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Franklin/Hiawatha Encampment Still here! Resilient, resourceful and committed despite trauma and genocide

Franklin/Hiawatha Encampment Still here! Resilient, resourceful and  committed despite trauma and genocide

Safe, affordable housing sought by descendants on land ancestors honored for millennia CAMILLE GAGEBULLETIN! Council approves Site! 4 PM Sept. 26th11 MN tribal nations Leaders, Gov. Mark Dayton, and Mayor Frey met; tribal leadership offered 2109 Cedar Av So., 1.25 acres, owned by Red Lake Nation (was Ambles), for a  Navigation Center. All [...]

Representative Karen Clark, Dist. 62A: 38 years! A job well done

Representative Karen Clark, Dist. 62A: 38 years! A job well done

MINNESOTA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESKaren Clark, Phillips resident and Minnesota State Representative of District 62A since 1980 WILL retire from that elected office in January 2019. By VERNON WETTERNACH Alley Editor 1979-1980 “There is still much work to be done.” She is known as a progressive fighter for equality, affordable housing, [...]

1977 UN Geneva Conference – Dick Bancroft: champion with a camera

1977 UN Geneva Conference – Dick Bancroft: champion with a camera

DICK BANCROFTThese men photographed and documented by Dick Bancroft are a few of the many representatives attending the 1977 UN Geneva Conference. Left to right Ted Means, Greg Zephier, Russell Means, Oren R. Lyons, Jr., Larry Red Shirt, and Francis Andrew He Crow First Declaration of International Indigenous Day By LAURA WATERMAN WITTSTOCK In [...]

Alley Update – September 2018

Alley Update – September 2018

What Does It Mean To Be a Community Newspaper? The first issue of The Alley Newspaper was produced in January 1976 making this mighty community newspaper 42 years old. Alley Communications is the non-profit (501c3) organization whose mission is to inform and engage members of our community, to increase community awareness and to promote community [...]

Wizard Marks, assiduous artisan of articulation, bestowed a treasure trove of written wisdom

Wizard Marks, assiduous artisan of articulation, bestowed a treasure trove of written wisdom

Wizard Marks’ Alley writings are “Bound for the Future” at Libraries.Wizards Marks left indelible marks (pun intended) with superb articles and extensive investigative reports for The Alley from mid 1980s to 1990s. Her excellent work is now bound within reprinted Alley Newspapers in hard-cover volumes at the Hennepin County Franklin [...]

Historic Messiah Church demolished!

Historic Messiah Church demolished!

HARVEY WINJEBy early afternoon August 21, 2018 only the Messiah Church Balcony, main entrance with Bell Tower, and office portion of this 101 year old Community and Architectural Historic building remains adjacent to the Clinics and 700 car parking ramp already built on Block 5 Chicago/Columbus E. 25th and 26th Streets where Children’s Hospital [...]

Houses and churches demolished! But loss of trust is the larger tragedy!

BY HARVEY WINJE A personal note of transparency: 1953: At age 13, I was taught to trust leaders by Reverend Dr. Leonard Kendall, Messiah Church Pastor, in the Catechism class in the basement of that same church. He strictly taught that when in class or in the Sanctuary facing the leader at the front, we were never to glance back or worry about [...]

Confluence of people, stories, organizations, and betrayal

History’s woven web: “Newspapers are the first rough DRAFT of history.” BY HARVEY WINJE Cathy’s Grade ‘A’ Café, mentioned in Donna Neste’s tribute to Wizard Marks, was a storefront in a corner building at 25th and Chicago Avenue designed by Alexander, Fraser, Rose—Architect and built by Simonson Construction Company for Dr. Olaf [...]

August 2018 Alley Newspaper

August 2018 Alley Newspaper

Transparent transition of The Alley Newspaper, as you have known it …

Transparent transition of The Alley Newspaper, as you have known it …

1. The Transition Team is meeting every 2 weeks It is comprised of: Alley Board Members, Sue Hunter Weir and Chair, Cathy Strobel-Ayers; Thor Adam, Ventura Village resident; Sunny Sevigny, Midtown Phillips resident; John Charles Wilson, Alley writer; Peter Molenaar,  Alley writer;  Lee Leichentritt, Alley reader; Kelly Trius, East Phillips [...]

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