June 2018 News and Updates from Commissioner Higgins

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June 2018

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This Memorial Day, I would like to honor the soldiers, sailors, air force, coast guard, and marines who lost their lives during American wars. To honor the fallen and over 82,000 currently listed POW/MIAs still unaccounted for since WWII, there will be hundreds of flags lining the curbs of the Yosemite Park neighborhood in Golden Valley (Yosemite Ave. N, Yosemite Circle N., Loring Ln., and Woodstock Ave., Olson Highway Service Road, Turners Crossroad N.) from May 21 until Memorial Day. Please drive, bike, or walk down the streets of Yosemite Park to reflect and pay tribute to the fallen.

The annual memorial concert with patriotic music performed by the Robbinsdale City Band at the Victory Memorial Flagpole (Victory Memorial Drive and 45th Ave N, map) will be performed this Thursday, May 24, at 7 pm (take a chair or blanket).

The historic Lakewood Cemetery in South Minneapolis  will have a full day of events this Memorial Day. The day will begin with a ceremony to honor veterans at 10:30 am and continue with free history tours, exhibits, music and singalongs in the chapel. More at lakewoodcemetery.org/single-post/Memorial-Day-Celebration

Be sure to check out Juneteenth events, PRIDE, “Go Outside,” the farmers markets and other great events this month. This year the downtown farmers market is at the Government Center south plaza on Tuesdays and on the Nicollet Mall on Thursdays. Heaven!

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Have a great Memorial Day!

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County renews funding to help local small businesses grow

Open to business

The board approved funding agreements to continue two programs that will support as many as 300 small businesses and entrepreneurs through 2020. 

The county will provide $135,000 in matching funds for suburban communities to sponsor Open to Business. Under an agreement with the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers, this program provides technical assistance and support for small businesses.

Since 2012, Open to Business has assisted 1,900 entrepreneurs in suburban Hennepin County and created or retained 932 jobs as a result of financing.

In addition, Hennepin, Ramsey and Scott counties will all contribute to a $265,000 contract with the Edward R. Lowe Foundation to provide Economic Gardening services, which help businesses grow past the start-up stage. 

In Hennepin County, 84 businesses have participated in the Economic Gardening program from 2011 to 2017, and these businesses have retained 1,700 jobs and created more than 650 new jobs.

Supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs

“The key to success is the ability to recognize opportunity and take action,” says Florence Karp, founder and CEO of Chef Flo-K Foods, a new company that seeks to bring the Nigerian food staple, Afric Stew, to Minnesota kitchens.

That’s just what she did when she heard about Open to Business. Assistance from the Open to Business program administered through the City of Brooklyn Park allowed Florence to secure commercial kitchen space in Minneapolis where her Afric Stew will be produced, packaged and distributed. She expects to go into production later this year and someday hopes her products will be found in kitchens across the country.

Learn more about the county's economic development initiatives.

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Hennepin County awards more than $5M in housing grants

Transit-oriented development projects approved

The board for Hennepin County’s Housing and Redevelopment Authority approved $2.2 million in funding for seven transit-oriented development (TOD) projects. Projects include a mix of infrastructure, housing, retail, and services — all located within walking distance of transit. These projects will create 1,045 housing units, more than 52,000 square feet of commercial space and 97 jobs.

Among the many benefits of TOD, the program helps reduce disparities through greater mobility and access to places to live, work, and play; decreased household spending on transportation; increased walkability for a healthier lifestyle; and diminished pollution and environmental destruction.

Learn more about the awards and see a list of projects

Affordable Housing Incentive Fund awards approved

The HRA also approved $3.28 million in Affordable Housing Incentive Fund (AHIF) funding agreements. With support from AHIF, 13 new construction and rehabilitation projects (including the new Youthlink Downtown View building in photo above) will create 671 affordable housing units. Some of those projects include alignment with Human Services programs.

Since 2000, the fund has committed approximately $63.2 million and leveraged more than $1.5 billion in additional investments to assist in the creation and maintenance of more than 7,700 affordable units in Hennepin County.

