September 2017 News and Updates from Commissioner Higgins

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

linda higgins


September 2017

The colors of the trees are starting to change. The tomatoes are fantastic. The suntan stripes on my feet are fading. The state fair is in full swing. It must be time for the Labor Day issue of our District 2 newsletter!

Be sure to check out all the great upcoming events this month, and think about subscribing to other interesting topics offered by Hennepin County.

Regards,

linda higgins signature
Hennepin Libraries discount at the State Fair

Read + Ride day at the State Fair

On Wednesday, August 30, present your Hennepin County library card at a State Fair gate for discounted admission (one ticket per card). More information at readrideday.org.

MPCA air quality open houses

State of MN MPCA image

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has a new project to place a network of air sensors in Minneapolis and St. Paul to monitor air quality. The MPCA and the two cities have scheduled a series of open houses to talk about the project and seek the public’s input on where to locate the sensors. The open houses in Minneapolis are:

September 6, 6:30-7:30 pm, Powderhorn Park Rec Center, 3500 15th Ave. S.

September 7, 6:30-7:30 pm, Audubon Park Rec Center, 1320 29 Ave. NE.

September 11, 6:30-7:30 pm, Farview Park Rec Center, 621 29th Ave. N.

The MPCA plans to begin placing the sensors in January 2018. This project will operate a network of up to 50 air quality monitoring sensors that are both smaller and less expensive to operate than traditional air monitors. The sensors will monitor fine particles, ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and carbon monoxide.

There will be one monitor in each ZIP code in Minneapolis and St. Paul, and larger ZIP code areas may have more than one monitoring location. The MPCA is placing special emphasis on sharing the data with the public.

For more information, see the MPCA project website

PS: It’s good to see this expansion of the monitors. When I was in the Minnesota Senate, I successfully passed and funded legislation to place a handful of these monitors in North and Northeast Minneapolis.

Chet Cooper appointed assistant county administrator

Chet Cooper

The board appointed Chet Cooper as assistant county administrator starting September 3. This position oversees management of the county’s Operations line of business and proposes direction to other county leaders.

Cooper, who most recently served as director of the Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation, has been with the county since 1985. He has many years of leadership experience include in the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation. His role as a leader has been constant throughout his career by developing improved services through the lens of diversity and inclusion, innovation, and engagement.

Cooper succeeds Judy Regenscheid in this position, who will retire in December. Regenscheid is a long-term Hennepin County employee who excelled in her roles in Human Services, Information Technology and County Administration.

The position of Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation Director is currently posted on the Hennepin County Jobs web page and closes September 7, 2017.

Read more about this appointment.

Open Streets West Broadway is back again for 2017

Open Streets Broadway

Explore your neighborhood and local businesses Saturday, September 9 on West Broadway as you bike, walk, or roll on streets closed to vehicle traffic and opened up to community! From Lyndale Ave. N. to Penn Ave N., West Broadway will have activities for the entire family!

Now in its seventh year, Open Streets West Broadway is hosted by Our Streets Minneapolis (formerly the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition) and presented by the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.

Sign up to volunteer here.

Catch a free ride to West Broadway Open Streets with this pass from Metro Transit!

Enjoy a day of free health and wellness activities at Fit4Fun

Fit4Fun

Enjoy a day of laughter, movement and play at the sixth annual Fit4Fun event Saturday, September 9, hosted by NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center.

This year, Fit4Fun will join Open Streets West Broadway, an event for people to explore their neighborhoods and local businesses as they bike, walk or roll on streets closed to vehicle traffic.

  • Saturday, September 9, 10 am to 5 pm
  • West Broadway Avenue in Minneapolis between Lyndale and Bryant avenues   

Fit4Fun featured activities

Move, learn and connect with your community through the following events and activities:

  • Family-friendly one- or three-mile walk or run
  • Bicycle tour on North Minneapolis bike trails
  • Yoga
  • Line dancing
  • Zumba
  • Obstacle courses 
  • Giveaways – including 40 free bikes   
  • Music
  • Healthy eating tips
  • Health screenings

Register for events and activities on NorthPoint’s webpage or by calling 612-543-2500.

