The Southwest boys soccer team's season ended in heartbreaker last night, going down 4-3 in penalty kicks after neither team scored in regulation, either overtime period, and the lights went out for 15 minutes after they were on a timer for 10 PM (seriously). They had a great season that they should be super proud of, and penalty kicks are cruel.
There's a new advertiser spending money on the public safety amendment: Ben & Jerry's. The ice cream company raised a few eyebrows when they announced their support for Charter Amendment Question 2 last week, but now they've gone a step further, spending money to promote their position in ads that launched yesterday. They've spent a little over $1,000 so far (an amount that's dwarfed by the political groups in the race) but it'll be interesting to watch how that changes. Check out the first 2 ads in the Facebook ad transparency tool and click "See Summary Details" for more info, or these screenshots here if the Facebook link above doesn't work for you.
Campaign fundraising reports were due yesterday. The headlines are that Jacob Frey has $156k left to spend, Sheila Nezhad has $50k, Kate Knuth has ~$46k, AJ Awed has $28k, and Clint Conner has $15k. On the Amendment side, Yes for Minneapolis (who supports question 2) has about $474k left to spend, while All of Mpls (who opposes it) plans to "make a six figure investment". Also, a group that is fighting the rent control ballot initiatives in both Minneapolis and St. Paul reported that they've spent more than $4M from the end of July until now.
Minneapolis' HR department sent a letter to police officers assuring them know they won't be fired if Charter Amendment Question 2 passes. (MN Reformer)
WCCO hosted another mayoral debate this week. (WCCO)
Lake Street's immigrant businesses are still hurting after the combination of the pandemic and unrest hit them hard. Head over there and buy some stuff if you have the time. (Sahan Journal)
Ground officially broke on a new 12 unit development on a vacant lot at 37th and Nicollet. (The Development Tracker)
The Park Board presented a budget to the City Council laying out a massive investment in youth recreation and programming. (KSTP)
78% of shootings in Minneapolis from 2018 to 2020 resulted in police not charging anyone with the crime. (MN Reformer)
There's less than a week left until the election. If you're feeling stressed, anxious, or anything else, go volunteer for a campaign this weekend. Hanging out with other people who want to get involved and talking to your neighbors about voting beats sitting around. Get out there!
STUFF TO DO
Check out Kayhan Kalhor, a great Iranian kamancheh artist, play with Brooklyn Rider at the Walker on Friday,