Minneapolis has been holding its redistricting process with some bumps along the way.   The Sahan Journal reports on the all-volunteer commission as it navigates the process online and during a pandemic.

Josh Martin published their notes through Minneapolis Documenters on the Dec. 15 redistricting public hearing hosted by the Charter Commission. A draft of the ward and park maps are included in the notes.

If you missed our last minute, local gift guide we published last week, there is still time to buy very belated Hanukkah gifts and/or gifts for the upcoming holidays. We even updated the guide over the weekend to include a bunch of restaurants that are offering deals on gift certificates. That's essentially free money. Happy shopping.

The Hennepin Redesign Project released its final design proposal, a project in the works since 2018. KSTP reported on some community reaction to the design. We are launching a Hennepin Project page to collect relevant resources, information and community perspectives. Stayed tuned!


The City Council is adopting a rent control policy. But a majority of the City Council say they want to proceed with caution and design a policy that protects vulnerable tenants but is also workable for developers and landlords. (Star Tribune)

If you read our article last week, you may not be surprised to know that demand for K-12 tutors is skyrocketing. Schools and parents want to help students close the learning gaps that resulted from months of online-only instruction during the pandemic. (Star Tribune)


Have you been procrastinating on sending in your comments about the Hennepin Redesign Project? I just took the survey and it's one question, that's it! You have until Jan. 28, 2022.


Tonight, local musician and pilot-in-training, Eric Mayson, is back in Minneapolis with his buddy Aby Wolf, part of the Zacc Harris residency at Icehouse. Stay for the JT Bates' Trio. Show starts at 8 p.m. If you buy tickets ahead of time, they will reserve you a table. Fancy.