MPD Geographic Restrictions List, 10-4-17

Hi. Here is the 10-4-17 list of people with geographic restrictions in the 3rd Precinct, compiled by City of Minneapolis Paralegal Beth Clark.

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

Nicole Columbus

Michelle Koerner

Alicia Weaver

No one was deleted.

Please review this list, keep this it handy and share it with others! It can help you monitor convicted offenders in your neighborhood.Each person on the list is forbidden from being in a certain part of the 3rd Precinct, usually 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.

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

Crime Prevention Specialist

Midtown Community Safety Center

Minneapolis Police Department

2949 Chicago Ave. S

Minneapolis, MN 55407

612-825-6138

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Pct3GeoRestrictions.pdf

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I-94 Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center update

Greetings,

This is an update for the people on the I-94 Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center email list.

Here is the link to the web page: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i94brooklyncntr/

Lowry Tunnel cleaning:

Crews will be cleaning the Lowry Hill Tunnel next week, weather permitting. Interstate 94 east will be closed at the tunnel from 10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Oct 10.

The ramps from Highway 55 to I-94 east and I-394 east to I-94 east will be closed.

Interstate 94 west will close 10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10 to 5 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11.

The detour is the prohibited vehicle route that exits at Hennepin/Lyndale.

Lane closures:

MnDOT will have to close some lanes on I-94 next week for work on the Camden Bridges. Periodically through the week, I-94 east and west will be reduced to one lane during non-peak hours and two lanes during peak hours from Dowling Avenue to 49th Avenue.

49th Avenue Ramp

The ramp from 49th Avenue to I-94 east will close during the work on the Camden Bridges for safety reasons.

Updates about some other projects:

I-35W:Downtown to Crosstown: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/35w94/

I-35W in both directions will close from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday from Highway 62 to I-94.

The Portland Avenue Bridge will close at 5 a.m. Friday for two months.

Highway 169 Edina to Golden Valley http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy169hopkins/index.html

Watch for temporary, overnight lane closures this week and for the next several weeks. Check the web page for updates.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks

Dave

Dave Aeikens

Communications and engagement

MnDOT Metro District Public Affairs

1500 West Ramsey County Road B-2

Roseville, MN 55113

651-234-7511 Office

651-775-1261 Mobile

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http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/

Midtown Weekly Crime Report and Community Announcements, Week Ending September 25, 2017

Hello again! Here is the Midtown weekly crime report with community announcements for the week ending 9-25-17. (For this report, Midtown is the area from 35W to Hiawatha, between 28th and 32nd Streets. Parts 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. For the first time, I am also attaching a map of the Part 1 crimes.

There were 15 Part 1 (most serious) crimes reported this week, down from 22 last week.

There were 8 violent crimes reported in Midtown this week- 5 robberies and 3 aggravated assaults.

MPD officers arrested 24 suspects in Midtown during the week.

6 people were arrested for felony crimes this week, not counting those arrested for felony warrants.

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

2 offenders arrested for committing crimes in Midtown have been charged and are going to court.

I have 4 announcements this week. See the report for more details on these items:

· You can enjoy salsa dancing with Rene Thompson at the Midtown Global Market on Sunday, October 1.

· Hennepin County Work and Economic Resource Center is sponsoring a free Job Fair featuring 40+ employers on Monday, October 2.

· Neighbors in Action invites everyone to the Fall Trash Pick-Up, Wednesday, October 4.

· Looking ahead, the 4 neighborhoods of Phillips are sponsoring their annual Clean Sweep on Saturday, October 15.

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

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

Thank you!

Please share this report with anyone who would be interested.

John R. Baumann

Midtown Community Safety Center

Minneapolis Police Department

2949 Chicago Ave. S

Minneapolis, MN 55407

612-825-6138

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Midtown Area Crime Report, Week of 9-19 to 9-25-17

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

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

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

Summary

· There were 15 Part 1 (most serious) crimes in Midtown during the week, down from 22 last week.

· Part 1 crimes this week included homicide (0), rape (0), robbery (5), aggravated assault (3), burglary (1), auto theft (0), arson (0) and larceny/theft (6). Public information narratives (taken directly from police reports) for the violent crimes appear below. There is summary information for all the other crimes excluding larcenies.

· There were 8 violent crimes reported-5 robberies and 3 aggravated assaults. This is down from 12 violent crimes last week.

· There were no homicides, rapes, auto thefts or arsons reported during this week.

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

· MPD officers arrested and jailed or issued citations to 24 suspects in Midtown.

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

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

Robbery (5)

9-20, 11:25 to 11:30 am 17xx 28th St E (East Phillips neighborhood) At above date and time officers were flagged down by Victim at 17th Av S and 27th St E. Victim explained that he had been robbed at the above location by Suspect who had a weapon. Victim was given a blue (victim resources) card. Body worn camera activated [CPS note: This was an aggravated robbery because a weapon was used.]

9-20, 10:20 to 11:30 pm 15xx Lake St E (Powderhorn Park neighborhood)Victim was exiting Taco Taxi when he was approached by Suspect. Suspect pointed a black semi-auto handgun at Victim and ordered him to give him his wallet. After Victim gave him his wallet Suspect punched Victim on the left side of his face knocking him to the ground. Suspect fled the scene southbound down the alley. Victim refused Emergency Medical Service. Victim states he can identify Suspect information and loss listed. Victim was advised and given a blue (victim resources) card. Continued pending further information or leads.[CPS note: This was an
aggravated robbery because a weapon was used.]