Public hearing on Sheriff’s body worn camera system policy to be held September 12

Sheriff's Office body camera policy

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is in the process of rolling out a pilot program for body-worn cameras. The pilot program is expected to be implemented by the end of 2017, starting first with the Emergency Response Unit.

Draft Portable Recording System Policy (PDF).

Public hearing

This is a chance to voice your opinion on the draft policy and suggest changes to it. The county board established a second public hearing on the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office implementation and use of a portable recording (body camera) system (the first was held August 15). You can also send comment by email to sheriff@hennepin.us or via postal mail at 350 S. 5th St., Room 6, Attention: Public Comment, Minneapolis, MN 55415.

Tuesday, September 12, 1:30 pm

A-2400 Government Center
300 South Sixth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55487

#NOverdose with the Twins and State Fair

NOverdose Sheriffs

On Tuesday, August 29, the Sheriff's Office is partnering with the Minnesota Twins for #NOverdose Day with the Twins. During the game, we will be sharing our opioid prevention message. Please join us at the game to show your support and enjoy an evening at the ballpark!

The Twins will play the Chicago White Sox at 7:10 pm at Target Field. General admission tickets start at $17 and all tickets are available online. 

In addition, the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with the Ramsey, Carver, and Dakota County Sheriff Offices, is currently educating fairgoers about drug abuse and prevention at the #NOverdose State Fair booth. If you plan to attend the State Fair, please stop by the booth located on the east side of Cooper St. between Dan Patch and Judson Avenues, just south of the Merchandise Mart. 

Consider becoming a foster parent

foster care video

Across the state, there is an increased need for foster parents. The number of foster parents is not keeping up as the number of children in protective services grows. Consider fostering in Hennepin County.

You can find information on fostering, including upcoming information sessions, at http://www.hennepin.us/fostercare.

Check out a recent article in the St. Cloud Times that addresses foster care needs in Minnesota: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/2017/07/20/help-wanted-drug-use-policy-changes-up-need-foster-parents/477368001/

Budget hearings and other dates set

Budget 2018 image

The board has set a schedule to consider the proposed 2018 budget. The meetings will proceed as follows (note: Dates are subject to change. To subscribe to updates, visit the Hennepin County Budget page):

County administrator presents proposed 2018 budget to County Board

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 1:30 pm

County Board vote on 2018 maximum tax levy and budget

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 1:30 pm

Operations/Library

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 1-4 pm

Health

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 1-4 pm

Human Services

Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 9 am-12 pm

Public Works

Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 1-4 pm

Capital Budgeting Task Force and fees

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 9:30-11:30 am

Public Safety

Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 9 am-12 pm

Truth-in-Taxation public meeting

Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 6 pm

Participants can park free after 5 pm in the Government Center ramp. Enter on 3rd Avenue.

Commissioner amendments

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 9-11:30 am

Commissioner amendments

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 1-4 pm

County Board vote on 2018 budget and levy

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 1:30 pm at the regularly scheduled board meeting

Volunteer to become a tree steward

tree stewards in action

Hennepin County, in partnership with the University of Minnesota and St. Louis Park, is hosting classes this September for those interested in becoming tree stewards.

Tree stewards are trained volunteers who learn the basics of tree care and then have opportunities to participate in tree care and tree planting events in their community.

Tree stewards take a lead in protecting the long-term health of urban forests by assisting other volunteers and working closely with county and city staff on tree-related projects.

Class details

Dates: Wednesdays, September 6, 13 and 20

Time: 6 to 9 pm

Location: St. Louis Park Recreation Center, 3700 Monterey Dr.

Cost: $25 (some scholarships available)

Register: Visit hennepin.us/trees and click on the “education and volunteer opportunities” tab

The class will cover the basics of tree biology and care, including tree identification, health, watering and pruning. The class will include a combination of classroom instructions and hands-on, outdoor field experience.

Participants must commit to attending all three training sessions to become certified tree stewards. The University of Minnesota will provide the necessary tools and safety equipment. Please dress appropriately for being outside.

Applications now open for Hennepin Youth Sports Program grants

Hennepin youth sports grants

The application period is open for the 2018 Hennepin Youth Sports grants with facility and fall equipment grants (application period closes Monday, November 6, 2017). Through the Hennepin County Youth Sports Program, Hennepin County awards more than $2 million each year for sports facilities and equipment.  A special swimming lesson grant program is also administered with these funds. An interactive map of previous grants and their specific benefits is available here.

