Midtown Weekly Crime Report and Community Announcements, Week Ending September 9, 2019

Greetings from John B at Midtown Safety Center! Here is the Midtown weekly crime report with community announcements for the week ending 9-9-19.

The report is attached as a Word file and the text is reprinted below the Safety Center logo. 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.

Reported serious crime in Midtown decreased during this week. Here are the details:

  • There were 15 Part 1 (most serious) crimes this week, down from 24 last week and 31 two weeks ago.
  • 4 violent crimes were reported-2 robberies and 2 aggravated assaults. The same as last week.
  • Auto thefts dropped from 6 last week to 2 this week.
  • Police took 11 offenders in Midtown into custody this week.
  • 2 of these arrests were for felony crimes.
  • The 3rd Precinct continued to have 1 focused enforcement zone in Midtown.

I have included announcements from 8local organizations this week. Please see the report (below and attached) for more details on these items.

· One of the best parties in the area is Cocktails at the Castle at the American Swedish Institute on Friday, September 13. Enjoy live music, dancing, pop-up performances, falconry, a Vikings costume contest and, of course, alcohol!

· The Midtown FarmersMarket features the first-ever Breakfast Sandwich Rabble– a competition among several local food vendors and a Market fundraiser-on Saturday, September 14. You can also pick up a Free Compost Bin. The Market will also be open on Tuesday, September 17.

· The Banyan Community invites the community to its monthly Lighthouse Network Breakfast onSaturday, September 14. Guest speakers include Kim Simmonds of 311 and the MPD’s Lt. Grant Snyder, who has been working on homelessness and related issues.

· Plant-Grow-Share invites anyone interested in fresh, very local food to the Little Free Farmers Market Saturday Distributions on September 14 and 21. In the evening of Saturday, September 14, it’s time for food, beverages, roller skating and neon at Light up the Night Central Fair. And if you are interested in learning a new artistic skill, check out the Printmaking Workshop on Tuesday, September 17.

· Looking for some great deals? Check out the neighborhood-wide Powderhorn Rummage Tour on Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16.And next weekend, enjoy a wide variety of tunes and find out more about housing justice at the unique Powderhorn Porchfest music festival on Saturday, September 22.

· Midtown Global Market continues its long tradition of interesting events and we’re only noting a few here. On Saturday, September 14, you can enjoy pig roast tacos while supporting childhood learning at Let’s Taco ‘bout Children’s Literacy. Don’t miss Minnesota author Dr. Rebecca K.S. Ansari’s reading from her novel for middle-graders, The Missing Piece of Charlie O’Reilly at 2:30 pm. On Thursday, September 12, you’ll find healthy food options at a Farmer’s Market. That evening, you can learn about heart-healthy eating at a Neighborhood Night: Backyard Community Health Hub Dialogue: Cardio. Then, on Sunday, September 22 the focus returns to tacos (and beer) at the Taco Throwdown, a competition among several Market vendors, with the winner crowned at 5:00 pm.

· The Midtown Greenway Coalition invites all bicyclists to the FREE Extend the Greenway Ride + Rally on Sunday, September 15. This is a great chance to see the proposedroute that would extend the Greenway into St. Paul. And after last week’s work session, the Coalition is proud to announce the New and Improved Rain Garden in the Greenway.

· After a summer of initial planning, In the Heart of the Beast has announced the next step in the transformation of the annual MayDay celebration-the formation of the MayDay Council.Nominations are open through Thursday, October 24. I have included a thorough description of the Council from HOBT’s website.

I always appreciate your announcements and comments!

Also, please let me know the email address of anyone who would like to get these reports.

Feel free to contact me if you need (non-emergency) help from the Minneapolis Police Department or have any questions about crime or policing in Midtown. Thank you!

John R. Baumann

Midtown Community Safety Center

Minneapolis Police Department

2949 Chicago Ave. S

Minneapolis, MN 55407

612-825-6138

john.baumann

Midtown Area Crime Report and Announcements

Week of 9-3 to 9-9-19

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 of Part 1* Crimes in Midtown

  • 15 Part 1 crimes reported. Down from 24 last week.
  • Part 1 crimes breakdown: Robbery-2, aggravated assault-2, auto theft-2, larceny/theft-9.
  • 4 violent crimes reported. Same as last week.
  • Violent crime breakdown: Robbery-2, aggravated assault-2.
  • Aggravated assault breakdown:Domestic-0, non-domestic-2.
  • 11 offenders total arrested and taken into custody by MPD.
  • 2 of these werefelony arrests, marked in yellow.

*Part 1 crimes are homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, auto theft, arson and larceny/theft.

Midtown Part 1 Crime Details

Violent Crimes

Robbery (2)

9-5, 10:17 pm 29xx Portland Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood) The victim was behind his house when an unknown number of unknown suspects attacked him. The loss included gold chains, a watch, cash and a bank card.

9-8, 9:05 pm 31st St E & Bloomington Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) The 2 victims were in a parked car with the passenger window rolled down. One unknown suspect punched Victim 2 with a handgun and demanded “everything” from the victims. The loss for Victim 1 was cash; for Victim 2 it was cash, ID, a wallet, credit cards and phones in cases.

Aggravated Assault (2)

9-5, 10:05 pm 29xx Park Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood) The suspect was being transported to Hennepin County Medical Center and spit blood on a paramedic who was treating him.

9-8, 12:02 am Lake St E & 18th Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) Upon arrival, officers found a victim who had blood on his shirt and a small laceration. He was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center. The victim provided very little information to officers.

Property Crimes

Auto Theft (2)

Between 9-4, 9:30 pm and 9-5, 7:00 am 30xx Chicago Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) The reporting party left the vehicle parked and when he returned the next day, it was gone. The reporting party had the keys. There is no suspect information. Officers later recovered the vehicle.

9-7, 4:00 am 31xx Longfellow Ave S (Corcoran neighborhood)A 911 caller reported a damaged moped in her driveway. The responding officer was able to identify the owner from the VIN and returned the moped. The owner’s surveillance camera went offline before the moped was stolen.

Theft/Larceny (9)

Shoplifting

9-5 10xx Lake St E (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)

9-9 8xx Lake St E (Powderhorn Park neighborhood)

Theft by Swindle

9-3 31xx 23rd Ave S Corcoran neighborhood)

Theft from Motor Vehicle

9-5 29xx Chicago Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)

Other Theft

9-3 Lake St E & Park Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood)

9-4 28xx Bloomington Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)

9-4 29th St E & 10th Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)

9-4 17xx Lake St E (Powderhorn Park neighborhood)

9-4 23xx Lake St E (Corcoran neighborhood)

MPD Arrests in Midtown This Week

Arrestees Taken into Custody (2 Felony, 11 Total)

9-3, 2:54 am 6xx Lake St E (Phillips West neighborhood) Silk Lamond Davis: Carry a Weapon without a Permit (Felony), Narcotics Violation (Felony).

9-4, 9:47 pm 10xx Midtown Greenway E (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) Christopher Robyn Bowker: False Information to Law Enforcement, 1 Felony Warrant.

9-5, 5:36 am 8xx 28th St E (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) Cameron Desha Vankino Davis: 1 Felony Warrant.

9-6, 8:00 am 28xx Chicago Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) Keith Allen Bruce: 1 Felony Warrant (for 3rd Degree Burglary); Jorge Andres Garcia: 1 Felony Warrant (for 5th Degree Narcotics).

9-6, 11:45 am 29xx Oakland Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood) Demario Antwane Lawrence: Cancelled (Driver’s License) Inimical to Public Safety.

9-6, 12:00 pm 29xx Oakland Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood) Juan Carlos Flores: Loitering with Intent-Narcotics.

9-6, 2:45 pm 29xx Oakland Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood) Richard Alan Quarles: Disorderly Conduct.

9-7, 1:56 am 31xx Park Ave S (Central neighborhood) Enrique Tarros Guevara: Domestic Assault 5.

