MnDOT I-94 Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center project


A few updates for the I-94 Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center project:

*Starting at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, the left lane of the I-94 east to Fourth Street ramp into downtown Minneapolis will be closed. This should last about two weeks.

*The first directional weekend closure will be 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25 to 5 a.m. Aug. 28. Westbound I-94 will be closed from I-394 to I-694.

*Eastbound I-94 will be closed from I-694 to I-394 10 p.m. Sept. 8 to 5 a.m. Monday Sept. 11 and 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15 to 5 a.m. Monday Sept. 18.

* Before rush hour Monday, Aug. 21, traffic on I-94 west will switch from the inside lanes to the outsides.

*At 12:01 a.m. Monday Aug. 21, the Broadway Street ramp to eastbound I-94 is closed for seven days. The detour is Broadway Street to Washington Avenue.

Here is the link to the web page:

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Invitation to Mohamud Mumin exhibit and reception

Crystal: Warm summer greetings from the American Swedish Institute (ASI)! As you know, ASI is a museum and cultural center located in Minneapolis’ Phillips West neighborhood with a mission to serve as a gathering space for all people to share experiences around themes of culture, migration, the environment and the arts, informed by enduring links to Sweden.

It is our pleasure to host this fall Mohamud Mumin’s exhibit, Sketches of Cedar Riverside, which combines photographs, video, object and recorded soundscapes in a sensory approach that conveys the rich history of Minneapolis’ West Bank. This eclectic Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis was once part of Mni Sota Makoce, the historic homeland of the Dakota people. It has been a home and a shared geography to many newcomers to America including Swedish and, more recently, East African immigrants.

We will host a free exhibit reception on Wednesday, August 23 from 6-8 p.m. at ASI. ASI would like to invite you and members of the West Phillips community to participate in this reception, view the exhibit, and explore ASI’s other exhibits.

I am attaching an exhibit flier for your use. Please feel free to distribute reception and exhibit information as it best fits your needs.

Thank you in advance for sharing Mohamud Mumin’s wonderful exhibit with your community. Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance. Tack!

Ingrid M. Nyholm-Lange | Associate Director of Programs and Community Engagement | 612-870-3374

American Swedish Institute | 2600 Park Avenue | Minneapolis, MN 55407 | 612-871-4907


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Major improvements are underway at Peavey Park!

Two construction phases will transform the park over the next year
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Peavey Park

Community celebrates beginning of major improvements coming soon to Peavey Park

Peavey Park Groundbreaking shovel toss

Basketball courts, playground among the major investments in a two-phase construction project

A gathering at Peavey Park yesterday celebrated a milestone for a park improvements project, which got a major boost in funding from the 20-Year Neighborhood Park Plan (NPP20), approved last year.

Supporters at the event included neighborhood residents and park users, staff and District 3 Commissioner Scott Vreeland from the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB), representatives from local neighborhood organizations, and Ward 6 City Council Member Abdi Warsame.

MnDOT I-94 Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center project

I want to make sure everyone knows that the ramp I-394 east to I-94 east will close Monday morning, Aug. 14. And will reopen Aug. 28.

We went out some incorrect information Thursday that said it started Tuesday. The ramp will close Monday morning, Aug. 14 and will reopen the morning of Aug. 28.

Crews will start closing the ramp late Sunday in time for rush our Monday morning.

I apologize for any inconvenience.



Dave Aeikens

Communications and engagement

MnDOT Metro District Public Affairs

1500 West Ramsey County Road B-2

Roseville, MN 55113

651-234-7511 Office

651-775-1261 Mobile


Most Epic Family Day hosted Sunday at Target Field Station

Event features ‘Moana’ movie and meet and greet, water activities and more
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Media contact: Nicole Hovatter, Communications, 612-543-4325

Most Epic Family Day hosted Sunday at Target Field Station

This year’s Most Epic Family Day will feature water-themed activities for kids, an outdoor showing of “Moana” with a character meet and greet, and more.

Go Outside with Hennepin County and the Minneapolis Downtown Council are hosting the event, free and open to people of all ages and abilities.


