This Thursday Phillips West Community Meeting Invite!

Community Meeting October 3rd, 2019

6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

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

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


6:00 pmMeeting called to order; Timekeeper assigned.

6:02 pmWelcome & Introductions.

6:04 pmNo minutes to review.

6:05 pmPhillips West Business:

o City of Minneapolis 3rd Precinct Police update- presented by 3rd Precinct Crime Prevention Specialist Kali Pliego(15 minutes).

o 6th Precinct City Council update- presented by Abdi Warsame’s Senior Aide Ryan SanCartier (10 minutes).

o Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board 2021 Comprehensive Plan Presentation- Senior Planner Emma Pachuta will present the plan and seek input from neighbors (15 minutes).

o August Financials- in your packet for review.

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

o Phillips West Fall Clean Sweep will take place Saturday October 12th flyer in packet (remember this is the one that you can get rid of household items such as tires and furniture)!

6:58 pm Upcoming Phillips West Meetings:

o Phillips West Board Meeting, Monday October 28th, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. (Room 182).

o Phillips West Community Meeting, Thursday November 7th, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. (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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Bridge inspection to impact traffic on Hennepin Avenue starting Monday, September 30

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Hennepin and 1st avenues (County Road 52) in Minneapolis

Bridge inspections start this Monday

Starting Monday, September 30, Minnesota Department of Transportation and Hennepin County bridge crews will inspect bridges on Hennepin and 1st avenues (County Road 52) over the Mississippi River.

Routinely done every one to two years as part of federal guidelines, bridge inspections allow engineers and technicians to thoroughly examine the bridge to check its condition to determine if preventative maintenance work is needed.

To inspect these bridges, crews will use large bucket trucks called snooper trucks parked on the bridge to examine the sides and underneath.


Bridge inspections will occur daily on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

  • The week of September 30, MnDOT crews will inspect the Hennepin Avenue Bridge west of Nicollet Island.
  • The week of October 7, Hennepin County bridge crews will inspect the Hennepin and 1st avenue bridges east of Nicollet Island.

This timing is subject to change due to weather or other circumstances.

Access and traffic impacts

At least two lanes in each direction will be maintained for motor vehicle traffic and bike lanes and sidewalks will remain open. Signage, cones and barricades will be on-site to guide you around the work areas.

  • People driving should expect single lane closures depending on where crews are working.
  • People biking can expect temporary lane shifts.
  • People walking,running and rolling on the bridge can expect intermittent, short-term delays.

Expect delays when traveling through the area. For your safety and the safety of our crews, please exercise caution and slow down as you travel through the area.


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Overnight closures of I-35W and I-94 begin Sept. 30

Beginning 10 p.m. Mon, Sept. 30, eastbound I-94 will close between I-394 and I-35W through 5 a.m. Tue, Oct. 1.
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Metro – 35W@94 Downtown to Crosstown in Minneapolis: 2017-2021 construction

Overnight closures of I-35W and I-94 begin Sept. 30

As crews continue to pour the bridge deck on the new flyover bridge from northbound I-35W to westbound I-94, we need a few overnight closures of I-35W and I-94:

  • Beginning 10 p.m. Mon, Sept. 30, eastbound I-94 will close between I-394 and I-35W through 5 a.m. Tue, Oct. 1. Access to/from downtown Minneapolis and I-35W will also be closed during that time.
  • Beginning 10 p.m. Tue, Oct. 1, southbound I-35W will close between I-94 and Hwy 62 through 12:01 a.m. Wed, Oct. 2.
  • Beginning 12:01 a.m. Wed, Oct. 2, eastbound I-94 will close again between I-394 and I-35W through 5 a.m. the same day.

*All closures are weather permitting and subject to change.

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From Cinnamon Buns to Viking Runes



The Vikings Begin … to End

See it now! Only on view through Sunday, October 27

Women warriors, expert craftspeople, innovative traders – the Vikings were more than the stereotypical image of marauding invaders. The Vikings Begin exhibition at the American Swedish Institute informs us about early Viking society through a collection of centuries-old artifacts combined with cutting-edge research, and it will only be here for one more month. If you haven’t seen it yet, or want to experience it again, visit ASI before the exhibition closes on October 27.

Discover more about runes and Viking society with fascinating programming:

Henrik Williams: “The Vikings Begin … with Runes”
Friday, September 27, 6:30 p.m.
Learn about runic items from around the world with Henrik Williams, an authority in Old Norse languages and a Professor of Scandinavian Languages at Sweden’s Uppsala University.

$10 ASI members / $15 non-members. More info and registration.

Viking University Day II
Saturday, October 5, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
This morning of lectures by some of the world’s foremost experts focuses on aspects of Viking-Age society that expand beyond the exhibition, including real people in the Viking Age, Old Norse sagas, archaeology and the Vikings in North America. Click here for the list of presenters and the subjects of their talks.
$50 ASI members / $60 non-members / $15 students. Register here.

