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Laura Waterman Wittstock, still the superb journalist

Laura Waterman Wittstock, still the superb journalist

Laura Waterman Wittstock | J Arthur Anderson/ALLEYNEWS First Person Radio Signs Off the Air By ELAINE SALINAS The final segment of First Person Radio (FPR) aired on KFAI Radio in Minneapolis on February 14th, 2018, forty years after it originated as The Native American Program on KUOM-AM, the University of Minnesota’s radio station. First [...]

Riverside Meadow named for Annie Young

Riverside Meadow named for Annie Young

CAM GORDON/ALLEYNEWS Martha Anne “Annie” Young 1924-2018 By CAM GORDON On Saturday, March 17, over 100 people gathered in Lower Riverside Park to celebrate the life of longtime Phillips resident and recently retired Minneapolis Park Commissioner, Annie Young, who passed away earlier this year on January 22. The celebration included a [...]

Opioid Crisis: Facts you didn’t want to have to know

By LINDSEY FENNER The opioid crisis is the deadliest drug crisis in American history. Drug overdoses now kill more people in the U.S. than car accidents or guns. Drug overdoses are the leading cause of death of people under 50. In 2016, opioids accounted for 66 percent of drug overdoses. Opioids are powerful but highly addictive [...]

Messiah Demolishes Sanctuary and Sells to the Money Changers, 2018 A.D.

Messiah Demolishes Sanctuary and Sells to the Money Changers, 2018 A.D.

Opinion By HARVEY WINJE There is tragic irony this Passover/Good Friday/Easter Season in the Phillips Community. For Christians, this is a season of introspection, betrayal, death, and celebration. Passover March 30, 2018, is reminiscent of Passover 2,000 years ago when, “Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast those that sold and bought [...]

Shepherd boy learned how to be admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering

Shepherd boy learned how to be admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering

By LEON OMAN and http://www.exploreminnesota.com/events/35332/a-crack-in-the-sky Ahmed Yusuf, a Phillips resident, is Co-Author of “A Crack in the Sky” performed at the History Theatre until March 4, 2018. It is a World Premiere Drama by Harrison David Rivers and Ahmed Ismail Yusuf . Directed by Faye Price it portrays the journey from [...]

Become admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering at Best Buy Teen Tech Center

By info@hope-communityin.org Hope Community, 611 E Franklin Av, celebrated its 40th anniversary with the grand opening of Best Buy Teen Tech Center: state-of-the-art technology to engage teens 13–18 in using technology for learning, creativity, & career-path development. (more…)

Abbott Northwestern adds $29.2 M unit in 2019 and Panera Bread March 2018

By HARVEY WINJE McDonalds restaurant, formerly within Abbott Northwestern (A/N) Hospital at 27th and Chicago Av, closed in May 2016 ending 28 years serving high sugar and fat content fast food in a hospital that often treated some of the results of regularly consuming such foods. Their exodus was a part of A/N’s parent non-profit conglomerate, [...]

Get in the Swim! Because… Phillips Community has been admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering

Get in the Swim! Because… Phillips Community has been admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering

Harvey WINJE /ALLEYNEWS | New, enlarged Entrance with canopy to the Phillips Community Center main entrance to enlarged, remodeled, Phillips Aquatic Center, Gymnasiums, and rented offices at 2323 11th Avenue. The Phillips Aquatics Center opens in early spring. By JULIE CONAGLIA The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) is on track to [...]

Mueller Knighted, Laundromat Demolished, and Sauna on The Av.

Mueller Knighted, Laundromat Demolished, and Sauna on The Av.

NorwayHouse.org | (L to R) Norwegian Ambassador to the U.S. Kåre R. Aas. and Jeff Mueller By NorwayHouse.org Norway House, the Nat’l Norwegian Ctr. in Am., is proud to announce that King Harald V of Norway, conferred upon Jeff Mueller, Director of Adm. & Fin., the rank of Knight First Class in the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit for over [...]

Bill Parker – Friend to the Indian Community

Bill Parker – Friend to the Indian Community

BY LAURA WATERMAN WITTSTOCK Opera devotees tuned in to the Opera program one evening every week to hear Bill Parker play and comment on great music as probably no one has since on Minnesota Public Radio. When the traveling portion of the Metropolitan Opera came to Minneapolis, Bill would pull out all the stops to record interviews with visiting [...]

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