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Sen. Linda Berglin retires from MN Senate and “Bridges” to County Health System

By Sen. Linda Berglin, Senator from District 61, “I have taken a job with Hennepin County that excites me because it will give me the opportunity to improve outcomes for many of the people I have served in the legislature. It also means I will be part of the effort to help Hennepin County and its partners succeed in implementing heath care [...]

“Celebrate Your Independents”: Stalwart Businesses “Bridging” Shopper’s Needs for Decades

“Celebrate Your Independents”: Stalwart Businesses “Bridging” Shopper’s Needs for Decades

By Julie Ingebretsen Throughout July, dozens of local independent businesses, who are members of the Metro Independent Business Alliance (Metro IBA) joined forces in a “Celebrate Your Independents” campaign. “Celebrate Your Independents” offered shoppers exclusive deals, as well as a chance to register to win $1,250 in gift cards [...]

Meet Soren Jensen, the new Executive Director of the Midtown Greenway Coalition

Meet Soren Jensen, the new Executive Director of the Midtown Greenway Coalition

Soren has more than 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector, including management positions with the National Parks Conservation Association, American Red Cross, and Sabathani Community Center. He has also worked for Target Corporation, where he managed the United Way campaign and employee volunteerism for Dayton’s, Hudson’s, and [...]

Thank you Tim for decades of gracious, dedicated work “Bridging” Minneapolis

By Harvey Winje The adjacent article by Tim Springer is reprinted with permission from the Midtown Greenway Coalition newsletter “Pathways.” The Alley appreciates having this farewell in Tim’s own words. Another article by a writer familiar with the saga of this Phillips resident and organizer who has done yeoman’s work for nearly two [...]

Tim Springer Reflects on 18 “Bridging” years at the MGC

Tim Springer Reflects on 18 “Bridging” years at the MGC

By Tim Springer, Executive Director through June 3, 2011 The Midtown Greenway rocks. I love to be on the Greenway when it’s full of commuters, joggers, and joy-riders of all stripes. I feel very fortunate to have been on the team that made it happen. Thank you to the collective Midtown Greenway Coalition community for giving me that [...]

First Annual Bridging Festival crosses Phillips August 13th

By Dallas Johnson The Bridging Minneapolis Project partnering with In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre presents The Bridging Festival:  hands-on, interactive event east to  west on 24th Street- Hiawatha to 35W-- site to site co-creating, learning about engagement throughout Phillips Neighborhood. New to the [...]

Twin Cities American Indian Arts Festival

Twin Cities American Indian Arts Festival

SPORTSTALK interview with Lindsay Whalen of the Minnesota Lynx

By Ray Jay & Young Dex Sportstalk is back for the upcoming Minnesota pro-sports season. Yes, my friends, the season for enjoying professional sports in Minnesota is beginning. We only average about three months each year, of pro-sports here, while the other nine are nothing but misery and suffering! We both agree that this is a sad period [...]

“The Alley” Goes to Harvard Law School, Cambridge & Old South Hall, Boston “Spirit of Phillips” to be experienced by its Cartoonist and Editor from Phillips

By Harvey Winje, Editor, The Alley Newspaper Fifty-nine years ago, as a young boy growing up in Phillips, my parents enrolled me at  Wendell Phillips Junior High School on 13th Avenue and East 24th Street where housing stands now north of the Phillips Community Center Pool and Gym.  To the best of my recollection, no one ever told us who [...]

Open Letter about Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery and Sue Hunter Weir

As I have gotten to know Sue over the years, I can not even begin to describe how impressed I am with what a great historian, member of our community, and friend Sue is.  Sue has such a passion for the cemetery.  It may seem like a very niche interest, but Sue has a talent for researching the lives of those Minneapolitans who have come before us [...]

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