Benjamin Teitelbaum: “White Gods: Vikings in the Far-Right Imagination”
Saturday, October 26, 3-4 p.m.

Dr. Benjamin Teitelbaum’s research focuses on contemporary radical nationalism, and he will share how certain groups have co-opted and twisted Viking mythology and symbolism.

$10 ASI members / $15 non-members. More info and registration.

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Also on View
Engaging exhibitions through October 27

Safeguard: Plants, Process and Regeneration
Explore the connection between people, places and plants in the work of three local artists – Lisa Philander, Jess Hirsch and Julie Reneé Benda – and join them for an activation of the exhibition on October 5.

Garrison Ceramics Collection
View pieces of mid-century Scandinavian ceramics from a mix of well-known artists.

Vikings Museum
Skål (Skol) to the MN Vikings football team in a pop-up exhibition with items from the Eagan museum’s collection.

All exhibitions are included in the price of ASI admission.

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Nordic Handcraft Workshops

The weather is getting cooler and the days are getting shorter, so why not cozy up with a craft class? From working with wood to felting pillows, there are plenty of opportunities at ASI to learn new skills, perfect existing ones and connect with like-minded makers. We also have drop-in community craft sessions where you can bring your own works-in-progress for a productive morning or evening.

Click here to view all of our Nordic Handcraft Workshops.

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Language & Culture

Swedish Genealogy Weekend
Saturday, Sept. 28 & Sun, Sept. 29
SwedGen, a group of Swedish genealogists, will be at ASI this weekend to give talks and conduct individual research sessions to help you discover your Swedish ancestors. Sign up now (it’s not too late!) for group lectures on Sunday and call 612-871-4907 to register for private sessions on Saturday.

Introduction to Swedish
Sunday, Oct. 13, 3-5 p.m.
This 2-hour class will give you an overview of the Swedish language – learn some phrases and pick up basic grammar.
$15 ASI members / $18 non-members. Register here.

Teen TräffKanelbullens Dag
Sunday, October 13, 2-4 p.m.
This new activity group is for teens interested in Swedish culture. Sign up with a friend and spend a Sunday afternoon baking cinnamon buns!
$10 ASI members / $15 non-members. Register here.

Swedish speakers should also check out the once-a-month Språkstugan program.

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Swede Hollow Events with Ola Larsmo
Ola Larsmo’s award-winning novel Swede Hollow was published in Sweden in 2016 and recently translated into English. We’re excited to welcome the author to ASI on October 9 for the Minneapolis launch of his book’s English version, published by the University of Minnesota Press!

Afternoons at ASI: Ola Larsmo

Wednesday, October 9, 1-2 p.m.

This month’s program includes a talk by Ola Larsmo.

Included in museum admission.

Swede Hollow Book Launch

Wednesday, October 9, 7 p.m.

Hear a talk and reading by Ola Larsmo, followed by a Q&A, reception and book signing. Also included is a performance of an aria from Ann Millikan’s opera, Swede Hollow, by Lukas Jaeger and accompanied by the Mill City String Quartet.

$15 ASI members / $20 non-members. Register here.

Copies of Swede Hollow can be purchased in the ASI Museum Store.

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Youth & Family
Crafts, play dates & more for all ages

Kanelbullens Dag Preschool Program
Friday, October 4, 10-11:30 a.m.
This month’s adult/child program coincides with the “Swedest” day of the year – Cinnamon Bun Day, or Kanelbullens Dag! Children ages 3-5 and their important adults will celebrate this beloved pastry and utilize all five senses.
$15 ASI member youth / $20 non-members / adults free (limit 2 adults per child). Register here.

Starting with Slöjd: Fall Mobiles
Sunday, October 13, 1-2 p.m.
A monthly craft program for the younger set! In October, kids in grades K-3 can make fall-themed mobiles out of grapevine leaves and found objects.
$10 ASI member youth / $15 non-member youth.Register here.

Nordic Handcraft Workshop: Improvisational Hand Quilting, Intergenerational Edition
Saturday, October 19, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Learn the basics of hand quilting and some guidelines to create an “arrangement” for a unique patchwork top. This class, held over MEA weekend, is especially designed for intergenerational pairs or groups – a great activity for youth ages 13+ and their important adults to work side-by-side while learning something new.
More details about the class, including pricing and registration links.

Kids at the Caste: Things That Go Bump in The Night
Friday, October 18 & Saturday, October 19, 9-10 a.m.
This action-packed kids and family creative playtime is inspired by the season and encourages adventurous young minds with storytime and activities including a flashlight seek-and-find through the Turnblad Mansion.
$8 per family; no registration required.

