News: Absentee voting for 2018 election begins September 21

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Contact: Hennepin County Elections, 612-348-5151 or

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

Absentee voting for 2018 election begins Friday

Vote early September 21 – November 5

All eligible voters in Hennepin County can vote absentee — either in person or by mail — beginning Friday, September 21.

Vote early in person

In-person absentee voting will be available September 21 through November 5 at city halls across Hennepin County and at the Early Vote Center in downtown Minneapolis at 217 S. Third Street. Each city location can accommodate voters who live in that particular city.

Voters who live anywhere in Hennepin County can in-person absentee vote at the Hennepin County Government Center — 300 S. Sixth Street, Minneapolis — skyway level. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Learn more about absentee voting in person.

View a sample ballot from the Secretary of State’s website.

Vote early by mail

Voters must fill out an application online or on paper to receive a ballot. Paper applications are available in English, Spanish, Hmong, Somali, Vietnamese, Russian, Chinese, Lao, Oromo, Khmer and Amharic.

Voters do not need to be registered to vote to apply to vote absentee. To make the process easier, you may want to register or ensure you are registered before applying for an absentee ballot.

Ballots will be mailed to voters within one to two days of receiving the application.

Completed ballots must be received on or before Election Day, November 6. Voters can return ballots by mail or in person.

Learn more about absentee voting by mail.

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MNDOT I-35W@94 update (Note schedule changes)


This is an update for the I-35W@94 email list. We have had to make a few adjustments to the I-35W@94 schedule. Below you will see some changes in the Highway 62 project and Highway 55 project.

As always, schedules are weather permitting and subject to change. Check out for real-time updates.

This email is to update changes since the email went out Tuesday. Please see previous the email and the project web pages for the status of other projects.


The closure of southbound I-35W Friday, Sept. 14 has been moved to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 to 5 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19. The closure of northbound I-35W from Highway 62 to I-94 is still planned for 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15.

Please see the web page for closures for the rest of the month.

Overnight work continues

Please note that crews will be working 24 hours daily and seven days a week through October. Those who live in the area could experience construction noise and lights. Those driving through the construction zone between 43rd Street and I-94 could see trucks leaving and entering the construction area to the freeway during overnight hours in addition to daylight hours. Please drive with caution.

Highway 62 Edina

In addition to the weekend closure of westbound Highway 62 Sept. 14-17. You could see a single-lane closure on eastbound Highway 62 between Highway 169 and Shady Oak Road Saturday, Sept. 15 if time permits.

The ramp from northbound Highway 169 to westbound 62 will be closed until Monday, Sept. 17 to allow concrete to cure.

The Tracy Avenue bridge and ramps to and from Highway 62 will be closed starting Monday, Sept. 17 through Saturday, Sept. 22.

Highway 55

We are needing left lane closures on Highway 55 in Golden Valley from Theodore Wirth Parkway to Highway 100 until Sept. 19.

Starting at 12:01 Sept. 18, the right lane in both directions will be closed from Wirth Parkway to the Schaper Road until 5 a.m. Sept. 25.

Please let me know if you have any questions.



Dave Aeikens

Minnesota Department of Transportation

Metro Communications and Engagement

Phone: 651-234-7511

Cell: 651-775-1261

MPD Geographic Restrictions List, 9-12-18

Hello. Here is the 9-12-18 list of people with geographic restrictions in the 3rd Precinct, compiled by City of Minneapolis Paralegal Beth Clark.

Please review this list, keep it handy and share it with others! It can help you monitor convicted offenders in your area.Each person on the list is forbidden from being in a certain part of the 3rd Precinct, often as part of a court sentence. If you see one of these people in their restricted area, please call 911 immediately. Police officers will respond.

Since the last time a list was released, these people have been added:

Kerry Ironnecklace

James Raymone McClay

Kingsley Palacio

Tamara Vandermoon

These people were deleted from the list:

Deontay Duffy

Laurie Elmer

Johnathan Myles

Alicia Weaver

Note: Violation of a geographic restriction is now a separate charge under MN law. Violation of a restriction can also be a probation violation that leads to jail time for the offender.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you.

John R. Baumann

Midtown Community Safety Center

Minneapolis Police Department

2949 Chicago Ave. S

Minneapolis, MN 55407




MnDOT I-35W@94 Update


This is an update for the I-35W@94 project. We will also have some updates for some other projects as well for those interested.

All closures are weather permitting and subject to change. Check for real-time updates.


