Urban Agriculture in Minneapolis Parks 

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As you may know, Martin *Farmer* Brown has left his position with Waite House to start his own permaculture design and facilitation practice. We continue to support his work around food justice in the Phillips neighborhood, including the campaign for urban agriculture in Minneapolis Parks. Please see his latest update below.
Greetings, community.

Though it is cold and we see snow on the ground, underground the biology we depend on for life is still active. It’s slowly grinding on, setting the stage for spring growth, planning efficient pathways for plant nutrients, and organizing everything. We are charged to do the same, to prepare the soil that we will root in next season…

After several seasons’ slow growth, we believe it is time for Urban Agriculture in Minneapolis Parks to bloom. The initial policy pieces are in place and the newly elected commissioners are much friendlier to gardening. Read on to get involved…

Project Updates

In an 11th hour act of support for urban agriculture, on November 29th 2017 the previous Park Board passed revisions to the Molesting Vegetation ordinance that will allow community members to harvest fruit, vegetables, and certain wild nuts and mushrooms from Park land in designated areas. This is a small but essential step towards making growing and foraging in the Parks possible. Thanks to everyone who reviewed the drafts of that revision and turned out for the public hearing!

The previous Park Board also requested several revisions of the Community Garden Policy that many of you have worked on over the past two and a half years. The most recent draft of the policy is linked here. We want to know what you think about the current version! Please reply to me here with your feedback by February 8th and we will make sure your voice is heard by MPRB.

We are honored to welcome new collaborators into this effort! Parks and Power and Northside Fresh have both identified Urban Agriculture in Minneapolis Parks as central areas of work for 2018! Parks and Power is the culmination of a ten year grassroots campaign to improve racial equity in the Parks. You can connect with Parks and Power here. Northside Fresh is a coalition project to build a just and sustainable food system in North Minneapolis. You can connect with Northside Fresh here.

Lastly, the composition of the Minneapolis Park Board itself has changed significantly, as you are probably aware. We are thrilled to see so many elected officials of color serving in our City! And, also, we are excited to have true urban agriculture advocates serving on the Board, such as AK Hassan, a long time supporter of urban agriculture for the diverse communities of the Phillips neighborhood. We anticipate a sea change in how quickly future pieces of urban agriculture policy will move through MPRB.

With all of that in mind, our intention is to move the Community Garden Policy forward this growing season. We won’t be able to do it without you, so please get involved!

Opportunities to engage

Meet up with your Park commissioner: All of the project partners will be meeting up with the newly elected commissioners to articulate the importance of racial equity and urban agriculture in the coming months. Have you ever wanted to meet up with your commissioner? There has never been a better time! Reply to me here to get connected.

Events:

2-12: Parks and Power People’s Assembly: People’s Assemblies are networking events to connect with community organizing for racial and economic justice in Minneapolis Parks. The February Assembly will focus on: investment into recreation/youth development/programming, urban agriculture/food justice, community alternatives to policing, and peacekeeping/anti-gentrification. 5:30-8 pm at Hope Community (611 E. Franklin Ave)

2-15: Urban Agriculture Activity Plan Implementation Committee Meeting: This is the MPRB’s own committee for implementing urban agriculture in the Parks. The group hasn’t met in nearly a year and there are vacant seats for community members (anyone is welcome to attend and participate as a guest). Is this the most radical meeting you will attend this winter? No, it is not. But it is where the policies that govern urban agriculture activities in the Parks will originate, and we need to be there to articulate what we want to see. 4:30 pm, location TBD.

3-1: Community Garden Policy Strategy Meeting: We will come together to break bread, share in conversation, and learn about the MPRB Urban Agriculture Activity Plan. We will cocreate a strategy to advocate, pass, and enact the MPRB Community Garden Policy, which will drastically improve land access and tenure for gardeners. Time and location TBD

Policy Review: Linked here again is the most recent draft of the MPRB Community Gardens policy. Collectively, we need to go over this thing with a fine toothed comb, looking for barriers to access, opportunities, and racial equity concerns. Does this policy fit the values of our movements? Should we ask for more? Reply to me here with your feedback and any questions about the policy by February 8th and we will make sure your voice is heard and your questions are answered!

Wishing you abundance in all the ways you grow,

Martin *Farmer* Brown

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Announcing our eclectic Spring/Summer Season!

February 2018
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Announcing our Spring/Summer Season!

We’re excited to jump into spring! Kicking off our season next week is a brand-new show—CONSTANCE IN THE DARKNESS: A MUSICAL IN MINIATURE.Featuring adventurous, compelling new work by local artists (including experimental pieces by artists in our FUSEBOX residency program) and annual traditions including The Driveway Tour, Ice Cream Social, and Spring for Summer benefit and celebration, this season offers unique, eclectic programming for both kids and adults! Visit openeyetheatre.org for more information and tickets.

A marvelous and magical world premiere!

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Open Eye Presents
CONSTANCE IN THE DARKNESS: A MUSICAL IN MINIATURE

February 22 – March 11

Conceived and created by Michael Sommers and Josef Evans
Book, music and lyrics by Josef Evans
Designed by Michael Sommers
Directed by Annie Enneking
Performed by Emily Zimmer and Maren Ward

This adventure short-circuits the trappings of Disney ‘Princess’ culture and plumbs the mysteries of the constellations in a funny, fanciful, and poignant hero’s journey about a mother who has gone missing and an astronomer-daughter determined to find her. Aided by her trusted sidekicks Bobo the Bear and Lamby-Lamb, Constance must first confront the evil Queen Harmonica and her dreaded army of saxophones!

Filled with ingenious puppetry, lavishly orchestrated songs, and madcap performances featuring Open Eye regulars Emily Zimmer and Maren Ward, Constance celebrates a new kind of princess who navigates a complicated past and uncertain future as she trains her telescope out to the stars as well as into the human heart.

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By Chris Cinque
February 22 – March 11
Artist reception: March 7, 5:30pm

This series of mixed media paintings is based on the story of the ancient Egyptian goddess Neith, the creator of both primeval time and the everyday. See this exhibit during our run of CONSTANCE IN THE DARKNESS.
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ALFRED AND ME — WHAT, ME WORRY?
A FUSEBOX project by Michael Sommers
April 12 – April 14

Open Eye’s co-founder and Artist-In-Residence Michael Sommers creates a new theater piece inspired by the life and work of Alfred Jarry. The French symbolist writer’s most famous character, UBU, provoked hilarity, scandal, and outrage with his grotesque trampling over cultural rules, norms, and conventions. ALFRED AND ME discovers Alfred Jarry on his death bed, when his creation UBU pays him a last visit. Sommers combines dance, object theater, and inspired puppetry to explore how we create personal monsters—ideas, actions, gestures—that we carry to our grave. It celebrates the monsters we make—and who unmake us.
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UNDERBELLY: #STILLHERE
April 18 – April 19

Curated by Shá Cage, this popular artist-centered, multidisciplinary performance series b2b8b3a5-a602-4442-b6ac-e7879452455d.jpgprovides a nurturing ground for developing ideas, innovative approaches, and artistic collaboration. With only two evenings of performances, UNDERBELLY is not to be missed!
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PENGUIN IN MY POCKET
An all-ages performance by Kurt Hunter
April 23 – 29