The facility and equipment grants are administered through the Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission and can be found here.

Community information sessions for seniors and people with disabilities

classes for caregivers and people with disabilities

Do you or someone you know need information about care for people with developmental disabilities? Or maybe you need information about financial programs for assisted living/nursing home care? The Community Informational Sessions for Seniors and People with Disabilities booklet has been updated with new dates, times and locations for training sessions. These sessions are free and open to the public.

Community Informational Sessions are offered as a continuing effort to keep families, clients and providers informed about Hennepin County service options and application processes. Please visit services for people with disabilities for more information.

Hennepin County team wins statewide immunization award

Ayan Osman image

A team of Hennepin County case management assistants and community health workers won the Minnesota Department of Health’s G. Scott Giebink Excellence in Immunization Award for their response to the 2017 measles outbreak in Minnesota.

The 2017 measles outbreak sickened 79 Minnesotans and was largely concentrated in the Somali-Minnesotan community, which has lower vaccination rates than the general population due to misinformation about the Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccine.

The Hennepin County team, led by Community Health Worker Ayan Osman and Office of Multicultural Services Program Manager Jillian Kyles, used innovative outreach methods to facilitate immunizations within the Twin Cities’ Somali community. Over three months, the team conducted approximately 150 visits to culturally appropriate sites including schools, businesses, and mosques. During these visits, they listened to concerned residents, handed out flyers, and encouraged people to seek care and MMR vaccines at their primary care provider.

Through their efforts, the team helped increase the county’s MMR vaccination rate. During the 13-week period (April to July 2017) over 25,000 vaccines were provided to Hennepin county residents, compared with about 8,000 during the preceding 13 weeks.

Photo of Community Health Worker Ayan Osman by Hennepin County.

Homework Help at the Library

Hennepin County libraries homework help

Back to school is here and your Hennepin County Library has the cure for writer’s block, long division and irregular verbs. Students in elementary through high school can chat with our tutors at 12 library locations for help starting the year out strong, or with any assignment that ails them. Students also can chat online with a tutor using their library cards. Available during the 2017-18 school year.

Learn more about Homework Help at the libraries and on our website.

Plymouth on Parade September 23

Plymouth on parade image

Music, food, fun and marching bands! Its the 19th annual Plymouth on Parade on Saturday, September 23, 10:30 am!

Bring a chair or stand along the parade route to enjoy this perennial favorite. The parade route runs down Plymouth Boulevard from 34th to 37th avenues.

After the parade, stay for an afternoon of free family activities from 12 to 2 pm at the Hilde Performance Center and the Plymouth Ice Center/Life Time Fitness area. Go inside for free ice skating and swimming. If you prefer to stay outdoors, check out face painting, entertainment, Plymouth Concert Band performance and inflatables. Food concessions are available for purchase.

For more information, visit the City of Plymouth.

Golden Valley Music and Arts Festival September 16

Golden Valley

Gather with friends old and new at the Golden Valley Arts and Music Festival on Saturday, September 16. Enjoy featured works by local artists, games and interactive arts activities for families, and delicious local food and beverages for purchase. The parade starts at 9:30 am, and live music with many artists starts at 11 am with kids’ band Wendy’s Wiggle, Jiggle and Jam! and winds up with the funky High and Mighty at 6:30 pm.

Fun kids’ activities will be inspired by favorite children’s books in partnership with the Hennepin County Library in Golden Valley. In addition, the library will bring its mobile library cart to issue library cards so that children can get their very own first library card!

As an additional bonus, Friends of the Hennepin County Library will be sharing books to take home after the festival (limited quantity, one per family).

Activities throughout the day will be under the Water Tower behind Golden Valley City Hall (7800 Golden Valley Rd.). Parking is available at Calvary Church and the Golden Valley Shopping Center. See gvcfoundation.org for schedule and full information.

Board news

Full board meeting agendas, actions and background material may be found at hennepin.us/your-government/leadership/board-meeting-materials.

