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Mayoral candidate Betsy Hodges: two-term Minneapolis City Council member

Mayoral candidate Betsy Hodges: two-term Minneapolis City Council member

Oct. 30 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Mayoral candidate Betsy Hodges pledges that if elected next month she will ensure that city residents will be involved in all decisions. “It’s important to get community input on everything we do in the City,”...

Mayoral Candidate Bob Fine: 16-year Minneapolis Park Board commissioner

Mayoral Candidate Bob Fine: 16-year Minneapolis Park Board commissioner

Oct. 30 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   “I’ve grown up in Minneapolis my entire life,” says mayoral candidate Bob Fine, who pledges to reduce property taxes by five percent. “I’ve always been a big promoter [of North Minneapolis, where he...

Gophers rise up, beat Nebraska

Gophers rise up, beat Nebraska

Oct. 30 | The best football in town easily is being played on the campus of the University of Minnesota. I was at TCF Saturday to witness the 54th meeting between the Cornhuskers of Nebraska and the Gophers. After 16 straight losses dating back to 1963, the...

Larry Fitzgerald, Jr. named 2013 recipient of NFL Players Association Georgetown Lombardi Award

Larry Fitzgerald, Jr. named 2013 recipient of NFL Players Association Georgetown Lombardi Award

Oct. 30 | Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in Washington and the NFL Players Association have selected Minneapolis native Larry Fitzgerald, Jr., Arizona Cardinals wide receiver, as the recipient of its annual joint award. Fitzgerald will receive...

Supporting our own

Supporting our own

Oct. 25 | Community awareness, trust cited as factors in Black business and event success   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   With the African American community being relatively small in Minnesota, it can be challenging for Black business owners and...

The WNBA: where it’s been, where it’s going

The WNBA: where it’s been, where it’s going

Oct. 25 | Roster size — go to even or stay odd?   First of a four-part series   Although it’s America’s longest running women’s pro league, the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) is still seen by too many as below major league status....

North Minneapolis mayoral forum disappoints community members

North Minneapolis mayoral forum disappoints community members

Oct. 24 | (top-bottom) Mark Andrew, Betsy Hodges, Jackie Cherryhomes, Don Samuels, Stephanie Woodruff     By Helen Duritsa Contributing Writer   When DeVon Nolen asked her question on food justice at the October 8 mayoral candidate forum at Folwell...

Twin City Conferences look strong for 2013 state playoffs

Twin City Conferences look strong for 2013 state playoffs

Oct. 24 | Don’t look now, but there is a possibility that the Minneapolis and St. Paul City Conferences could have tremendous representation when the state high school football playoffs start in a couple of weeks. A combined four schools (two from Minneapolis...

This Week’s Cartoon

This Week’s Cartoon

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Proposed St. Cloud Islamic Center arouses racial tensions

Proposed St. Cloud Islamic Center arouses racial tensions

Oct. 23 | By Luke Tripp Guest Commentator   The City of St. Cloud is unfriendly to people of color. It is located in Minnesota’s sixth congressional district, which is represented by Michele Bachman, one of the prominent leaders of the Tea Party movement....