46th Street repaving to begin September 29

This press release was provided by Hennepin County  Starting Thursday, September 29, Hennepin County will begin repaving 46th street (County Road 46) between Lyndale and Cedar avenues. Crews have been active in the area prior to this date doing prep work. The milling operations, or pavement removal, will be the first major activity. It will […]

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A Night on 48th

  The celebration takes place at Turtle Bread Company on Saturday, November 4, from 7–10 p.m. Tickets purchased before October 27 cost $15 – $20 at the door – and include the buffet of food from Turtle Bread Company and Pizza Biga, live music, and a wine raffle ticket. Staff from Turtle Bread serves soft […]

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8th Ward Update

Dear Neighbors Thank you for this opportunity to update you on City and neighborhood issues. Parks Funding Proposals By the time you read this, the City Council may have voted on a proposal to provide increased funding to our park system, to address a maintenance backlog at neighborhood parks. To date, three proposals for funding […]

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Open Streets Coming to Chicago Avenue in 2017?

By Chris Schommer & Stearline Rucker FRNNG, in coordination with our neighbors to the north and south, is working on developing an Open Streets event along Chicago Avenue for 2017. These popular city events close off the street from vehicle traffic on a Sunday and let people use the street however they like. There are events held up and down the street […]

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Utility-Box Artwork Project Continues

By Lindsey Feiner, co-chair, Greening Committee The greening committee has continued with the utility-box wrap project this winter and spring, gathering many images created by artists in the neighborhood. Phase 1 – Completed Fall 2015 • Minnehaha Pkwy. & Cedar, NW corner • 46th St. & Park Ave,. NW corner • 46th St. & 4th […]

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Meeting Addresses Problem Properties

By Mike Lyon, South Northrop Representative During the meeting on February 22 that was convened to discuss an increase in burglaries in our area, a number of people mentioned a related topic: vacant and problem houses. To address this concern, a meeting was held at McRae Park on Monday, April 4. Chair of the community […]

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President’s Letter – May, 2016

Willie Bridges

By Willie Bridges, FRNNG President Recently, I’ve attended a number of meetings regarding our community: its safety, well-being and current concerns. At one of our community meetings, we talked about keeping our community safe. Ben Elliott, who is chair of the community and safety committee, organized a community-wide meeting to talk about safety concerns along with […]

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4 Questions with Dwight Gronlund of Nokomis Cycle

Nokomis Cycle

By Adam Webster, Member, Communications Committee Note: On January 6th, we shared a great story on our Facebook page featuring Dwight Gronlund, as a Secret Santa, surprising a customer with a new bike. Since then, that story has now been shared by others more than 3,700 times! We thought it would be a good time […]

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A longtime neighbor – St. Mary’s Cemetery

St. Mary's Cemetery

By Sue Filbin One of the busiest intersections in our neighborhood – 46th and Chicago – is also among the most quiet. Since 1873, long before traffic became plentiful, the northeast corner of this intersection has been occupied by St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. With its location near the center of Field Regina Northrop, St. Mary’s […]

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New Director at McRae Park

Heather Susag

By Chris Schommer McRae Park welcomed new full-time director Heather Susag in December. Heather first started working for the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board (MPRB) as a 16-year-old and has been involved ever since. For the past nine years, Heather has been working full time for the MPRB in the area of youth development and […]

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