We are throwing a Welcome To Summer Party at LynLake Brewery tonight from 5 - 8 p.m. This will be a chance to celebrate with this great, growing community of people that have helped us get off the ground. We'd love to see you there. Bring a friend or two. LynLake has $5 beers tonight and serves up some yummy burgers (veg and carnivore).


As I was walking to the grand opening of Primitiva, I noticed a new sign up on Urban Outfitters' front door. "We'll miss you," it read. The last day to visit the store is June 20. We will have more information on the history of this location later this week.


Monday Meeting Review

Note: each link will send you to the meeting agenda, if it's already available.

Minneapolis City Council and committees
Today, the city's Policy & Government Oversight Committee meets at 1:30. The agenda is filled with consent items (items that aren't up for discussion and to be voted on by the committee). One item of note is the approval of $73,000 in legal fees and costs to be paid to Jaleel Stallings' legal team.

The Planning Commission meets today at 4:30 p.m. and there are public hearings scheduled for multiple Southwest developments, including Seven Points at Hennepin Avenue South and Lake Street. We will follow the meeting and let you know about any major news that stems from the hearings.

The Transgender Equity Council Policy Subcommittee is meeting at 5:30 p.m.

Tomorrow, the Committee of the Whole meets at 1:30 p.m. to discuss committee reports before they go in front of the full council.

The full City Council meets Thursday at 9:30 a.m.

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.

MPS School Board
On Tuesday, the Policy Committee meets at 4:30 p.m.  and the Committee of the Whole also meets Tuesday at 6 p.m.

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.

Hennepin County
Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., there are Hennepin County board committee meetings and a meeting of the Housing & Redevelopment Authority. A list of the committees and their agendas are posted here. Watch the meetings on Microsoft Teams. Closed captioning for board meetings can be accessed here.

Hennepin County meetings can be watched live via Microsoft Teams and meetings recordings are also made available.

Met Council
The Transportation Committee meets today at 4 p.m., the Environment Committee meets tomorrow at 4 p.m., the Management Committee meets Wednesday at 2:30 p.m., and the full Met Council meets Wednesday at 4 pm.

Agenda links include a YouTube video that goes live for each meeting.

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
No meetings scheduled this week


The beloved North High School principal, Mauri Friestleben, published a letter on Friday announcing it was her last day at the school. On Sunday, the district announced she will be returning to the school for the reminder of the school year. Mauri's letter suggests she was fired for participating in a walk-out with her students in February. Mauri is the subject of "Love Them First," a documentary by reporter Lindsey Seavert and photojournalist Ben Garvin.

In some brighter news, Stevens Square-Loring Heights has some funding coming its way for street lighting. (Jamal Osman/Twitter)

Here is an in-depth look at the Public Works & Infrastructure Committee meeting from last week, focusing on the intricacies of the 24/7 bus lane in the Hennepin Avenue South redesign plan. (Wedge LIVE!)

In researching the closing of the Uptown Urban Outfitters, we stumbled across this time capsule piece about the closing of Uptown Bar from 2009. (MinnPost)

Ruth Knelman, a fixture at Temple Israel for more than 70 years and a long-time volunteer in the synagogue’s Early Childhood Center, passed away on May 16 at 111 years old. She was five days shy of her 112th birthday. (TC Jew Folk)


If you're into gardening, the Minnesota Horticultural Society is filled with resources. Here is a step-by-step guide for building your own raised garden beds.

Having trouble keeping the critters away from your budding plants? Check out these deterrents for bunnies. Finally, a place for my cats' hair!


If you need a social outing tonight, we strongly recommend our party at LynLake Brewery.

Tonight the Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul hosts a concert with famous French singer Jeanne Cherhal for a performance called ''Cinéma'' at the Capri Theater.

The Hennepin County Libraries Social Justice Book Club meets tonight. Make sure to connect with this group for future book picks and meetings.