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District 62B endorsement struggle

BY ED FELIEN Sunday, April 14, was a beautiful day to be outside, but registration for the District 62 DFL convention at Washburn High began at 9 a.m., and the convention didn’t adjourn until after 7 p.m., so most of the delegates didn’t get much of a chance to enjoy…

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The little flotilla that (almost) could

BY CRAIG WOOD Two gutsy activists from antiwar groups officing out of 4200 Cedar Ave. in South Minneapolis flew to Istanbul, Turkey, on April 17 to join over 300 others from about 40 countries on an 1,100-mile voyage across the Mediterranean Sea to raise awareness and bring lifesaving aid to Gaza.…

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Charter Commission proposal to change local voting years

BY CAM GORDON This November, Minneapolis voters may have to decide whether to move the city elections to coincide with state and federal elections. On April 17, a Minneapolis Charter Commission workgroup voted to recommend holding public hearings on a charter amendment to move city elections from odd-numbered years, when…

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Spring on 34th Avenue

  BY DEBRA KEEFER RAMAGE Clusters of fun and joy dot 34th Avenue As I also mentioned in “Spring on East 38th Street,” a Racket.com article from April 17 listed their take on “the 13 best intersections in Minneapolis,” and the single street that occurred the most was 50th Street,…

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Spring on 38th Street

BY DEBRA KEEFER RAMAGE A mixed overview Racket.com did a list of the 13 “best intersections” in Minneapolis on April 17, and 38th Street was the cross street in two of them (Cedar and 38th, Grand and 38th), exceeded only by 50th Street, which featured in three of them. So…

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Spring on Minnehaha Avenue

BY DEBRA KEEFER RAMAGE Service organizations – Fun City Dogs, The Bond Between, ReUse, and ReStore Fun City Dogs (2200 E. 25th St.) has to be the best doggy daycare in the city, and also the most fun. Just watching the doggies play on their webcams is some of the…

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Hiawatha Golf Course update

BY KATHRYN KELLY Record golf revenue The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) reports that the Minneapolis golf courses produced record revenue in 2023 of $9,228,460 with an operational profit of $928,922. How much of the revenue does Hiawatha get for maintenance and improvements? Superintendent Bangoura confirmed that, “Hiawatha Golf…

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Rest In peace, Doug Marvy

BY ED FELIEN Doug Marvy died last month after a short and intense relationship with cancer as a result of a long-term blood disease. I first heard about Doug when I learned about the Milwaukee 14 burning draft records and serving prison terms for their opposition to the draft and the…

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Pro-2040 – Letter to the Editor

BY ANDREW JOHNSON Given the desperate need for affordable housing in our city right now, I was disappointed by Perry Thorvig’s narrow view on the potential consequences of more widespread upzoning across Minneapolis in the article “Future density! Farewell, neighborhoods?” in the March 2024 issue of Southside Pride. Minneapolis needs…

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Against 2040 – Letter to the Editor

BY CAROL BECKER I wanted to respond to Alexander Johnson’s response to Perry Thorvig’s piece, “Future density! Farewell, neighborhoods?” In it, Johnson defends the 2040 plan’s replacement of ownership housing with rental, out-of-scale buildings throughout the city, and its destruction of neighborhood character. We first must start with facts. It…

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Loki – Letter to the Editor

Loki BY ANN REDDING Wednesday. A cold day, a windy day people intent on getting to whatever warm place they’re headed to, not looking up. Waiting for the #18 A man is searching for cigarette butts in the wood chips beneath a sickly tree. He’s wearing only a sweater and…

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Random notes about the Mexican election

BY JOHNNY HAZARD While it may appear to be desirable that former Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum win the presidential election to avoid the threat to international solidarity that a return of the right (this time under Xóchitl Gálvez, who was a member of Vicente Fox’s cabinet) forebodes, Sheinbaum offers…

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