PENGUIN IN MY POCKET tells the tale of a penguin scientist who crash lands in the jungle when her experimental jetpack fails, and how she works with an artistic monkey to find her way home. Created and performed by puppeteer and engineer Kurt Hunter of The Hunter Marionettes, the show highlights the importance of imagination in both art and science. Featuring marionettes, rod puppets, audience member puppeteers and live concertina music, PENGUIN IN MY POCKET will delight kids of all ages!
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Annual celebration and benefit for
Open Eye Figure Theatre
May 17, 5:30 – 8:30pm

Enjoy an evening of festivity exploring the nooks and crannies of the Open Eye campus to discover surprising performances, quirky objects, and creativity in every corner! And of course—there will be bountiful fare and libations. Meet your favorite artists and see where the work gets made!
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PUSH LAB
May 31 – June 2

Immersed in activism, art, and innovation, b2b8b3a5-a602-4442-b6ac-e7879452455d.jpgPUSH LAB is an experimental playground that brings together local, national, and international artists and perspectives for 3 days of exchange and collaboration through workshops, exhibitions and performances.
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The Driveway Tour:
LITTLE GRANDPA’S BIG SURPRISE

Created by Michael Sommers
June 11 – July 28

It’s Little Grandpa’s 100th birthday and everyone was too busy to remember…but not for long! With the help of her animal friends, an amazing cake recipe, and a few sneaky tricks, his granddaughter Zadie will bring the whole neighborhood together for the biggest party of the summer! Open Eye’s award-winning Driveway Tour will be roving the Twin Cities with this all-ages outdoor puppet show sure to inspire and delight the young and young-at-heart. Stay tuned for info about how to host a show this year!
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THE SUMMER PLATFORM SERIES:
SWEET SONGS AND FLYING OBJECTS

June 22 – July 21

Watch for details on our new seasonal Platform Series offering puppetry and music for summer starting in mid-June! Join us for 3 weekends of eclectic object and figure work, live music, and cocktails in the garden. Come see inspired madness in the theater, then party on our patio! A different line-up each weekend!
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GARAGE
A FUSEBOX project by Luverne Seifert
July 12 – 14

Award-winning actor Luverne Seifert writes and performs a new solo show that contemplates the history of America by examining the obsolete objects we can’t bring ourselves to throw away—license plates, household objects, tools, recordings, costumes, weapons, flags, plaques, tape players, and statues. Nostalgic and surprising, GARAGE is an act of cultural archaeology that invites us to examine the deeply personal and grander themes of a country facing extraordinary challenges. Presented as an intimate work-in-progress with limited-seating in an actual Minneapolis garage!
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FINGER-BONE
A FUSEBOX project by Joel Sass
July 12 – 14

Trip, trap, trip, trap—who’s walking over my bridge? Welcome to Beldenville, Maine, where townsfolk scoff at the legend of a troll who lives under their bridge—until one dark night a child vanishes and is never seen again. Twenty years later, an orphan boy (mockingly nicknamed ‘Frodo’ for his missing finger) hides under the old bridge to escape a pack of bullies and discovers a finger bone buried in the sand. Mythic, mysterious, and full of frights and laughs,FINGER-BONE is a modern fable about childhood’s end—and adulthood’s beginning. Presented as an intimate work-in-progress with limited-seating in the cellar of Open Eye Theatre.
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THE 6TH ANNUAL ICE CREAM SOCIAL
With performances of
LITTLE GRANDPA’S BIG SURPRISE
July 28

Join us for one of the most fun-filled community events of the summer! We’ll have puppet shows, carnival games, face-painting, and make-and-take puppet crafts. And, of course, ice cream! Meet your neighbors, feed a hungry ‘gator or two, and enjoy an ice cream cone with friends while singing along to the puppet show LITTLE GRANDPA’S BIG SURPRISE, featured in this year’s Driveway Tour.
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DEAR LENNY: BERNSTEIN’S LIFE IN SONGS AND LETTERS
A new concert from Chronofon Productions
August 15-26

Bradley Greenwald, Prudence Johnson, Diana Grasselli, and Dan Chouinard return to present DEAR LENNY: BERNSTEIN’S LIFE IN SONGS AND LETTERS, their meditation on Leonard Bernstein’s commitment to music, love, and the artist as progressive social activist. Bernstein’s masterpieces from Broadway, the concert hall, and the silver screen—together with his fascinating and candid correspondence with Aaron Copland, Steven Sondheim, Jerome Robbins, Thornton Wilder, Bette Davis, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and more—will be presented in a theatrical concert that, as Bernstein would put it, “appeals to both the intellect and the heart.”
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Guest Artists at Open Eye

In addition to presentations by Open Eye this season, we’ll have a wide variety of guest artists in our space. Don’t miss them!

Patrick’s Cabaret Presents: LATINX-Q: A CELEBRATION OF QUEER LATINX ARTISTS
Curated by Hector Chavarria, The Big Gay Mexican
May 11 – 12
The Big Gay Mexican, with his trademark unrepentant fabulousness, brings together artists for two nights celebrating the cross-currents of queer and Latinx identity.
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Patrick Scully Presents: PUSHING BACK / MOVING FORWARD
Performed by Patrick Scully
May 18 – 20
The award-winning dancer, performer, and eponymous founder of Patrick’s Cabaret returns to the site of his original ground-breaking performance art venue to share a special evening of storytelling inspired by over forty years of art-making and activism—stories that still resonate today.
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American Composers Forum Presents: 5th ANNUAL ACF SHOWCASE
FEATURING JELLOSLAVE
May 31 – June 2
This 5th annual showcase pairs acclaimed new music quartet Jelloslave with three different composers, each writing wildly diverse and original music for 2 cellos, tablas and drums, combining classical technique with sonic experimentation and outstanding grooves, resulting in an extraordinary and compelling soundscape.
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ThinkSelf Presents: WELCOME TO HELL
A new play by Janet Preus
June 4 – 10
Showcasing an innovative cast of talented deaf and hearing actors, WELCOME TO HELL spins a surreal tale of a couple in purgatory waging an endless battle with language and emotion as their weapons…until one of them becomes determined to break the cycle. This new play by Minneapolis playwright Janet Preus cleverly shifts between absurd comedy and chilling drama.
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Sonya Berlovitz Presents: FAMILIE
Conceived and written by Sonya Berlovitz
June 14 – 17
A semi-autobiographical glimpse of life’s stages and the relationships between the women of the Berlovitz family told in a humorous, provocative, and poetic fashion via dance, text, projection, and a little bit of vaudeville. Performed by sisters Barbra and Sonya Berlovitz and their mother Jennie with choreography by Laurie Van Wieren.
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35W Construction

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We recommend using a map app and following detour routes when traveling to our theatre.

Please allow for extra time to get to Open Eye.

Visit the Department of Transportation website for updates about street closures.

Support our 18th season!

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Become a Bike-Friendly Business! Free Workshop on March 7 | 9-10AM

Attend this free workshop to learn how to attract more bicyclists to your business.

Learn how to become a

Bike-Friendly Business!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
9 – 10 AM
US Bank | 919 East Lake Street

Attend this free workshop and learn how to attract more bicyclists to your business. You’ll find out how to:

  • Become bicycle-friendly and attract a new and diverse client base
  • Join the nation-wide Bicycle Benefits program
  • Get discounted bike racks and other amenities for bicyclists
REGISTER NOW
The first 30 businesses to register for this workshop will receive a free Bicycle Benefits kit which includes window decals, helmet stickers, and a free web listing ($30 value).

