Big news for LynLake – Wrecktangle is planning to open for takeout on the corner in mid-March. You'll be able to get some of their crispy slices in the old Prieto space then. They'll be opening the full restaurant once their liquor license gets approved, which passed a big milestone when they met with the South Uptown Neighborhood Association last night. We swung by yesterday to hear a bit more about what they're doing to the space and talk more about their backgrounds (including two Southwest grads and a long history in the neighborhood).
People in the city and at the state level have been hard at work drawing new boundaries for the City Council, Park Board, and state legislature. This process happens once every ten years following the completion of the Census. Josh Martin, who has followed the process in the city from the start, wrote a piece for us that will take you through some of the changes and the process in the city. If you read this and feel spurred into action, there's still one more public meeting about it on February 24th.
A court also released the state's new boundaries for House and Senate races yesterday. You can find a version of the House map here and Senate map here with a pin for which legislators are now in each district. We'll have more coverage on this to come soon.
The Park Board will hold a regular meeting today at 5 p.m. You can watch here, submit a comment by emailing OpenTime@minneapolisparks.or or sign-up to speak by calling 612-230-6400 before noon.
Items on the agenda today include more than $1 million in contracts for design services across North Commons Park, Graco Park, and Upper Harbor Terminal, a report from the planning committee to allow pickleball at Loring Park, Nokomis-Hiawatha, and on Minnehaha Parkway, and a discussion about bonding projects and climate resiliency plans.
If you missed it, check out our interview with Park Board President Meg Forney from the start of her term this year.
A fun story about a local reggae star who is also the MPS school bus route manager. (Star Tribune)
Get a Mia Spring Break art kit full of art supplies for your kid. (Mia)
Meet Denny Jacobson, a great neighbor in Stevens Square. (Racket)
Learn more about the MPS Career and Technical Education program, which provides experiential learning to get high schoolers experience with different career fields. (Minneapolis Public Schools)
Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light has a great new program to provide solar to local businesses and non-profits for free. Sounds like a good deal, right? Check out the details and fill out and form if you're interested in learning more.
Get paid to learn more about engineering, community development, human resources, transit, wastewater, and more with a Met Council internship. Check out one of their info sessions this week.
If your 5-11 year-old got vaccinated, don't forget to apply for a $200 Visa gift card by Feb. 28.
Springboard Arts, an artist-led organization that helps artists make a living, is trying to raise another $60k of emergency relief funding for artists in the next two weeks.
OUT & ABOUT
Jungle Theater is hosting a special matinee performance of Redwood this afternoon at 2 p.m., followed by coffee & conversation across the street at Third Space afterwards. Buy tickets for the show and sign up for the coffee & convo here.
The Museum of Russian Art in Windom currently has an exhibit featuring a portrait on Lloyd Patterson in Russia, where he participated in a Soviet project in the 1930s to highlight racism in America.
After a brief hiatus, HUGE Improv Theater is back open. Go check out Huge Wednesdays tonight.