Phillips/Powderhorn


Are women’s wombs state property?

BY LYDIA HOWELL Picture a woman or a girl under 18 that you know – a partner, sister, daughter, niece, friend. Then, imagine grainy video of an egg being pierced by a sperm – the moment of fertilization. That fertilized egg is being elevated above already-born female and gender non-conforming…

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Abortion – still and again

BY TONY BOUZA Hubris is my foe. I strive to persuade Erica that she married a moron and worm, albeit one with a great memory. I fancy that our core problems are racism and income inequality. They impact everything. Even Roe v. Wade? That created a pause; then I remembered…

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Marquise

BY ELAINE KLAASSEN I met Marquise Bowie at George Floyd Square in February of 2021 on a day commemorating the assassination of Malcolm X. I introduced myself because he was wearing an Agape hoodie, which identified him as belonging to the group I had wanted to write about for a…

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DFL Seniors vs. bikesters

There is, once again, a proposal in front of the Park Board to close some Minneapolis parkways to vehicular traffic on certain days every month. The changes would alter the nature and use of parkways across Minneapolis from vehicle-centric use to so-called active human use. “Human use?” Who do they…

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Minneapolis Green New Deal

BY CAM GORDON A growing number of Southside residents are working to fund a People’s Climate and Equity Plan in next years’ Minneapolis city budget which is expected to come to the City Council in August for review. They hope to make their version of Minneapolis Green New Deal a…

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Post-Floyd life

BY TONY BOUZA Two years, plus, it’s time to review the results of George Floyd’s killing. It certainly sparked a debate. Also riots, trials, a movement and a lot of hand-wringing and national anguish. Looking back we can see a vast emptiness. Mostly wasted time. I’d credit the Ivy League…

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CORRECTION!

BY ED FELIEN In last month’s editions of Southside Pride we published “Swamp creatures rise from the dead.” I wrote: “That changed in 1964 when (according to the story believed in South Minneapolis) Vice President Humphrey wanted to please his boss, LBJ, with the sight of a full-flowing Minnehaha Falls—even…

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It’s spring! Time to renovate, remodel and grow

BY STEPHANIE FOX To misquote the poet Tennyson, in the spring a homeowner’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of … repair and remodeling. But where to start? “Your house is the most intimate place in your life and when people go through personal changes, they call us,” said Donnie Kimbler…

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The 3rd Precinct

BY KAY SCHROVEN A new inspector This month (May 2022) marks 28 years that Inspector Jose Gomez has been with the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD). On Feb. 1 he began his new position as Inspector for the 3rd Precinct, replacing Sean McGinty. His background includes working with juvenile offenders and…

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Lake Street Alignment

BY DARLENE WALSER, OF THE LAKE STREET ALIGNMENT TEAM As Minneapolis and the Lake Street community navigate the continued impact of the pandemic and the pain of George Floyd’s murder and the uprising that followed, we know that how our community rebuilds is just as important as what we build.…

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