Co-hosted by the Midtown Greenway Coalition. Coffee and treats will be provided.

Questions? Contact: Matt Kazinka at mkazinka or 612-822-1912.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Lake + Minnehaha Open Streets Workshop

February 22 | 10 – 11 AM
Gandhi Mahal | 3009 27th Avenue

On Sunday, July 22, Lake + Minnehaha Open Streets will bring together local businesses, families, and neighbors to bike, walk, socialize, play, and shop in their communities in a car-free environment.

Businesses and organizations can participate in this street festival by hosting fun, family-friendly activities on the street. From selling food and art to hosting live music or play areas for children, there are many ways to be a part of the action.

Learn how to participate at this informational meeting! >>

Lake Street Council 2018 Annual Meeting & Awards

March 15 | 4 – 6 PM
The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge | 3010 Minnehaha Ave

This fun happy hour event brings together business leaders and stakeholders from throughout the Lake Street corridor. You will enjoy networking, learning about our recent successes and upcoming projects, and meeting our Community Impact Award winners!

This year’s guest speakers are newly-elected City Council Member Andrea Jenkins and Mayor Jacob Frey!

Get your tickets today! >>
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MPD Warrant List, 2-9-18

Hello. Here is the 2-9-18 warrant list for 3rd and 5th Precincts in Minneapolis, issued by Beth Clark, Paralegal with the Minneapolis City Attorney’s Office. Previous lists are obsolete and should be discarded.

When this list was compiled, the people on it were wanted by police and could be arrested on sight. If you see any of them, please call 911 immediately. Tell the operator that you know the location of a person who is on this warrant list. Be as specific as possible.

If you personally know someone on this list, please encourage them to turn themselves in at a police precinct.

Since the last time a list was released these people wereadded:

Nicholas Goebel

No one was removedfrom the list.

This list is public information so please post it and/or share with others who are interested.

Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

John R. Baumann

Midtown Community Safety Center

Minneapolis Police Department

2949 Chicago Ave. S

Minneapolis, MN 55407

612-825-6138

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Midtown Weekly Crime Report, Map and Community Announcements, Week Ending February 5, 2018

Hello again. Here is the Midtown weekly crime report with community announcements for the week ending 2-5-18. (For this report, Midtown is the area from 35W to Hiawatha, between 28th and 32nd Streets. Portions of the Phillips West, Midtown Phillips, East Phillips, Central, Powderhorn Park and Corcoran neighborhoods are included in Midtown.) The report is attached as a Word file and the text is reprinted below the Safety Center logo.

I’ve also attached a Midtown crime map for January 30-February 5. Thanks to some much-needed technical support, the weekly map is now a much smaller file! All future maps will be in this more convenient format.

There were 12 Part 1 (most serious) crimes reported this week.

There were 4 violent crimes reported in Midtown this week-2 robberies and 2 aggravated assaults.

MPD officers arrested a total of 14 suspects in Midtown. 9 were booked into jail and 5 were cited and released.

Officers arrested 3 people for felony crimes this week, not counting those arrested for felony warrants.

The 3rd Precinct maintained 2 Focused Enforcement Areas within Midtown this week.

I have 5 announcements this week. See the report (below and attached) for more details on these items:

· The Chinese Heritage Foundation is hosting a Chinese New Year celebration on Friday, February 9 at Midtown Global Market .

· On Thursday, February 15, Courageous heARTS is offering a creative art activity for all, also at Midtown Global Market.

· Corcoran Neighborhood Organization is hiring a new Executive Director. Application deadline is Monday, February 19.

· Neighbors in Action encourages people to participate in upcoming Safety Patrols and to attend the monthly community meeting onMonday, February 12. Lorenafrom PRIDE will make a presentation.

· Metro Transit is looking for community input on the new D Bus Line which will essentially replace the 5 route. Several community meetings have been scheduled; the first is Tuesday, February 13 at the Chicago/Lake Transit Center.

Please let me know if you have an announcement you’d like me to include in an upcoming report.

I always appreciate your comments on these weekly reports. Please let me know what you would like to see added or removed. I want the reports to be as useful as possible.

Thank you!

John R. Baumann

Midtown Community Safety Center

Minneapolis Police Department

2949 Chicago Ave. S

Minneapolis, MN 55407

612-825-6138

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Midtown Area Crime Report, Week of 1-30 to 2-5-18

By CPS John R. Baumann, Minneapolis Police Department, 3rd Precinct

Midtown Community Safety Center, 2949 Chicago Ave S, 612-825-6138

Midtown is the area between Highway 35W and Hiawatha Ave, from 28th St E to 32nd St E

Summary

· There were 12Part 1 (most serious) crimes in Midtown during the week, down from 19 last week.

· Part 1 crimes this week included homicide (0), rape (0), robbery (2), aggravated assault (2), burglary (2), auto theft (2), arson (0) and larceny/theft (4). Public information narratives (taken directly from police reports) for the violent crimes appear below. There is summary information for all the other crimes excluding larcenies.

· There were 4violent crimes reported-2 robberies and 2 aggravated assaults. This is down from 8 violent crimes last week.

· There were no homicides, rapes or arsons reported during the week.

· There were 0 business robberies and 0 business burglaries reported during the week.

· MPD officers arrested a total of 14 suspects in Midtown. 9 were taken into custody and 5 received citations before being released.

· Officers arrested 3 people for felony crimes, which are highlighted in yellow. (This does not include offenders arrested for felony warrants.)

Reported Part 1 Crimes in Midtown This Week (Excluding Larceny)

Robbery (2)

2-2, 6:50 to 7:04 pm 29xx Columbus Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood) Officers were dispatched on report of a robbery of person. Upon arrival made contact with Victim who stated that he was walking southbound on Columbus Av S/Lake St E when two males approached him. Victim described the suspects as black males, approximately 5’08”-6’00”, wearing black hoodies and one of the suspects possibly having a beard. Victim stated that when the suspects approached him, they asked him if he had any money and starting reaching for his pockets. Victim said that he gave the suspects his wallet and they began hitting him with some type of hard object. The right side of Victim’s face was starting to bruise, along with his right arm and right leg. Victim stated that he did not need emergency medical service. Victim stated that one of the suspects said “I will not rest until I get you all”. Victim said that the suspects took approximately $80.00 from his wallet and threw his wallet back to him. Victim was unsure as to what direction the suspects left. Victim was given a blue (victim resources) card.

2-3, 9:38 to 9:50 pm 5xx Lake St E (Phillips West neighborhood) Victim met Suspect near the above to make an internet sale. Suspect pulled a knife on Victim and demanded his items. Suspect info and loss listed. Victim was advised and given a blue (victim resources) card. Case continued pending further information or leads.

Aggravated Assault (2)

2-4, 3:30 to 3:35 am 29xx 3rd Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood) Officers responded to the above location on a stabbing call. Arrestee [Kirk Keith Oxedine] was stabbed by Victim 1 because Arrestee was strangling Victim 2 and bit Victim 3. Arrestee had also strangled Victim 1 earlier. Arrestee and Victim 1 are dating. Witness corroborated the story of the victims. Victim completed a domestic violence supplement. Victim1, Victim 2 and Victim 3 completed medical release forms. Victim 1 was given a case (victim resources) card. The felony enhancement list was checked for Arrestee. The domestic violence hotline was notified. Arrestee was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment and subsequently booked into Hennepin County Jail for domestic strangulation.

