February 13th Phillips West Winter Social Invite!

Please join us for the Phillips West Winter Social on Thursday February 13th from 5 to 8 p.m. Event Flyers are attached! If you are interested in having a free resource table please contact Crystal via email pwno2005@yahoo.com or phone @ 612-879-5383.

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
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Free JOB FAIR RIGHT NOW!

career fairs and events

Job Development Career Fair – February 3, 2020

All are welcome to attend the Job Development Career Fair. Over 20+ employers will be attending this event.

  • Monday, February 3, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • CareerForce – North Minneapolis
  • 800 West Broadway, Minneapolis, MN 55411

This event is free and open to all job searchers. The employers attending have several job openings, so bring copies of your resume and be prepared for interviews! Please dress professionally. This event is sponsored by CareerForce, the City of Minneapolis and Hennepin County Job Development.

Employers attending:

ABM: FT/PT Parking Attendants $13.25-$14.54/hour. Go to www.jobaline.com.

Amazon: PT Overnight or PT Sunrise Delivery, shifts are 4 to 6 hours long, 15-25 hours each week (Located in Eagan & Maple Grove), PT Sort Centers 25-35 hours each week (Located in Shakopee & Brooklyn Park), Flexible hours, mostly mornings, evenings and weekends Prime Now Shopping/Whole Foods Shopping (Located in Minneapolis (x2), St. Paul, and Edina). $15 – $15.75/hour, depending on location and shift. Go to www.amazon.force.com.

Atlas Staffing: Machine Operators, Servers, Housekeeping, Warehouse, Packaging $13.00 – $19.25. Go to www.atlasstaffinginc.com.

Cintas: Route Service Sales Representative 1st Shift, Mat Roller 1st Shift, Mat Roller 2nd Shift, Loader/Unloader 2nd Shift, Soil Sling Operator 2nd Shift, Washroom Operator Swing Shift $14.24-$18.25/hour. Go to https://www.cintas.com/careers/.

Endeavor Air: Crew Scheduling, Aircraft Parts Clerk $19.56, $15.25/hour. Go to http://www.endeavorair.com/content/endeavor-air/en_us/careers.html.

FedEx Ground: FT & PT Package Handlers $15.20-$17.50/hour. Go to https://groundwarehousejobs.fedex.com.

Genesis Group Homes: (FT & PT, 2nd shift and every other weekend) Direct Support Professionals $13-$14.50/hour $18/hour for Crisis, if needed, House Supervisor $16-$18/hour, Designated Coordinator $40,000 – $42,000/year. Go to www.genesis-mn.com/job-opportunities.

Hilton Minneapolis: Banquet Houseperson, Housekeeper PM Shift $15/hour+. Go to https://jobs.hilton.com/.

International Paper: General Labor/ Entry level production $15.40 to $18.50/hour. Go to http://www.internationalpaper.com/careers.

LSC Communications: Press Operator, Bindery Operator, Roll Tender, pay depending on qualifications, Material Handler $14.00/hour plus shift differential. Go to https://www.lsccom.com/careers/.

Minneapolis Public Schools: Food Service Assistant $13.66/hour, Paid Driver-in-Training Program $15.00/hour, School Bus Driver $19.15/hour, Child Care Assistant $15.00/hour, Custodian $15.93/hour, Special Education Assistant $17.33/hour. Go to https://jobs.mpls.k12.mn.us/.

NAPA Auto Parts: Delivery Drivers, Counter Sales, Warehouse Associates, Assistant Manager, Freight Driver pay on experience and progressive pay scales. Go to www.napaautojobs.com.

Two Betty’s Green Cleaning: Residential Cleaners, Commercial Cleaners $15.00/hour with the chance to grow wage to $20.00 an hour by the end of the first year of employment. Go to https://www.twobettysclean.com/house-cleaning-services/jobs/ Or email applications@twobettysclean.com directly.

Unison Comfort Technologies: Component Assembly $16.40/hour (2nd and 3rd shift have a $0.75 shift differential). Go to www.careers.greenheck.com.

UPS: Package Handlers and Supervisors $15-19/Hour, plus benefits. Go to www.upsjobs.com.

U.S. Census Bureau: Census Takers (bi-lingual in Spanish, Somali, Hmong, Chinese and Russian) $27.50/hour + mileage for field positions and Office positions $25/hour. Go to www.2020census.gov/jobs.

USIC: Underground Utility Locator $19/hour. Go to www.USICMinnesota.com.

Villa Healthcare: FT & PT CNAs, LPNs, RNs, dietary aides and cooks $13.00 hour and up. Shifts/schedule: day, evening, overnight. Go to www.Villahc.com.

YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities: FT & PT positions in Custodial, Member Services, School Age Care, Cook/Kitchen $12.50/hour. Go to https://www.ymca.net/career-opportunities.

Learn more at www.hennepin.us/employmentservices

Upcoming Events

Employer of the Day – US Aviation

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center, 505 15th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55454

Employer of the Day – Blue Plate Restaurant Company

Monday, February 24, 2020 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Hennepin County South Minneapolis Human Service Center – 2215 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407

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News: Hennepin County weekly voting progress

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Public contact: Hennepin County Elections, 612-348-5151 or hc.vote

Media contact: Carolyn Marinan, Communications, 612-348-5969

Hennepin County weekly voting progress for presidential nomination primary

Each week, Hennepin County will provide the latest stats on absentee voting for the 2020 Minnesota presidential nomination primary. Absentee voting in Minnesota began Friday, January 17.

Absentee voting

As of Monday, February 3, at 8:30 a.m. in Hennepin County:

Ballots issued

  • Total ballots issued (mail and in-person absentee voting) –13,400
  • Ballots issued since Monday, January 27 – 2,600

Ballots received and accepted

  • Total ballots received and accepted (mail and in-person absentee voting) –4,900
  • Ballots received and accepted since Monday, January 27 – 2,800

Pre-registered voters

Hennepin County has more than 774,400 pre-registered voters for the Minnesota presidential nomination primary. The deadline to pre-register is February 11 at 5 p.m. Voters in Minnesota also have the option to register at their polling place on Election Day, March 3.

