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Stopping the pollution of Lake Hiawatha

There was a continuing discussion by the Standish-Ericsson Neighborhood Association about the pollution of Lake Hiawatha at its July 7 meeting. Sean Connaughty reported: “To start the meeting, Darren Lochner [Minnehaha Creek Watershed District Education Program Manager] was kind enough to share the MCWD’s knowledge of storm water management. He…

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Willie Murphy has moved to Richfield

BY ED FELIEN OK, Willie hasn’t moved to Richfield, but Blue Mondays has. Blue Mondays was an institution at The Viking Bar on the West Bank.  It would start in the late afternoon and go until the bar closed at 1 a.m.   It was a community affair—diverse enough to include…

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Vegetable Feature: Fennel

BY ANDREA YODER Fennel is such a beautiful vegetable. As you walk between the rows of fennel in the field, you can’t help but run your hand over the soft, feathery fronds. You’ll definitely be able to identify fennel from other vegetables as it has both a unique appearance as…

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Vikings stadium named for US Bank

BY ED FELIEN U.S. Bank is paying more than $200 million to improve its brand by securing naming rights to the Vikings stadium. Just last year U.S. Bank agreed to pay a different $200 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly originating and underwriting…

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Love in pop-up urban crimescapes

BY GARY HOOVER For years I’ve done long meditation walks in Minneapolis.  The stretch of Lake Street from Grand Avenue on the West all the way to Hiawatha Avenue on the East and surrounding streets and alleys is an urban space where people who many see as hopeless “losers”—pimps, prostitutes,…

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Open Streets on East Lake Street

For the first time on East Lake Street, Minneapolis residents will have the opportunity to explore and enjoy their neighborhood streets without the presence of motorized traffic at Open Streets East Lake! Open Streets events bring together local businesses, families and neighbors to bike, walk, socialize, play and shop in…

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Franklin Avenue, Main Street for Hipsters?

BY ED FELIEN Recently BuzzFeed named Minnesota the Most Hipster State in the U.S., and City Pages named Seward as the most hipster neighborhood.  Would that make Franklin Avenue Hipster Boulevard? BuzzFeed used these criteria to evaluate hipsterness: The Lumberjack Look—New Yorkers try to look like Minnesotans by wearing flannel,…

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The Brightest spots on Cedar Avenue

BY ED FELIEN In Scandinavian countries people paint their houses bright colors to contrast with the bleakness of winter.  Minnesotans generally paint their houses white, and sometimes the unrelieved whiteness of winter can become overwhelming.  That’s why it is such a treat to drive down Cedar Avenue and see the…

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Raina’s Wellness: A healthy summer rainbow

BY RAINA GOLDSTEIN BUNNAG Have you ever heard that you should eat a rainbow of produce?  This isn’t just because it looks pretty, a variety of colors is crucial for a healthy diet.  Eating the whole color spectrum ensures that you are getting a range of nutrients and health benefits.…

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More than 5,000 people marched in St. Paul on Saturday, June 6, to stand up against the Enbridge Pipeline, which would send the highly dangerous tar sands oil from Canada to Duluth. These young women were part of the delegation from Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church:  (from left) Katherine Parent, Martha…

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