There is nothing more magical than bringing together scores of people for a 3-hour Rube Goldberg event. In 2013 the theme will be chemical causation. This means that we will be really happy if your portion of the causation machine contains a simple or elaborate chemical reaction as part of its mechanical operation.

We will provide a bunch of links with useful chemistry ideas in a few weeks. But, it is never to early to start thinking about contraptions.
Friday, January 4
7 – 10 pm
Minneapolis workshop, 4301 Nicollet, 55409

Please note the Kingfield Neighborhood Association Office will be closed over the holidays with phone calls returned after January 1, 2013.  Emails, however, will be returned more promptly and can be sent to .

If you are planning your end of the year giving, we encourage you to think of KFNA and the work we do in your immediate neighborhood to build community, solve issues, and develop leaders.  Gifts to KFNA are tax-deductible and can be made safely online here.

–KFNA Board

Don’t Go Stir-Crazy This Winter…  Come Join Us at the Kingfield Mid-Winter Home Office Escape!

Monday January 28, 5:30-7 PM

The Lowbrow, 4244 Nicollet

Live in Kingfield and work from home? Need to stretch those legs on these long cold winter days? Come meet other neighbors who also work from their homes in our neighborhood!

KFNA and several home-based business owners have come together to host this event. Our intention is to gain a deeper understanding of the needs of home-based businesses and to generate ideas about how we can together strengthen our neighborhood, the local economy, and our Kingfield network of smaller, entrepreneurial businesses… as well as build relationships between neighbors! Come, share your ideas, and hear others during this important home-based business development launch. Whether you own your own business or work for someone else, if you’re working from your Kingfield home, we want you to join us!

Registration is limited. To learn more and register or contact or 612.823.5980 or even better!, visit the Facebook Event and sign up there! We will post a pre-event survey in January to gather your initial information on needs and ideas for home based businesses via the Facebook page.

Suggested $5-10 per person donation accepted at the event. Tasty food provided by KFNA. Cash bar available by The Lowbrow.

Dress code? No fuzzy slippers permitted!

Planning Meeting: Thursday January 3, 5:30-7 PM, MLK Park

Event: Thursday February 7, 4-8 PM, MLK Park

Join your neighbors at 5:30 PM, on January 3 at MLK Park to discuss details for Kingfield’s 2nd Annual Empty Bowls event.  Once again, this event will raise awareness of hunger and homelessness in our community, as well as raise funds for Nicollet Square, a facility in Kingfield that supports youth by providing safe, clean, and affordable housing as well as supportive services for employment and opportunities to learn life skills.  The event date is confirmed for February 7, 4-8 PM.

If you cannot make this meeting but want to be involved, just email to be added to the Empty Bowls Planning Team.  You can also read more about the event in the Winter 2012 Newsletter.

Accepting applications for Experienced Basketball Scoreboard Operators (Thursday Evenings and / or Saturdays).  Applications available at park or via email.

Contact: Brian Cornell at

2013 Wrestling Registration still being Accepted

Ages 7-13years

Practice: 6-730pm (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday)

Fee:  Free

Coaches: E. Houghton, K. Weseman and B. Treamin

2013 Fundamental Basketball Registration Open

Ages 5-6 years / 6-7pm / Fridays beginning in January – March

Ages 7-8 years / 715-815pm / Fridays beginning in January – March

Fee: $20 (includes reversible Jersey)

Coaches:  J. Fleming  & J. Fleming

Online Registration For Baseball, Softball and Track also available at


Southwest Residents,

I was recently promoted to Assistant Chief of Police and will be leaving the 5th Precinct. Chief Harteau has set an ambitious and progressive agenda for the department, and I’m looking forward to being a part of her executive staff. It has been an honor working with you, and I feel we made real progress in connecting the 5th Precinct. and the southwest community. Reducing crime and promoting public safety are the principles behind our work at the Minneapolis Police Department. I’m happy to say that the 5th Precinct. had the city’s greatest reduction for violent crime in 2012 (a reduction of over 18%)! There will always be work to do as we strive for greater crime reductions. Thank you for your partnership and collaboration.


Inspector Tony Diaz will be taking my place at the 5th Precinct. He has been with the 5th Precinct. for three years and has a comprehensive background in law enforcement. I am very pleased and confident in Chief Harteau’s appointment of Inspector Diaz. He is the right person to continue the important community and police connections we rely upon at the 5th Precinct. Please join me in congratulating Inspector Diaz and supporting the MPD as we move the department forward.


Assistant Chief Matt Clark Minneapolis Police Department

To Protect With Courage To Serve With Compassion

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Sara Thomsen celebrates 10 years of winter solstice concerts at Judson Church on Saturday, December 22 at 7:30 pm. Sara is joined by Paula Pedersen for an evening of ballads, folk and classic songs. Sara and Paula have long had an avid following in Minneapolis and they respond with great songs, joyful harmonies and wonderful instrumentals.

Judson Memorial Baptist Church, 4101 Harriet, 612-822-0649

December 22, 7:30 pm; Suggested donation at door $20

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