This Saturday, don't miss a very fun event in Uptown. The Spring Into Uptown event will have Thai, Native, Somali, Aztec, and Ragmala dancers, a short parade, and more. The event is co-hosted by the Uptown Association and Amazing Thailand, and we'll be making an appearance (more details on that tomorrow) so you can come chat with us. Go check it out, buy a book at Magers & Quinn, and get some Korean BBQ at Hoban. Make a whole day out of it!
Last week, Hennepin County announced it'd be purchasing two properties to expand the region's affordable housing supply. We have a new piece up about how one of those properties is the Aqua City Motel. The property will become long-term single room occupancy housing, which is part of the Country's strategy to bring back one of the least expensive types of housing to help fight regional homelessness.
We still want to hear from you about your favorite teachers in the city! It's Teacher Appreciation Week, and we're putting together a post with all of the teachers you want to celebrate. Send us the names of the educators in your life you want to show some love to so we can include them.
The Park Board voted last night to restore its relationship with the Minneapolis Police Department. (WCCO)
We posted our piece about the Malt Shop on Reddit and it got a ton of fun conversation about the store, burgers across the city, and more. (Reddit)
A comprehensive look at the issues that some condo owners next to the Southwest light rail site have faced. (KSTP)
The Hennepin County Attorney's office is continuing its efforts to get Judge William Koch removed from all felony cases. (Minnesota Reformer)
This will be the last summer for Sandcastle, the eatery at Lake Nokomis. The Park Board will be releasing a request for proposals for Sandcastle's replacement soon. (Star Tribune)
Magers & Quinn has a guest book that people draw in, and they publish a fun round-up of the best submissions. (Instagram)
Two state agencies will be adding law enforcement personnel to targeted locations around Minneapolis this summer. (Star Tribune)
The City Council's Business, Inspections, Housing & Zoning Committee meets today at 10 a.m. They'll be voting to confirm the mayor's appointment of Tom Hoch to run the city's Public Housing Authority, passing Business Technical Assistance Program funding for a variety of organizations including the Southwest Business Association. And while this is not in our coverage area, the committee will also be voting on two very exciting patio expansions for Dangerous Man and Indeed's breweries.
The City Council's Public Works & Infrastructure Committee meets today at 1:30. They'll be discussing a modified route for the Blue Line train, approving reimbursements to the city from the Met Council for the Southwest light rail project, and approving a Climate & Energy grant from the McKnight Foundation.
High school students have until the end of May to enroll in the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program to receive college credit while still in high school.
Get nine weeks of one hour tennis lessons over the summer through a program from the Park Board for $135.
Want to sign-up for summer sports like volleyball or soccer but don't have a team? Sign up as a free agent.
OUT & ABOUT
The Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival kicks off today and runs through May 19.
Mount Olivet Lutheran Church is hosting its regular free Thursday community meal tonight at 4 p.m. All are welcome.
Temple Israel is hosting chef and author Yotam Ottolenghi for an event at 7 p.m.
You've always wanted to listen to anime themes by candlelight, haven't you? That's what I thought. Well, you're in luck, because that's happening at the Granada Theater this evening.