MnDOT Hennepin County project update

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This weekend! SWEET SONGS AND FLYING OBJECTS’ final performances feat uring Steve Ackerman, One Flea Circus, Renée Copeland, and SlovCzech!

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Don’t miss our final weekend of exciting new puppetry, music, and drinks in the garden!
Open Eye Figure Theatre Presents
Final Weekend: July 20 – July 21
Curated by Susan Haas

Join us for the final weekend of our new puppetry and music series! See quirky puppetry and toy theater, live bands, and then hang out in our garden for an after party with signature cocktails. Tickets are only $10!

Featuring adventurous puppetry!

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By Steve Ackerman
Cast/Collaborators: Jon Mac Cole, Maren Ward, Sulia Altenberg, Theodora Rodine, Kat Eng, Luc Parker, Dave Rupel, Alex Young, and Akiko Ostlund

Steve Ackerman (and a cast of several Open Eye regulars!) are back with another surprise — will it be motorcycles or tornadoes or unseasonal snowstorms in July? Chaos and hilarity will be sure to reign. Check out an example of Steve’s work!

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By One Flea Circus
Creative collaborators: Tobi J Daniel and Olli Johnson

With a deep spirit of wonder we take you on a journey of a tiny man in a world of ever shifting reality and perspective. A tale as deep as heartwood and as light as an elephant made of cloud. Pin your heart to your sleeve, close your eyes and take a leap.

With LIVE MUSIC each night!

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Renée Copeland is a poet, musician, singer-songwriter, dancer and choreographer. She combines her passions to produce soundscapes for live dance performances as well as performing her soul/folk sound solo and within Twin Cities musical collaborations. Playing the acoustic and sometimes electric guitar, while singing sultry notes, her songs hold themes of both personal and political nature, always bending toward compassion and justice. Renée will be accompanied by one of Twin Cities’ finest musicians, Lightnin’ Joe Peterson on guitar and harmonica. Listen to her music on Soundcloud!

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Contemporary Czechoslovak and European folk-rock! SlovCzech was founded in 2007 by three friends from within the Czech and Slovak community in Minneapolis with a vision to share great folk melodies and lyrics blended with contemporary rock music. Check out their unique sound!

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After the show, join us in the garden for craft cocktails, wine, and beer. Mingle with the artists and fellow audience members, talk about the show, relax, and enjoy the sweet summertime air.

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12th Annual Veterans Career Fair on Wednesday, July 18

If you are a veteran and looking for a job or are interested in exploring new careers, come to the largest veterans career fair in Minnesota

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Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) to Host 12th Annual Veterans Career Fair in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota on Wednesday, July 18.

Midtown Weekly Crime Report and Community Announcements, Week Ending July 9, 2018

Hello again. Here is the Midtown weekly crime report with community announcements for the week ending 7-9-18. (There was no report last 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.

I am not including a map this time but the mapping program is much closer to being usable.

There were 20 Part 1 (most serious) crimes in Midtown this week. I did not have a complete count 2 weeks ago.

9 violent crimes reported this week-1 rape, 4 robberies and 4 aggravated assaults. 3 of the aggravated assaults were domestics. By comparison, there were 8 violent crimes 2 weeks ago.

I could find records of only 2 arrests in Midtown this week. Both involved felony crimes and in both, the suspects were taken into custody. It is very likely there were other arrests that hadn’t been approved by a supervisor in time for this report.

The 3rd Precinct had one Focused Enforcement Area within Midtown this week (29th St E to 31st St E, Chicago Ave S to 17th Ave S). Officers made a total of 70 proactive stops and 2 arrests in this area.

I have 6 announcements this week. See the report (below and attached) for more details on these items:

· Central neighborhood’s Plant Grow Share program is sponsoring a Community Bonfireon Sunday, July 15 .

· Local judges will be listening to residents’ concerns about safety on Lake Street at the Judges Listening Session on Tuesday, July 17.

· The South Minneapolis Public Safety Coalition hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 18.

· You can discuss affordable housing in the Central neighborhood, also on Wednesday, July 18.

· Fardowsa of the Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project has Wednesday office hoursat Midtown Safety Center.

· On Sunday, July 22, all are invited to participate in the Midtown Phillips Festival, at Lake St E & 15th Ave S.

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.

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



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


This is an update for the I-35W@94 project and we will update some upcoming full closures in Hennepin County that might be of interest to some on this list. These closures are weather permitting and subject to change.

The I-35W@94 web page is here:



At 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, southbound I-35W from I-94 to Highway 62 will close until 5 a.m. Thursday to do work for a traffic shift.