Friday, Sept. 14: I-35W north will be closed at 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday from I-94 to Highway 62 and I-35W south will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 to 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15.

The full closure planned for Sept. 15-17 is POSTPONED. I-35W will remain open this weekend.

Sept. 18: I-35W closed in both directions from I-94 to Highway 62 at 10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 to 5 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19.

Coming up: I-35W closed in both directions from I-94 to Highway 62 10 p.m. Sept. 27 to 5 a.m. Sept. 28.

Highway 62

Highway 62 west will be closed at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 to 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17 from Highway 100 to I-494. The detour is I-494.

Coming up: Highway 62 east closed from Highway 100 to I-494 at 8 p.m. Sept. 21 to 5 a.m. Sept. 24.

I-35W Minnesota River Bridge

Watch for alternating overnight lane closures in both directions between Cliff Road and 106th Street.

I-35W Minneapolis to Roseville

The ramp from I-35W south to Highway 280 south is closed until Sept. 19.

The following ramps are closed from 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 to 5 a.m. Sept. 17:

Southbound I-35W to Industrial Boulevard

Industrial Boulevard to I-35W north

Industrial Boulevard to I-35W south.

Check the web page for more ramp and lane closures.

Highway 7

Watch for single-lane closures at various times through Sept. 21 for signal installation.

University and Central Avenue signal and sidewalk work:

This project started Sept. 4. Watch for four-way stops and limited access to side streets. See web page for intersections.

Highway 55 Rockford to Minneapolis:

Watch for short-term, single-lane closures throughout the project.

I-494 East Bush Lake Road:

The ramp from East Bush Lake Road to I-494 east will close at 4 a.m. Sept. 24 for 21 days. The detour is Industrial Blvd to Highway 100.

Coming up: Oct. 1 The ramp from I-494 east to East Bush Lake Road in Bloomington will close for 14 days.

Please let me know if you have any questions.



Dave Aeikens

Minnesota Department of Transportation

Metro Communications and Engagement

Phone: 651-234-7511

Cell: 651-775-1261

CHICKEN SHIP—a world premiere by powerhouse storytellers Kevin Kling and Clare Murphy—opens Sept. 20!

See Kevin Kling and Clare Murphy next week!
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World-class storytellers Kevin Kling and Clare Murphy create a world premiere production!
Open Eye Figure Theatre Presents
September 20 – 23
Created and performed by Kevin Kling and Clare Murphy

High-flying storytellers Kevin Kling and Clare Murphy create a mythic allegory for our times, as told by farmyard animals! A chicken wakes up in 2018 to the sky falling down. As she runs along a dangerous road littered with foxes and falsehoods, she encounters fables, myths, and history that illuminate and obfuscate her path. What will become of her and the ship she sailed in on?

Kevin Kling has been a regular on the Open Eye stage for many years and for this show he’s bringing back Irish storyteller Clare Murphy, first seen at Open Eye in FOUR DIRECTIONS. These talented artists captivate audiences with surprising, hilarious, and profound storytelling! Only four performances!

“Minnesota’s finest storyteller.”
Pioneer Press about Kevin Kling

“First-rate comic physicality.”
– Everything Theatre about Clare Murphy

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New gallery show: A contemporary take on traditional Japanese woodblock printing
Upcoming Exhibit
September 20 – 30
Opening Reception: September 20, 6pm
(Prior to performance of CHICKEN SHIP)
By artist Matthew Lintott

Matthew Lintott is a UK based artist and printmaker working between Bristol and London. His practice is centered around a contemporary take on traditional Japanese woodblock printmaking techniques. Printing by hand, he explores the tonal variations and delicate marks of Baren-suji that could not be achieved by using a printing press.

“I effectively draw on the reverse of the paper after it has been placed on the inked up block. The translucency of the paper allows me to partially see what I am doing, however for the most part I am making these marks blind.”

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Support our season by helping us buy a piano!
Many of our productions this season include live piano accompaniment, so now is the time for us to buy one! With your help we’ll raise $4000 to acquire a Yamaha U1 studio piano. This concert-caliber piano’s ivories will be tickled by the likes of Dan Chouinard, Sonja Thompson, the Wilhelm Bros, Dan Dukich, Michael Koerner, and more! Donors will receive VIP invitations to a celebratory piano concert at Open Eye. Please consider a contribution today!
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MPD Warrant List, 9-7-18

Hello. Here is the 9-7-18 warrant list for 3rd and 5th Precincts in Minneapolis, issued by Beth Clark, Paralegal with the Minneapolis City Attorney’s Office. Previous lists are inaccurate and should be discarded.

