Last week, several of you asked us to help provide information about the Park Board races in Southwest. Because of that, we reached out the candidates and put together voter guides for the At Large, District 4, and District 6 races (the candidates that will be on Southwest residents' ballots). Check them out to get a better feel for the candidates, where they stand, and which district you live in. Email or text us with any questions. Early next week, we'll plan to publish our last voter guide, which will cover a basic rundown of the charter amendments.

A group of Linden Hills businesses have expressed concerns about the placement of two bus stops in their neighborhood as part of the draft E Line rapid bus route.  We put together a project page with some information from Metro Transit about the E Line to give you some background and context on the issue. If you want to skip the context and head straight to the letter from the businesses, you can find it here, but there is also a direct link to it on the project page. Metro Transit wants your feedback on the route by Oct. 31st, and there's info on the project page for how to do that.

We received a bunch of your surveys, emails, and texts telling us how you're feeling about the election. If it helps, lots of people are probably in the same boat as you, and it might be worth reading what we heard about where you're at in the lead-up to November.


A giant 9' wide painting featuring a huge variety of extinct animals was commissioned by Mia. Here's the artist, Christi Belcourt, sharing the news. (Twitter)

Kare11 covered the Southwest - South football game that took place this week. (KARE11/Twitter)

Mohammed Noor, the police officer who shot Justine Damond in Southwest Minneapolis in 2017, had his sentence reduced to five years in prison.


MNDOT wants to know what "connectivity" means to you by Oct. 25th. Take their short survey here.

Read up on the "Parks For All" plan that passed a Park Board vote this week.


The Armatage Halloween Tour kicks off tonight. Find a map of the best houses here, along with a link to vote on your favorites. If you see a spooky house around Southwest you like, post a photo and tag @SWVoicesMPLS and we may include you in a future post.

The Park Board Spook-A-Thon is officially underway. Here's a good list of all the activities taking place in parks across the city.

Posters for Parks kicks off with a presale event on Saturday.

Visit the last days of the year at the Fulton (Saturday) and Kingfield (Sunday) farmer's markets this weekend.

Anda Tanaka from Monoprint Demonstration will be screenprinting at the Highpoint exhibit at Mia from 11 - 1 on Saturday.

Everett & Charlie, which was voted 2021’s “Minnesota’s Best Art Gallery” by readers of the Star Tribune, is hosting a pop-up festival on Saturday from 9:00 - 4:00 at their location at 2720 West 43rd Street.

Minni Adventures, which highlights activities for little ones across the Twin Cities, reviewed the Washburn Tot Lot in Armatage.

Check out Third Space Cafe's Grand Opening party on Saturday.