This weekend:

Lake Street will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, July 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 16 from Stevens Avenue to Second Avenue for the removal of the I-35W bridge over Lake Street. This will not require a closure of the freeway because those lanes are already closed. I have attached a fact sheet about the work this weekend.

31st Street will be closed from Stevens to Second from 10 p.m. Friday, July 20 to 5 a.m. Monday July 23.

Coming up:

The Midway Greenway (this is a walking and bike path) will be close from Nicollet Ave to Fifth at 6 a.m. July 17 to 5 a.m. Friday July 20. A detour for bicyclists and walkers will be posted. Work will continue around the clock and it could create some noise in the neighborhood.

The next full closure for I-35W@94 is planned for July 27-30.

I-494 East Bush Lake Road

This weekend:

Motorists will see a closure of eastbound I-494 from Highway 100 to Highway 169 from 10 p.m. Friday, July 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 16. Also, one lane and at times two lanes for I-494 west will be closed. The detour is northbound Highway 212 to Highway 62 east to Highway 100 south to I-494.

Coming up:

Westbound I-494 is schedule to be closed July 20-23 from Highway 100 to Highway 169.

I-35W Minneapolis to Roseville

This weekend:

Northbound I-35W will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, July 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 16 from Fourth Street to Ramsey County Road C.

Coming up:

Both directions will be closed the weekends of July 27-30, Aug. 3-6, Aug. 10-13 and Aug 17-20. Please see the web page for details and updates.

Highway 62:


The Highway 62 resurfacing project from Tracy Avenue to I-494 started Monday. Highway 62 is a single lane both directions from 494 to Shady Oak Road. Motorists can only turn right into Clearwater Drive and Beach Road. A detour map can be found on the web page.

Highway 62 in Minneapolis.

Next weekend:

Highway 62 will be closed at 10 p.m. Friday July 20 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 23 from Highway 5 to Interstate 35W. This is to resurface Highway 62 between Portland and 28th Avenue. The detour is Highway 5, I-494 and I-35W.

Note: Lake and 31st on and off ramps: During this project, these ramps are reserved for buses and emergency vehicles. Please note that the ramp from 31st Street to I-35W south and from I-35W north to Lake/31st Street are closed to regular traffic. People who use the ramps can be ticketed and can be fined.

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


Today Grand Opening of Neighborhood Farmer’s Market!!!!

Two exciting announcements from Urban Ventures!!!!

Today is the Grand Opening of their Neighborhood Farmer’s Market. Market is Located at the Midtown Greenway & 5th Avenue. Open today from 11:30 to 6:00 p.m. Please see attached flyer neighbors get 50% off today!

Also tomorrow Urban Ventures is holding a Community Resource Fair with over 25 Local Organizations who will be present to share information to benefit residents! That will be held at 2924 4th Avenue on the 3rd Floor from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.! Please see attached flyer!

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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July Klipp – Summer at ASI

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Last Chance – The Fantastical Worlds of Kim Simsonsson
Closing July 15
The moss people are leaving! Don’t miss one of ASI’s most popular exhibits, The Fantastical Worlds of Kim Simonsson.

Be Bold! Gudrun Sjödén Comes to ASI

Gudrun Sjödén – A Colourful Universe
Exhibition opens with First Look preview July 26, runs through Oct. 28

The American Swedish Institute‘s collaboration with renowned Swedish textile/fashion designer and entrepreneur Gudrun Sjödén celebrates her career and the bold collections that are inspired by nature, Swedish folk motifs and the world. This visually striking exhibition shares her original watercolors, archival catalogs and samples of her work, inspiring a forum for inspiration, knowledge and positive thinking. Gudrun’s style is sustainable, unique and designed for all women!
First Look Preview Party

Thursday, July 26, doors at 6:30 p.m., event 7-10 p.m.
Be one of the first to step inside Gudrun Sjödén’s colourful universe at this lively exhibition preview party. Hear about Gudrun’s work from her and the team and view a fashion show organized by Sarah Edwards accompanied by live music from Anonymous Choir. Indulge in specialty food and cocktails from FIKA, and beverages provided by Indeed Brewing and Tiny Footprint Coffee. The American Craft Council will be there with a pop-up library and fiber artist Maddy Bartsh sharing insight from Three Rivers Fibershed.

$15 ASI members / $20 non-members. Click here for tickets. Selling fast!

Fika with Gudrun: Women & Entrepreneurial Values
Friday, July 27, 10 a.m.
ASI invites local women business owners, creative professionals and those with an entrepreneurial spirit for a fika (coffee break) with Gudrun and her team members to gain insights into how she grew from a freelance designer to leading a worldwide company.

$25. Includes coffee and pastries. Click here to register.