2-5, 4:30 to 4:40 pm 31xx 18th Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) Officers were dispatched to the above location on a domestic assault. Victim was located in the listed vehicle parked nearby. Victim had been strangled and punched by arrestee [Glen Dale Lamorie]. Arrestee also threatened to kill Victim. Victim was transported by ambulance for medical attention. Photos were taken of Victim. A Minneapolis blue (victim resources) card was issued. Arrestee was later taken into custody and booked Hennepin County Jail.

Burglary (2)

2-1, 3:00 to 10:35 pm 30xx Elliot Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood)[CPS note:
Entry made by prying rear door. Loss was computers and cash.]

2-4, 12:05 to 12:06 am 31xx 5th Ave S (Central neighborhood)[CPS note:
Burglary in progress. Suspect broke porch door and left, then returned and broke glass in front door. No entry and no loss.]

Auto Theft (2)

2-2, 4:30 to 8:40 pm 31xx 19th Ave S (Central neighborhood)[CPS note:
Victim left a spare key inside the vehicle and wasn’t sure she locked it. Loss was laptop computer, mink vest and chinchilla jacket.]

2-3, 3:09 to 3:25 pm 21xx Lake St E (East Phillips neighborhood)[CPS note:
Officers stopped vehicle because they recognized it as being stolen. No information as to how it was stolen.]

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MPD Arrests in Midtown (14)

All Offenses Misdemeanors Unless Noted

Arrestees Booked into Hennepin County Jail (Unless Noted) (3 Felony, 9 Total)

1-31, 12:05 amLake St E & 15th Ave S Anthony Michael Clark: 1 Misdemeanor Warrant (Domestic Assault).

2-1, 11:00 pm 8xx 28th St E Freddie Gerald Castaneda: Narcotics Violation (Felony).

2-1, 11:19 pm 31st St E & 5th Ave S Ruben Contreras Hernandez: 1 Felony Warrant .

2-2, 9:00 am 8xx Lake St E Abdirahman Abdullahi Mohamud: False Name or Information (Gross Misdemeanor), Theft, 1 Gross Misdemeanor Warrant.

2-2, 12:20 pm30xx Columbus Ave S Jaheed Abdul-Malik: 1 Felony Warrant (Violating Release Conditions).

2-4, 11:00 pm 8xx 28th St E Jacob Kelly Leith: Narcotics Violation (Felony), Stolen Property Offense (Felony), 1 Felony Warrant.

2-5, 3:30 am 29xx 15th Ave S James Martin Lohnes: Drug Paraphernalia, 1 Felony Warrant (Possession of Burglary Tools), 2 Misdemeanor Warrants (Drug Paraphernalia, False Name or Information).

2-5, 4:10 am Lake St E & 18th Ave S Tonya Ava Jara-Arias: 1 Misdemeanor Warrant (False Information to Police).

2-5, 7:50 pm 29xx 15th Ave S Glen Dale Lamorie: Domestic Assault (Felony), Domestic Threat (Felony), 1 Felony Warrant.

Arrestees Issued Citations and Released (5)

All Offenses Misdemeanors Unless Noted

2-1, 8:15 am Lake E & Bloomington Ave S Yovani Sanchez-Castillo: Driving After Revocation.

2-1, 11:32 pm 31st St E & 5th Ave S Diego Parga Rosales Rosales: Driving After Revocation.

2-2, 10:45 am 31st St E & 2nd Ave S Melinda Lee Brown: Driving After Revocation.

2-2, 5:20 pm 31xx 23rd Ave S Juvenile: Narcotics.

2-4, 12:30 pm 29xx Chicago Ave S Ricky Lee Page: Public Urination.

Focused Enforcement in Midtown

Midtown’s Lake Street area had 2 focused enforcement areas for violent crime this week:

Lake Street #1 (29th St E to 31st St E, I-35W to Portland Ave S)

Proactive enforcement results: 15 stops, 6 directed patrols, 3 arrests.

Robberies & Aggravated Assaults (excluding domestics): 1 robbery, 0 aggravated assaults.

Lake Street #2 (29th St E to 31st St E, 12th Ave S to 17th Ave S

Proactive enforcement results: 31 stops, 19 directed patrols, 2 arrests.

Robberies & Aggravated Assaults (excluding domestics): 0 robberies, 0 aggravated assaults.

Strategies (both areas) used during the week included:

Patrol Tactics

• Directed patrol, foot beats, proactive stops, business checks.

• Day Beat and Evening Beat: Foot beats & directed patrol on the Greenway and the 3000 blocks of 12th Ave S, 5th Ave S, Clinton Ave S, 16th Ave S & 17th Ave S (prostitution, narcotics, overdoses, etc.) Business checks at Taco Bell and McDonald’s.

• Midwatch: Suspicious person and suspicious vehicle stops around outer edges of focus zones.

• Dogwatch: Directed patrol, foot beats, suspicious person stops, suspicious vehicle stops and traffic law enforcement focused on bus stops in Focus Zone #2.

• Foot beats at Taco Bell & McDonald’s parking lots

• CRT conducting routine targeted details in the 17th & Lake area.

• Additional directed patrol around the Park Ave & Lake St area.

Investigative Tactics

• Regular details with neighborhood Probation Officers and MAVI (Minnesota Ant-Violence Initiative) to focus on chronic offenders.

• Evening beat details with Probation.

Announcements

The 2018 Chinese New Year Celebration is hosted by the Chinese Heritage Foundation. Join us February 9, 5:30 – 7:30 PM for fun activities, exciting performances and the traditional lion dance.

Join us on February 15 from 5 – 7 PM for an artsy neighborhood night. Courageous heARTS, a local non-profit will host a creative art activity.

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Corcoran Neighborhood Organization Seeks a New Executive Director

Corcoran Neighborhood Organization (CNO) is accepting applications for the Executive Director position. A successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, experience with volunteer engagement, a receptiveness to input and feedback, and a passion for building strategic partnerships. They will share the organization’s values of empowerment, equity, creativity, and sustainability. The Executive Director is responsible for the overall administration and management of CNO, including oversight of programs, fundraising and financial management, staff supervision, and general operations. They will have the opportunity to provide organizational leadership from high level strategic planning to base level facility management, and will transform the neighborhood by ensuring that CNO provides impactful programs and services to all of our residents. The base salary starts at $55,000 and is negotiable depending on qualifications and experiences. To apply, please submit a resume/CV and cover letter via email to hiring@corcoranneighborhood.org by February 19, 2018 at 5:00pm.

For more information, see http://www.corcoranneighborhood.org.

Neighbors In Action Update

Safety Team

Neighbors in Action Safety team is a group of volunteers who are interested in meeting other neighbors to address community safety issues that affect our quality of life in South Minneapolis. Safety Team patrols walk together as a watchful, positive and peaceful presence in the community. To participate, meet up with us at the start of a patrol shift or contact us. Upcoming patrol shifts are:

East Lake Street

Thursday, February 15th, 2018
Start & End Location: Midtown Global Market Security Desk
9:00am – 10:00am

Friday, February 23rd, 2018
Start & End Location: Midtown Global Market Security Desk
9:00am – 10:00am

Northrop
Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
Start & End Location: McRae Park Building
6:00pm – 6:45pm

Safety Team patrols are scheduled based on peoples’ availability to participate. We welcome suggestions on days and times that work well for you. Please contact us with your March availability.

