OPINION | Bringing the Lyndale neighborhood together for 'Nicollet Votes'

This past month Lyndale begun working on the Nicollet Votes project. The goal for this project is to increase voter turnout in the Lyndale, Kingfield, Stevens Square, and Whittier neighborhoods from 57 percent to 65 percent in this non-presidential election year and to have over a thousand conversations with community members about what is important to them in their neighborhood. The project will do this through voter registration, being present at community events, phone banks, and thirty-two neighborhood doorknocks.


TC Weekend | Ring in Labor Day weekend with community gatherings, the MN State fair and more!

Where has the time gone? The kids are going back to school, football preseason is off and running, and Labor Day weekend is here, marking the traditional end of summer. According to AAA, an estimated 35 million people will hit the road this holiday weekend. If you’re planning to stay in town, we found a few events to mix in between the BBQs, picnics, and other Labor Day weekend fun. See what’s on tap below.

Let us know how you will spend the holiday weekend by sending your photos and comments to tcweekend [at] tcdailyplanet [dot] net or tag them with #tcdpic or the name of the event, and we'll add them to the Storify over the weekend.  If you know of an event fit for TC Weekend, use our calendar to upload the event or use the email address above.


A new name, expanded program at Rock Star Supply Co.

One year after Rock Star Supply Co. set up shop at the southwest corner of Raymond and University avenues, the tutoring and writing development center that offers free tutoring and homework help to low-income students ages 6 to 18, has adopted a new name and expanded programming.


North Minneapolis bus riders: Fill the gap in the map

A press conference sponsored by Neighborhoods Organizing For Change (NOC) presented requests to the Metropolitan Council to follow up on previous commitments for equity on transit for the north side neighborhoods, specifically:

  1. Securing bus transit connections to the current and proposed light rail systems - 'fill the gap in the map.'

Open Streets Minneapolis – Sustainable transportation, Seward businesses and even cute dogs

Well, the Open Streets Minneapolis Franklin Avenue event was certainly a success. It was filled with local produce, Seward businesses, bicyclists, pedestrians, Nice Rides, concessionaires, cute dogs, a puppet show and even a player piano. Rain did clear some people out but that didn’t happen until well over 4 hours into it.


Film in the City at the Midtown Market!

On Tuesday, June 24, a swarm of young girls in red berets and blue shorts, a big camera and some amazing lighting equipment, and a flock of people who didn’t seem to be shopping suddenly appeared at the Midtown Farmer’s Market. Film in the City, a project that was funded by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the Legacy Amendment, was behind the sudden burst of activity.


Barrio Corcoran recursos de vivienda

La Organización Vecindario de Corcoran apoya a sus residentes en mantener y mejorar sus viviendas. Favor de repasar los siguientes recursos que se ofrece el CNO y nuestras organizaciones asociadas. Si tiene preguntas se puede contactar a Ross Joy a ross [at] corcoranneighborhood [dot] org o 612-724-7457.


¡El evento CleanSweep regresa!

El evento CleanSweep ayuda a residentes disponer de basura arriesgado que no se puede ser reutilizado, vendido o donado. Residentes pueden dejar desechos solidos en su callejón la noche de viernes, 19 septiembre, marcado con “CleanSweep”. Voluntarios colectarán y llevarán cosas al Southside Transfer Station la mañana de Sábado, 20 septiembre.


Home rehab before and after

The home at 3142 22nd Ave S has been distressed for several years, including four foreclosures since 1997. Thanks to advocacy by CNO, Greater Metropolitan Housing Cooperation (GMHC) made the commitment and is delivering another quality, energy efficient, affordable home in Corcoran neighborhood.

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