Sheriff Hutchinson’s Statement on Violence in Minneapolis and Surrounding Communities

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Media Contact: Rob Allen, 612-919-5918

Sheriff Hutchinson’s Statement on Violence in Minneapolis and Surrounding Communities

June 23, 2020 (Minneapolis) – Sheriff Hutchinson released the following statement regarding the recent violence in Minneapolis and surrounding communities:

I want to address the horrendous violence that is happening in Hennepin County and talk about what the men and women of the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office are doing about it.

In the past month, more than 100 people have been shot in Minneapolis; there have been additional shootings in some of our suburban cities as well.

It has to stop.

Our communities are engaged in a dangerous spate of violence, disproportionally affecting communities of color. As a community we have enough to grieve about without compounding this with the deaths of young people lost to gunfire or experiencing life changing injuries.

It might be easier for police, in these turbulent times, to keep a low profile and fly under the radar. But it isn’t the right thing to do. We are here to serve the people of this community, and we will partner with Minneapolis and the other agencies who need our help to address this outbreak of gun violence:

We have met with our counterparts at the City of Minneapolis and have been in touch with the chiefs of other local departments as well as community organizations. We have pledged the full resources of Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office to address the criminals who are shooting people in our community. Specifically:

  • We will provide patrol resources to assist Minneapolis and other cities with additional presence in areas where violence has been occurring
  • We are utilizing our investigative resources to gather evidence and bring people to justice who are involved in these violent attacks
  • We are providing intelligence to all of the law enforcement agencies involved, including link analyses—showing who is involved in these violent attacks and how best to disrupt them.

Let me be absolutely clear: The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is not afraid to act to ensure the safety of the people. Our motto is “Serving and protecting all in the community by delivering equal justice, safety, and wellness.” We are now working to help stop crime and make the streets safe in a manner that does nothing to further erode the trust between law enforcement and the community.

This is why words matter, political leaders’ words matter. Now is not a time for partisan political battles. It’s a time for unity to pass reform, to pass laws to prevent violence and to hold people accountable for ALL violence.

It is a tough time to stand here and say we are going to make arrests when the community, rightly, has so many concerns about policing. But we can’t wait for the change before we address the violence that is plaguing our county right now. We will act to address the violence now, and we are asking for the support of every citizen to prevent even more heartbreak in our community.


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Midtown Safety Center Go Fund Me – Please Share!!!!

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2400 Park Avenue South, Suite 337
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
Phone: (612) 879-5383
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Virtual Hiring Event – June 22

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Virtual Hiring Event – June 22

All are welcome to attend the Virtual Hiring Event.

  • Monday, June 22, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

To register for the event, please visit

Event links and registration will also be posted on the Hennepin County Employment Service website, at

Virtual Event Agenda:

Join the event online at

The employers will give a short presentation about their company, the positions they are currently hiring for and how to apply. After the presentation, there will be a short, guided question and answer session.

Participating Employers:

FedEx Ground – Package Handlers

Waste Management – Drivers, Forklift Operators (1st & 2nd)

Wells Fargo – Consumer Loan Underwriters, Mortgage Processor, Mortgage Funder, Mortgage Closer, Loan Documentation Specialists, Lending Manager & Loan Administration Manager positions, Teller, Personal Banker, Service Manager & Branch Manager positions

This event is free and open to all career seekers, workforce professionals, employment services staff, counselors, etc. This event is hosted by Hennepin County.

After the Event:

Access questions and answers, review employer presentations, and register for upcoming events at:

If you have questions, please contact:

Lisa Cain at or 612-596-1990

Colleen Dufek at or 612-543-5159

Meykal Ahmed at or 612-348-9872

Upcoming Events

Virtual Health Care Career Event

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Register online at

Virtual Hiring Event – Amazon

Monday, June 23, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. – 11 a.m., Register online at

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RELEASED LEVEL 3 SEX OFFENDER, 3000 Block of 5th Ave S, Central Neighborhood: Andre Benjamin Stigger

Subject: RELEASED LEVEL 3 SEX OFFENDER, 3000 Block of 5th Ave S, Central Neighborhood: Andre Benjamin Stigger

Hello from John B. We have learned that released Level 3 sex offender Andre Benjamin Stigger is now living on the 3000 block of 5th Ave S in the Central neighborhood.

