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2633 Minnehaha Safety Center updates City staff reported on a first round of engagement about the South Minneapolis Community Safety Center at 2633 Minnehaha Ave that is expected to include … more
REMOVE BUCKTHORN AT MINNEHAHA PARK Join the Friends of Minnehaha Park to remove buckthorn Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. and Saturdays, 1-3 p.m. through July 6. Meet at the Wabun Picnic Area free parking … more
New Civil Rights Director The city council has approved Mayor Jacob Frey’s nomination of Michelle Phillips to be the next director of the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights. Phillips … more
Shadow Falls Art Fair June 8 Shadow Falls, a little neighborhood just across the Lake Street Bridge in St. Paul, is hosting its third annual Shadow Falls Art Fair on Saturday, June 8, from 9 … more
Rep. Ilhan Omar speaks at a Town Hall meeting on Monday, Feb. 26, 2024 at Sanford Middle School in Longfellow. On hand to fill in an audience of about 200 with local news, were Minnesota … more
SCHOOL BOARD STUDENT REPS The Minneapolis Board of Education has announced juniors Elliston Rounds  and Leo Peralta (bottom right) will serve as the 2024 Student Board Representatives. Rounds … more
City budget listening session The City of Minneapolis Capital Long-Range Improvement Committee (CLIC) is seeking public input on next year’s budget.  CLIC is the advisory committee … more
Hiawatha-Lake Intersection The intersection of Highway 55/Hiawatha Ave. and Lake St. (County Road 3) will be reconstructed beginning in April. The hoped for result will be a simplified … more
NEW NAME FOR LITTLE NOKOMIS BEACH? The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is considering renaming the Lake Nokomis 50th Street Beach "Al Wittman Beach." It's the smaller beach of two … more
Primary election   The presidential nomination primary will be held on March 5. The election is partisan and only open to candidates seeking to run with one of the three participating … more
Gather on Jan. 29, 6:30 p.m., at the Hook and Ladder Theater and Lounge to focus on the transformation of the former 3rd Precinct site into the Minneapolis Black Cultural Center. This event aims to … more
The Minneapolis Police Department has launched a new public survey tool to better understand local residents’ concerns, attitudes, and trust in their police officers. The survey, launched in … more
LOLA ART SHOW  LoLa will once again be hosting a winter art show at Squirrel Haus Arts in late February and early March, including a reception on Saturday, March 2. Over two weekends in … more
New Nicollet redevelopment project The City of Minneapolis is accepting proposals until Feb 2, 2024, to hire consultants to help plan the development at the former Kmart site. Consultant teams … more
Lighting on river parkway Park Board Commissioner Becky Alper announced that she is working to amend the park’s state legislative agenda to advocate for statewide solutions to the copper … more
38th/Hiawatha intersection improvements On Nov. 14, a Minneapolis Bicycle Advisory subcommittee received a report from Minneapolis Public Works and Metro Transit staff about a plan to make … more
  Cooper playground removal meeting Minneapolis Public Schools is considering removing the Cooper school playground (3239 44th Ave. S.) used by hundreds of neighborhood families. … more
Nokomis-Hiawatha trail improvements On Oct. 18, a proposal for several trail connection improvements in Nokomis-Hiawatha Regional Park was presented to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board … more
DREAMING IN COLOR OCT. 21 The 7th Annual Minnesota Black Authors Expo is set for Oct. 21, 2023, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at DeLaSalle High School. It is the largest gathering of Black writers and book … more
New Director of Regulatory Services Mayor Jacob Frey has nominated the City of Minneapolis’ director of inspection services, Enrique Velázquez, to be the next director of regulatory … more
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