Phillips West Spring Litter Pick-up this Saturday!

Phillips West Spring Clean-up!

Saturday May 18th 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Free Volunteers’ Breakfast from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m.

Meeting place: The Center for Changing Lives Building (2400 Park Avenue) we will meet in the Centrum Room on the 1st floor of the Building. Since it is weekend the building is closed so please enter from 24th Street side entrance (between Park & Oakland Avenues) as it will be only door open. Please note this is just a litter pick-up. The Bulk Household Item pick-up happens at Phillips Wide Fall Clean Sweep October 12th, 2019.

Block by Block Litter Pick Up!

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

(Trash Bags, Maps & Gloves will be provided)

For more information about the event please call Crystal Windschitl at the PWNO Office (612) 879-5383 or email her at pwno2005

We will see you and your neighbors in May!

Non-Residents and Large Group participation is welcomed too! Rain or Shine Event!

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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Spring Clean Sweep Flyer 2019!.pdf

Support Refugees: Twin Cities World Refugee Day 2019

Get involved with the 13th Annual Twin Cities World Refugee Day!

#TCWRD19 is a festival in July dedicated to celebrating the rich diversity of cultures, stories, and assets refugees bring to Minnesota. Because of the work you do, we wanted to reach out to find out if you or your organization wanted to take advantage of being part of the day and supporting the local community.

The purpose of the festival is to provide a platform for refugee stories and artistic practices, and to honor their lives and raise awareness of the millions of refugees in the world who have been forced to flee their homes. It takes place on July 14th, 2019 from 2pm-7pm in Loring Park. It is free to the public, and features 10+ cultural performances, a resource fair, activities for families, and opportunities to better learn about and connect with the community, and more.

There are a few unique ways to support #TCWRD19 :
Join the TCWRD Resource Fair
Nominate Community Leaders advancing the refugee community
Invite local artists
Come to a Planning Meeting
Share this event and email with others!

We want this event to reflect the whole community, so even if you don’t have time to participate, please share this email so we can get as much input and community voice as possible.
All the information you should need I have provided below. If I missed anything and there are lingering questions, feel free to reach out via email or give me a call! Thanks to everyone for your time and dedication to the refugee community.

Nonprofit Organizations: Join Our Resource Fair!

Join the Twin Cities World Refugee Day festival and celebrate refugees throughout Minnesota
while connecting with the local community!

In addition to celebrating the cultures and experiences of Minnesotan refugees, TCWRD highlights local organizations dedicated to providing opportunities and improving quality of life for immigrant and refugee communities. We invite such organizations to join us in the celebration as a Resource Fair participant.

Registration is set at $50 and organizations will be provided with a table, two chairs, and they will be seated under the Resource Fair tent. More than 40 refugee-serving organizations and over 2,000 community members are expected to attend.

– Festival participants who visit Resource Fair booths will be entered into a prize raffle –

To learn about registration rates and requirements, visit our Evenbrite here
or paste this link into your browser

Nominate a Community Leader

The TCWRD Planning Committee is excited to announce that we will be accepting nominations to recognize amazing refugee community leaders!

Although we live in a world that can feel divided at times, the exceptional efforts and energies of leaders bridge many divides in order to shift us to a collective cultural narrative that welcomes and accepts all.

Visionary Award:
A community leader who has demonstrated visionary leadership to advance equity and justice with and for refugee communities in Minnesota.

Innovator Award:
A community leader who has demonstrated creative and artistic work to advance the stories of refugee communities in new and innovative ways.

Youth Award:
A youth community leader who has demonstrated a commitment to work with youth to advance a vision that unites all communities.

The thousands of refugees who have made Minnesota their home are vital and enriching to the overall fabric of our culture, and we hope to recognize a few of the many outstanding leaders who are working toward equity, inclusion and justice for all.

Nominations accepted through June 1st. Leaders will receive an award and speak on July 14th.

Click Here to Submit Your Nominations

or paste this link into your browser

Calling all Artists and Craft Vendors
Performing Artists:
TCWRD is looking for performers to be featured on our cultural stage!

We are looking for performers that represent countries and communities throughout the world that have a home here in the Twin Cities.

Submissions can be singing, dance, interpretive performance, spoken word, or any other live performance.

To Audition:
Send an email to alexis.kleinschmidt
A recorded demo, your name/group name, a bit about your group, your performance rate, and why you want to perform at TCWRD

Submissions accepted through June 1st

Visual Artists and Craft Vendors:
Both visual artists and craft vendors can register for the event via the TCWRD Eventbrite

If selling their work, they should register under “Art & Craft Vendor”, if they are simply displaying their work, they can register as an “Exhibitor”

All registrants will be provided a table and chairs. If you will need extra accommodations for your art or any exhibits, please reach out to alexis.kleinschmidt.

Click Here to Register

or paste this link into your browser

Want to get your organization involved? Join the Planning Committee!
Twin Cities World Refugee Day is a festival designed by and for the community. The event planning team takes advice, insight, and ideas from a diverse planning committee, who are either from the refugee community or work closely with them.
As the committee is providing advice, we encourage the community to join the team at any time!
Future meeting dates: May 7th, June 9th, and July 11th
All meetings are Tuesdays and held from 5pm-7pm at CAPIs second office, 3702 East Lake Street, Minneapolis
Let Lexi at alexis.kleinschmidt know if youre planning on coming by

Lexi Kleinschmidt
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Special Projects Coordinator, CAPIUSA
Public Allies AmeriCorps Fellow

Office: 612.721.0122 Direct: 651.261.3169
CAPI Immigrant Opportunity Center: 5930 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Center, MN 55429
Lake Street: 3702 East Lake St., Minneapolis, MN 55406

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Ride with Us!