Neighbors In Action Safety Team participants mustagree to follow the Safety Team Guidelines.

Monthly Meeting

Monday, February 12th, 2018, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2742 15th Ave S

Guest Presentation by Lorena from The Family Partnership’s PRIDE* Program 6:30 to 7:15pm
An in-depth look into sexual exploitation in Minnesota.

Learn the facts, myths, and the power of demand.

Community Safety Meeting, 7:15 to 8:00pm

Join us to share what’s happening on your block, work on ways we can take action to reduce crime, improve community safety and learn more about the Neighbors in Action Safety Team.

The New D Bus Line

Metro Transit is planning improvements to the Route 5 corridor with the D Line, a rapid bus service. The D Line will substantially replace Route 5, running primarily on Chicago and Emerson/Fremont Avenues. Rapid bus brings better amenities, faster service and a more comfortable ride. The D Line project is currently in the station planning phase. Pending full project funding, D Line stations would be constructed in 2020 and 2021.

We are currently seeking feedback on proposed D Line station locations. Thedraft D Line Station Plan was released this week, and we are seeking comments through March 6. This is a major opportunity for you to help inform final station location recommendations.

There are several ways to comment on the plan:

· Review the plan and comment online at metrotransit.org/d-line-project

· Email comments to DLine

· Call Customer Relations at 612-333-3333

· Attend an open house to learn more, talk with project staff, and provide comments :

· Tuesday, February 13, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Chicago-Lake Transit Center

· Thursday, February 15, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Richfield Municipal Center

· Saturday, February 17, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Mall of America Transit Center

· Wednesday, February 21, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at North High School

· Thursday, February 22, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Wellstone High School

· Saturday, March 3, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Brooklyn Center Transit Center

Metro Transit will report back to the community with revisions in a recommended plan this spring, and bring a final plan to the Metropolitan Council for approval this summer.

We have developed a short video to provide information on the D Line, the planning process, and how to comment on the draft D Line Station Plan. Please consider sharing this video through your social media channels.

To stay in touch with project updates, you can sign up for the D Line newsletter here and at the project website at metrotransit.org/d-line-project.

Metro Transit welcomes any questions or concerns you may have. Please feel free to contact Scott Janowiak at 612-341-5733 or scott.janowiak to talk about the D Line more.

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February Klipp – Get Out of the House to ASI!

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Explore – Learn – Create
February Fun at the American Swedish Institute!
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Meet the Form-Giver! CraftBOWL Continues with
Ingegerd Råman

The American Swedish Institute continues the CraftBOWL exhibition and its year of The Handmade with a special visit by Swedish “form-giver” Ingegerd Råman. Considered one of Sweden’s national living treasures, Råman is internationally acclaimed for her simple, timeless and highly functional ceramics and glass. For more than five decades, Råman has worked with such prestigious glassworks as Orrefors, Skruf and Johansfors, and on a recent IKEA line. Presented in collaboration with Svensk Form, the Swedish Society of Crafts and Design.

Conversations on Craft + Form with Ingegerd Råman

Saturday, Feb. 17, 10:30 a.m.

Hear how form, function and aesthetics have influenced Råman’s career. Join her and Minnesota’s craft + design community to share new projects, designs and ideas in a craft “show and tell.” Co-presented with the American Craft Council (with the work of shoemaker Amara Hark Weber), the Textile Center (with textile artist Kelly Marshall), Northern Clay Center (featuring artist Liz Pechacek) and the American Association of Woodturners (featuring Jess Hirsch).
$5 ASI members / $10 non-members. Click here to register.

Curated Cocktail Tour with Ingegerd Råman
Saturday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m.

This not-to-be-missed walking tour of ASI’s CraftBOWL exhibition with Råman comes complete with light bites and cocktails from FIKA inspired by her glassware creations.
$50 ASI members / $55 non-members. Click here to register.

Upcoming Exhibitions
The Fantastical Worlds of Kim Simonsson

April 21 – July 15
Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling life-sized figures of children and animals in “moss-covered” ceramics that lead the viewer into an imaginative, fairy tale-like world inspired by the forests of Finland. Click here to learn more.

Gudrun Sjödén – A Colourful Universe
July 27 – October 28
Gudrun Sjödén, considered the godmother of Swedish fashion, is a renowned textile designer and entrepreneurial force whose boldly feminine collections are inspired by nature and Swedish folk motifs. This ASI collaboration with Sjödén examines her career and inspirations through a visually striking exhibition that shares her original watercolors and archival constructed catalogs. Click here to learn more.

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Lake Country Pastel Society

On view now through March 4 in ASI’s Community Gallery

Check out this recent Star Tribune article!

This exhibition of pastel art by members of the Lake Country Pastel Society raises awareness of pastel as a unique and beautiful art form, demonstrating the highest levels of the artistic expression in landscape, cityscape and portraiture.

Included with museum admission. $10 adults, $7 ages 62+, $5 ages 6-18 and students with ID, free for ASI members and kids ages 5 and under.

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Cultivating Nordic Culture
With music, literature and language

Spelmanslag Midwinter Concert
Sunday, Feb. 18, 2 p.m.
ASI’s fiddling group is joined by Swedish guest artists Jon Holmén, Jonas Holmén and Emma Lagerberg from Dalarna for a special Midwinter Folk Music Concert.

Free and open to the public; no registration required.

*The ASI Spelmanslag is also having a Social Dance on Friday, Feb. 16, from 7-9 p.m. Tickets are $10 ASI members / $15 no-members. Click here to register. In addition, they are hosting free drop-in Fiddle and Song Workshops throughout the day on Saturday, Feb. 17. These are open to the public and there is no registration required.

Book Discussion
Sunday, March 4, 12:45 – 2:45 p.m.
Join ASI’s book group to discuss the latest Nordic novels. March’s book is Beartown by Fredrik Backman. Is it, gasp, better than Ove?

$15 ASI members / $18 non-members. Click here to register.

Intro to Swedish
Sunday, March 4, 3 – 5 p.m.

This two-hour introductory workshop is the perfect way to get a feel for Swedish – pick up a bit of grammar and learn how to pronounce some words as part of basic conversation.

$15 ASI members / $18 non-members. Click here to register.

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Frozen in Film
FREE Film Series Continues!

Upcoming ASI screenings:

A Holy Mess

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 1 & 7 p.m.
Simon and Oscar are a gay couple expecting a child with their close friend Cissi. What better time to tell their families than Christmas Eve!

The Girl Who Saved My Life
Wednesday, Mar. 21, 1 & 7 p.m.
Filmmaker Hogir Hirori returns to Iraqi Kurdistan from Sweden, where a girl serves as his compass in the chaos of war.

Advance registration not required.

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Nordic Craft & Nordic Table Workshops
Learn, discover and create through ASI’s Workshops

Nordic Craft – Saami-Inspired Bracelets

Draw on techniques from an oral tradition passed down over 100 years by the Saami, the indigenous people of Northern Scandinavia. In the beginning class, learn to create a simple double braid bracelet. The advanced class will expand on those techniques to create a double braid bracelet with additional twists.

Beginning Saami-Inspired Bracelets

Friday, Feb. 9, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

$85 ASI members / $95 non-members. A materials fee of $95 is payable to the instructor (includes pewter thread & reindeer hide). Click here to register.

Advanced Saami-Inspired Bracelets
Saturday, Feb. 10, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

$85 ASI members / $95 non-members. A materials fee of $125 is payable to the instructor. Click here to register.

