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Dayton vetoes the Agriculture Bill

BY ED FELIEN On Saturday, May 23, Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed the Agriculture Bill. “Minnesotans care deeply about our Great Outdoors, and expect that our regulatory agencies will have the authority needed to protect our natural resources,” Dayton wrote in his veto letter, “House File 846 weakens the state’s authority…

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How welfare could be helpful

BY ELAINE KLAASSEN Sometimes you’re working at a low-paying job and you just don’t make enough to cover basic necessities. Or you’ve been laid off and don’t have savings. Or you’ve had a medical emergency and can’t work. Or you don’t have child care. Or you’ve never learned how to…

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King Park

The public was invited to join in the groundbreaking celebration for the new playground at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park on May 6. According to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, “The playground will be the first in the state of Minnesota to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin…

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Bernie Sanders through rose-colored glasses

BY ED FELIEN Do we dare to hope again? Haven’t we been lied to and abused long enough? Shouldn’t we just give up on the Democratic Party?  Aren’t they just the same as the Republican Party, except the Republicans are more honest about supporting big business, big oil and bigger…

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Mexican elections: the view from Oaxaca

BY STAN GOTLIEB Lázaro Cárdenas was a general of the Army, and became president around the time of the second great war to end all wars, not too long after I was born. Lázaro’s son, Cuauhtémoc, rejected his father’s party, the PRI, when the party failed to promote him—although it…

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Heroin in Indian Country

BY ED FELIEN There has been an “epidemic” of heroin addiction in the South Minneapolis Native American community, according to Clyde Bellecourt.  Six people in the Little Earth Housing Project have died of overdoses in the past six months. Ruben Rosario reported in the Pioneer Press:  “Bellecourt, who as a…

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The World Through Our Eyes

There will be an opening night reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 12, at All My Relations Gallery for “The World Through Our Eyes,” an exhibition of works by eight Two Spirit artists. Curated by 2015 guest curator Orlando Avery, the exhibition showcases a beautiful variety of…

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SCABA sets annual car show for Sunday, June 7

The South Chicago Avenue Business Alliance (“SCABA”) has announced that its 6th Annual Classic Car Show will be held on Sunday, June 7,  from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the intersection of 48th Street and Chicago Avenue in South Minneapolis. As in other years, the car show will feature…

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Raina’s Wellness: Growing pains

BY RAINA GOLDSTEIN BUNNAG Ouch! Getting older hurts.  Yet, it doesn’t necessarily have to. Most people will experience increased aches and pains as they age, but it isn’t inevitable.  The increased incidence of painful conditions like osteoarthritis and back pain often cause people to take multiple medications and even resort…

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Minnehaha Avenue’s (Counter-) Cultural Corridor

BY DEBRA KEEFER RAMAGE Although it doesn’t have an association to advertise itself as such, Minnehaha Avenue has quietly become a Corridor of Culture over the last five or 10 years. A lot of it is with a distinctly alternative or counter-culture style. Starting at Lake Street and going south,…

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Roosevelt parents want equity

BY JEANETTE WIEDEMEIER BOWER, RHS BOOSTERS Roosevelt High School is experiencing incredible growth. Our student population is expanding, parents are becoming active in the once defunct Booster Club, and the community is rallying around our school again. There is increased energy among the Teddies; the future is bright. Much of…

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Hooray for Mayor Hodges!

BY ED FELIEN Bill McGuire and his sports buddies the Pohlads, who own the Twins, and Glen Taylor, who owns the Timberwolves, want to build a stadium in downtown Minneapolis just for soccer.  And here’s the good news: They want to build it using private money.  And here’s the bad…

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Sami Rasouli goes above and beyond

BY DEBRA KEEFER RAMAGE Sami Rasouli, Iraqi-born, naturalized American citizen, lived in the Twin Cities for over 25 years. Although he was a respected businessman and restaurateur, as well as a husband, a father, and involved in local and international issues, it was only after he went back to Iraq…

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