Have any questions for Lisa Bender? We'll be sitting down with her this week to talk about her time in office, and we want to bring you with us. Text us at 612-204-2887 with any questions you'd want to ask and we'll try to cover as many as we can.

The city is hosting a public meeting about the 2022 city budget on Tuesday at 1:30.

Here's a detailed look at the proposed budget with a video of the Mayor's budget address, and a presentation breaking down the details from September.

If you have any comments, you can send them to councilcomment@minneapolismn.gov or sign up to leave a public comment here. If you can't make it, there will be future hearings on December 1st and 8th.

The Redistricting Group finalized their draft map of the city's new Wards on Friday evening. Wedge Live put together a great look at the old Ward boundaries alongside the proposed new ones.

The only large-scale changes are the 3rd Ward giving some of its new growth to its neighboring Wards and the 9th now going all the way to the Mississippi. A few of Southwest's Wards will be completely unchanged, while the 11th Ward will be adding a chunk of precincts to its north that are currently in the 8th Ward. The 8th will also add a section of precincts in the Central neighborhood that currently live in the 9th Ward.

There's a public meeting to discuss the map this Wednesday at 4:00 PM. Here's where you can sign up to leave a public comment, and here's a link with some info on how to watch online.


The best cinnamon and caramel rolls in the Twin Cities, featuring Butter Bakery in Kingfield and Isles Bun & Coffee in East Isles. The Strib also covered their great breakfast sandwich and pizza last week, too. (Star Tribune)

A piece on the plans for PERIS Hill, the new housing development on Hennepin next to Lowry Hill Meats for 18-21 year-olds that have aged out of the County's foster system. This housing is hugely important because 20% of foster youth become homeless the day they age out of the system at 18. (Axios)

Family Tree Clinic is coming to Stevens Square. (Star Tribune)


The city's Planning Commission is meeting at 4:30 today to discuss new housing developments across the city, including these four projects in Southwest.

The Minneapolis Public Schools Black Parent Advisory Council will be meeting from 5:30 - 8:00 PM tonight. Zoom and RSVP information are in the link.


Ridwell, a company that's helping collect hard-to-recycle items in the Southwest Minneapolis and beyond, is hosting an event to commemorate America Recycles Day today.

Social Impact Week MN wraps up on November 20th. This Saturday, celebrate it at the Goods 4 Good Market from 10 AM - 4 PM at True North Collaborative in Uptown.