Voters can look up their polling place, sample ballot, voter registration status, and absentee ballot status at mnvotes.org.

Key 2020 election dates

  • March 3: Presidential Nomination Primary Day
  • August 11: Primary Election Day
  • November 3: General Election Day

For more information about elections and voting in Hennepin County, visit hennepin.us/elections.

Look for more news at hennepin.us/news.

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Midtown Weekly Report and Community Announcements, Week Ending 1-27-20

Hello from John B at Midtown Safety Center in South Minneapolis. Here is the Midtown weekly crime report with community announcements for the week ending January 27, 2020. (This is the first report since Friday, January 10.)

The text of the report is reprinted below the Safety Center logo. The attached document may be easier to read.

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.

Here are the details on crime in Midtown last week:

  • There were 14 Part 1 (most serious) crimes reported-1 robbery, 2 aggravated assaults, 3 burglaries, 6 auto thefts and 2 larcenies.
  • 3 violent crimes were reported-1 robbery and 2 aggravated assaults.
  • In 5 of the 6 auto thefts, the victim left the vehicle while it was running. This invites a thief to steal the car! Stay in your vehicle whenever it is running and when you leave it, be sure to take all keys and fobs!
  • Police took 10 offenders in Midtown into custody this week.
  • 5 of these arrests were for felony crimes.
  • Felony arrests were made in 1 aggravated assault and 1 burglary.
  • Neighborhood Coordination Officers worked on 1 property in Midtown.

I’d like to remind everyone that Midtown Safety Center offers a variety of free items and services to the community including gun locks, no trespassing signs, access to interpreters, FAX, copying, police reports, condoms and much more. Please stop by!

As usual, there is lots to do in and near Midtown! I have included announcements from 14 organizations this week. Please see the report (below and attached) for more details on these items:

  • The City’s Neighborhood and Community Relations Department invites everyone to the FREE 2020 Community Connections Conference on Saturday, February 1. This is a great opportunity to network and discuss issues with neighbors, community groups and local decision-makers.
  • Midtown Global Market presents a variety of free events including the annual Soup Cook Off on Saturday, February 1, Backyard Community Health Hub Dialogue-Diabetes onThursday, February 6, Stepping into Wellness with J Most and Command Stepperson Tuesday, February 11, and, with In the Heart of the Beast, Neighborhood Night: On the Day You Were Born on Thursday, February 13.
  • The American Swedish Institute presents Walking Together, a unique combination of prose, poetry and music, on Sunday, February 2.
  • Moon Palace Books offers Baby Storytime with Sarah on Monday, February 3.Kids of all ages invited!
  • Luth​eran Social Service is presenting 3 FREE employment workshops: Creating Effective Resumes and Cover LettersonMonday, February 3, Navigating Barriers to Employment and Excelling at Interviews onTuesday, February 4and Online Applications and Tools to Boost Your Job Search on Wednesday, February 5. Register for any or all!
  • Pillsbury House Theatre invites all to the Chicago Avenue Project: The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread, a collaboration between kids, actors and playwrights.
  • Central Neighborhood (CANDO) hosts a Housing Task Force Meeting on Monday, February 3 and the monthly Chess and Game Night on Sunday, February 9.
  • Walker Community Church offers everyone a free Community Meal on Tuesday, February 4 (and every Tuesday). They also host the annual Women’s Prison Book Project Pancake Breakfast and Book Sale on Saturday, February 8.
  • To find out more about changes coming to Minneapolis’ extensive network of neighborhoods in the new decade, attend Neighborhoods 2020: The Future of Minneapolis Neighborhood Organizationson Tuesday, February 4, presented by the League of Women Voters Minneapolis.
  • If you’d like to support an excellent local charity and a fine Midtown business, come to Eastlake Craft Brewery’s Making Valentines with Open Armson Tuesday, February 4.
  • Corcoran Neighborhood hosts a Small and Home-Based Business Mixer on Thursday, February 6.
  • East Phillips Park presents the youth-oriented Culture Connection-Lunar New Year on Friday, February 7.
  • Powderhorn Park Neighborhood coordinates another meeting of the South Minneapolis Public Safety Coalitionon Wednesday, February 12. All invited!
  • Phillips West Neighborhood Organization hosts its popular annual Winter Social on Thursday, February . Great Mexican food and a chance to network with neighbors and numerous community resources!

I always appreciate your announcements and comments!

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

Please contact me if you would like (non-emergency) help from the Minneapolis Police Department or have any questions about crime or policing in Midtown.

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 1-21 to 1-27-20

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

Total Part 1 crime increased slightly this week while violent crime decreased. Here are the details:

  • 14 Part 1 crimes reported.
  • Part 1 crimes breakdown: Robbery-1, Aggravated Assault-2, Burglary-3, Auto Theft-6, Larceny (including Theft)-2.
  • 3 violent crimes reported.
  • Violent crime breakdown: Robbery-1, Aggravated Assault-2.
  • Aggravated assault breakdown: Non-domestic-2.
  • 0 business robberies; 1 business burglary.
  • In 5 of 6 (83%)of the auto thefts, the driver left the vehicle parked and running. This is an invitation to thieves! Please stay in your vehicle whenever it is running. And when you leave your vehicle, take all keys and fobs with you.
  • 10 offenders total arrested and taken into custody by MPD.
  • 5 of these arrests werefor felonies, marked in yellow.
  • Felony arrests made in 1 aggravated assault and 1 burglary.

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

Midtown Part 1 Crime Details

Violent Crimes

Robbery (1)

1-27, 12:11 am 5xx Lake St E (Central neighborhood)The victim said he called for an Uber. A vehicle pulled up and the victim got in, thinking it was his ride. The vehicle started moving and 4 suspects pointed guns at the victim, punched him and hit him in the face with a gun. The suspects took the victim’s wallet and phone and later pushed him out of the vehicle.

Aggravated Assault (2)

1-22, 5:35 pm 30xx 22nd Ave S (Corcoran neighborhood)The 2 victims are managers of an apartment building. They said the arrestee [Des
Neiges Elizabeth Pool]
attacked them, cutting one with an unknown sharp object and striking the other in the face. There is security footage. The arrestee was booked into the Hennepin County jail and the case is under investigation.