Babies at the Castle
Friday, October 25, 9:15-10 a.m.
It’s the last chance to carry your baby (up to 15 months) through The Vikings Begin exhibition. Stay after the tour for sensory play and visit the Family Gallery.

$15 for caregiver and baby / $10 for one additional adult. Register here.

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The Holidays Are Coming to ASI

Register now for the following programs to experience the magic of the season:

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Cinnamon Bun Day at FIKA
Friday, October 4

It’s the “Swedest” day of the year! Celebrate Kanelbullens Dag, or Cinnamon Bun Day, with a freshly baked cinnamon/cardamom roll from FIKA. These beloved pastries will be available for purchase beginning at 8:30 a.m. until supplies last.

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Happy Gnome Notes

At the ASI Museum Store

Correspond with cute cards from local illustrator Kristen Sevig. The notecards come in 4 designs with 2 of each included in the package (plus envelopes). Printed in St. Paul on 100% recycled paper.

Please note: The ASI Museum Store will be closed on Tuesday, October 1, for inventory.


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Midtown Weekly Crime Report and Community Announcements, Week Ending September 23, 2019

Greetings from John B at Midtown Safety Center! Here is the Midtown weekly crime report with community announcements for the week ending 9-23-19.

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

Reported serious crime in Midtown decreased this week but violent crime increased. Here are the details:

  • There were 20 Part 1 (most serious) crimes this week, down from 21 last week and up from 15 two weeks ago.
  • 6 violent crimes were reported-1 robbery and 5 aggravated assaults. There were 4 violent crimes last week.
  • 60% of the Part 1 crimes this week were non-violent thefts.
  • Police took 9 offenders in Midtown into custody this week.
  • 5 of these arrests were for felony crimes.
  • The 3rd Precinct continued to have 1 focused enforcement zone in Midtown.

We are very pleased to announce that bilingual Domestic Violence Advocate Kerry Gamarra from CLUES will have Monday office hours at Midtown Safety Center beginning September 30.

I have included announcements from 9 local organizations this week and 1 from the MPD’s 3rd Precinct. Please see the report (below and attached) for more details on these items:

· The Society of Saint Vincent DePaul Twin Cities invites everyone to their 15th Annual Feast Day Celebration on Friday, September 27 and to the Friends of the Poor Walk/Runon Saturday, September 28. Enjoy a free taco lunch afterwards!

· The Midtown FarmersMarkets Saturday Marketon Saturday, September 28 has a special focus on preserving produce. You can also enjoy the Market’s unique mix of entertainment, community tables and, of course, outstanding fresh food. The Market will also be open on Tuesday, October 1 (.

· CANDO and Plant-Grow-Share invites the community to the Plant-Grow-Share Annual Harvest Feast, the free celebration of another great year of urban gardening, on Saturday, September 28. Then on Saturday, October 5, it’s time to beautify the neighborhood at the second Central Neighborhood Clean Up Day.

· The B.R.A.V.E Foundation examines drug use in the Somali community at Overdose: Understanding the Opioid Crisis, 2nd Series on Sunday, September 29. A variety of guest speakers will share their expertise.

· 3rd Precinct leadership and staff invite the community to the 3rd Precinct Advisory Council (3PAC)meeting on Monday, September 30. This is a great chance to meet new Inspector Scott McGinty and learn about local policing.

· In the Heart of the Beast encourages people interested in the future of the MayDay celebration to enjoy MayDay Council: Talks and Treats on Tuesday, October 1. Get your questions answered and learn about the future planning process.

· Midtown Global offers tips on living a healthy life at Backyard Community Health Hub Dialogue-Diabetes on Thursday, October 3. A week later, on Thursday, October 10 it’s time for Neighborhood Night: On the Day You Were Born, based on the well-loved children’s book by Debra Frasier.

· Looking for live music and family fun? Check out Corcoran Neighborhood Organization’s Blocktoberfeston Sunday, October 6.

· The Energy Efficient Cohort offers a very comprehensive look at reducing energy costs at home in The Invisible Cost of Housing: Creative Tools to Lower Energy Bills & Protect Community Healthon Monday, October 7.

· PPNA holds its annual Powderhorn Community Gatheringon Thursday, October 10. It’s an opportunity to enjoy a community meal and serve the community by joining the Board of Directors.

· Be sure to save the date of Saturday, October 12 for this year’s Phillips Clean Sweep and Volunteer Lunch/Resource Fair. You and your neighbors can make a difference!

I always appreciate your announcements and comments!

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

Feel free to contact me if you need (non-emergency) help from the Minneapolis Police Department or have any questions about crime or policing in Midtown. Thank you!

