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Who Would I Shelter?

Who Would I Shelter?

BY PATRICK CABELLO HANSEL If you looked to the southwest as you were arriving for La Natividad this past December, you could see just the briefest hint of the sun’s last rays. It was the darkest part of the year for us in northern climes; for many of us, 2016 was one of the darkest as well. From Zika to Aleppo, from thousands dying in the [...]

Front Page Art and Banner Kimber Fiebiger’s creativity has complexity and surreality of Gaudi, Picasso, Seuss and Carroll

Front Page Art and Banner Kimber Fiebiger’s creativity has complexity and surreality of Gaudi, Picasso, Seuss and Carroll

Kimber Fiebiger creates bronze sculptures that range from fun and whimsical, to classical and contemporary. The six Humpty Dumpty sculptures on the Front Page of this issue are at her Gallery/Studio. She lives in Minneapolis yet her sculptures have been sold all over the country where she has won numerous awards. Besides being a fabulous sculptor, [...]

GOAL: “A Requiem for Architectural Eclecticism, Immigrant Ingenuity, Building Repurposing, Prairie Urban Culture, and Marketing Savvy on East Lake Street.” A CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS To Musicians, Poets, Composers, Lyricists, Spoken Word Artists, Songwriters, Playwrights, and Humorists

Plans are being made for a Celebration of the past occupants, companies, and organizations that built, moved, and used the 2019 East Lake Street building for 134 years. Yes, it will be a funeral of sorts, a Requiem, to honor the structure and its meaning for thousands of people. The word Requiem means memorial ceremonies and also texts and [...]

Pursuit of Ugly Building’s Legacy: a Treasure Trove like pearls inside an oyster

Pursuit of Ugly Building’s Legacy: a Treasure Trove like pearls inside an oyster

“Don’t prejudge value by outward appearance alone” BY SHARI ALBERS For 15 months, a group of local history-minded folks have fought to save the odd-shaped building sometimes known as “the Burma Shave building” on the southwest corner of 21st Avenue South and Lake Street. It appears that all hope of saving even part of the building is [...]

Phillips Aquatic Center: Signed, Sealed…

Phillips Aquatic Center: Signed, Sealed…

BY DENNY BENNETT In early 2018, I will be able to finish that headline, but come on, be honest, how many of you never thought we would get to this point? Folks, this facility is 100%, officially being built, with the ground-breaking ceremony to occur after the new year. Go ahead and ask for a new swimsuit for your birthday this year! At this [...]

Note to Self

By Thomas R. Smith on November 9, 2016 2:50 PM Well, we die whether we stay together or fall apart. Finally the world goes on its way without us. The most scourge-like name alive today will one day be spoken seldom if at all. To what purpose this sighing and raging? To what purpose this pain? The main thing is to be a part of one’s [...]

REPAIR

“In history, unlike heredity, we choose our ancestors. We choose with monuments, markers and history books. We choose also with bulldozers, by what we remove.” “Certainly history is important, we say. Children should know history, we say. History is not a flea market or what I throw out today, history is the textbook stuff, history [...]

Analysis: The 2016 United States of America Presidential Election

BY LAURA WATERMAN WITTSTOCK Reporting coming after the 2016 presidential election shows some interesting similarities to the 2012 election. First age: 37% of those 18 to 29 voted for Donald Trump, the same percentage that voted for Republican candidate Mitt Romney in 2012. At the other end of the age spectrum, 53% of those 65 and older voted for [...]

Troubled in life and at death, Russell Sawyer chose City’s tallest, grandest place to die

Troubled in life and at death, Russell Sawyer chose City’s tallest, grandest place to die

Russel Sawyer said “I have no money and no place to sleep tonight and nothing in sight, so will take a rest.”  “There is not use wasting money with a funeral—cremation is rest.  No preacher is wanted or needed.  They are a curse.” And his “rest” was to end his life at the tallest building in Mpls., the Guaranty Loan Company [...]

Green Tomato Cook-Off Results:

Exquisite cranberry GT relish, delicious GT Love cake, savory puff pastry GT Gruyere and Mushroom appetizer, smooth & creamy dill, potato GT soup, healthy & colorful GT Southwestern salad, Best of Show raspberry GT cobbler BY CLAUDIA SLOVACEK Every year the cooks, gardeners and neighborhood residents gather at the end of the growing [...]

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