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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

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 [...]

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