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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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Remembering James H. 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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Mitch and John, Part Three

BY ED FELIEN The second coming of the Klan happened after the Great Migration of blacks to the north seeking industrial jobs in the cities during the second decade of the 20th century. “Birth of a Nation” was an instant sensation when it was released in 1915.  D.W. Griffith’s film…

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Longfellow Art Crawl 2015???

Organizers of the 2014 Longfellow Art Crawl have announced they will not be planning and administering an art crawl in 2015, citing other time commitments and        priorities. For its first five years, artist and graphic designer Bob Schmitt served as art crawl administrator, overseeing the entire process, coordinating other volunteers,…

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March for peace, March 21

BY LINDA HOOVER Organizing against a war might make some folks weary if they remember how long they’ve been doing it. Almost 13 and a half years ago the Twin Cities antiwar movement held its first demonstration against the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. Twelve years ago it demonstrated against the…

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Internet service

BY ED FELIEN What’s the fastest, cheapest entrance ramp to the information super highway? There are a number of options for people in South Minneapolis. Xfinity, the local cable company previously known as Comcast, will give you basic cable plus internet for $79.99 a month.  It’s $39.99 for internet alone.…

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The search begins for a super-Super

BY DEBRA KEEFER RAMAGE It’s a funny old world. Back when R. T. Rybak was mayor of Minneapolis, he used to say he had the second hardest job in the city, next to Superintendent of Schools Bernadeia Johnson. “People care a lot about potholes, but they care a whole lot…

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Raina’s Wellness: What about your diet?

BY RAINA GOLDSTEIN BUNNAG The recently released Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has made quite a flurry in the media.  Everyone seems to have something to say about the nearly 600 page document. First, here’s a little history. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans were first created…

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Park board approves Master Plan

BY ED FELIEN CORRECTION: Last month in this space, in an article entitled “Hiawatha Beach to close permanently,” our lead sentence said, “The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will close Hiawatha Beach permanently this summer.”  We indicated later that this proposal was part of a “long-term” plan, but we were…

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Volunteers visit immigrants in detention

BY ELAINE KLAASSEN Every human being has the right to live in safety with the opportunity to secure food, clothing and shelter. If these rights do not exist in the land of one’s origin, one must go in search of them. That is, it contradicts one’s survival instincts to stay…

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It’s THE BIRD!

It’s THE BIRD!  Thanks to all our readers for their wonderful suggestions for names for our new football stadium.  After careful consideration, we think Gayle Bonneville’s suggestion sums up what Zygi Wilf and the last Mayor and the last City Council gave to the Minneapolis taxpayers.  They flipped us The…

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