Tours with Gudrun Sjödén Team Members

Saturday, July 28, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Join us as we take a stroll through the Gudrun Sjöden: A Colourful Universe exhibition with members of the Gudrun Sjödén team. Meet the innovative forces behind the fashion label to gain insights on how the exhibition was created and what inspires their creative practice.

$20 ASI members / $25 non-members. Click here to sign up for the 11 a.m. – 12 p.m tour and click here to sign up for the 2-3 p.m. tour. Space is limited!

Private Exhibit Group Tours
Book your own group tour of the Gudrun Sjöden: A Colourful Universe exhibition with one of ASI’s knowledgeable guides. Tours include a Gudrun Sjödén designed cloth bag and exhibition booklet, included in the cost. erins.

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Tia Keo – Three Sixty Five

ASI’s Community Gallery Welcomes Local Artists

ASI continues the year of The Handmade with Three Sixty Five, an exhibition by Minnesota-based artist, creator and jewelry maker Tia Keo, on view through August 5. Over 365 days, Keo explored her creativity with watercolors/drawings and metal weaving.

Join us for an Artist Reception on Wednesday, July 11, from 6-7 p.m. Listen to what Keo has to say. Included in museum admission.

Coming Up: Verne Anderson + Cecilia Schiller – Whimsy and Wonder Exhibition

Artist Reception Wednesday, August 15, 6-7 p.m.
Join us to honor artists Cecilia Schiller and Verne Anderson as part of their Whimsy and Wonder exhibition, on view at ASI from August 11-September 16. Their engaging and, yes, whimsical work intersects three-dimensional sculpture, craft and art.

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Nordic Table and Nordic Craft Workshops

Interested in birch bark or yogurt? ASI has a workshop for that!

Nordic Craft: Nordic Herbals
Sunday, July 15, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$85 ASI members / $95 non-members
Click here for more info and to register.

Nordic Table: Skyr – Icelandic Yogurt
Two-day class on Friday, July 20, from 6-8:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 21, from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$55 ASI members / $65 non-members
Click here for more info and to register.

Nordic Craft: Natural Dyes
Sunday, July 29, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$85 ASI members / $95 non-members
Click here for more info and to register.

Nordic Craft: Weaving the Birch Bark Field Pouch
Two day class on Saturday, August 4, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, August 5, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$160 ASI members / $185 non-members.
Click here for more info and to register.

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Wednesdays at ASI!
All day, all-ages fun. Open until 8

To wind up or wind down, on Wednesday nights ASI is open until 8 p.m. and it’s a great time for all ages to visit! Check out the exhibitions, make some art of your own, do a little shopping, eat and drink – FIKA offers After Work Wednesdays drink specials!

Craft & Cocktails Series
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Try your hand at Nordic crafts – with a cocktail or beverage of your choice in hand! No experience needed. Grab a friend and a refreshment from FIKA. It’s fun. It’s unique. It’s craft! Take what you make home. Register below.

$30 ASI members / $35 non-members. Includes one drink and all project materials.

Summer Slöjd Youth Handcraft Series
Wednesdays from 1 – 3 p.m.
Young makers (ages 7+) will use glass, wire and felt to create lovely and useful objects. Create together! Adults may register with their youthful companions. Continues Wednesdays through August 15.

$10 ASI members / $15 non-members.

Family Gallery Fun

Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m.
Join ASI staff in the Mansion’s 3rd floor Family Gallery for playtime and drop-in activities. All ages welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult. Included with museum admission.

Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m.
This drop-in gathering offers Swedish speakers a space to go over lessons, use language resources and, of course, prata svenska with an instructor and others. FREE. No need to register or be in an ASI class.

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Youth & Family Programming
School’s out, ASI’s in!

Kids at the Castle: Cabin Creatures
Friday, July 15, 9 – 10 a.m. and Saturday, July 16, 9 – 10 a.m.
ASI’s monthly morning play date looks at the animals we find around us – rascally raccoons, beavers, diving ducks. Includes story time, museum exploration and crafts. Only $8 for the whole family. No registration required. Put August 17 and 18 on your calendars for Kids at the Castle: Mini Makers.

Pippi Day Camp – only a few spots left!
Thursday, August 9, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Our favorite red-headed heroine inspires this day of adventure! Dress like Pippi or her friends. Bring a lunch and prepare to play inside or out. For grades 1-5.
$50 per ASI member child / $60 per non-member child. Click here to register.

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Language & Culture Sommartider, hej, hej!

Afternoons at ASI: Allsång på Skansen
Wednesday, July 11, 1-2 p.m.
On Tuesday nights at Stockholm’s outdoor Skansen museum, 10,000-25,500 people gather to sing Swedish songs with musical guests. Come to ASI to learn some tunes and sing along! Included in museum admission.