John R. Baumann

Midtown Community Safety Center

Minneapolis Police Department

2949 Chicago Ave. S

Minneapolis, MN 55407



Midtown Area Crime Report and Announcements

Week of 9-17 to 9-23-19

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

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

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

Summary of Part 1* Crimes in Midtown

  • 20 Part 1 crimes reported. Down from 21 last week.
  • Part 1 crimes breakdown: Robbery-1, aggravated assault-5, burglary-1, auto theft-1, larceny/theft-12.
  • 60% of Part 1 crimes were non-violent thefts.
  • 6 violent crimes reported. Up from 4 last week.
  • Violent crime breakdown: Robbery-1, aggravated assault-5.
  • Aggravated assault breakdown: Domestic-1, non-domestic-4.
  • 9 offenders total arrested and taken into custody by MPD.
  • 5 of these werearrests for felony crimes, marked in yellow.

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

Midtown Part 1 Crime Details

Violent Crimes

Robbery (1)

9-18, 10:39 pm Lake St E & Park Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood) The victim stated that the arrestee [Kalvin
Daniel White Bull]
and the suspect picked him up and pushed him into the corner of the bus shelter and then went through his pockets. The loss was an i-Phone with case (both recovered) and cash.

Aggravated Assault (5)

9-17, 1:18 am Lake St E & Hiawatha Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood) Officers responded to a stabbing call and determined that the victim and the suspect were in a fight. The suspect stabbed the victim 3 times.

9-17, 9:50 pm 31xx Clinton Ave S (Central neighborhood) Domestic The suspect and the victim are married. They got into an argument and the suspect strangled the victim, causing her to lose consciousness.

9-20, 1:25 am 29xx 18th Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood) The victim was standing outside his car when the unknown suspect fired two shots at him from a vehicle travelling north on 18th Ave.

9-23, 11:30 am 9xx Lake St E (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) The identified suspect, a delivery driver for a food service, got into an argument with a restaurant worker. The suspect punched the victim twice, causing him to lose consciousness.

9-23, 8:24 pm 22xx Lake St E (East Phillips neighborhood) The known suspect and the victim got into an argument and the suspect pushed, punched and stomped the victim.

Property Crimes

Burglary (1)

Between 9-21, 4:00 pm and 9-23, 7:30 am 28xx Cedar Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood) Burglary of a secured room in a garage. Entry: Unknown. No sign of forced entry. Loss: 2 bicycles, a bike helmet and bike parts.

Auto Theft (1)

Between 9-22, 6:00 pm and 9-23, 9:00 am 30xx 17th Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) The vehicle was recovered before the victim knew it had been stolen. It had been involved in a hit and run accident on 9-22-19.

Theft/Larceny (12)

Bike Theft

9-16 28xx Cedar Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood)


9-17 10xx Lake St E (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)

9-19 18xx Lake St E (East Phillips neighborhood)

Theft from Motor Vehicle

9-19 29xx Chicago Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)

Theft from Person

9-19 30xx 10th Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)

Other Theft

9-17 31xx 19th Ave S (Corcoran neighborhood)

9-17 10xx Lake St E (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)

9-17 31xx 19th Ave S (Corcoran neighborhood)

9-18 29xx 12th Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)

9-20 22xx Lake St E (Corcoran neighborhood)

9-20 28xx Cedar Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood)

9-23 8xx Lake St E (Powderhorn Park neighborhood)

MPD Arrests in Midtown This Week

Arrestees Taken into Custody (5 Felony, 9 Total)

9-18, 12:59 pm 29th St E & 14th Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) Theresa Alice Spike: Multiple Felony Warrants.

9-18, 8:46 pm 29th St E & 16th Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood) Relondo Devon Hall: Federal Warrant, Misdemeanor Warrant.

9-18, 10:39 pm Lake St E & Park Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood) Kalvin Daniel White Bull: Robbery of Person (Felony).

9-18, 11:01 pm 31st St E & Longfellow Ave S (Corcoran neighborhood) Lamario Lamont Calhoun: Narcotics Violation (Felony).

9-19, 12:00 pm 30xx 13th Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) Eric Wilson: Possession of Stolen Motor Vehicle (Felony); Soleil Brillant Martin Tampering with a Motor Vehicle, 1 Gross Misdemeanor Warrant (for 5th Degree Drugs), 1 Misdemeanor Warrant (for Domestic Violence).

9-21, 1:25 am Lake St E & Bloomington Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood) Heather Linde Ledford: Narcotics Violation (Felony), 1 Felony Warrant (for Drugs).

9-22, 4:33 am 28xx Park Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood) Gustavo Adolfo Montes Amaya: Terroristic Threats (Felony), Narcotics Violation (Felony).

9-22, 7:48 pm 29xx Chicago Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) Juvenile: 5th Degree Domestic Assault.

Focused Enforcement in Midtown

Midtown’s Lake Street area had 1 focused enforcement area for violent crime this week, 29th St E to 31st St E, Clinton Ave S to Bloomington Ave S.

