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Taco Salad Monday

Guest writer, Courtney Algeo, contributor at the blog All The Tacos I Have Loved, http://allthetacos.com/. Click here to read the original post from All The Tacos I Have Loved. True confession: Until Monday I’d never had a taco salad. Why? Because when I go for a taco I am essentially saying, “Yes, I would like about three handfulls of [...]

MLK Author of A Memoir of Injustice Mayday Bookstore on May 13th 7 PM

Martin Luther King, Jr. was felled by an assassin’s bullet on April 4, 1968 in Tennessee. The lone gunman, escaped fugitive James Earl Ray, was arrested for the crime and spent the rest of his life behind bars. Case closed. Except for one problem: he was innocent, and even King’s wife and son agree. A Memoir of Injustice, by [...]

Phillips Student Erika Espey-Sundt Honored for Songwriting

by Kevyn Burger Erika Espey-Sundt, a senior studying music at the Perpich Center for Arts Education, is winner of Zeitgeist’s 16th annual Eric Stokes Song Contest in the youth category. Her piece, “Gust of Wind,” reflects the different stages of an adventure, from whimsy and playfulness to mystery and intensity. The daughter of [...]

Noche de Paz Night of Peace Celebrating community! Hosted by Latina leaders and friends

Noche de Paz  Night of Peace Celebrating community! Hosted by Latina leaders and friends

By Kathleen Sullivan and Mary Laurel True, Powderhorn neighbors What brought neighbors to come together in warmth and light on a cold February evening? Inspired by the Peace in Powderhorn event on December 1, Powderhorn neighbors kept the bonfires burning, and came together to enjoy a Noche de Paz or Night of Peace. It was an evening of [...]

Fire Destroyed Bloomington Lake Clinic except for records

The Bloomington Lake Clinic (BLC) on Bloomington Avenue near Lake Street was destroyed by a fire on Wednesday, March 9. It is an 80-year-old medical clinic serving more than 50,000 patients in greater Minneapolis, The clinic’s second site is still in full operation at 79th Street and Xerxes Avenue in Bloomington, Minnesota and has taken on all [...]

What is TRANSITION TOWN PHILLIPS? Here, in a nutshell

By Corrine Bruning The transition towns concept hails from England, is that peak oil and climate change are challenges that are real and will start having major effects on our oil based society. We look to become resilient and create an Energy Action Descent Plan that moves us toward a localized clean energy future. This also means learning how [...]

Youth Gather and Grow Solutions in Phillips

By Ruby Levine In July 2010, the unemployment rate for people ages 16-24 reached 19.1% nationally - it’s worse in low-income and minority communities. In response, young people here in the Twin Cities are working with the broader community to create solutions. The Summer of Solutions (SoS) is a two-month summer program building capacity [...]

Public comments NEEDED on the Certificate of Need Xcel Energy Public Hearings Wed. March 16

Plaza Verde, 1516 E. Lake St., 3rd floor ballroom Afternoon session 2 p.m. – Evening session 6 p.m. This is the time to bring up ideas on alternative energy sources MN Office of Energy Security (OES) will conduct a public information meeting Wed., March 16, on the Certificate of Need application submitted by Northern States Power Company [...]

Concrete Beet Farmers Puts Down Roots in Midtown Phillips

By Dusty Hinz What do you get when you mix a global environmental crisis, an industrial food system that threatens our food security, a city with an increasing number of vacant properties, and six conscious young people with an entrepreneurial and community spirit? The answer is a micro urban farm that seeks to help re-localize our community [...]

After 18 years! Tim Springer Resigns as Executive Director: Replacement Sought

After 18 years! Tim Springer Resigns as Executive Director:  Replacement Sought

by Tim Springer “Wow. I am profoundly grateful for the opportunity I’ve had to work on the Greenway as part of a team with dedicated fellow staff, volunteers, elected officials, and public and private partners. Yay for the Midtown Greenway, Minnesota’s busiest bikeway! I’m also very proud that we’ve created a new national model for [...]

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