Swedish Hiking Club
Take a skogsbad, break for fika and practice din svenska! (aka walk and talk Swedish.)
Saturday, July 21, 9-11 a.m. Click here for location information and to register.
Saturday, August 11, 9-11 a.m. Click here for location information and to register.
$10 ASI members / $15 non-members

Sommarkurs 3
This class goes through three levels of Swedish, from A202-A205 in the Rivstart A1+A2 textbook and meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning August 6 for four weeks. Choose from two sessions:
3-4:30 p.m. Click here to register.
5:30-7 p.m. Click here to register.
$180. ASI members receive a $20 early bird discount and general public receives a $10 discount if registered by July 30.

More language opportunities start in August (register now!):

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ASI featured on BBC’s Great American Railroad Journeys

BBC host Michael Portillo visited ASI to film part of an episode of Great American Railroad Journeys – “Minneapolis to St. Paul,” now airing locally for the first time on TPT2. After a chat with ASI CEO Bruce Karstadt, his diplomatic skills were tested at a lutfisk dinner prepared by ASI instructor Patrice Johnson, where he discovers the allure of reconstituted dried cod and is serenaded by ASI’s Spelmanslag. Tune in to Twin Cities Public Television and catch your favorite Castle during these dates/times:

  • Friday, July 6, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 7, 1 a.m.
  • Monday, July 16, 9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 17, 3 a.m.
  • Saturday, July 21, 4 p.m.
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Save the Date to Make
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The Great Makers Exchange

Saturday, August 18, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Ready, set, make! ASI invites you to a gathering for painters, crafters, carvers, weavers and creators. Take part in hands-on workshops, watch on-site demonstrations and visit the Makers Market. See the event page for the full workshop list and registration links. Festival included with regular museum admission or Great Makers Exchange workshop registration.

New at ASI’s Museum Store

Square Round Mugs from Made by Humans


An imaginative and contemporary design, these uniquely shaped mugs from Made by Humans add a pop of color with a playful balance between form and function. Available now in the ASI Museum Store!

Special offer from our friends for ASI supporters: The smash hit Mamma Mia! brings ABBA to the Ordway Center for Performing Arts in St. Paul, July 17 through August 5. Save up to 20% on select performances with code CEASI. Get tickets now for the ultimate feel-good summer musical!
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July at Open Eye: Quirky puppetry and music, a new FUSEBOX project by Luverne Seifert, our Ice Cream Social, and more!

July 2018
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Summer is in full swing at Open Eye!

We’re enjoying a beautiful and busy summer full of exciting new puppetry and live music in our theatre, cocktails on our patio, new works in development, our annual Ice Cream Social, and more! Visit for more information and tickets. Join us!

More quirky puppetry, live bands, and
cocktails in our garden!
Open Eye Presents
WEEKEND TWO: July 6 – 7
Curated by Susan Haas

Our new summer weekend series of live music, creative puppetry, and craft cocktails continues! Join us this Friday and Saturday for two unique puppet shows by Open Eye regular Liz Howls and Paradox Teatro (Sofia Padilla, Davey T Steinman, and Kalen Keir)! They’ll be joined by bands Bella Yaga on July 6 and Coy & Daring on July 7.

By Paradox Teatro
In light of expanding border walls around the globe, MIGRACIONES follows the voyage of refugees as they travel on legs, wings, and dreams in search of a new home. Paradox Teatro is a collaboration between artists from México and the United States, communicating across cultures through puppetry, shadows, and music in English and Spanish.

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By Liz Howls
Liz Howls performs 3 short fables for all ages (that’s you too mom and dad!). Using miniature handmade puppets and her odd yet silly sense of humor, she makes the whole family laugh. This show is fun and sentimental and reminds us of ancient lessons that we can still apply today. Guess along, clap along, sing along, and laugh along!

SWEET SONGS AND FLYING OBJECTS continues July 20-21 with puppetry by Steve Ackerman and Alison Tobi Daniels with music by Renee Copeland and SlovCzech!

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A new work by Luverne Seifert—in a garage!
Open Eye Presents
July 12 – 14

A FUSEBOX project by Luverne Seifert

Award-winning actor Luverne Seifert writes and performs a new solo show that contemplates the history of America by examining the obsolete objects we can’t bring ourselves to throw away—license plates, household objects, tools, recordings, costumes, weapons, flags, plaques, tape players, and statues.

Nostalgic and surprising, GARAGE is an act of cultural archaeology that invites us to examine the deeply personal and grander themes of a country facing extraordinary challenges. Presented as an intimate work-in-progress with limited-seating in an actual garage in the Saint Anthony neighborhood of NE Minneapolis. (You’ll get the exact location emailed to you when you buy your ticket.)

