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Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

Postby MNdible » February 3rd, 2014, 10:13 pm

It appears that she talked to most of the CMs. I'm not saying that it means the story is wholly accurate, but if nobody else was forthcoming with an alternate hisotry...

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Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

Postby seanrichardryan » February 3rd, 2014, 11:20 pm

Oh, there's always room for conspiracy theories.
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Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

Postby PhilmerPhil » February 9th, 2014, 2:34 pm

What's up with Alondra Cano mentioning Bon Iver in every other tweet?

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Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

Postby xandrex » February 10th, 2014, 10:32 am

MinnPost has a piece on getting to know the new councilmembers. I daresay it's mostly information people paying attention to city politics already know, but interesting to see it all gathered in one place.

Some of the quotes do strike me as populist to the point of being unrealistic, but that's politics for ya...

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Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

Postby twincitizen » March 26th, 2014, 8:31 pm

Board elections for the Whittier and Lowry Hill East (Wedge) neighborhoods are coming up very soon.

Whittier is tomorrow night, Thursday March 27 at Whittier Elementary, 5:30 to 8:15pm. You need not stay for the entire thing if you can't, but please arrive before 6 in time to get registered and vote for board members.

http://whittieralliance.org/wp/wp-conte ... -FINAL.pdf

LHENA is Wed. April 16 at Jefferson Elementary, 6-8pm
http://thewedge.org/
https://www.google.com/calendar/render? ... output=xml

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Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

Postby MNdible » March 26th, 2014, 9:07 pm

Word on the street is that our good friend Basim Sabri is going to try to stack the board at Whittier, where he's had a long-running feud, with his stooges. If you live in the neighborhood, please consider showing up and voting. You'll need to bring ID or other documentation proving that you live in the neighborhood.

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Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

Postby twincitizen » March 27th, 2014, 7:16 am

Thanks MNdible.

Candidate profiles are available here: http://whittieralliance.org/wp/wp-conte ... 032614.pdf


A little birdie told me you used to be on the board back in the day (even though I still have no idea who you are).

Zach Metoyer is definitely a Sabri stooge and should be avoided.
I have it on good authority that Abdirahman Abdulle is not a Sabri guy.
I'm not sure about the rest, except #3, because that's me.

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Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

Postby NickP » March 27th, 2014, 7:30 am

Does anyone know if Ridgewood Ave is a part of Whittier. I live in the same buidling as Tommy and have never clearly known what neighborhood I live in. lol

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Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

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Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

Postby NickP » March 27th, 2014, 8:20 am

Thanks Phil

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Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

Postby twincitizen » April 7th, 2014, 10:45 am

Karen Boros' City Hall coverage is consistently top notch. I'm becoming a big fan of hers.
Once the Cityscape column went downhill (Marlys Harris), Boros' writing is one of the big reasons I still give MinnPost $5/month.

http://www.minnpost.com/politics-policy ... neymooners

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Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

Postby twincitizen » July 15th, 2014, 11:32 am

Lowry Hill East / The Wedge has a board meeting tomorrow night (Wednesday) and three board seats are up for election.

July 16, 2014
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Ballentine VFW, 2916 Lyndale Ave S

6:30 p.m. Call to order
Introductions
July agenda approved
6:35 June minutes approved

6:40 Council office update by Council Member Lisa Bender:
6:45 Hennepin County Commissioner Marion Greene:

6:50 Election to fill three open Board seats. One term runs through March 2014, two terms run through March 2016.

7:05 Brian Schaffer, City of Minneapolis Planner – update on rezoning study: address the current rezoning study scope, what the potential expanded study scope would look like and address questions

7:50 Carol Lansing Elan sign plan

8:20 President’s updates and Finance Report

Committee Updates:
8:25 Environmental
8:30 NRP
8:35 Public Spaces
8:40 Social
8:45 Zoning and Planning
8:55 New Business
Adjourn 9:00 pm

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Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

Postby FISHMANPET » July 15th, 2014, 1:35 pm

Are you sure it's March 2014? That's already passed.

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Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

Postby twincitizen » July 15th, 2014, 1:38 pm

That's all copied & pasted straight from the LHENA website, MRRDC-style 8-)



(so I assume it is a typo)

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Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

Postby twincitizen » August 4th, 2014, 2:14 pm

Teardowns, Styrofoam and Uber: How the new Minneapolis City Council members have changed the city: http://www.minnpost.com/politics-policy ... ers-have-c

Karen Boros is one of my favorite reporters. Always top notch.

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Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

Postby twincitizen » August 29th, 2014, 6:48 pm

This was clever/cute: http://www.bluestemprairie.com/bluestem ... onent.html (Hodges did the ALS ice bucket challenge in a parody of Jeff Wagner's viral campaign ad)


Also, Bluestem is a great blog covering outstate politics and goings on of the MN Legislature

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Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

Postby Nick » September 9th, 2014, 10:30 pm

Here is a thing with lots of fun ye olde mappes:

https://streets.mn/2014/09/09/the-politi ... on-growth/

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Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

Postby twincitizen » September 9th, 2014, 10:59 pm

FYI: After you opined (privately) that it wasn't getting enough views/comments, I added "Minneapolis" to the title. I hope you're ok with that.

Of lesser note, I changed "LHENA" to "Lowry Hill East" in one of the paragraphs towards the end.

Tangent: I think we (everyone) conflate the names of neighborhoods and neighborhood organizations far too often. The only neighborhood this should be done for is CARAG, as the neighborhood doesn't have a proper name, other than CARAG. No one calls it "Calhoun Area", because that's weird. Plus if we start calling The Wedge "LHENA", we're giving that neighborhood a third(!) name, after Lowry Hill East and The Wedge. I have suggested to their board on several occasions to just do everyone a favor and officially rename the neighborhood "The Wedge", ending the Lowry Hill East / LHENA nonsense forever.

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Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

Postby Nick » September 10th, 2014, 6:10 am

I shoulda titled it "Kim Kardashian did WHAT in a luxury apartment?!"

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Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

Postby mattaudio » September 10th, 2014, 8:01 am

Abuse of the streetsmn editorial process!!!
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