9-7, 8:55 pm 28xx Oakland Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood) Mara Yesenia Fuentes: Refuse Drug and Alcohol Test.

9-9, 9:27 am 3xx Lake St E (Phillips West neighborhood) Donald Shauntez Roberts: Forgery of Check (Felony).

Focused Enforcement in Midtown

Midtown’s Lake Street area had 1 focused enforcement area for violent crime this week, 29th St E to 31st St E, Clinton Ave S to Bloomington Ave S.

Strategies used during the week included:

Patrol Tactics

All shifts: Directed patrol, foot beats, proactive stops, business checks.

Beats: Extra patrol on Lake St corridor.

• Extend directed patrol to Clinton Ave for Middle Watch and Night Watch.

• Request mobile camera be placed at Lake St and Park Ave.

• Mobile camera has been placed at lake St & Clinton Ave.

Investigative Tactics

CRT-Details focusing on Lake St utilizing Precinct cameras & ongoing CRT focus on livability/nuisance crimes.

• Continued CRT details along Lake St E, near 12th Ave to Bloomington Ave.

• Mid‐week multi‐unit details will be conducted focused in Hot Spots.

Problem Properties

• Neighborhood Coordination Officers followed up on:

  • 31xx 5th Ave S (condemned). An upper window was boarded.
  • 2 tent encampments at 32nd St E & Hiawatha Ave S.
  • 15xx Lake St E

Community Events and Announcements

American Swedish Institute

Cocktails at the Castle Friday, September 13, 7:00 to 11:00 pm. 2600 Park Ave S

The American Swedish Institute‘s signature “museum party done right” is back with a rousing evening inspired by The Vikings Begin exhibition (see it now through October 27). There’ll be live local music by three female power house vocalists, pop-up performances, a costume contest, raptors, hands-on activities and – of course – cocktails. Get your tickets now to ragnaROCK the night away at the Castle!

Party Highlights

· Music from Half Tramp, Monica LaPlante and Aby Wolf

· Dance party fueled by DJ-duo Pink Rink

· Pop-up performances by Parker Genné’s Folktopia and O’Shea Irish Dance

· Get your Viking on: Falconry 101 with the Raptor Center, rune carving demonstrations, live ale-bowl turning and a hair braiding station

· Costume contest: Awards will be given to the guest in the best Viking garb

$17 ASI members / $20 non-members (plus service fees) / $25 at the door (if available). This is a 21+ event. Tickets available through Eventbrite.

Midtown Farmers Market

Saturday MarketSaturday, September 14, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. 3032 Minnehaha Ave S.

Get your breakfast judging palettes ready – the Midtown Farmers Market’s first ever Breakfast Sandwich Rabble is this week! A silly and delicious breakfast sandwich competition (and mini fundraiser!) to celebrate and support the market. Let’s get ready to rabble!!

Contestants:
*Kabomelette
*Asa’s Bakery
*Geek Love Cafe
Categories:
*Vegan
*Vegetarian
*Carnivore

Sample some sandwiches and vote for your favorite! Donate what you can to cast your vote. Winners and dollars raised will be announced at noon. RSVP and spread the word here.

You can also enjoy Cathal and Victoria on the Market Stage, 9:00 am to 10:00 am and Lonesome Dan Kase, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. 00 pm. Learn about Market Science, Master Gardeners, Breakfast Sandwich Rabble!, Christ Church Lutheran (Market sponsor), Animal Rights Coalition, and Sabathani at Community Tables. And don’t forget the great fresh food!

The Market will also be open on Tuesday, September 17, 3:00 to 7:00 pm.

Free Compost Bin at the Market!
Thanks to a grant through Hennepin County, the Midtown Farmers Market will have home composting bins and bags available at no cost starting this Saturday. Stop by the green info tent at your convenience to get yours with plenty of information, resources, and composting guides.

Banyan Community

Lighthouse Network Breakfast Saturday, September 14, 8:30 am, 2529 13th Ave S

Please join neighbors and community members to build relationship and connection, while enjoying a meal. This month, we will be joined by Kim Simmonds, the 311 supervisor, and Lt. Grant Snyder, who focuses on working with those facing homelessness. Both will provide more information on the work they do, insights they’ve learned, and how their resources can be best utilized by residents and community members.

To help us prepare and provide, please RSVP to cyndi.

The Lighthouse Network and these breakfasts are meant to be a way for relationships to build, information to be shared and people to connect with various events and efforts to create a healthier neighborhood. I know there is a lot going on in the neighborhood and there are many discussions of events to seek solutions. If you have any upcoming events or resources to share, please send me info/flyers by 12 pm Friday 9/13.

CANDO/Plant-Grow-Share

The Little Free Farmers’ Market Saturday Distributions

Join in the mornings of September 14 and September 21! We gather at Hosmer Garden (4th Ave S & E 36th St) to harvest at 9:00 and then bike around and chat with neighbors until 12 PM.

Light up the Night Central Fair Saturday, September 14, 6:00 to 10:00 pm. Chicago Ave S, between 37th & 38th St.

Discover Central under the moonlight! Free admission, everyone welcome! Neighborhood businesses’ food & beverages and ROLLER SKATING available for purchase. Come wearing neon and let’s “Light Up the Night!”

Printmaking Workshop Tuesday, September 17, 6:00 to 8:00 pm. CANDO office, 3715 Chicago Ave S.

Plant Grow Share invites you to a fall workshop focused on printmaking! Come learn skills and make art with us! Our teaching artist will be a neighbor, Katrina Knutson. Then join us to do some printmaking at our fall Harvest Feast!

No experience necessary.

Our space is wheelchair accessible. Interpretation and childcare available upon request. We’ll have snacks! Please come scent-free.

Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association (PPNA)

Powderhorn Rummage Tour Saturday, September 14 & Sunday, September 15

Shop yard sales throughout Powderhorn Park neighborhood. Pick up a print map at Flamingos Divine Vintage (3404 Cedar Avenue S). Or check this link:

Powderhorn Porchfest Saturday, September 21, 4:00 to 10:00 pm. 32nd St E & 17th Ave S.

Join us for this FREE South Minneapolis music festival dedicated to Housing Justice! Dance in the streets to jazz, blues, indie and more with 16 local bands performing on 4 porches that transform into stages. Enjoy sweet and savory delights from half a dozen food trucks. Bring the kids; Porchfest is free and friendly for all ages. For more information, including musical lineups, see

Midtown Global Market

Let’s Taco ‘bout Children’s LiteracySaturday, September 14, 12:00 to 6:00 pm. 920 Lake St E.

Help raise funds for children’s literacy and dine on delicious $10 Pig Roast Taco Plates

At 2:30 p.m., Minnesota author Dr. Rebecca K.S. Ansari, will read from her middle-grade readers novel, The Missing Piece of Charlie O’Reilly.

Proceeds from the Taco Plates and a percent of sales at these stores in the Market will help buy books for kids from Magers & Quinn Booksellers:

· East Lake Craft Brewery

· Manny’s Tortas

· Moroccan Flavors

· Jakeeno’s

This event was founded and produced by Dr. Mokalla of Children’s Hospital in honor of his passion to help the community.

Farmer’s MarketThursday, September 19, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. 920 Lake St E.

Join the Backyard Community Health Hub for a farmer’s market on the central plaza from 10 am to 2 pm.

Neighborhood Night: Backyard Community Health Hub Dialogue: CardioThursday, September 19, 5:30 to 7:30 pm. 920 Lake St E.

Join neighbors and friends for a discussion on cardiovascular disease and tips to lead a healthier life.

Taco ThrowdownSunday, September 22, 12:00 to 5:00 pm. 920 Lake St E. East Lake Brewery

Try tacos from 3 different Midtown Global Market vendors (Taco Cat, Hot Indian and Manny’s Tortas) while enjoying two beers from East Lake Brewery in a take-home glass. Vote for your favorite taco and crown a new champ! The fun starts at Noon and the winner will be crowned at 5 pm. Tickets are $29 with 15 percent of proceeds going to charity (Feedom for Immigrants – End Border Detention!)

