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Franklin Avenue Bridge Repair

BY ED FELIEN Work began on the Franklin Avenue Bridge in April.  This year construction will be limited to repairing the structural supports for the bridge. Routine inspections found exposed steel rebar.  Some of the concrete has worn through from repeated freezing and melting.  According to HongPong, Dan Fiedt’s personal…

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Juno and the Paycock

BY ED FELIEN My wife and I went to Ireland in the summer of 1986 to look for forgotten relatives and pay our respects to the source of so much poetry in the English language.  We spent a week in Dublin seeing plays, visiting Trinity College, looking at the monuments…

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Disappeared Mexican Students

AYOTZINAPA, EIGHT MONTHS OF CONSPIRATORIAL SILENCE AND IMPUNITY AYOTZINAPA IS NOT FORGIVEN NOR FORGOTTEN! MAKE PEÑA NIETO’S CRIMINAL GOVERNMENT PAY! “AYOTZI LIVES, THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES!” For all immigrants from Latin America and allies who are in the state of Minnesota, we are witnesses of the disappearance of students from Ayotzinapa…

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Queen of Cuisine: Flavor, Ole!

BY CARLA WALDEMAR Rincon 38 3801 Grand Ave. S. 612-824-4052 www.rincon38.com They call it Rincon 38. I call it tapas heaven. It’s one of the Divine Trinity of cafes saluting Spanish small plates showcasing the genius of chef/owner Hector Ruiz and his home team, on a winning streak in the…

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Dayton vetoes the Agriculture Bill

BY ED FELIEN On Saturday, May 23, Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed the Agriculture Bill. “Minnesotans care deeply about our Great Outdoors, and expect that our regulatory agencies will have the authority needed to protect our natural resources,” Dayton wrote in his veto letter, “House File 846 weakens the state’s authority…

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How welfare could be helpful

BY ELAINE KLAASSEN Sometimes you’re working at a low-paying job and you just don’t make enough to cover basic necessities. Or you’ve been laid off and don’t have savings. Or you’ve had a medical emergency and can’t work. Or you don’t have child care. Or you’ve never learned how to…

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King Park

The public was invited to join in the groundbreaking celebration for the new playground at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park on May 6. According to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, “The playground will be the first in the state of Minnesota to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin…

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Bernie Sanders through rose-colored glasses

BY ED FELIEN Do we dare to hope again? Haven’t we been lied to and abused long enough? Shouldn’t we just give up on the Democratic Party?  Aren’t they just the same as the Republican Party, except the Republicans are more honest about supporting big business, big oil and bigger…

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Mexican elections: the view from Oaxaca

BY STAN GOTLIEB Lázaro Cárdenas was a general of the Army, and became president around the time of the second great war to end all wars, not too long after I was born. Lázaro’s son, Cuauhtémoc, rejected his father’s party, the PRI, when the party failed to promote him—although it…

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Heroin in Indian Country

BY ED FELIEN There has been an “epidemic” of heroin addiction in the South Minneapolis Native American community, according to Clyde Bellecourt.  Six people in the Little Earth Housing Project have died of overdoses in the past six months. Ruben Rosario reported in the Pioneer Press:  “Bellecourt, who as a…

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The World Through Our Eyes

There will be an opening night reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 12, at All My Relations Gallery for “The World Through Our Eyes,” an exhibition of works by eight Two Spirit artists. Curated by 2015 guest curator Orlando Avery, the exhibition showcases a beautiful variety of…

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SCABA sets annual car show for Sunday, June 7

The South Chicago Avenue Business Alliance (“SCABA”) has announced that its 6th Annual Classic Car Show will be held on Sunday, June 7,  from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the intersection of 48th Street and Chicago Avenue in South Minneapolis. As in other years, the car show will feature…

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Raina’s Wellness: Growing pains

BY RAINA GOLDSTEIN BUNNAG Ouch! Getting older hurts.  Yet, it doesn’t necessarily have to. Most people will experience increased aches and pains as they age, but it isn’t inevitable.  The increased incidence of painful conditions like osteoarthritis and back pain often cause people to take multiple medications and even resort…

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