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

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

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

Melissa Kovarik

Alphonso Nabors

Eric Wilson

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

Charles Agard

Michelle Carter

Karina Chosa

Jovauna Gill

Lavell Love

Daniel Robertson

Lydia Sargent

Antonio Zapata

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

Thank you!

John R. Baumann

Midtown Community Safety Center

Minneapolis Police Department

2949 Chicago Ave. S

Minneapolis, MN 55407



Warrant List 9-7-18 docx.pdf

News and Updates: Law enforcement academy and State Fair

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hennepin county sheriffs office

September 6, 2018

Citizen Law Enforcement Academy

Register TODAY for the free seven week class

Do you have an interest in law enforcement and want to learn more? If you said yes than you are in luck because we are accepting applications for our Citizen Law Enforcement Academy! The free seven week course begins Tuesday, September 18. During the class, you will learn more about our agency, the work we do, the equipment we use, and the services we provide. You can learn more and apply online by clicking here.


The Great Minnesota Get-together was a great success

Thank you to all who joined us at this year’s Minnesota State Fair. We had a great time meeting fairgoers and educating them about the dangers of opioid abuse while handing out free medication disposal pouches–about 12,000 in total.

This year we also unveiled a new fair booth that looks like an “old western” sheriff’s office, with wanted posters aimed at reminding fairgoers to properly dispose of their unused medication.

The Drug Enforcement Administration, Ramsey County, Carver County, and Dakota County Sheriffs’ Offices, and Allied Against Opioid Abuse all assisted our agency at the fair with educating fairgoers.


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News: $2 million in transportation safety projects will respond to community concerns

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Colin Cox, Transportation, 612-596-7426

Carolyn Marinan, Communications, 612-348-5969

$2 million in transportation safety projects will respond to community concerns

Hennepin County is investing $2 million to address transportation safety concerns voiced by residents of urban, suburban and rural communities across the county.

On Thursday, the Hennepin County Board approved various agreements to deliver these improvements. A team of county transportation staff reviewed crash data; pedestrian, bicycle and motorist safety factors; resident feedback; and construction timeframe to prioritize this year’s safety projects.

Hennepin County will dedicate $1.5 million to 12 identified county and city safety improvement projects. The county will use the remaining $500,000 for various operational safety improvements that include pedestrian ramps for accessibility needs, flashing beacons at pedestrian crossings and accessible pedestrian signals.

“People biking, walking and rolling are less protected from injuries during accidents with motor vehicles,” said District 4 Commissioner Peter McLaughlin. “That is why many of the projects focus on preventing these accidents by improving bicycle and pedestrian facilities.”

12 safety improvement projects

Bicycle lanes

  • Hennepin and First avenues (County Road 52), Minneapolis
  • Minnetonka Boulevard (County Road 5), Saint Louis Park

Dedicated turn lanes

  • Dayton River Road (County Road 12) at Pineview Lane, Dayton
  • Excelsior Boulevard (County Road 3) at Fairview Avenue, Minnetonka

Pedestrian and bicycle crossings

  • County Road 47 at Dallas Lane, Plymouth
  • First Avenue Northeast (County Road 52) and Fifth Street Northeast, Minneapolis, city will lead project
  • France Avenue (County Road 17) and 38th Street, St. Louis Park, city will lead project
  • Golden Valley Road (County Road 66) at the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, Golden Valley
  • Lake Street (County Road 3) at Hiawatha Avenue, Minneapolis
  • Penn Avenue (County Road 2) at 33rd and 34th avenues, Minneapolis
  • Shoreline Drive (County Road 15) at Arcola Lane, Minnetonka Beach
  • Spring Road (County Road 4) at Prospect Road, Eden Prairie, city will lead project

“These smaller-scale projects are likely to have a big impact on public safety,” said County Board Chair Jan Callison. “It is another tool we have to improve the experience of those who use our county roads.”

The county also makes safety improvements as part of larger capital road, bridge and traffic projects, as well as ongoing system maintenance work.

Learn more or submit feedback

Read more about Thursday’s board action.

People who have concerns about transportation safety on county roadways, bikeways or sidewalks can submit feedback to the transportation safety operations committee at safetyoperations.

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Midtown Weekly Crime Report, Map and Community Announcements, Week Ending September 3, 2018

Hello again. Here is the Midtown weekly crime report with community announcements for the week ending 9-3-18. The report is attached as a Word file and the text is reprinted below the Safety Center logo.