Stigger has a history of sexual contact, including sexual touching and penetration, with a male child he knows. This happened in 1994. He has served his court sentence and was released from custody on 11/21/19. His sentence has expired. He is not wanted by police at this time.

Level 3 sex offenders are those determined by the MN Department of Corrections as being most likely to offend again. We are notifying the community of Stigger’s location pursuant to Minnesota Statute 244.052. This is meant to provide information, not increase fear.

Please note that neither the Minneapolis Police Department nor Hennepin County Corrections decide where released Level 3 sex offenders will live.

More details are attached and reprinted below. If you have questions about this process, call MPD Sex Crimes at 612-673-3932. Please contact me at john.baumann if you want information about other Level 3 sex offenders in your area or personal safety information.

This message and the attachment are public information, so feel free to post this notice and spread the word.

Thanks for your interest.

John R. Baumann

Crime Prevention Specialist

Midtown Community Safety Center

Minneapolis Police Department

New Cell Phone: 612-286-7849


Minneapolis Police Department
Fact Sheet


In addition to level two notification (schools and daycares as well as establishments and organizations that primarily serve individuals likely to be victimized by the registrant), law enforcement may notify other members of the community whom the registrant is likely to encounter.
The Minneapolis Police Department is available to provide you with useful information on personal safety. The Minneapolis Police Department may be reached at 612-673-3000. To report criminal activity by this registrant or any other individual, please call 911.

Height: 5′ 7″
Eyes: Brown
Weight: 258 lbs.
Hair: Black
Complexion: Medium
Build: Stocky
Registration Statute(s): 609.342
Investigating Agency: St. Paul Police Department
Last Release from Confinement Date: 11/21/2019
Supervision Agent: Not applicable. Sentence expired.
Offense: Andre Stigger (at age 29) engaged in sexual contact with a known male child. Contact included sexual touching and penetration (1994).
Address: 3000 block of 5th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408
The Minneapolis Police Department is releasing this information pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 244.052 and 253D. This statute authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform communities of a public registrant’s release from prison or a secure treatment facility when the Minneapolis Police Department believes that the release of information will enhance public safety and protection.

The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of Criminal Sexual Conduct or another offense that requires registration with law enforcement pursuant to Minnesota Statues 243.166 or 243.167.

This individual has served the sentence imposed on them by the court and is transitioning into the community. This notification is not intended to increase fear but rather raise awareness. Law enforcement believes that an informed public is a safer public.

The Minneapolis Police Department may not direct where this individual does or does not reside, nor can this agency direct where they work or go to school.

Convicted sexual and predatory individuals have always been released to live in our communities. It was not until the passage of the Registration Act that law enforcement had an ability to track movement of these individuals after their initial release. With the passage of the Community Notification Act law enforcement may now share information about many of these individuals with the public. Abuse of this information to threaten, harass or intimidate a registered person is unacceptable and such acts could be charged as a crime. Such abuses could potentially end the ability of law enforcement to provide these notifications.

Stigger, Andre PFS.doc

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

Good afternoon,

Here is an update for the I-35W@94 project email list. Please note that I-35W north is closed between Highway 62 and I-94 overnight Tuesday for the I-35@94 project. The ramp from I-94 west to Hennepin/Lyndale is closed overnight Thursday to hang signs. Details are below. I have included some other projects in Hennepin County.

Please visit the project web pages and for real-time traffic updates.

All closures are weather permitting and subject to change.


· NEW I-35W north is closed in both directions between Highway 62 and I-94 from 10 p.m. Tuesday, June 9 to 5 a.m. Wednesday, June 10.

· Please visit the web page for local street closures.


· I-35W is closed in both directions between Highway 62 and I-94 June 26-29.

Other MnDOT projects in Hennepin County:

Around The Airport

· Highway 5 east is closed between I-494 and Davern St. in St Paul until mid-July.

· The ramp from 34th Avenue to I-494 east is closed until Tuesday, June 9

· Check the web page for long-term ramp closures and detours.

Please see the web page for long-term closures detours.

I-494 South St. Paul to Mendota Heights

  • The ramp from I-494 west to Pilot Knob Road is closed through 5 a.m. Thursday, June 19
  • The ramp from Pilot Knob Road to I-494 west is closed through 5 a.m. Thursday, June 19.
  • Detour: EB I-494 to NB I-35E loop ramp to WB I-494

I-94 Maple Grove to Clearwater

  • NEW I-94 west is reduced to two lanes between the I-94/494/694 interchange and Highway 101 from 2-10 a.m. Tuesday, June 9.

