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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

BULLETIN! EPNI Indoor Urban Farm Supporters

BY CAROL PASS The future of the East Phillips Indoor Urban Farm project will now be determined at the Wednesday, Nov. 14 Ways & Means Committee meeting at 1:30 P.M. 3rd floor of City Hall after the possibility of a negotiated settlement regarding the East Phillips Indoor Urban Farm was removed from the October 30th Ways & Means [...]

Franklin/Hiawatha Encampment funded; operator chosen

Franklin/Hiawatha Encampment funded; operator chosen

Amble’s Machinery and Industrial Supplies’ 105-year-old building had over 40,000 Sq. Ft. of metal fabrication equipment, tools, steel stock, parts, pumps, nuts and bolts, hardware of all kinds, hoses, belting, fixtures and material handling that was sold as Jim Amble retired after 42 years in the business at 2109 Cedar Av. and sold the [...]

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 [...]

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