Tickets available at the taproom bar as well as online at eastlakemgm.com

*Vegetarian option available.

Midtown Greenway Coalition

Extend the Greenway Ride + Rally Sunday, September 15, 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Lake Monster Brewing, 500 Vandalia St, Saint Paul.

Join us for a bike ride and rally to support the effort to Extend the Greenway over the River and through Saint Paul. FREE!

Meet at Lake Monster Brewing at 12:30 p.m. to join the Sierra Club North Star Chapter for a Mini Bike Tour along the proposed Greenway extension in Saint Paul, organized in partnership with the Saint Paul Bicycle Coalition. (The ride will start promptly at 1 p.m.)

RSVP for the bike ride here: Bike Ride RSVP
Can’t make the ride? Join us and our Extend the Greenway Partners at the Brewery from 1 – 4 p.m. Have a tasty beer and learn more about the project and how you can help.

Proceeds from every beer sold will be donated to support the effort!

More info here:

New and Improved Rain Garden in the Greenway

More than a dozen volunteers helped restore a key rain garden in the Greenway over the weekend, planting more than 200 native plants and flowers!

The revitalized garden near 28th Street will help capture water runoff from the trail and nearby buildings, provide pollinator habitat, and make the Greenway even more beautiful.

Special thanks the volunteers, plus to New Belgium Brewing for the grant to restore the garden, and to the Smith Foundry for providing water.

Want to help maintain this garden and several others managed by the Midtown Greenway Coalition? Contact soren

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre

MayDay in Metamorphosis: MayDay Council

The function of The MayDay Council is to collectively design a sustainable and equitable path forward for the MayDay based on the information collected during the discovery phase of Imagine MayDay. The MayDay Council will partner with HOBT in designing a new approach to the planning and production of future MayDay events based on principles of equity, justice, and collaboration.

More about The MayDay Council

Recommended Charter & Mandate

The following activities be delegated to the MayDay Council:

1. The MayDay Council’s primary mandate will be to design a collaboration-oriented strategic plan and business model for MayDay;

2. The MayDay Council’s secondary mandate will be to recommend specific, culturally affirming changes to HOBT’s governance and programming models.

The MayDay Council is an advisory team to the HOBT Leadership Team that currently includes, Steve Ackerman (Site Director), Naomi Campion (General Manager), Claire Curran (Communications Director), Linnea House (Finance Director), and Corrie Zoll (Executive Director). The MayDay Council will make recommendations that will then be decided upon by the HOBT Leadership Team, and Board of Directors when appropriate. It is our intention and commitment to strive for consensus between the MayDay Council, HOBT Leadership Team, and Board of Directors.

MDC Internal Governance & Decision Making

The internal decision-making structure for the transition team should be based on consensus; their specific mechanism will be co-created together during the first meeting.

MDC Commitment

o Attend a day-long retreat facilitated by Imagine Deliver to determine decision-making structure and co-create a list of action steps and a visual equity framework

o Meetings at most twice a month

o MDC will be convened through July 2021. This will allow for an evaluation of the first production and allow room for adjustments based on goals and metrics that will be decided by the MDC.

MDC Membership

The MDC will consist of no more than 20 members committed to a possible two-year term. These members will demonstrate a strong desire to contribute to a future-forward and justice-oriented review and revisioning of MayDay and HOBT. Anyone can be nominated, we are especially looking for nominations from the following groups:

o IBPOC Artists. Key stakeholders from the community of artists with a varying degree of proximity to HOBT and the MayDay Celebration weighted towards IBPOC artists. These artists should have demonstrated a strong connection to the community, have some level of artistic production experience. We recommend seeking representation across identity with a preference for members of IBPOC communities

o Local Leaders. Key stakeholders from non-arts related community groups/organizations (i.e. neighborhood associations, business associations, local advocates for IBPOC, immigrant and/or other affinity groups working with marginalized communities)

o Municipal Leadership. One representative from the City of Minneapolis (recommending a member of the Arts Commission, someone from a council member office, and/or a representative from the Mayor’s office). It will be important to have the perspective of someone connected to the arts in a citywide capacity, as the city chooses to invest in ‘cultural nodes’. This representative should have an understanding of how future MayDay and HOBT may be supported by and incorporated into the City’s plan

o Parks Decisionmakers. A representative from Powderhorn Park and/or Minneapolis Parks and Recreation will be crucial in contributing to future May Day/HOBT. This representative should have decision-making power and energy around possibilities for growing partnerships and collaborations outside of the Avalon, and within the community

o Nonprofit Innovators. Representatives from other nonprofits or arts institutions adjacent to HOBT and within the Phillips and Powderhorn neighborhoods (i.e. Pillsbury Playhouse, Chicago Avenue Fire Arts, Bare Bones, Free Black Dirt)

Compensation & Radical Hosting

Compensation for MDC members:

o A stipend that is well is well above minimum wage should be delivered in a timely manner

o Travel costs of $XX will be included in the stipend

o Childcare will be provided on-site as needed

o Accessibility requirements will be met as needed

o Culturally affirming food and beverages will be provided for each meeting.

Nomination & Selection Process

Imagine Deliver and HOBT will use transparent nomination and vetting process. This process includes:

o Nomination form opens on Sep 11th and closes on October 24th

o If you have been nominated, you will be notified by October 25th and given the opportunity to withdraw your nomination if not interested

o All nominations will be reviewed by Imagine Deliver, Free Black Dirt, and HOBT Executive Committee and HOBT Leadership Team using this a rubric that will made public. Each of these groups will make recommendations.

o Proposed process: HOBT Leadership team will draft a list of finalists based on recommendations. Groups making recommendations will be asked to review the list of finalists.

o Final selections will be approved by the HOBT leadership team by November 1st. And will be announced publicly as soon as the selected candidates have accepted their seat on the MayDay Council

The public is invited to nominate others (and/or themselves). Nominations can be made by:

o Filling out this short form

o Recording a video and sending to info@hobt.org with “MayDay Council Nomination” in the subject line

o Or by calling Executive Director Corrie Zoll at 612-540-5366.

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News Release: Rising obesity rate puts more Minnesotans at risk for serious health conditions

minnesota department of health

Rising obesity rate puts more Minnesotans at risk for serious health conditions

State’s adult obesity rate now tops 30%

Minnesota’s adult obesity rate rose from 28.4% in 2017 to 30.1% in 2018, putting more Minnesotans at increased risk for heart disease, diabetes, some types of cancer and other serious health conditions.

The national adult obesity rate rose from 30.1% in 2017 to 30.9% in 2018, according to data released today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In addition to being a significant health concern, obesity is also a significant driver of health care costs. In Minnesota, 2017 health care costs due to obesity were estimated to be $3.2 billion.

“Obesity is more than just a health concern for individual Minnesotans – it’s a major challenge for the entire state,” said Minnesota Commissioner of Health Jan Malcolm. “Addressing this challenge requires an individual and community-level response, including smart changes to our food and physical environments.”

Commissioner Malcolm noted that while Minnesota had managed to put the brakes on rising obesity rates for several years, these efforts have been undercut by a combination of factors that includes the ongoing popularity of sugary beverages and increased time spent on computers and mobile devices.

“Sugary drinks are the largest source of added sugars in the American diet, and the added calories from sugary drinks are strongly associated with weight gain and obesity,” Commissioner Malcolm said. “Also, young adults between 15 and 18 are spending more than seven and a half hours per day sitting in front of a screen – that’s time they’re not being active.”

Minnesota’s efforts like the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership and other local initiatives are working to create healthy communities that have increased access to healthy food and opportunities for physical activity in neighborhoods, schools, worksites and health care settings. SHIP also supports state initiatives to improve and expand bike and pedestrian infrastructure and national efforts to promote walking and walkable communities. SHIP is active in all 87 counties and 10 tribal nations, and communities across the state have leveraged SHIP to make positive impacts at more than 5,250 sites across Minnesota.

