Tag Archives: Marcy Holmes Neighborhood Association

What’s blooming in the urban prairie patch?

Almost every day, I get a tiny dose of prairieĀ  in the middle of the city. The Sixth Avenue Greenway, just a few blocks from the Mississippi River, looks a little unruly and neglected this time of year, but it’s … Continue reading

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Did she have to wear a scarlet letter?

There’s nothing like a (one-hundred-and-fifty-year-old) neighborhood scandal. A young woman named Kate Noonan lived and worked as a domestic servant in various homes in the pioneer town of St. Anthony Falls. One of those homes is a few blocks from … Continue reading

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