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Longfellow Market: A new, old-fashioned neighborhood grocery opens for business

The owner of the new Longfellow Market on Minneapolis’ Lake Street hopes offer neighborhood shoppers an anti-Cub Foods experience.

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Central Corridor light rail will run 24/7

When the Central Corridor light-rail line opens June 14, trains will run 24/7.

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Transportation, 'revitalization' and safety on the table at 'Bringing Broadway Back' forum

Jamil Ford, Alissa Pier, Paul Bauknight and Paula Pentel, during their panel discussion. It was noted that in the map behind them, the compass direction north is down, the river is at the left. (Photo by Margo Ashmore)

Which comes first, reduction of negative factors, or positive development? That chicken-egg question was the heart of the matter when about 45 community leaders, developers, residents, business owners and city planners gathered at the YMCA on West Broadway April 17 in the morning, to discuss plans to improve the area, addressing a campaign pledge of City Council Member Blong Yang to hold a “summit” on the issue. The objective was to develop “solutions, visions and improvements to revitalize West Broadway.”

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Eastside Food Co-op plans to buy Love Lines spot for expansion

A designer’s bird’s eye view of the expanded store with expanded parking lot. Detailed plans need to be drawn up, and additional funds raised before construction can start. (Rendering courtesy EFC)

If you could provide more customer parking and keep delivery trucks off the streets, wouldn’t it be worth a few hundred thousand more dollars (of a $2 million increase) in funding an expansion? With plans to buy the former Love Lines site to the south of its store, that’s what the Eastside Food Cooperative (EFC) plans to ask members at a meeting April 17.

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Northeast College Prep looks at 2511 Taylor site

Organizers of Northeast College Prep school had hoped to have a lease hammered out before needing to go public with their choice of location, but the necessary city conditional use permit brought it to light.

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Community rallies to save Urban League Academy

Urban League Academy graduate Albert Bratton tells the Minneapolis Public Schools board that he might have dropped out of school if not for the academy.

Despite the pleas of several current and former students of the Urban League Academy – a Minneapolis contract alternative school – a divided school board voted to give the school a one-year provisional contract, placing the school's future in jeopardy.

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Midway businesses meet, prepare for Green Line launch

As the June 14 launch date for the Green Line approaches, over 80 representatives from the government, local businesses and non-profit organizations attended the Midway Economic Development Summit on April 16.

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COMMUNITY VOICES | Locals swarm to El Norteño Restaurant for Carrotmob

Owner Clemen Serna refills the buffet line for a hungry crowd.

Nearly 200 people showed up to El Norteño Restaurant in Minneapolis on Saturday, April 19, for a “Carrotmob” to support the efforts of the owners, Clemen and Estela Serna, to improve the energy eff

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Condoleezza Rice speaks for sold-out crowd, 200 protest her campus visit

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks to University of Minnesota graduate students and faculty during a small group discussion Thursday afternoon in Northrop Auditorium. (Photo by Amanda Snyder)

After weeks of controversy surrounding former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s visit to the University of Minnesota, her appearance Thursday went ahead as scheduled.

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Collateral costs: Racial disparities and injustice in Minnesota's marijuana laws

Blacks in Minnesota are 6.4 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than whites, one of the nation’s highest disparities, according to FBI statistics. Our latest report finds these disproportionate arrest rates further exacerbate equity gaps for individuals and neighborhoods in communities of color.

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