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Women have right to live violence-free lives

Women have right to live violence-free lives

The Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center (MIWRC) is a non-profit community organization that provides social services and education to American Indian women and their families.  Established in 1984 by three local Native women and one male Native ally, its mission is to empower American Indian women and families to exercise their cultural [...]

Franklin Library closing Oct. 20

Franklin Library closing Oct. 20

Library will be closed about 3 months for  rennovations, get items on hold from East Lake Franklin Ave. Library will be closed for three months beginning Oct. 20. Franklin Library will close for a three-month renovation beginning Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019.  The library is scheduled to reopen after about three months. The renovation [...]

GET IT FRESH THIS SUMMER

GET IT FRESH THIS SUMMER

courtesy WAITE HOUSE Teens garden at Waite House by Tesha M. Christensen At the Waite House, they’re nurturing a healthy foundation by growing fresh vegetables and then working with kids on an business venture. In all, Pillsbury United Communities, which runs the Waite House (2323 11th Ave S,,),  has five spots in the Phillips [...]

PPL’s NEW MURAL

PPL’s NEW MURAL

A 4,000-square-foot mural has been created on the side of Project for Pride in Living’s new Career Center at 1021 E. Franklin Ave. (the former Franklin Theater). The mural highlights the history, voices, and priorities of the Phillips neighborhood on a large scale. Attend the mural’s unveiling celebration on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 2–5 p.m.  [...]

3 GENERATIONS RUN PRINTING BUSINESS

3 GENERATIONS RUN PRINTING BUSINESS

Carlson Printing at Franklin and Chicago rolls with the times, focusing on personalized customer service By Tesha M. Christensen photo submittedStan Carlson started Carlson Printing in 1974 with his two sons, and his granddaughter is now working there. The southeast corner of Franklin and Chicago has been home to a third generation [...]

OPEN STREETS Lake + Minnehaha Photos by Tesha M. Christensen

OPEN STREETS Lake + Minnehaha Photos by Tesha M. Christensen

 

Commemorating 400 years of Black oppression, resistance and resilience

Commemorating 400 years of Black oppression, resistance and resilience

Ebony Adedayo By Ebony Adedayo, ReCAST Minneapolis Program Manager Aug. 20, 2019 marks the 400th Year Commemoration of Africans being brought to Jamestown, Va. and enslaved by the British. To honor this event, the city of Minneapolis’ Division of Race and Equity is bringing together city staff and community partners to collectively [...]

Holmes asks: Will you make a phone call?

Holmes asks: Will you make a phone call?

By Tesha M. Christensen At 14, Trinidad Flores was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy, a condition in which an enlarged heart struggles to pump blood. His mom, Little Earth’s Cassandra Holmes, watched him endure three surgeries and a failed heart transplant before he died in 2013 at age 16. Now she’s leading a charge to decrease the [...]

Your concerns are her concerns

Your concerns are her concerns

Photo submittedCommissioner Angela Conley, along with other leaders and community members, celebrate the completion of nearly two years of construction at Peavey Park on May 31, 2019.Hennepin County invested funding for a sidewalk at the park. Other improvements include new basketball courts, play areas, pavilion and more. Commissioner Angela [...]

AIM: Work goes on because needs go on

AIM: Work goes on because needs go on

By Laura Waterman Wittstock and Elaine J. Salinas In the 50 years of its formal history, the American Indian Movement (AIM) has given witness to a great many changes.  We say formal history, because the movement existed for 500 years without a name. The leaders and members of today’s AIM never fail to remember all of those who have [...]

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