9-21, 12:08 to 12:10 am 30xx Bloomington Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood)Officers responded to a Person with Weapon call at the listed address. Upon arrival we spoke to Victim who stated that Suspect approached her and grabbed her purse and ran from the scene. The call was changed to a Robbery of Person. Victim given a blue (victim resources) card. Recommendation: Case continued pending further information or leads.

9-22, 10:30 to 10:38 pm 29xx 2nd Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood)Officers responded to the above on an attempted robbery. Upon arrival Victim stated she arrived home and parked in the rear of the building. Victim stated she exited her vehicle and Suspect, an unknown male with a deep voice pressed something cold and hard into her lower back and told her not to move. Victim stated she told Suspect she had her kids in the car at which time Suspect pushed her to the ground and he fled. Victim stated there was no loss and she never got a look at Suspect. Recommendation: Case continued pending further information or leads.

9-22, 11:34 to pm Lake St E & Park Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood)Victim reported he was robbed at the above location by Suspect 1 and Suspect 2. Victim provided a limited description. Victim refused Emergency Medical Service and was given a blue (victim resources) card. Recommendation: Case continued pending further leads or information.

Aggravated Assault (3)

9-20, 4:19 to 4:35 pm Lake St E & Hiawatha Ave S (Border of East Phillips and Corcoran neighborhoods) Officer received a call to the above location on a Fight. Officers arrived and observed Victim lying on the ground with blood coming out of a deep laceration on his forehead. Witness stated Victim was being followed by Suspect 1 and Suspect 2 while walking across the street. Suspect 1 then punched Victim and then Suspect 2 pushed Victim into the sign post. Witness stated Suspect 1 and Suspect 2 were last seen running westbound on Lake St E. No weapons were seen. Victim was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center by Emergency Medical Service and was given a Blue (victim resources) Card. Body worn camera activated. Recommendation: Case continued pending further information or leads.

9-21, 9:00 to 10:50 pm 8xx Lake St E-exact location unknown (Midtown Phillips neighborhood or nearby) Officers dispatched to listed address Abbott Northwestern Hospital on the report of a stabbing. Victim refused to give officer any details of the incident. Victim was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center and he was given a blue (victim resources) card. Body worn camera was activated. Recommendation: Case continued pending further information or leads.

9-24, 2:30 am 3xx Lake St E (Phillips West neighborhood The victims were shot at while in their car at the above address. Neither victim was hit but the vehicle they were in was hit twice. Further investigation.

Burglary (1)

9-20, 7:00 to 9:30 am 28xx 12th Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)[CPS note: Victim was at the address sleeping during the burglary. Method of entry unknown; no evidence of force.]

Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) Arrests in Midtown (24)

9-19, 1:30 am28th St E & Columbus Ave S Christopher David Chapman arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Felony Warrant.

9-19, 12:00 m Lake St E & Hiawatha Ave S Valerie Marie Footearrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 4 Misdemeanor Warrants (Loitering with Open Bottle-2, Disorderly Conduct, Transit Crime).

9-19, 6:30 pm 31xx 17th Ave S Rachel M Thin Elk Elk arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Felony Warrant.

9-20, 1:19 am31st St E & 2nd Av S Curtis AJ Herrellarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 3 Misdemeanor Warrants (Driving After Suspension-2, No Valid Driver’s License).

9-20, 10:30 am 29xx 14th Ave S Brian Stefon Wattley arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Misdemeanor Warrant (False Information to Police).

9-20, 4:43 pm 22xx Lake St E John Eugene Hedine arrested and transported to Hennepin County Jail for Trespassing.

9-20, 4:52 pm31xx Bloomington Ave S Teairaha Ann Chasmere Hill arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Narcotics Violation (Felony) and 1 Misdemeanor Warrant.

9-20, 10:20 pm 15xx Lake St E Juanita Lavon Stands arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Narcotics Violation (Felony) and 1 Felony Warrant; Edward Martin arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Misdemeanor Warrant. .

9-20, 11:10 pm Lake St E & Oakland Ave S Victor Lamont Young stopped,arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Cancelled Driver’s License-Inimical to Public Safety (Gross Misdemeanor) and 1 Felony Warrant (Drugs); Keyaira Selena Buckley arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Felony Warrant.

9-20, 11:10 pmLake St E & 14th Ave S Michael Anthony Pitts arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Promotion of Prostitution (Felony) and Narcotics Violation (Felony); Natasha Jean Bullhead arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Narcotics Violation (Felony); Prostitution (Gross Misdemeanor) and 1 Felony Warrant .

9-21, 7:45 am 8xx 28th St E Rodney Lee Payne Jr arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 2 Felony Warrants.

9-21 , 7:25 pm 30xx Clinton Ave S Edgar Esturdo Cortez-Martinez arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Domestic Assault/Strangulation (Felony).

9-22, 10:54 am 30xx Bloomington Ave S Darren Rueben Mountain arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for False Name or Information (Gross Misdemeanor) and 1 Misdemeanor Warrant.

9-22, 11:46 am32nd St E & Portland Ave S Rachel Flores issued a citation for No Insurance on Motor Vehicle.

9-23, 8:50 am 31st St E & 17th Ave S Jose Luis Aguilar Martinez issued a citation for No Valid Driver’s License.

9-23, 12:05 pm20xx Lake St E William Isaac Jones arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Gross Misdemeanor Warrant (Trespassing) and 2 Misdemeanor Warrants (Open Bottle, Loiter with Intent-Narcotics).

