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Why won’t they discuss this?

BY ED FELIEN The people who have held George Floyd Square for more than a year issued the following list of 24 demands on August 7, 2020, that they believed must be met before traffic at 38th and Chicago could return to normal: 1. Recall Mike Freeman, Hennepin County Attorney.…

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Nicollet Avenue: What’s going on and on?

BY DEBRA KEEFER RAMAGE A year ago, we wrote in Southside Pride (southsidepride.com/2020/06/22/how-has-nicollet-avenue-fared-so-far/) about the massive damage to buildings and businesses near Lake and Nicollet, as determined protesters laid siege to, but did not succeed in destroying, the 5th Precinct police station. Here’s a list of the top five things…

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How do we stop the violence?

BY ED FELIEN Jawan Carroll has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder resulting from the shootout in front of the Monarch nightclub at 2 a.m. on May 22. He allegedly was with two other people. He had been identified by police authorities as a member of the Tre…

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The Feds are coming, The Feds are coming

BY TONY BOUZA A group of Federales is scheduled to assess the Minneapolis Police Department. It is tantamount to an archeological dig among the ruins. With characteristic hubris I will offer an agenda. Welcome to Fredonia. They will find an agency bloated with supervisors—but none making appearances at such atrocities…

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Mitigating Lake Hiawatha’s trash

BY KATHRYN KELLY Lake Hiawatha is a valuable resource to the South Minneapolis community, but it has suffered over the last couple of decades with a trash problem. Neighborhood groups have valiantly worked to keep this lake clean, but the health of this lake requires a trash mitigation strategy that…

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What’s the American Dream?

BY SAFIYO MOHAMED When I was in Africa, my dream since I was young was that one day I would get to live in America because I knew my soul was here, although my body wasn’t. This was the place which I always considered home even though I had never…

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Locos Only

BY COOPER FELIEN-GATZMER AND SAMUEL STROUP Locos Only is a casual and stark conversation between Minneapolis music fanatics Cooper Felien-Gatzmer and Samuel Stroup about the most exciting, underground and loud greater-612 new releases. This month they review a Minneapolis metal release and a techno release. Tvær –Uvær (Bindrune Recordings, May…

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Equity and the Hiawatha Golf Course Master Plan

BY KATHRYN KELLY The Metropolitan Council has prepared a comprehensive development guide for the Twin Cities metropolitan area called Thrive MSP 2040. It “provides a framework for shared vision for the region over the next 30 years.” Part of this planning is defined in the 2040 Regional Parks Policy Plan,…

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To the community:

BY HARRY W. DAVIS JR. As a golfer at Hiawatha for the last 20 years, and a native Minneapolis resident for 75 years, I have followed the plan for the future of our beloved Hiawatha Golf Course. I have a family legacy in Minnesota of 153 years, and I have…

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What’s going on on 34th Avenue these days?

BY DEBRA KEEFER RAMAGE We last visited 34th Avenue South when the pandemic was just starting to bite, but also patio dining was beginning, and we didn’t know that a year or more of illness, death, economic turmoil and uncertainty was ahead. Also ahead, just, was the murder of George…

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