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As Indigenous Peoples’ Day is celebrated across Minnesota with parades, powwows, and feasts, it is worth revisiting the fact that a memorial to Christopher Columbus stands on the grounds of the Minnesota State Capitol enshrined by the power of the state. Some who know of the memorial, most prominently Native American activists and their allies, hav...

Diana Griffis, a former manager at Genova Italian Restaurant in Newton, will bring experienced savor to McPherson’s Main street with her own Italian eatery, Ristorante Italiano di Famiglia. Griffis said she has had plans of starting her own restaurant ever since coming to Kansas nearly three years ago, a dream that will come true on Oct. 12. She sa...

Columbus Day is just hours away which means celebrating the Italian explorer for some, but distress for others who are upset over treatment of indigenous people. Monday is Columbus Day and for the past few years, this statue of Christopher Columbus here in Tower Grove Park has been vandalized. A little over a month ago members from the community ga...

Italian-Americans here have celebrated their heritage with Columbus Day festivities for 150 years, a tradition this year’s organizers say will continue with or without Columbus. The future of the October holiday and the Christopher Columbus statue in Tower Grove Park are up for debate in St. Louis, the latest of cities and states reckoning with th...

The annual celebration of Columbus Day will begin at 9 a.m. Monday at the Columbus Monument, 100 E. Abriendo Ave. The occasion celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas in October 1492 and salutes those of Italian heritage who have made contributions to the community and the nation. "It's a day that symbolizes all...

A new mobile food experience has joined the Grand Island market. Leslie Collins of Grand Island is the owner of Sugo Italian Kitchen at 222 W. Stolley Park Road. Collins started Sugo in March. Her mobile kitchen was located at various spots in town, and she has catered different events. Earlier this month she opened her West Stolley Park location. ...

In its annual recognition of Italian heritage organizers of the New Columbus Day celebration and dinner will salute one organization and four individuals who have made significant contributions to the Pueblo community. Those to be honored include: The Knights of Columbus. Hector Chiariglione. The late Rev. Ben Bacino. John Panepinto. Louie Carleo....

A captivating entertainment for all ages, the Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura of Chicago proudly present The Great Duel Between Orlando and Rinaldo for the Beautiful Angelica’s Sake by the Italian theatre company Associazione Figli d’Arte Cuticchio for the first time in the Twin Cities. This is a...

On Saturday, October 6, Denver’s annual Columbus Day Parade will start at West 14th Avenue and Bannock Street. It won’t need much space: The parade is far smaller than it was many decades ago, when it was a major point of Italian-American pride before it took a three-decade break in 1960; or 28 years ago, when a revived parade became the target of ...

Un rappresentante del Consolato Italiano di Chicago sarà a Minneapolis per facilitare il rilascio dei passaporti biometrici per i cittadini italiani residenti nel Minnesota, Northern Iowa e Western Wisconsin. La visita del rappresentante avverrà venerdì, 2 novembre p.v. dalle 9,00 alle 17,30 nella sede dell’Italian Cultural Center a Minneapolis. Le...

When you walk into J. Devoti Trattoria, don't be surprised to see seven-year-old Luca Devoti diving across the floor, action figures in hand, as he pretends the dining-room tables are a fortress to guard against malevolent invaders. Granted, he only gets away with this early on in the evening's service, and even then, Bonnie Devoti is never far beh...

An Italian restaurant that closed in October 2016 is making a comeback almost two years later. It will be serving its most popular dishes in a new location at 6611 University Avenue Windsor Heights. Blue Tomato Kitchen, formerly located at 860 1st St., West Des Moines, is being given new life in the 50-seat space that once housed Saison Kitchen + B...