I am also attaching a map of the Part 1 crime in Midtown for the same week.

For this report, Midtown is the area from 35W to Hiawatha, between 28th and 32nd Streets. Portions of the Phillips West, Midtown Phillips, East Phillips, Central, Powderhorn Park and Corcoran neighborhoods are included in Midtown. The report is attached as a Word file and the text is reprinted below the Safety Center logo.

There were 8 Part 1 (most serious) crimes in Midtown this week, down from 15 last week.

There was just 1 violent crime reported in Midtown last week, a robbery. By comparison, there were 4 violent crimes last week.

Police took 7 offenders into custody this week. 2 of these arrests were for felony crimes, a motor vehicle theft and narcotics.

The 3rd Precinct had 1 focused enforcement area in Midtown this week-29th St E to 31st St E, Oakland Ave S to Bloomington Ave S. Officers made a total of 43 proactive stops and 2 arrests in this area.

I have 6 announcement this week. See the report (below and attached) for more details on this item:

· The 3rd Precinct is holding training for new block leaders on Tuesday, September 18 and Wednesday, October 24.This is a great first step in gettingneighborhood watch working on your block. And an active block club/neighborhood watch is one of the most effective ways to deal with local crime and problems.

· TEC (Training and Education Center) is offering its very useful Employment Empowerment Course again, beginning Monday, September 10.

· Celebrate the amazing Monarch butterfly at the Monarch Festival on Saturday, September 8. The event includes music, food, dance, art, native plant sales and more.

· Have loads of fun at American Swedish Institute’s Cocktails at the Castle: Chroma Craze, Friday, September 14. Music, dance performances, live mural painting, a photo booth and more will add to the festivities.

· Love East Lake Street is sponsoring 2 events in 2 days-a Clean-up Scavenger Hunt on Friday, September 14 and Mexican Fiesta the next day Saturday, September 15. Both events will be fun and support positive community activity on East Lake St.

· The Midtown Farmer’s market is hiring a New Manager.This is a full-time position with many interesting and challenging job duties.

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

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

John R. Baumann

Midtown Community Safety Center

Minneapolis Police Department

2949 Chicago Ave. S

Minneapolis, MN 55407



Midtown Area Crime Report, Week of 8-28 to 9-3-18

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

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

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


· There were 8 Part 1 (most serious) crimes reported in Midtown during the week. This is down from 15 Part 1 crimes last week and is a very low total for a 7 day period in Midtown.

· Part 1 crimes this week included homicide (0), rape (0), robbery (1), aggravated assault (0), burglary (2), auto theft (2), arson (0) and larceny/theft (3).

· There was 1 violent crime reported in Midtown this week-a robbery. By comparison, there were 4 violent crimes reported last week.

· There were 0 homicides, rapes, aggravated assaults and arsons reported during the week.

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

· MPD officers arrested and took into custody 7 offenders.

· 2 of the 7 arrests were for felony crimes, which are marked in yellow. This does not include those arrested for felony warrants.

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

Robbery (1)

8-28, 2:15 pm Lake St E & Cedar Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood)Officer respondedto the listed address on an assault report. The victim was given a blue (victim resources) card and advised. Body worn camera. [CPS note: Took place at a bus stop. 2 unknown
suspects. Loss was a wallet and contents.]

Burglary (2)

9-3, 1:00 am 29xx 3rd Ave S(Phillips West neighborhood)[CPS note: Entry was made by cutting a window screen. Loss was cash and a cell phone. No suspect information.]

9-1, 8:00 am 31xx 16th Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood)[CPS note: Entry was made by pushing in air conditioner unit. Loss was a laptop computer and an Xbox unit. No suspect information.]

Auto Theft (2)

8-29, 1:00 am 29xx Chicago Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)[CPS note: Victim believes an unidentified party guest took the keys and stole the vehicle from her parking garage. The car was recovered and returned to the victim on 9-1.]

9-2, 9:00 am 28xx 18th Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood)[CPS note: Officers responded to a call about a running vehicle with 2 people inside. Car was found to be stolen.
Ronald James Morris arrested for vehicle theft.]

MPD Arrests in Midtown This Week

Arrestees Booked into Hennepin County Jail (2 Felony, 7 Total)

8-28, 2:33 pm Lake St E & 16th Ave S Howard Dale Henderson: Promotion of Prostitution, Narcotics.

