Stevens Square-Loring Heights has been home to Clausen Servicenter for 85 years. Anna Koenning visited the family-run business. “[My dad] thought it was great being in business for yourself because you only had to work half days,” John Clausen Sr. said. “Twelve hours was his idea of half a day.”
If you haven't been getting your mail consistently, it may be due to worker shortages. Readers asked us to look into their mail delivery woes (the a lack of communication around when their letters will and won't be arriving) and a USPS employee told us to tell you to apply to be mail carriers. Fair.
Speaking of engaged readers, Cecelia Caspram submitted an op-ed titled "Why is the City of Minneapolis so committed to its status quo?" in which she argues that the appointment of Heather Johnston to the city coordinator position is an example of systemic racism perpetuating itself. "Within massive systems like the City of Minneapolis, systemic racism persists because inertia, so-called 'collegial relationships,' expediency, and the like usually win the day."
Do you have something to say about what's going on in your neighborhood? Do you wish more people knew about something that you talk about with others? We'd love to work with you on publishing your ideas. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can chat.
LINK ROUNDUP 🔗
Ever wondered what it would be like to learn two-dimensional animation? Check out this short video with a MCAD student. (MCAD).
Hammer & Sickle and The Fremont are probably closed. They are (were?) both owned by Gene Suh. The article blends the work of Wedge LIVE! and The Heavy Table. We love a good collab. (Racket)
If you frequent the BP station on 36th and Lyndale Ave. S., you know it's a special place. Local food, healthy food, decent gas prices. We dug up an article about the place from earlier this year--written by a convenience store news website. You may become a 36 Lyn convert after reading it. (CSP)
Fifth Congressional District State Representative Ilhan Omar was arrested yesterday during a protest outside of the Supreme Court. (WCCO)
Tosca and Chicago's Very Own makes Axios's top 12 list of "new and upcoming" Twin Cities restaurants to check out. (Axios)
COMMUNITY RESOURCES ✊
The Park Board meets today at 5 p.m. and will take up the tree planting resolution that was delayed from an earlier meeting. Also on the docket is approving almost $34,000 in additional funding for the new Bde Maka Ska pavilion construction.
Bde Maka Ska's 32nd Street Beach and Cedar Lake's Main Beach have been temporarily closed after elevated levels of E. coli were found in the water. You can check beach status updates here.
The LHENA Board of Directors is meeting at 6:30 p.m. Go here to join this virtual meeting and view the draft agenda. The public is always welcome to attend.
OUT & ABOUT 🎵
The Lyndale Neighborhood Association is hosting its Summer Celebration tonight at Zion Lutheran Church. It runs from 6 - 7 p.m. We were at a function of theirs a few months ago and it was a blast.
Do you have a golden retriever or love them a lot? It's golden retriever night at Unleashed Hounds & Hops from 5 - 9 p.m.
Friends of Mueller Park are organizing a gardening event tonight that includes pizza for those who lend a hand. Come anytime between 5:30 - 7 p.m. to help weed and garden, and stay for pizza. RSVP so they know how much pizza to order.