Elliot Park Neighborhood News and Events


The Elliot Park neighborhood is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Minneapolis. It has a unique urban flair and much of its original historic fabric is still visible throughout the neighborhood. Elliot Park Neighborhood, Inc. staff and community volunteers work together to broaden economic opportunities and to strengthen the cultural diversity that defines the people who live and work here. Small businesses liven up the community and include a cozy coffee house and a funky restored diner. The neighborhood is adjacent to downtown and is home to several major employers-making it easy to live close (and even in walking distance) to work.

(Description from livemsp.org

For detailed demographic information, see the neighborhood profile from Minnesota Compass


65,000 hours to help adults learn to read: Minnesota Literacy Council celebrates volunteers and learners

Photo courtesy Minnesota Literacy Council

There were a lot of people in attendance at the Loft Literary Center on May 22; and as formal as it appeared, it was clear that the majority of the attendees had all known each other for quite some time. Learning and teaching together is a great way to build a healthy and diverse community and I couldn’t help but feel like I was on the outside looking in as volunteers and students from the Minnesota Literacy Council (MLC) gathered to celebrate the release of a new edition of Journeys, the organization's annual compilation of writing by adult English learners.


Vikings stadium design revealed

The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority has unveiled its design for a new Vikings stadium in downtown Minneapolis.


Mortenson Construction wins bid to manage construction of new Minnesota Vikings football stadium

Speaking to the news media following the announcement that Mortenson Construction will be the construction manager for the new Vikings football stadium (left to right): Lester Bagley, Vikings vice president of public affairs and stadium development; John Wood, senior vice president at Mortenson; Michele Kelm-Helgen, chair of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority.

The Minnesota Sports Facility Authority voted unanimously February 15 to select Minneapolis-based Mortenson Construction to oversee construction of the new Minnesota Vikings football stadium.


MLK Day march covered broad spectrum of human-rights issues

(Photos by Chris Juhn)

Over 100 people braved below-zero temperatures Monday, Jan.21, to march in the Second Annual MLK, Jr. March for Jobs, Justice and Housing organized by Occupy the Hood MN. The march’s aim was to honor the human rights legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.