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Magdalena Kaluza: Direct Action By GAEA DILL-D’ASCOLI Reprinted with permission from Minnesota Women's Press "By sharing vulnerability, we build deeper relationships. We need deep relationships to face what’s coming — floods, heat waves, climate refugees.” Magdalena Kaluza (photo courtesy of Magdalena Kaluza) The story of [...]

Let’s Get This Garden Started!

Let’s Get This Garden Started!

By MARY ELLEN KALUZA Dreaming of spring and summer... (illustrations by Jessie Merriam, photos by Mary Ellen Kaluza of her garden) March in Minnesota. The days are noticeably longer. We are longing to have dirt under our nails. But isn't it too early? There's still snow on the ground. It's the perfect time to get the garden [...]

March 2021

March 2021

Down But Not Out: The Future of Uncle Hugo’s

Down But Not Out: The Future of Uncle Hugo’s

By CARZ NELSON Don Blyly might reopen the Uncles.  During the George Floyd uprising, twin retailers Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction and Uncle Edgar’s Mystery Bookstores were burned to the ground. The loss of these neighborhood institutions was deeply felt. Hugo’s is the oldest science fiction bookstore in the country; its importance [...]

Vaccines and Variants

Tips from a COVID-19 Case Investigator By LINDSEY FENNER As I’m writing this in early February, COVID-19 news has seen rapid developments: hopeful, frustrating, and uncertain. The two biggest uncertainties have been how to get a vaccine and understanding how the different COVID variants will impact the pandemic in Minnesota. First [...]

East Phillips Neighborhood Community and Press Conference a Major Success

East Phillips Neighborhood Community and Press Conference a Major Success

By EAST PHILLIPS NEIGHBORHOOD INSTITUTE  “I can’t in good conscience continue to support unsustainable unimaginable policies that continue to disrupt our communities. I really support this effort to create a more sustainable future for our communities, for our City.” – Minneapolis City Council Vice President and Ward 8 Council [...]

Abbott Northwestern Hospital Campus Renewal Project is About to Begin

Abbott Northwestern Hospital Campus Renewal Project is About to Begin

By ALISON PENCE, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, ALLINA Plan for new promenade along the Greenway between Chicago Avenue and Elliot Avenue (courtesy Allina Health) Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital is about to kick-off a multi- year campus renewal project that will help us transform our facilitiesand prepare to provide patient [...]

Alley January 2021

Alley January 2021

AICDC’s New Shelter Homeward Bound Opens To Serve in Minneapolis!

AICDC’s New Shelter Homeward Bound Opens To Serve in Minneapolis!

 By LINDSEY FENNER The Homeward Bound Shelter opened at the former Cedar Box Company building at Cedar and Franklin. On December 7, 2020, American Indian Community Development Corporation (AICDC) opened a new 50 bed shelter providing culturally specific services for the Native American community.The shelter will operate 24/7, and provide meals [...]

Remembering Bob Albee

Remembering Bob Albee

 Robert Albee 1945 - 2020  By CARZ NELSON   Robert Albee Bob Albee was a great neighbor. He was a paragon of community involvement; his decades of work in Phillips spanned innumerable issues and organizations. He was generous as a mentor and a role model. He was a champion for social change. His work was fundamental to many [...]

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