In addition to SHIP, other statewide efforts include the National Diabetes Prevention Program, which supports people who have prediabetes or are at risk for type 2 diabetes, and the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program, which helps eligible pregnant women, new mothers, babies and young children eat well, learn about nutrition and stay healthy.

CDC released 2018 state- and territory-specific data on adult obesity prevalence based on responses from a telephone health survey through the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) uses these data to inform the public about obesity rates in the state, track changes over time and support planning of public health interventions to reduce obesity.

-MDH-

Note for the media
The use of person-first language (e.g., adults with obesity) is encouraged when discussing topics like obesity and other chronic diseases, as well as respectful images. The Obesity Action Coalition has more information – please see the Guidelines for Media Portrayals of Individuals Affected by Obesity (PDF).

MnDOT I-35W@94 project update

Greetings,

This is an update for the I-35W@94 project. I have included some other projects in Hennepin County for those interested. We have some new and updated items. The I-35W weekend closure has not changed.

Please check www.511mn.org for real-time updates and the project web page. All closures are weather permitting and subject to change.

About this weekend: I-35W will be closed in both directions from I-94 to Highway 280 for paving. The ramps are expected to start closing about 9 p.m. In addition, I-35W north between Highway 62 and I-94 will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 to noon, Saturday, Sept. 14. This will require an extended detour until noon Saturday on I-35W for those going north. The detour is below and on the web page.

I-35W Detour 10 p.m. Friday until noon Saturday: Highway 62 west to Highway 100 north to I-394 east to I-94 east to Highway 280 to I-35W north. (See attached map for this closure.)

I-35W detour from noon Saturday until 5 a.m. Monday: Highway 280 and I-94.

The ramps from Highway 55 west to I-94 west and to 3rd Street and Washington Avenue are also closed.

The weekend closure will close access between downtown Minneapolis and I-35W south. See attached map showing downtown access routes.

Here is the list with highlighted updates:

I-35W@94 http://www.dot.state.mn.us/35w94/

· Weekend closure I-35W is closed in both directions 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16 from I-94 to Hwy 280. I-35W north will be open at Washington Avenue.

· I-35W north is closed from Highway 62 to University Avenue from 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 to noon Saturday, Sept. 14.

· Weekend closure The ramp from Highway 55 west to 3rd Street and Washington Avenue is closed. From 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16.

· Weekend closure The ramp Highway 55 west to I-94 west is closed from 10 p.m. Friday , Sept. 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16.

· NEW The left lane of I-35W north and the right lane of I-35W south will be closed from 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 to 5 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13.

· Updated The ramp from I-35W north to Lake Street/31st Street is closed 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. (This was moved because of rain)

Please visit the web page for local Minneapolis street closures.

Upcoming

· New I-94 east is closed from 10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24

· Updated The ramp from I-35W north to 3rd Street is closed from Sept. 25-30. (This had been scheduled for Sept. 9-14)

· The ramp from I-35W north to 3rd/4th/Washington is closed 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 to 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30.

· I-35W North is closed at 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26 to 5 a.m. Friday, Sept 27

· I-3W South is closed from 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 to 5 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28.

Here are some updates on some other projects in Hennepin County:

MnDOT projects:

I-94 Maple Grove to Clearwater https://www.dot.state.mn.us/i94-mg-clearwater/index.html

· Watch for overnight lane closures of I-94 in both directions starting at 7 p.m. and ending at 5 a.m. eastbound and noon westbound between Maple Grove and Rogers. These are nightly Monday through Thursday.

· I-94 east is reduced to one lane along the median between Wright County Road 19 and Highway 241 in St. Michael 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly through Nov. 1.

· I-94 west is reduced to one lane along the median or shoulder between Highway 241 in St. Michael and Wright County Road 19 in Albertville through Nov. 1, Monday through Fridays.

· Central Avenue bridge over Highway 12 Wayzata http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy12andcountyroad101bridge/

· The Central Avenue/County Road 101 bridge is closed until late October. See web page for detours.

· The ramp from Highway 12 west to County Road 101 south is closed through Oct. 25.

· The ramp from Highway 12 east to County Road 101 south is closed through Oct. 25.

I-35W Noise walls Bloomington http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/noisewallrepairs2018/

· Upcoming: Work will resume near 106th Street ramp in Bloomington in mid to late September. Work on all other noise walls on the project is complete.

I-94 Highway 280 to Western Ave. http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i94-stpaul-resurfacing/

Upcoming

· I-94 east is closed between Highway 280 and I-35E 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 to 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30

I-35W Fifth Street Bridge Minneapolis http://www.dot.state.mn.us/35w94/

· The 5th Street pedestrian bridge over I-35W is closed until mid-September.

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MnDOT maintenance:

I-35W Minneapolis

· The ramp from I-35W north to 4th Street Southeast is closed from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12.

Highway 169 Bloomington

· NEW The left lane of Highway 169 is closed in both directions between Scott County Road 83 and Anderson Lakes Parkway in Eden Prairie from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily Sept. 16-19

Projects by other jurisdictions affecting MnDOT highways and ramps:

I-494 and Rockford Road bridge (City of Plymouth project) https://www.plymouthmn.gov/departments/public-works/project-spotlight/street-projects/county-road-9-bridge-over-i-494

· The Rockford Road bridge over I-494 is closed until late October.

· Watch for single and double lane closures of I-494 overnight.

I-494 / Highway 100 (Southwest Light rail) https://metrocouncil.org/transportation/projects/current-projects/southwest-lrt.aspx

· Watch for lane closures on Highway 100 in both directions from 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15 to to 5 a.m., Monday, Sept. 16 between I-394 and Excelsior Boulevard.

· The ramp from I-494 west to Highway 212 is closed through 7 a.m. Sept. 21.

I-494 Bloomington/Richfield(Orange Line) https://www.metrotransit.org/metro-orange-line

· NEW I-494 east is reduced to two lanes from 2-5 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13 at I-35W.

· NEW The ramp from Penn Avenue to I-494 east is closed from 10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17.

· I-494 is reduced to a single lane in both directions from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly between Penn Avenue and Lyndale Avenue through Saturday, Sept. 14

· I-494 is reduced to a single lane in both directions from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly between Penn Avenue and Lyndale Avenue Tuesday, through Saturday, Sept. 14.

Upcoming:

· Update The ramp from I-35W south to I-494 west is closed Oct. 14-Nov. 4. (This was pushed back)

Please let me know if you have 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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Further updates regarding closures & reopenings on 14th & 15th Avenues S.

Natural gas main replacement & restoration of roads are progressing
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Project Status Update – Minneapolis 2019 Belt Line Project

What is the crews’ progress?

North of Minnehaha Creek

  • The crews have closed 15th Avenue S. from E. 32nd Street to the Powderhorn Park entrance, working south to replace natural gas main. Approximately September 12 or 13, the city will pave from 32nd to 33rd Streets E. Powderhorn Park access is open from E. 35th Street.
  • The crews have closed 14th Avenue S. from 35th to 38th Streets E., working south to replace natural gas main. Today on September 5, the crews will pave from 35th to 36th Streets E. and reopen tomorrow.
  • The crews have closed 14th Avenue S. from 41st to 44th Streets E., working south to replace natural gas main. Approximately September 12 or 13, 14th Avenue S. will be paved from 41st to 42nd Streets E.
  • The crews have closed 14th Avenue S. from 47th to 48th Streets E., working south to replace natural gas main. Approximately September 12 or 13, 14th Avenue S. will be paved in this area.
  • The crews have closed 14th Avenue S. and Minnehaha Parkway and have installed the new natural gas main in this area. Today this area is being paved and it will be reopened tomorrow.