  • Sunday, August 13, noon – 4 p.m.
  • Featuring 1:30 p.m. “Moana” movie showing


  • Target Field Station, 335 North Fifth Street, Minneapolis

Free activities for all

This year’s event theme is “a lake-like day in the city.” Event activities include:

  • An outdoor showing of “Moana” with character meet and greet
  • Waterslide, slip and slide and lily pad leap
  • Arts and crafts
  • Lawn games
  • Face painting and glitter hair
  • Balloon artist
  • Mini golf
  • Hennepin County Library: story time and library cards
  • Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge: bubble making and storm drain outreach materials to relay the message of keeping our water clean

Getting there

  • Parking is available in Target Field Station ramp and on the street.
  • Target Field Station is serviced by METRO Blue and Green lines, bus routes and the North Star Commuter Rail. Learn more.

More details

Stay up-to-date on Go Outside events. Visit and follow @mplsdowntown on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags #GoOutside and #mymplsdt.

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D Line Update- August 2017

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Summer Outreach Highlights
Red Light, Green Light
Chicago-Lake Survey
August 2017
Summer Outreach Highlights
photo by Bronwyn Harper
Over the last few months Metro Transit staff criss-crossed the city attending community events to talk about the D Line. One highlight was on Sunday May 7th, staff spent the day celebrating the arrival of spring and gathering feedback on the shores of Powderhorn Lake. We talked to almost 200 community members about the proposed D Line and potential station locations in nearby neighborhoods.

In the Powderhorn and Central neighborhoods most people felt like the station should be located at 34th Street or 35th Street. Residents and visitors remarked on the proximity to schools, the park, local stores and the Pillsbury Theater.

Potential station locations between Lake and Franklin generated less consensus amongst community members. Due to the large number of destinations, particularly the hospitals, every intersection received positive comments as a potential station location. Planners expect there to be two or three D Line stations to be located on Chicago between Franklin Avenue and Lake Street.

Red Light, Green Light


One way transit speeds will be improved in the Chicago-Emerson/Fremont corridor is through “Transit Signal Priority” or “TSP”. TSP is technology where Metro Transit buses can communicate with stoplights to extend green lights.

For example, a bus approaches an intersection where the walk countdown is in the single digits, instead of changing to yellow and then red the bus “asks” the stoplight if it can stay green for 10 more seconds or so. This allows the bus to move through the intersection instead of waiting at the red light. If this is repeated throughout a corridor there can be significant time savings for bus riders. Metro Transit customers can see it in action on many intersections along the A Line corridor.

TSP will be added to 31 stoplights along the Route 5 corridor in late 2017 and 2018. This will give the local route a boost while the rest of the rapid bus improvements are being planned. Riders can expect to save 1 to 3 minutes per trip between Downtown and 56th Street in South Minneapolis.

For more information on the D Line check out our fact sheet or our Frequently Asked Questions!

Chicago-Lake Survey
In Late June, Metro Transit staff surveyed over 130 people at the Chicago-Lake Transit Center. The goal was to learn how transit riders use and perceive the routes and facilities at Chicago-Lake. People were also asked what would make the transit center better.

Most people were fairly satisified with the local routes that run through the center, but thought the routes could be improved with faster service and larger buses to reduce crowding.

The survey results will become an important part of the Chicago-Lake Planning Study. Metro Transit is currently exploring alternatives to the Chicago-Lake Transit Center for the D Line. An option is to have a rapid bus station platform directly on Chicago Avenue to reduce delay from turning movements at the Chicago-Lake Transit Center.

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Know your Lake Street farmer, know your food. 

There’s still time to check out these Lake Street Farmer’s Markets!

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There’s still time to check out these farmer’s markets!

South Minneapolis farmer’s markets are pumping out fresh produce, crafts, and good eats. Have you stopped by this summer yet? That apple pie isn’t going to bake itself!
Thursdays | 5-8 PM

Saturdays | 8:30 AM – 1PM

Tuesdays | 3 – 7PM & Saturdays 8AM – 1PM

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August 12
CLUES Fiesta Latina

August 12
Aniversario de Mercado Central

August 18
Kräftskiva – Crayfish Feast

Neighborhood Events

August 18
Powderhorn 24 Community Ride

August 10
Longfellow Corn Feed


August 11
Jamaica 55 Independence Celebration at Addis Ababa

Arts & Culture

August 12
Robot B-sides! Artist Reception At Showroom

August 18
Dance Class at the Somali Museum

August 25 – 27
Bent at Bryant Lake Bowl


August 12
South Sudan Reads Library Project at Addis Ababa

August 13
Sunday Funday at VFW Uptown

August 23
Local Legends with Lili Hall at CoCo Uptown

See more events on our @VisitLakeStreet Facebook Page

TruStone Financial

2817 Lyndale Ave S

TruStone Financial’s mission is to create a financial institution that people respect, admire and want to associate with because of our attitude about money and our ability to simplify the banking process.