9-23, 2:05 pm29xx 14th Ave S Robert Edward Riddley arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Felony Warrant.

9-23, 8:00 pmLake St E & 5th Ave S Lucio Javana-German stopped,arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Narcotics Violation (Felony), Carry a Weapon without a Permit (Felony), Driving After Suspension, Open Bottle and Traffic Law Enforcement.

9-23, 10:24 pm28xx 13th Ave S Abdikarim Hassan Haji issued a citation for Assault 5-Attempt to Cause Bodily Harm.

9-24, 3:45 am22xx Lake St E Ambrose Lewis issued a citation for Driving After Revocation.

9-25, 2:40 pm29xx 16th Ave S William James Chargingcrow arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Felony Warrant.

Focused Enforcement in Midtown

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

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

Proactive enforcement results: 28 stops, 11 directed patrols, 3 arrests.

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

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

Proactive enforcement results: 62 stops, 30 directed patrols, 11 arrests.

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

Strategies used during the week included:

Patrol Tactics

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

• Day Beat and Evening Beat-Foot beats & directed patrol on the Greenway and the 3000 blocks of 12th Ave S, 5th Ave S, Clinton Ave S, 16th Ave S & 17th Ave S (prostitution, narcotics, overdoses, etc.)

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

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

• Reach out to Metro Transit Police Department regarding additional patrol around bus stop at 17th & Lake.

Investigative Tactics

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

• Evening beat detail with Probation.

• Community Resource Team will do prostitution details and focus on 29th St E & 31st St E.

• Mobile camera at Lake & 17th.

Problem Properties Tactics

• Problem property identified as 30xx Portland Ave. Problem Properties Officer working on.

• Multiple problem properties identified in the 2900 block of 12th Ave S & 3200 block of 5th Ave S.

Criminal Charges for Suspects Charged with Crimes in Midtown

Johnathan Jurice Smith 15xx Lake St E (Business): Complaint charging Burglary-3rd Degree finalized and filed with the courts for a crime that occurred on 4-24 to 4-25-17.

Eddie Antonio Bustamante 30xx Clinton Ave S Complaint charging 2 counts of Damage to Property finalized and filed with the courts for a crime that occurred on 9-3-17.

Third Precinct Weekly Trends

Motor Vehicle Theft:67% (6 of 9) of the vehicles reported stolen were stolen with keys.

Burglary of Dwelling:50% (14 of 28) required little or no force to gain entry: Residential 44% (7 of 16) required little/no force to gain entry (1 unlocked door, 3-unlocked window and 3-no force). Garage 58% (7of 12) required little/no force to gain entry (4-unlocked service door and 3-used remote opener in vehicle.)

Theft from Motor Vehicle:53% (10 of 19) reported a wallet/purse (4), GPS (0) or backpack/other bag (6) stolen; 50% (9 of 18) required little or no force to gain entry (3-unlocked door and 6-no force).

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Have Fun Salsa Dancing on Sunday, October 1!

Local legend Rene Thompson will lead aspiring dancers, 10:30-11:30, Midtown Global Market, 920 Lake St E. All invited; always a fun time!

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Connect with Employers at a Free Career Fair Monday, October 2

Learn about current job openings in a variety of sectors by attending this free career at the Hennepin County Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, 9 am to 2 pm. The 40+ participating businesses are aiming to fill multiple openings. Job-seekers are encouraged to dress professionally and bring copies of their resumes. This location is served by several bus routes. Visit http://www.metrotransit.org or call 612-373-3333 for more details on bus/train lines.

This event sponsored by the Hennepin County Work and Economic Resource Center. Find out more about Hennepin County employment services.

Join with Neighbors in Action at the Fall Trash Pick-Up

Wednesday, October 4

Help clean our streets! Join any time from 5 to 7 pm at Plaza Centenario, the northeast corner of East Lake St & 12th Ave S. Trash clean-up supplies provided.

Neighbors In Action is a resident-led group dedicated to improving safety along East Lake Street and the surrounding blocks. The crime and safety issues along Lake Street are larger than any one block or neighborhood organization. By working collaboratively along East Lake, Neighbors In Action is bringing a watchful, positive, and peaceful presence to the community with its Safety Team. If you care about crime reduction and safety issues in this community, please get involved!

Save the Date! Get Involved!

PHILLIPS CLEAN SWEEP

SATURDAY OCTOBER 14, 2017

9am-10am

Enjoy a Free Breakfast and Pick-Up Free Supplies

CHECK IN AT EITHER OF THESE LOCATIONS:

• Welna Ace Hardware Parking Lot – 2438 Bloomington Ave S

• Lutheran Social Services – 2400 Park Ave S (enter on 24th St)

9am-12pm

Phillips Clean Sweep!

Meet your neighbors, help pick up litter, and clean up your neighborhood! Organize your neighbors! Enlist your block club or church youth group! Above all, just bring yourself and help keep Phillips clean!

12pm-2pm

Free Lunch and Entertainment

Plus Neighborhood Information & Fun at Stewart Park (2700 12th Ave S)

Bring out your trash!

The Phillips neighborhoods have raised funds to provide free pick up for residents during Clean Sweep.

They will pick up extra household trash, old furniture, carpet, household construction and tires.

Materials should be out the night before and no later than 9am October 14th.

(No hazardous wastes are picked up and any appliance or recyclables are picked up on the next city recycling pick up day.)

