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The 2nd District serves the cities of Golden Valley, Medicine Lake, north and northeast Minneapolis, southeast Plymouth and St. Anthony.
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Target Field Station named APWA 2015 Public Works Project of the Year
Hennepin County’s Target Field Station was recently named a
2015 Public Works Project of the Year by the American Public Works Association
(APWA). Hennepin County, Knutson Construction and other partners will accept
the award during APWA’s 2015 International Public Works Congress and Exposition Awards Ceremony in Phoenix, Arizona, August 30 to September 2, 2015. Target
Field Station includes a light rail transit (LRT) station, a rail bridge,
promenade and two levels of public plaza with areas available for neighborhood
bars and eateries, cultural and entertainment spaces and community events. It
also connects several communities by linking the region’s growing commuter and
LRT network, as well as miles of new bike and walking trails.
The APWA Public Works Projects of the Year awards are
presented annually to promote excellence in the management and administration
of public works projects, recognizing the alliance between the managing agency,
contractor, consultant and their cooperative achievements.
Southwest LRT public hearing
The Metropolitan Council, Hennepin County Board of
Commissioners and the Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority (HCRRA) will
hold a joint public hearing on the physical design component of the revised
preliminary design plans for the Southwest Light Rail Transit (Green Line
Extension) Project as part of the municipal consent process set forth in
Minnesota Statutes section 473.3994.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Open House: 5:00 p.m.
Public Hearing: 6:00 p.m.
Minneapolis Central Library, Pohlad Hall, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN
55401. For more information, see metrocouncil.org/Transportation/Projects/Current-Projects/Southwest-LRT/municipal/Public-Hearings.aspx.
Did you know?...
The Hennepin County Service Center in North Minneapolis at
1001 Plymouth Avenue North now offers expanded hours and services!
Driver’s permits and licenses
Birth and death certificates
Marriage licenses and certificates
Minnesota state IDs
Current real estate tax payments, duplicates and statements
Notary commission filings
Hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm.
For more information, go to www.hennepin.us/servicecenters.
In other related North Service Center news... Nice Ride, volunteers needed
Nice Ride plans to move the Nice Ride station from the North Regional Library, which
has had very low ridership, to the North Minneapolis Service Center. The station
will be located on the boulevard along the North 7th Street side of the Service
Center and should be there in the next few weeks.
Volunteer with Hennepin. Hennepin County seeks volunteer greeters for its North Minneapolis human service center at 1001
Plymouth Avenue North.
Greeters will welcome and guide visitors, answer questions
and assist with special projects. Reliable adults who enjoy working with people
and who are available for a few hours twice a week are encouraged to apply. Ideal
candidates will be able to volunteer for a minimum of three months.
Volunteers are integral to Hennepin County’s mission of enhancing
the health, safety and quality of life of its residents and communities in a
respectful, efficient and fiscally responsible way. Get involved by visiting hennepin.us/humanservicevolunteer
and submitting a volunteer application.
Have you seen North Washington Avenue lately? After a
study and testing, a portion of the road north of Fifth Avenue North was modified and repainted from its current four-lane design to a three-lane design. Bike lanes were also added.
The North Loop neighborhood is growing, and I heard from
numerous people and the North Loop Neighborhood Association (NLNA) that pedestrian and
bicycle safety was a concern. Intended benefits of the project include
increased comfort and safety for bike riders; slower speeds; smoother
operations for all transportation modes (vehicles, buses, bikes, pedestrians);
and likely reduction in all crashes due to removal of conflicts and better lane
For more information, see hennepin.us/residents/transportation/washington-ave-north-loop-restriping.
I hope that as folks adjust to the change, people who live in the neighborhood
will enjoy having a little slower pace on Washington Avenue and more safety for
crossing the road or riding a bike.
(photo by Bob Byers)
Do you have questions on services for people with
disabilities, on obtaining a Personal Care Attendant, or…? The Community Informational
Sessions for Seniors and People with Disabilities booklet has been updated with
new dates, times and locations. These sessions are free and open to the
Community Informational Sessions are offered as a continuing
effort to keep families, clients and providers informed about service options
and application processes. Please visit services
for people with disabilities for more information.
Plymouth Hilde Performance Center Phase 2 is complete
The Hilde Performance Center – 3500 Plymouth Boulevard – is a beloved
landmark in the City of Plymouth, and renovations completed this summer have
made the already picturesque space even better. Watch the
video on YouTube.
