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Oprah was right

BY ED FELIEN In a video interview for People magazine’s website, Oprah Winfrey said, “I think it’s wonderful to march and to protest, and it’s wonderful to see all across the country people doing it, but what I’m looking for is some kind of leadership to come out of this…

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We can call it whatever we want!

BY ED FELIEN As part of the billion dollar giveaway to Zygi Wilf, the State Legislature agreed to let him sell the naming rights to the new Vikings stadium.  This can amount to a sizeable piece of change over 25 years.  Target agreed to pay $5 million a year for…

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Ice dams can be prevented

BY HANNAH STRONG Roof ice dams create an annual winter headache for many Minnesotans. When serious enough, ice dams cause water to leak through shingles, resulting in costly interior damage. However, with the proper know-how ice dams can often be prevented before they start. According to Patrick Huelman, coordinator of…

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A legal response to MOA

BY CAROL A. OVERLAND It was the Mall’s choice to call in the extra police/security from various sources.  They did not do that for an even larger gathering prior to the one last Saturday.  It was the Mall’s choice to close parts of the mall. How do they propose to…

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Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter Minneapolis released the following statement regarding  young leaders of color under attack from MOA and the Bloomington city attorney: The Mall of America and Bloomington police decided to shut down stores during a peaceful gathering on Saturday where 3,000 community members sang carols and chants dedicated to…

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Minneapolis Victory for First Amendment Rights

BY BRUCE NESTOR, FROM HIS WEBSITE Yesterday, [Dec. 16, 2014] former federal prosecutor and Hennepin County Judge Nicole Engisch found Rachel Bengston-Lang “NOT GUILTY” following a bench trial for violating a Minneapolis ordinance on blocking passage. On May 1, 2014, Bengston-Lang acted to protect immigration rights demonstrators when they were…

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An envelope of light

BY GAIL RAJALA HAYDEN I went with a friend to Palmer’s bar, next-door to the Cedar Cultural Center.  After she left, and I was enjoying my second hot pineapple juice, Cadillac Kolstad sat down at the piano. This time it was the sudden and explosive quick first tap to the…

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Another stadium?

BY ED FELIEN Is it possible that local politicians haven’t learned their lesson?  There’s been recent talk about public funding for yet another sports stadium.  Bill McGuire, yes, that Bill McGuire, the one who ripped off $1.6 billion from UnitedHealth through backdating stock options and was ordered by the Securities…

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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.…

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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…

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