Better Tomorrow, Started Yesterday

I happened upon this piece of street art — painted on a cardboard produce box — stapled to a utility pole near Minnehaha & 28th. Seeing it and reading its hopeful message brightened this drab day. Photo: Maley Neil

Historic Vets Home

"We had a rare sunny day today so I captured this picture of building number 6 at the Minneapolis Veterans Home. This residential building was built in the early 1900's. Great balconies!" Photo: Sue Romain

Winter Warming

It was a great turnout at the Longfellow Community Council's annual Winter Warming party, held at the LCC office. Pictured here are the photographer's son, LCC staff and board members (which include several Longfellow business owners), and the founder of the Longfellow365 project, in addition to members of the Longfellow community. For more information on... Continue Reading →

A Mystery on Lake Street

Who is this? And, how does it move about? Where will it go next? According to Jess, a cheerful server at Merlin's Rest, this "creepy doll" has been traveling to businesses on Lake Street. In the past week it was seated on a bus stop bench on 37th ave, seated in front of the Barber... Continue Reading →

The Language of Hope

I love this mural. It greets you as you travel east on Lake Street just past 31st Ave S. I've lived around the corner from it for 14 years and wanted to document it before the building is torn down to make way for a new Walgreen's this winter. According to a sign on the... Continue Reading →

Peppers & Fries

Steve Frias and his daughter Marie, the proprietors of Peppers & Fries, a new restaurant at 3900 E. Lake Street, pause for a photo during a bustling opening day. Frias grew up in the restaurant business—his parents launched Boca Chica in Saint Paul over 50 years ago. Peppers and Fries will specialize in scratch burgers and burritos, and the... Continue Reading →

Pasties at Epworth United Methodist

Epworth United Methodist is having a pasty sale fundraiser next week. Pasties are meat and root vegetable hand pies that originated in Cornwall, England, and became common in mining parts of the USA due to the spread of Cornish miners. Growing up on the Iron Range (lots of iron mines), pasties were all over the... Continue Reading →

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