Intersections with reopening dates

Currently the crews have closed the following intersections, whose reopen dates are as follows:

  • 15th Avenue S. and E. 33rd Street (opened by approximately September 14)
  • 14th Avenue S. and E. 42nd Street (opened by approximately September 14)
  • 15th Avenue S. and E. 36th Street (opened tomorrow on September 6)
  • 14th Avenue S. and E. 49th Street (the date of the opening will be published on this website)
  • 14th Avenue S. and Minnehaha Parkway (opened approximately tomorrow on September 6)

Intersections with closure dates

  • Tomorrow on September 6, the crews will close the intersection of 14th Avenue S. and E. 37th Street.
  • On Monday, September 7, the crews will close the intersection of 14th Avenue S. and E. 48th Street.

South of Minnehaha Creek

The crews have closed 14th Avenue S. to through traffic from 50th to 55th Streets E.

  • By September 10, all the new natural gas main installations are expected to be complete. The exception is that within the week of September 16, the crews will connect some natural gas main to the new vault at the south side of E. 53rd Street.
  • In this area, the crossing intersections of 50th, 51st, 52nd and 53rd Streets E. are open to traffic. These intersections will close to accommodate paving as needed as restoration work progresses.
  • Late within this week, 14th Avenue S. will be paved from 50th to 52nd Streets E. The date for paving from 52nd to 55th Streets E. will be published on our website.
  • Approximately September 11 or 12, the intersection of 14th Avenue S. and E. 54th Street will be opened.

The crews have closed E. 55th Street to through traffic from Chicago Avenue S. to 14th Avenue S.

  • By September 12, all the new natural gas main installations are expected to be complete. The crossing intersections of Elliot, 11th, 12th and 13th Avenues S. are currently open to northbound and southbound traffic.
  • E. 55th Street is currently paved from 10th to 12th Avenues S. Tomorrow on September 6, E. 55th Street will be paved from 12th to 14th Avenues S.
  • Currently the intersection of E. 55th Street and 10th Avenue S. is closed. On Monday, September 9, the intersection of E. 55th Street and 10th Avenue S. will reopen. On that day the crews will close E. 55th Street and Elliot Avenue S.

Upcoming closures

  • On September 10, the crews will begin closing E. 56th Street from Portland to Chicago Avenues S.
  • On September 12, the crews will begin closing Chicago Avenue at 55th and 56th Streets E.
  • In the southwest corner of E. 60th Street and Portland Avenue, the date for final work will be published on our web page.

How can I contact CenterPoint Energy?

You can contact one of the following CenterPoint Energy resources:

  • Communications Specialist, Hannah Gullickson: 612-321-5546
  • Information Hotline: constructionservices
  • Restoration Questions: restoration

Please visit our website often to receive project updates, traffic alerts and anticipated completion dates. Thank you.

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What’s happening in September at the Midtown Global Market?

Check out what’s coming up in September at the Market!
The Midtown Global Market will be closed on Labor Day
Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, September 3.
Another fair is in the books
The Great Minnesota Get Together is just about wrapped up and we had a blast visiting all the Midtown Global Market Vendors. With lots of new menu items, they got some rave reviews, including 5-star ratings from Rick Nelson for Manny’s Tortas, Hot Indian, and Produce Exchange!

Read all about it here: http://www.startribune.com/53-new-foods-at-the-minnesota-state-fair-ranked-from-best-to-worst/527899521/

In TheHeart of the Beast is performing at the Midtown Global Market!
Join us for Neighborhood Night in September on Thursdays 9/12 and 9/26 from 5:30-7:30pm. FREE! and all ages welcome. On the 12th, enjoy a puppet performance of Martina the Cockroach and Perez the Mouse with Julie and Gustavo Boada at 5:30, followed by a make-n-take art activity with Anne Sawyer at 6:30pm. On the 26th, get your creative on during a two hour make-and-take led by Anne Sawyer.

You can catch the full details at our Facebook page.

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Let’s Taco ’bout Children’s Literacy

Help raise funds for children’s literacy and dine on delicious $10 Pig Roast Taco Plates on Saturday, September 14, from noon – 6 p.m.

At 2:30 p.m., Minnesota author Dr. Rebecca K.S. Ansari, will read from her middle-grade readers novel, ‘The Missing Piece of Charlie O’Reilly.’

Proceeds from the Taco Plates and a percent of sales at these stores in the Market will help buy books for kids from Magers & Quinn Booksellers:
· East Lake Craft Brewery
· Manny’s Tortas
· Moroccan Flavors
· Jakeeno’s

This event was founded and produced by Dr. Mokalla of Children’s Hospital in honor of his passion to help the community.

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It is with deep sadness that we mark the passing of Destiny Rawls Brooks, the chef and owner of Mama D’s. She brought good Southern cooking, a bright personality and more to the Market. She will be missed.
Celebrate Diwali at the Midtown Global Market!
Midtown Global Market will host a free celebration of Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, on Saturday, October 12 from 5 – 8 p.m. You can enjoy a variety of Indian vendors, a Bollywood Dancing exhibition and dance lesson, a Kids Talent Exhibition, “lighting of the glow sticks” and traditional storytelling of the origin of Diwali, dining specials at Hot Indian and children’s crafts. Lots to do for the whole family!

See our facebook event for more information here!

The Backyard Community Health Hub (BCHH) has a new space! The BCHH is an initiative of the Cultural Wellness Center, and offers everything from walking, yoga, meditation, Zumba and more. Come visit and experience all of the Health and Wellness resources that are available to you.
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Minneapolis Police Precinct 3 (Sector 1) Update

Minneapolis Police Department 3rd Precinct

Sector 1 Crime Weekly Update

For Phillips West, Midtown Phillips, East Phillips, Ventura Village and Little Earth

Week of August 20-August 26, 2019

3rd Precinct Changes:

We are in the midst of major leadership changes in the 3rd Precinct:

  • Our new inspector is Inspector Sean McGinty (he took over the precinct on August 18, 2019).
  • Daywatch Lietentant Lindsey Heron will be taking over on September 15, 2019
  • Lt Hudok will be moving to Midwatch Lieutenant
  • There will also be new Lieutenants covering Dogwatch and Investigations.
  • Please join me in thanking Inspector Michael Sullivan, Lt Gary Nelson (days), and Lt Brian Sand (Mids) for their service in the 3rd precinct! These three especially helped me transition into working for the Police Department and my role as a Crime Prevention Specialist. I am particularly grateful to them for that. 😊

Patrol Focus Areas in Sector 1:

  • E Lake St: Clinton Ave S to Bloomington Ave, E 29th St to E 31st St.
  • Franklin/Chicago: Portland Ave to 12th Ave, I-94 to E 25th St.
  • 25th/Bloomington: 15th Ave S to 16th Ave S, E 24th St to E 26th St.

Burglary: Garage Burglaries: 27XX Portland Ave S, 8/26, time unlisted

Business Burglaries: 6XX E Lake St, 8/24, time unlisted

Home Burglaries: NONE! 😊

REQUEST FROM MPD: If you have been a victim of a burglary of your home, please make sure you make a police report. Investigators are working on the chain of related home burglaries and have reason to believe that there are some cases which have not been reported. It is critical that you report these crimes! Please tell your neighbors.

UNA PETICION DE LA POLICIA: Si usted ha sido víctima de robo en su casa, por favor asegúrese que haga un reporte con la policía. Los investigadores están trabajando los casos de la cadena de robos de casa y creen que hayan sido más casos no reportados. ¡Es muy importante que todas las víctimas se hace reporte de estos crímenes! Corre la voz.

Aggravated Assaults: 14XX E 22nd St, 8/21, 4:00pm: Victim reports that Suspect assaulted him by punching him in the face repeatedly. Victim had significant injuries requiring hospitalization. Victim was given a case card.

E Lake St/Chicago Ave S, 8/24, 7:30pm: Officers responded to an assist EMS call at the listed address. The victim was given a blue card and transported to HCMC by EMS due to his injuries.

E 21st St/Chicago Ave S, 8/25, 1:50am: Officers responded to the listed location for a shooting. There were two victims.