FUSEBOX projects are exciting, unpredictable, new works in development, created by Twin Cities artists exploring new intersections between performance, song, puppetry, dance, and visual art. Audiences are an important part of the process! Performances of these new works give artists an opportunity to interact with audiences and refine their productions based on audience feedback.

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The sweetest event of the summer returns!
Our 6th Annual
July 28, 11:30am – 3pm

Join us for this FREE, fun-filled community event of the summer! We’ll have performances of this year’s Driveway Tour Show LITTLE GRANDPA’S BIG SURPRISE, face-painting, live music, make-and-take puppet crafts, carnival games and prizes! And, as always, plentiful ice cream!

See our theatre and backyard garden, meet your neighbors, feed a hungry ‘gator or two, and enjoy an ice cream cone with friends while singing along to the puppet show!

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The Driveway Tour continues!
Open Eye Presents
Through July 29
Conceived and designed by Michael Sommers and the team
Performed by Declan Lowthian, Jennifer Rathsack, and Jason Yukon Kornelus
Direction and music by Kalen Rainbow Keir
Written by Peter Lincoln Rusk
Costumes by Susan Haas

The Driveway Tour continues in parks and driveways through July! Little Grandpa is turning 100 years old, and his granddaughter BB is planning the best, biggest, most bodacious, and SECRET — ssshhh — Surprise birthday party ever. But when cake-baking chaos ensues, BB has to call on her friends and neighbors for help. Can they bring all the ingredients together in time? This brand new Driveway Tour show is complete with flying cakes, catchy tunes, and Henry the Helpful Rooster! LITTLE GRANDPA’S BIG SURPRISE is sure to delight and entertain all ages.

Find a show near you!
Coming up in August…
A new FUSEBOX work by Joel Sass!
August 2 – 4

Mythic, mysterious, and full of frights and laughs, FINGER-BONE is a modern fable about childhood’s end—and adulthood’s beginning. See this work-in -progress presented as an intimate, immersive exhibition in the cellar of Open Eye Theatre!

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3415b6f1-ecf3-47bf-a85c-2684df36ff84.jpgDEAR LENNY: Bernstein’s Life in Songs & Letters
A new theatrical concert from Chronofon Productions
August 16 – 26

Dan Chouinard, Diana Grasselli, Bradley Greenwald, and Prudence Johnson return to Open Eye for a meditation on Leonard Bernstein’s commitment to music, love, and the artist as progressive social activist.

Leonard Bernstein’s 100th Birthday Soiree on August 25
Join us for a special evening of pre-show cocktails, performance of DEAR LENNY, followed by an After-glow Party and sing-along with the cast! Birthday Soiree Tickets

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And more 35W construction…

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

Please allow for extra time to get to Open Eye.

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

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Free Classes at Lutheran Social Service


Attached please find information for the FREE July classes in the LSS TEC (Training and Education Center) at 2400 Park Ave. S, Minneapolis (2nd floor).

Please post and forward them to your network. All classes FREE and open the public!!

Employment Empowermentfrom 9:00am to 12:00pm daily starts on 07/9 and ends 07/27. Includes free Myers Briggs Personality Assessment(MBTI)

Four Cornerstones of Financial Literacyruns 07/11, 07/18 and 07/25 from 9-12:00. Attendance for all three days is required.

We are happy to announce that we will offer Four Cornerstones of Financial Literacy on Wednesday evenings, 5 PM to 7:30 PM in July as well as the morning classes. Please check for further details.

Register online tec

Open Lab hours are on the flyer and mock interview/resume assistance can be scheduled during those times by contacting John at 612-879-5256 or tec

If you have any questions please contact Joan joan.riley or 612-879-5286 or John at john.richard or 612-879-5256.

John Richard

TEC Employment Counselor

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota

John.Richard 612.879.5256

2400 Park Avenue | Minneapolis, MN 55404

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Midtown Weekly Crime Report, Map and Community Announcements, Week Ending June 25, 2018

Hello again. Here is the Midtown weekly crime report with community announcements for the week ending 6-25-18. (There was no report last 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.

A map of crime in Midtown this week is not available, due to the MPD’s change in data management systems.

There were 8 violent crimes reported-2 robberies and 6 aggravated assaults. 3 of the aggravated assaults were domestics. By comparison, there were 6 violent crimes 2 weeks ago.

MPD officers arrested a total of 16 suspects in Midtown this week. 10 were booked into jail and 6 were cited and released.

Officers arrested 2 people for felony crimes during the week, not including those arrested for felony warrants.

