Dear Neighbors, I have no doubt that the Edina Police Department is an excellent organization that deserves wide public support. But so are the Edina Fire Department and two libraries among other local agencies. Yet the flowering of lawn signs reported in the September 15, 2016 Sun Current expresses gratitude only to the police. Why? Hasn’t it got something to do with the … [Read more...]
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Claims arguing against the Northside Greenway project, detailed in the September 2016 issue of the Camden News article “Pros and cons to the Northside Greenway,” deserve critical assessment. I envision a North Minneapolis that is healthier, safer, more economically thriving, and more socially cohesive as a result of the Northside Greenway project. The project was spawned out … [Read more...]
Finally, someone is actually commenting on the total lack of respect the best pro team — the Lynx — get in the sports reporting of the Star Tribune and elsewhere (Magazine cover gives WNBA some overdue respect, MSR, June 2, 2016). Recently, the Lynx finally made it to the front page of the Star Tribune sports page (June 15, and 22, 2016). Yeah! Although they are better than the … [Read more...]
As the director of golf for the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB), I was surprised and concerned with the misinformation and allegations contained in Ron Edwards’ June 1 commentary in the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder “Racism inside Theodore Wirth Golf Course.” I think it is unfortunate Mr. Edwards did not verify the information in his opinion column. Mike Baker is … [Read more...]
Hello, Mr. Hallman, I’m just writing to say how much I enjoyed your interview with Jennifer Jacobs (MSR, “Navigating through Minnesota Nice: Black woman coach finds it difficult to have ‘the racial conversation’ here,” March 10, 2016) and yet found it intriguing that still today, in 2016, a person of color may still have to rely on a designated form of funding (for … [Read more...]