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Our web designer extraordinaire, Kevin, created a neighborhood new page, utilizing our beautiful Southwest map. Click on any neighborhood and you will see all of the news we've published in that neighborhood. If you feel like your neighborhood needs more coverage, let us know and we can start brainstorming with you.


Monday Meeting Review

Minneapolis City Council and committees

Did you know the city has an Animal Care and Control Advisory Committee? Well I did not and wanted to share its agenda for tonight with you. They meet quarterly.

The Business, Inspections, Housing, and Zoning Committee meets tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. On the agenda is the appointment of the Housing/Rent Stabilization Work Group and Common Roots is asking to expand its patio seating.

On Wednesday, the Public Health & Safety committee meets Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. and the Charter Commission meets at 4 p.m.

On Thursday, the Public Works & Infrastructure committee meets at 1:30 p.m.

You can access the meetings on City Council TV or the City's YouTube channel.

Hennepin County

The Hennepin County board meets tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. followed by the Regional Railroad Authority.

Hennepin County meetings can be watched live via Microsoft Teams and meetings recordings are also made available.

Met Council

The Met Council meets Wednesday at 4 p.m.

Agenda links include a YouTube video that goes live for each meeting.

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board & Minneapolis Public Schools School Board

No meetings until August.


Per Deena Winter's reporting, the mayor's nominee for the city’s first community safety commissioner faced alleged sexual harassment claims and financial conflicts of interest, according to media reports in other cities he’s worked. (Minnesota Reformer)

Jason DeRusha talked with the mayor and the new community safety commissioner. (WCCO)

Urban Ventures created a program that offers people with a first-time gun possession offense a set of classes that help them understand why they thought owning a gun for protection was the best route for them to take. Graduates of the courses have their record wiped clean. (Minnesota Reformer)

Matthew Melewski, a lawyer with experience in Minnesota land use and environmental law, spoke with Wedge LIVE! about the 2040 Plan lawsuit and appeal. Melewski explained that comprehensive plans, like 2040, are typically exempt from environmental impact studies--the crux of the existing lawsuit filed against the city. (Wedge LIVE!)


There is funding available to creatives in Minneapolis. An information session about the funding is today at 1 p.m. via Zoom.

CenterPoint has a project site information page where you can select a specific work site in Minneapolis and track its progress. Here's the project page for the Fulton neighborhood, specifically.

Check out the improvements being made to Bryn Mawr Meadows Park.


Save the date: Tiny Diner's Farmers Market kicks off July 14 from 5 - 8 p.m.  Monday night is jazz residency night at Icehouse. This week Matty Harris launches their residency with Troux Bloux and the Ivan Cunningham Quintet.

Unleashed Hounds & Hops has its Pizza & Pups date night tonight with wood fired pizza and music by Of the Orchard.

Percolators Band performs at the Lake Harriet Bandshell tonight from 7:30 - 9 p.m. They are engaging 60 rock with harmonies. and fun.