Learn more about the grants and see a list of projects.
Read more about the TOD and AHIF awarded projects at Finance and Commerce

Free music and movies to help you get your summer on

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The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) offers free Music in the Parks at the different Minneapolis parks every day this summer. Lake Harriet has music every day but Wednesday. On Wednesdays, you can head to Minnehaha Park. Nicollet Island Park has music at the beautiful St. Anthony Main area on Mondays, Father Hennepin Bluff Park has it on Tuesdays and Bryant Square Park covers Tuesdays and Thursdays. Visit MPRB website for Music in the Park details. 

The MPRB also has a full schedule of Movies in the Parks starting July 14.

Minnpost wrote a great article that has summer events from the State Fair to the Walker’s new silent films and music combo. Check it out here and enjoy your summer! 

Health and Safety Fair coming to Hennepin County Government Center

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Wednesday, June 6, 11 am to 1 pm
Hennepin County Government Center, 300 S. 6th St.
Public Service (Skyway) Level Minneapolis

County experts and more than 25 exhibitors will share resources on health and safety topics along with demonstrations and activities. Attendees can learn tips for staying safe at work and at home. Special topics for 2018 include the opioid epidemic, hoarding, and emergency preparedness. Hennepin County holds a Health and Safety Fair each year in conjunction with National Safety Month.

Exploring the complexity of child welfare work

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Hennepin County has undertaken an unprecedented child welfare reform – in the context of similar state and national efforts. We’re working to reduce the number of families requiring a Child Protection response, increase the quality of families’ experiences with child protection, and reduce racial disproportionality in child protection, especially among Native American and African American families.

Watch the FOX9 segment about how Hennepin County is “flipping the system.”

Free resumes eLearning class for job seekers

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When you are looking for a job, you’re selling a product — you. Your resume is an important tool to market your qualifications to potential employers. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development offers a great eLearning course about resumes. They also have tips on their site to help you in almost every aspect of being a job seeker.

In this class, you will learn:

  • How important your resume is and how employers use resumes.
  • What content you might include and different formats you can use.
  • How to write a great resume that will help you stand out from the competition.
  • How to use your resume.

See mn.gov/deed/job-seekers/job-guide/resumes-letters/resumeelearn.jsp for information.

Hennepin County Library news to use

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Juneteenth at your library

Juneteenth is said to be the oldest African-American celebration of emancipation from slavery. The Emancipation Proclamation was issued on January 1, 1863, but news of emancipation moved slowly. In Texas, slaves learned of their emancipation on June 19, 1865 — two and a half years after they were actually freed and two months after General Lee surrendered at Appomattox. As early as 1889, Minnesotans have celebrated Juneteenth and emancipation.

Learn more about Juneteenth and emancipation through Minneapolis Central Library’s Hosmer Collection, books you can check out from your library, and commemorative events including black poets and storytelling:

https://www.hclib.org/about/news/2018/may/juneteenth.

Random note: Juneteenth is recognized on the third Saturday in June in Minnesota through a bill I carried and passed into law in 2010. Each year the governor issues a proclamation honoring this observance and recognizing the important contributions African-Americans have made to Minnesota’s communities, culture, and economy. 

Stream your favorite music

An exciting new feature is now available in Freegal. In addition to being able to download up to five songs each week, you can now stream the entire Freegal music library, for as many as eight hours a day.

Learn more about how to stream and download from Freegal.

Put a library in your pocket

You can access audiobooks, ebooks and all of the Hennepin County Library’s online resources using only your mobile phone and your library card.

Learn how to add hclib.org to your smart phone or tablet’s home screen.

Get a free library card.

Add a hilarious companion to your summer road trip

A funny audiobook will help you pass the miles between here and there. Our librarians have curated a list of some of the funniest audiobooks that you can take along with you.

See our list of funny audiobooks.

County Attorney’s Office will receive youth diversion award

The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office is the winner of a national award for the efforts of its Juvenile Prosecution Division in working with youth who violate curfew, rather than putting them into the juvenile justice system, with an 84% diversion rate. Read more at hennepinattorney.org.

Plymouth Police K9 Unit earns top honors during statewide certification

Plymouth K9

Plymouth Police Department's K9 Unit consists of three teams, which are certified in narcotics detection, agility, obedience, apprehension and tracking.

The Plymouth Police Department K9 Unit recently earned top honors during the annual statewide narcotics detection certification process, sponsored by the United States Police Canine Association. A total of 106 city and county K9 teams from across Minnesota and beyond participated in this year’s event, hosted by the Wright County Sheriff's Office.