Soderberg’s Floral & Gift

3305 E Lake St

Soderberg’s is has been offering the best in fresh flowers and customer service since 1925. They pride themselves on supplying the best fresh flowers and floral products.

*New Business*

Heart Yoga

1408 W Lake St #B

Uptown’s yoga studio is welcoming, eclectic, fresh, and diverse, and in nature. They have a unique take on vinyasa that allows students to flow at their own pace within ever-changing sequences.

Minneapolis’ Quatrefoil: America’s 2nd-Oldest LGBTQ Library. CBS Minnesota.

See inside $1.65M condo overlooking the most happening corner Lake Calhoun. Star Tribune.

Finnish Kitchen Brand Puustelli Opens Minneapolis Showroom. Midwest Home.

Smokehouse takes Falafel King spot at Lake and Lyndale. Finance and Commerce.

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MnDOT I-94 Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center project


A few updates on the I-94 Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center project. Plus significant road/ ramp changes in some other projects are below for those interested:

Here is the link to the web page:

*The ramp from I-94 west to I-394 west is reduced to one lane until further notice for some nearby bridge work.

*I-94 in both directions will be open to three lanes from I-394 to Dowling Avenue by 5 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9.

*I-394 east ramp to I-94 east will close Aug. 14-28. The detour is Hwy 100 to Hwy 62 west to I-35W north.

*Westbound I-94 will close from I-394 to I-694 from 10 p.m. Friday Aug. 18 to 5 a.m. Mon, Aug. 21.

*The ramp from EB I-94 to 53rd Ave. will close from Aug. 14-Sept. 1 Detour: EB I-94 to Dowling Ave. N to Lyndale Ave. N to 49th Ave. N to Lyndale Ave. N (PDF)

*Both directions of traffic on I-94 will run through the westbound side of the Lowry Hill Tunnel in two lanes in each direction until mid-September.

Trucks and buses weighing more than 9,000 pounds are banned and the speed limit is 40 mph. Prohibited vehicles can take Hennepin/Lyndale exits or use detours.

Highway 169:

The ramp from northbound Highway 169 to Bren Road in Edina will close from Aug. 18 to Sept. 1. Detour: Highway 62 west to Shady Oak Road.

The ramp from Bren Road to Southbound 169 will close from Aug. 21 to Sept. 4. Detour: Shady Oak Road to Highway 62.

I have attached a postcard that can be emailed to others who might live or work in this area.

Central and University sidewalk and signal improvements

Check the web site for the schedule. One change to street configuration: First Street South from Third Ave. to Second Street South is one way going east until Aug. 18.

I-35W and Lake Street

The project starts the week of Aug. 14. An open house is planned from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 17 at Hope Community, Inc/Children’s Village Center building
611 E. Franklin Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55404

Third Avenue Bridge:

Will have lane restrictions 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily from Aug. 14-17 for bridge inspections.

Highway 5 Bridge at West Seventh Street

The right lane of the Westbound Highway 5 Bridge over the Mississippi River at Fort Snelling will be closed 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. daily Aug. 14-17.

The ramp from Highway 55 to eastbound Highway 5 will be closed as needed.

Please let me know if you have any questions.



Dave Aeikens

Communications and engagement

MnDOT Metro District Public Affairs

1500 West Ramsey County Road B-2

Roseville, MN 55113

651-234-7511 Office

651-775-1261 Mobile



MnDOT I-94 Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center project (Broadway Ave)


This is a note for those who travel the Broadway Street Bridge that spans Interstate 94. Any help we can get spreading the word to neighborhood residents, employees, tenants and customers would be much appreciated. The closures are overnight and will be one direction at a time.

MnDOT plans two overnight closures of the Broadway Street Bridge over Interstate 94.

· Eastbound Broadway Street will be closed from 10 p.m. Aug. 14 to 5 a.m. Aug. 15

Detour: Lyndale to Plymouth to Washington Ave.

· Westbound Broadway Street will be closed from 10 p.m. Aug. 16 to 5 a.m. Aug. 17.

Detour: Washington to 26th Ave to Lyndale

The link to the project web page is here:

Please let me know if you have any questions.