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.

• Focus area extended to Clinton Ave S

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

• Request mobile camera be placed at Lake St and Park Ave.

• Mobile camera has been placed at Lake St & Clinton Ave.

Investigative Tactics

CRT-Details focusing on Lake St utilizing Precinct cameras & ongoing CRT focus on livability/nuisance crimes.

• Continued CRT details along Lake St E, near 12th Ave to Bloomington Ave.

• Mid‐week multi‐unit details will be conducted focused in Hot Spots.

Problem Properties

• Neighborhood Coordination Officers followed up on:

  • 15xx Lake St E
  • 29xx Oakland Ave S


CLUES Domestic Violence Advocate to Have Office Hours at Midtown Safety Center

We’re very happy to announce that Kerry Gamarra, a bilingual advocate from our neighbor CLUES, will be at the Center on Mondays, 9:00 am to noon beginning September 30. Kerry can help victims with a wide range of issues related to domestic assault. Please help us spread the word.

Community Events and Announcements

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Twin Cities

15th Annual Feast Day Celebration Friday, September 27, 5:00 to 8:30 pm. Nativity of Our Lord, 1900 Stanford Ave, St. Paul.

5:00 pm Mass, 6:00 pm Fellowship/Dinner and Silent Auction. Special preview of our EWTN episode. Please respond yes or no to Serina Drake, 612-803-3648 or serinadrake.

Friends of the Poor Walk/Run Saturday, September 28, 10 am. Saint Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, 2939 12th Ave S. Register at 10:00 am; 1.5 mile walk/run begins at 10:30 am. There is a free taco lunch afterwards and every participant gets a free ticket for the raffle.

Midtown Farmers Market

Saturday MarketSaturday, September 28, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. 3032 Minnehaha Ave S.

September means peak produce in Minnesota, however we can feel the weather starting to change and as the season starts to wind down a bit. This Saturday, we invite you to learn how to can and preserve your market bounty from Upper Mississippi Specialty Fruit’s own Darla! Find Darla at our Community Table tents from 8am-1pm at the market. She’ll share her knowledge, helpful tips, and have plenty of reference books on hand. We’ll also have canning jars available for free!

On the Market Stage, you can enjoy a Cooking Demo, 9:00 am to 10:00 am and Douala Soul Collective, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Learn about Market Science, Master Gardeners, Anti-War Committee, Longfellow Community Council (Market sponsor)and How-To Preserve @ the Market, with Darla from UMSF Preserves at Community Tables. And don’t forget the great fresh food!

The Market will also be open on Tuesdays through October 29, 3:00 to 6:30 pm.


Plant-Grow-Share Annual Harvest Feast Saturday, September 28, 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Hosmer Garden, 36th St E & 4th Ave S.

FREE event! What feeds you? Let’s celebrate another fruitful season of urban food growing & community building! Meal prepared by Chef Tony. Meet & Mingle-5:30 pm, Harvest Feast by the Fire-6:00 pm, Stories & Music-7:00 pm. Bring chair/blanket if needed. Seeds to share.

Central Neighborhood Clean Up Day Saturday, October 5, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. CANDO office, 3715 Chicago Ave S.

Lend a hand to pick up trash in Central while getting to know your neighbors. Meet at 10 am to get garbage bags, gloves and coffee or cider. At the end of the clean up we’ll return to CANDO to enjoy some snacks. This event is a collaboration with Litter Be Gone.

B.R.A.V.E. Foundation

Overdose: Understanding the Opioid Crisis, 2nd Series Sunday, September 29, 11:00am to 3:00 pm. Abubakar As-Sadique Islamic Center, 2824 13th Ave S

A discussion on the drug/opioid crisis in the Somali community. Youth and parents are encouraged to attend. Speakers include Abyan Bashir, psychotherapist; Imam Mowlid Khalif Ali, Abubakar As-Sadique Islamic Center; Zamzam Ahmed, Alliance Wellness Center; Hibat Sharif, Ramsey Public Health and Nadira Mohamed, University of Minnesota.

Minneapolis Police Department-3rd Precinct

3rd Precinct Advisory Council (3PAC) Monday, September 30, 6:30 to 8:00 pm. 3rd Precinct Station, 3000 Minnehaha Ave. This is a great chance to learn more about local policing! Hear from Lt Grant Snyder on his work with homeless and vulnerable populations, new Inspector Sean McGinty on the state of the Precinct, Sgt Aaron Collins of the CRT team on drug and prostitution enforcement and more. All welcome!

