Willard Hay Neighborhood News and Events



Photo by Ed Kohler licensed under Creative Commons

Near North and Willard-Hay are richly diverse, predominantly residential neighborhoods with active residents, acres of beautiful parkland, and easy access to growing retail opportunities along West Broadway Avenue-the Main Street of North Minneapolis. Here you can find historic homes in the Old Highland community-- a 30-square block area known for its large, Victorian Queen Anne "painted ladies" that were built between 1875-1899 (see photos at:http://www.oldhighland.org) and in the Homewood community--one of the city's first planned developments built between 1900-1925. Near North is also home to Lyn-Park-a subdivision with suburban-style homes and cul-de-sacs built in the 1970s. Residents enjoy countless recreational opportunities at more than half-dozen parks, beautiful vistas of the Mississippi from West River Road, many neighborhood schools, and easy access to downtown Minneapolis. 

(Desciption from livemsp.org)

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

'Free range' recycling: Pilot launched in two neighborhoods

A pilot program in two Minneapolis neighborhoods will evaluate a different way to collect recyclables from residential customers.


'For our people, by our people'

Elizabeth Reed and Peter Hayden

Turning Point, Inc., a North Minneapolis-based private mental health and chemical health agency, soon plans to open its doors for a “Culturally Specific Service Center.” The one-stop comprehensive


"They are talented beyond measure": Hip Hop Camp connects performers and youth at the Capri Theater

“There is no wrong way to beat box,” says Terrell Woods (aka Carnage) to his young hip-hop students at the Capri Theater, “the only wrong way is not to try.” Woods, along with Tish Jones, Desdamona, and Truth Maze worked with youth in North Minneapolis last week at MacPhail’s Hip Hop camp. The week-long all day camp culminated with a performance on Friday evening showcasing work the youth have created themselves.


"We’re treated like bums" despite holding jobs, paying taxes

Dennis and Deborah are like a lot of Minnesotans. They’ve put in decades of hard work at their jobs, pay their taxes and rarely ask for help… until now.


"Not only is it an injustice to us, but this neighborhood."

North Minneapolis resident Leonard and his family live in a house with broken windows near the corner of Knox and Lowry.