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Camden Minneapolis Community News

Can you write?


The Camden Community News is seeking a few folks to help write and cover the events, issues and people in Camden. The Camden News is a nonprofit newspaper written by and for people who live in Camden.  You won’t get paid for writing – but you will get some notoriety and build up your clip file!

Our mission has been the same since 1975: To build bridges, connect neighborhoods, encourage citizen participation, promote local events, people and businesses, and provide a forum for folks who care about the quality of life here in Camden. If you think you can help with this mission by writing for the Camden News let us know. To be considered send a couple samples of your writing to

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What is your Camden experience?

Have you lived in the Camden Community all your life? Have you just moved to Camden? Do you have a fun, anecdotal, positive story to tell about your experience living in Camden?

It’s been almost 10 years since we last asked folks what they like about living in the Camden Community – and we know there are lots of folks who’ve moved here since then. We’re looking for stories old and new! Send your story (500 words or less) to Include a photo if you want. Share your experience with all the other folks who live here!


The annual Harvest Festival/Open Streets will take place again this year along Lowry Avenue on Saturday, September 20 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Even though the MLB All Star Game events are now over and the Twins are struggling, there is still some baseball to be enjoyed this summer in the Camden area. The Minneapolis Grays are celebrating their fifth anniversary of amateur baseball in North Minneapolis.


The 31st National Night Out, the premier neighborhood get-together, is on Tuesday, August 5. National Night Out is an annual nationwide event that encourages residents to get out in the community, hold block parties and get to know their neighbors as a way to encourage crime prevention. It’s a great way to promote community-police partnerships and enjoy a Minnesota summer evening surrounded by friends and family.


   Thanks to all of you who have donated to the Camden News in the past — we appreciate your support. You know that newspapers around the country are failing due to decreased advertising revenue.

   It’s very likely that someday the Camden Newswill be an on-line only newspaper. But the Camden Community has a disproportionate amount of seniors and low income residents who still don’t have a computer or Internet access. As one long-time Camden resident says, “I enjoy the paper…I hope you never stop publishing. I and many of my friends do not have a computer, so where would we get our local news?”


Behind the Victory Flagpole &ndash A journey in time through the Camden area of Minneapolis is a heartwarming book of stories written and shared through the eyes of Barbara Meyer Bistodeau and guest writers printed in the Camden Community News over the past eight years.


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