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre

MayDay Council: Talk & Treats Tuesday, October 1, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. In the Heart of the Beast, 1500 Lake St E

Join HOBT and our partners Free Black Dirt (Erin Sharkey, Junauda Petrus-Nasah, and Lisa Brimmer) for informal gatherings as we enter a time of metamorphosis to shape a more equitable and resilient MayDay. Together we’ll dive into:

  • How we came to the decision to take a year off from producing MayDay and why we think this is the BEST way to ensure a healthy future for the MayDay Celebration
  • The work of the new MayDay Council, who we hope will be on that team, and how you can shape the future of MayDay by nominating folks in your community to the MayDay Council
  • Your questions! If you missed our public meeting, have questions or concerns about the future of MayDay, this is the time to connect in person

Nominations are open for the new MayDay Council!

Over a two-year term, the MayDay Council will partner with HOBT in designing a new approach to the planning and production of future MayDay events based on principles of equity, justice, and collaboration.

Read more about the council and make a nomination here.

Midtown Global Market

Backyard Community Health Hub Dialogue-DiabetesThursday, October 3, 5:30 to 7:30 pm. 920 Lake St E.

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

Neighborhood Night: On the Day You Were BornThursday, October 10, 5:30 to 7:30 pm. 920 Lake St E. Based on the award-winning children’s book by Debra Frasier, the story explores the scientific phenomena that unfolded on the day “you” entered the world. This toy theater production combines puppetry, poetry and music that celebrate the natural miracle of the earth. The author’s radiant collage illustrations translate to a miniature stage as puppeteers open trick boxes releasing the wonders described in the book. Performed in English by Esther Ouray & Julie Boada. Come for the show and stay for the “Make-n-Take” workshop based on that day’s puppet show theme. You’ll leave with your own puppet creation to take home. See the Facebook event:

Corcoran Neighborhood Organization (CNO)

Blocktoberfest Sunday, October 6, 12:00 to 6:00 pm. Chatterbox Pub, 2229 35th St E

Join Corcoran Neighborhood Organization, Chatterbox and Blackbird Music for some FREE family fun and live music. We will be on the corner of 23rd Ave and 35th Street!

Energy Efficient Cohort

The Invisible Cost of Housing: Creative Tools to Lower Energy Bills & Protect Community Health Monday, October 7, 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Hosmer Library, 347 36th St E.

Presentations and Activities by:

  • Tammy Agard, EEtility: Learn about the Pay-As-You-Save program for making energy-efficient improvements without upfront cost or credit score
  • Gary Ambach, Slipstream: Learn about the EcoAdvocate program that pays tenants to organize, educate, and improve energy efficiency in their own rental housing
  • Laura Tiano, Growing Up Healthy: How community organizing helped to win efficiency improvements for a manufactured housing park in Faribault, MN
  • David Haeg: Designing programs to help efficiency resources reach residents in Chicago during his time at Ellevate Energy
  • Marti Frank, Efficiency for Everyone: Information on the Shift Model of offering rebates at time of sale for energy-efficient appliances

Free and open to the public. Interpreter service available upon request; please contact Kelly Muellman at kelly.meullman.

Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association (PPNA)

Powderhorn Community Gathering Thursday, October 10, 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Powderhorn Park, 3400 15th Ave S.

You’re invited to celebrate Powderhorn with PPNA! Our annual community gathering brings together the people of Powderhorn to elect members to the Board of Directors and enjoy a community meal. Consider Board service as a way to give back to your community! Complete the short nomination form linked here, and attend the Gathering on October 10th.

SAVE the date!

Phillips Clean Sweep and Volunteer Lunch/Resource Fair

Saturday, October 12, 9:00 am to 1:30 pm.

Wellna Ace Hardware Parking Lot and Lutheran Social Services

Meet your neighbors, pick up litter and clean your neighborhood!

Get a free T-shirt, enjoy free breakfast and lunch and learn about community resources!

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Released Level 3 Sex Offender at 28xx Park Ave S, Phillips West Neighborhood: AUSTIN TROY HARDIMON

Hello from John B at Midtown Safety Center. We have learned that released Level 3 sex offender Austin Troy Hardimon is now living on the 2800 block of Park Ave S in the Phillips West neighborhood. Please note that neither the Minneapolis Police Department nor Hennepin County Corrections decide where released Level 3 sex offenders will reside.

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 Hardiman’s release pursuant to Minnesota Statute 244.052. This is meant to provide information, not increase fear.

Hardimon has a history of sexual contact, including sexual touching, with unknown female adults. He also has a history of exposing himself. He has approached victims in public and has used force to gain compliance.

Hardimon has served his court sentence and was released from custody in 2004. He is reporting to Supervision Agent Damian Diluzio, 612-348-4130. Hardimon is not wanted by police at this time.

