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: Sweet Anchor Stroopwafels

"After traveling to the Netherlands a few times while in Ireland visiting our relations (the Irish way of saying family or relatives), we decided stroopwafels are one of the best cookies in the world because of their balance of flavors and novel composition. Realizing stroopwafels are not common in the United States despite their delicious character, my brother and I set upon bringing homemade, from-scratch stroopwafels to our nearest neighbors. And so Sweet Anchor Stroopwafels weighted anchor and set sail, metaphorically speaking, in the early spring of 2021. With our novel recipes, our dutch-made imported stroopwafel irons and plenty of effort, we hand make and package every stroopwafel every week for everyone to enjoy.

We attend the East Isles Farmers Market every other Thursday (we will be there July 21). We are also at the Saint Paul Lowertown Farmers Market Saturday and Sunday as well as the Northeast Farmers Market on Saturdays."

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

Emails obtained through a public records request show that city officials were planning a push for dynamic lanes on Hennepin Avenue South as early as February immediately after the new Council was inaugurated. This came after Public Works had prioritized 24/7 dedicated bus lanes in the plan for four years. Adam Wysopal wrote about what he found in the public data. The Pubic Works and Infrastructure committee delayed discussing the vetoed Hennepin redesign plan until its next meeting on July 28.

Our Hennepin County Attorney voter guide is out and boy is it useful. Candidates answered questions from you about community safety, the overrepresentation of criminal defendants being people of color, and how they'd approach young people involved in criminal activity.

The LynLake Street Art Series is this weekend. Now in its fifth year, the event hosts street artists from around the country as they paint murals on walls in the LynLake area. Watch the artists work, listen to music, and eat good food Saturday and Sunday.

If you live/work/play in the Whittier neighborhood, we'd love to hear about your favorite places to go in the neighborhood and anyone you know that helps the whole community thrive.

Links that our daily subscribers clicked on a lot this week

The walkability of Uptown has been entered into a map for your convenience.

The mayor's nominee for the city’s first community safety commissioner faced alleged sexual harassment claims and financial conflicts of interest, according to media reports in other cities he’s worked.

MPR News captured the epic storm clouds from Tuesday night.

Car meet-ups, including street racing and donuts, which gained popularity and notoriety during the pandemic, have become much more common in Minneapolis. Here is a short film that follows the Minneapolis "takeover scene."


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.  

Overdressed, a young, opera-based duo, is playing a tiny lawn concert tonight.

TIMISAROCKER's album release show is at Bryant Lake Bowl tonight. If you want to see some high-energy, heavy metal, rock opera music--this is the time.

The Hipshaker dance party is back at the Uptown VFW tonight.


The LynLake Street Art Series starts at 11 a.m. and goes all weekend. Check out graffiti artists painting great new murals all over the neighborhood. There will be live music behind the Jungle Theater.

The monthly Hennepin Avenue South family-friendly group ride starts at Smith Triangle Park on, you guessed it, Hennepin.


It's swing dancing time at the Granada Theater tonight. Uptown Swing will give a beginner swing lesson and then you can dance the night away to Red Hot Django Peppers (I see what they did there).