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MURDERED & MISSING but not forgotten

MURDERED & MISSING  but not forgotten

THEY WALKED FOR WOMEN ON VALENTINE’S DAY by Tesha M. Christensen Over 1,200 people braved the winter weather to march for missing and murdered Indigenous women on Feb. 14, 2019. Twenty-nine-year-old Amber Brunelle, who works in South Minneapolis, was walking to raise awareness of this issue. She pointed out, “Most cities don’t have [...]

Franklin Aldi closed until mid-April

Franklin Aldi closed until mid-April

Remodel will remake store with wider aisles, more fresh foods, and more refrigerated products by Tesha M. Christensen TESHA M. CHRISTENSENFinding it hard to get to the grocery store since the Franklin Aldi’s closed? Get free delivery via Instacart, Aldi's grocery delivery service. Look for an updated Aldi at 1311 E. Franklin Ave. in [...]

One of busiest food shelves right here

One of busiest food shelves right here

Donate or check out Waite House Food Shelf during March Minnesota FoodShare Campaign by Meghan Muffett Waite House staff, Jovita (left), assists a community member in the Waite House Food Shelf. Located right here in the Phillips community, the food shelf at Waite House Community Center is one of the busiest in the Twin Cities, serving [...]

UnBank and UnMission with common wall and uncommon purpose

by HARVEY WINJE The corner storefront that was Roger Beck Florist until November 2018 at 1100 E. Franklin Ave. is, apparently, now owned by and about to become the UnBank currently at 1009 E. Franklin after initially being restricted from being there because it was too close to a “mission” by city zoning requirements. Historically, [...]

Patron saint of lost causes

Patron saint of lost causes

by TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN COURTESY OF Peter McLaughlinFormer District 4 Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin speaks during the South Minneapolis Hub opening along Lake Street and Hiawatha Ave.. The South Minneapolis Hub represents a move to decentralize human services from downtown to make it easier for people to get access the [...]

Controversy reaches crisis

Controversy reaches crisis

Editor’s note: The following was submitted as an open letter by Carol Pass, Cassandra Holmes, Chad Hebert, Clarence Bischoff, Dean Dovolis, Abah Mohamed, Steve Sandberg, and Jose Luis Villasenor.  TESHA M. CHRISTENSENThe city threatened eminent domain to purchase the Roof Depot site in order to expand its public works facility at 26th and [...]

INSTRUMENT OF CHANGE

INSTRUMENT OF CHANGE

Outgoing Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin reflects on public service Tesha M. Christensen“I feel good looking around at all the things I helped do,” observed Hennepin County District 4 Commissioner Peter McLaughlin, who left office in December 2018 after 28 years of service. “The county is a pretty amazing instrument and [...]

The 43-year path traveled by The Alley newspaper

The 43-year path traveled by The Alley newspaper

Wendell Phillips By HARVEY WINJE PREAMBLE People have told stories, shared information, and offered opinions for many ages and without printed paper and recordings through avenues that have there own style of permanence. Hieroglyphics, art and picture writing provided a means that could be preserved in another style of permanence. The [...]

What’s next for The Alley – November 2018 update

What’s next for The Alley – November 2018 update

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