The 3rd Precinct had one Focused Enforcement Area within Midtown this week (29th St E to 31st St E, Chicago Ave S to 17th Ave S). Officers made a total of 79 proactive stops and 5 arrests in this area.

I have 4 announcements this week. See the report (below and attached) for more details on these items:

· The Minneapolis Police Department is hiring Police Cadets. Upon completing all program requirements, Cadets will be promoted to Police Officers. The application deadline is Sunday July 1.

· With Independence Day celebrations approaching, the MPD wants to remind you to call 911 about fireworks only when there are safety or fire hazard concerns. Report fireworks noise online, by using the 311 mobile app or by calling 311.

· CANDO’s Plant-Grow-Share program is holding a work session to build a garden tool shed and a compost bin and to do other work on Saturday, July 30. This is a potluck event.

· The Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association is recruiting volunteers for the Powderhorn Art Fair on Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5. Many shifts are available.

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.

Have a happy July 4th Holiday!

Please note: There will be no report next week; I will be out of the office most days.

John R. Baumann

Midtown Community Safety Center

Minneapolis Police Department

2949 Chicago Ave. S

Minneapolis, MN 55407



Midtown Area Crime Report, Week of 6-19 to 6-25-18

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


· Part 1 crimes this week included homicide (0), rape (0), robbery (2), aggravated assault (6), burglary (1), auto theft (2) and arson (0). I could not tabulate the larceny/theft calls

· There were 8 violent crimes in Midtown this week-2 robberies and 6 aggravated assaults. 3 of the aggravated assaults were domestics. There were 6 violent crimes 2 weeks ago. (There was no report last week.)

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

· There were 0 business robberies and 1 business burglary reported during the week.

· MPD officers arrested a total of 16 suspects in Midtown. 10 were taken into custody and 6 received citations and were released.

· Officers arrested 2 people for felony crimes, which are highlighted in yellow. (This does not include those arrested for felony warrants.)

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

Robbery (2)

6-19, 3:20 pm 21xx Lake St E (East Phillips neighborhood)Victim 1 was given a blue (victim resources) card with the case number. Victim 1 took a photo of the suspect that will be uploaded to

6-21, 3:54 pm Lake St E & 10th Ave S (Phillips West or Central neighborhood)Officers responded to Lake St E and 10th Ave S on report of a Personal Injury Accident. Upon arrival, it was discovered that GAETAN was drinking alcohol in his vehicle prior to crashing into two vehicles and attempting to car-jack two other vehicles before being and taken into custody. GAETAN was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center and placed on a 72 hour hold due to his extremely erratic and hostile behavior. The victims were given blue (victim resources) cards and a State Accident Report was completed. Recommendation: Further investigation – charge by complaint.

Aggravated Assault (6)

6-19, 8:00 am 32nd St E & Park Ave S (Central neighborhood)Officers responded to above on a Damage to Property that had just occurred. On arrival, the victim stated that he was slowing in traffic, when the suspect (who was presumably riding a bicycle behind him) started banging on his rental truck (owned by Home Depot). The suspect then jumped off his bicycle and pulled a board off the back of the truck the victim was driving. Suspect proceeded to smash out the driver side window and driver side mirror. The suspect was using profanity to frighten the victim, saying that the victim had “almost killed him.” The victim was very frightened and had minor cuts on his left forearm from the glass. Emergency Medical Service was refused. The victim was given a blue (victim resources) card and advised. Recommendation: Continued Pending Leads.

6-19 6:00 pm 30xx Cedar Ave S (Corcoran neighborhood)Officers responded to the above location for a domestic assault report. Officer spoke with the victim who stated she was assaulted by the suspect. Photos of the injuries were taken and uploaded. The victim completed the domestic violence supplement and the medical release form which were property inventoried. The suspect was not found on the enhancement list. The domestic hotline was called. The victim was given a blue (victim resources) card. Recommendation: Case continued.

6-19, 10:00 pm 23xx 32nd St E (East Phillips neighborhood)Male and Female had a verbal argument over personal property in a friend’s apartment who they are currently living with. Officers were called back to the scene multiple times by the lease holder who wanted the female half removed. Both Male and Female accused the other of assaulting one another. There were multiple witnesses on scene. The Male half was no longer on scene after Officers responded to the address for a third time. The Female half was transported to HCMC by ambulance.

6-19, 10:07 pm 29xx 3rd Ave (Phillips West neighborhood)Suspects assaulted Victim at listed address. Victim was treated and transported by Emergency Medical Service to Hennepin County Medical Center. Suspects gone on officers’ arrival. Victim given a blue (victim resources) card, photos taken at scene were uploaded. Paperwork property inventoried. Recommendation: Further investigation. [CPS note: This
was a domestic incident; suspects are well-known to victim.]

