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.

Farmers market spotlight

Happy Farmers Market Week! This week we are spotlighting the Master Gardeners that table at the Kingfield Farmers Market, every Sunday from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. This volunteer group is available to answers questions about pruning, watering during a drought, battling bugs & bunnies, how to care for small trees, growing plants in containers, and more. "If we don't know, we will find out," a volunteer shared with us last Sunday. The volunteers have prescription sheets that you can take notes on as Master Gardeners like Kate, Susan, and Bonnie answer your questions.

Do you have a favorite farmers market business? Tell us who they are and we can highlight them here! Email us at info@southwestvoices.news or text us at 612-204-2887

Here's a roundup of what we published this week

Whittier residents told us what they love most about their neighborhood and we compiled it into our Whittier Neighborhood Guide.

Before Linden Hills was a neighborhood, it was home to a short-lived "cottage city." There were even plans to make a canal from from Bde Maka Ska to Lake Harriet. More details in Josh Biber's story.

Some Kingfield residents are protesting the installation of 5G antenna poles in their area. Fun fact: Verizon is now canvassing areas with 5G towers asking people if they want to sign up for 5G internet.

If you missed Wednesday's newsletter, we reported on the primary election results for the Minneapolis school board, Hennepin County sheriff, Hennepin County attorney, and the Hose of Reps race between Ilhan Omar and Don Samuels (we broke this one down by wards, too).

On Thursday, we reported on the gun violence and violent crime presentation presented to the City Council's Public Health and Safety Committee. The blockbuster findings include the appearance of fully-automatic gun fire and racial and location data regarding who is involved in violent crimes.

Links that our daily subscribers clicked on a lot this week

ALMA Provisions is moving into the Brasa building after they hire the needed staff. The concept is a cafe-style take away and retail venue featuring ALMA signature food, goods, and apothecary.

According to the Minnesota Reformer, Mayor Jacob Frey wasn't aware Minneapolis police officers were talking to Fox News.

The Malt Shop opened up last weekend and its menu, along with customer commentary, are posted on its Facebook page.

With our election coverage, we linked to this State of Minnesota resourcethat allows you to see election results all the way down to a specific ward's precinct.


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 American Swedish Institute is holding its last lawn party for the year. Folk-rock band Slovczech performs.

The Lake Harriet Bandshell is having a party tonight. Starting at 7:30, DJ Shannon Blowtorch is spinning records and Nur-D, local hip-hop nerd delight, will perform. The film "Ray" will be screened once the sun sets.

East Lake Street Open Streets runs from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Enjoy walking and rolling down the typically vehicle-laden street while listening to music and eating food.

Hipshaker is back at the Uptown VFW for a Prince and the MPLS Sound dance party.

"Changing the Narrative: Climate Stories for Justice," an "evocative experience of the senses," continues its Fringe Festival run at Bryant Lake Bowl Theater.

Tandem Vintage is throwing its sixth annual Vintage on a Dime sale.

The Kingfield and Lyndale Neighborhood Associations are throwing their next Nicollet Pop-off event. Local artist Hibaaq Ibrahim will be painting a mushroom-themed mural at Wild Hare. Food, music, hair braiding, Kubb playing, and a mini farmers market will all be there.

It's Family Day at the Linden Hills Farmers Market. Todd'n'Tina is performing and story-time starts at 11 a.m.

Last but not least is 612 Jungle's 4-year anniversary celebration. Hip-hop yoga and a beer or kombucha to seal off your practice.