big time. It quickly became a national joke, but it laid bare the antagonism between the…

Continue reading

The death of dreams

BY ED FELIEN Late in November, just before Thanksgiving, Abdullahi ali Anshur was murdered by al Shabaab in Mogadishu. In what must have been a planned execution, they stopped his car and sprayed it with bullets. Anshur was a Somali engineer who returned to help reconstruct his homeland. In Minnesota…

Continue reading

Queen of Cuisnine “Accident-Proof”

BY CARLA WALDEMAR Spill the Wine 901 W. Lake St. 612-339-3388 www.spillthewinempls.com Spill the wine? Sure, I’ve been known to—but here, It’s. Not. My. Fault.  The name of the Lake Street bistro seems to stand, not for my challenged balance, but the outlook of the venue: It’s to drink, casually,…

Continue reading

Don’t let the light go out

BY DEBRA KEEFER RAMAGE The days grow shorter as they grow colder, and then, one or two days in December, the sun seems to stand still at its farthest point. For a few days, it seems that the days are not getting any shorter, but neither are they getting longer,…

Continue reading

NENA Town Hall meeting

BY ED FELIEN The Nokomis East Neighborhood Association (NENA) will host a Town Hall meeting on Thursday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Keewaydin School cafeteria. From the NENA Board to Southside Pride:  “At the meeting on Dec.11, the current board intends to fill the eight existing vacancies.  The…

Continue reading

An open letter to Chief Harteau

Southside Pride would like to see a copy of the police report on the accident that occurred in front of the 3rd Precinct Police Station on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 26. The driver of a blue van drove deliberately into a crowd of demonstrators.  Through traffic was going around a stalled…

Continue reading

Does PPNA have a Strategic Plan?

BY ED FELIEN Last month the Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association published its Strategic Plan.  Working with Aurora Consulting they came up with a four part plan describing values and focuses for the next few years. They want to Facilitate Community Engagement; Foster Community Development; Embrace Leadership; and Stimulate Economic Development.…

Continue reading

Election Results

BY ED FELIEN Liberals and progressives were disappointed Tuesday, Nov. 4, with the loss of the U.S. Senate and the loss of the Minnesota State House to Republic-ans.  Dayton and Franken won easily, but the national losses cast a long shadow.  It looks like Republican gridlock and handouts to fat…

Continue reading