August 8

Environmental education grants awarded to 11 organizations

The board approved 11 Green Partners environmental education grants for projects that empower residents to take actions to improve the environment. The grant agreements are for projects with the following organizations:

  • Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy, Minneapolis, Edina, Hopkins, Eden Prairie - $20,000
  • Freshwater Society, northern and western Hennepin County - $20,000
  • Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota, Minneapolis and suburbs - $19,900
  • Minneapolis Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Bloomington, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Plymouth - $20,000
  • Minneapolis Public Schools - $7,100
  • Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light, Brooklyn Park, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Osseo -  $20,000
  • Move Minneapolis - $7,800
  • Orono Public Schools - $4,700
  • Robbinsdale Area Schools, Robbinsdale, Crystal, New Hope, Brooklyn Center - $8,000
  • Spark Youth, Minneapolis - $18,000
  • Twin Cities Public Television, Minneapolis - $8,000

Since 2012, the Green Partners program has awarded 122 grants totaling more than $1.1 million. 

Learn more about the Green Partners environmental education program.

Learn more about the environmental education projects.

Grants will improve water quality of Lakes Ardmore and Independence

The board awarded $79,500 of Natural Resources Opportunity grants to protect water quality and enhance natural resources to Medina and the Pioneer-Sarah Creek Watershed Management Commission.

Natural Resources grant programs have provided more than $1.2 million in county cost-share grants to landowners and local governments for 79 projects.

Read more about Hennepin County Natural Resources grants.

Candidates appointed to Riley-Purgatory-Bluff Creek Watershed District Board

The following candidates were appointed to the board:

  • Dorothy Pederson of Shorewood
  • Richard Ward of Eden Prairie 

Learn more about how to participate with Hennepin County citizen advisory boards.

August 15

The boards of both Hennepin County and the Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority approved a memorandum of understanding with BNSF Railroad. The Railroad Authority board also approved a transfer of property to relocate a Northstar tail track. These agreements facilitate other agreements between the Metropolitan Council and various freight railroads to allow the METRO Green Line (Southwest) LRT Extension to operate within the same corridor as freight rail. These were critical steps forward for Southwest LRT toward application for federal funding later this fall.

Read more about the August 15 Regional Rail Authority and county board actions.

Southwest Light Rail Met Council information.

August 22

Partnership will maximize economic impact of Penn-Plymouth project

The board established a public-private partnership to maximize community benefit of the Penn-Plymouth project in North Minneapolis.

Scheduled for completion in 2020, the project includes a new Thor headquarters, new Estes Funeral Chapel and expanded NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center. The partnership will complement existing community efforts to boost job and business opportunities in North Minneapolis.  

Members of the partnership, all landowners at Penn and Plymouth, include:

  • Estes Funeral Chapel
  • Hennepin County
  • Metro Transit
  • Minneapolis Urban League
  • NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center
  • Thor Development
  • University of Minnesota 

Funding will reduce lead paint hazards in at least 300 homes

The board accepted $3.4 million of renewed U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant funding to reduce lead paint hazards in homes. Through this round of grant funding, at least 350 households will receive lead paint testing and at least 300 households will get help to make their homes lead safe over the next three years. Grant resources also include outreach and education; training on lead-safe work practices; and $400,000 to reduce other health hazards in homes, such as radon and mold. Hennepin County has received HUD lead-based paint grant funding since 2003, which has helped nearly 4,600 households keep their homes healthy and lead safe.

Learn about Hennepin County assistance for lead paint hazards.

Funding reform will connect housing to more experiencing homelessness and disabilities

The board approved a funding reform that will streamline the county's homeless response system for people with disabilities. The reform secures $2.1 million a year for emergency shelter and tenancy supports for people with disabilities. More important, the county will manage an outcome-based allocation of funds, instead of receiving funds on a per-person, per-night basis. This funding reform will remove barriers for people with disabilities to access shelter and housing and free up county resources to support people’s long-term stability. 

Read more about this board action.

Read more about Hennepin County's efforts to combat homelessness.

Hennepin County to reconstruct 46 pedestrian ramps along Penn Ave. N.