· NEW I-94 east is reduced to two lanes between Highway 610 and I-94/494/694 interchange from 10 2 a.m. Tuesday, June 9

  • Access to the local lane and ramps will remain open


· The ramp from Maple Grove Parkway to I-94 east is closed Monday., June 15 to Sunday, July 26.

o Detour: Maple Grove Pkwy. to 93rd Ave. to Elm Creek Blvd. to Weaver Lake Rd. to EB I-94

· The ramp from I-94 east to Maple Grove Parkway is closed Mon, June 15 to Sunday, July 26.

o Detour: EB I-94 to EB Hwy 610 to Maple Grove Pkwy.

Highway 12 County Road 101 bridge

No closures scheduled.

I-394 Dunwoody Bridge Minneapolis

· UPDATE I-394 east is closed from 10 p.m. Wednesday, June 17 to 5 a.m. Thursday, June 18 between Highway 100 and I-94. Detour: HOV lane.

Third Avenue bridge

· The Third Avenue bridge in Minneapolis will be reduced to one lane in each direction with a transit lane and lanes for walkers and bikers through Dec. 31.


· The Third Avenue bridge is closed January 2021 through November 2022.

I-494 France Ave. bridge Edina

· The ramps from France Avenue North to I-494 east and I-494 west is closed June 10 through June 19.

MnDOT Maintenance

I-494 Minnetonka

· NEW The ramp from I-394 east to I-494 north is closed from 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 10 to 6 a.m. Thursday June 11

· NEW I-494 north is reduced to two lanes between I-394 and Chesire Lane from 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 10 to 6 a.m. Thursday, June 11.

I-94 Minneapolis

· NEW The ramp from I-94 west Hennepin/Lyndale is closed from 10 p.m. Thursday, June 11 to 5 a.m. Friday, June 12.

Highway 100 Golden Valley

· Highway 100 north is reduced to one lane between Glenwood and Duluth Street from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 9.

I-35W Richfield

· I-35W is reduced to two lanes in both directions between 76th and 86th streets through Aug. 31.

Other projects on MnDOT Highways:

Metro Transit Orange Line

· The ramp from I-35W south to I-494 west is closed through September

Detour: Highway 62 west to Highway 100 south.

Southwest Light Rail

· The ramp from I-494 west to Flying Cloud Drive is closed through 6 a.m. Oct. 16.

I-35W Richfield

· NEW The ramp from I-35W south is closed from 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 9 to 4 a.m. Wednesday, June 10.

Road work continues to be a critical service. MnDOT is committed to protecting the health, safety and well-being of its employees, contractors and all Minnesotans. Crews continue to follow the guidance of state and federal health officials to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Please let me know if you have questions.



Dave Aeikens

Minnesota Department of Transportation

Metro Communications and Engagement

Phone: 651-234-7511

Cell: 651-775-1261

Minneapolis Bike Tour is Moving!

Minneapolis Bike Tour is Moving!

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Minneapolis Bike Tour is Moving!

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will not host the Minneapolis Bike Tour in September 2020. The Bike Tour is moving to May 2021, to grow and expand the event. The new date is yet to be determined, but we look forward to sharing details in the coming months. Part of this move will allow us to coincide with Minneapolis Bike Month, create new partnerships and kick off the riding season each spring!

We will continue to update our website throughout the next 3-6 months.

We hope to see you in May of 2021! Thanks for your continued support of the Minneapolis Bike Tour!

MPRB Virtual Park Summit Invitation – Part of the MPRB 2021 Comprehensive Plan: Parks for All

Check out draft recommendations for Parks for All, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Comprehensive Plan, during Virtual Park Summit May 26-June 2!

During weeklong online event, public invited to review and ask questions about draft policy recommendations that will guide parks and recreation in Minneapolis for the next decade

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MRPB) is excited to announce the Parks for All Virtual Park Summit, a weeklong series of online activities, events and conversations designed to share and collect feedback on draft policy recommendations that will set MPRB priorities and policy direction for the next decade.

What is Parks for All?

