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Police 'Off Duty' work to be examinedIn January, the Minneapolis City Council voted to review how the city’s police department allows its officers to do off-duty work. An audit the city … more
SEE HIP HOP DOCUMENTARY ON MARCH 4 The Minnesota Historical Society is proud to continue its great partnership with the filmmakers of the “A Great Day in Twin Cities Hip Hop” documentary. … more
City settles suit with Town Talk DinerThe city council has approved a settlement regarding the lawsuit brought against the city and mayor Jacob Frey by Kacey White and Charles Stotts, owners of the … more
SKI CLUB SEEKS BOARD MEMBERSCross country skiing season is well underway with North Star Ski Touring Clubmembers enjoying weekly outings, monthly events, and organized ski trips. The board is … more
2023 city council candidates So far, for the 2023 elections it looks like at least three of the 13 Minneapolis city council seats will be contested, and two of those are in south Minneapolis. Ward 6 … more
CITY BUYS PEOPLES' WAYOn Dec. 8, 2022, the city council approved the purchase of 3744 Chicago Ave. S., the former Speedway now known as the Peoples' Way at George Floyd Square. The cost to the city … more
River Dam reviewThe Army Corps of Engineers is considering future options, including removal, for the dams at Lower St. Anthony Falls and Lock and Dam 1 (the “Ford Dam”). They have … more
LAKE NOKOMIS WATER STUDY Professor Joe Magner, research scientist Kerry Holmberg and M.S. graduate student Grace Andriacchi, from the University of Minnesota, are researching water and sinking ground … more
Lake Nokomis Area Groundwater and Surface Water Evaluation There will be a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. May 31 at the Nokomis Community Center, 2401 E. Minnehaha Parkway, to discuss findings of the … more
 Hennepin County is working on a new zero waste plan. They are defining zero waste as preventing 90% or more of all discarded materials from being landfilled or incinerated. The new plan will … more
Mayor Jacob Frey gave his 2022 State of the City address via a video recording on April 26. In it, he highlighted changes within city government and his spending proposal for the $43 million of … more
In April, the city council authorized agreements with the Minnesota State Patrol and the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) that will add patrols and investigators in Minneapolis. There will be … more
FUTURE OF 3rd PRECINCT SITEThe Longfellow Community Council will be hosting two community conversation sessions, one virtual and one in-person, on the future of the 3rd precinct site. People can join … more
“Rebuilding Local Journalism” is the topic of the April 27 LHENA Talks series. This talk will focus on how local journalism is being rebuilt in Minneapolis. Christensen will talk about … more
Local homes on April 30 – May 1 tourThree southeast Minneapolis homes are on the Minneapolis & Saint Paul Home Tour, where homeowners find “real homes, real people, real ideas,” … more
Police chief searchThe city has hired Public Sector Search & Consulting Inc. (PSSC), from Rocklin, Calif., to lead the search for a new Minneapolis Police Chief. Mayor Frey has also formed a … more
Rachel Boeke is the new executive director of the Longfellow Community Council. She follows interim director Amy Brugh. Longtime executive director Melanie Majors left in June 2021. The LCC has moved … more
City lifts drought restrictions The city of Minneapolis has lifted the even-odd water sprinkling restrictions as the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has moved the Mississippi River … more
Can Do Canines announces that there is currently less waiting time than normal for clients who need one of the following types of assistance dogs: Mobility Assist Dog, Hearing Assist Dog, Diabetes … more
The city of Minneapolis has implemented even-odd water sprinkling restrictions until further notice. Sprinkling lawns is NOT allowed from noon to 6 p.m. on any day. On calendar days that are even … more
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