Improvements include a main entrance on Plymouth Boulevard
that features an arched gateway and electronic reader board. A plaza has been
added to the amphitheater’s pond to provide space for park goers to relax and
enjoy the water. A Veterans Memorial was also completed to honor those who
served in the United States armed forces.
The Hilde Performance Center is used for a number of events
throughout the year, including Music in Plymouth. The space also offers looping
trails, a fountain plaza, a smaller stage and picnic benches. The Hilde
Performance Center was made possible through a $1 million donation by former
Mayor Al Hilde, Jr. and his wife, Jayne. Hilde was Plymouth's mayor from
1968-1978. For more information and a link to events, visit the Hilde Performance
Center facility page.
Tax tip: taxpayers who
received advance credit payments for health care should file a 2014 tax return
The federal government is giving notice: you must file a tax
return to reconcile any advance credit payments you received in 2014 and to
maintain your eligibility for future premium assistance. If you do not
file, you will not be eligible for advance payments of the premium tax credit
The IRS is currently sending Letters 5591, 5591A, and 5596
to taxpayers who received 2014 advance payments, but have not yet filed their
tax return, to remind them of the importance of filing their 2014 federal tax
return along with Form 8962, Premium Tax Credit. Taxpayers are encouraged to file to avoid a gap in receiving assistance
with paying Marketplace health insurance coverage in 2016. For more
information, see irs.gov/Affordable-Care-Act/Individuals-and-Families.
Separately, the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide
offers free, individualized tax preparation for low-to moderate-income
taxpayers - especially those 60 and older.
Get Choose to Reuse coupons on the go
Hennepin County’s annual Choose to Reuse coupon books are
now available through Oct. 31, 2015. The coupons are free and feature deals
from 54 Twin Cities retailers. Choose to Reuse coupons are available on mobile
devices by downloading the free Chinook Book app in the iTunes or Google Play
stores. You can also pick up a coupon book at participating retail locations,
Hennepin County service centers, Hennepin County libraries and all Three Rivers
Park District locations.
Businesses and organizations in the coupon book offer used
goods for rent, repair, resale, consign, trade or exchange. Why reuse? You save
money, get great stuff, contribute to the local economy and help the
environment. Last year, Hennepin County residents redeemed 28,000 Choose to
For more information, visit www.hennepin.us/choosetoreuse or
commissioners appointed to National Association of Counties (NACo) leadership
I have been appointed by President Sallie Clark to two leadership
positions in the National Association of
Counties. I am a new member of the Health Policy Steering Committee and
will chair the subcommittee on Behavioral Health (I previously chaired the
subcommittee on Children, Families and Education of the Human Services Steering
Committee. The Human Services Committee is chaired by Ramsey County Commissioner
I also was appointed to the steering committee of the Large
Urban County Caucus, this year chaired by Ramsey County Commissioner Jim
McDonough. LUCC will meet in King County, Washington, at the end of September.
Commissioner Peter McLaughlin was appointed to chair the
Transportation Committee of NACo, and Commissioner Randy Johnson will chair the
subcommittee on Medicaid and Indigent Care of the Health Steering Committee and
chair the Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) subcommittee, and is a member of
LUCC, Membership Standing Committee, Programs and Services Standing Committee
and Resilient Counties Advisory Board.
Multiple redevelopments will grow western Golden Valley
Recent approval by the Golden Valley City Council of three projects along Golden Valley Road on the western edge of Golden Valley signal the beginning of a movement toward redevelopment in this part of the city.
A 172-unit apartment building, to be called the Hello Apartments, was approved on the site of the vacant bowling alley and a small neighboring office building. The project will include a level of underground parking, a second-level amenity deck with a pool, and a sixth-floor observation deck. Tax Increment Financing associated with the redevelopment will provide money for the City to install public improvements in the area, such as sidewalks and pedestrian street lighting.
Across the street, a new 45-unit building called Cornerstone Creek will provide housing for adults with developmental disabilities. Jewish Housing and Programming (J-HAP) has been working with Golden Valley for two years to implement this unique form of supportive housing, which is in high demand in the Twin Cities.