Plymouth Police Officers Matt Gliniany and Bill Dane, with respective K9 partners Stryker and Odie, took home the first place department team award at the competition for the second consecutive year. Officer Steve Larson, with K9 partner Knight, was paired with an Edina Police Department K9 team and received the second place region team award.

In addition to regular patrol duties and special assignments, the K9 Unit is deployed to several hundred incidents each year and provides assistance to other area law enforcement agencies throughout the metro. K9 teams are also a fan favorite during appearances at community events, such as Music in Plymouth and Plymouth on Parade.

PPL training program for people with criminal backgrounds provides steps toward successful reentry

Have a recent criminal background? PPL’s ReEntry2Work program provides a three week course where you’ll learn how to best address your criminal background when applying for jobs.

Training is free and graduates receive incentives to participate. Program begins June 4. For more information, see ppl-inc.org.

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Renters’ rights and information forum

Renters' forum

Learn about the expungement, settlement, and escrow process. All renters in North Minneapolis are invited to learn important legal information, share your perspectives, and help build community power.

Thursday May 31, 5 to 7:30 pm

UROC, 2001 Plymouth Ave. N., Minneapolis

Note: be aware of detour on Penn Ave. at Plymouth Ave. N.

Refreshments and gift cards for renters provided!

Find us on Facebook: “Who’s Your Landlord 2018

Questions? Call Queen at One Family, One Community: 651-354-9855

New construction at Logan Park in NE Minneapolis

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The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) will be replacing the wading pool at Logan Park. The MPRB announced the project allows the pool to be open for most of the summer, and work is slated to begin on Monday, July 30. The new pool is scheduled to be complete in time for next summer’s opening.

More information on the Logan Park Wading Pool project.

Board news

May 8

County renews funding to help local small businesses grow

The board approved funding agreements to continue two programs that will support as many as 300 small businesses and entrepreneurs through 2020. See story above.

Read more about these agreements.

Read more about the county's economic development programs.

Eden Prairie Library renovations move forward

The board approved the initial design for renovations to the Eden Prairie Library, which will close in early winter 2018 for improvements that will take approximately nine months to complete. Features of the renovated space will include additional designated quiet and active areas, new energy efficient lighting and outdoor spaces accessible from within the library. On Tuesday, the board also approved a contract to begin architectural and engineering work for the $12.1 million project.

Learn more about the renovation project.

Transit-oriented development projects approved

The board for Hennepin County’s Housing and Redevelopment Authority approved $2.2 million in funding for seven transit-oriented development (TOD) projects. See story above.

Learn more about the awards and see a list of projects

Affordable Housing Incentive Fund (AHIF) awards approved

The HRA also approved $3.28 million in AHIF funding agreements. See story above.

Learn more about the grants and see a list of projects.

Read more about the TOD and AHIF awarded projects at Finance and Commerce.

Sheriff's Office introduces new detention deputy class

During the May 1 Public Safety Committee, Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek introduced a class of 23 detention deputies that has begun training and will graduate in June. These positions provide a pathway to further employment with the Sheriff's Office and increase diversity among staff. The Sheriff's Office has more than doubled its proportion of minority employees since 2007, from approximately 7 percent to 16 percent. 

Board recognizes Correctional Officers Week

The board declared May 6 to 12 Correctional Officers Week in Hennepin County. This observance acknowledges the staff, teachers and medical personnel who work together to make the Hennepin County Adult Corrections Facility, Hennepin County Home School and the Juvenile Detention Center safe and secure facilities.

Read more about this declaration

Public hearing – solid waste management fee

Hennepin County will host a public hearing on Tuesday, June 5, to gather public comment on proposed revisions to Hennepin County’s solid waste management fee. The fee was established in 1994 to fund environmental programs. A key change to the ordinance is aimed at supporting reuse retailers by reducing the fees they pay to dispose of non-reusable household goods that are donated to them. Some administrative changes are also being proposed. 

Tuesday, June 5, 1:30 pm

Board room (A-2400), Hennepin County Government Center

300 South Sixth Street, Minneapolis

Read more about the public hearing.

May 22

Grant will bolster program to strengthen families

The board accepted a grant of $529,868 from the Minnesota Department of Human Services to increase staffing in the Family Group Decision Making program. Under the program, trusted friends and family members gather to support families and children, to help them resolve issues of safety, permanency and well-being. Specially trained Hennepin County social workers facilitate the meetings for families with open children’s services cases, children in long-term foster care working toward self-sufficiency or emancipation, families with open family assessment cases, and families that are seeking family support and preservation services.