FFI: call 952-996-6490

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Minnesota Manufacturing Week Oct. 1-7 Highlights State’s Largest Industry

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For Immediate Release
Oct. 2, 2017
Contact: Shane Delaney, 651-259-7236
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Minnesota Manufacturing Week Highlights State’s Largest Industry

~Runs Oct. 1-7; Sector supports 318,000 jobs;
Contributes $48.2B to economy~

ST. PAUL – To highlight the importance of manufacturing, Governor Mark Dayton today issued a proclamation declaring the week of October 1-7, 2017 to be Minnesota Manufacturing Week.

Manufacturing is the state’s largest industry by gross domestic product (GDP). It supports 318,000 Minnesota jobs, while contributing $48.2 billion to the state’s economy. This output represents 16 percent of Minnesota’s private gross domestic product. Manufacturing accounted for about $18 billion in state exports in 2016.

Minnesota Manufacturing Week acknowledges and honors the important role manufacturers and their workers play in state’s economy. Plant tours of manufacturing facilities around the state, speakers, and educational activities are planned for this week and throughout the month.

“We want people to be aware of the dynamic career opportunities that exist in manufacturing across the state – and the family-sustaining wages they pay,” said DEED Commissioner Shawntera Hardy. “DEED also partners with businesses and educational institutions to ensure that manufacturers can find the skilled workers they need to thrive and to grow their businesses.”

Manufacturing accounts for one in nine jobs in the state. When you add in jobs in other industries that are dependent on manufacturing, each manufacturing job generates another 2.21 jobs in other segments of the economy.

DEED joins the manufacturing industry collaborative “Dream It. Do It. Minnesota” in sponsoring Minnesota Manufacturers Week. A list of tours available can be found here. Go to the DEED website for more details about Minnesota Manufacturing Week.

Facts about Manufacturing in Minnesota

  • Close to 318,000 people work in manufacturing in Minnesota. Manufacturing employment has increased 9 percent between 2010 and 2016.
  • Salaries in the sector are significantly higher than most other industries in the state because many manufacturing jobs require high-tech skills to operate advanced technology and computer-controlled equipment. The average manufacturing position in the state paid $63,794 a year in 2016. This is about $9,500 (or 17 percent) more than the typical job in Minnesota.
  • Manufacturing contributed $48.2 billion to Minnesota’s economic in 2016, and accounts for 16 percent of Minnesota’s private gross domestic product. It is the largest industry sector in the state in terms of GDP. Manufacturing accounted for about $18 billion in state exports in 2016.
  • There are more than 8,200 manufacturing establishments in Minnesota. They produce products across a broad range of industries that include, to name a few, aerospace, agriculture and farm machinery, food production, sensors and robotics, construction components, HVAC technology and medical devices.
  • Many of Minnesota’s Fortune 500 companies are manufacturers, including 3M, General Mills, Land O’Lakes, Ecolab, Hormel Foods, Mosaic and St. Jude Medical.

DEED is the state’s principal economic development agency, promoting business recruitment, expansion and retention, workforce development, international trade and community development. For more details about the agency and its services, visit the DEED website or follow DEED on Twitter.

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formats for people with disabilities by contacting the DEED Communications Office at 651-259-7161.

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State of Minnesota Career Fair

State of MN Career Fair

Work for the State of Minnesota!

Join us to learn about job opportunities
in Minnesota State Government

Saturday,
October 14, 2017
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saint Paul RiverCentre
175 West Kellogg Blvd.
Saint Paul, MN 55102

Each state agency, plus several boards and commissions, will be present to discuss job opportunities in their agency.

  • Workshops on applying for state jobs, interviewing and using LinkedIn for job search will be offered.
  • Bring your resume for one-on-one resume review!
  • Free professional photos taken for your LinkedIn profile.
  • Free rides to the event available on Metro Transit.
  • ASL, Hmong, Somali and Spanish Interpreters will be available on site.

Individuals with disabilities in need of reasonable accommodations should contact Karen Lilledahl at 651-259-7089 at least two weeks prior to the event.

For more information, visit our website.

A better Minnesota starts with you.

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Invite Phillips West October 5th Community Meeting @6pm

FYI- see attached Clean Sweep Flyer
Community Meeting Thursday October 5th, 2017

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)

AGENDA

6:00 pmMeeting called to order; Timekeeper assigned.

6:02 pmIntroductions.
6:04 pmSeptember 7th Community Minutes in packet.

6:05 pmPhillips West Business:

o City of Minneapolis Crime Update- presented by John Baumann (5 minutes).

o Minneapolis Ward 6 City Council Update- presented by Abdi Warsame (10 minutes).

o State of Minnesota Legislative Update- presented by our elected State Representative Karen Clark (20 minutes).

o August Financials- in your packet for review.

o Phillips West Fall Clean Sweep will be Saturday October 14th at 9 a.m. we will serve the breakfast in this room & provide bags, gloves & maps- Flyer in packet!

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

6:58 pm Upcoming Phillips West Meetings

o Phillips Fall Clean Sweep, Saturday October 14th, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Flyer in packet)

o Phillips West Board Meeting, Monday September 23rd, 6 to 7 p.m. (CFCL, 182)

o Phillips West Community Meeting, Thursday November 2nd, 6 to 7 p.m. (CFCL, Centrum)

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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Check out our Website: www.phillipswest.info
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Connect with employers at free career fair

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Contact: Lisa Cain, Hennepin County Employment Services, 612-596-1990

Media contact: Nicole Hovatter, Communications, 612-543-4325

Connect with employers at free career fair

Learn about current job openings in a variety of sectors by attending a free career fair next week. This event is open to the public and sponsored by the Hennepin County Work and Economic Resource Center.

