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Raina’s Wellness: What about your diet?

BY RAINA GOLDSTEIN BUNNAG The recently released Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has made quite a flurry in the media.  Everyone seems to have something to say about the nearly 600 page document. First, here’s a little history. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans were first created…

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Park board approves Master Plan

BY ED FELIEN CORRECTION: Last month in this space, in an article entitled “Hiawatha Beach to close permanently,” our lead sentence said, “The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will close Hiawatha Beach permanently this summer.”  We indicated later that this proposal was part of a “long-term” plan, but we were…

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Volunteers visit immigrants in detention

BY ELAINE KLAASSEN Every human being has the right to live in safety with the opportunity to secure food, clothing and shelter. If these rights do not exist in the land of one’s origin, one must go in search of them. That is, it contradicts one’s survival instincts to stay…

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It’s THE BIRD!

It’s THE BIRD!  Thanks to all our readers for their wonderful suggestions for names for our new football stadium.  After careful consideration, we think Gayle Bonneville’s suggestion sums up what Zygi Wilf and the last Mayor and the last City Council gave to the Minneapolis taxpayers.  They flipped us The…

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Will the city seek justice?

BY ED FELIEN The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office has declined to prosecute Jeffrey Rice for driving his car into a crowd of demonstrators in front of the Third Precinct station on Nov. 25.  They told Southside Pride: “After reviewing all of the facts from the police investigation, prosecutors determined that…

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Fighting City Hall

BY CHUCK TURCHICK Yes, you can fight City Hall, and sometimes even win a little something. When the Minneapolis Police Conduct Oversight Commission (PCOC)—the citizen body that took over all the Civilian Review Authority functions other than actually hearing cases involving allegations of police misconduct—held its first meeting in October…

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County attorney will not prosecute Jeffrey Rice

BY ED FELIEN At a demonstration on Nov. 25 of last year in front of the Third Precinct station at Lake and Minnehaha, Jeffrey Rice drove his car into a crowd of demonstrators.  Southside Pride encouraged demonstrators to contact the County Attorney’s Office with information about the incident with the…

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The continuing struggle

BY ED FELIEN On Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 19, about 2,500 people marched from Snelling and University to the State Capitol.  They attempted at points to march down Interstate 94 but were detoured to side streets by a battalion of the Highway Patrol. They were protesting, among other…

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Queen of Cusine: New Kid (Back) in Town

BY CARLA WALDEMAR Spoon & Stable 211 N. First Street 612-224-9850 www.spooonandstable.com Phone now. Then you’ll at least have a head start on those who hesitate till they’ve read the story. Even so, plan on a lo-o-o-ong wait to score a prime-time table. Instead, we accepted (read: jumped at) the…

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Letter to the Editor: Stadium

Whenever someone talks about the new stadiums I say I don’t believe in TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION (BASEBALL/FOOTBALL U of M makes students PAY). I fought it for years, begged my DFL caucus to demand that we get to vote as mandated by our city charter. Ziggy Wilf made out like…

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Name the Stadium contest

BY ED FELIEN Names for the new Vikings stadium are coming in fast and furious.  The response has been fast, and many of the names reflect taxpayer fury. Jim Graham wants to call it The Bam, as in the Great Bamboozle. Gayle Bonneville wants to call it The Bird.  Janet…

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