OPINION | Nokomis East Neighborhood Association, no more?

“My goal is to cut government in half in 25 years, to get it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub.” –Grover Norquist

Is that what happened to the Nokomis East Neighborhood Association? Did some right-wing ideologues drown NENA in the bathtub?


Minneapolis police launch body camera pilot program

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Three dozen Minneapolis Police Department officers began testing the use of body-mounted cameras on Friday.

The body cameras, which are growing in popularity nationwide, will make police proceedings more open and simplify police misconduct investigations, city and department officials said at a press conference Friday.


Minnesota nurses to participate in Day of Action on Ebola

Minnesota nurses will call for safety standards for healthcare workers dealing with Ebola and other infectious diseases at a rally and candlelight vigil Wednesday at the State Capitol.


How you can help celebrate Veterans Day

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My brother was a homeless veteran. Since his death, Veterans Day isn't just another meaningless federal holiday. I'm grateful that two years before my brother died, he found housing. Yet over 57,000 veterans are homeless each night, according to HUD. Sixty percent of them are in shelters, the rest un-sheltered. Nearly 5,000 are female.


Continuing Mount Sinai’s legacy

Mount Sinai Hospital was a secular institution, with a vision of access, healing, research and treatment to all patients and medical professionals. (Photo: Courtesy of David Grossman)

In February 1951, within a climate of local anti-Semitism, Mount Sinai Hospital opened its doors at the corner of Chicago Avenue and 22nd Street in Minneapolis. The hospital — described in the AJW as “a house of healing for all mankind” — was a gift from the Twin Cities Jewish community to serve and employ, among others, those not accepted elsewhere because of their race or religion.


OPINION | Green energy can end African famine

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While Ebola occupies the world’s attention, a humanitarian crisis is quickly unfolding in Somalia. In August, the Somali federal government declared famine in several regions.


Visitation Sisters celebrate 25 years of 'prayer, presence and hospitality' in North Minneapolis

(Photo by Charles Hallman) (l-r) The Visitation Sisters Virginia, Mary Frances, Katherine, Mary Margaret, Suzanne and Karen

Six Catholic nuns relocated from the suburbs to North Minneapolis 25 years ago. Recently the community and the sisters both celebrated that move at the Capri Theater.


Daudt is Republican choice for speaker; Peppin majority leader

(Photo by Paul Battaglia) House Speaker-designate Kurt Daudt and House Majority Leader-elect Joyce Peppin are surrounded by members of the Republican caucus at a Nov. 7 news conference after their leadership elections.

Rep. Kurt Daudt is expected to be the next speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives.


BEHIND THE STORY | #Pointergate: A learning opportunity about disenfranchisement

Everybody’s talking about #Pointergate, the absurd KSTP story of Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, where she is supposedly flashing a gang sign with a 22-year-old man from north Minneapolis who is working to get out the vote.


Brewing success: Deb Loch and Jill Pavlak work fast and furious to keep up with demand at Urban Growler Brewing Co.

(Photo by Sarah Whiting) Business partners Jill Pavlak, right, and Deb Loch of Urban Growler Brewing Co.

What can happen if you put a go-getter together with a careful planner, add hops and let steep? You might get Urban Growler Brewing Co.