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 612-825-6138 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

2949 Chicago Ave. S

Minneapolis, MN 55407



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: 6′ 3″
Eyes: Brown
Weight: 350 lbs.
Hair: Black
Complexion: Dark
Build: Large
Registration Statute(s): 609.345
Investigating Agency: Minneapolis Police Department
Last Release from Confinement Date: 05/18/2004
Supervision Agent: Local supervision agent: Damian Diluzio – 612-348-4130
Offense: Austin Hardimon has a history of sexual contact with unknown adult females. Contact included sexual touching. Hardimon also has a history of exposure. Subsequent offense involving Hardimon and accomplices holding an unknown adult male against his will and robbing him. Hardimon gained access by approaching some victims in public places and has gained compliance through use of force.
Address: 2800 block of Park Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407
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.

Hardimon, Austin PFS.DOC

MnDOT I-35W@94 project update


This is an update for the I-35W@94 project. I have included some other projects in Hennepin County for those interested.

Please check for real-time updates and the project web page. All closures are weather permitting and subject to change.

We have some openings to announce for the I-35W@94 project:

Fourth Avenue/10th Street ramp to I-35W south

The ramp from Fourth Avenue and 10th Street to I-35W south is expected to open by 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26. This is a key ramp from downtown Minneapolis to I-35W. It is opening two years ahead of schedule. MnDOT will continue to need short-term closures of the ramp but it will remain mostly open for the remainder of the project.

40th Street Pedestrian and bicycle bridge

The 40th Street pedestrian and bicycle bridge is expected to open in early October. The bridge is opening one year ahead of schedule. The bridge was demolished in August 2018. The new bridge is wider and has better accessibility. Locals artists have been commissioned to create artwork for the bridge. The artwork will start appearing next year. The bridge is a key crossing point for people in south Minneapolis.

Here is the list with highlighted updates:


· I-94 east is closed between I-394 and I-35W from 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26 to 5 a.m. Friday, Sept, 27

· The ramp from I-35W north to 3rd Street is closed from Sept. 25-26. See item below highlighted in light blue for more info about city of Minneapolis project.

· The ramp from I-35W north to 3rd/4th/Washington is closed 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 to 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30.

· The ramp from Highway 55 west to Washington Avenue and Third Street is closed from 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 to 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30

· I-35W south is closed from 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 to 5 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 from Highway 62 to I-94.

· The ramp from I-35W north to downtown at Fifth Avenue, 11th and East Grant Streets is closed from 10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1.

· The ramp from downtown Minneapolis to I-35W south is closed from 10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1

· I-94 east between I-394 and I-35W is closed from 10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1.

· I-35W south is closed between I-94 and Highway 62 from 10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct 1 to midnight, Wednesday, Oct. 2.

· I-94 east between I-394 and I-35W is closed from 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday Oct. 2.


Please visit the web page for local Minneapolis street closures. Note: Lake Street will close near I-35W overnight Tuesday.

Here are some updates on some other projects in Hennepin County:

MnDOT projects:

I-94 Maple Grove to Clearwater

· Update Watch for overnight lane closures of I-94 in both directions starting at 7 p.m. and ending at noon westbound between Maple Grove and Rogers. These are nightly except Saturday night.

· I-94 east is reduced to one lane along the median between Wright County Road 19 and Highway 241 in St. Michael 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly through Nov. 1.

· I-94 west is reduced to one lane along the median or shoulder between Highway 241 in St. Michael and Wright County Road 19 in Albertville through Nov. 1, Monday through Fridays.

· Central Avenue bridge over Highway 12 Wayzata

· Update The Central Avenue/County Road 101 bridge is closed until early November. See web page for detours.

· The ramp from Highway 12 west to County Road 101 south is closed through Oct. 25.

· The ramp from Highway 12 east to County Road 101 south is closed through Oct. 25.

I-35W Noise walls Bloomington

· Update Upcoming: Work will resume near 106th Street ramp in Bloomington in October. Work on all other noise walls on the project is complete.

I-94 Highway 280 to Western Ave.

· Weekend closure I-94 east is closed between Highway 280 and I-35E from 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 to 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30

I-35W Fifth Street Bridge Minneapolis

· The 5th Street pedestrian bridge over I-35W is closed until late September.

I-94 Minneapolis 22nd and 25th Avenue bridges


· NEW Work will start in mid-October

MnDOT maintenance:

Highway 169 Bloomington

Highway 55 in Plymouth

· Updated Highway 55 in both directions is closed between Hennepin County Road 61 and Larch Lane North from 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4. This is for culvert repair. Please follow detour.

Highway 100 Edina

· The left lane of Highway 100 south is closed between 77th Street and Benton Avenue from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24

· The left lane and left shoulder of Highway 100 south is closed near the Nine Mile Creek Trail from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27.

I-94 Minneapolis

· NEW The left shoulder and left two lanes of I-94 west are closed between Lowry Avenue and 49th Avenue from 9 :30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26 to 4:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27.

The next three closures are for ramp paving:

Highway 7 Minnetonka

· NEW The ramps from Highway 7 east to Baker Road and from Baker Road to Highway 7 east will close at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1.