Robbery: E 18th St/15th Ave S, 8/20, 10:22pm: Victim robbed at gunpoint.

26XX 12th Ave S, 8/21, 10:17pm: Officers responded to a robbery of person. Victim was transported by EMS and given a blue card.

10XX E Lake St, 8/25, 6:53pm: REPORTING PERSON called 911 to report that an unknown SUSPECT assaulted him when SUSPECT was running out the store with an unpaid merchandise. VICTIM was given a blue card and advised.

Auto Theft and Recovered Vehicles: Sector 1 had 9 auto thefts and 4 recovered vehicles in week 34. The following were arrested parties: Arrested Party: Daniel Lee Burgess, DOB 4/30/89; Arthur Jinz Slaughter, DOB 9/23/88; Kunta Kinte White, DOB 3/6/77

There were 6 Thefts from motor vehicle; 2 were unlocked, 3 had broken windows and 1 was a stolen battery (pried hood).
**Do not leave valuables inside your car**

Theft: Sector 1 had 11 thefts in week 34, including 2 bike thefts. There were no related arrests.

Announcement: 3rd Precinct CPS’s will host a Block Leader Training at the precinct (3000 Minnehaha Ave S) on Tuesday, 9/10 at 6:30pm. Anyone interested in becoming a block leader is welcome to attend. RSVP to Jennifer Neale, CPS Jennifer.neale

For non-emergencies, feel free to call me 612-673-3482; Call 911 for emergencies

For questions, contact:

Kali Pliego, Crime Prevention Specialist
Minneapolis Police Department, 3rd Precinct
(612) 673-3482
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Midtown Weekly Crime Report and Community Announcements, Week Ending August 19, 2019

Greetings from John B at Midtown Safety Center! Here is the Midtown weekly crime report with community announcements for the week ending 8-19-19.

The report is attached as a Word file and the text is reprinted below the Safety Center logo. 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.

  • There were 18 Part 1 (most serious) crimes in Midtown this week, the same as last week.
  • 7 violent crimes were reported-1 rape, 3 robberies and 3 aggravated assaults. The same total as last week.
  • 1 of the aggravated assaults was a domestic.
  • There was 1 burglary of an occupied home. (Children were home without an adult.)
  • There were 5 thefts from motor vehicles. I have included a few tips for preventing this kind of crime.
  • Police took 5 offenders in Midtown into custody this week.
  • 3 of these arrests were for felony crimes.
  • Arrests were made in 2 of the aggravated assaults.
  • The 3rd Precinct continued to have 1 focused enforcement zone in Midtown.

I have included announcements from 8 local organizations this week. Please see the report (below and attached) for more details on these items.

· The Midtown FarmersMarket’s Saturday Marketon Saturday, August 23 features its unique mix of entertainment, community tables and, of course, outstanding fresh food. The Market will also be open on Tuesday, August 27.

· On Saturdays from now until September 21, CANDO’s Plant-Grow-Share program invites the community to The Little Free Farmers Market Saturday Distributions.

· Midtown Global Market continues its tradition of diverse, fun events. For example, on Saturday, August 23 veteran folk/pop duet Cabin of Loveperforms a concert. On Tuesday, August 27, it’s time to get exercising with Step into Health with J Most.Then the Midtown Book Club discussesThere,There by Tommy Orange on Thursday, August 29.

· Rainbow Family of the Living Light invites the community to the Minnesota Rainbow Family Potluckat Powderhorn Park on Saturday, August 24. Vegan, vegetarian and meat items to grill will be provided; people are encouraged to bring other items to share.

· Sunday, August 25offers a great chance to safely explore Franklin Ave by foot, bike, skateboard, skates or other non-motorized methods at Open Streets Franklin. Enjoy activities involving the American Indian Corridor, Hope Community, Seward Co-op Creamery Café and many other local organizations.

· For some unique, free, outdoor fun, check out the Circus in the Park 2019 Free Public Show on Sunday, August 25. No animals involved; all human performers!

· Children and their favorite adults can enjoy songs and picture book stories at Storytime with Mama Rayon Monday, August 26 at Moon Palace Books .

· In the Heart of the Beast presents Indigo World: End of Summer + queenDuin Birthday Blowout, nights of art, music, dancing and more, on Friday, August 30 and Saturday, August 31.

I always appreciate your announcements and comments!

Also, please let me know the email address of anyone who would like to get these reports.

Contact me if you need (non-emergency) help from the Minneapolis Police Department or have any questions about crime or policing in Midtown. 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 and Announcements

Week of 8-13 to 8-19-19

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 of Part 1* Crimes in Midtown

  • 18 Part 1 crimes reported. Same as last week.
  • Part 1 crimes breakdown: Robbery-3, aggravated assault-4, burglary-4, arson-1, larceny/theft-6.
  • 7 violent crimes reported. Same as last week.
  • Violent crime breakdown: Robbery-3, aggravated assault-4.
  • Aggravated assault breakdown:Domestic-1, non-domestic-3.
  • 1 burglary of an occupied home.
  • 5 thefts from motor vehicles.
  • 5 total offenders arrested and taken into custody by MPD.
  • 3 of these werefelony arrests, marked in yellow.
  • Arrests made in 2 aggravated assaults.

*Part 1 crimes are homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, auto theft, arson and larceny/theft.

Midtown Part 1 Crime Details

Violent Crimes

Robbery (3)

8-14, 5:50 pm 8xx Lake St E (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) The victim was walking in a parking lot when the suspect approached, pushed the victim and took his shoes.

8-15, 1:05 am 32nd St E & Portland Ave S (Central neighborhood) The suspect asked the victim for a cigarette. The suspect said he didn’t have one. The suspect then pointed a revolver at the victim and demanded everything he had. The victim gave the suspect his cell phone and then the suspect hit the victim with the revolver.

8-17, 10:45 am 8xx Lake St E (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) Business The customer suspect was carrying numerous items. The employee victim explained that store policy was that a customer could hold only 4 items at a time. The suspect refused to give up the extra items so the victim grabbed some. The suspect got angry, pulled a knife, grabbed more items and exited the store. There is surveillance footage.

Aggravated Assault (4)

8-13, 7:00 am 28th St E & Bloomington Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood or East Phillips neighborhood) The victim was walking on the Greenway. The known suspect hit the victim in the head numerous times with a male rod. The victim didn’t know why he was attacked.

8-17, 2:00 pm 30xx Bloomington Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) Domestic The arrestee [Andrew
Dale Oakgrove]
struck the victim in the face and head with a chair several times.The victim had a possible brain injury and broken nose.

8-17, 5:10 pm 29xx 16th Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood) The arrestee [Contessa
Jo Ortley]
spit at and kicked the officers who arrested her.

8-17, 6:50 pm 29xx Chicago Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) The victim is a security guard, who escorted the unknown suspect off the property. The suspect returned and threatened the victim with a possible knife.

Property Crimes

Burglary (4)

8-14, 7:51 am 30xx 19th Ave S (Corcoran neighborhood) Occupied Entry: Open window. Loss: Jewelry. Note: The home was occupied by 2 children at the time of the burglary.

8-14, Between 4:20 and 4:25 pm 31xx Portland Ave S (Central neighborhood)Entry:Forced front door. Loss: None noticed at time of the report. Note: The victim and her family saw the unknown suspect in the duplex unit when they arrived home.

Between 8-14, 11:00 pm and 8-15, 4:00 am 29xx 13th Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) Garage Entry: Unforced into underground garage. The door wasn’t working and had been removed. Loss: Laptop, battery charger. Note: The loss was taken from the victim’s vehicle, which may have been left unlocked.

Between 8-14, 11:00 pm and 8-15, 8:00 am 29xx 13th Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) Garage Entry: Entry: Unforced into underground garage. The door wasn’t working and had been removed. Loss: Computer. Note: The loss was taken from the victim’s vehicle, which had tape securing one of the windows.

