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POLL: How many copies of Southside Pride did you find in your yard this weekend?

A copy of Southside Pride in its natural habitat

A copy of Southside Pride in its natural habitat Keith Harris

The weekend’s unseasonably warm temperatures meant that many Twin Citians conducted their regular springtime rituals a little sooner than usual this year.

Maybe you put your snow shovel away. Maybe you got your bike out of the garage for that first ride of the season.

Or maybe you scooped up the multiple copies of Southside Pride that had been rotting underneath the snow in your front yard all winter.

For as long as anyone can remember, Southside Pride has been published monthly and delivered hourly throughout south Minneapolis. Like the snow that buries it every year, the newspaper falls freely and unasked for from above. And only after the springtime melt can you see just how many issues were scattered around your yard throughout the winter.

This year, we wanted to honor the bounty of Southside Prides we all discover every spring with a special poll. So if you live in south Minneapolis, please participate. And remember, print’s not dead. It’s just been buried under several feet of snow. 

UPDATE: As publisher/editor Ed Felien notes in his comment below, Southside Pride has discontinued home delivery and is now available for pickup at locations throughout the area. (Like some other free newspapers we know!) City Pages wishes Southside Pride the best of luck with its new distribution model, and we're just glad we ran this poll at the last possible moment that the joke would work.

How many copies of Southside Pride did you find in your yard this weekend?
0, because I immediately bring every copy inside and read it cover to cover.
1, but I didn’t look that hard.
2 or 3, I think? What am I, some kind of “number scientist”?
4—no, wait, 2 of those were Strib “Twin Cities Values” circulars.
So, so many copies.
All of them. All of the Southside Prides were in my yard.
I do not live in south Minneapolis, but I am a big weirdo who feels compelled to participate in polls that don’t concern me.