How about that storm last night, eh? Hope you, your people, and your garden gnomes are doing ok. Shoot us a note to let us know if there's any information or assistance we can help you out with.

First off, a programming note – we goofed yesterday! Lynne Crocket did not, in fact, get selected to take Josh Pauly's spot on the Minneapolis Public Schools Board of Education. She lost the vote to Cynthia "Cindy" Booker. Cindy will be filling the rest of Pauly's term. The Southwest Journal wrote a piece on her when she ran for the Board in 2018 if you want a bit more background. We regret the error and wish Cindy all the best in her new role.

Revival Smoked Meats, the new meaty restaurant from the fried chicken lords, officially has an opening date – May 14. That's this weekend! Go check them out at 4537 Nicollet Ave S. Here's what to expect when you do.

The City Council's Budget Committee will be reviewing the Mayor Jacob Frey's plan for spending the last $43 million of the city's American Rescue Plan dollars at its meeting today. Here's how to participate in the meeting. Frey's proposed investments are focused on "affordable housing, the City’s response to homelessness, community safety, inclusive economic recovery initiatives and climate and public health funding."The Budget Committee will hold another hearing on the proposal next week and vote on the final plan on May 26.


A heron feasts at Cedar Lake. (NextDoor)

Congratulations to Dr. Angela N. Osuji from Washburn High School on winning the 2022 Minnesota High School Chemistry Teaching Award. (MPS Twitter)

After we shared our update on Aqua City last week, a reader with good cultural taste told us that an episode of "Documentary Now!," a mockumentary series, shot an episode starring Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, and Helen Mirren there. Is it true? Well, you're going to have to watch the episode (available on Netflix) to find out. (IMDB)

Minneapolis native James Hong got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this week. Here's a great article from Minn Post about James' family history and the Chinese American community in the early 20th century in Minneapolis. (Minn Post)


The city has a really helpful website about where and when courts in parks across the city will be getting repaired, including Beard's Plaisance, Fuller Park, Bryant Square Park, and Mueller Park this spring & summer.

The Little Kickers soccer program, which teaches soccer fundamentals to 4-8 year-olds at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park every week, needs a table manager and adult game-leaders.


Tonight is opening night for "Into The Woods" by Southwest High School's Performing Arts. Get your tickets here.

Lakewood Cemetery is hosting their May Tea Ceremony and Grief Circle at 5:30 p.m. to explore the restorative power of tea and the processing of grief.