Nordic Table – Semla, The Swedish Cream Puff
Wednesday, March 7, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Join Eva Sabet of Anoka’s Swedish Crown Bakery and discover her version of the classic semla (cardamom bun stuffed with almond paste and whipped cream). Traditionally enjoyed around Easter, the semla is one of Sweden’s extra-indulgent fika treats!

$45 ASI members / $55 non-members. Click here to register.

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Thanks to Nordic Table Presenting Sponsor – Whole Foods Market

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Kids at the Castle: Love Monsters
Friday, Feb. 16, 9 – 10 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 17, 9 – 10 a.m.

Make a morning playdate for Kids at the Castle! Inspired by Valentine’s Day, join ASI for storytelling, music and headband crafts.

Cost: $8 per family. No registration necessary.

March’s Kids at the Castle is Mighty Moose. Mark your calendars for the third Friday and Saturday of every month for creative playtime!

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It’s Semla Season!
Stop by FIKA for a decadently delicious treat

Historically, the semla was served only on Fettisdagen (Fat Tuesday) in preparation for Lenten fasting. Today, by popular demand, the semla is enjoyed around Easter and earlier! ASI’s cafe, FIKA, is now serving up these uniquely Swedish delights. Yummy cardamom buns stuffed with almond paste and whipped cream are the perfect addition to any fika!

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Save the Date
Upcoming events at ASI

Skål! A Toast to Uppsala
A silent auction benefit for the Minneapolis-Uppsala Friendship Committee.
Tuesday, March 13, 4:30 – 7 p.m.

Easter in the Castle
The only Easter egg hunt in a Castle! Saturday, March 31, 9 – 10:30 a.m.
$10 ASI members / $13 non-members.

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MnDOT I-35W@94 update

Hello,

This is an update about I-35W@94 Minneapolis project. The web page is here: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/35w94/

A ramp closure is planned early Tuesday next week:

*The ramp from I-94 east to I-35W south will be closed from midnight to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13. Please plan ahead.

Additional info

I have included two attachments:

First, downtown employers are invited to an event at the from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Feb. 21 at the Central Library. This is a chance to learn about what is happening this summer with the I-35W Minneapolis project and the benefits and impacts on downtown Minneapolis.

MnDOT staff and others will be on hand to provide information about the I-35W project and other MnDOT projects. You can learn about alternatives to driving during the project. Staff from Metro Transit, Move Minneapolis, eWorkplace will be on hand.

The second attachment is a new fact sheet about the I-35W Downtown to Crosstown project. Please feel free to distribute it to your employees, tenants, residents, members, customers and anyone else.

We have added information about a full weekend closure of I-35W in Minneapolis from Highway 62 to I-94. This is tentatively scheduled for early March. We will have more information as the date gets more firm.

Outreach

We have started to contact organizations that will be affected by some of the work on I-35W@94 and the second year of I-94 Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center. If your group would like to schedule a meeting, please let me know.

This list will continue to update MnDOT projects in Minneapolis and Hennepin County ; mostly I-94 Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center and I-35W@94 Downtown to Crosstown. If you know someone who should be added, please send their name and email address. If you would like to be removed, please let me know.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks

Dave

Dave Aeikens

Minnesota Department of Transportation

Metro Communications and Engagement

Phone: 651-234-7511

Cell: 651-775-1261

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Midtown Weekly Crime Report, Map and Community Announcements, Week Ending January 29, 2018

Hello again. Here is the Midtown weekly crime report with community announcements for the week ending 1-29-18. (For this report, Midtown is the area from 35W to Hiawatha, between 28th and 32nd Streets. Portions of the Phillips West, Midtown Phillips, East Phillips, Central, Powderhorn Park and Corcoran neighborhoods are included in Midtown.) The report is attached as a Word file and the text is reprinted below the Safety Center logo.

I’ve also attached a Midtown crime map for January 23-29.

There were 19 Part 1 (most serious) crimes reported this week.

There were 8 violent crimes reported in Midtown this week. There was 1 rape, 3 robberies and 4 aggravated assaults.

MPD officers arrested a total of 21 suspects in Midtown. 13 were booked into jail and 8 were cited and released.

Officers arrested 7 people for felony crimes this week, not counting those arrested for felony warrants.

The 3rd Precinct maintained 2 Focused Enforcement Areas within Midtown this week.

I have 5 announcements this week. See the report (below and attached) for more details on these items:

· Midtown Global Market will help people get ready for the Super Bowl at Family Friday Football Frenzy on Friday, February 2.

· You can share readings, spoken word, music and more at The Phoenix Rises, on Thursday, February 8, also at Midtown Global Market.

· Yet another Market activity is the Chinese New Year celebration on Friday, February 9.

· You can join the Midtown Greenway Coalition’s Group Bicycle Ride to the Shanty Projects on Saturday, February 3.

· LSS Center for Changing Lives is offering February classes in Employment Empowerment and The Four Cornerstones of Financial Literacy and has an Open Lab for job seekers.

Please let me know if you have an announcement you’d like me to include in an upcoming report.

I always appreciate your comments on these weekly reports. Please let me know what you would like to see added or removed. I want the reports to be as useful as possible.

Thank you!

John R. Baumann

Midtown Community Safety Center

Minneapolis Police Department

2949 Chicago Ave. S

Minneapolis, MN 55407

612-825-6138

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Midtown Area Crime Report, Week of 1-23 to 1-29-18

By CPS John R. Baumann, Minneapolis Police Department, 3rd Precinct

Midtown Community Safety Center, 2949 Chicago Ave S, 612-825-6138

Midtown is the area between Highway 35W and Hiawatha Ave, from 28th St E to 32nd St E

Summary

· There were 19Part 1 (most serious) crimes in Midtown during the week, up from 8 last week.

· Part 1 crimes this week included homicide (0), rape (1), robbery (3), aggravated assault (4), burglary (0), auto theft (4), arson (1) and larceny/theft (6). Public information narratives (taken directly from police reports) for the violent crimes appear below. There is summary information for all the other crimes excluding larcenies.

· There were 8violent crimes reported-1 rape, 3 robberies and 4 aggravated assaults. This is up from 2 violent crimes last week.

· There were no homicides or burglaries reported during the week.

· There were 0 business robberies and 0 business burglaries reported during the week.

· MPD officers arrested a total of 21 suspects in Midtown. 13 were taken into custody and 8 received citations before being released.

· Officers arrested 7 people for felony crimes, which are highlighted in yellow. (This does not include offenders arrested for felony warrants.)

Reported Part 1 Crimes in Midtown This Week (Excluding Larceny)

Rape (1)

1-25, 5:30 to 5:40 am Lake St E & Bloomington Ave S-Exact location unknown (Possibly in Midtown Phillips, Phillips East or Powderhorn Park neighborhood) The victim was raped by an acquaintance. The suspect was gone on officer’s arrival. Further investigation.

Robbery (3)

1-24, 10:35 to 10:45 pm 28th St E & 15th Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) On the above date and time at the listed address my partner and I responded to take a robbery of person report. Victim had limited suspect information. Victim suffered demonstrable harm but stated that medical attention was not necessary. Officers issued V1 a blue (victim resources) card. Recommendation: Case continued pending further information or leads.

