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Davnie’s dual duties

BY ED FELIEN Rep. Jim Davnie just started his new job as executive director of SciMathMN, an advocacy organization that promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. According to its website: “SciMathMN is Minnesota’s statewide coalition for standards-based systemic improvements in K-12 science and mathematics education. The coalition came into…

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FRN Annual Meeting April 30

FROM THE FIELD REGINA NORTHROP NEIGHBORHOOD GROUP NEWSLETTER The 2015 Field Regina Northrop annual meeting is set for Thursday, April 30, at 7 p.m. at McRae Park. All residents are encouraged to attend for an opportunity to connect personally with our elected representatives, meet your current FRN board members, and…

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“Fly Kites, Not Drones”

“Go fly a kite!” with Women Against Military Madness Sunday, May 3, at Powderhorn Park following the May Day Parade. WAMM supporters oppose the U.S. military and CIA use of weaponized drones that kill civilians and assassinate targeted individuals. Children use markers and stickers to decorate kites provided by WAMM.…

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Target Center all over again

BY ED FELIEN The Minneapolis City Council has agreed to pay an additional $24.5 million to renovate the Target Center so Glen Taylor can charge more for admission.   Taylor is the publisher of the Star Tribune and owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves—the worst team in the NBA.  They are so…

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Is this guy for real?

CHEERLEADING BY ED FELIEN Normally, when the school board appoints an interim superintendent, that person lays low, doesn’t make waves, especially if they want to be appointed permanent superintendent.  But Michael Goar has come roaring out of the gate.   Determined to make his mark on the MPS, he immediately announced…

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NENA hires Amy Arcand as interim executive director

According to NENA’s website, its new interim executive director, Amy Arcand, “has 15 years of experience working with neighborhood organizations in Minneapolis and her consulting business, Willow Consulting, specializes in community engagement and coalition building, interim executive management, group facilitation, and organizational development. Amy is passionate about increasing citizen involvement…

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Mitch and John, Part One

BY ED FELIEN It recently came out that the new Republican House Majority Whip Steve Scalise gave a speech to a David Duke group of white supremacists and neo-Nazis in 2002.  Scalise claimed he had no idea what the European-American Unity and Rights Organization (EURO) group stood for, or that…

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What’s happening at McRae Park?

BY ED FELIEN According to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, “The football/soccer field, four ball fields and two broomball rinks will be closed from July 1, 2015, through mid-summer 2016. This is to ensure the proper growth of the new natural turf field.” The playing fields will be closed…

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Remembering Jim Knutson

BY KIERAN FRAZIER KNUTSON My dad, James H. Knutson, passed away today from acute erythroid leukemia. He was with family and the arias of  Leontyne Price. He married my mom when I was a little boy and was a great father to me and my sister, Katrina. He was the…

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Stop the Wars! Ground the Drones!

Photo by Kim DeFranco Sandra Glover led chants as more than 200 people joined a Minneapolis antiwar protest on Saturday, March 21. They marched up Lake Street from Hiawatha Avenue to Walker Community Church at 31st Street and 16th Avenue. The protest was called to mark 12 years after the…

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Wine and beer OK for La Ceiba Bistro

BY ED FELIEN On Tuesday, March 24, the City Council License Committee unanimously recommended approval of a “C-2 On-Sale Wine with Strong Beer license [that] shall permit amplified or non-amplified music by three (3) or fewer musicians.” for La Ceiba Bistro at 3500 Bloomington.  They satisfied the city requirement for…

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