· NEW The ramps from Highway 7 west to Baker Road and the Lake Street extension to Highway 7 west will close at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1 to 5 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2.

Highway 212 Eden Prairie

· NEW The ramp from Highway 212 east to I-494 east is closed from 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2 to 5 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3.

I-494/I-35W Bloomington

· NEW The ramps from I-494 west to I-35W south and the ramp from I-35W north to I-494 west are closed from 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 to 5 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4.

Projects by other jurisdictions affecting MnDOT highways and ramps:

I-35W Minneapolis (11th Avenue bridge repair) (Minneapolis project

· The ramp from I-35W north to Third Street and Fourth Street is closed Sept. 23 to Oct. 11.

· The ramp from Highway 55 west to Third Street is closed Sept. 23-Oct. 11.

· The ramp from Fourth Street to I-35W south is closed through Sept. 30; then open for a single lane through Oct. 11.

I-494 and Rockford Road bridge (City of Plymouth project)

· The Rockford Road bridge over I-494 is closed until late October.

· Watch for single and double lane closures of I-494 overnight.

I-494 / Highway 100 (Southwest Light rail)

· Highway 62 east is reduced to one lane from Shady Oak Road to Highway 212 until Oct. 22.

· NEW The right lane of the ramp from Valley View Road in Eden Prairie to Highway 212 is closed until Friday, Oct. 4

I-494 Bloomington/Richfield(Orange Line)

· I-494 east between York Avenue and Lyndale Avenue is reduced to a single lane from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily through Sept. 27.

· I-494 west between York Avenue and Lyndale Avenue is reduced to a single lane from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily through Sept. 27.


· The ramp from I-35W south to I-494 west is closed Oct. 16-Nov. 4. Detour: Highway 62 west to Highway 100 south to I-494.

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

Mpls draft Vision Zero traffic safety plan for community input through Oct. 16

Hello community group representatives,

The City of Minneapolis has released a draft Vision Zero Action Plan for public comment. This plan outlines key steps the City will take in the next 3 years to improve traffic safety. Traffic deaths and severe injuries are unacceptable, and the City has a goal to eliminate them on our streets by 2027. The draft plan was developed based on analysis of crashes, local and national best practices, and engagement with more than 3,000 people over the last year.

Draft Vision Zero Action Plan strategies include:

  • Reducing speed limits.
  • Making safety improvement on streets with the most severe and fatal crashes.
  • Addressing most unsafe traffic behaviors that lead to the most severe and fatal crashes.
  • Seeking to implement automated traffic enforcement.

Resources to support engagement on the plan

We recognize the value you bring in connecting with and engaging community members. We want to support you in engaging your community around the draft Vision Zero Action Plan if you are interested. Here are some materials to support discussing the draft plan as part of meeting, including easy ways for you to share feedback received in discussions. We are accepting comments on the plan through October 16.

I hope you’ll also consider sharing information about the draft plan through your social media and email channels. Below is an email with basic information and comment opportunities that you can pull from as helpful. Here is an intro Twitter thread if helpful and intro Facebook post.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

To safe streets,

Ethan Fawley

Vision Zero Program Coordinator

City of Minneapolis – Department of Public Works

Office: 612-673-5983

Cell: 612-394-3895


From: City of Minneapolis <>
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To: Fawley, Ethan S <>
Subject: Draft Vision Zero Action Plan for traffic safety

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Draft Vision Zero Action Plan available

Vision Zero Action Plan coverTraffic deaths and severe injuries are unacceptable. Together, we can make our streets safe for everyone.

Today, we’re releasing the draft Vision Zero Minneapolis Action Plan, which outlines steps we’ll take in the next 3 years to make progress towards our goal to eliminate traffic deaths and severe injuries on our streets.

The draft plan was developed by City staff across multiple departments with significant input and direction from community stakeholders, partner agencies, and the public. Thanks to the more than 3,000 people who shared feedback on traffic safety with us over the last 14 months to help shape this plan.

Draft Vision Zero Action Plan strategies include:

  • Reducing speed limits.
  • Making safety improvement on streets with the most severe and fatal crashes.
  • Addressing most unsafe traffic behaviors that lead to the most severe and fatal crashes.
  • Seeking to implement automated traffic enforcement.

You can learn more about the draft Vision Zero Action Plan and share your thoughts at

Accepting comments through October 16

We are accepting comments on the draft Vision Zero Action Plan through October 16. You can share feedback online or join us for an open house:

Open House:
Thursday, October 3, 2019: 4:00-6:30 PM
Minneapolis City Hall, Room 319

Online Open House:
Thursday, October 10, 2019: 6:00-6:45 PM
City of Minneapolis Facebook page

For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats please contact visionzero.

People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000.

TTY users can call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626.

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