To the east, a vacant fast food restaurant will be replaced with a 96-unit senior building. The property owner, The Schuett Companies, will also relocate its headquarters to the new building from its current location on Mendelsohn Ave.
At the corner of Boone and 7th Avenues, TruStone Financial Federal Credit Union is set to open soon in its new building.
Watch for more information about redevelopment in Golden Valley in the September/October CityNews. To see a video about these developments, click here.
Board approves lease of office space for Human Services
You may have heard that the county is making extensive
changes to our child protection work, including the hiring of 105 staff, as
well as relocating staff formerly located at Century Plaza. This addition of
staff will help lower the caseloads of the child protection workers, which are
large. With this addition to staff comes a need to provide office space, so the
county board approved the lease of two offices, one to lease approximately
15,300 square feet of space at 627 West Broadway Avenue on the second floor of
the new Walgreen’s building at the corner of Lyndale Avenue North and West
Broadway in Minneapolis and the other in Richfield. These will be
a few but occasional client meetings but mostly just offices for staff.
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Hennepin County Board OKs negotiations with City of Bloomington to move District Court
The county board authorized negotiation of an agreement with the
city of Bloomington to lease space at the city’s civic campus for a relocated
district court facility. The proposed long-term lease would allow the county to
build a two-story, 28,000 square foot addition on the city campus at 1800 West
Old Shakopee Road. Hennepin County and the city will share operating and maintenance costs associated with the new facility. Bloomington will provide property management functions. The next step necessary
to move forward is authorization to negotiate the agreement by Bloomington.
This action is part of a larger effort to relocate the county’s service center
and district court facilities from the Southdale Regional Center to enable
redevelopment of the site at 7009 York Avenue South in Edina. The service
center will move to space at Southdale Shopping Center; the county will work
with Edina on a mixed use development that will include a new
Board approves design for relocated jury assembly room
The board approved the schematic design for a relocated jury
assembly room on the 24th floor of the Courts Tower of the Hennepin County Government
Center. The new facility would take up 6,400 square feet of available space in
an area that currently is part of the Hennepin County Law Library. Unlike the
current space, on the below-ground A-Level, the proposed new location will be
inside the security boundaries of the Courts Tower. The objectives of the
project are to improve court operations, including better juror transfer,
enhanced protection and better proximity to court functions. The
schematic design’s cost estimate is $2.25 million, as approved in the 2015-2019
Capital Improvement Program.
Foundation grant will enable health care reforms
The board voted to accept a grant for $125,000 from the KRESGE
Foundation for the Emerging Leaders to apply the findings from a Public Health
Resource Action Learning Project. In December 2014 Susan Palchick, Hennepin
County Public Health Director, and Stephanie Abel, Manager-Public Health
Integrated Care, were selected to participate. The Hennepin County team was one
of only 12 selected in a nationwide search. The goal of the 16-month program is
to position participants' agencies to thrive as health care reform and market
forces transform the way public health agencies provide services and impact
population health. The Hennepin County Public Health team worked to strengthen
and centralize primary care and behavioral health resources along Hennepin
County’s health care line of business, including Hennepin Health, NorthPoint
Health and Wellness Center, Metropolitan Health Plan, Hennepin County Medical
Center and the Medical Examiner’s Office. The Public Health Department intends
to use these funds to build a framework to determine if public health
interventions and services contribute to local health system cost
Federal grant to continue and expand teen pregnancy prevention
The board voted to accept a $1.5 million grant from the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services to fund teen pregnancy prevention
efforts through the Better Together Hennepin program. The sum is part of a
five-year, $7.5 million grant that the program will use to continue and expand
current programming. The county’s teen birth rate is half the rate it was when
Better Together Hennepin launched in 2007. Better Together Hennepin brought
together the county, schools, parents, faith communities, libraries, and
community organizations together in new ways. These organizations partnered
together to provide four key elements that all young people need to delay
parenthood until they become adults—healthy youth development programs, open
and consistent communication with parents about sex and relationships,
responsible sex education, and accessible reproductive health services. New programming
will enable the county to target services in five Hennepin County cities with
the highest birth rates.
