There's a Ward 10 City Council forum tonight from 6:30 - 8:00 focused on community safety. Ward 10 (which includes Whittier, Lowry Hill East, South Uptown, East Bde Maka Ska, and part of East Harriet) is probably the most interesting council race in the city – the candidates span the ideological spectrum, and a few of them seem to have a shot at winning. Information on joining the Zoom to watch is in the link above.
Don't know which Ward you're in? You can find it here.
Attention renters – there's a big deadline coming up on Oct. 12th. Most of the state's emergency COVID rental protections expire next week. If the past 18 months made it tough for you to make payments and you owe back rent, you can file for eviction protection at RentHelp.MN. You can't be evicted if you have a pending application by Oct. 12th (next Tuesday).
The Jungle Theatre is back! Starting October 15th, The Jungle will be hosting its first in-person play, Every Brilliant Thing, after many months away. Get tickets for the play, grab some dinner, and make a whole night out of it.
They're also partnering with LynLake Brewery across the street to host Draw, where people can draw their own "Brilliant Thing". The drawings will then be posted at The Jungle for the duration of the show.
Right now, Traffic Control and Minneapolis police both respond to traffic enforcement calls from 11 PM to 7 AM. A new pilot program from the city is testing putting Traffic Control in-charge 24/7. (WCCO)
The Cleveland Browns gave credit to chicken from Kingfield's own Revival for beating the Vikings on Sunday. I don't know how Revival made our offensive line porous, but I'm willing to eat a half bird of the Tennessee Hot to find out. (Bring Me The News)
Minneapolis received a foundation grant to fund an early intervention system for problem police officers. The Council rejected funding a similar program earlier this year, and will be voting on the final proposal on that Friday. (Star Tribune)
The Park Board needs youth sports coaches! Short-term, they really need volleyball coaches, with practices starting now and games beginning on Oct. 31st (spooky!). They'll provide orientation. This winter, they'll need Basketball, Hockey, Gymnastics, and Wrestling coaches. Fill out an application, call (612) 499-9258, or email email@example.com to get started.
Do you care about equity or transportation? The Met Council is taking applicants to join committees that deal with both issues through October 18th.
STUFF TO DO
On Saturday, the Walker is hosting a public opening for the first piece by a Native artist to ever appear in the Sculpture Garden. Angela Two Stars' piece was inspired by her grandfather's work on Dakota language revitalization.
The Minneapolis Parks Foundation is hosting an online event called "Next Generation of Parks - Race, Place, and Representation" with a really interesting panel from 7-8 PM tonight.