The board approved an agreement to improve pedestrian accessibility by reconstructing pedestrian curb ramps along Penn Avenue N. in Minneapolis between Hawthorne Ave. and 23rd Ave. Work is scheduled to begin this fall to conform the ramps to meet Americans With Disabilities Act guidelines.

Learn more about this project.

Learn more the county's plan to make sidewalks more accessible

Member appointed to Human Resources Board

The board appointed Osman Ahmed to the Human Resources Board. This board establishes rules for classified positions, makes investigations, hears and decides appeals, and submits an annual report to the county board on the county's Human Resources Department.

Learn more about Hennepin County citizen advisory boards.

Public hearing on county's report to HUD

The county will host a public hearing to gather comments on its report to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development relating to housing and community development grants.

Tuesday, September 12, 1:30 pm

Hennepin County Government Center Board Room (A-2400)

300 S. 6th St., Minneapolis

In addition to the September 12, 2017, public hearing, written comments on the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) will be accepted from September 7, 2017, to September 22, 2017. During this period, a draft copy of the CAPER is available on the county's web site (hennepin.us/caper) and at Hennepin County libraries.

Read more about the public hearing.

Hennepin County joins in International Youth Day

The board recognized August 12 as International Youth Day in Hennepin County, an observance celebrating contributions of young people across the world. This event also acknowledges that communities must make every effort to promote and support programs that help young people and their families. The board recognized Hennepin County staff across all business lines who make the county a better place for youth.

Read more about International Youth Day.

Events

Northeast

  • September 5, 6-7pm
    My Minnesota Tour with Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Myron Frans. The Commissioner gives you the opportunity to provide feedback on ways to improve the states budget and investments. Learn about where your tax dollars go and how the states budget directly impacts our local community and you. Columbia Park Picnic Grounds. 800 Columbia Pkwy. myminnesota.com.
  • Friday, September 8, 10 am-11:30am
    First Precinct Court Watch. Collaborative community-based approach to criminal justice. Citizens partner with police, probation officers and prosecutors to prevent and respond to public safety concerns. Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall. precinct-court-watch.com.  
  • Sunday, September 10, 11am
    Finish the Run. Participants will receive a “Finish the Run” t-shirt and food/drink at the finish line. Music and festivities before, during, and after the race! $30 entry fee. Boom Island Park. FinishTheRun.  
  • Saturday, September 16, 6:00pm-8:00pm
    Jammin’ at Logan. A new program for adults with developmental disabilities. Join your friends for a night of dancing and socializing to the best classic and new dance jams. A light snack and beverage will be provided. $5. 630 13th Ave. NE. jamminatlogan.com.
  • Saturday, September 17, 8am-1pm
    11th Minneapolis Bike Tour. Starts and ends at beautiful Boom Island Park and features multiple fully supported routes that take riders through the park and byway system of Minneapolis at their own pace, traffic free! 724 Sibley St. NE. minneapolisbiketour.com.

North Loop

  • Saturday, September 3, 6-8pm
    North Loop Clean Up Day. Join the North Loop Community Outreach Day with Tree of Life Lutheran Church doing neighborhood cleanup and perennial planting. Corner Coffee, 514 N. 3rd St. northloopcleanup.com.  

North

  • Wednesday, September 6, 5:30-6:30pm
    Minneapolis Avenues Dream Tour. One hour tour to answer your questions about youth homelessness while touring Avenues’ North Minneapolis shelter. 1708 Oak Park Ave. N. RSVP: Tours are by appointment only. Contact Craig Freeman, 612-844-2005 or cfreeman@avenuesforyouth.org.
  • Saturday, September 9, 11am-4pm
    Fifth Annual Battle of the Badges BBQ! Free food, activities, and live music! North Commons Park, 1801 James Ave. N. BattleoftheBadgesBBQ 
  • Tuesday, September 26, 6:30-8:30pm
    Governor Dayton’s Minneapolis Water Quality Forum. Registration opens at 5:30 pm. Minneapolis Urban League, 2100 Plymouth Ave. N. GovernorsWaterQualityForum.  

Medicine Lake

  • Thursday, September 14, 6:30pm
    Plymouth Lions Club dinner meeting. Medicine Lake City Hall. 10609 South Shore Drive plymouthlions.org.