Negotiations will proceed for Blue Line extension design
The County Board voted to authorize negotiations with
Kimley-Horn and Associates regarding a $2.2 million contract to provide design
services for the reconstruction of West Broadway Avenue and 93rd Avenue North
in Brooklyn Park. The county is seeking design, public involvement, and
coordination expertise for this project while accommodating for future transit
along West Broadway (Metropolitan Council’s Blue Line Extension light rail
transit project). The reconstruction project is to include new multiuse trails
on each side improving the bicycle and pedestrian experience, boulevards for
landscaping, and curb and gutter to route and treat stormwater. Construction is
anticipated to occur between 2018 and 2020.
Listening sessions, other channels produce ideas for efficiency
The board approved the use of $230,000 of funds designated for
innovation projects to reduce costs and improve collaboration and efficiency.
As the result of administration listening sessions, an online form and email
submissions, county employees generated 260 ideas. From that list, ideas were
chosen based on how easy to implement the idea is, what the impact of the idea
is and how sustainable the result will be. Six ideas will be funded as projects
and include new ways to offer taxpayers customer service via text and chat, new
volunteer programs, and communication kits for county employees holding public
Public hearings scheduled
Housing block grant: The
Public Works, Energy and Environment Committee will hold a hearing for
public comment on the program year 2014 Consolidated Annual Performance
and Evaluation Report related to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment
Partnerships, and Emergency Solutions Grant programs in suburban Hennepin
County. The hearing will be held Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.
The hearing will be held in Room A-2400 of the Hennepin County Government
Center in the City of Minneapolis. Read the draft report at www.hennepin.us/CAPER
Southwest Light Rail: The Hennepin County Regional
Railroad Authority, Hennepin County and the Metropolitan Council will hold a
joint public hearing on the physical design components of the revised
preliminary design plans for the Southwest Light Rail Transit project. The
hearing will be held on Thursday, August 27, at 6 p.m., at the Hennepin County
Library – Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis. The hearing will be
preceded by a public open house, which will start at 5 p.m.
Ordinance change will include fiber optic
projects in some utility project proposals along county roads
County Board approved a change to county ordinance to allow an expansion of
fiber optic infrastructure as part of utility construction projects on county
rights of way. The permits office typically issues 860 utility permits on an annual
basis to public, private and nonprofit entities. Hennepin County Ordinance 22
governs the placement and maintenance of critical utilities, including
electricity, natural gas, water, sewage, rainwater, telecommunications and
cable and other services. Following the change, the county will be able to
require contractors on targeted projects to include the fiber optic work, at
the county’s expense. The change will allow the county to expand its fiber
infrastructure at a lower cost and minimize construction disturbances, such as
lane closures, detours and construction noise.
New categories for Youth Sports grants
The County Board amended the criteria for the Hennepin Youth
Sports Program, which provides grants to local units of government to build,
repair and renovate sports facilities, and to purchase sports equipment or
small capital assets for use at sports facilities. The County Board also
created a new grant category for playground purchases and enhancements, and reserved
funding for a potential swimming lesson pilot project. The 2016 Hennepin Youth
Sports Program grant cycle will total $2.25 million. Of that amount, $1.8
million will be allocated for facilities grants; $250,000 will allocated for
the purchase of equipment and/or other small capital assets; $125,000 allocated
for playground projects; and $35,000 is to be reserved for swimming lessons if
that pilot project is approved at a future meeting. Since the program began in
2009, 94 facilities grants have been awarded totaling more than $14.4 million,
and 154 equipment and small asset grants have been awarded totaling more than
$1 million. Applications will be available via the Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission. The
deadline for submission is November 2.
Paint to be included among household hazardous
waste disposal options
The County Board approved an amendment to the State of Minnesota
joint powers agreement for the operation of a household waste management
program to handle disposal of architectural paint, which is interior and
exterior coatings sold in containers of five gallons or less. The state will
reimburse the county for expenses related to managing paint collected at the
drop-off facilities in Bloomington and Brooklyn Park and at seasonal household
hazardous waste collection events. The estimated annual reimbursement amount is
Grant will fund supervised release program
The County Board agreed to allow the Department of Community
Corrections and Rehabilitation to receive a $3.8 million, two-year grant from
the state Department of Corrections to fund the Intensive Supervised Release
Program from July 1, 2015 through June 2017. Primary elements of the program
include face-to-face contacts at offender's residence and place of employment
and supervision provided by specially trained agents with small caseloads, a
maximum 15 offenders per agent. Other primary elements include house arrest,
electronic monitoring, strict curfews, mandatory work or school, random drug
testing and programming that addresses offender risk factors, such as lack of
employment and suitable housing, drug/alcohol dependency, sexual deviance,
anti-social attitudes and offender associations.