Event details

  • Monday, October 2
  • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central, second floor
  • 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

Job-seekers are encouraged to dress professionally and bring copies of their resumes.
This location is served by several bus routes. Visit http://www.metrotransit.org or or call 612-373-3333 for more details.

Participating employers

All participating businesses are aiming to fill multiple openings. Recruiters from the following organizations will attend the career fair:

  • American Security & Investigations
  • A’viands
  • Cintas
  • CobornsDelivers
  • Comcast
  • Delta Global Services Staffing
  • Doherty Staffing
  • Dominos
  • DoubleTree Minneapolis North
  • Endeavor Air
  • FedEx Express
  • FedEx Ground
  • First Student
  • First Transit
  • Frito‐Lay
  • Goodwill‐Easter Seals
  • Hennepin County
  • Hilton Minneapolis
  • HMS Host
  • Indrotec
  • Intercontinental St.Paul Riverfront
  • JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America
  • LGC Associates
  • Macy’s
  • Marsden Building Maintenance
  • Mission Nursing Homes
  • Orion Associates
  • Osseo Area Schools
  • OTG
  • Pinnacle Services
  • Select Comfort
  • SP Plus
  • St. Paul Public Schools
  • Target Distribution Center
  • Target ‐ Downtown
  • Target – Uptown
  • The Home Depot
  • Toys R Us – Minnetonka
  • Transportation Security Administration
  • United States Postal Service
  • Walgreens
  • Wells Fargo

Find out more about Hennepin County employment services.

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Discover how we’re making a difference in our communities at www.hennepin.us/stories.

I-94 Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center update clarification

One clarification: I-94 West at the Lowry Tunnel will close overnight Monday, Oct. 2, Tuesday, Oct. 3 and Wednesday, Oct. 4 next week. 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.

Please let me know if you have questions.

This is an update for the I-94 Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center email group. We will touch on some other projects at the end.

Here is the link to the web page: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i94brooklyncntr/

I-94 Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center

All lanes and ramps are open. Work is not complete and motorists will see temporary lane closures into October but we are done with long-term closures.

Lowry Tunnel

I-94 west will close at the Lowry Hill Tunnel Wednesday and Thursday this week from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the next day. It will also close nightly Monday, Oct. 2, Tuesday, Oct. 3 and Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Crews will be installing curb, finishing striping and other work to complete the work in the tunnel.

Other projects of interest:

Highway 169 Nine Mile Creek http://wwwdev.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy169hopkins/

All lanes, ramps and the Nine Mile Creek Causeway from Highway 62 to Highway 55 opened this morning. Crews will need to do some short-term overnight lane closures to finish work off the highway such as painting, noise walls and barrier work. The ramp from I-394 west to Highway 169 is open. Dovre Road in Edina is open.

Interstate 35W 86th Street Bridge http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i35wand86thstreetbridge/

I-35W south will close from 10 p.m. Wednesday to 5 a.m. Thursday from I-494 to 90th Street while crews install beams on the 86th Street and 82nd Street bridges.

The detour is Highway 62 east or I-494 east to Highway 77 south to I-35E south.

I-35W north will close from 10 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday. The detour is I-35E or Highway 13 to Highway 77 north to I-494 west.

35W, 94 Downtown to Crosstown http://www.dot.state.mn.us/35w94/

I-35W will close from 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29 to 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2 from Highway 62 to I-94. Crews will remove the Franklin Avenue Bridge.

University and Central Avenue signal and sidewalk project http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy47andhwy65/

The work on 27th and Central is expected to be complete tonight and access to 27th at Central should be open by Wednesday morning. That is the last intersection on this project. It will essentially done. A few items that won’t affect traffic remain.

Please let me know if you have other questions.

Thanks

Dave

Dave Aeikens

Communications and engagement

MnDOT Metro District Public Affairs

1500 West Ramsey County Road B-2

Roseville, MN 55113

651-234-7511 Office

651-775-1261 Mobile

David.Aeikens

http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/

I-94 Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center update

Good afternoon,

MnDOT is postponing plans to close I-94 west at the Lowry Tunnel in Minneapolis Tuesday. The Wednesday and Thursday closures are still planned weather permitting. The closures would go from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the next day.

Here is a link to the web page: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i94brooklyncntr/

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks

Dave

Dave Aeikens

Communications and engagement

MnDOT Metro District Public Affairs

1500 West Ramsey County Road B-2

Roseville, MN 55113

651-234-7511 Office

651-775-1261 Mobile

David.Aeikens

http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/

Midtown Weekly Crime Report and Community Announcements, Week Ending September 18, 2017

Hello again! Here is the Midtown weekly crime report with community announcements for the week ending 9-18-17. (For this report, Midtown is the area from 35W to Hiawatha, between 28th and 32nd Streets. Parts 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 22 Part 1 (most serious) crimes reported this week, up from 12 last week.

There were 12 violent crimes reported in Midtown this week- 7 robberies and 5 aggravated assaults.

MPD officers arrested 38 suspects in Midtown during the week-a high number for a one-week period.

There was an arrest in 1 of the robberies and 1 of the aggravated assaults. Overall, there were 7 felony arrests this week.

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

I have 5 announcements this week. See the report for more details on these items:

· Central neighborhood’s Little Free Farmer’s Market is Saturday, September 23 at Pillsbury House + Theatre.

· The Midtown Greenway Coalition hosts the Eat for Equity Neighborhood Block Party on Saturday, September 23.

· Powderhorn Park is holding its popular annual arts celebration Powderhorn Porchfest, also on Saturday, September 23.

