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The early history of 53rd and Lyndale

BY ED FELIEN Lyndale Avenue used to be called Bloomington Road. The township of Richfield began at Lake Street, and the geographical, cultural, social and business center for the new township was near the site of the flour mill at 53rd Street.  Minnehaha Creek flowed much stronger in the early…

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The new civil wars

BY ED FELIEN There are two raging civil wars going on in the U.S. right now! One is a race war: the white race against everybody else.  And the second is Muslims fighting against the occupation of their home countries by U.S. business interests. At this point, white racist lone-wolf…

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Franklin Avenue, Main Street for Hipsters?

BY ED FELIEN Recently BuzzFeed named Minnesota the Most Hipster State in the U.S., and City Pages named Seward as the most hipster neighborhood.  Would that make Franklin Avenue Hipster Boulevard? BuzzFeed used these criteria to evaluate hipsterness: The Lumberjack Look—New Yorkers try to look like Minnesotans by wearing flannel,…

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Powderhorn Art Fair

The 24th Annual Powderhorn Art Fair is coming up Saturday, Aug. 8, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 9,  from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Powderhorn Park, 3400 15th Ave. S. Powderhorn Art Fair, one of the finest juried regional art fairs in the country, celebrates…

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Southside Pride soapbox on the Fourth of July

If you see these people, notify the authorities!  They were seen and heard in Powderhorn Park expressing freedom of speech. L to R:  Papa John, Eskit, Bob Carney, Bill McGaughey and Captain Jack BY ED FELIEN There was a small but dedicated crowd gathered around the Southside Pride virtual soapbox…

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What can we do about racism?

BY ED FELIEN There has been a wide ranging discussion about changing the name of Lake Calhoun, and the park board recently asked staff to report on how that could happen.  The lake was named by U.S. Army surveyors in the early part of the 19th century for John C.…

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Highland Village

BY ED FELIEN Highland Village was the home of the first European settlement in the Minnesota Territory.  When the U.S. government established Fort Snelling at the juncture of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers, in 1819, a small settlement of Swiss and French-Canadian immigrants grew up around it.  Eventually the settlement…

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Vigil on the Lake Street Bridge

BY ED FELIEN It was overcast with sprinkles last Wednesday, July 15.  Only about 30 people showed up for the weekly Peace Vigil on the Lake Street Bridge. The Vigil started in 1999 when local peace groups decided to act in solidarity with the people of Yugoslavia who were standing…

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Repression and rebellion in Mexico

BY JOHNNY HAZARD Nine months after the forced disappearance of 43 education students  a  three-mile-long protest march culminated in an occupation of the plaza of the principal museum and cultural center in the country, Bellas Artes. This took place the day after the opening of a major exhibition of Michaelangelo…

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What will be the future of Minneapolis?

BY AHMED WARSAME It’s been said by many of the older residents of Minneapolis that the young kids and teens are the future of the city. But, what happens when those kids eventually turn on each other? I have been independently watching kids from the age groups of 8 to…

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