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Hi neighborhood groups!

We’re hosting a bike tour of the 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown project for the afternoon commute on Bike to Work Day and would love to see people from your neighborhoods! Here is a link to the Facebook Page and additional information is listed below.


Event name: Bike to work day with Mayor Frey!
Location: 425 Portland Ave S, Minneapolis (The Commons)
Starts: 5/17/19 4:00pm
Ends: 5/17/19 6:00pm

MnDOT and the City of Minneapolis are hosting a bike tour of the 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown project to celebrate Bike to Work Day. Join Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and MnDOT Engineer Aaron Tag on your commute home and get an up-close and informative view of the project.

Riders will stop at Franklin Steele Park to learn about construction and get a good view of the I-35W/I-94 interchange followed by a stop on the Midtown Greenway under I-35W. Here, participants will learn about the new Lake Street Transit Station, Orange Line and connection to the Midtown Greenway.

Space is limited so reserve your spot today by emailing Tess.Nejedlo. Reservations are required.

Tour schedule:
Registration begins at 4:00 p.m. All riders need to be registered and have their bikes safety checked by 4:30 p.m.
The tour begins at 4:30 p.m. at The Commons in downtown Minneapolis and will end at 6:00 p.m. at the intersection of I-35W and the Midtown Greenway.
Riders are encouraged to join Lake Street Council for a taco stop at Taqueria la Hacienda (334 E. Lake Street #101 Minneapolis). Meals at own expense.

This event is part of the 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown project between 43rd St. and 15th St. in Minneapolis. Click here for more information.

Event Partners:
Minnesota Department of Transportation, City of Minneapolis and Lake Street Council

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


This is an update for the I-35W@94 email list. The web page is here:

You will find several other Hennepin County project updates below if you are interested.

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


· Access to Fifth Avenue South from I-35W north is scheduled to close at 6 a.m. Monday, April 22, weather permitting. Access to 11th Street and East Grant Street remain open.
· I-35W south will be closed between I-94 and Highway 62 from 10 p.m. Thursday, April 18 to 5 a.m. Friday, April 19.
· I-35W north will be closed between I-94 and Highway 62 from 10 p.m. Friday, April 19 to 5 a.m. Saturday, April 20.

Please check the web page for a number of local street closures.

· Crews are working 24 hours between 43rd Street and I-94 until further notice.

· I-35W in both directions will be closed between I-94 and Highway 62 from 10 p.m. Friday, April 26 through 5 a.m. Monday, April 29. This is for utility and drainage work.

Highway 62 France Avenue bridge

· The ramps connecting Highway 62 and France Ave. on the north side will be closed three months. The ramps on the south side will be closed until mid-June.
· France Avenue is closed from 60th Street in Edina to 65th Street. Local traffic will be able to access their residences and driveways.

Note: The detours for the bridge closure take motorists through neighborhoods. Please drive with care and be good neighbors while going through the city streets.

I-94 Maple Grove to Clearwater

· Westbound shoulder closures of I-94 between Fish Lake Road in Maple Grove and Highway 101 in Rogers will happen from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays through Friday, May 3.
· Eastbound shoulder closures of I-94 from Highway 101 in Rogers to Fish Lake Road in Maple Grove from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Friday, May 3.

I-35W Noise wall repairs in Bloomington
· The northbound right lane of I-35W in Bloomington is closed between 90th Street and 82nd Street until mid-May.
· Check the web page for ramp and local street closures.

I-35W Fifth Street bridge
· Ramp from I-35W south to Fourth Street in Minneapolis is closed from 8 p.m. Thursday, April 18 to 5 a.m. Friday, April 19.

Highway 12 sign installation
· The right lane of westbound Highway 12 in Wayzata will be closed from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 between I-494 and Bushaway Road. The ramp from westbound Highway 12 to Carlson Parkway will be closed at 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 until 5 a.m. Wednesday, April 17.

Please let me know if you have any questions.



Dave Aeikens
Minnesota Department of Transportation
Metro Communications and Engagement
Phone: 651-234-7511
Cell: 651-775-1261

MPD Warrant List, 4-15-19

Hello from John B at Midtown Safety Center! Attached is the 4-15-19 warrant list for 3rd and 5th Precincts in Minneapolis, issued by Beth Clark, Paralegal with the Minneapolis City Attorney’s Office.

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

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

Previous lists are inaccurate and should be discarded.

Since the last time a list was released these people wereadded:
Jules Chomilo
Nicole Columbus
Andrew Durant
Kimberly McDaniel
Ryan Mendoza
Lakota Powers

These people were removedfrom the list because they no longer had warrants:
Charles Agard
Georgina Kellum
Benjiman Lagarde
Tamara Vandermoon
Noah Whitefeather

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

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

John R. Baumann
Midtown Community Safety Center
Minneapolis Police Department
2949 Chicago Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Warrant List 4-15-19 docx.pdf