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Raise Your Voice: The world within us

Raise Your Voice: The world within us

By PETER MOLENAAR Peter Molenaar From the passenger side window of the adjacent vehicle, an elder Native man called out: “Hey! Where are you from?” At the time, I was fetching 30 Alley papers for deposit at the Native American Community Clinic, after having dropped 30 at the Ancient Traders Market. Detecting the sleight of hand humor, I [...]

Cartoon September 2019

Cartoon September 2019

By Dave Moore

Water is life: Drink and live

Water is life: Drink and live

Step Up interns by Abigail Abby Samuel, Kristian Nordland, Elhan Abdullahi Jama, Asha Ali Hussein, Kristian Herrera Amigon, Angela Yareli Collazo, Ismael Castro, Abdinasir Jama: Cultural Wellness Center Backyard Community Health Hub STEP-UP interns  The human body is made up of 60% water. The longest a human can go without water is only 3 [...]

Letter to the community: Pesticide pollution is perplexing: Arsenic 1938 to 2019

Letter to the community: Pesticide pollution is perplexing: Arsenic 1938 to 2019

The StarTribune article entitled “Superfund Site Mostly Clean,” Aug. 1, 2019, B1, page 1, is incomplete and leaves questions unanswered. For example, reporting that there are only nine property owners who refused soil testing does not tell the whole story.Though the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is tracking this, the number [...]

Frank reflection: Renters being exploited

By FRANK ERICKSON Let’s be clear on one thing: the Minneapolis City Council is pro-landlord. The unjust draining of renter’s bank accounts is the foundation of all these sleek new high-rise apartment buildings being built downtown and the city council has no problem with it. The city has no problem “throwing renters under the bus,” [...]

Dave’s Dumpster August 2019

Dave’s Dumpster August 2019

  cartoon August 2019

Letter to the community: Don’t go down the path of ugliness

I am a former 13-year resident of Phillips, during which time I was an activist and sometime-contributor to the Alley.  When I saw “The Rand Report” I thought: Another interesting column. On reading further, I was saddened. The piece is a classic rant, full of angry statements backed up by unsubstantiated or non-existent evidence. (Sound [...]

The Rand Report: Join neighborhood board

The Rand Report: Join neighborhood board

By Rand Retterath Rand Retterrath I invite all of you to participate in your neighborhood organizations.  For me it is Midtown Phillips Neighborhood Association Inc.  Others in the area include East Phillips Improvement Coalition (EPIC), Phillips West Neighborhood Organization (PWNO), Ventura Village, and Central Area Neighborhood [...]

Frank reflection What is war?

By FRANK ERICKSON Just to clear up any confusion, I always put quotation marks around “war” when writing about it. Quotation marks were not used on the “Iraq War” reference in my May issue Commentary in The Alley Newspaper May. That was a accidental editing omission.  Nonetheless, I want to emphasize that I see “war” as not [...]

Cartoon: July 2019 Roof Depot

Cartoon: July 2019 Roof Depot

Cartoon Roof Depot July 2019

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