Last week, the Washburn and Southwest soccer teams played each other in the always exciting rivalry games. The Washburn girls beat Southwest 1-0 in overtime, and the Southwest boys won 3-0.

The teams are back in action today. Washburn girls play Blake and Washburn boys play Edison, both at home. Southwest girls play a blended team from Edison, North, and Henry and the boys play Henry, both away.

Unlike the Packers (who won in overtime last night) and Vikings (who also won, whoop dee doo), the entire Southwest Voices team remains neutral on this hyper-local battle.


We'd like to wish both Third Space Cafe and LynLake Brewery a happy birthday. Third Space celebrated its first birthday over the weekend and LynLake is celebrating its 8th birthday all week long. Tonight, Firefighters for Healing is hosting Bingo and is bringing along a pull tab machine.

Oh,'s our birthday week too! We are celebrating our first birthday this week. Tomorrow is our "official" birthday and we have some fun content lined up for you. And don't forget about our birthday party at Williams on Thursday.

Monday Meeting Review

If you are looking for summaries of past civic meetings, check out the Minneapolis Documenters website. They also have a meeting calendar.

Minneapolis City Council and committees
The Policy & Government Oversight committee meets today at 1:30 p.m. On the agenda are two Minneapolis Police Department retention incentives up for discussion: a $6,000 bonus for staying on through the end of the year and allowing officers to exceed the vacation accrual maximum of 400 hours. The committee is also set to approve a legal settlement that spurs from a lawsuit Henry James Holmes brought against Minneapolis and two police officers alleging that he suffered personal injury when the officers used excessive force against him when they arrested him in 2018. The settlement releases the City and officers from all claims made against them by Holmes.

The Planning Commission meets today at 4:30 p.m. and will revisit approving the zoning for a development at 4352 Zenith (right next to Wooden Ship Brewery). The approval has been delayed due to complaints from some resident about the development.

Housing/Rent Stabilization Work Group meets for the second time on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Minneapolis Central Library (no agenda yet).

The Committee of the Whole meets Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. and will discuss the executive mayor-legislative council government structure, colloquially known as the "strong mayor" system.

The full City Council meets Thursday at 9:30 a.m. (no agenda yet).

Most 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.

Minneapolis Public Schools Board of Education
The school board is holding a special meeting Tuesday at 5 p.m. regarding the superintendent search. This will be a regular monthly meeting through the school year.

All Minneapolis Public Schools Board of Education meetings are held at the John B. Davis Education Service Center at 1250 W. Broadway Ave. You can watch livestreamed meetings in real time or recordings of the meetings after they conclude.

Met Council
The Greenline Extension (aka Southwest lightrail project) Corridor Management committee is meeting Wednesday at 10 a.m. to hear project updates. The committee meets every two months.

You can access Met Council meetings through the agendas, which include a live YouTube link to the meeting.

Hennepin County
Hennepin County committees are meeting this week.

Hennepin County meetings can be watched live via Microsoft Teams and meetings recordings are also made available. Closed captioning for board meetings can be accessed here.

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
There are no Park Board meetings scheduled for this week.

Minneapolis Park Board meetings are streamed live and saved to its YouTube page. All Park Board meetings are open to the public and held at the Mary Merrill Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board Headquarters at 2117 West River Road N.


The Southwest boys' soccer win last week was Coach Jamie Plaisance's 250th win, "the most for a boys' soccer coach in Minneapolis City Conference history." (Star Tribune)

Last week, the League of Women Voters held a Hennepin County Attorney candidate forum with Mary Moriarty and Martha Holton Dimick. The candidates answered questions about the "revolving doors" of the justice system, how they'd improve the juvenile justice system, whether they'd abolish the cash bail system, and working with police departments. The two candidates answered a lot more questions in the hour-long forum, which you can watch on YouTube. (YouTube)

A Twitter thread and Documenters notes from the City's budget presentation on 311 services last week.  Of note from Documenter Kalie Coyne: "The 311 Service Center presentation mentioned that they are seeing an influx in Spanish speakers and that they’re looking to hire more multilingual speakers." (WedgeLIVE!/Documenters).  

Mayor Jacob Frey announced his nomination for Minneapolis's next police chief, Brian O'Hara. (WCCO)

Not to brag, but half of the affordable cocktails featured in this Eater piece are in Southwest Minneapolis, including a fairly secretive one. (Eater)


Reminder that the Lowry Tunnel is getting a bath overnight through Wednesday. The tunnel will be closed from 10 p.m. - 5 a.m. during the cleaning.

From a neighbor in Stevens Square-Loring Heights:
"On September 23, a driver died after a 2-vehicle crash at the Franklin & Nicollet intersection. This segment of the Franklin corridor, scheduled for reconstruction beginning in 2025, has 3 of the top 4 crash hot spots: Lyndale Ave, Nicollet Ave and 3rd Ave.  The primary cause of the crashes is vehicles running a red light. Please try to stop by this open house, to discuss how to improve safety on Franklin Avenue." Hennepin County is holding an open house tonight from 4-7 p.m. at Plymouth Congregational Church at 1900 Nicollet Ave. S. Drop in when you can and grab some food from Franklin Avenue's own Capitol Café.

The People's Laundry are looking for folks to donate quarters, volunteers to wash clothes, and transportation services for laundry to those in need of this vital resource.

Ward 11 Councilmember Emily Koski is holding her monthly meeting with residents at 7 p.m. at Pearl Park.


A crochet for beginners class starts tonight at Pearl Park.

A bass-heavy line-up for this month's Icehouse residency with Chris Bates, starting tonight.

Uproar has its open mic night at Bryant Lake Bowl Theater. Try put your stand-up routine or laugh for free.

The Jungle Theater kicks off its BOLD News Works Series tonight, where you can get free tickets to watch plays from an up-and-coming playwrite. Tonight, they'll be featuring Sarah Cho's STAINS, a coming of age comedy about a Korean American girl whose family sees her first period as a burden.

Dennis Spears of Penumbra Theatre performs at the Woman's Club at 5:30 p.m. Stay after for Russ Kaplin's performance of nature-inspired music from his new solo piano album "Lake Songs."