· Make Homes Happen is sponsoring a 6th Ward City Council Candidates Forum on Monday, September 25.

· Neighbors in Action invites everyone to the Fall Trash Pick-Up, Wednesday, October 4.

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

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

Thank you!

Please share this report with anyone who would be interested.

John R. Baumann

Crime Prevention Specialist

Midtown Community Safety Center

Minneapolis Police Department

2949 Chicago Ave. S

Minneapolis, MN 55407

612-825-6138

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Midtown Area Crime Report, Week of 9-12 to 9-18-17

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

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

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

Summary

· There were 22 Part 1 (most serious) crimes in Midtown during the week, up from 12 last week.

· Part 1 crimes this week included homicide (0), rape (0), robbery (7), aggravated assault (5), burglary (0), auto theft (4), arson (0) and larceny/theft (6). Public information narratives (taken directly from police reports) for the violent crimes appear below. There is summary information for all but the larceny crimes.

· There were 12 violent crimes reported-7 robberies and 5 aggravated assaults.

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

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

· MPD officers arrested and jailed or issued citations to 38 suspects in Midtown.

· There were 7 felony arrests (excluding felony warrants), highlighted in yellow. There was an arrest in 1 of the robberies and 1 of the aggravated assaults.

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

Robbery (7)

9-12, 7:12 to 8:00 pm 15xx Lake St E (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) One male [Rolley William Watkins III] booked for Probable Cause Aggravated Robbery. Recommendation: Further investigation. [CPS note: This was an aggravated robbery because a weapon was used.]

9-13, 8:35 pm 32nd St E & Chicago Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood)Victim’s purse was taken at knife point. Victim declined Emergency Medical Service. Victim was given a blue (victim services) card. Recommendation: Case continued pending further information or leads. [CPS note: This was an aggravated robbery because a weapon was used.]

9-14, 9:55 to 10:00 pm 31xx 11th Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood)Victim was leaving the bus stop at 12 AV S/Lake ST E. Victim told officers that he was followed by Suspect. Victim was a few houses north of the listed address when he was approached from behind by Suspect. Suspect put his right arm/elbow around Victim’s neck. Victim described it as being choked out. Victim punched Suspect several times in the face. Victim fell to the ground and heard his cell phone fall to the ground. Suspect picked up the cellphone and ran northbound on 11 AV S. Victim stated that would not be able to positively identify Suspect if he saw him again. Victim declined medical attention. Victim was given a blue (victim resources) card. Recommendation: Case continued pending further information or leads.

9-15, 12:30 to 1:08 am 6xx Lake St E (Phillips West neighborhood)Victim reported that she was assaulted with a baseball bat by a known associate after attempting to buy twenty dollars’ worth of marijuana from him at the listed location. Victim stated that she was with Suspect all day prior to incident. Victim suffered injuries from the assault and was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center by Emergency Medical Service. Victim was given a blue (victim resources) card and advised. Recommendation: Further investigation.

9-17, 7:00 to 7:30 am 31xx Bloomington Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood)Victim had parked her vehicle in the west lot of the listed address which was identified as her apartment complex. Victim exited her vehicle and was approached by (Suspect) a Hispanic male approximately 30 years old wearing a black or dark blue hooded sweatshirt and jeans. Suspect then pointed a knife at Victim and demanded her money. Victim handed Suspect her cellphone and purse. Suspect then pointed a gun at Victim prior to ending contact between the two. Suspect was last seen standing in the alley of Victim’s apartment complex and left in an unknown direction. The area buildings were checked for cameras that may have captured video of the robbery of person and none were found. Victim was given a blue (victim resources) card and advised.

9-17, 8:52 to 8:54 am 29xx 10th Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)Victim reported he was robbed by Suspect 1 and Suspect 2. Victim provided very limited suspect information. Victim received medical attention and was given a blue (victim resources) card. Recommendation: Case continued pending leads or information.

9-18, 7:20 to 7:51 am Lake St E & 4th Ave S (Border of Midtown Phillips and Central neighborhoods)The listed victim came in to the 3rd Precinct after someone tried to take her purse at knifepoint. Report filed. [CPS note: This was an aggravated robbery because a weapon was used.]

Aggravated Assault (5)

9-16, 10:17 to 10:23 pm 30xx Portland Ave S (Central neighborhood) Arrestee threatened his son, Victim, several times with a large kitchen knife. Arrestee was arrested and booked for Assault…

9-13, 1:23 to 1:25 pm Lake St E & Park Ave S (Border of Phillips West & Central neighborhoods) Victim reported he was stabbed by Suspect at the above location. Victim provided officers with a limited suspect description. Victim was given a blue (victim resources) card and was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center for further care. Recommendation: Further investigation.

9-15, 10:00 to 10:10 pm Midtown Greenway E & 2nd Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood Victim was stabbed by Suspect at near the above location. Recommendation: Further investigation.

9-16, 10:50 to 11:47 pm 8xx 28th St E (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) Victim was hit in the face by Suspect at the above address. Victim was given a blue (victim services) card.

9-17, 6:48 to 7:30 pm 7xx Lake St E (Phillips West neighborhood) Arrested Parties [Jesus Gutierrez-Diego and
Ricardo Gutierrez-Diego]
were booked Hennepin County Jail for Probable Cause assault after attacking two cab drivers attempting to break up a fight at the above location. The victims were transported to Hennepin County Medical Center by ambulance and given blue (victim resources) cards.