1-23, 7:16 pm Lake St E & 16th Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood)Officers responded to a call about a shooting and found the victim covered in blood inside a vehicle. It was determined that he had been shot in the left side of his face. There is some suspect information but he hasn’t been identified.

Property Crimes

Burglary (3)

1-25, 2:18 pm 8xx Lake St E (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) BusinessThe arrestee [Willie
Merriweather]
had been trespassed from the victim business numerous times for attempted shoplifting. On 1-25, he again attempted to take merchandise and was detained by store security. Responding MPD officers arrested him for burglary due to his theft/trespassing history.

Between 1-26, 10:00 pm and 1-27, 5:53 am 31xx Bloomington Ave (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) Entry: Unlocked garage service door. Loss: Car radio and bicycle. There is no suspect information.

1-27, 12:26 pm 29xx 13th Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) Entry: Unknown. No indication of forced entry. Loss: Electronics, tools and cash. There is minimal suspect information.

Auto Theft (6)

1-21, 7:00 am 30xx Elliot Ave (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) The victim left the vehicle parked and running to warm up. An unknown suspect left in the vehicle.

1-21, 10:47 am 31xx 4th Ave S (Central neighborhood) The victim left the vehicle parked and running to warm up. An unknown suspect left in the vehicle.

1-23, Between 1:00 and 1:30 pm 13xx Lake St E (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) The victim left the vehicle parked and running to warm up. An unknown suspect left in the vehicle. Officers later recovered the vehicle and booked a juvenile into the Juvenile Detention Center and cited 2 juvenile passengers.

1-24, 4:30 pm 30xx Cedar Ave (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) The victim left the vehicle parked and locked with no keys inside. When she returned the next morning, it was gone. There is no suspect information.

1-24, 9:41 pm 2xx Lake St E (Central neighborhood) The victim left the vehicle parked and running with a friend in another vehicle watching it. The friend saw 4 unknown suspects get in and drive away. The vehicle was later involved in a hit and run accident and the responding officers had it towed to the impound lot.

1-27, 2:00 pm 29xx Park Ave (East Phillips neighborhood) The victim left the vehicle parked with keys inside. She later saw the vehicle being driven away. There is no suspect information but there are security cameras nearby. Officers later found the vehicle abandoned and had it towed to the impound lot.

Larceny (Including Theft) (2)

Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts

1-24 32nd St E & Clinton Ave S (Central neighborhood)

1-25 12xx 31st St E (Powderhorn Park neighborhood)

Note: This category now includes all larceny crimes in Midtown.

MPD Arrests in Midtown This Week

Arrestees Taken into Custody (5 Felony, 10 Total)

1-21, 8:52 pm 30xx 14th Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) Sandrea Nancy Monique Mitchell: Damage to Property.

1-22, 5:39 am 31st St E & Bloomington Ave (Phillips West neighborhood) Maurice Lovell Giles: 3 Warrants; Vosiney Tyshelle Wiley: Charge(s) not listed in police report.

1-22, 9:17 am 18xx 28th St E (East Phillips neighborhood)James Bozeman: Narcotics Violation (Felony).

1-22, 1:00 pm Lake St E & 16th Ave S (East Phillips or Powderhorn Park neighborhood)Frank Joseph Ortley: Cancelled Driver’s License-Inimical to Public Safety.

1-22, 2:39 pm 30xx 17th Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood)Earnest Leaon Smith and Alyssa Ann Budreau: Narcotics Violation (Felony).

1-22, 5:35 pm 30xx 22nd Ave S (Corcoran neighborhood)Des Neiges Elizabeth Pool: Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Felony).

1-23, 4:27 am 8xx 28th St E (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)Zeppelin Michael Peterson: Damage to Property.

1-25, 2:18 pm 8xx Lake St E (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) Willie Merriweather: Burglary of Business (Felony).

Please let me know if you’d like additional information about any of the above arrests.

3rd Precinct Neighborhood Coordination Officers

These officers focus on problems at various properties throughout the Precinct. Last week, they worked on 1 address in Midtown:

  • 29xx 16th Ave S-Walk-through with landlord.

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Available Free Now at Midtown Safety Center!

  • Gun locks
  • No trespassing signs
  • Interpreters
  • FAX
  • Copying
  • Sex offender information
  • Warrant lists
  • Police reports
  • Condoms
  • Much more!

Community Events and Announcements

City of Minneapolis Neighborhood and Community Relations Department

2020 Community Connections Conference Saturday, February 1, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave S.

This conference is a free, public event that brings together residents of Minneapolis, community groups, neighborhoods and decision-makers to connect, learn and address community issues.

View the breakout session descriptions at minneapolismn.gov/connectionsconf.

Schedule

The conference will feature:

· Free food

· Performances by local artists

· Family friendly, pickup soccer and goody bags for the first 100 kids

· Bilingual community dialogues on topics including crime prevention and recovering lost wages due to wage theft

· Resources for maintaining or purchasing a home

· Job training opportunities and small business assistance

· Health and addiction treatment resources

· Free and low cost legal aid

· Information about elections and a preview of the 2020 census questions

· Presentations and success stories from organizations doing census outreach and voter registration

· Find out more about the conference, lunch vendors and exhibitors as information becomes available at: minneapolismn.gov/connectionsconf.

This year’s theme will be “We count,” a call to action to get involved in decision-making through things like getting counted in the US census, voting, joining an advisory committee or neighborhood board, learning about important local issues and City policies or volunteering.

Free rides on MetroTransit for conference attendees on Feb. 1, 2020 here.

This conference is made possible by our community partners Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES), the Franklin Library, We Are Still Here, PICA Head Start, African Community Services, the Hmong American Leadership Council, and the Center for Laotian-American International Development.

Midtown Global Market

Soup Cook Off Saturday, February 1, 12:00 to 2:00 pm. 920 Lake St E.

Join us as we sample soup from various Midtown Global Market vendors. Vote for your favorite and crown a winner!

