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Larry Levanthal April 28, 1941- January 17, 2017 The Cosmos has Grown by One More Star

BY LAURA WATERMAN WITTSTOCK Larry Leventhal died on January 17, 2017 following a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was a well-known attorney who represented people who had been wronged in some way, and he also wrote wills and in the case of my family, represented us in juvenile court as we undertook the adoption of our great grandchild. In [...]

January 2017 Alley Newspaper

January 2017 Alley Newspaper

Mending Wall

Mending Wall

“…Before I built a wall I’d ask to know What I was walling in or walling out, And to whom I was like to give offence. Something there is that doesn’t love a wall…” From "Mending Wall" BY ROBERT FROST

December 2016 Alley Newspaper

December 2016 Alley Newspaper

Let America Be America Again BY LANGSTON HUGHES, 1902-1967 Let America be America again. Let it be the dream it used to be. Let it be the pioneer on the plain Seeking a home where he himself is free. (America never was America to me.) Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed— Let it be that great strong land of love Where never [...]

PHOENIX NUMBER III

BY PATRICK CABELLO HANSEL In this issue, you will find the 3rd edition of The Phoenix of Phillips: writings by your neighbors who tell their story and the story of our community.  You will meet writers as young as 11 and writers who are well into their seventies.  All of them have a hope for a loving and beautiful community.  Here are some [...]

Roger Buffalohead May 30, 1939 – September 6, 2016: A Great Life Remembered

Roger Buffalohead May 30, 1939 – September 6, 2016: A Great Life Remembered

”My English name is Roger Buffalohead. My Ponca name is Insta dupa, which means Four Eyes. It refers to a very ancient Ponca dog. It had yellow markings above its eyes. At a distance it looked like it had four eyes. It was a very honorific name. In the Ponca clans you inherit a clan name. When you pass on your name goes back into the clan pool. [...]

OPEN LETTER TO COMMUNITY: We must safeguard precious human lives

BY MOHAMED FARAH Dear friends, fellow neighbors, and community members, I write to you today with a heavy heart to first send condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones in the recent tragic shooting in our neighborhood. It was only 24 hours prior to this incident when I was with residents at Stewart Park having lunch after a day [...]

June 28, 1934 – September 1, 2016 Knowles Dougherty Remembered

June 28, 1934 – September 1, 2016  Knowles Dougherty Remembered

A Love Letter BY ROBERT ALBEE I doubt that many Alley readers have been actually invited to a funeral or a memorial by the deceased… That’s kind of what happened to many of us, who attended a huge September 17th gathering to honor and remember Knowles Dougherty at the Guild Hall of the Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis. He wrote: [...]

April 28, 1943 – August 1, 2016 Jim Northrup Remembered

April 28, 1943 – August 1, 2016  Jim Northrup Remembered

By Laura Waterman Wittstock The early 1970s were an important time for American Indian journalism and one of its favorite pastimes was to take satirical looks at contemporary life in the varied communities across the United States, known as “Indian Country.” Federal lawmaking and policy began to flower, so it was natural for the American [...]

Commentary On ‘Reframing Minnesota,’ Paint the real stories

Commentary On ‘Reframing Minnesota,’ Paint the real stories

BY LAURA WATERMAN WITTSTOCK My writer’s instinct reacted to the metaphor, “reframing Minnesota,” as a failure to see the content within the frame. So I decided to follow that, by beginning with a hard look at the large painting that sat in the Minnesota governor’s reception area. It is the source of controversy about whether the painting [...]

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