Amendment clarifies stance on e-cigarettes
The County Board agreed on an amendment to clarify that e-cigarettes
are covered under the Tobacco Free Property Policy. Use of these
electronic delivery devices on county-owned and leased property, including
grounds, structures, parking ramps, parking lots, and equipment is prohibited.
HCRRA will support Met Council's capital grant
application for transit
The County board, voting as the Hennepin County Regional Railroad
Authority, agreed to support the Metropolitan Council’s 2016 capital grant
application to the Counties Transit Improvement Board (CTIB) for project
development and engineering activities for the Bottineau Light Rail Transit
(METRO Blue Line Extension); engineering, land acquisition, and construction
activities for Southwest Light Rail Transit (METRO Green Line Extension);
project development, engineering, and land acquisition activities for METRO
Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit; and Mall of America Transit Station
improvements. Grants requested for a variety of projects could total $133.76
million, dependent on final commitment of funds for the transitway
improvements to the Mall of America Transit station. The program requires
formal support from host counties for grant projects located within those
Look for more news on the Hennepin County website at www.hennepin.us/news.
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Saturday, September 12, 10am-2pm
St. Anthony Library book sale
St. Anthony Shopping Center
2941 Pentagon Drive, St. Anthony
Wednesday, September 23 and Thursday, September 24, 6:30-9:30pm
Abbreviated Citizens' Academy. Classes are free. To register and for more information, visit ci.saint-anthony.mn.us.
St. Anthony Police Department
3301 Silver Lake Road, St. Anthony
Friday, September 11, Saturday, September 12, 5-10pm and Sunday, September 13
Nordeast Septemberfest. Food trucks, music and more.
17th Avenue and 4th Street NE, Minneapolis
Saturday, September 12, 11am-2pm
Annual Pushcart Derby and Fall Festival. For registration and more information, visit waiteparkneighborhood.org.
Thursday, September 15, 10am-noon
“Aging is for everyone: Health and Wellness Expo 2015,”
a free event for adults age 50 and older. Community resources and free health screening, flu and pneumonia shots (bring your insurance card and photo ID), and prizes. For more information, call 612-781-6011 or visit esns.org.
East Side Neighborhood Services
1700 2nd Street NE, Minneapolis
Thursday, September 17 and Thursday, September 24, 6:30-8:30pm
Meetings on future of Northeast parks. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is undergoing a comprehensive planning effort and is encouraging Minneapolis residents to help with three distinct, intertwined projects: Closing the Gap, which focuses on deferred maintenance; RecQuest, which focuses on recreation centers; and Service Area Master Plans, which looks at outdoor facilities. minneapolisparks.org.
Saturday, September 19, 10am-2pm
Pierre Bottineau Library
55 Broadway Street NE, Minneapolis
Saturday, September 19, 1-5pm
Autumn Brew Review. Beer and craft brewers from all across the nation, live music, food vendors, a chance to vote for your favorite beer. Participants must be 21 or older. For tickets, visit mncraftbrew.org.
Grain Belt Complex
19 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis
Sunday, September 20, 8am
Minneapolis Bike Tour. Tour starts and ends at Boom Island. Adults, $45 and youth, $20. Register at minneapolisparks.org.
Thursday, September 24, 5:30-8pm
East Side Neighborhood Services is having its Centennial Gala: Celebrating a Century of Service. Purchase tickets at esns.org.
Nicollet Island Pavilion
40 Power Street, Minneapolis
Friday, September 25, 5pm-1am and Saturday, September 26, 11am-1am
Harvest Fest. Celebrate beer and cocktails from your favorite NE breweries and distilleries, food, live music and entertainment. $2, $6 and $8 wristbands. For more information, visit mnbeeractivists.com.
783 Harding Street NE, Minneapolis
Saturday, September 26, 11am-8pm
Taste of Northeast. Local and ethnic foods, live entertainment, beer/wine, dancing, games, marketplace, children's activities, and more.