Backyard Community Health Hub Dialogue-DiabetesThursday, February 6, 5:30 to 7:30 pm. 920 Lake St E.

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

Stepping into Wellness with J Most and Command Steppers Tuesday, February 11, 6:30 to 7:30 pm. 920 Lake St E.

Join the Backyard Community Health Hub for some healthy activity!

Neighborhood Night: On the Day You Were BornThursday, February 13, 5:30 to 7:30 pm. 920 Lake St E. (Performed by Esther Ouray and Julie Boada. Presented in partnership with In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre.)

Based on the award-winning children’s book by Debra Frasier, the story explores the scientific phenomena that unfolded on the day “you” entered the world. This toy theater production combines puppetry, poetry and music that celebrate the natural miracle of the earth. The author’s radiant collage illustrations translate to a miniature stage as puppeteers open trick boxes releasing the wonders described in the book. Performed in English.

Come for the show and stay for the “Make-n-Take” workshop based on the show’s theme. You’ll leave with your own puppet creation to take home.

American Swedish Institute

Walking Together Sunday, February 2, 4:00 pm. 2600 Park Ave.

“Walking Together” weaves together prose and poetry on the topic of cultural experience with original music composed by Catherine Dalton.

Featuring Margaret Humphrey, violin, Rebecca Merblum, cello, and Bjorn Grina-Shay, percussion, the compositions underscore texts by poets such as Peter Blue Cloud, Naomi Shihab Nye and Kao Kalia Yang read by people representing the diversity of the Twin Cities community.

Dalton’s composition is inspired by, and a response to, the personal and intimate accounts of navigating daily life as it sheds light on the ways people from different backgrounds experience our shared world.

Free, no registration required.

Moon Palace Books

Baby Storytime with Sarah Monday, February 3, 10:00 to 11:00 am, 3032 Minnehaha Ave S.

Read, dance, sing, and play with Sarah. These storytimes are perfect for kids 0-24 months and their caregivers, but all are welcome!

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota

Employment Workshops: Creating Effective Resumes and Cover Letters Monday, February 3

Navigating Barriers to Employment and Excelling at Interviews Tuesday, February 4

Online Applications and Tools to Boost Your Job Search Wednesday, February 5

All events at 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. Training and Education Center, Center for Changing Lives, 2400 Park Ave, 2nd Floor.

Join LSS for these FREE employment workshops! Build your confidence and gain skills for job search success. Come for any or all sessions that fit your needs. Attend just one workshop, or come every day! Email tec to register or call 612-879-5256. Registration required.

Pillsbury House Theatre

Chicago Avenue Project: The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread Monday, February 3 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm. 3501 Chicago Ave.

Join us for the next installment of the Chicago Avenue Project (CAP)!

CAP pairs local actors and playwrights with local kids to create original theatre for the community. The result is heartwarming, hilarious, and guaranteed to be a good time!

The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread features five short plays starring youth and their adult acting mentors. This time around, the cast of characters includes an unexpected twist on Red Riding Hood, drawings come to life, superheroes, and more.

Don’t miss this FREE and family-friendly event! No reservations required- just show up!

CANDO

Housing Task Force Meeting Monday, February 3, 6:00 to 8:00 pm. 3715 Chicago Ave.

Renters in our community are facing many problems such as rising rents, repairs not being done and even evictions. There are many things that we can do as a community to help. Please join the housing task force of CANDO. In this space we will learn, brainstorm, and build resources.

Chess and Game Night Sunday, February 9, 5:00 to 7:00 pm Blackeye Roasting Co, 3740 Chicago Ave.

Chess and game night! What a fun way to get out of the house to socialize and make new friends with your neighbors. We felt the need for more events that will help with social emotional health.

Social Emotional Health motivates individuals to learn critical skills such as connect with others, resolve conflict, self-regulate, display kindness and empathy and cope with challenges.

Chess and other games played with others, especially people that are different from us provide great ways of learning from each other, challenging ourselves and building new relationships.

The Game of Chess for life is a kind of Chess, in which we have often points to gain, and competitors or adversaries to contend with.

Benefits of chess-increases your IQ, improves your problem solving skills, keeps your brain healthy, improves your memory, fosters creativity and helps you focus and maintain concentration.

Come play, come learn, come socialize. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase! For more information: tommy or 612-600-1053.

Walker Community Church

Community Meal Tuesday, February 4 and Every Tuesday, 5:30 to 6:45 pm. 3104 16th Ave S.

Free community meals open to everyone. Doors open and food giveaway at 5 pm.

Women’s Prison Book Project Pancake Breakfast and Book Sale Saturday, February 8, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. 3104 16th Ave S.

Pancakes (vegan, buttermilk, gluten-free options), Fresh Fruit, Grits, Coffee, Juice, Tea.

Breakfast $6-$10 sliding scale.

Great quality books for $2-3 each. Kids’ books $1.

Make a valentine for a political prisoner.

The book sale will be held on the first floor of the building and breakfast will be served on the second floor. The building is wheelchair accessible and there is an elevator. Street parking is available and the location is one block from two different bus stops.

League of Women Voters Minneapolis

Neighborhoods 2020: The Future of Minneapolis Neighborhood Organizations Tuesday, February 4, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, 310 38th St E (Cosponsored by the Whittier Alliance.)

Since 2015, Minneapolis Neighborhood Organizations and the City of Minneapolis have been preparing for funding changes expected in 2020. The City is in the final stages of many years of discussions, reports, outreach, and feedback. They recently passed the Neighborhoods 2020 Framework and in September 2019, contracted with the University of Minnesota’s Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) for the final phase of Neighborhoods 2020. CURA is completing a report that will soon be entering a 45-day public comment period before going to the City Council.

League of Women Voters Minneapolis has invited C. Terrence Anderson, Director of Community Based Research at CURA and Robert Thompson, Consultant, Robert Thompson Services to provide an overview of their reports, history of the neighborhood programs and answer questions.

Eastlake Craft Brewery

Making Valentines with Open Arms Tuesday, February 4, 7:00 to 9:00 pm. 920 Lake St E.

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This week only! Kevin Kling hosts master storyteller Dovie Thomason!

