The Minnesota Department of Human Rights released its "Investigation into the City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Police Department" report yesterday.
Axios breaks down the core aspects of the report. The Minnesota Reformer highlights the "jaw dropping" aspects of the report. Jon Collins of MPR News live tweeted the press conference Mayor Jacob Frey and other city leaders held yesterday afternoon about the report.
Melissa covered the MPS school board's Committee of a Whole meeting on Tuesday. The committee listened to an informational presentation on capital investments stemming from the Comprehensive District Design and the status of surplus properties owned by MPS. Thanks to our reader Laura M. for inquiring about this meeting and our coverage of it.
Guse Green Grocer, a companion store to Guse Hardware, permanently closed at the end of March. I wrote up a little piece on the store and what's next for the space. Thanks to Cecilia C. for inquiring about the closing.
LINK ROUNDUP 🔗
Here's an 11-minute video of kittens being cute. (YouTube)
It's almost farmer's market season which means we will be getting access to Red Wolf chai again very soon. (Sahan Journal/Racket)
Tickets to Lizzo's first Minnesota-arena show (!!!) go on sale to the public tomorrow at 10 a.m. If you have an American Express card, you can get tickets now. Not an Amex card holder? That's cool. There is also an artist pre-sale dealinvolving pre-saving her album on Spotify. (Ticketmaster/Lizzo's Twitter)
COMMUNITY RESOURCES 💪
The Kingfield Neighborhood Association currently recruiting board members. If you live in Kingfield and want to get more involved in your community, consider applying. Board applications are due May 11 and elections will be held at the KNA's annual meeting on May 14.
Our friend Jordan is leading some summer roleplaying game sessions at Tower Games. He's running them specifically for people new to playing these kind of games (like me, hi). It sounds like a wonderful way to meet new people and try something new. I bravely signed up myself so I hope to see you there.
OUT & ABOUT 🛵
Go out to eat tonight and raise money for local HIV/AIDS services. Dining Out for Life is an annual fundraising event where the community comes together to eat out at restaurants that have committed to donating a percentage of their profits to HIV/AIDS services in their city. The Aliveness Project has hosted this event for the past 27 years. Here is the map to see where in Southwest you can Dine Out.
The famous Art in Bloom starts today at Mia. It's a four-day event so get to it!
The International Market Square Art Crawl is today and tomorrow. If you've ever wondered what's in that tall building adjacent to Glenwood Avenue North, here's your chance.