We are expanding our coverage to include Bryn Mawr and Loring Park! More details on both coming next week.

Speaking of Loring Park, the literal park is home to the biggest Pride event in Minneapolis each year. Scroll down to the Out & About section for more details.


Welcome to our weekly newsletter. On Fridays, we share things we've published, popular links from our daily newsletter, and a curation of stuff to do over the weekend.

Farmers market vendor spotlight

Today's farmer's market spotlight is Davidson's Farm. A small family farm growing pesticide-free and herbicide-free fruits and vegetables. The farm is owned by Eldon and Jean Davidson and is located about 45 minutes southwest of the Twin Cities. They began hobby farming in 2002 while dreaming of retirement. Their plants, honey from their honeybees, and vegetables are available select weekends at the Kingfield Farmers Market.

If you'd like to spotlight your farmers' market business, email us at info@southwestvoices.news.

Here's a roundup of what we published this week

Last Friday, Mayor Jacob Frey vetoed aspects of the Hennepin Avenue redesign plan that includes all-day bus lanes. The day prior, the City Council approved the full plan with a 8-5 vote. [Editor's note: I just received comments from the Southwest councilmembers who voted against the plan and will have those posted on our website later today]

State Rep. Jamie Long, who represents a good chunk of Southwest Minneapolis, wrote a community post about the funding that Minneapolis has at stake at the legislature and why the governor should call a special session, which Republican Senate Majority Leader Jeremy Miller has said he opposes. Spoiler alert: it's to do something with our state's enormous surplus.

Melissa wrote about the MPS school board's last meeting of the year where a budget for next year was finalized, new math curriculum was discussed, and a student representative shared her experiences with racism at school.

The Park Board proposed one prwplan for the future of Cedar Lake and Lake of the Isles over the next few decades.

Anna covered a forum with City Council Vice President and Ward 13 Councilmember Linea Palmisano hosted by ISAIAH, a a faith-based group that advocates for racial and economic justice in Minnesota.

Boiler Room Coffee officially closed this week but the cafe will still be open next week for a "soft closing." Swing by and say goodbye to a wonderful community coffee shop. They really made us feel at home when we did our Stevens-Square-Loring Heights neighborhood tour.

Links that our daily subscribers clicked on a lot this week

It is confirmed that this cute little duck family was indeed inside Hum's last weekend.

Yes, these Southwest Minneapolis-inspired greeting cards are wonderful (Psst. We have some art ourselves that we are beyond excited to share with you on Monday. Stay tuned).

A new youth shelter opened up in South Minneapolis.

Mille, a local boutique and brand, has a new line out focused on vintage 60s and 70s florals. Ooo la la!

OUT & ABOUT 🏳️‍🌈

Our events calendar is filled with unique events happening around town. You can submit events to be added to our calendar here. If you subscribe to the calendar, the events go straight to your personal calendar. Or you can add just the events you like.  🤯

The Pride Beer Dabbler at the Walker Art Sculpture Garden starts at 6 tonight.

The opening of "Eye to Eye," at Fresh Eye Gallery is tonight. The project is a collaboration that unites artists with and without disabilities to connect, collaborate, and inspire the community through visual art

The Uptown VFW is hosting Ballentine's Burlesque with host Bombshell La Belle. And stay for the DecaDance party after burlesque!

Metro Transit is offering free rides to Pride. Download your pass!

Twin Cities Pride Festival in Loring Park runs from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

If Pride isn't your thing, it is free RPG day at Tower Games.

moto-i will serve you up drinks and food then take you on a party bus downtown for the Pride parade. That sounds...super fun.

The Twin Cities Pride parade starts downtown on Hennepin Avenue and feeds into the Pride fest at Loring Park, which goes until 6 p.m.

Check out our events calendar for even more events this weekend.