The Hennepin Avenue Redesign plan is on the city's Public Works & Infrastructure committee agenda today. The meeting starts at 1:30 p.m. and will be livestreamed here. The meeting recording will be uploaded here.

This is the first time the plan has come before a city body for approval. But, there's a twist. Supporters of the redesign, which is in its final stages of approval, are concerned that the new Public Works Director Margaret Anderson Kelliher altered the plan's design to include a "phasing in" of the 24/7 bus lanes. Residents and mass transit-oriented advocacy organizations, including Our Streets and Hennepin for People are not happy about that.

If you are interested in this redesign but slightly confused, we've got you. Charlie published a not-very-brief and incomplete history of the Hennepin Avenue South redesign. That should catch you up on all the drama around the redesign.


The Minneapolis Public Schools Board of Education's finance committee was supposed to meet on Tuesday of this week to discuss next year's individual school budget allocations. Lucky for you, they postponed the meeting until May 31 so you could read Melissa Whittler's recap of the last week's business meeting.  Melissa reviews the budget constraints going into next school year.


It's farmers market season and we are going all in. We will be profiling a local vendor every Friday. Send us the names of your favorite vendors, as you discover them, and we will add them to our list of people you can buy delicious and/or beautiful things from.


As a reminder, it's No Mow May. That means don't mow your yard. (Axios)

An Instagram account that is focusing on "learning how be a part of building a more accessible world thru collaboration, Disability Justice, and Universal Design" posted a video about the accessibility of Mueller Park. (Flour Power Delivery/Instagram)

Here is an adorable story about how an orphaned gosling in Minneapolis was successfully introduced to a new family. (Twitter)

How one young person's life was impacted by Full Cycle's youth apprenticeship program. The program teaches bicycle mechanical skills to youth without stable housing. (Sahan Journal)


Free COVID tests! Eight free COVID tests, delivered right to your door. Hand over your address to USPS, and they are all yours.

If you are looking for some summer sports fun, there are still spots available for adult pickleball and tennis lessons and soccer and volleyball teams.  


Southwest High School's performance of "Into the Woods" is running now through May 22.

Listen to ABBAs top hits in an intimate "candle-lit show under the stars" of the Granada Theater tonight.

The "Nurturing, and Other Rituals of Protection" exhibition opens today at Mia. Minnesota based-artist Jovan C. Speller’s work looks at "the security of a community too often targeted, misunderstood, and misrepresented in public spaces."  Speller depicts "the story of fear and hope for Black families in every American community."

Lolo's Ghost and Mark Ross & the Three-Nineteen play tonight at Driftwood Char Bar.