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May 6th – MayDay Celebration: Parade 12pm, Festival 3pm

2018 MayDay Parade and Festival 12pm on Bloomington Av and 3pm at Powderhorn Park “WHAT YOU FEED, GROWS”

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Our DAD, Virgil Welna

By VIRGINIA M. MAGNER

 

He unlocks the door and cranks down the awning.
Then turns on the lights. A new day is dawning.
It’s eight o’clock sharp; all merchandise in its’ place.
For the next 10 hours he’ll keep a steady pace.
Serving the needs of the young and the old.
And listening with his heart, I have been told.

Down creaky stairs, he heads for the basement.
To a child’s eyes, it is a place of amazement.
Wood beams on the ceiling and limestone for walls.
And whiffs of machine oil I do recall. Read the rest of this entry »

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Virgil Welna 1929-2018 Vast legacy by quintessential storekeeper and community elder

Virgil Welna has heard the last bell signaling another person to meet and serve

By JENN WELNA

Born on March 24th, 1929 in Holdingford, MN to Alphonse (Al) and Anna, Virgil (Virg) Welna was one of six children. When he was in 8th grade, his family moved from their large house in the small town to a two-bedroom apartment in the Phillips neighborhood to ensure that each of their children could find a job and go to college. Upon his arrival in Minneapolis, Virg worked two jobs to pay his tuition to DeLaSalle High School: in the fruit department at the local grocer and at Dalsin Hardware where his father was the manager. Read the rest of this entry »

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March for immigrant and workers’ rights!

By LINDSEY FENNER

On Tuesday, May 1, International Workers’ Day, a broad coalition of community, immigrant, and labor organizations will be marching through South Minneapolis for immigrant and workers’ rights. Organized by the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC), neighbors will be showing up for a platform that protects all workers. ¡El pueblo unido, jamás será vencido!

TUESDAY, MAY 1, 3:30pm
Lake Street & Nicollet Avenue

  • No attacks on immigrants, refugees & Muslims
  • No more deportations
  • Legalization for all
  • Clean DREAM Act Now
  • Restore Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for Salvadorans & Haitians
  • Adopt the Sanctuary Platform
  • Make Minnesota a Sanctuary State
  • Expand union rights in Minnesota
  • Stop all ‘right to work’ (for less) attacks
  • Living wage for all
  • Medicare for all
  • End to police brutality! Community control of the police!
  • Climate justice
  • Peace

MARTES 1 DE MAYO, 3:30pm
Calle Lake y Avenida Nicollet

Aparta la fecha para salir a la calle para la marcha este año por los derechos de los inmigrantes y lxs trabajadores en el Día Internacional de lxs Trabajadores.

  • No a los ataques contra los inmigrantes, refugiados y musulmanes
  • No más deportaciones
  • Legalización para todos
  • DREAM Act LIMPIO ya
  • Restauración del TPS para Salvadoreños y Haitianos
  • Que adopten la Plataforma de Santuario
  • Que Minnesota sea un Estado Santuario
  • Expansión de los derechos sindicales en Minnesota
  • Alto alos ataques con leyes de ‘derecho a trabajar’ (por menos)
  • Salario justo para todos
  • Medicare para todxs
  • Fin a la brutalidad policiaca; Control comunitario sobre la policía
  • Justicia climática
  • Paz
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Phillips West News – May 2018

Phillips West Neighborhood Events: www.phillipswest.info

By CRYSTAL WINDSCHITL

May 3rd Thurs. 6-7pm
PWNO Community Meeting

Join neighbors & Partners for updates: City Government, Police and MNdot; Q & A about summer construction projects. At the LSS Centrum Rm. 2400 Park Av. Free parking: in rear off Oakland Av. Free Jakeeno’s Pizza & Bev. provided! Info: or to get involved call Crystal at 612-879-5383 or pwno2005@yahoo.com Read the rest of this entry »

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Hope Community 40th Anniversary Open House

The Board and Staff of Hope Community invite you to join our celebration of Hope’s 40th year. Explore the campus and hear what is going on at Hope today. Learn about our Food, Land and Community work, our new Best Buy Teen Technology Center, Power of Vision mural project, Parks & Power campaign, and much more.

Saturday, May 19th, 11am – 3pm
Hope Community – Children’s Village Center
611 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404
*Valet service will be provided*

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Metro Transit – How about FREE public transit as a great alternative in blizzards?

By JOHN CHARLES WILSON

Our weather hasn’t behaved itself so far this year: March went in like a lamb and out like a lion, and the April showers that are supposed to bring May flowers came in frozen form.

In adverse weather, public transit shines as an alternative to getting in your car and risking an accident. Of course, the best thing to do is stay home during a blizzard, but when you absolutely, positively have to get somewhere, and neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night can keep you from doing something important, transit is one of the best options. Read the rest of this entry »

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Marie Sandvik Center – May 2018

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What’s Up at the Franklin Community Library – May 2018

By ERIN THOMASSON

K-12 Homework Help
T, W, TH, 3:30-7:30pm
Free in-person tutoring.
www.hclib.org/homework. Sponsor: Friends HN Cty Library.

Teen Programs
Urban 4-H Club
Tuesdays, 5-7pm
Urban gardening, digital photo/video, & theater. Partner: U of MN.
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Memorial Day Service 2018

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