Attention renters: The Minneapolis Renters' Coalition wants to help you out. If you apply here by October 20th at Noon, you'll be entered to get rental assistance worth $300 per month for the next 3 months ($900 total). You do not have to pay any of it back. Check it out, spread the word, and apply (it only takes 10 minutes!). If you miss the deadline, they accepts new applicants between the 15th and 20th of every month. To be eligible, you have to spend at least 1/3 of your income on housing costs.
For the first time since early this summer, the candidates in Ward 13 will face off in a forum from 7:00 - 8:30 tonight. It will be livestreamed on the League of Women Voters Facebook and YouTube pages starting at 7 PM. Council Member Linea Palmisano is being challenged by Mike Norton, a Democrat, and Kati Medford, a Green Party member. There has been a major contrast in the race on the issue of policing, as Norton has been loudly supportive of the public safety amendment. He has also been sharply critical of the Mayor. It'll be interesting to see where the candidates stand after a few months on the trail between appearances together.
Know any 12-17 year-olds you've been trying to get vaccinated? Tell them they can get entered to win a $100k college scholarship if they get it between now and Halloween.
The Park Board has published their Fall update on the Kenilworth Channel, which is scheduled to re-open for winter activities in December. (Park Board)
The architect behind the new mausoleum at Lakewood talks about its design. (MSP Magazine)
Steve Marsh hung out with a local street racer for a night to try to figure out why he and his friends are tearing through neighborhoods across the Twin Cities in their very loud cars. (MSP Magazine)
We goofed, and shared a bad link to the Hennepin County Library's announcement of expanded service hours that are kicking off on October 24th. You can find a corrected one here. Go check out your local library!
STUFF TO DO
Tonight is the night! Washburn heads to Southwest for a boys soccer game with a state tournament bid on the line. As a reminder, Southwest is undefeated and ranked 5th in the state. This will be their 3rd matchup with Washburn after the last two ended in a tie and a one goal victory for the Lakers. The game starts at 7 PM.
Mia is hosting a conversation with the collaborators from their "Within, Between, and Beyond" exhibition from 4-5 PM on Zoom today. Register for free here. The exhibition closes on 10/31.
a Bird in Hand, which does catering and fun pop-up events, has a few tickets remaining for their October 25 "Spooky Soiree" at St. Genevieve, but you probably have to act fast to snag them.