Learn more about the grant and about Family Group Decision Making program.

Carla Stueve appointed as Hennepin County highway engineer

The board named Transportation Project Delivery Director Carla Stueve to a one-year term as Hennepin County highway engineer, effective May 22, 2018. Stueve is a professional engineer, registered under the laws of the State of Minnesota, and is a certified professional traffic operations engineer.

As the county highway engineer, Stueve is responsible for delivering the county’s road and bridge projects in the capital program, amounting to approximately $50 million annually.

She was appointed to the post previously held by Jim Grube, making her the ninth – and first female – Hennepin County highway engineer.

Grant will expand withdrawal management services

The board accepted a $200,000 grant from UCare to expand medical-supervised withdrawal management services at 1800 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis. The aim of the project is to reduce demand on high-cost crisis care. The county expects to see benefits in serving clients through withdrawal management at the facility, rather than in the emergency department, including reduced costs and improved outcomes.

Learn more about the grant and the program

Special meeting scheduled for discussion and vote on Southwest Light Rail

The County Board will host a special meeting to discuss and hear public comment on the Green Line Extension. The board expects to vote to approve or disapprove upcoming Southwest Light Rail Transit funding actions. The meeting will be held on Thursday, May 31, at 1:30 pm, in the County Board room, A-24, 300 S. 6th St., Minneapolis. 

Grant funds program to build parenting skills

The board voted to accept a $300,000 grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services, and to allocate $150,000 to support the the Co-Parent Program, based at NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center. Since 2010, NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center and its partners has provided supportive services to help families build parenting skills and knowledge. The Co-Parent Program’s goals are to establish paternity and support co-parenting to improve social, emotional and financial outcomes for children, families, and communities.

Learn more about the Co-Parent Program.

TV channel delivers government announcements to diverse audiences

The board voted to accept a federal grant of as much as $100,000 to continue development of TPT NOW, a public health and safety broadcast channel designed to help government officials and partners to promote community resiliency, including health, safety, emergency situational awareness and public alerts. The channel will provide programming in English, Spanish, Hmong and Somali. This project was funded by the Department of Homeland Security and is administered by Hennepin County Emergency Management on behalf of emergency management departments metro-wide.

Learn more about TPT NOW

Funding supports public plaza at Capri Theater

The board approved as much as $500,000 in funding to construct an outdoor plaza as part of the expansion and renovation of the Capri Theater on West Broadway in Minneapolis. The county’s investment in the $9.5 million Capri Theater Renaissance project, led by the Plymouth Christian Youth Center (PCYC), is part of a larger effort to redevelop vacant properties at four high priority intersections on Penn Avenue: Lowry Avenue, West Broadway Avenue, Golden Valley Road and Glenwood Avenue. PCYC will expand the existing Capri Theater from 18,800 square feet to more than 30,000 square feet. The project will support 55 new jobs. The Capri Theater, built in 1927, is a community asset and historically significant cultural landmark. Though North Minneapolis once had 13 movie houses, the Capri is the only one that remains.

Learn more about the Capri Theater project.  

Funding supports Robbinsdale businesses

The board approved as much as $164,000 from the Economic Development Infrastructure Fund to help offset redevelopment costs and facilitate new construction that will allow multiple businesses in downtown Robbinsdale to relocate, reconfigure and expand. This work will help retain 47 existing jobs with wages of at least $14 per hour, and indirectly support 28 jobs in neighboring businesses. The completed project is expected to more than triple the parcel’s market value to about $1.5 million and add more than a dozen jobs.   

Learn more about the project and the Economic Development Infrastructure Fund.

Current and archival board meetings, agendas and minutes are available online. View at www.hennepin.us/boardmeetings.

