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The Nokomis community is known for its primarily residential nature and is home to nearly 38,000 residents. While there are several local businesses and commercial developments that can be found among the community’s 11 unique neighborhoods, the majority of land space is reserved for housing and park land. While this article does not provide a… Read more »

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Standish is located within the Powderhorn community in Minneapolis. This neighborhood was named after an area elementary school, which had been called Miles Standish after a work by the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. It was considered the outskirts of the city until immigrants, mainly Swedish and Norwegian, started developing housing here in the early 1900’s…. Read more »

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The Wenonah neighborhood is located on the southern edge of Minneapolis and found in the Nokomis community. Near the southern border, a piece of the neighborhood ranges into the city Richfield. The Wenonah neighborhood got its name after Hiawatha’s mother, the daughter of Nokomis, from a legend that Henry Wadsworth Longfellow attributes to Ojibwe people in… Read more »

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The Regina neighborhood, located on the south side of Minneapolis, and found within the Nokomis community. This is a residential neighborhood with mostly small single-family houses built before 1940. The neighborhood is named for the former Regina parochial school. Mainly a residential neighborhood, it features a close-knit community of just over 3,200 residents. Regina is… Read more »

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The Page neighborhood is on Minneapolis’ south side, and within the Nokomis community. The neighborhood, as well as so many other neighborhoods in Minneapolis, took its name from the local elementary school. Page Elementary School was named after Walter Hines Page, who was an American editor and diplomat born in the mid 1850’s. The neighborhood… Read more »

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Nokomis: Northrop

Northrop is located in the southern portion of the city of Minneapolis and within the Nokomis community. Along with many other neighborhoods in Minneapolis, Northrop is named for its elementary school. Northrop Elementary derives its name from Cyrus Northrop, second president of the University of Minnesota. It shares with Field neighborhood located west of Northrop, an active… Read more »

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The Minnehaha neighborhood is found in south Minneapolis and within the Nokomis community. Minnehaha, as well as its neighbor, Hiawatha, derived its name from an Ojibwe phrase cited in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, The Song of Hiawatha. Minnehaha means “laughing waters,” as the waterfall in Minnehaha Park was nicknamed in Longfellow’s poem. Tree-lined streets characterize the… Read more »

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The Keewaydin neighborhood is located on the south portion of Minneapolis, and within the Nokomis community. Keewaydin neighborhood derived its name from an Ojibwe legend stated in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, The Song of Hiawatha. “Keewaydin” is Ojibwe for “northwest wind”, or “the home wind”. Tree-lined streets with smaller homes in an assortment of architectural… Read more »

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