Auto Theft (4)

9-12, 11:53 to 11:57 pm Lake St E & Park Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood)CPS note: Car stolen at gas station when driver exited vehicle and was distracted by an unrelated person.

9-13, 9:00 to 10:00 am 32xx 4th Ave S (Central neighborhood)CPS note: Parked car was stolen by the suspect breaking a passenger window.

9-15, 12:01 to 8:00 am 30xx 16th Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood)CPS note: Parked car was stolen by unknown method. Victim says he has the only set of keys.

9-15, 5:30 am to 5:12 pm 21xx Lake St E (East Phillips neighborhood)CPS note: Parked car was stolen by unknown method. Victim says no keys were inside.

Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) Arrests in Midtown (38)

9-12, 3:10 am31st St E & Cedar Ave S Najiib Aweys Abdullahi issued a citation for Driving After Cancellation.

9-12, 3:42 am Lake St E & 4th Ave S Melissa Rae Kovarikarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Felony Warrant.

9-12, 12:25 pm 29xx Bloomington Ave S Dimari Davone Teetzel arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Flee Officer on Foot.

9-12, 5:38 pm29xx 17th Av S Edward Deartez Sneedarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Narcotics Violation (Felony).

9-12, 7:30 pm 15xx Lake St E Rolley William Watkins arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Aggravated Robbery (Felony), False Name or Information (Gross Misdemeanor) and Flee Officer on Foot.

9-12, 8:10 pm 8xx 28th St E Ronda Schelene Hero arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Felony Warrant.

9-13, 11:20 am29xx Park Ave S Charles Charles Wright arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 2 Felony Warrants (Burglary of Dwelling, Theft); Alice Lorraine Dunson arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Felony Warrant (Assault 2-Assault with Dangerous Weapon).

9-13, 4:17 pm 21xx Lake St E Shari Marie Butcher arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Gross Misdemeanor Warrant.

9-13, 10:20 pm8xx Lake St E Yolando Deshan Woods arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 3 Misdemeanor Warrants (Theft).

9-13, 10:53 pm30xx Portland Ave S Jade Jordan Anderson arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Misdemeanor Warrant.

9-14, 1:20 am 28xx 5th Ave S Heliodoro Montes Avila arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Disorderly Conduct and 1 Gross Misdemeanor Warrant (Malicious Punishment of Child).

9-15 , 2:58 amLake St E & Bloomington Ave S Jennifer Lynn Locasio arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Gross Misdemeanor Warrant (Terroristic Threats).

9-15, 10:37 am Lake St E & 2nd Ave S Tyrus Jermell Jackson stopped andissued a citation for Driving After Revocation.

9-15, 3:25 pm22xx Lake St E Sean Oneal Burgess arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Terroristic Threats (Felony).

9-15, 4:00 pm Lake St E & 21st Ave S Juvenile issued a citation for No Valid Driver’s License.

9-15, 6:30 pm29xx 16th Ave S Nicole Williams arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Violation of Protection Order.

9-15, 7:45 pm8xx Lake St E Alberta Garcia-Martinez stopped andissued a citation for Driving After Cancellation, Violate Child Restraint and Traffic Law Enforcement.

9-16, 1:28 amLake St E & 16th Ave S Sara Lee Mathison issued a citation for Loiter with Intent-Prostitution.

9-16, 2:45 am28th St E & Hiawatha Ave S Carlos Raul Olson stopped,arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Motor Vehicle Theft (Felony).

9-16, 2:20 pm31st St E & 14th Ave S Miguel Bustamante Jarquin stopped andissued a citation for Driving After Revocation and No Insurance on Motor Vehicle.

9-16, 9:40 pm5xx Lake St E Edward Zahi Moses Saad arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Misdemeanor Warrant.

9-16, 10:45 pm31xx Portland Ave S Calvin Lee Donald arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 2nd Degree Domestic Assault (Felony).

9-17, 3:11 amLake St E & 5th Ave S Rafael Silva stopped,arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Murder (Felony), Aid Offender (Felony), Refuse Drug and Alcohol Test (Gross Misdemeanor), Driving While Intoxicated, No Proof of Insurance and Driving After Revocation.

9-17, 5:00 am29xx 14th Ave S Vanessa Morales arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Assault 5-Attempt to Cause Bodily Harm and Damage to Property.

9-17, 5:35 am Lake St E & 4th Ave S Marco Antonio Javi Espinoza stopped andissued a citation for Driving After Revocation, Narcotics Violation, No Proof of Insurance and Drug Paraphernalia;Andre Lamont Hutchinson arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Gross Misdemeanor Warrant (Driving While Intoxicated).

9-17, 12:20 pm28th St E & Columbus Ave S Juemond Marchoe Davis and Perfecto Javana-Cazarez issued citations for No Valid Driver’s License.

9-17, 12:27 pmLake St E & Elliot Ave S Daniel Saldivar Flores stopped and issued a citation for No Proof of Insurance.

9-17, 5:16 pm29th St E & 21st Ave S Adham Amir Fu’ad stopped and issued a citation for Driving After Suspension, No Proof of Insurance and Traffic Law Enforcement.

9-17, 7:08 pm7xx Lake St E Jesus Gutierrez-Diego and Ricardo Gutierrez-Diego arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Assault 3-Assault with Significant Bodily Harm (Felony).

9-18, 9:30 am31xx 19th Ave S Juvenile reprimanded and released for Assault 5-Attempt to Cause Bodily Harm.

9-18, 12:30 pm30xx Cedar Ave S Johnny Alberto Mata Sanabria issued a citation for No Insurance on Motor Vehicle.