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Dovie Thomason deconstructs history with epic storytelling
Internationally-acclaimed storyteller and activist Dovie Thomason comes to Open Eye this week for only four performances of the American premiere of her powerful show, HOW THE WILD WEST WAS SPUN.
“I believe there’s a hunger for stories today that talk about difficult or unspoken things. These stories that were driven by veiled agenda and manufactured as ‘history’ lack relation and connection. We don’t need manipulative one-dimensional tales. We deserve better stories. I’m seeking new plantings of the old seeds that can fulfill the deep hunger in us all.” —Dovie Thomason
In her insightful, wise and unsparing performance, Thomason brings 50 years of historical research as an Indigenous storyteller to subvert the phenomenon of Buffalo Bill Cody’s 1880s traveling pageant “The Wild West: A History Lesson,” which depicted Indians, buffalo, horses, cowboys, cavalry and publicists seeking a “New World to conquer.”
“Powerful. Raw. Unsettling. A multi-layered tour de force.”
—Peter Chand, Artistic Director, Festival at the Edge
Performances
Thursday, January 23, 7:30pm — Post-show reception
Friday, January 24, 7:30pm — Post-show Q&A with Dovie & Kevin Kling
Saturday, January 25, 7:30pm — Post-show Q&A with Dovie & Kevin Kling
Sunday, January 26, 4pm — Panel community conversation
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New gallery show expresses “Everyday Ways of Peace”
Lemiye yelo! This is me! Self-portrait, 2015, detail
WÉČIČAKU!
I’M BRINGING SOMETHING BACK FOR SOMEONE!
By Wanbli Máyašleča / Francis J Yellow
On view January 23-26
During HOW THE WILD WEST WAS SPUN
Reception: January 23, 6 – 7pm

“The works presented here are an expression of an age-old, yet contemporaneous, kinship perspective and practice. It looks like art but it isn’t. What you’re viewing is Lifeway as lifeway practice. It is what my elders called, ‘Everyday Ways of Peace.’” — Wanbli Máyašleča / Francis J Yellow

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Job Development Career Fair – February 3

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Job Development Career Fair – February 3, 2020

All are welcome to attend the Job Development Career Fair. Over 20+ employers will be attending this event.

  • Monday, February 3, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • CareerForce – North Minneapolis
  • 800 West Broadway, Minneapolis, MN 55411

This event is free and open to all job searchers. The employers attending have several job openings, so bring copies of your resume and be prepared for interviews! Please dress professionally. This event is sponsored by CareerForce, the City of Minneapolis and Hennepin County Job Development.

Employers attending:

  • ABM
  • Amazon
  • Atlas Staffing
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Midtown Weekly Report and Community Announcements, Week Ending 1-6-20

Subject: Midtown Weekly Report and Community Announcements, Week Ending 1-6-20

Hello from John B at Midtown Safety Center in South Minneapolis. Here is the Midtown weekly crime report with community announcements for the week ending January 6, 2020.

The text of the report is reprinted below the Safety Center logo. The attached document may be easier to read.

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 increased slightly this week while violent crime decreased. Here are the details:

  • There were 14 Part 1 (most serious) crimes this week, up from 12 last week and down from 23 two weeks ago
  • 3 violent crimes were reported-all aggravated assaults. There were 5 violent crimes last week and 9 two weeks ago.
  • 71% of the Part 1 crimes this week were non-violent larcenies/thefts.
  • Police took 9 offenders in Midtown into custody this week.
  • 6 of these arrests were for felony crimes.
  • Felony arrests were made in 2 of the aggravated assaults.
  • The 3rd Precinct continued to have 1 focused enforcement zone in Midtown.

I’d like to remind everyone that Midtown Safety Center offers a variety of free items and services to the community including gun locks, no trespassing signs, access to interpreters, FAX, copying, condoms and much more. Please stop by!

I have included announcements from 11 organizations this week. Please see the report (below and attached) for more details on these items:

  • Banyan Community invites the community to their monthly Lighthouse Network Breakfaston Saturday, January 11. Please RSVP if you can make it! Bayan is also hosting a Census Information Meeting on Thursday, January 16. Get your census questions answered!
  • Central neighborhood (CANDO) has a variety of interesting events coming up including a Silent Disco for high school age youth on Saturday, January 11, Chess and Game Night on Sunday, January 12 and The Vibe: Poetry and Open Mike Night on Friday, January 17,
  • Walker Community Church offers everyone a free Community Meal on Tuesday, January 14 (and every Tuesday). They also host the Northern Mississippi Prisoner Support Group on Thursday, January 16.
  • As usual, Midtown Global Market has a variety of free events including Stepping Into Wellness with J Most and Command Stepperson Tuesday, January 14, Backyard Community Health Hub Dialogue-Cardio onThursday, January 16 and Lunar New Year on Saturday, January 18.
  • Concerned about the impact of changes in our environment? Check out Books & Bars-Discussion of Climate Justice by Mary Robinson on Tuesday, January 14 at Moon Palace Books.
  • To learn more about ways to support your wellness needs, visit the free Open House Resource Fair presented by St Mary’s University of Minnesota, on Wednesday, January 15. Look for the Safety Center table!
  • The American Swedish Institute invites kids and their parents to Kids at the Castle: Winter Wonderland on Friday, January 17 and Saturday, January 18. Tyke Invite will bring soft play equipment.
  • In the Heart of the Beast explores the instinct to turn inward during winter at Puppet Cabaret: Brave the Cold Anyway on Saturday, January 18.
  • Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association presents its popular and powerful Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Celebrationon Monday, January 20. Donations to the food drive will be greatly appreciated!
  • Corcoran Neighborhood Association hosts Community Building and Connections on Monday, January 20.
  • Luth​eran Social Service is presenting 3 FREE employment workshops: Creating Effective Resumes and Cover LettersonTuesday, January 21, Navigating Barriers to Employment and Excelling at Interviews onWednesday, January 22and Online Applications and Tools to Boost Your Job Search on Thursday, January 23. Come to any or all!
  • Corcoran Neighborhood Organization is seeking applications for its Community Program Director opening, a challenging and multi-dimensional position.