1-26, 6:30 to 6:45 pm Lake St E & Hiawatha Ave S (Border of East Phillips, Corcoran and Longfellow neighborhoods) Aggravated Robbery of Person report taken at listed location. Victim stated that he was near light rail transit station at Lake and Hiawatha. Victim stated he was punched in the face by suspect, and had a wallet with 100 dollars cash and MN identification taken. Suspect was described as a black male, 35 to 40 years old, 6 ft tall, muscular build, clean shaven. Suspect ran off in unknown direction. It should be noted that the victim was very drunk and had limited info. An ambulance was ordered to evaluate victim. There was no visible injured observed. Victim was given a blue card and transported to hospital by ambulance per his request. Case closed pending further info.

1-27, 6:00 to 6:30 pm 15xx Lake St E (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) Arrestee 1 [Gilberto Herrera-Medina] and Arrestee 2 [Antonio Perra-German] were booked for probable cause narcotics. Additional charges possible, see supplements. Vehicle was towed to the Impound Lot. Victim was given a blue (victim resources) card.

Aggravated Assault (4)

1-25, 11:18 am to 12:30 pm 22xx Lake St E (East Phillips neighborhood) Arrestee [Edward Lamar Garrett] was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center Acute Psychiatric Services where he had to be sedated due to being physically aggressive with Hennepin County Medical Center staff and previously with Officers.

1-26, 12:30 to 2:00 am 29xx Chicago Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) On the listed date and time at the listed address, officers responded to a domestic abuse in progress. Arrestee booked Hennepin County Jail. Pictures of Victim’s injuries and apartment were taken and uploaded to evidence.com. Domestic Abuse Hotline notified. Domestic Violence Supplement and Medical Release form were property inventoried at Minneapolis Police Property and Evidence Unit. Body worn camera activated. Victim given blue (victim services) card. Felony Enhancement list checked and Arrestee was not on it. Recommendation: Further investigation.

1-27, 1:30 to 2:30 pm 22xx Lake St E (East Phillips neighborhood) Suspect stabbed Victim in the stomach and arm after an argument at the bus stop on the north side of E Lake St in front of the listed address. Witness was with Victim at the time of the stabbing. Suspect is described as a black male, mid-30’s, approximately 6’0″, medium build with a black beard and wearing a black winter hat, black jacket and blue jeans. He used a pocket knife for the assault. Victim was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center via emergency medical service. Recommendation: Case continued pending further information or leads.

1-28, 11:40 to 11:48 pm 29xx 15th Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) Officers responded to the above address on an assault in progress call. Upon arrival Victim said that Arrestee [Louis James Mayhew] was upstairs and had hit him in the face with an object, possibly with a knife. Victim was interviewed and sent with emergency medical service to Hennepin County Medical Center due to injuries. Arrestee was arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for assault 2 and for a warrant that was confirmed on channel seven.

Auto Theft (4)

1-24, 11:47 am to 12:05 pm 5xx Lake St E (Central neighborhood)[CPS note:
Victim started vehicle remotely using auto start. It was stolen before victim could enter.]

1-24, 12:00 to 4:00 pm 30xx Columbus Ave S (Central neighborhood)[CPS note:
Method of entering vehicle not known. Victim has both sets of keys and there was no broken glass where the vehicle was located before being stolen.]

1-28, 2:33 to 2:35 am 29th St E & 14th Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)[CPS note:
Vehicle stolen at gunpoint near 38th St E & Chicago Ave S. It was recovered near 29th St E & Bloomington Ave S.
Michael Aaron Jefferson
was
arrested for
Motor Vehicle Theft.]

1-28, 12:00 to 1:00 am 30xx 13th Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)[CPS note:
Victim lost her purse in a fight. She returned with a spare key and found her vehicle missing.]

Arson (1)

1-27, 12:34 to 3:09 am 29xx 13th Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)[CPS note:
This was a structure fire; now under investigation.]

MPD Arrests in Midtown (21)

All Offenses Misdemeanors Unless Noted

Arrestees Booked into Hennepin County Jail (Unless Noted) (7 Felony, 13 Total)

1-23, 7:32 pmLake St E & 11th Ave S Matthew Brian Engstrom: 1 Felony Warrant (Initially transported to Hennepin County Medical Center.)

1-24, 8:15 pm 30xx Oakland Ave S Nicholas Ryan Zepeda: 2 Felony Warrants.

1-24, 11:37 pm 8xx Lake St E Angelo Marquethe Robineau: 1 Misdemeanor Warrant (Theft).

1-25, 10:00 am 30xx Portland Ave S Ricardo Rodriquez: Narcotics Violation (Felony); Teddy Chapparo-Perez: 1 Misdemeanor Warrant.

1-25, 12:00 pm22xx Lake St E Edward Lamar Garrett: Assault-4 (Felony), Assault 5, Disorderly Conduct. (Transported to Hennepin County Medical Center.)

1-26, 2:00 am 29xx Chicago Ave S Farrell Washington: Assault (Felony), 911 Interference.

1-27, 7:15 am 8xx 28th St E Cornett Golden: 1 Felony Warrant.

1-27, 6:30 pm 15xx Lake St E Gilberto Herrera-Medina: Aggravated Robbery of Person (Felony), Narcotics Violation (Felony); Antonio Perra-German:Narcotics Violation (Felony), Drug Paraphernalia.

1-28, 12:05 am 29xx 15th Ave S Louis James Mayhew: Assault 2 (Felony), 1 Misdemeanor Warrant. (Transported to Hennepin County Medical Center.)

1-28, 1:30 am 30xx 13th Ave S Abdullahi Jimale Jama: 1 Gross Misdemeanor Warrant (Trespassing).

1-28, 12:05 am 29xx 15th Ave S Michael Aaron Jefferson: Motor Vehicle Theft (Felony), 1 Misdemeanor Warrant.

Arrestees Issued Citations and Released (8)

All Offenses Misdemeanors Unless Noted

1-23, 12:35 pm 28th St E & Park Ave S Abdihamid Mubarak Ali: Driving After Suspension.

1-23, 4:00 pm 28th St E & 10th Ave S Juan Herrera Rincon Rincon: Driving After Suspension.

1-23, 11:45 pm Lake St E & Chicago Ave S Axel L Vail Lopez Lopez: No Valid Driver’s License, No Insurance on Motor Vehicle.

1-26, 8:10 am Lake St E & Bloomington Ave S Joel Alberto Soto: Driving After Revocation.

1-27, 2:30 pm 28xx 18th Ave S William James Hart: No Proof of Insurance.

1-27, 10:54 pm Lake St E & Elliot Ave S Eugenio Martinez Lopez: No Proof of Insurance, Traffic Law Enforcement.

1-28, 9:45 amLake St E & Chicago Ave S David Edison Matzabalin Toaza:No Valid Driver’s License.

1-28, 10:57 pm 3xx Lake St E Edward Zahi Moses Saad: Trespassing.

Focused Enforcement in Midtown

Midtown’s Lake Street area had 2 focused enforcement areas for violent crime this week:

Lake Street #1 (29th St E to 31st St E, I-35W to Portland Ave S)

Proactive enforcement results: 16 stops, 10 directed patrols, 4 arrests.

Robberies & Aggravated Assaults (excluding domestics): 0 robberies, 0 aggravated assaults.

Lake Street #2 (29th St E to 31st St E, 12th Ave S to 17th Ave S

Proactive enforcement results: 38 stops, 26 directed patrols, 7 arrests.

Robberies & Aggravated Assaults (excluding domestics): 1 robbery, 1 aggravated assault.