Events

Northeast

  • Friday, June 1, 5-8pm
    Pillsbury School Carnival. Food, games, and community building to celebrate the end of the school year. All proceeds will go toward making improvements within the school for students, teachers, and families. Pillsbury Elementary School, 2250 Garfield St. NE. PillsburySchoolCarnival
  • Friday, June 1, 5pm and Saturday, June 2, 10am-4pm
    Johnstock. Family movie (Toy Story), crafts and music. Johnson St. NE between 28th and 29th. Johnstock  
  • Sunday, June 3, 8am
    2nd Annual Downtown Run Around 5K - Mile in My Shoes is dedicated to “running together to change perceptions and to change lives.” Event brings together residents of local homeless shelters and halfway houses and local runner volunteers, who train together 2-3 times a week. Father Hennepin Park, 420 SE Main St. MileinMyShoes  
  • Saturday, June 9, 10am-2pm
    Bottineau Library Spring Book Sale. Hundreds of adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction books in hardcover and paperback, as well as CDs and DVDs. Bottineau Library, 55 Broadway St. NE. SpringBookSale  
  • Friday, June 15, Saturday, June 16 from 10am-7pm and Sunday, June 17, 10am-5pm
    24th Stone Arch Bridge Festival along the Mississippi riverfront. More than 200 visual artists, food and music. Father Hennepin Park, 420 Main St. SE. StoneArchBridgeFestival
  • Sunday, June 17, 9am
    Second Annual Father’s Day Ugly Tie 5K. Father Hennepin Park, 420 Main St. SE. UglyTie5K  
  • June 18, 6:30-9pm
    89th Celebrate Northeast Parade. The parade is the largest one-day event in Northeast Minneapolis drawing 8,000 people to Central Avenue.  Vendors, food and parade. Central Avenue between 27th and 18th Aves. Northeast Parade  
  • Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23, 8am-5pm
    7th Annual Northeast Neighbors Sale Days. Register your sale by June 1 to participate. Map and sale list will appear in the Northeaster June 13 edition. NeighborsGarageSales  
  • Wednesday, June 27, 5-8pm
    Share the Canoe River ride. A free introductory canoe ride on the Mississippi River. Free cookies and educational activities for kids and adults. You must weigh at least 30 lbs. to fit provided life jackets. Stormwater Park and Learning Center. 2522 Marshall St. NE Share-the-River-Canoe-Ride  

North

  • Thursday, May 24, 7pm-9pm
    Concert of patriotic songs by the Robbinsdale City Band. Victory Memorial Plaza, 45th and Xerxes Ave. N. Take along a blanket or chair. MemorialConcert
  • Saturday, May 26, 2-4pm
    On Screen for Families: Coco. Enjoy this family-friendly movie on the big screen together! Make your own Coco-inspired rubber band guitar. Webber Park Library, 4440 Humboldt Ave. N. OnScreenforFamilies
  • Saturday, June 2, 9am-4pm
    Victory Garage Sale Day. Enjoy shopping your way through the Victory neighborhood. For more information and registration visit GarageSaleDay
  • Saturday, June 2, 10am-4pm
    Learn Together: Juneteenth for Mazie Story Stroll. Stroll and read “Juneteenth for Mazie” by Floyd Cooper along a path outside the library. Follow the path to complete the story! Go inside to borrow books about Juneteenth and to participate in a writing activity about freedom. Webber Park Library, 4440 Humboldt Ave. N. JuneteenthLearnTogether
  • Saturday, June 16, 10am-5pm
    Twin Cities Juneteenth. Founded 30 years ago, the Twin Cities Juneteenth Celebration is said to be one of the two largest Juneteenth Celebrations in the country. North Mississippi Regional Park, 5116 N. Mississippi Dr. juneteenthminnesota  
  • Saturday, June 16, 11am-6pm
    Juneteenth Celebration. The oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery. Enjoy parade, food, music and other activities. Bethune Park, 1304 10th Ave. N. JuneteenthCelebration
  • Thursday, June 21, 5:30pm
    Folwell Neighborhood Resource Fair and Ice Cream Social. Ice cream, great local resources, businesses, and organizations. Yard games, video games, face painting and more. Folwell Park, 1615 Dowling Ave. N. ResourceFair
  • Saturday, June 30, 12-3pm
    Jordan Week of Kindness. Enjoy a resource fair, food, children’s activities and free giveaways. Irving Ave. N. (between 30th Ave. N. and Lowry Ave.) jordan-week-of-kindness    

St. Anthony

  • Thursday, June 21 and June 28, 7pm
    Salo Park Concert Series – Cats Swing, June 21 and the Backyard Band, June 28. Salo Park, 3890 Harding St. SaloParkConcerts
  • Thursday, June 21, 7-8:30 pm Chandler Place Annual Ice Cream Social. (North parking lot near the pond), 3701 Chandler Drive. IceCreamSocial

