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Visit Lake Street USA Coupon Book: BuyOneGetOne

Visit Lake Street USA Coupon Book: BuyOneGetOne

By Carstens Smith Chocolate is a wonderful Valentine’s gift, but the Lake Street Council is giving visitors to the street a host of other great options. The Visit Lake Street USA Coupon Book contains more than 80 coupons for dining, shopping, and entertainment along the six-mile-corridor. Most of these coupons are “Buy One, Get One [...]

Lake Street Council Update

Change is constant on Lake Street, and some big changes recently extended to the Lake Street Council Board of Directors. At our annual meeting we welcomed a new board president, vice president, and director at-large. Get to know them a little better here. President: Dave Burrill, Ryan Companies Dave is a key part in the success of the Midtown [...]

Return to Street Cars?

Return to Street Cars?

By Joyce Wisdom Meetings about street cars in Mpls. are happening at various levels of policy making.  . The Twin City Rapid Transit Company opened the Lake Street Station in 1910.  It was one of six car-houses for the Mpls/StP. system.  In 1920 TCRT had 530 miles of track, 1,021 streetcars & 238 million riders. Lake Street Station [...]

Winter Solstice celebrated in stories, dance, and runes

Winter Solstice celebrated in stories, dance, and runes

By Carsten Smith The winter solstice marks the time when the days slowly begin to lengthen and the light returns to the world. Celebrated as “Jul” (yule) in Scandinavian countries, Nordic Roots storyteller and singer Kari Tauring and folk dancer Carol Sersland, along with Tapestry Folk Dance Center, bring the joy of this festival of light [...]

Old Arizona: “Bridging” Community, Café, and Classroom

by Brittany Gilbertson, Lake Street Council Intern “When we bought our building in the 1980’s, this was the fourth leading corner for drug traffic and prostitution,” says Elizabeth Trumble, co-founder of 29th and Nicollet’s Old Arizona, and Executive Director of the Arizona Bridge Project. “Each year, we saw the prostitutes getting [...]

50’s emigrants found romance, jobs, home, and business ownership Right on Lake Street

50’s emigrants found romance, jobs, home, and business ownership Right on Lake Street

By Carol Blair as told to Chris Oien Carol and her husband were involved with Soderberg’s Floral at 3305 E. Lake St. for almost 50 years, and owned it for 30 of them. She remembers how they got started there and what it was like. To see the full interview, go to www.youtube.com/visitlakestreet My name is Carol Blair, my husband is Lyle [...]

Lake Street Council Annual Awards

The Lake Street Council (LSC) announced 2011 Annual Awards during 43rd Annual Meeting at Safari Restaurant and Banquet Hall, 3010 4th Avenue South March 15th. “Each of these businesses has shown exemplary innovation and community responsibility,” Joyce Wisdom, LSC Executive Director, said. “They are committed to the betterment and [...]

9 Cent Movies and Sugar from Minnehaha Fire Station

9 Cent Movies and Sugar from Minnehaha Fire Station

By Joyce Wisdom and Chris Oien My name is Bill Nelson, and I showed up in the neighborhood of March 1941, which was just a few months before Pearl Harbor. Some of my earliest memories go back to shortly after the beginning of World War II, when I and my mother, along with my brother who was an infant at the time, would make the trek from 36th [...]

“Lutecorn,” “lutecream,” and “lutefish”… The Myth of the Lye-processed Cod fish is exposed bathed in butter

by Carsten Smith It is Lutefisk Tasting Day at Ingebretsen’s Scandinavian Gifts. Customers who come in for Swedish meatballs and bakery products cautiously accept a sample from Diane Noble, an Ingebretsen’s employee in a traditional Swedish costume. They take a sample in a small paper cup and stab the white fish in butter with a toothpick. [...]

“Tell Me a Story”…in Kathleen Anderson’s Words

“Tell Me a Story”…in Kathleen Anderson’s Words

Lake Street Council is working hard this year to collect and promote the history of this area. The first stage to this project is collecting oral histories of longtime residents. Here’s part of the interview with Kathleen Anderson, longtime district director for Congressman Martin Sabo, who lived in Longfellow growing up. Please visit [...]

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