6-23, 2:00 am Lake St E & Bloomington Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)Officers responded to the listed address on an Assault in Progress. Suspect 1 and Suspect 2 were gone on officers’ arrival. Victim was given a blue (victim resources) card and examined by Emergency Medical Service. Photographs and street camera surveillance footage was uploaded on Body worn cameras were also activated. Recommendation: Further investigation.

6-24, 11:11 pm 29xx 18th Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood)I arrived to the above location and met with the victim and witness. The victim was transported to the hospital by Emergency Medical Service. The witness was given a blue (victim resources) card. Body worn cameras were activated.

Burglary (1)

6-23, 12:35 pm 8xx Lake St E Business(Powderhorn Park neighborhood)[CPS note: Store security caught a suspect who had been trespassed for life stealing a bottle of liquor.]

Auto Theft (2)

6-20, 3:15 pm 31st St E & Clinton Ave S (Central neighborhood)[CPS note: Victim left the vehicle with a key in the ignition and the steering wheel locked with a security device. No suspect information.]

6-25, 6:05 pm 29xx 15th Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)[CPS note: Officer stopped a car that had been reported stolen. Tyrone Washington

MPD Arrests in Midtown (16)

Arrestees Booked into Hennepin County Jail (Unless Noted) (2 Felony, 10 Total)

All Offenses Misdemeanors Unless Noted

6-20, 4:38 pm Lake St E & Chicago Ave S Kadeem Andrew Bradford: Disorderly Conduct.

6-21, 12:46 am Lake St E & 18th Ave S Albert Leroy Rozier: 5th Degree Domestic Assault, Flee Officer on Foot.

6-22, 12:53 pm 29xx Chicago Ave S Habib Ayudurus Salad: Damage to Property, Disorderly Conduct.

6-22, 2:45 pm 30xx Bloomington Ave S Shontel Letria Adams: 1 Felony Warrant (Child Endangerment).

6-22, 2:45 pm 28xx Bloomington Ave S Juvenile: 5th Degree Domestic Assault. Booked at Juvenile Detention Center.

6-22, 10:42 pm Lake St E & Cedar Ave S Jorge Pliego Chacon: Driving While Intoxicated.

6-23, 12:35 pm 8xx Lake St E William Richard Hayes: Burglary of Business (Felony).

6-24, 3:10 am 5xx Lake St E Alejandro Perez Jiminez and Jose Amaya Sarabia: Disorderly Conduct.

6-25, 6:05 pm 29xx 15th Ave S Tyrone Washington: Motor Vehicle Theft (Felony), 1 Felony Warrant (Motor Vehicle Theft).

Arrestees Issued Citations and Released (6)

All Offenses Misdemeanors Unless Noted

6-20, 12:42 am 21xx Lake St E Juvenile: No Valid Driver’s License.

6-20, 3:40 pm 16xx Lake St E Lakota Autumn Eastman: Assault 5-Attempt to Cause Bodily Harm.

6-22, 12:40 pm 29xx 5th Ave S Nancy Mae Johnson: Trespassing; Yolanda Elaine Bowers: Violate Handicap Parking.

6-23, 2:30 pm 32nd St E & 4th Ave S Theresa Lynn Ansari: Driving After Revocation.

6-24, 3:15 pm 31st St E & Cedar Ave S James Anthony Knox-Harris: Driving After Revocation.

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,

Chicago Ave S to 17th Ave S.

Proactive enforcement results: 79 total proactive stops, 37 directed patrols, 5 arrests.

Robberies & Aggravated Assaults: 1 robbery, 1 aggravated assault.

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-west end beat informed of robberies in that area-4 since the beginning of April.

• 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 was moved to 16th & Lake.

• Ongoing long-term narcotics joint details with Weapons Unit, VCAT, Safe Streets, GIT, 1st, 3rd and 4th Precinct CRT, Hennepin County VOTOF.

Problem Properties

• Hamdi Alley (the alley between 812 and 818 E Lake St-ongoing-looking at barricades. Significant progress has been made & plans are to make the structure permanent.

MPD Hiring Police Cadets-Application Deadline July 1

Attend and successfully complete a program in law enforcement at a department authorized institution for the purpose of meeting the academic and technical skills requirements of the Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Board.

Job Duties: Attend and complete an accelerated course in law enforcement at a department-authorized institution to meet the academic objectives required to take the P.O.S.T. licensing examination.

When hired, Cadets will be promoted to Police Officer upon successful completion of the P.O.S.T. Board academic and skill requirements when a recruit academy class is scheduled.