Golden Valley

  • Mondays, June 4 through August 13, 7pm
    Concerts in the Park. The season kicks off with the Golden Valley Orchestra. For full schedule visit Brookview Park, 200 Brookview Pkwy. N. ConcertsinthePark  
  • Sunday, June 10, 12-6pm
    Third Annual Golden Valley Pride Festival. A celebration of Golden Valley LGBTQ individuals, families, and friends. Come and enjoy food trucks, beer and wine garden and music. Brookview Park, 200 Brookview Pkwy. N. goldenvalleypride  
  • Thursday, June 14, 6-10pm
    Fire Recruitment Expo. Try on gear, practice some firefighting skills, watch a live burn, and participate in a Jaws of Life demo. Talk with firefighters about their jobs and ask questions. Info: sbaker@goldenvalleymn.gov. Golden Valley Fire Station 1, 7800 Golden Valley Rd. FireRecruitmentExpo
  • Friday, June 15, 12pm
    Water Days at Scheid Park. Water slides, music, snacks and games. Ages 14 and under w/adult. Free. Scheid Park, 1856 Toledo Ave. N. WaterDays
  • Sundays, June 17 through October 18, 9am-1pm
    Market in the Valley. under the water tower. Vendors, food and produce. 7800 Golden Valley Rd. marketinthevalley  
  • Saturday, June 25, 5pm-12am
    2018 Golden Valley Fire Relief Street Dance. Family fun, food, live music and more. Chester Bird American Legion, Hwy. 100 and Glenwood Ave. StreetDance  
  • June 25 through 29, 9am to 12pm
    Perpich Summer Art Camp. Sessions offered in African drumming, creative writing, playwriting and animation for Kids, grades 6 to 9. Perpich Center for Arts Education, 6125 Olson Memorial Hwy. PerpichSummerArtsCamp  

Plymouth

  • Monday, June 4, 4:30-6:30pm
    Free Plant Swap. Take your extra perennials and swap them for plants shared by others. Seeds and plant wares, pots, tools and books are also acceptable swap items. Plymouth Maintenance Facility parking lot, 14900 23rd Ave. N. FreePlantFamily
  • Tuesday, June 26, 10am-12pm
    Open House: Plymouth Creek Center Project. Plymouth wants to hear from residents before renovation plans are developed or an expansion is considered. Plymouth Creek Center, 14800 34th Ave. N. OpenHouse
  • Wednesday, June 27, 10am-12pm
    Happy Birthday America Parade. Bring your bikes, trikes, wagons and friends for a festive kids’ parade. Streamers and balloons will be provided for decorating. Feel free to bring your own decorations as well. Hilde Performance Center, 3400 Plymouth Blvd. HappyBirthdayAmerica
  • Wednesdays, June 27 through October 10, 2:30-6:30pm
    Plymouth Farmers Market. Pick up fresh fruits and vegetables and other local specialties. Parkers Lake Playfield, 15500 County Rd. 6. PlymouthFarmersMarket  
  • Saturday, June 30, 8am
    Music in Plymouth 5K. Racers, walkers and families are all welcome. Proceeds benefit Music in Plymouth. Hilde Performance Center at 3400 Plymouth Blvd. MusicInPlymouth_5K

Multiple communities

  • Saturday, May 26, 8:45pm-10:45pm
    Cinema in the Cemetery – The General. Benefit for historic Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery. Tickets $10. Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery, 2945 Cedar Ave. S. Buy tickets at CinemaintheCemetery
  • May 28, 10-11:30am
    Memorial Day observance with the First Regiment Minnesota Volunteer Infantry; JROTC Cadets - MTCS, Major Christopher Hage, USMC Minneapolis American Legion Post #1 firing team; and Music by the Seward Community Band . Seated history talk at 1 pm. Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery, 2945 Cedar Ave. S. MemorialDayCelebration
  • June 1 through August 24, 7pm
    Go Outside. Hennepin County is hosting free movie nights this summer at Target Field Station in partnership with the Minneapolis Downtown Council and the Minnesota Twins. Take a lawn chair or blanket, find a spot on the grass outside the ballpark and watch movies on the video board. GoOutside

 

    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.

     
     

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