May 10 and 11, 8 a.m.-6p.m.

3755 Pleasant Ave. S. in the Lake Country School parking lot

There will be a wonderful selection of annuals, perennials, ornamental grasses and greens, and organically started vegetables and herbs.  Great prices!

Proceeds support the Lake Country Land School, a 160-acre working farm in Wisconsin, which provides students from Lake Country and other urban schools with a rural environment where they form a community that values collaborative, physical work, that experiments with economic empowerment, and that experiences a deep relationship with a piece of land over an extended period of time.

The construction contract with Thomas and Sons Construction Inc has been signed.  They are scheduled to start on Monday, May 7th. Additional information regarding the schedule will be shared as available.


On-site project inspector Bob Schmidt 651-308-3805.  Call Bob if you have immediate issues on the project Project.

Engineer Beverly Warmka 612-673-3762-  Call Bev if you have general questions regarding the project.

Project business liaison Erik Hansen 612-673-5022-  Call Erik if you have questions relating to your business and the project. Read more

Thanks to a graffiti prevention grant from the City of MPLS Solid Waste and Recycling and a gap grant from the Dr. Martin Luther King Legacy Council, the Kingfield Neighborhood will be seeing a new mural on the soundwall of 40th Street and Stevens Avenue. The mural will be painted and then installed on each of the sides of the pedestrian bridge in Kingfield, and will serve as a gateway into, and out of, the neighborhood. Kingfield is excited to welcome artist Greta McLain, and recognize artist and Kingfield neighbor Silvia Ibáñz as our artistic leaders on this project!

There will be a series of workshops this spring with teen-focused painting dates and community-oriented dates (this includes families and singles and …well just about every one!) Teen painting workshops will be held inside Dr. Martin Luther King Park on Friday April 27 from 6-8 PM, and Community painting workshops will be on Saturday April 28, 1-3 PM.  You do not need to RSVP—just plan to attend!  Additional painting days will be held in May!


Track and Field Team Registration:


Track team registration is open to boys and girls with birthdates between 9/1/1993 – 9/1/2003.  Age groups 9/10, 11/12, 13/14, 15-18 yr olds.  Boys and girls will compete separately on their age groups

Fee: $20 along with your registration form and age verification.

Contact: Brian Cornell at for a registration form or with additional questions


Spring Baseball at Ml King Park:


King Park is partnering with Liga Hispana de Beisbol to form baseball teams and we still have a few openings at the following levels:

  • 10U (5/2/2001 – 5/1/2003)
  • 12U (5/2/1999 – 5/1/2001)
  • 15U (5/2/1993 – 5/1/1998)

Contact: Brian Cornell at for a registration form or with additional questions.

Plymouth Church Neighborhood Foundation on behalf of Butter Bakery Café & Nicollet Square has submitted the following applications for the property located at 3700 Nicollet:

  • Amend a previously approved variance that allowed for an      increase of size of a retail sales and service space within the building,      in order to remove the condition of a 30 seat maximum within the proposed  coffeeshop/deli.
  • Variance to allow more than 30 seats in the proposed coffeeshop/deli. Applicant proposes 66 seats total: 50 indoor and 16 outside.
  • Variance to allow outdoor seating in the current OR2 zoned      district.

The MPLS Board of Adjustment meets Thursday May 3, 4:30 PM, Room 317, City Hall, 350 S. 5th Street, MPLS.   Interested parties are welcome to attend and be heard.  Comments can also be made in writing to: Becca Farrar, Senior Planner at 612.673.3594 or

Pat and Donna Mulroy propose to rehabilitate the office portion of the existing building at 3920 Nicollet to improve the offices of the auto body business, and to house several commercial businesses that would be accessed through a separate entrance off of Nicollet Avenue, which meets the zoning codes definition of a “shopping center”  They also propose to place business signage on the north wall of the business which would not be allowed without a variance as it is not a “primary building wall”.  These actions require a rezoning of the property from a R2B to C2.

The City Planning Commission meets Monday May 7, 4:30 PM, Room 317, City Hall, 350 S. 5th Street, MPLS.  Interested parties are welcome to attend and be heard.  Planning Department Staff will issue a recommendation to the Planning commission.  After hearing from the public, the Planning Commission will make a determination based on the legal findings of fact.  Please visit for the agenda and the staff report by the end of the day Thursday prior to the meeting date.

Comments can also be made in writing to: Tom Leighton, Principal Planner, 612.673.3853 or

Hennepin County Commissioners Gail Dorfman and Peter McLaughlin, Minneapolis Mayor Rybak, and City Council Members Elizabeth Glidden, Robert Lilligren and Meg Tuthill invite you to attend the:

I-35W Transit/Access Project Public Open House

May 1, 5-7 pm  

Whittier Community Center 425 – 26th Street West

Learn about  progress on the I-35W Transit/Access Project. • See drawings of proposals for bus loading and unloading platforms at the freeway level,  transit `station design at the Lake Street level, design of Lake Street, and  proposed entrance and exit ramps to/from   I-35W. • Share your comments and ideas about improved  transit in the I-35W/Lake  Street area. • Get answers to your questions.

Attention: The meeting location is wheelchair accessible.  If you have any questions regarding this material or need other accommodation, please call 311.  Hmong: Ceeb toom.  Yog koj xav tau kev pab txhais cov xov no rau koj dawb, hu (612) 673-2800. Spanish: Atencion.  Si desea recibir asistencia gratuita para traducer esta informacion, llama (612) 673-2700.  Somali:  Ogow. Haddii aad dooneyso in lagaa kaalmeeyo tarjamadda macluumaadkani oo lacag la’ aan was (612) 673-3500.  TTY – (612) 673-2157 or (612) 673-2626est

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