Arson (1)

8-14, 9:07 pm 3xx Lake St E (Central neighborhood) Business Video footage indicates that a juvenile suspect set a pile of cardboard in a hallway on fire. The sprinkler system put it out.

Theft/Larceny (8)

Bike Theft

8-17 Lake St E & 10th Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)

Theft from Motor Vehicle

8-16 30xx Portland Ave S (Central neighborhood)

8-16 3xx Lake St E (Central neighborhood)

8-16 28xx 11th Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)

8-17 3xx Lake St E (Phillips West neighborhood)

8-18 30xx 17th Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood)

Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts

8-14 28xx 17th Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood)

Other Theft

8-16 8xx 28th St E (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)

MPD Arrests in Midtown This Week

Arrestees Taken into Custody (3 Felony, 5 Total)

8-13, 4:58 pm 31xx 10th Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) Tonya Lynn Wasick:Violate Domestic No Contact Order, 1 Warrant (for Domestic Assault).

8-13, 7:35 pm 28th St E & 21st Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood) Heriberto Najera-Gomez: Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle (Felony), 1 Felony Warrant, 5 Additional Warrants.

8-17, 2:05 am 28xx Cedar Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood) Cederic Jerome Whitehead: 5th Degree Domestic Assault.

8-17, 2:00 pm 30xx Bloomington Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) Andrew Dale Oakgrove: 3rd Degree Domestic Assault (Felony).

8-17, 5:10 pm 29xx 16th Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood) Contessa Jo Ortley: 4th Degree Assault (Felony), Obstruct Legal Process with Force, 1 Warrant.

Focused Enforcement in Midtown

Midtown’s Lake Street area had 1 focused enforcement area for violent crime this week, 29th St E to 31st St E, Clinton Ave S to Bloomington Ave S.

Strategies used during the week included:

Patrol Tactics

All shifts: Directed patrol, foot beats, proactive stops, business checks.

Beats: Extra patrol on Lake St corridor.

• Extend directed patrol to Clinton Ave for Middle Watch and Night Watch.

• Request mobile camera be placed at Lake and Clinton, pointed south.

Investigative Tactics

CRT-Details focusing on Lake St utilizing Precinct cameras & ongoing CRT focus on livability/nuisance crimes.

• Continued CRT details along Lake St E, near 12th Ave to Bloomington Ave.

• Mid‐week multi‐unit details will be conducted focused in Hot Spots

Problem Properties

• Neighborhood Coordination Officers followed up on a property in the 2900 block of 13th Ave S.

Keep Thieves Out of Your Vehicle

  • Keep as few valuables as possible in your vehicle. Leave things you don’t need at home.
  • Store valuables that you must carry in your trunk or out of sight before reaching your destination.
  • Park in a well-lit area whenever possible.
  • Lock your doors and windows every time you leave the vehicle.

The Minneapolis Police Department needs your help in stopping theft:

  • Call 911 if you see suspicious behavior in or near a vehicle. Be ready to give your location and describe the vehicle, people and behavior involved.
  • Call 311 (or 612-673-3000) if someone has damaged or stolen things from your vehicle. Reporting is important because it helps the police department determine crime patterns.

Community Events and Announcements

Midtown Farmers Market

Saturday MarketSaturday, August 24, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. 3032 Minnehaha Ave S.

Enjoy Heart of a Tinman on the Market Stage, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Learn about Market Science, Master Gardeners, Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board, Urban Arts Academy and Animal Rights Coalition at Community Tables. And don’t forget the great food!

The Market will also be open on Tuesday, August 27, 3:00 to 7:00 pm.

CANDO/Plant-Grow-Share

The Little Free Farmers’ Market Saturday Distributions

Join in any Saturday morning now through September 21st! We gather at Hosmer Garden (4th Ave S & E 36th St) to harvest at 9:00 and then bike around and chat with neighbors until 12 PM.

Midtown Global Market

Saturday Sounds: Cabin of LoveSaturday, August 24, 12:30 pm. 920 Lake St E.

Mostly original folk/pop from St. Paul-based Julia and Nathan Bloom, who’ve been playing together more than 20 years.

Step into Health with J MostTuesday, August 27, 5:30 to 7:30 pm. 920 Lake St E.

Join the Backyard Community Health Hub for some healthy activity!

Midtown Book Club: There,There by Tommy OrangeThursday, August 29, 5:30 to 7:30 pm. 920 Lake St E, Greenway Conference Room.

Rainbow Family of the Living Light

Minnesota Rainbow Family PotluckSaturday, August 24,3:30 pm. Powderhorn Park 3400 15th Ave S.

August’s Potluck for the Rainbow Family of Living Light will have Vegetarian, Vegan and also Meat on the BBQ grill. Nothing’s better than having our local, new and reoccurring fam show up and spend the afternoon with us and bring smiles, love, peace and happiness. Bring your own dish, floral arrangements, drinks, brews, and desserts if possible to share with our family. We Love you and hope you make it! Don’t be shy to ask local fam for carpooling to the potluck! We promise to bring ALL the grill accessories this time

Open Streets Minneapolis

Open Streets FranklinSunday, August 25, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Franklin Ave E from Portland to 27th Ave S.

Explore one of Minneapolis’ unique corridors by bike, foot, skateboard – or however you like – without the presence of motor vehicles. Visit with local businesses, artists, community organizations, and of course, your neighbors. With over 100 groups hosting activities on the street, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

American Indian Cultural Corridor

Visit the American Indian Cultural Corridor from 11th Ave S to Bloomington Ave. Along the corridor, folks can enjoy storytelling, live music, the Four Sisters Farmers Market, health resources, music from KFAI radio, and more. On Franklin & 11th be sure to stop by the UnHoly Tour & TiWakan to take a walking tour with Native hosts and listen to live music.

Hope Community, Inc.
Local housing and community organization Hope Community Inc. will host a hub of activities outside their location on Franklin & Portland. Stop by for Shaah Iyo Sheeko community conversations, live music and dance performances, and delicious food from local businesses like Moroccan Flavors.

Seward Co-op Creamery Café

Join the Seward Co-op and Springboard for the Arts at Franklin & 26th Ave. Enjoy live music, $5 sandwich specials, Fair State beer, ice cream, kombucha, and samples from local producers. Before you leave, check out the kid’s activities provided by Midwest Food Connection.

Circus in the Park & 2 Defy Gravity

Circus in the Park 2019 Free Public Show Sunday, August 25, 2:00 to 3:00 pm, Powderhorn Park, 3400 15th Ave S

Join us for a FREE public circus arts performance on August 25th! 2 Defy Gravity is collaborating with other local performers to put on an unforgettable outdoor show right here in Minneapolis! Come enjoy performances on trapeze, silks, lyra, and more! The show starts at 2 pm with some pre-show festivities beforehand. Come early to get a great seat on the grassy hill overlooking the lake at beautiful Powderhorn Park!

**note there are no animals used in the show, just human performers and there are no large circus tents so the event is dependent on rain free weather**

Moon Palace Books

Storytime with Mama RayMonday, August 26, 10:30 to 11:00 am. 3032 Minnehaha Ave.

Chase your Monday morning blues away! Join us for Songs & Stories with Mama Ray (aka Rachel Gabriel), an award-winning writer and teaching artist who loves to share the transformative power of literature with people of all ages.

All kids and their favorite adults are welcome for a FREE, half-hour opportunity to sing and listen to picture book stories, many of them by local writers and illustrators.

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre

Indigo World: End of Summer + queenDuin Birthday Blowout Friday, August 30 and Saturday, August 31, 9:00 pm to 1:00 am. 1500 Lake St E.

Come experience a night of music, art, creativity, community, and dancing with Indigo Crew. We will be celebrating queenDuin’s birthday + Virgo season!

Indigo DJ Crew is Michel.Be, Lady Em, queenDuin, and TaliaKnight.

Live visuals by Nolan Morice. Art by Donald Thomas.

Sliding scale entry $5-$15. HOBT’s bar will be open (accepts cash & cards). The event is 18+, 21 to drink.