8-28, 7:16 pm 29th St E & Bloomington Ave S Tonya Ava Jara Arias: Felony Warrant.

8-31, 5:20 pm 17xx Lake St E Barbara Angel Ruffin: Public Urination, Gross Misdemeanor Warrant (4th Degree Assault on a Peace Officer).

9-1, 5:13 am 6xx Lake St E Miquela Lorene Marchaud: Felony Warrant (5th Degree Drugs), Misdemeanor Warrant (Theft).

9-2, 9:00 am 28xx 18th Ave S Ronald James Morris: Motor Vehicle Theft (Felony).

9-2, 1:39 pm 29xx 5th Ave S Tamara Ann Vandermoon: Felony Warrant.

9-3, 12:20 am 30xx Clinton Ave S Esteban Castro Lopez Castro: Narcotics (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, Oakland Ave S to Bloomington Ave S

Proactive enforcement results: 43 total proactive stops, 18 directed patrols, 2 arrests.

Robberies & Aggravated Assaults in Enforcement Area: 0 robberies, 0 aggravated assaults.

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

• CPS Notsch continues working on public events with officers being planned by local businesses

• Increased traffic stops in focus zone and immediate area.

Investigative Tactics

Beat: Collaborative effort between 3rd Precinct and 3rd Precinct Probation to do more specific details.

CRT-Details focusing on Lake St utilizing Precinct’s new cameras.

• Mobile camera at 16th & Lake is in for service has been moved to 4th Precinct due to recent shootings.

• Ongoing CRT focus on livability/nuisance crimes.

• Joint collaboration between MPD & Hennepin County Probation focusing on the Phillips 50 offenders.

• Sgt McDonald continues to collaborate with Mad Dads Street Team in monitoring Lake/Bloomington area.

Problem Properties

• Hamdi Alley (the alley between 812 and 818 E Lake St)-looking at barricades. Owner of the Hamdi building is unavailable but another individual is willing to obtain permit for fencing.



Tuesday Sept 18th

Wednesday, October 24th

(You need only attend one session)

6:30 to 8 PM

Minneapolis Police Dept

3rd Precinct Community Room

3000 Minnehaha Avenue

Crime Prevention Block Leaders………

Help build Community one block at a time.

Organize your neighbors so that you have a direct impact on reducing crime. Neighbors who are informed are the strongest crime prevention tool for communities.

Work with neighbors and MPD if there is a problem on the block.

RSVP appreciated so we have enough materials. You can RSVP by calling Crime Prevention Specialist Karen Notsch at 612/673-2856 or email her at karen.notsch

One of the Minneapolis Police Department’s top goals is to increase organized blocks. Neighborhoods and block clubs work with our Crime Prevention Specialists to prevent and reduce crime. It’s not just about crime…’s about building community. Get your block organized!

EmploymentEmpowerment Course

TheTEC (Training and Education Center)

LSS Center for Changing Lives

2400 Park Ave. S. (2nd Floor), Minneapolis

All classes and resources are FREE!

Upcoming class dates:

9:00-12:00 September 10th to September 28th

9:00-12:00 October 8th to October 26th

9:00-12:00 November 5th to November 21st

Three week Employment Empowermentcoverseverythingyou need to move forward:

ü Workshops: Myers Briggs Personality Assessment, Dealing with Overwhelm, Confidence Building, Personal Success, Personal Values and Focused Goals.

ü Classes: Networking, Job Satisfaction, Applications, Resumes, Cover and Thank you Letters, Job Search, Interview/Mock Interview and

Four Cornerstones of Financial Literacy

Register at:

??? Email or call 612-879-5286

Open Computer Lab Hoursfor Job Search

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday




Resume help and Mock Interview by appointment

Call 612-879-5286 or email tec

Enjoy the Amazing Monarch Festival on Saturday, September 8!

The Monarch Festival celebrates the monarch butterfly amazing 2,300 mile migration from Minnesota to Mexico with music, food, dance, hands-on art, native plant sales and plenty of opportunities to get up close with monarch butterflies, learn about their habitats, and what you can do to make a difference. The Festival will be held just east of the Lake Nokomis Community Center in the area bounded by E. Minnehaha Parkway, Woodlawn Boulevard, and E. Nokomis Parkway. The hours are 10 am to 4 pm.