St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral
1701 5th Street NE, Minneapolis
Sunday, September 27, noon-3pm
Social Sundays. Are you someone who wants to ride slow and take lots of selfie breaks? Do you want to meet new people, go to cool places, and have an amazing time on your bike? Free, slow paced, less than 10 miles, and alcohol-free. Rides leave at noon. Bring bike, lock and snacks.
Recovery Bike Shop
2504 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis
Saturday, August 29, noon until dusk
Minneapolis Urban League Family Day. Free urban festival, marketplace, vendor resource fair, food, entertainment and more.
Plymouth Avenue, between Logan and Penn, Minneapolis
Wednesdays through September 2, 6-7:30pm
Summer at Gethsemane Wednesday night cookouts. Hot dogs, chips, dessert and beverages. Pallets of fruit and vegetables provided by Second Harvest will be available.
Gethsemane Lutheran Church ELCA
4656 Colfax Avenue N, Minneapolis
Saturday, September 12, 9am-2pm
NorthPoint Health and Wellness Fit 4 Fun. Free, family friendly event includes a variety of activities. To register a team and for more information, contact Felicia Jappah at 612-543-2560 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, September 26, 11am-5pm
Open Streets. Residents can explore Lowry Avenue businesses and neighborhoods by bike, foot, or skate on car-free streets. Get a map at openstreetsmpls.org.
Saturday, September 12, 1-4pm and 7-10pm
Bacon and Beer Classic. Enjoy sipping craft brew samples and mouth-watering bacon-inspired taste, music, play interactive games that will bring out your inner kid and strike a pose at the photo booth. For ticket information, visit eventbrite.com.
353 North 5th Street, Minneapolis
Tuesdays, September 8 through October 27, 6-9pm
The Citizens' Police Academy will cover a variety of topics, including 911 dispatch, SWAT, patrol operations, investigations, crime lab, crime analysis, and much more. For more information, visit goldenvalleymn.gov.
Golden Valley Police Department
7800 Golden Valley Road
Thursday, September 10, 6-8pm
Annual Day of Service Volunteer Event. Join friends, neighbors, and community members in helping to sort and re-pack food from food drives and donations, label cans, or re-package bulk food into family size packages for Second Harvest Heartland’s partner agencies, including local food shelves and soup kitchens that serve people at risk for hunger. Volunteers must be at least 8 years of age and able to stand for several hours.
Second Harvest Heartland WEST
6325 Sandburg Rd, Suite 1700, Golden Valley Second Harvest
Saturday, September 26, 9:30am-9:30pm
Golden Valley Arts and Music Festival. Food and craft beer, arts activities and vendors, music, dancing and more under the water tower. For more information, visit gvcfoundation.org.
Golden Valley City Hall
7800 Golden Valley Road
Friday, September 11, at dusk
Movie in the Park: Homewood Bound-The Incredible Journey
3450 Plymouth Blvd, Plymouth
Monday, September, 4:30-6:30pm
Fall Plant Swap. Bring perennials and swap them out for new plants to be shared by others.
Plymouth Maintenance Facility
14900 23rd Avenue N, Plymouth
Saturday, September 26, 9am
Firefighter 5K run/walk. Check-in begins at 7:30am. $20 per person for entries received through Sept. 12 and $25 after. Register at plymouthmn.gov.
Saturday, September 26, 11am-3pm
Plymouth on Parade. Music, food, fun and marching bands. The parade route runs down Plymouth Boulevard from 34th Avenue to 39th Avenues.
Plymouth City Center
Now through September 7
Music and Movies in the Park. Enjoy more than 200 free outdoor concerts at six outstanding concert venues in the parks. For times and locations, visit minneapolisparks.org.
Now through September 19
Preserve Minneapolis walking tours. Visit Minneapolis's historic neighborhoods. Guides will tell the stories behind the stories and give participants a greater understanding of the area's social and built history. Most tours are $9. To register and for more information, including tour dates, visit preserveminneapolis.org.
Saturday, September 19, noon-4pm
Fix-it Clinic. Free, guided assistance from handy volunteers on disassembling, troubleshooting and repairing small household appliances, clothing, electronics, mobile devices and more.
University of Minnesota Reuse Program warehouse
883 29th Ave SE, Minneapolis
Wednesdays, September 23 through October 21, 6:30-9pm
Minneapolis City Academy. Each session will focus on one aspect of City government such as public safety, public works, planning and development and fire services. For registration information and location, visit minneapolismn.gov.
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