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 would like (non-emergency) help from the Minneapolis Police Department or have any questions about crime or policing in Midtown.

Note: There might not be a weekly report next week as my work schedule is uncertain for a few weeks beginning January 10.

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 12-31-19 to 1-6-20

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

Total Part 1 crime increased slightly this week while violent crime decreased. Here are the details:

  • 14 Part 1 crimes reported. Up from 12 last week.
  • Part 1 crimes breakdown: Aggravated Assault-3, Auto Theft-1, Larceny (including Theft)-10.
  • 3 violent crimes reported. Down from 5 last week.
  • Violent crime breakdown: Aggravated Assault-3.
  • Aggravated assault breakdown: Domestic-1, Non-domestic-2.
  • 0 business robberies; 0 business burglaries.
  • 71% of Part 1 crimes were non-violent larcenies/thefts.
  • 9 offenders total arrested and taken into custody by MPD.
  • 6 of these arrests werefor felonies, marked in yellow.
  • Felony arrests made in 2 aggravated assaults.

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

Midtown Part 1 Crime Details

Violent Crimes

Aggravated Assault (3)

1-4, 2:09 am 8xx 28th St E (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)Two health care employees were in a room with a suspect who seemed to be having a mental health crisis. The suspect pulled a pocket knife and pointed it at the employees. Victim 1 asked the suspect to give her the knife and after about a minute, he did. No one was injured.

1-4, Between 8:00 and 8:10 pm 7xx Lake St E (Phillips West neighborhood)People in two vehicles shot at each other. This may have been a gang-related incident. Officers arrested Mumin Liban Mumin, Feisal Abdirizak Ali and Ahmed Rashed Ahmed.

1-5, 2:07 pm 22xx Lake St E (East Phillips neighborhood) DomesticTwo brothers got into an argument and then a physical fight. The older brother strangled the younger brother. Officers arrested the older brother [Juvenile].

Property Crimes

Auto Theft (1)

1-6, Between 6:55 and 7:00 am 28xx 17th Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood) The victim left the vehicle parked and running to warm up. When he returned, the vehicle was gone. There is no suspect information.

Larceny (Including Theft) (10)

Theft from Motor Vehicle

1-2 29xx 2nd Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood)

1-5 2xx Lake St E (Phillips West neighborhood)

1-5 32xx Bloomington Ave (East Phillips neighborhood)

Theft from Person

1-2 21xx Lake St E (East Phillips neighborhood)

Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts

12-31 11xx Lake St E (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)

1-2 21xx Lake St E (East Phillips neighborhood)

Other Theft

12-31 30xx Longfellow Ave (Corcoran neighborhood)

1-1 15xx Lake St E (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)

1-4 22xx Lake St E (East Phillips neighborhood)

1-6 8xx Lake St E (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)

Note: This category now includes all larceny crimes in Midtown.

MPD Arrests in Midtown This Week

Arrestees Taken into Custody (6 Felony, 9 Total)

1-3, 3:15 am 2xx Lake St E (Phillips West neighborhood) Jalyn Marie Pearson: Multiple Warrants (including 1 Felony Warrant for Theft of Motor Vehicle).

1-4, Between 8:00 and 8:10 pm 7xx Lake St E (Phillips West neighborhood) Mumin Liban Mumin: Aid Offender (Felony), Aid Offender to Avoid Arrest; Feisal Abdirizak Ali: 2nd Degree Assault (Felony), Aiding an Offender to Avoid Arrest; Ahmed Rashed Ahmed: Aiding an Offender to Avoid Arrest.

1-4, 11:07 pm Lake St E & 10th Ave S (Midtown Phillips or Powderhorn Park neighborhood)Eliseo Benjamin Jovel-Recinos: 1 Misdemeanor Warrant (for 5th Degree Assault).

1-5, 4:10 am 29th St E & 16th Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood)Cleon Lee Glover: Possession of Stolen Motor Vehicle (Felony), 1 Felony Warrant, Misdemeanor Warrants.

1-5, 2:07 pm 22xx Lake St E (East Phillips neighborhood)Juvenile: Domestic Assault-Strangulation (Felony).

1-6, 10:30 am 29xx 16th Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood)Alonzo Anton Wright: Narcotics Violation (Felony).

1-6, 2:48 pm 29xx Chicago Ave (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)Bashir Elmi Farah Fagas: Narcotics Violation (Felony).

Please let me know if you’d like additional information about any of the above arrests.

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.

Patrol Tactics

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

Beats: Extra patrol on Lake St corridor.

• Focus Area extended to Clinton Ave.

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

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.

• Camera is in place at Lake St E & Park Ave.

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Available Free Now at Midtown Safety Center!

  • Gun locks
  • No trespassing signs
  • Interpreters
  • FAX
  • Copying
  • Sex offender information
  • Warrant lists
  • Condoms
  • Water
  • Candy

Community Events and Announcements

Banyan Community

Lighthouse Network Breakfast Saturday, January 11, 8:30 am. 2529 13th Ave S

Please join neighbors and community members to build relationship and connection, while enjoying a meal. We will be joined by Francisca Pass, Project Designer with the Minneapolis Park & Rec Board, who will be sharing information and seeking input on the revitalization of Stewart Park. Don’t miss it!

To help us prepare and provide, please RSVP to cyndi . If you have any upcoming events or resources to share, please send info/flyers by 3pm Friday, 1/10.

If you have not yet been able to, please complete this online survey regarding your experience during LHN Breakfasts and what you would like to see in the future. Thank you to those of you who have already completed it!

Census Information Meeting Thursday, January 16, 6:15 to 7:00 pm. 2529 13th Ave S

Get answers to questions such as Why is the census so important? How is my information kept safe? Is there a citizenship question? How can I earn up to $27.50 per hour? How can I work as a non-citizen interpreter? Questions? Call Gale or Cyndi at 612-722-8512.

CANDO

Silent Disco Saturday, January 11, 6:00 to 8:00 pm. 3016 4th Ave S.

