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Walker Community Church 2.0 rising

BY DEBRA KEEFER RAMAGE On Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, neighbors of 3104 16th Ave. S. may have seen something that hadn’t occurred for 18 months—churchgoers, some toting musical instruments, trickling into the building. Just two days earlier, the trustees and Rev. Walter Lockhart had received the certificate of occupancy from…

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Legislative agenda 2014

We sent the following letter to State Senators Jeff Hayden and Patricia Torres Ray and Representatives Jim Davnie, Jean Wagenius, Karen Clark and Susan Allen: An Open Letter to our state representatives and senators: You represent the most progressive districts in the State of Minnesota. As your constituents we have…

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In response to John Delmonico

BY ED FELIEN On Dec. 23, 2013, John Delmonico, president of the Minneapolis Police Federation (MPF), wrote an op-ed piece for the Star Tribune arguing that the Minneapolis Police Department should not seek outside investigators when MPD officers use deadly force. The proposal of Chief Harteau to use the Bureau…

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Richard “Skip” Nelson

BY ED FELIEN Richard “Skip” Nelson lost his battle with cancer on Dec. 18, 2013. No one can replace him. He was so gentle and so kind. Walt Whitman has a line, “He shamed silliness out of me.” Skip had a wonderful sense of humor and loved a good joke,…

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The 407 million dollar question for Hennepin County

BY LARA NORKUS-CRAMPTON, RN Is Hennepin County quietly rebuilding the aging downtown HERC Garbage Incinerator? Would this be the best investment of hundreds of millions of public dollars? Why not invest more in recycling programs? Shouldn’t the public be part of this discussion? A recent item appeared in the 12/10/13…

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Raina’s Wellness “The food waste problem”

BY RAINA GOLDSTEIN BUNNAG Thanksgiving is a truly American holiday. Turkey, football, family and lots of leftovers. Were you able to use up all your leftovers? If so, I commend you. If not, you are certainly not alone. In our house we tried hard (cranberry sauce and peanut butter sandwich,…

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Queen of Cuisine “Chatter-worthy”

Chatterbox 229 E. 35th St. 612-728-9871 Also Linden Hills and Highland Park locations Remember way back to 1928? Me neither. But for a taste of that hard-partying, speakeasy era, stop in at Chatterbox Pub and step back in time. For 85 years the Chatterbox has anchored its corner of East…

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LCC elects new officers

On Nov. 21, the Longfellow Community Council (LCC) elected a new president and vice president to its Board of Directors. Andrew Johnson, the former LCC president, won the Ward 12 City Council election in November, leaving a vacancy in the organization. Eric Day, LCC’s current vice president, was unanimously elected…

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Burn, Baby, Burn

BY LARA NORKUS-CRAMPTON A recent report from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) makes a strong case that much more municipal solid waste could be recycled and composted. Commissioner John Stine made eloquent statements about the quantity of recyclable and compostable materials that were being inappropriately shipped to landfills. Not…

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Southside resident commits to planet preservation

BY AMY BLUMENSHINE “I’m a secret agent for Mother Earth.” So proclaims the T-shirt given me by Powerfully Green, my solar panel installer. The 36 new electricity-generating panels themselves are no secret—quite visible on my roof. (“They look sexy,” says my neighbor.) I do admit to some secret satisfaction, however,…

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St. Cloud State: Why do so few Black students graduate?

BY MYRLE B. COOPER, RETIRED SCSU FACULTY MEMBER Earthbound Media Group was employed by St. Cloud State University (SCSU). The Lakota Group was hired by City Hall. Both public relations firms are desperately diverting attention from St. Cloud’s reputation as Minnesota’s bastion of racism. Despite campus and community efforts to hide…

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‘A good man with a gun’

BY ED FELIEN “The only thing that stops a bad man with a gun is a good man with a gun.” —Wayne Lapierre, National Rifle Association Paul Anthony Ciancia believed he was that good man. He believed he was a warrior against the traitors who were taking over our government,…

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