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Big news for of Stevens Square-Loring Heights – Boiler Room Coffee is coming back! The coffee shop will be back in action on September 1. Melody talked with the new owners and what they have planned for the neighborhood staple. ☕
Mayor Jacob Frey released his 2023-24 budget yesterday. For the first time, the city will be budgeting in two year cycles instead of just one.
Big highlights include more money for the Minneapolis Police Department (which includes hiring and money to cover the cost of worker compensation payments to officers leaving the department), more money for mental health teams to respond to calls 7 days a week, expanded funding for affordable housing, $5 million to pay for compliance of the police department's consent decree, and property taxes increases of more than 6% in both 2023 and 2024
LINK ROUNDUP 🔗
A great collection of historical photos of homes across Southwest Minneapolis and their modern successors. (Reddit)
The rise and fall of Minnehaha Creek's milling industry. (The Minnesota Historian)
For parents looking to get their kids more into the outdoors, Wild Rumpus has a collection of books about camping for your kids. (Wild Rumpus)
The Cedar Isles Dean Neighborhood Association commissioned a new mural from Lili Payne Lennox on the trails near Cedar Lake. (Instagram)
A photo of a heron hanging out in Lake of the Isles. (Reddit)
Profiles of the two remaining candidates for Hennepin County Attorney. (MPR)
Hennepin County was granted $12 million in federal funds for improvements to Lake Street, which includes money to fund improvements for the B Line bus rapid transit project. (KARE11)
The Policy & Government Oversight Committee heard a presentation about public data pertaining to police misconduct yesterday. The presentation starts at the 23 minute mark of the meeting. (City of Minneapolis/YouTube).
COMMUNITY RESOURCES ✊
The Committee of the Whole meets today at 1:30 p.m. City council members will be discussing the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board annual report and its 5-year project schedule. The committee will also hear a presentation on how pattern and practice consent decrees function and the history of their use by the Department of Justice.
The Hennepin County Board meets at 1:30 p.m.
The Ward 11 Public Safety Meeting is from 7-8:30 p.m., at Pearl Park Recreation Center, hosted by Ward 11 Councilmember Emily Koski.
The School Board is holding a business meeting at 5:30 p.m. Interim Superintendent Rochelle Cox will talk to the board about preparations for the school year which starts September 6 (September 8 for pre-k and kindergarten).
OUT & ABOUT 🎨
The City of Lakes Rotary Club will be meeting early tomorrow to host Crystal's Chief of Police Stephanie Revering and Public Works Director Mark Ray to discuss their efforts to plan for deescalating situations in the event of a critical public safety incident.
St. Dominic's Trio will be playing at Driftwood Char Bar at 7 p.m.
Lakes and Legends and LynLake Brewery both have trivia tonight.