Attention high school aged youth!!!! It’s a silent disco. It’s a party with a purpose. Sign up today!!!! See you there. #YouthVoice, #YOUTHPOWER, #Justice. Info: Chris-312-861-2691, Rayo-612-681-2188. Cost: $5.

Chess and Game Night Sunday, January 12, 5:00 to 7:00 pm Blackeye Roasting Co, 3740 Chicago Ave.

Chess and game night! What a fun way to get out of the house to socialize and make new friends with your neighbors. We felt the need for more events that will help with social emotional health.

Social Emotional Health motivates individuals to learn critical skills such as connect with others, resolve conflict, self-regulate, display kindness and empathy and cope with challenges.

Chess and other games played with others, especially people that are different from us provide great ways of learning from each other, challenging ourselves and building new relationships.

The Game of Chess for life is a kind of Chess, in which we have often points to gain, and competitors or adversaries to contend with.

Benefits of chess-increases your IQ, improves your problem solving skills, keeps your brain healthy, improves your memory, fosters creativity and helps you focus and maintain concentration.

Come play, come learn, come socialize. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase! For more information: tommy or 612-600-1053.

The Vibe: Poetry and Open Mike Night Friday, January 17, 7:00 pm Blackeye Roasting Co, 3740 Chicago Ave.

Poetry, spoken word, open mic are creative ways to express yourself. There are many benefits from writing and reading poetry such as it helps heal emotional pain and provides a gift of inspiration.

Blackeye coffee shop and CANDO created a space for individuals to feel comfortable opening up and expressing themselves through poetry and spoken word!

Sit back and enjoy the chill and relaxed vibe! Have a snack or drink and listen to wonderful poems and spoken word from your locals.

Poetry night will be held once a month on the 3rd Friday until June 19th.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase! For more information, contact Tommy at 612-600-1053 or tommy.

Walker Community Church

Community Meal Tuesday, January 14 and Every Tuesday, 5:30 to 6:45 pm. 3104 16th Ave S.

Free community meals open to everyone. Doors open and food giveaway at 5 pm.

Northern Mississippi Prisoner Support Group Thursday, January 16 and Every Third Thursday, 6:00 to 8:00 pm. 3104 16th Ave S.

Open to all, a letter writing night to build and sustain relationships with prisoners in Minnesota and beyond. FFI Bailey Riley rileyb16.

Midtown Global Market

Stepping into Wellness with J Most and Command SteppersTuesday, January 14, 6:30 to 7:30 pm. 920 Lake St E.

Join the Backyard Community Health Hub for some healthy activity!

Backyard Community Health Hub Dialogue-CardioThursday, January 16, 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.

Lunar New YearSaturday, January 18, 2:00 to 5:00 pm. 920 Lake St E.

Join us, along with The Chinese Heritage Foundation and Ha Family Entertainment, as we celebrate the Lunar New Year, right here at the Midtown Global Market.

Moon Palace Books

Books & Bars-Discussion of Climate Justice by Mary Robinson Tuesday, January 14, 7:00 to 8:30 pm, 3032 Minnehaha Ave S.

Holding her first grandchild in her arms in 2003, Mary Robinson was struck by the uncertainty of the world he had been born into. Before his fiftieth birthday, he would share the planet with more than nine billion people–people battling for food, water, and shelter in an increasingly volatile climate. The faceless, shadowy menace of climate change had become, in an instant, deeply personal.

Mary Robinson’s mission would lead her all over the world, from Malawi to Mongolia, and to a heartening revelation: that an irrepressible driving force in the battle for climate justice could be found at the grassroots level, mainly among women, many of them mothers and grandmothers like herself. From Sharon Hanshaw, the Mississippi matriarch whose campaign began in her East Biloxi hair salon and culminated in her speaking at the United Nations, to Constance Okollet, a small farmer who transformed the fortunes of her ailing community in rural Uganda, Robinson met with ordinary people whose resilience and ingenuity had already unlocked extraordinary change.

St Mary’s University of Minnesota

Open House Resource Fair Wednesday, January 15, 4:00 to 7:00 pm. 2304 Park Ave.

Come learn about the community resources to support your wellness needs and receive information on other opportunities. Participants include CAP Hennepin County, Sustainable Resource Center, Cultural Wellness Center, Community Emergency Service, Hennepin County Multicultural Services, Walk-in Counseling Center, Waite House and more. Contact sehime for more information.

American Swedish Institute

Kids at the Castle: Winter Wonderland Friday, January 17 and Saturday, January 18, 9:00 to 11:00 am. 2600 Park Ave.

Wonder at the beauty of winter and celebrate silly snowmen during a playdate in Larson Hall with Tyke Invite, who will bring soft play equipment!

Note: The Mansion will be closed due to floor restoration, but families are welcome to stay for an extra hour to play in Tyke Invite’s fun spaces. Suggested for ages 2-5. Adults must accompany children. Cost: $8 per family.

About Tyke Invite

Tyke Invite’s customized soft play equipment is designed to help children 5-years-old and under gain physical literacy, fine tune motor skills, and develop confidence through social interaction. This type of play is also a greatly beneficial sensory integration activity for children with specific needs. Their mission is to conveniently provide safe, structured and stimulating play environments, allowing peace-of-mind for parents and hours of active play for children.

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre

Puppet Cabaret: Brave the Cold Anyway Saturday, January 18, 7:30 to 10:00 pm, 1500 Lake St E.

***With ASL interpretation***

With the cooler temps and darker days, HOBT’s January Puppet Cabaret explores the winter seasonal shift. Like the caterpillar enters its cocoon, our instinct as the weather cools is to turn inward. We wrap ourselves with warmth, comfort, and avoidance of evening social events at all costs.

Experience an evening of new works that explores that inward instinct, with the brilliant effervescence of puppetry that inspires us to brave the cold anyway. Make your way over to HOBT and warm-up with waffles, live music, and community.

Hosted by Akiko and The Woppits (Theresa Linnehan, Caitie Ryan-Norton, Alexandra Young, Laura Korynta)

Performances include:
Dolores by Katie Kaufmann
Little Flower by Renae Bonde
Clutter Forest by Thomas Boguszewski
Bike vs. Blanket Monster by Helena Howard
ISLE d PLASTIQUE (2 scenes) by The Woppits

The Woppits are an arts collective supporting womxn-identified artists by providing space for artists to discuss their projects and process and receive feedback in a supportive environment. The Woppits performances are open to all.

