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Thi Synavone came to the U.S. in 1979 as a Laotian refugee. After living in many states, her family settled in Minnesota in 1988. Synavone said that growing up, domestic and sexual violence was never … more
The four city council candidates running in Ward 13 shared their viewpoints in a forum on Sept. 6, 2023 at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church. Attending were Linea Palmisano, Kate Mortenson, Zach Metzger, … more
As a child, Saymoukda Vongsay wrote herself into stories of Little House on the Prairie, Sweet Valley High and The Babysitters Club, as a side character. In middle and high school, she was a known … more
Community members smiled as they tasted different dishes and snacks from local businesses of the Little Mekong cultural district on University Avenue on Sunday, July 2, 2023. The event was artist … more
I think about energy a lot. I wonder: How much energy does it take to bark!? I mean, it kind of looks like it would take a lot of energy, if I were to suddenly yell that loud and urgently. . . I … more
Graham Bennett, 14, is a tech wizard who goes to The Kenwood Retirement Community once a week to help residents with their phones, iPads, laptops, and computers. His path to the Kenwood was a natural … more
It’s August 2023. A theme is emerging out of my life experiences to date. The theme can be captured in two words: self care. My life as it is unfolding in 2023 is revolving around self care. I … more
Faith-based, nonprofit healthcare and housing organizations look to expand options for customers, team members, and communities Knute Nelson, based in Alexandria, Minn., and Walker Methodist, based … more
The cornerstone of wellbeing, for yourself, your family, and your community is self-care. Staying in balance, vibrant, rested, nourished, connected and strong requires daily attending and … more
Saw this old dude jump off his bike to grab a photo of a cool old vintage car driving around Lake Harriet. (Illustration by WACSO) more
Picnic moving to former Clancy’s spot A women-owned neighborhood bar is coming this winter to the former Clancy’s location in Linden Hills (4307 Upton Ave. S). Picnic is owned by … more
PROJECT GOALS   • Build a two-way, multi-use trail on Dunwoody Boulevard and Hennepin Ave. The trail will run from Linden Avenue to the west of 17th St. The trail will be above the … more
New Community Safety Commissioner On Sept. 11, Mayor Jacob Frey nominated Hennepin County Chief Judge Todd Barnette to serve as the city’s next Community Safety Commissioner. If his … more
MPLS For a Better Police Contract The organizations and individuals involved with MPLS for a Better Police Contract spent the spring and summer reviewing the Minneapolis Police Federation … more
How do our elections work and why are they are fair and accurate? Skim this resource or dig into specific aspects/issues for a deeper dive. Go to Elections 411   more
LWVMN does not invite judicial candidates to participate in the Vote411 Voter’s Guide due to the number of candidates across the state and associated administrative costs. This combined with … more
Kao Lee Thao and Ash Kubesh spent 66 hours over 10 days painting two new murals that represent Thao’s Hmong heritage at Boom Island Park. The artwork is part of the Minneapolis Parks and … more
I cannot recall in my lifetime having more instances of friends telling me: “You have to go see the Walker Exhibit.” Word on the street was, “Oh my god, it’s fantastic.” … more
To engage broader communities and understand their experience surrounding mental health stigma, we connected with Cultural Brokers from Watercourse Counseling Center (WCC) and the Somali American … more
Patio season. Book Club. because it’s winter near 6 months a year, we hit patio season hard and enjoy it more than just about anyone else I imagine. (Illustration by WACSO) more
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