Food Supply Minnesota U.S. 

The Seward Co-op plans to open new location in south Minneapolis

At the end of June, the Seward Co-op announced that it was planning to open a new location in the, south Minneapolis, Bryant neighborhood. The MPR reports that community members are divided on if the co-op will be a positive addition to the low-income neighborhood. There aren’t any full service grocery stores located within the neighborhood, which has certain residents… Read More
Minnesota MPD U.S. 

Minneapolis Police Department stuck in a race battle

On Wednesday, black community leaders held a press conference at the Minneapolis City Hall to make a public request for an independent investigation of the Minneapolis Police Department. After a number of incidents, involving blacks, community leaders believe that the officers actions are racially motivated. MPD is notorious for using excessive force, derogatory language and for not disciplining officers for… Read More
Gun violence Minnesota 

‘Mayors Against Illegal Guns’ bus tour reaches Minneapolis

Mayors Against Illegal Guns have organized a 25-state rally, that they hope will result in stricter private gun ownership legislation. MAIG will be making a stop in Minneapolis, on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m, in front of the U.S. District Court House. The goal of the rally is to persuade Congress to pass legislation that would allow for more in… Read More
Minnesota 

Minneapolis Police Department pays out big sums for misconduct

Over the past seven years, the Minneapolis Police Department, has paid out around $14 million in misconduct payouts. But, the MNPD almost never admits that the officers were in the wrong. Over a period of six years, starting in 2006, there have been a little over 90 misconduct payments. The payments were made to victims and family members of victims.… Read More
International Minnesota 

Erasing free market capitalism becoming a trend in Minneapolis

City officials want to place occupational restrictions on ‘pedal pubs.’ The city wants to schedule formal hearings concerning the bars on wheels, so that they can be formally recognized by the city. “A people… who are possessed of the spirit of commerce, who see and who will pursue their advantages may achieve almost anything.” George Washington This formal recognition isn’t… Read More
International Minnesota 

Loon liquors has positive environmental impact

Is it possible to create and operate a company that has a zero impact on the environment? Loon Liquors is putting this question to the test. Mark Schiller & Simeon Rossi Loon Liquors is the brain child of Minneapolis residents Mark Schiller and Simeon Rossi, who are originally from Northfield, MN. Loon Liquors was started by Schiller and Rossi after… Read More
U.S. 

Is Minneapolis legislation erasing free market capitalism?

James (Jim) A. Dolphy, was a proud owner of a tree trimming company until his “American Dream” was derailed. Dolphy, an Inver Grove Heights resident, successfully ran a tree trimming company for 5-years until the City of Minneapolis adopted laws that required tree trimming companies (operating in Minneapolis) to employee arborist. Dolphy was licensed by the City of Minneapolis to… Read More
International Minnesota 

Boozing replaced with Somali community outreach

The 400 Bar has been closed for about a month now. The building has been purchased by Abdighani M. Ali. Ali, plans on converting the building into a much needed community center for Somali-American children. The building is located in the Minneapolis Cedar-Riverside neighborhood aka Little Somalia. It is fair to say that the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood has become a Somali… Read More
University of Minnesota U.S. University of Minnesota 

U of MN Pres. Bruininks rallies supporters at the 2011 legislative briefing

Over 500 supporters from around the state attended Wednesday evening’s 2011 Legislative Briefing at the University of Minnesota McNamara Almuni Center. The U of MN Alumni Association organized the event and made it available to supporters at Crookston, Duluth, and Morris campuses by providing live webcasts. Participants took “Because” pictures, which will be sent to the individuals legislators, and are… Read More
Chinese New Year U.S. 

Celebrating the Chinese New Year with a night of ‘Enchantment of Dance’

What: TCCDC is proudly announcing the “Enchantment of Dance” — TCCDC 2011 Chinese New Year Celebration Show at the O’Shaughnessy Theater on Saturday, January 29, 2011, at 7:00pm. This show will be TCCDC’s way of celebrating the Chinese New Year, the Year of Rabbit, and the groups way of saying “Thank You” to all the warm and generous support in… Read More