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The Forest Through the Trees

Raise Your Voice  By PETER MOLENAAR  Folks from this part of the world are familiar with the “signers” who regularly occupy every niche at the intersection of Franklin and Cedar avenues. For some, it is a desperate way to “make ends meet”, while others panhandle for their next “fix” of heroin. Normally, I avoid eye contact. [...]

Spirit of Phillips

Spirit of Phillips

Please Make Minnesota PPE

By LEE LEICHENTRITT There is a well-known shortage of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in the United States. Minnesotans and our fellow countrymen in the other 49 states are suffering because of the shortages of PPE. No employee should go without PPE. No child returning to school in the fall should be without clean and safe daily PPE. No one [...]

Phillips Neighborhood Clinic: Things Open Up

By Harry Leeds Our lives have changed tremendously over the past few months, and as we very slowly move towards normalcy, it is important to remember your healthy habits. Perhaps the first thing to keep in mind is that we are not out of the woods yet. The State of Minnesota has done a better than average job of social distancing and preparing [...]

Something I Said: What Good Safeguarding Income by Risking Life to Only Afford a Good Funeral?

Something I Said: What Good Safeguarding Income by Risking Life to Only Afford a Good Funeral?

By DWIGHT HOBBES Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz extended the corona stay-at-home order through May 18th. While not nearly long enough, it was a welcome reprieve from the threat of people being let loose on the street to keep spreading this catastrophic contagion. This is no thanks to hundreds who demonstrated in mid-April outside Walz’s home as [...]

Dave’s Cave

Dave’s Cave

An Open Letter to Governor Walz and Local Decision-Makers

An Open Letter to Governor Walz and Local Decision-Makers

—from a front-line public health nurse, 5.18.2020 I am reaching out to connect about the resource distribution and conditions for people experiencing unsheltered homelessness in MN, and the resonance to a dire time in state’s history. Summer 1862: displaced Indigenous people, of the recently established State of MN, were waiting on [...]

Transit: When Will Normalcy Return?

Transit: When Will Normalcy Return?

By JOHN CHARLES WILSON Note: This column was written between the times Governor Walz announced the lifting of the Stay at Home order and the change taking effect. Metro Transit has decided to continue running a Saturday schedule on weekdays and not running buses or light rail late at night, even after the Stay at Home order is lifted, [...]

Peace House Community–A Place to Belong: Canadian Humor (which I spell “Humour”)

Peace House Community–A Place to Belong: Canadian Humor (which I spell “Humour”)

By MARTI MALTBY I decided that this month I wouldn’t mention Coronavirus (it didn’t take long for me to fail on that count, did it?) because it has dominated so much of the news that I wanted to give you a break from thinking about it. I hadn’t fully grasped how pervasive Covid has become until I tried to come up with a topic for this [...]

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