Welcome to our weekly newsletter. On Fridays, we share things we've published, popular links from our daily newsletter, and a curation of stuff to do over the weekend.
Here's a roundup of what we published this week
LynLake Brewery will be broadcasting Packers games this season, starting on Sunday. (Word on the street is that Disco Death may start doing the same thing) I'd roast the Vikings here but as my brother says, "It’s too easy to burn them."
Rock Paper Scissors Goods is closing September 18. All of their non-sale vinyl is 20% off and they have a collection of whimsical art and clothing at 25% off as well. Some of the store's inventory was damaged in a building-related mishap this week, too.
The city's Planning Commission reviewed a 38-unit housing development plan for 44th & Vincent. We reported on how this development aligns with numerous city policies, including having high-density housing on major transit lines, while also helping fix the city's housing shortage. According to the marked agenda, the Planning Commission approved the required rezoning and site plan.
We've been tracking this story for months, but others (shout-out to Andrew Hazzard's reporting for the Southwest Journal) have been tracking it for years: the ongoing street light outages in Stevens Square-Loring Heights. Last week the mayor held a surprise press conference, announcing promised budget funds to help turn on close to 50 street lights that have been out in the neighborhood for years.
Minnesotan historian Josh Biber wrote a piece about the Oak-Harriet + Bryant-Penn streetcar lines that used to operate in Southwest. The story includes a picture of the streetcar tracks being excavated during recent Bryant Ave. reconstruction.
Links that our daily subscribers clicked on a lot this week
Speaking of history, Josh wrote up a piece at Racket about the lost lakes of Minneapolis.
The New York Times reports that Gen Z loves living in Minneapolis (and we love having them here! #TeamGenZ)
Bookmark this Axios list of 25 local art events to catch this fall.
Martina is offering monthly meals-to-go.
OUT & ABOUT 🏖️
Our events calendar is filled with unique events happening around town. You can submit events to be added to our calendar here. If you subscribe to the calendar, the events go straight to your personal calendar. Or you can add just the events you like. 🤯
The Minneapolis Greek Fest starts today and runs through Sunday. Authentic Greek food, live music, and cultural events.
The American Swedish Institute's Cocktails at the Castle event is tonight. Inspired by the institute's Morning Dip art installation, the suggested attire is clogs and a robe.
Get out your glow sticks for The Greenway Glow Arts Festival. The festival runs from 4 - 10 p.m. on the Midtown Greenway bike trail. The festival is free, but you can support the Midtown Greenway and get free food, drinks, and prizes by purchasing a VIP ticket.
Garage sale time! The East Isles and Lowry Hill neighborhoods are having a Super Sale!
If you have a dog, you should know about Woofstock, happening from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. in Linden Hills. It is open to the public and allows for a unique shopping experience featuring products specifically geared towards pets and their owners. (And we will be there...with dog treats)
The author of Milo + Niko will be doing a story time at Wild Rumpus starting at 11 a.m.
The Fulton Fall Festival is from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Get there at 10:30 a.m. to decorate your bike for the parade!
On Sunday, runners and walkers will participate in “Finish the Run,” a 5K run/2-mile walk to honor David Forster, an elite runner who passed away six blocks from his house when he was out for a run in 2016. “He died on a Friday,” his mother, Sandy Forster said. The following Tuesday, David’s friends got together and finished the six blocks for him. Now, “It’s become this larger community event," Sandy said. The run/walk starts at Boom Island Park. Donuts will be served.
Pauline Boss, professor emeritus in Family Social Science at the University of Minnesota, joins host Sue Scott for a special live "Island of Discarded Women" podcast at the Minneapolis Women's Club to talk about ambiguous loss and her new book.