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Anoka to allow churches on portion of E. Main Street

A former funeral home on the east end of Anoka's Main Street could soon become a church after the City Council approved a resolution allowing houses of worship in a section of the city where they previously had not been allowed. The change comes after Immanuel Church asked the council...
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Saints Take Pride In Final Homestand Of 2021 From September 22-26

ST. PAUL, MN (September 20, 2021) - Although we’ve come to the end of the road, still we can’t let go. We plan on going out with all the pomp and circumstance that our first season as a Triple-A affiliate deserves. We’ll spend five days blasting music, knocking back a few beverages, and beaming with pride as we celebrate with the best fans around. So come on out and enjoy the final homestand of 2021 from September 22-26. Wednesday, September 22 vs. Iowa Cubs (Chicago Cubs), 7:05 p.m. – Pride Night.
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Parents Split On Vaccinating As Pfizer Touts Effectiveness With Kids 5-11

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A COVID-19 vaccine for younger children could be just weeks away. Pfizer says tests show that a lower dose of its vaccine works and is safe for kids ages 5 to 11. That’s welcome news for many families, as the virus has infected nearly a half-million children in the past two weeks. However, some Minnesota parents remain hesitant. Outside Edinborough Park in Edina, Ashley Kubes from New Prague was loading up her kids. She said she will be “first in line” to get her 5-year-old child Asher vaccinated. “I want him to be protected as much as possible since one...

Bethany Lutheran Church closed Sept. 12

“The Times They Are A-changin’ ” is ever true. Sunday, Sept. 12, was a “bittersweet” morning, said Bethany’s Pastor Jeffrey Schulz at the final worship service of Seward neighborhood’s Bethany Lutheran Church. An ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America) congregation at 25th and Franklin Avenues, it was the oldest church in Seward.

COVID Vaccine For Younger Kids ‘Would Be Absolute Relief’ For Families With Immunocompromised Members

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Kids between 5 and 11 years old may soon have the option to get vaccinated against COVID-19. For some Minnesota kids, the lack of protection has meant extreme isolation for more than a year. For the Moskowitz family of Eden Prairie, it’s been 18 months of keeping their distance from the outside world — which is especially tough for 9-year-old Cameron. “He is constantly on the go. He does not sit still. Keeping him home is really hard, he wants to be out,” mom Stacy Moskowitz said. But Cameron, who was born at 26 weeks and has cerebral palsy...

Front-line worker pay agreement nears

(KSTP) -The two co-chairs of the Frontline Worker Pay Working Group say they hope to have a tentative agreement on how to distribute $250 million in pandemic pay bonuses by the end of this week. They also acknowledge it hasn't been easy to reach an agreement because the issue is so complex.
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Minnesotans with disabilities fight for future of remote work

In the early weeks of 2020, when a mysterious new virus began making headlines, South St. Paul resident Steve Romenesko watched the news closely. By early March, with many things still unknown about the rapidly spreading coronavirus, it became apparent the infectious disease would prove more deadly for organ transplant recipients like Romenesko.

The Zero(ish) Co. Opens in South Minneapolis

Trying to curb climate change through individual action can seem intimidating at best and overwhelming at worst. Does the fate of future generations really rely on me never eating a steak again? How much plastic waste am I producing by shopping at Trader Joe’s?. Kate Marnach, the owner and founder...

‘Be The Match’ Donor, Recipient Finally Meet

Libby Seering works at Be The Match, the Minneapolis nonprofit which has a role in every bone marrow and blood stem cell transplant in the United States. In 2019, Libby swabbed her cheek and found out she could help Richard Huck, who was battling leukemia. This week, Libby and Richard met for the first time ever on Facetime.
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Knight Foundation puts $1.5 million toward citizenship efforts

The Knight Foundation is contributing $1.5 million to help immigrants who are permanent residents complete the process to become U.S. citizens. The funds will boost the New Americans Campaign, a national network of legal service providers, in seven cities across the country where the Knight brothers once held newspapers, including Minnesota’s capital city.

Who is running in the 6th Ward?

Southside Pride sent the following to the two candidates running to represent the 6th Ward on the Minneapolis City Council, Abdirizak Bihi and the incumbent, Jamal Osman:. “Southside Pride will be publishing a Guide for Voters in the 6th Ward in our upcoming Riverside edition coming out Sept. 20. We would like you to answer the following three questions. Please write no more than 50 words as your answer for each question. Please return your answers to me no later than noon on Wednesday, Sept. 15.

Trick or Trot and Transylvania

Get into the Halloween spirit by participating in New Hope’s Trick or Trot event! Youth ages 3-12 can participate in a spooky (not scary) evening of trick or treating along the lighted trail at Civic Center Park, face painting, pumpkin decorating, DJ music, costume contest, scavenger hunt, carnival games, and hot beverages. Stay after the event to watch a FREE showing of Hotel Transylvania at 7:30 p.m. (sponsorship available). Wear your Halloween costume and tennis shoes! Register by October 1.

Apple Autos presents Ford Escape to veteran

Wells Fargo teamed up with Apple Autos of Shakopee and Military Warriors Support Foundation to present a payment-free 2021 Ford Escape SE Hybrid to former U.S. Army Sgt. Michael Diehn on Aug. 31 during Military Appreciation Day at the Minnesota State Fair. “It is such an honor to receive this...
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Lakewood 7th Annual Lantern Lighting

Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis held its 7th Annual Lantern Lighting Celebration Sunday evening, September 19, 2021. More than 500 people decorated paper lanterns to honor departed loved ones and then set them afloat in Cemetery Lake as their names were read aloud.