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The first Southside Summit

BY KAY SCHROVEN During the week of Nov. 9-13, the first Southside Summit, hosted by the Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association (PPNA) and sponsored by the Graves Foundation, took place (virtually). It was a meeting of the minds from a number of organizations involved in enhancing and improving our communities. As…

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Does the Park Board really care what we think?

BY KATHRYN KELLY Results of the latest Minneapolis Park Board survey on the Hiawatha Golf Course Master Plan have, again, shown that a HUGE majority of respondents do not support a plan that has, so far, cost over $870,000. The responses have been compiled and quantified in a best effort…

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Lee Ross, Presente!

BY SARAH MARTIN Lee Ross, a lifelong activist and longtime Women Against Military Madness (WAMM), member died at the age of 94 on Monday, Nov. 16. Lee was the youngest of three children born to parents from Tsarist Russia. Her parents moved first to Paris and the French Riviera before…

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Military occupation comes to South Minneapolis

BY ELINA KOLSTAD On the night of Nov. 4, 2020, a demonstration took place at Cedar-Riverside in Minneapolis. It was organized by a coalition of groups including Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar and other local peace and justice organizations. The demonstration was held in part as a reminder…

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Report from a police riot

BY TIGER WORKU (FROM THE SEWARD NEIGHBORHOOD FORUM) Hello, Neighbors, I want to shed some light on what happened on the highway and in our neighborhood late into the night on Wednesday, Nov. 4, and early into the morning on Thursday, Nov. 5. Pro-democracy protests took place all across the…

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Medicare Advantage Plans

Medicare Advantage Plans are another way to get your Medicare Part A and Part B coverage. Medicare Advantage Plans, sometimes called “Part C” or “MA Plans,” are offered by Medicare-approved private companies that must follow rules set by Medicare. Most Medicare Advantage Plans include drug coverage (Part D). In many…

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After George Floyd: The Reckoning

BY FLORENCE GOLOD I raised my kids in a small bungalow three blocks from the corner where Mr. George Floyd was murdered by police on May 25, 2020. I visited the memorial in early June bringing a bouquet of  fading Bleeding Hearts. Amid the cluttered beauty and sweet scent of…

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Some inspirational folks who are aging gracefully; plus, explosion of senior workouts online

BY DEBRA KEEFER RAMAGE First, let us consider the staggering array of online workouts available these days, especially those geared toward seniors who might have mobility issues. Chair workouts and zero-impact aerobics (ZIP) dominate the list. There are stand-alone companies like GrowYoung Fitness (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQn6LXA4_2c), along with the Ys, private health…

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NENA wants to connect

The Nokomis East Neighborhood Association (NENA) is supporting a new resident-led initiative: Nokomis East Neighbor-to-Neighbor Communication Project. The project will assess the level of neighbor-to-neighbor communication preparedness in Nokomis East and will implement three communication strategies: Strategy 1) Establish a temporary online communication tool (a Slack workspace) run by trained…

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The battleground that is Lake Street

BY KAY SCHROVEN Newton’s First Law of Motion, sometimes called the Law of Inertia, goes like this: An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion. When I think about rebuilding Lake Street, I think about this law. Perhaps the longer the rubble sits,…

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