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Please stop lying to us!

BY ED FELIEN The June 7th Update to the Hiawatha Golf Course Master Plan Frequently Asked Questions says, “In September 2015, the MPRB received information regarding groundwater pumping at the golf course that required a re-evaluation of the long-term plan for the golf course property.” From whom, saying what? Did…

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Seward Neighborhood History Book Wins Award

“A People’s History of the Seward Neighborhood,” edited by Marilyn Matheny, Wendy Epstein and Rick Musser, has received two big awards. The book was selected as a 2019 Award of Excellence winner by the Leadership in History awards committee of the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH). The…

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The sad deterioration of our parks

BY ED FELIEN On Friday, May 31, Superintendent Al Bangoura and Commissioner AK Hassan celebrated the opening of new swing sets and sod replanting at Peavey Park. It was a gloriously staged event with television cameras and much self-congratulation. Earlier that week I had sent Bangoura an email talking about…

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‘The beatings will continue until morale improves!’

BY ED FELIEN This map, produced by a team of geographers, historians and social activists at the University of Minnesota (https://www.mappingprejudice.org/), shows the areas of South Minneapolis that had restrictive covenants written into the deeds of homes for sale: “That the said land or buildings thereon shall never be sold…

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China has already won the Trade War

BY ED FELIEN A trade war is when a country raises tariffs (taxes) on a product coming into the country. The business selling that cheaper foreign product then has to pass that tariff (tax) on to the consumer, and this can make the product cost the same as an American-made…

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Justine Damond: Post mortem

BY TONY BOUZA The Damond case is a one-in-several-decades of events. Bound to be pored over, examined, analyzed and judged. I admit to rapt fascination with its facets. Frequently overlooked—and to my regret, by me—is the origin of it all. Justine Damond was coming to the rescue of a human…

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Cheesy pleasures at All Square

BY DEBRA KEEFER RAMAGE All Square 4047 Minnehaha Ave. S. Minneapolis 55406 Hours: Wed. thru Sun., 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. All Square is not like other restaurants; it’s not even like other small neighborhood diners with an excellent but limited menu and a family-friendly vibe, though it is all…

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Exxon Mobil lied to us

BY RICHARD TAYLOR In 1978, 11 years before NASA scientist James Hansen sounded the alarm to Congress about carbon emissions and global warming, Exxon Mobil (EM) scientist James Black reported to the top brass that, “There is general scientific agreement that the most likely way in which mankind is influencing…

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Purple Rain

BY LAURA HALL “Purple Rain” is the kind of song that makes you stop what you are doing and invokes you to sing along and sway to the epic creation. Prince sang the song during the 2007 Super Bowl while it magically rained, making both the stage and the singer…

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2040 Plan, a boon to developers

BY CLAIRE ROBERTSON The 2040 Plan would be the biggest boon developers might have had in any major American city ever, and it will disadvantage many of the people it purports to help as well as most Minneapolis homeowners. Why? First, allowing more than one structure on the already small…

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Will a giant apartment complex replace Bergan’s?

BY DEBORAH SMITH Bergan’s SuperValu on Cedar Avenue across from the Hiawatha Golf Course will soon be just a memory for people in the Ericsson, Northrop and Hale neighborhoods. Developers are moving ahead to replace it with a 5-story, 72-foot-tall, 125-unit apartment building occupying the block bounded by Cedar and…

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