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Compassionate Duo Artfully Planting and Giving for Tomorrow: Pastors Luisa and Patrick Retire

Compassionate Duo Artfully Planting and Giving for Tomorrow: Pastors Luisa and Patrick Retire

By CHRISTINE LEEHEY, BART BUCH, SANDY SPIELER, SUE HUNTER WEIR Pastors Luisa and Patrick Cabello Hansel. Photo: Lowell Hanson, 2014 Poetic Art & Artful PoetryBy CHRISTINE LEEHEY“Pastors Patrick and Luisa Cabello Hansel have served St Paul’s Lutheran Faith Community for 15 years. Their art and poetry talents were gifts, to us and the [...]

“CLASS of 2020: You Carry the Legacy of Resilience. We Know You Will Deliver!”

“CLASS of 2020: You Carry the Legacy of Resilience. We Know You Will Deliver!”

South High School 2020 Graduate Lawn signs designed by the Graduate Recognition Committee, purchased by South High Foundation, and delivered to graduate’s homes by teacher and staff volunteers following strict distancing protocol. March 16 was the final day of classes, after schools were ordered closed; and May 13 was the first day signs were [...]

Raise Your Voice: Commentary Honor The Community’s Vision Of A Better World. Please!

Raise Your Voice: Commentary Honor The Community’s Vision Of A Better World. Please!

Our Righteous Community By PETER MOLENAAR Note: In the realm of politics and leadership, the designation of “opportunist” intends a pejorative, i.e., it describes a person whose self-interest supersedes the longterm benefit of the whole. By now, every reader of “the alley” newspaper, is aware that governance of Minneapolis [...]

“Being alive and Native is an act of resistance, resilience and activism,” says Marcie Rendon

“Being alive and Native is an  act of resistance, resilience and activism,” says Marcie Rendon

By DWIGHT HOBBES Marcie Rendon, writer and grassroots firebrand, has made her way into the mainstream with the hit novels, “Murder on the Red River” and “Girl Gone Missing” (Cinco Puntos Press), racking up love-letter reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Kirkus Review and more like it’s lunch. Marcie [...]

The Fateful Day in Duluth: June 15, 1920

The Fateful Day in Duluth:  June 15, 1920

BY HOWARD McQUITTER II On June 15th, 1920, three young African American boys—Elias Clayton, 19 years old; Elmer Jackson, 19 years old; Isaac McGhie, 20 years old—working for the John Robinson Circus were lynched by a white mob. Postcard of the 1920 Duluth lynching: Two of the victims are still hanging while the third is laid on the [...]

New ways to live…heal the earth…as healed

By KITTY O’MEARA And the people stayed home. And read books and listened, and rested and exercised, and made art and played games, and learned new ways of being and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently. And the people healed. And, in the [...]

Common Sense for the Common Good

Commentary on EPNI Urban Farm By HARVEY WINJE Before Covid-19, many cities across the U.S.–including Mpls.–were responding to climate change and racial discrimination by changing guidelines, revenue recipients, zoning, and goals. Housing, food, and jobs near public transportation—walking paths, bike trails, bus, and light rai—were [...]

LOST 2020: Laypeople’s Outdoor Sculpture Trail

LOST 2020: Laypeople’s Outdoor Sculpture Trail

A perfectly appointed tiny table and chairs. Tiny ice cubes. Tiny potato. Photo: BEN HEATH By SAM MOLSTAD, Host Are you finding yourself with time in your hands? Are you looking for ways to harness your Power? If your answer was “yes,” then please join us in creating the Laypeople’s Outdoor Sculpture Trail! WHAT? You and your [...]

REMEMBERING

Covid-19 Pandemic experiences make lasting memories. Here are some memories sent by a few neighbors. What will you be remembering? • Remembering the ways of being present. There are ways of being present that do not require us to be physically present in times like these. • Remembering there was a time when people wrote letters to one [...]

Mobile Outreach and Outdoor Drop-In (MOODI)

Mobile Outreach and Outdoor Drop-In (MOODI)

MOODI is grounded in the cultural wellness approaches to moving from race to culture and community healings. The Cultural Wellness Center is located one block away from Peavey Park on the Hope community campus. The MOODI model is created by partners who have joined forces over the years to reverse the practice of individualism, loss of community, [...]

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