9-18, 4:00 pmLake St E & Park Ave S Juvenile issued a citation for No Proof of Insurance and No Valid Driver’s License.

9-18, 4:30 pm31st St E & 22nd Ave S Reyna Valencia Ocampo issued a citation for No Valid Driver’s License.

9-18, 10:34 pmLake St E & 16th Ave S Willie Tounzell Smith arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Gross Misdemeanor Warrant (False Name or Information).

Focused Enforcement in Midtown

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

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

Proactive enforcement results: 38 stops, 10 directed patrols, 8 arrests.

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

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

Proactive enforcement results: 59 stops, 23 directed patrols, 9 arrests.

Robberies & Aggravated Assaults (excluding domestics): 3 robberies, 0 aggravated assaults.

Strategies for the coming week (both areas) include:

Patrol Tactics

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

• Day Beat and Evening Beat-Foot beats & directed patrol on the Greenway and the 3000 blocks of 12th Ave S, 5th Ave S, Clinton Ave S, 16th Ave S & 17th Ave S (prostitution, narcotics, overdoses, etc.)

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

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

• Reach out to Metro Transit Police Department regarding additional patrol around bus stop at 17th & Lake.

Investigative Tactics

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

• Evening beat detail with Probation.

• Community Resource Team will do prostitution details and focus on 29th St E & 31st St E.

• Mobile camera at Lake & 17th.

Problem Properties Tactics

• Problem property identified as 30xx Portland Ave. Problem Properties Officer working on.

• Multiple problem properties identified in the 2900 block of 12th Ave S & 3200 block of 5th Ave S.

Third Precinct Weekly Trends

Motor Vehicle Theft:38% (5 of 13) of the vehicles reported stolen were stolen with keys.

Burglary of Dwelling:67% (14 of 21) required little or no force to gain entry: Residential 77% (8 of 12) required little/no force to gain entry (4 unlocked door, 1-unlocked window, 1-removed window AC unit and 2-no force). Garage 67% (6 of 9) required little/no force to gain entry (1-open overhead door , 1-unlocked service door, 1-used remote opener in vehicle and 3-no force).

Theft from Motor Vehicle:44% (7 of 16) reported a wallet/purse (3), GPS (0) or backpack/other bag (6) stolen; 63% (10 of 16) required little or no force to gain entry (1-open window, 2-unlocked door and 7-no force).

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Visit the Little Free Farmer’s Market on Saturday, September 23

Get free organic vegetables and herbs from CANDO’s pop-up bike cart at the Pillsbury House +Theatre, 3501 Chicago Ave S. They also accept donations of extra organic produce from your own garden. Every Saturday morning from 10am-12pm (starting July 22nd) at various locations in Central Neighborhood. http://www.thecentralneighborhood.com/plant-grow-share/

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Enjoy the Eat for Equity Neighborhood Block Party

Saturday, September 23

Join the Midtown Greenway Coalition for a free neighborhood Block Party on the 29th Street Shared Street Demonstration project, located on East 29th Street between Bloomington Ave and 16th Ave, noon to 5:00 pm. There will be table tennis and sign-making from Ready Go, basketball, free ice cream, flower plantings, tours of the demonstration project and more!

At 5 p.m. join us for the Eat for Equity Minneapolis Dinner. Feast on a meal that reflects the cultures in the Phillips neighborhood, featuring halal, vegan, and gluten-free options so all can join in the feast. RSVP and give what you can as your donation. Tickets for the dinner are $0 – $20. Volunteer to get a free ticket; otherwise, pay what you can — but please RSVP so we know you’ll be attending.

Optional: Meet at LynLake Brewery at 3:30 p.m. to sample the Lynd-A-Hand beer of the day, which supports the Midtown Greenway Coalition! Then bike the Greenway over to the Eat for Equity Dinner. Use the 18th Avenue ramp.

Celebrate the Arts at Powderhorn Porchfest

Saturday, September 23

Powderhorn Porchfest is an annual FREE community event focused on building local community through the Arts. Over the past 6 years it has become a highlight event for South Minneapolis. Featuring amazing local musicians, spoken word and dance artists, Porchfest creates a space for people of all ages and all musical tastes to come find something they can kick it to. Again this year, we’ll have 4 stages of music on 17th Avenue between 32nd and 34th Streets.

We will have one opening act from 4-5pm and one closing act from 9-10, starting and ending together. In addition to music, there will be dancing, local artisans will be selling their wares and of course, delicious food for sale. All musicians have been booked, stay tuned for the Reveal! Pack in and pack out as always – we’ll leave the street and neighborhood cleaner than we found it.

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Hear from 6th Ward Candidates

Monday, September 25

Make Homes Happen, a coalition of organization advocating for affordable housing, preservation and tenant rights in Minneapolis, will host a City Council candidates forum at the Lutheran Social Service Center for Changing Lives, 2400 Park Ave S, 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Somali translation will be provided. More information available at www.facebook.com/MakeHomesHappenMPLS.

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Meet Neighbors in Action at the Fall Trash Pick-Up

Wednesday, October 4

Help clean our streets! Join any time from 5 to 7 pm at Plaza Centenario, the northeast corner of East Lake St & 12th Ave S. Trash clean-up supplies provided.

Neighbors in Action (NIA) is a group of volunteers who are interested in meeting other neighbors and taking action to improve safety and reduce criminal activity in the community. NIA is currently seeking others to walk the Lake Street as a watchful, positive and non-confrontational presence.

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