November District 3 news



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Marion Greene
Commissioner, 3rd District

Nancy Asan
Administrative Assistant



The 3rd District serves the city of St. Louis Park, and parts of west and downtown Minneapolis.

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Important dates: 

2017 budget

The board will decide on the 2017 budget and tax levy at 1:30 p.m. on December 13. Residents still can offer feedback. Unless otherwise noted, the hearings are held on the 24th floor of the Hennepin County Government Center, 300 South 6th Street, Minneapolis. Remaining hearings and other important dates include: 

Truth-in-Taxation public meeting

Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 6 p.m. Participants can park for free after 5 p.m. in the Government Center ramp. Enter on 3rd Avenue.

Administrator amendments

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, during Budget and Capital Investment Committee meeting

Commissioner amendments

Monday, December 12, 2016, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.


County departments, agencies & other entities

Hennepin County libraries

Hennepin County Medical Center

Hennepin volunteers

Online services

Phone directory

Service center information

Southwest Light Rail

Understanding your property tax

City of Minneapolis

City of St. Louis Park


Coming soon!


Your District 3 team hopes this newsletter serves as a resource for connecting to Hennepin County activities and staying updated on county news and services. Visit our website to find more ways to connect with the county.  

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.  I value your opinions. 

My best,

Marion Greene

Sheriff should not participate in Standing Rock law enforcement

I did not support Hennepin County Sheriff staff and equipment being used at Standing Rock. On Monday, the state of North Dakota released the sheriff's resources.

The sheriff controls the use of these resources because he is an elected official. However, it is my belief that getting involved in this issue was not in the best interest of Hennepin County residents. Further, I am concerned about the damage to the county’s reputation in the community, especially the American Indian community, and see an acute need to rebuild trust.

I am committed to listening to our community's concerns, and to working with residents and the Sheriff's Office toward increased trust and respect. 


Vote early November 1-7

Eligible voters in Hennepin Countymay directly place their ballots into a ballot counter when voting in person November 1-7.

Voting machines will record votes as they are turned in, but will not report results until after the polls close on Election Day, November 8.

Learn more about times and locations for early voting.

Adoption Day
About 100 Hennepin County children and teens will be officially joined to their forever families on National Adoption Day and throughout 2016.

Celebrating National Adoption Day on November 19

I am looking forward to visiting with families who are finalizing their adoptions on National Adoption Day. This is a celebration of the families who open their hearts and homes to children and teens who need safe, stable and loving families, and places to belong for the rest of their lives. 

You can learn more about foster care and adoption in Hennepin County, and meet the Reedys, one of our wonderful adoptive families, at

District 3 profile

Carol Miller

To share more about the work of Hennepin County, each month we profile an employee who lives in District 3. 

Carol Miller

Carol Miller is a resident of the Kingfield neighborhood in Minneapolis. She is a Human Services area manager for early childhood policy and initiatives.

Learn more about how Carol works to help kids and families.

Board meeting highlights

October 11

Project aims to stimulate growth at Hopkins LRT station

The board approved an agreement with the City of Hopkins for the reconstruction of Blake Road (County Road 20) between Excelsior Boulevard (County Road 3) and Minnesota Highway 7. The project meets a city vision to maximize pedestrian accommodations and stimulate redevelopment and interest in the area of the future Southwest Light Rail station at Blake Road. 

Read more about the Blake Road project.

November 1

Tobacco rules now apply to e-cigarettes

The board approved an ordinance amendment that expands regulation of tobacco products to all electronic tobacco and tobacco-related products, such as the newly popularized e-cigarette. This change puts Hennepin County in line with new state regulations and wording meant to better control use of tobacco products. The measure will also allow the board to delegate licensing of tobacco retailers to the Hennepin County Public Health Department

Learn more about the e-cig ordinance change.

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Board briefings

You're invited 

In addition to our regularly scheduled board meetings, the County Board often meets for updates on Thursday mornings. These are informal opportunities to discuss emerging issues. No decisions are made, and topics are subject to change. 

Board briefings occur in the board room on the 24th floor of the Hennepin County Government Center and are open to the public. Call my office to confirm briefing time and location.

Thursday, November 10: Child protection

Thursday, November 15: Hennepin Health services quarterly

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County calendar


  • November 2-30, 3 to 5 p.m.November is National Novel Writing Month. Discuss your project and plans at weekly meetings, share your hopes for the month, and get inspiration from fellow WriMos. Hennepin County Library-Linden Hills, 2900 West 43rd Street, Minneapolis. Learn more about NaNoWriMo activities at our libraries.

Dialogues in the Park: Forums Connecting People 

and Policy

  • November 10, 6 to 8 p.m.: Join a forum to better understand and deal with society's toughest problems. The issue for November 10 is Health Care - How Can We Reduce Costs and Still Get the Care We Need? Hennepin County Library-St. Louis Park, 3240 Library Lane, St. Louis Park. Learn more about Dialogues in the Park.

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