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MnDOT I-35W@94 and Hennepin County projects update

Greetings,

We have a short-notice directional closure tonight of I-35W between I-94 and Washington Avenue as crews finish some work from the weekend closure. The rain on Saturday created some issues. That same stretch will be reduced to a single lane this weekend (Aug. 16-19) for median work. Please give yourself extra time if you are going toward downtown Minneapolis this weekend.

Please check www.511mn.org for real-time updates and the project web page. All closures are weather permitting and subject to change.

Here is the list with highlighted updates:

I-35W@94 http://www.dot.state.mn.us/35w94/

· NEW I-35W north is closed from 10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13 to 5 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14 between I-94 and Washington Avenue. Detour is I-94 to Highway 280.

· The ramp from Third Street to I-35W south is closed through Aug. 20.

· I-35W north is closed between Highway 62 and I-94 from 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 to 5 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16.

· I-35W is reduced to a single lane in both directions between I-94 and Washington Ave. from 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16 to 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19.

· NEW The 15th Street bridge in Minneapolis is scheduled to reopen Aug. 21.

Here are some updates on some other projects in Hennepin County:

MnDOT projects:

I-94 Maple Grove to Clearwater https://www.dot.state.mn.us/i94-mg-clearwater/index.html

(This is the temporary lane construction in the Maple Grove to Rogers leg of this project)

· Updated I-94 east will be reduced to two lanes between Highway 101 in Rogers and Weaver Lake Road in Maple Grove Sunday, through Nov. 1 from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. On Sundays, the lane closure starts at 8 p.m.

· Updated I-94 west is reduced to two lanes between Weaver Lake Road in Maple Grove and Highway 101 in Rogers Sunday through Thursday from 7 p.m. to noon through Nov. 1.

Highway 100 north ramp to 50th Street and Eden Avenue in Edina

· The ramp from Highway 100 north to 50th Street and Eden Avenue in is closed until Aug. 30. The detour is to take the Excelsior Blvd exit and cross the bridge to take Highway 100 south back to the 50th Street and Vernon exit.

France Ave Bridge http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy62andfranceavebridge/

· The France Avenue bridge and all ramps to and from Highway 62 are open.

Central Avenue bridge over Highway 12 Wayzata http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy12andcountyroad101bridge/

· Highway 12 is closed in both directions at the Central Avenue bridge from 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 to 5 a.m. Friday, August 16. Motorists will be detoured up and down the ramps.

· The Central Avenue/County Road 101 bridge is closed until late October. See web page for detours.

· NEW The ramp from Highway 12 west to County Road 101 north is open.

· NEW The ramp from County Road 101 north to Highway 12 east is open.

· The ramp from Highway 12 west to County Road 101 south is closed through Oct. 25.

· The ramp from Highway 12 east to County Road 101 south is closed through Oct. 25.

Upcoming:

Highway 62 Edina to Eden Prairie https://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy62/index.html

· NEW Highway 62 east is reduced to one lane from 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13 to 6 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14 between Clearwater Drive and Shady Oak Road.

I-35W Noise walls Bloomington http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/noisewallrepairs2018/

· Upcoming: Work will resume near 106th Street ramp in Bloomington in September. Work on all other noise walls on the project is complete.

· Highway 55 http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy55safetyimprovements2018/

· No closures this week

I-94 Highway 280 to Western Ave. http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i94-stpaul-resurfacing/

Upcoming:

· I-94 east will be closed between Highway 280 and I-35E for two weekends in September.

I-35W Fifth Street Bridge Minneapolis http://www.dot.state.mn.us/35w94/

· The 5th Street pedestrian bridge over I-35W is closed until late August.

Projects by other jurisdictions affecting MnDOT highways and ramps:

I-494 and Rockford Road bridge (City of Plymouth project) https://www.plymouthmn.gov/departments/public-works/project-spotlight/street-projects/county-road-9-bridge-over-i-494

· NEW I-494 south will be reduced to one lane at the Rockford Road bridge from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 through Saturday, Aug. 17. All lanes open at 5 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17.

· NEW I-494 north will be reduced to one lane at the Rockford Road bridge from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19 through Wednesday, Aug. 21.

· The Rockford Road bridge over I-494 is closed until late October

·

I-494 Eden Prairie (Southwest Light rail) https://metrocouncil.org/transportation/projects/current-projects/southwest-lrt.aspx

· NEW Highway 100 south is reduced to one lane from 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 to 6 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16 between I-394 and Excelsior Boulevard.

· NEW Highway 100 south will be reduced to one lane from 7 p.m. Friday, Aug 16 to 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug, 18 to 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19 between Excelsior Boulevard and I-394.

· The ramp from I-494 west to Highway 212 is closed from 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9 to 7 a.m. Sept. 21.

I-494 Bloomington/Richfield(Orange Line) https://www.metrotransit.org/metro-orange-line

· NEW I-494 is reduced to a single lane in both directions from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly between Penn Avenue and Lyndale Avenue through Friday, Aug. 16.

Upcoming:

· NEW I-494 is reduced to a single lane in both directions from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly between Penn Avenue and Lyndale Avenue Monday, Aug. 19 through Friday, Aug. 23.

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

Phillips West National Night Out Invite! Tomorrow from 5 to 8!

Phillips West Community Members & Community Partners,

National Night Out is tomorrow Tuesday August 6th! We would love if you attend to support our neighborhood! The event will take place along 27th Street between Portland & Park Avenues & in the American Swedish Institute Parking lot at 2600 Park Avenue, 55404 (English, Spanish, Somali Flyers in attachment).

Allina/Abbott Northwestern Hospital is sponsoring the food tent and will provide free food for attendees! Ebenezer will also be providing ice cream and pop corn! There will be a variety of fun activities! Including a bounce house, blow up slide, a bunch of crafts & games those activities will take place in the American Swedish Institute Parking lot (2600 Park Avenue)! There will also be several information/resource tables giving out information about their services and free giveaways! There will be rambling characters including, 3 Clowns, Mickey Mouse, Minions Character, Jack the Dog, McGruff, Start the Mascot, Saint Mary’s Cardinal and a mobile Puppet Show!

Mad Dads will host a rap/dance contest with $100 gift card for 1st place, $75 gift card for 2nd place and $50 for 3rd place! There is no age limit anyone can participate and dance, sing or rap. Winners are decided by the audience noise! There will be Salsa Dancers from Rene Dance Studio. This is interactive and anyone can dance with them! That is just a few of the activities our Sponsors are providing!

Special THANK YOU our 2019 Sponsors (listed below)!!!!!

Allina/Abbott Northwestern Hospital
American Swedish Institute
Augsburg Fairview Academy
AT&T
Community Action of Hennepin County
Community Emergency Service
Center for Energy & Environment
Centerpoint Energy
Children’s Hospital & Clinics of Minneapolis
City of Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling
Cristo Rey High School
Ebenezer on Park, Ebenezer Tower & Ebenezer on Loren
Hennepin County Attorney Office
Hennepin County Child & Teen Check Up Program
Lutheran Social Service of MN
Mad Dads Mobile Unit/Street Outreach
Messiah Lutheran Church
Midtown Global Market
Midtown Safety Center
Minneapolis Police 3rd Precinct
MN Adult & Teen Challenge
Nice Ride Minneapolis
Open Door Evangelist Church
Open Eye Figure Theatre
Opiod Epidemic in partnership with University of MN & Southside Health
Phillips Wellness 50+
PICA Headstart
Phillips West Neighborhood Organization
Police Reserves
Project for Pride in Living
Saint Mary’s University Minneapolis
Wells Fargo Bank
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Xcel Energy & United Way

Crystal Windschitl, Executive Director
Phillips West Neighborhood Organization
2400 Park Avenue South, Suite 337
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
Phone: (612) 879-5383
Fax: (612) 879-5217
PWNO2005

Check out our Website: www.phillipswest.info
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2019 National Night Out Flyers!.pdf