Lake Nokomis Community Center


American Swedish Institute Presents

Cocktails at the Castle: Chroma Craze, Friday, September 14

We’re spinning the color wheel for an evening of live performances, hands-on activities, flashy food and, of course, handcrafted cocktails! The bold colors and progressive perspective of ASI’s current exhibition, Gudrun Sjödén: A Colourful Universe, will be the backdrop to a night full of chromatic craziness at the American Swedish Institute‘s signature party.

Highlights include:

· Live music from FIAMMA Disco Queens, Tackie Annie and Mina Moore, with the evening wrapped up by the Hennepin County Disco Authority

· Whirling performances by the Bollywood Dance Scene and Zorongo Flamenco dancers

· A color burst experiment led by the Science Museum of Minnesota and live mural painting by Juxtaposition Arts

· A photo booth to capture your most colorful outfits (power clashing encouraged)

· Specialty food and beverages from FIKA – we’ll even teach you how to skål the Swedish way with an Åh Snaps drinking song session

Hours are 7-11 pm. $17 ASI members with code / $20 non-members. 21+ event.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Love East Lake Street

Sponsors Two More Fun Events!

#1 Clean-up Scavenger Hunt, Friday, September 14

Fast and friendly clean-up competition that encourages the community to work in pairs or teams to identify, grab, and snap a picture of items on the coveted scavenger list. At this clean up positive affirmations will be hidden around the route for you to find. You’ll leave knowing that you’ve done good for your community and been kind to yourself all in one night. At The Family Partnership, 1527 Lake St E, 7 to 8:30 pm.

#2 Mexican Fiesta, Saturday, September 15

It is a community celebration of Mexican Independence. There will be games, concessions, piñatas, bouncy houses, 2-child free throw, Soccer darts, face painting, and prizes. At Salvation Army, 1604 Lake St E, 1 to 4 pm.


The Midtown Farmers Market is Hiring a New Manager!

Full-time Position, reports to Executive Director, Corcoran Neighborhood Organization

The Market Manager is the go to person responsible for the overall administration and management of the Midtown Farmers Market, including personnel and financial oversight, fundraising, promotion, and general operations. The Market Manager 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 Market Advisory Committee. S/he also uses these connections and insights to position the Market as a leader in the local food sector and acts as spokesperson for the Market and its values. The Market Manager supports and supervises the work of other staff and volunteers as assigned by the Executive Director.

Primary duties include but are not limited to:

· Community Engagement and Promotions

· Personnel and Volunteer Management

· Operations and Vendor Management

· Financial Management

Experience: Networking with different community resources and agencies: 1 year

Education: Degree preferred but not required

Language: Spanish/ Hmong/Somali

For more details and to apply, see

18 Midtown Weekly Report, 9-3.doc

Tomorrow Thursday Phillips West Community Meeting 6 to 7 p.m.!

Phillips West Neighborhood Community Meeting Thursday September 6th, 2018

6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

(Jakeeno’s Pizza Delivery Dinner & Beverages will be provided)

(Meeting held at The Center for Changing Lives in Centrum Room, 2400 Park Avenue the purpose of this meeting is for residents & Community stakeholders to have an opportunity to hear updates from Neighborhood Partners, Police & City Leaders, give input & network with other stakeholders)


6:00 pmMeeting called to order; Timekeeper assigned.
6:02 pmIntroductions.
6:04 pmNo Minutes to approve.

6:05 pmPhillips West Business:

o Children’s Hospital & Clinics purchase and tear down of the old Messiah Church Building located at 2504 Columbus Avenue – Kelly Wolfe the Children’s Hospital Director of Public Affairs & Advocacy will be present to discuss & answer questions (10 minutes).

o City of Minneapolis 3rd Precinct Police Crime Update- presented by 3rd Precinct Police (10 minutes).

o Minneapolis 6th Ward City Council Update- presented by Abdi Warsame’s Senior Policy Aide Ryan SanCartier (10 minutes).

o July Financials- in your packet for review.

o Phillips wide Fall Neighborhood Clean Sweep Event- Date is Saturday October 13th! Flyer in packet! Note this is the one you can dispose of furniture and old electronics for free!

o Phillips West 3 NEW Housing Programs- Flyer in packet!

6:58 pm Upcoming Phillips West Meetings

o Phillips West Board Meeting, Monday September 24th, 6 to 7 p.m. (CFCL, 182)

o Phillips West Community Meeting, Thursday October 4th, 6 to 7 p.m. (CFCL, 182 *Note Room Change will be in smaller room across hall from Centrum just for October Meeting).

6:59 pm Adjourn

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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9-06-18 Community Agenda.pdf