Golden Valley

  • Sundays September 3 to October 1
    Golden Valley Sunday Farmers Market. Fresh local produce, vendors and entertainment. 7800 Golden Valley Rd. marketinthevalley.org.  
  • September 14, 8:30-10am
    Coffee with a Cop. A community outreach program that encourages citizens to become familiar with the officers who serve their community, ask questions, and express concerns. Byerlys, 5725 Duluth St. coffeewithacop.com.
  • Save the Date! Saturday, October 7, 8 am-1pm
    Mighty Tidy Clean up Day. Offering residents a monitored site to dispose of unwanted items such as old mattresses and sofas, broken bicycles, ancient appliances, tires, and outdated electronics. Brookview Park, 200 Brookview Pkwy. N. mightytidyday.com.

St. Anthony

  • Saturday, September 2, 12:30-2pm
    Fantasy Book Club. Join the discussion of new and interesting fantasy titles. St. Anthony Library, 2941 Pentagon Dr. NE. FantasyBookClub.  
  • Tuesday, September 19, 4:30-6:30pm
    Lego Lab. Calling all future engineers and architects! We've got the bricks, but we need you to bring your imagination. St. Anthony Library, 2941 Pentagon Dr. NE. Legolab.com.  
  • Thursday, September 21, 1-2pm
    Friends of the St. Anthony Library Book Club. Join our discussion of new and interesting titles. Bring along your recommendations for future meetings. St. Anthony Library, 2941 Pentagon Dr. NE. St.AnthonyBookclub.

Plymouth

  • Wednesday, August 30, 2:30-6:30pm
    Plymouth Farmers Market. Over 20 vendors provide fresh, locally grown produce and foods. Parkers Lake Playfield.15500 County Road 6. farmersmarket.com.  
  • Wednesday, August 30, 5-7pm
    Cones with Cops. Residents can get to know police officers, ask questions and enjoy ice cream. Honey and Mackie’s, 16725 County Rd. 24. coneswithcops.com.
  • Wednesday, September 6, 7-8pm
    Free CPR/AED Training. Learn bystander CPR and AED use through free Heart Safe Plymouth trainings. Plymouth Public Safety Building, 3400 Plymouth Blvd. CPR/AED Training.  

 

    Multiple communities

    • Tuesday. August 29, 7pm
      Music in the Park. Hunkerd Down Blues at Father Hennepin Bluff Park, 420 Main St. SE. musicinthepark.com.
    • Friday, September 1, 12-1pm
      Basic Steps to Starting a Small Business. The U.S. Small Business Administration will discuss loan programs, procurement and exporting, business plans and mentoring, and answer questions. Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall. Learn more.  
    • Saturday, September 2, 10:30-11:30am
      Researching the History of Your Minneapolis Home. Learn about the online tools and resources that will help you research the history of your house. Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall. Learn more.  
    • Saturday, September 9, 3-4pm
      Shake, Rattle and Read at the Library. Join favorite local musicians for stories and songs. Families can stay for local music-inspired activities for kids and social time for their grown-ups. John Munson (Trip Shakespeare, Semisonic and the New Standards) Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall. Learn more about this family music and stories event.
    • Tuesday, September 19, 6-7pm
      Minnesota Orchestra at the Commons. Music Director Osmo Vänskä will lead the performance of powerful symphonic works from Sibelius’ Finlandia to John Williams’ Raiders of the Lost Ark. The Commons, 425 Portland Ave. S. MinnesotaOrchestra.com.  
    • Tuesday, September 26, 3:30-7:30pm
      Final Mill City Farmers Market Night.Pick up farm fresh, organic produce and local artisan foods for an easy weeknight meal. Prepared food vendors will be cooking up seasonal recipes all evening, so come hungry, stay, listen to live music and have a picnic supper in The Commons! Mill City Market, 425 Portland Ave. S. More info.

    Contact

    Linda Higgins
    Commissioner, District 2
    612-348-7882
    www.hennepin.us/higgins

    Tina Sanz
    Principal Aide
    612-348-5335

    Beverly Hammond
    Administrative Secretary
    612-348-3526

    You can also send comments via my feedback form.

     
     

    www.hennepin.us

    Follow Hennepin County

    facebooktwitterinstagramyoutubelinked in
    Hennepin County