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Rest in Power, Brother Mel Reeves

BY ED FELIEN The following is correspondence between Mel Reeves and me. On Aug. 2, 2013, I wrote to Mel, “We’re planning a demo at the MPD Federation headquarters under the slogan: ‘Get rid of bullies, racist thugs and murderers!’ Would you like to participate? Speak about Terrance Franklin? Can…

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Open letter to the new City Council

Email sent by Chuck Turchick to the new City Council: Dear City Council Members, For too long now, I have been urging the Minneapolis City Council to hold public discussions about what lessons were learned by the MPD and by the City from MPD officer-involved killings that resulted in large…

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Most Minneapolis caucuses will be virtual this year.

To participate in Minneapolis’s DFL caucuses people need to sign up at http://www.minneapolisdfl.org/2022 We believe participating in the caucuses is the first step towards running the government.  Democratic-Farmer-Labor (The Farmer-Labor Association declared in its 1934 Platform: “Capitalism has failed and should be abolished.”  “We mean to establish the Cooperative Commonwealth.”)…

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Snow – a white conspiracy

BY DWIGHT HOBBES It is a little known but very true fact: long before Christopher Columbus made that famous wrong turn, this land was already in for a bad experience. Half a millennium earlier, Leif Ericsson, whose Norse nickname was Leif the Lucky but whose real name was Leroy Jones,…

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Thank you, Jeremy Schroeder

BY ED FELIEN Last July we called Jeremy Schroeder “The foolish public servant who wants to do good.” We wrote: “When I was a small boy attending Mass at St. Helena’s Church, I remember a sermon by my favorite priest, Father Don Schnitzius. The way Father Don told the story…

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There’s truly no place like it!

BY DEBRA KEEFER RAMAGE Home safe home These days, for a lot of us, our homes are a refuge from the dangerous world out there. The experience many of us had of “sheltering in place” has possibly given us a new appreciation of the good points as well as the…

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Powderhorn neighbors act to calm streets

BY AMY BLUMENSHINE Powderhorn neighbors came together at 32nd Street and Elliot Avenue on Dec. 12 for an outdoor “party with a purpose” to improve street safety for bicyclists and pedestrians. Neighbors are petitioning the city to make needed calming of the streets before next spring’s asphalting instead of after,…

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What do you want at Lake and Nicollet?

BY ED FELIEN In one of its last acts of 2021, the City Council approved a framework for beginning public discussions about what kind of development should happen when they re-construct Nicollet Avenue between 29th Street and Lake Street. The press release announcing the plan said: “The broad project goals…

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Alondra Cano Honorary Resolution

Resolution of the Minneapolis City Council: By: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman, Goodman, Jenkins, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, and Palmisano Honoring Council Member Alondra Cano for her years of service to the city of Minneapolis Whereas: Alondra Cano was elected in November 2013 to represent the Ninth Ward, and was…

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Let’s do it!

BY ED FELIEN The North Star Caucus of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) has recently circulated, for discussion and approval, an outline of strategic objectives for 2022. They call for a United Front Against Fascism and the need to “jettison a growing tendency towards a ‘go it alone’ approach…

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Is racism driving transit planning?

BY ELINA KOLSTAD Anyone who has ever ridden the Route 21 Metro Transit bus, especially the stretch between Hennepin Avenue and Hiawatha Avenue, knows that it has some of the highest demand of all Metro Transit’s bus routes. The numbers bear this out. In the fall of 2018, Metro Transit…

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