Longfellow Neighborhood Movie Stars

It’s amazing how many movie stars are from the Longfellow neighborhood.

First, you have Jesse Ventura, who grew up across the street from the Kohler household on 46th Ave S.

Then you have the Kohler household, which is ALMOST famous since it was filmed for the movie Fargo as the sheriff’s house, but didn’t make the final cut.

And now throw Aaron Landry into the mix for his cameo roll in An Inconvenient Truth.

Interestingly, all three examples come from Northern Longfellow, specifically Cooper. What’s the deal with LoFo?

Progress in Trevor Marsh Murder Case

Trevor Marsh Crime SceneTrevor MarshBack in October, the body of a 17-year old Minneapolis South High School student was found in the Mississippi river gorge at 32nd St. The Star Tribune ran a column at the time with quotes from a few kids who knew him, but the story was later pulled from their web site.

KARE 11 has a story on this along with the photo to the right from the crime scene. WCCO ran a biographical story five days after Marsh’s murder.
The police issued warrants just before the new year and have started rounding up suspects. Here’s the press release from the MPD:

Minneapolis police charge suspects in the Oct. 26 murder of Trevor Marsh

Jan. 4, 2007 (MINNEAPOLIS) Minneapolis police have four suspects in custody for involvement in the Oct. 26, 2006 murder of high school student, Trevor Marsh.

On Dec. 29, 2006, a 16-year-old male was charged with one count of Crime Committed for Benefit of Gang and one count of Murder on the Second Degree and a warrant for his arrest was issued.  On Jan. 3, 2007, this 16-year-old male was taken into custody in Omaha, Nebraska by local police.  Extradition is pending.

Also in custody for involvement in the crime are two adults and a 15-year-old male.  George Martin Boleo (aka George Martin Neiss) (DOB 01-22-81) has been charged with one count of Crime Committed for Benefit of Gang and one count of Accomplice After the Fact.  He is in custody at the Hennepin County Adult Detention Center, and bail has been set at $250,000.

Tia Marie  (DOB 06/24/88) has been charged with one count of Accomplice After the Fact.  She is in custody at the Hennepin County Adult Detention Center, and bail for her has also been set at $250,000.

The remaining conspirator, a 15-year-old male, has been arrested and is being held in the Juvenile Detention Center.  The case is being reviewed by the office of the Hennepin County Attorney for criminal charges.

Boleo, Dropick and the 15-year-old male were taken into custody by the Minneapolis Police Department’s Violent Criminals Apprehension Team (VCAT) on Jan. 3, 2007.  Charges in this case come after a determined investigation by Minneapolis homicide investigators, Sergeant Nancy Dunlap and Sergeant Pete Jackson who traveled across the country pursuing leads to bring this case to a successful conclusion.

Shortly before 5:30 pm on Oct. 26, 2006, Marsh’s body was found near the bank of the Mississippi River in south Minneapolis. The body was in an area along a dirt foot path near E. 32nd Street and W. River Parkway.  He had been shot.  Marsh was 17-years-old when he was killed.

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Cooper, Minneapolis Rocks for Holiday Lights

Aaron Landry blogged about this a while back, and I finally got around to checking it out last night. A house at 41st Ave S & 32nd St E has Christmas lights choreographed to Christmas songs. They have an FM station set up for visitors to tune in the music rather than forcing their neighbors to put up with the tunes. Here is 30 seconds taken on my Treo from the car:


I like the giggling in the car. Clearly, we were enjoying the show. Thanks to our local Clark Griswold, we’re really have the holiday spirit now.

I’m Big in Cooper

Yet another link pick-up for The Deets. This time from fellow Cooper neighborhood resident and blogger, Aaron Landry. Aaron documents goings on by moblogging with his hiptop.

Aaron does a great job aggregating 3rd party site content onto his blog. He’s pulling in events he’s going to attend from Upcoming, bookmarks from del.icio.us, dodgeball checkin history, last.fm listening log, and his Flickr photo feed. Very cool. That’s an awesome way to create fresh content for your blog by just doing your thang.

If you don’t happen to be familiar with the Cooper neighborhood, you can read all about it on the Wikipedia page about Cooper I started.