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Plug it in

BY ELINA KOLSTAD I must admit I get a certain amount of schadenfreude as the owner of a battery electric vehicle (BEV) when I see gas prices going up and up and up. At the same time I am very concerned about those who were already living paycheck to paycheck…

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Is Lake Hiawatha the city dump?

BY ED FELIEN The Minneapolis City Council Public Works and Infrastructure Committee invited public comments at their June 9 public hearing on their Stormwater Management Program and Annual Report. I asked them to: “Please, stop dumping on us. “You are poisoning us. Chemicals that you put on your lawns in…

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Thank you for your service

BY ED FELIEN On Saturday, June 4, Minnesota state Sen. Patricia Torres Ray and Reps. Jim Davnie and Emma Greenman held a Senate District 63 Town Hall meeting at Corcoran Park to explain their work at the legislature this year. For Torres Ray and Davnie this Town Hall was probably…

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Let’s dump more water on South Minneapolis

BY KATHRYN KELLY The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is considering a cooperative agreement with Edina to study the effects of a proposed storm water mitigation project in Edina’s Morningside neighborhood (Resolution 2022-196). The Morningside community in Edina is a bedroom community to Minneapolis. Early on, their storm sewer…

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Summer on Nicollet Avenue

BY DEBRA KEEFER RAMAGE More updates on the Kmart site Yes, the old Kmart was supposed to be torn down by now. But then, following the George Floyd uprising, we had to tear down not one but two burned-out post offices instead, and the building was reconfigured to a double…

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The Town Hall meeting on flooding

BY ED FELIEN Emily Koski, council member from Ward 11, hosted a Town Hall meeting Tuesday, May 31, to discuss water issues for the homes around Lake Nokomis. The beautifully printed, 12-page program brochure said 21 property owners around Lake Nokomis “complained” of wet basements, sinkholes and saturated soil during…

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Are women’s wombs state property?

BY LYDIA HOWELL Picture a woman or a girl under 18 that you know – a partner, sister, daughter, niece, friend. Then, imagine grainy video of an egg being pierced by a sperm – the moment of fertilization. That fertilized egg is being elevated above already-born female and gender non-conforming…

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Abortion – still and again

BY TONY BOUZA Hubris is my foe. I strive to persuade Erica that she married a moron and worm, albeit one with a great memory. I fancy that our core problems are racism and income inequality. They impact everything. Even Roe v. Wade? That created a pause; then I remembered…

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Marquise

BY ELAINE KLAASSEN I met Marquise Bowie at George Floyd Square in February of 2021 on a day commemorating the assassination of Malcolm X. I introduced myself because he was wearing an Agape hoodie, which identified him as belonging to the group I had wanted to write about for a…

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DFL Seniors vs. bikesters

There is, once again, a proposal in front of the Park Board to close some Minneapolis parkways to vehicular traffic on certain days every month. The changes would alter the nature and use of parkways across Minneapolis from vehicle-centric use to so-called active human use. “Human use?” Who do they…

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Minneapolis Green New Deal

BY CAM GORDON A growing number of Southside residents are working to fund a People’s Climate and Equity Plan in next years’ Minneapolis city budget which is expected to come to the City Council in August for review. They hope to make their version of Minneapolis Green New Deal a…

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