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What’s happening at McRae Park?

BY ED FELIEN According to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, “The football/soccer field, four ball fields and two broomball rinks will be closed from July 1, 2015, through mid-summer 2016. This is to ensure the proper growth of the new natural turf field.” The playing fields will be closed…

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Remembering Jim Knutson

BY KIERAN FRAZIER KNUTSON My dad, James H. Knutson, passed away today from acute erythroid leukemia. He was with family and the arias of  Leontyne Price. He married my mom when I was a little boy and was a great father to me and my sister, Katrina. He was the…

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Stop the Wars! Ground the Drones!

Photo by Kim DeFranco Sandra Glover led chants as more than 200 people joined a Minneapolis antiwar protest on Saturday, March 21. They marched up Lake Street from Hiawatha Avenue to Walker Community Church at 31st Street and 16th Avenue. The protest was called to mark 12 years after the…

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Wine and beer OK for La Ceiba Bistro

BY ED FELIEN On Tuesday, March 24, the City Council License Committee unanimously recommended approval of a “C-2 On-Sale Wine with Strong Beer license [that] shall permit amplified or non-amplified music by three (3) or fewer musicians.” for La Ceiba Bistro at 3500 Bloomington.  They satisfied the city requirement for…

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Target Center all over again

BY ED FELIEN The Minneapolis City Council has agreed to pay an additional $24.5 million to renovate the Target Center so Glen Taylor can charge more for admission.   Taylor is the publisher of the Star Tribune and owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves—the worst team in the NBA.  They are so…

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Remembering James H. Knutson

BY KIERAN FRAZIER KNUTSON My dad, James H. Knutson, passed away today from acute erythroid leukemia. He was with family and the arias of Leontyne Price. He married my mom when I was a little boy and was a great father to me and my sister, Katrina. He was the…

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Mitch and John, Part Three

BY ED FELIEN The second coming of the Klan happened after the Great Migration of blacks to the north seeking industrial jobs in the cities during the second decade of the 20th century. “Birth of a Nation” was an instant sensation when it was released in 1915.  D.W. Griffith’s film…

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Longfellow Art Crawl 2015???

Organizers of the 2014 Longfellow Art Crawl have announced they will not be planning and administering an art crawl in 2015, citing other time commitments and        priorities. For its first five years, artist and graphic designer Bob Schmitt served as art crawl administrator, overseeing the entire process, coordinating other volunteers,…

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March for peace, March 21

BY LINDA HOOVER Organizing against a war might make some folks weary if they remember how long they’ve been doing it. Almost 13 and a half years ago the Twin Cities antiwar movement held its first demonstration against the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. Twelve years ago it demonstrated against the…

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Internet service

BY ED FELIEN What’s the fastest, cheapest entrance ramp to the information super highway? There are a number of options for people in South Minneapolis. Xfinity, the local cable company previously known as Comcast, will give you basic cable plus internet for $79.99 a month.  It’s $39.99 for internet alone.…

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The search begins for a super-Super

BY DEBRA KEEFER RAMAGE It’s a funny old world. Back when R. T. Rybak was mayor of Minneapolis, he used to say he had the second hardest job in the city, next to Superintendent of Schools Bernadeia Johnson. “People care a lot about potholes, but they care a whole lot…

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