Special ticket deal! Support New Puppet Works in the New Year!

Attend Puppet Lab (Jan 10-19th) atOpen Eye Figure Theatre and bring your ticket (or program) with you to HOBT’s Puppet Cabaret performance on January 18th and receive $5 off your ticket.

Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association

Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Celebration Monday, January 20, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Powderhorn Recreation Center, 3400 15th Ave S.

Celebrate Dr King’s life and work. Live entertainment, community meal, activities. Free books for the first 150 kids. Bring donations for the food drive. Register at www.ppna.org.

Corcoran Neighborhood Organization

Community Building and Connections Monday, January 20, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, 3451 Cedar Ave S.

For information on this meeting: contact 612-724-7457 or info.

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota

Creating Effective Resumes and Cover Letters Tuesday, January 21

Navigating Barriers to Employment and Excelling at Interviews Wednesday, January 22

Online Applications and Tools to Boost Your Job Search Thursday, January 23

All events at 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. Training and Education Center, Center for Changing Lives, 2400 Park Ave, 2nd Floor.

Join LSS for FREE employment workshops! Build your confidence and gain skills for job search success. Come for any or all sessions that fit your needs. Attend just one workshop, or come every day! Email tec to register or call 612-879-5256. Registration required.

Corcoran Neighborhood Organization

We’re Hiring!

Community Program Director

Job Summary:
The Community Program Director is responsible for assisting in developing, building and cultivating community and cross neighborhood collaborative programming for Corcoran Neighborhood. The Community Program Director is also the go-to person responsible for the administration and management of the Midtown Farmers Market, including personnel and financial oversight, fundraising, promotion, and general operations. The Community Program Director provides leadership by staying abreast of current opportunities, challenges, relationships, and advancements in the community and in the local food sector, and uses this information and these connections to bring recommendations and informed guidance to the board of directors through its Farmers Market Advisory Committee. S/he also uses these connections and insights to position CNO as a leader in the local food sector and acts as spokesperson for the Market and its values. The Community Programs Director supports and supervises the work of other staff and volunteers as assigned by the Executive Director.

For the full job description and more information, see .

Send your cover letter and resume to info

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Less than a week to enroll; MNsure’s open enrollment period ends December 23

Extended MNsure contact center hours in the final days
MNsure. Where you choose health coverage.
December 17, 2019

MNSURE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Less than a week to enroll; MNsure’s open enrollment period ends December 23

Extended Contact Center hours leading up to the deadline

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Minnesotans have until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, December 23, to enroll in coverage through MNsure. After that date, Minnesotans will only be able to enroll in private health insurance coverage through MNsure if they qualify for a special enrollment period.

“Anyone with questions or who needs help enrolling should phone our Contact Center or reach out to a MNsure-certified assister,” said MNsure CEO Nate Clark. “We’re here to help. Don’t wait until the last minute—get covered today!”

MNsure will have extended Contact Center hours leading up to the deadline:
Saturday, December 21: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, December 22: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Monday, December 23: 8 a.m. to midnight

Those looking to confirm their enrollment status with MNsure can log in to their online account and follow these steps.

Please note, this deadline does not apply to Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare recipients or members of federally recognized Indian tribes. More information about renewing eligibility and reporting changes for Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare can be found here.

MNsure’s seventh open enrollment period runs November 1, 2019, through December 23, 2019. Individuals earning up to $49,960 a year, or a family of four earning up to $103,000 a year, could qualify for federal tax credits. Additional income guidelines are available on the MNsure website. MNsure’s customer service guide is located here. More information can be found at mnsure.org.

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MPRB seeks residents interested in serving on community advisory committees

Applications are due tomorrow, 12/18/2019
minneapolis park and recreation

Community Advisory Committees

MPRB seeks residents interested in serving on a community advisory committee

Eight advisory committees are now accepting applications

Applications for 2020 appointments are due Wednesday, December 18, 2019

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) Board of Commissioners is seeking applications for appointments to eight ongoing community advisory committees:

  • St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board (one appointee) to begin serving immediately after appointment on January 2, 2020
  • Minneapolis Tree Advisory Committee (five appointees) to begin serving immediately after appointment on January 2, 2020
  • Racial Equity Community Advisory Committee (one appointee) to begin serving immediately. The appointee may continue serving on the Committee for a two year term commencing on July 1, 2020, if interested.
  • Glyphosate Technical Advisory Committee (three appointees) to begin serving immediately, the term will end on November 30, 2020
  • Neighborhood & Community Engagement Committee (one appointee) to begin serving on July 1, 2020
  • HomeGrown (one appointee) – to begin serving immediately after appointment on January 2, 2020
  • Minneapolis Bicycle Advisory Committee (three appointees) – to begin serving on July 1, 2020
  • Pedestrian Advisory Committee (one appointee) – to begin serving on July 1, 2020

Service commitment may vary based upon needs, expectations and policy goals. However, most advisory committee members can expect to approximately 10-15 hours of work per month. Most terms are two years and all board and commission members are not subject to term limits.

Some Boards/Commissions have a need for specialized skills, but most people will find a Board or Commission that is a great fit for their knowledge base. Public members of Board and Commissions are people who may not have regular, ongoing experience in a specific topic area, but have a general interest in a Board or Commission’s work area. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about an area of interest and contribute a perspective that is fresh and unique to the service area.

Applications must be received no later than 4 p.m., Wednesday, December 18, 2019. Following submission, applicants will receive an email confirming receipt of the application and describing the general process for appointment. Appointments for open positions will be made at the January 2, 2020 business meeting of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. For a full description of each committee and to complete the application please visit: https://www.minneapolisparks.org/abca.

Applicants with questions about the appointments process should email their questions to board.appointments or contact Radious Guess at 612-230-6419.

Please click here to sign up to be notified of all advisory committee opportunities.

Contact

Radious Guess

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Community Outreach, Equity and Inclusion Manager

612-230-6419

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