Attention Lyndale neighborhood and beyond!

We are teaming up with the Lyndale Neighborhood Association for our first ever speed chat! We are joining the LNA Earth Day Pizza Party on April 20 at Zion Lutheran Church. We'd love to talk with you about our shared environment, or anything else going on in your world. Charlie and I will be there from 6-7 p.m. Sign up to chat!

Ahead of this event, we are hoping you could add to our Lyndale Neighborhood Guide. FWIW, Lyndale's borders are: Lyndale Ave. S, 35 W, Lake Street, and 36th Street.

A special thank you to Sarah Linnes-Robinson for helping arrange this fun activity!

Reader comments are the best. I have always enjoyed reading them in newspapers and magazines. It's a neat way to see what stories people are most impacted by and brings articles to life in unique ways.  Here is a collection of comments you all shared with us over the past month. Thank you for sharing your insights, perspectives, and reactions to our work.

As the resident Snow White (I like my backyard animals), it brings me much pain to tell you we are supposed to put away our bird feeders for now. This year's avian flu is especially deadly so we need to do our part to not have birds gather around these food sources.

This week ahead in local meetings

Minneapolis City Council and committees

April 19 at 1:30 p.m.: Business, Inspections, Housing & Zoning Committee

April 20 at 1:30 p.m.: Public Health & Safety Committee (agenda not yet published)

April 21 at 1:30 p.m.: Public Works & Infrastructure Committee (agenda not yet published)

All city meetings are on Comcast Channel 14 or 799, City Council TV, or the City's YouTube channel. Here is how you can participate in the meetings.

MPS School Board

No meetings scheduled this week

Hennepin County

April 19 at 1:30 p.m.: Board of Hennepin County Commissioners and the Regional Rail Authority

Met Council (Metro Transit, Metro Mobility)

There are ten Met Council meetings this week including advisory committee meetings for the Blue and Green Line (aka the Southwest Light Rail/SWLRT project) extension projects.

The Green Line Extension Disadvantaged Business Enterprise & Workforce Advisory Committee meets on April 21 at 2 p.m.

Agenda links include a YouTube video that goes live for each meeting.

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

April 20 at 5 p.m., Park Board meeting, including the Administrative & Finance Committee which is considering a repeal to the resolution on limiting the use of and collaboration with the Minneapolis Police Department.


FOX 9 went all in on the Lake Chipotle joke that Wedge LIVE! has been making for years. In all seriousness, someone asked about this issue during a Hennepin Redesign community meeting and the Public Works employee referenced a new storm ordinance but gave no definitive answer. (FOX 9/Wedge LIVE!)

The Timberwolves won their first playoff game against the Grizzlies. They play again Tuesday night. (Star Tribune)

Peace Coffee workers are joining their Starbucks compatriots in announcing their intentions to unionize. (Racket/Axios)

Here is a Tweet showing the current COVID-19 community transmission levels in Hennepin County--and the levels are high. Here's the map where the data come from. (Twitter/CDC)

Masks are now optional at Minneapolis and St. Paul Public Schools (Axios)

An update from the Minnesota Reformer about how its fighting a city subpoena alongside the Star Tribune. (CW: graphic picture of eye injury in link). (Minnesota Reformer)


A reader told us that the Minnesota Zoo is looking for workers right now. The jobs include student workers, groundskeeper, and stationary engineer (which essentially means working with industrial machines, I've just learned).


It's Open Board Game Night at Tower Games. Bring your own games or use our ample demo game selection.

Nice Ride is kicking off it's summer season with an event at their downtown YMCA Nice Ride station location tomorrow at noon. Stop by and learn more about Nice Ride, pick up some free swag for bike and scooters. There will even be free coffee and donuts (while supplies last).