Cadet must commit to two years of employment with the Minneapolis Police Department following their promotion to Police Officer or payback, on a pro-rated basis, the costs of the tuition paid by the department for the academic training and/or the skills course. (Dismissed cadets will be forgiven any costs outstanding at date of termination).

Failure to successfully complete Minnesota P.O.S.T. Board licensing exam at the end of the training program may result in termination.

Be Safe with Fireworks, Keep 911 Open for Emergencies

Noise reports can be made online; call 911 for fireworks-related life safety or fire hazard concerns

Fourth of July fireworks are part of Independence Day celebrations, and the noise complaints and safety issues they can generate lead to high call volumes at 911 call centers across the country. That’s why the City wants to make sure folks stay safe this holiday weekend and know what to do if they have fireworks-related complaints.

Fireworks safety

• Read, understand and follow the instructions on each device prior to using.

• Use fireworks with close adult supervision.

• Choose a safe place to use fireworks. Fireworks should only be ignited outdoors and away from animals, buildings, storage tanks, brush or combustible materials.

• Anyone acting in an irresponsible manner or who appears to be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs should not handle or discharge fireworks.

• Keep fireworks away from small children and store them in a cool dry location away from sources of ignition (heat and flames).

• Never ignite fireworks inside another container, such as inside a bottle or can.

What’s legal, what’s not

• Non-explosive fireworks are legal in Minneapolis. Examples include sparklers, cones, tubes that spark, snakes and party poppers.

• It is legal to use these types of fireworks in your yard or on your sidewalk.

• Fireworks that explode or take off are illegal in Minneapolis. Examples include firecrackers, bottle rockets, missiles, roman candles, mortars and shells.

• It is illegal to use any fireworks on public property including roads, alleys, schools and parks.

When to call 911

For fireworks-related issues that pose life safety threats or fire hazards, residents should call 911, and police, fire or medical help will be dispatched.

Examples of calls that should go to 911 include:

• A person injured by fireworks.

• Airborne fireworks landing on a building or wooded area posing a fire risk.

• The size of a fireworks gathering and unruly behavior beginning to pose a threat to others.

Make noise reports online

Reducing the number of noise complaints to 911 will allow emergency calls to be answered as quickly as possible. On a typical Fourth of July evening, Minneapolis 911 receives hundreds of calls per hour, most of which are related to fireworks noise complaints. On a normal day, Minneapolis 911 will receive fewer than 100 calls per hour. Because of the volume, police officers cannot be dispatched to each fireworks noise incident around the Fourth of July but calls will be prioritized to ensure public safety.

Instead of calling 911 for Fourth of July noise reports, people are asked to make noise reports online; the reports will be reviewed during normal business hours. Noise reports may also be made through the 311 mobile app or by calling 311. Residents should note that Minneapolis 311 is closed July 4 and open from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 3, but the mobile application can be used any time to make a report. City staff will review the complaint during normal business hours when offices open again and may follow up with the property owner the complaint references.

For more fireworks safety tips visit

Help CANDO’s Plant-Grow-Share on Saturday, June 30

Would you like to help us put together a garden tool shed this coming Saturday 30th at 9am? We will be there till 1 pm, at Hosmer Garden (36th Street and 4th Ave).

We are also going to build a compost bin out of pallets and add wood chips to the paths. It’s going to be a potluck gathering, some people will be doing some gardening work instead, or helping cook on the fire. Hope you can make it!

Bring something to share if you can

Can you bring anything from this list (let me know please):

  • If you have a drill please bring one!
  • Pallets for building a compost pile -we need 5-6 they need to have the HT stamp on them (Heat Treated) no chemicals
  • Level
  • Ladder
  • Hammer
  • Metal brackets
  • Hand saw or battery operated reciprocating saw
  • Tape measure
  • Wood Clamps
  • 3/8″ wrench
  • Pliers
  • Safety Glasses
  • Work Gloves
  • Wheelbarrow (2)
  • Old newspapers
  • Pitch fork
  • Firewood
  • Flat grill for the fire

If you are planning to attend and can bring any of the items on the list, contact Fernanda at fernanda.

Volunteer at the Powderhorn Art Fair!

A message from Grace Berke at Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association:

We are already starting to recruit volunteers for our annual Powderhorn Art Fair! We’re hoping you might be able to help us out and are looking to have folks commit to 2 shifts.

The Art Fair is on August 4th and 5th and we’ll have several shifts each day that are about 3 hours long.

I’m looking for a total of 30-40 volunteers to help our artists as booth sitters. Some volunteers will also be asked to sit at information booths throughout the park as well.

All volunteers will receive a T-Shirt. We will also host a brief info session on the evening of July 26th. More details to follow 🙂

Please fill out this form to sign up!

For questions or more information, contact Grace at 612-722-4817 or grace.

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