Strategies (both areas) used during the week included:

Patrol Tactics

• Directed patrol, foot beats, proactive stops, business checks.

• Day Beat and Evening Beat: Foot beats & directed patrol on the Greenway and the 3000 blocks of 12th Ave S, 5th Ave S, Clinton Ave S, 16th Ave S & 17th Ave S (prostitution, narcotics, overdoses, etc.) Business checks at Taco Bell and McDonald’s.

• Midwatch: Suspicious person and suspicious vehicle stops around outer edges of focus zones.

• Dogwatch: Directed patrol, foot beats, suspicious person stops, suspicious vehicle stops and traffic law enforcement focused on bus stops in Focus Zone #2.

• Foot beats at Taco Bell & McDonald’s parking lots

• CRT conducting routine targeted details in the 17th & Lake area.

• Additional directed patrol around the Park & Lake area.

Investigative Tactics

• Regular details with neighborhood Probation Officers and MAVI (Minnesota Ant-Violence Initiative) to focus on chronic offenders.

• Evening beat details with Probation.

Announcements

The Big Game is here! Join us at a party for all ages. We’ll be celebrating with fun games, crafts and snacks. February 2, 5:30-7:30 pm.

Join your neighbors for an evening of readings, spoken word, music and a youth photo exhibit on Thursday, February 8, 5-7 pm! This event commemorates the 4th Inauguration of the Phoenix Literary Magazine. Hosted by the Semilla Center for Healing and the Arts.

The 2018 Chinese New Year Celebration is hosted by the Chinese Heritage Foundation. Join us February 9, 5:30 – 7:30 PM for fun activities, exciting performances and the traditional lion dance.

Join the Group Ride to the Art Shanty Projects on Lake Harriet

Saturday, February 3, 2pm-6pm

Meet: Peace Coffee – 3262 Minnehaha Avenue

Happy Hour: Morrissey’s Irish Pub – 913 West Lake Street

Join the Midtown Greenway Coalition and JoyRide Magazine for a bike ride to the Art Shanty Projects on Lake Harriet.

Meet at Peace Coffee Shop-Wonderland Park. We’ll bike the Greenway to Lake Harriet and enjoy the shanties for about an hour, then head to Morrissey’s Irish Pub at 913 W Lake Street for happy hour! Lots of great beer on tap, including a super-tasty dark lager from Lake Monster Brewing!

The bike ride is FREE and so are the shanties! Happy hour prices at Morrissey’s!

Can’t join us for the ride? You can bike to the Art Shanty Projects every weekend they are open! The Greenway is plowed and so are the paths around the Lakes.

Check out the Facebook event and join us Saturday, February 3rd!

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FREE February Classes at LSS Center for Changing Lives TEC

Employment Empowerment Class

Empower Your Job Search – Empower Your Life!

Take our 3 week Employment Empowerment course in the TEC and get the confidence, tools and focus needed to get the job you want. EEC in the TEC includes the following courses and workshops.

  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator – To better understand your natural skills and discover your career.
  • Networking – 60-80% of jobs are found through networking. Learn ways to use this powerful tool.
  • Applications – It’s not just about dotting the “I” and crossing the “T”.
  • Resumes – A powerful tool to get the interview you want.
  • Cover Letters – An under used tool that can help you stand out and get the interview you want.
  • Job Search – Finding the opportunities and the jobs you want. Did you know they are everywhere?
  • Interview Preparation – Learn how to get past the nerves and best show employers what you have to offer.
  • Mock Interview Practice – Individual interview with a professional offering honest feedback and encouragement.
  • Thank You Letters – It’s important to say thank you!
  • Job Satisfaction – How to excel at your new job and work towards raises and promotions.

Workshops included in program:

  • Dealing with Overwhelm – Learn how to effectively resolve overwhelm and keep focused on what’s important.
  • Defining Personal Success – Define what success means to you and your future.
  • Defining Personal Values – Discover your values and what they mean to you as an individual.
  • Defining Personal Goals – Learn how to create and maintain progress on your goals, big and small.
  • Self-Esteem and Confidence Building – Let go of self-doubt and build confidence in your life.

Upcoming 2018 class dates:

  • February: 02/05/18 – 02/23/18
  • March: 03/12/18 – 03/30/18
  • April: 04/09/18 – 04/27/18
  • May: 05/07/18 – 05/25/18
  • June: 06/04/18 – 06/22/18
  • July: 07/09/18 – 07/27/18
  • August: 08/06/18 – 08/24/18
  • September: 09/10/18 – 09/29/18
  • October: 10/08/18 – 10/26/18
  • November: 11/05/18 – 11/21/18
  • December: 12/03/18 – 12/21/18

Register >

The Four Cornerstones of Financial Literacy Classes

Empower Your Job Search – Empower Your Life!

FREE three day Financial Course every month!

9:00 am – 12:00 pm (attendance required for all 3 days)

  • Budgeting to Create Savings – Create a workable budget that allows you to save and minimize “disasters” regardless of income level.
  • Debt Reduction and Asset Building – Improve your debt-to-income ratio and keep risks low and returns high.
  • Building a Good Credit Rating – Know how to read and fix errors on your credit report, improve your credit score and your ability to qualify for housing, a good vehicle and other purchases.
  • Consumer Protection – Learn ways to protect yourself and your money. Learn about predatory financial scams and how to prevent identity theft.

Upcoming 2018 class dates:

  • February: 02/07/18 – 02/21/18
  • March: 03/14/18 – 03/28/18
  • April: 04/11/18 – 04/25/18
  • May: 05/09/18 – 05/23/18
  • June: 06/06/18 – 06/20/18
  • July: 07/11/18 – 07/25/18
  • August: 08/08/18 – 08/22/18
  • September: 09/12/18 – 09/26/18
  • October: 10/10/18 – 10/24/18
  • November: 11/07/18 – 11/23/18
  • December: 12/05/18 – 12/23/18

Register >

Open Lab

You are welcome to use the resources in our computer lab to search for a job. We have computers, printer, scanner, fax machine, pens, paper and a phone for your job search related use. You can also contact us to schedule one-on-one resume assistance.

  • Monday – Thursday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Friday: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Last week of the month: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (4:00 pm on Friday)

Note: All courses and the open lab are offered at Lutheran Social Services Center for Changing Lives, 2400 Park Ave S, Minneapolis. For more information call 612-879-5286 or email tec.

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MPD Warrant List, 1-26-18

Hello. Here is the 1-26-18 warrant list for 3rd and 5th Precincts in Minneapolis, issued by Beth Clark, Paralegal with the Minneapolis City Attorney’s Office. Previous lists are obsolete and should be discarded.

When this list was compiled, the people on it were wanted by police and could be arrested on sight. If you see any of them, please call 911 immediately. Tell the operator that you know the location of a person who is on this warrant list. Be as specific as possible.

If you personally know someone on this list, please encourage them to turn themselves in at a police precinct.

Since the last time a list was released no one was added.

These people were removedfrom the list because they were arrested or no longer had warrants:

Victoria Bluelegs

David Michael Buckney

Rachael Ogorman

This list is public information so please post it and/or share with others who are interested.

Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

John R. Baumann

Midtown Community Safety Center

Minneapolis Police Department

2949 Chicago Ave. S

Minneapolis, MN 55407

612-825-6138

john.baumann

Warrant List 1-26-18docx.pdf