“Parks for All” is the MPRB 2021 Comprehensive Plan, which will guide everything done by the organization over through the next decade. It articulates why the MPRB exists, identifies how the MPRB performs its work, and describes what the MPRB hopes to become.

Since Parks for All launched in 2019, the MPRB has collected an enormous amount of community feedback from Park Dream Boxes placed in every recreation center, online surveys, text messages, in-person events and advisory groups like the Community Advisory Committee, Youth Design Team, focus groups, seven topical Workgroups, and a Community Collaborators program.

How can I participate in the Virtual Park Summit?

Originally scheduled as a daylong, in-person event, the Park Summit shifted online to accommodate the need for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. There’s something happening every day between Tuesday, May 26 and Tuesday, June 2, so find something that works for you and get involved!

Here’s how to participate in the Park Summit:

  1. Check out the draft policy recommendations online beginning May 26. They will be available as videos and written recommendations on the Virtual Park Summit webpage.
  2. Share your thoughts on connections, gaps and differences in an online survey or community comment board, which will be available on the Virtual Park Summit webpage when the summit opens.
  3. Attend a virtual office hours session via Zoom or Facebook Live with MPRB staff to ask questions, share thoughts or learn more about the Parks for All process. Links will be available on Virtual Park Summit webpage and Parks for All Facebook page when the summit opens.
  4. Join the Parks for All Virtual Listening Session on Tuesday, June 2, 5-7 pm to share your thoughts with other park users, the workgroups, the Community Advisory Committee, MPRB commissioners, project staff, or the Youth Design Team. The listening session will be held via Zoom and Facebook Live; links available on Virtual Park Summit webpage when the summit opens.

Bookmark these pages to stay up to date on the project!

Park Summit Schedule

All Office Hours will be held online via Zoom or Facebook Live; links available on Virtual Park Summit webpage when the summit opens.

Tuesday, May 26: All recommendations published online in video and text formats, available to review throughout the week

Wednesday, May 27: Youth Space with Youth Design Team (4-6 pm)

Thursday, May 28: Office Hours – English and Somali (4-5 pm)

Friday, May 29: Office Hours – English only (Noon-1 pm)

Saturday, May 30: Office Hours – English and Spanish (4-5 pm)

Monday, June 1: Office Hours – English and Hmong (4-5 pm)

Tuesday, June 2: Virtual Listening Session (5-7 pm) (via Zoom and Facebook live, links available on Virtual Park Summit webpage when the summit opens)

A special thank you to the almost 5,000 people from across Minneapolis who shared their thoughts and dreams for Minneapolis parks and recreation over the past year and a half. The MPRB is grateful for your thoughtful insights and hope you see many of your ideas represented in these recommendations.

What is next for Parks for All?

June-July 2020: The draft Comprehensive Plan will be developed, written, and designed

August-September 2020: Draft plan published for 45-day public comment period

Fall 2020: Plan is revised based on public comment period feedback

Winter 2020: Revised plan considered by MPRB Board of Commissioners for review and adoption

Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board Virtual Park Summit Invite.pdf

Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board Virtual Park Summit Invite – Hmong.pdf

Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board Virtual Park Summit Invite – Somali.pdf

Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board Virtual Park Summit Invite – Spanish.pdf

Comment period on draft Minneapolis Transportation Action Plan closes this Friday, May 22

The public comment period for the draft Minneapolis Transportation Action Plan will close this Friday, May 22nd. This is your last chance to comment on our draft strategies and actions if you haven’t yet.

The 10-year action plan will guide future planning, design and implementation of transportation projects for all people in all the ways they move around.

Provide your input and feedback on our interactive website

Check out the Minneapolis Transportation Action Plan website to learn more and provide feedback at The interactive website includes opportunities to provide your input on the plan – including draft strategies and actions and priority networks.

Watch a recording of our online open houses

At three online open houses staff presented highlights of the Transportation Action Plan and answered questions from the audience in real time. Our online engagement events have concluded but you can still watch recordings of them on our website at

Follow the City of Minneapolis on social media to stay updated

Use #gompls to talk transportation with us and follow the City on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Kathleen Mayell I Transportation Planning Manager I Transportation Planning and ProgrammingDivision

City of Minneapolis Public Works I 301 4th Ave S. Suite 785 Minneapolis MN 55415 I 612-673-3695 desk phone I 612-419-9835 work cell I kathleen.mayell