From the Star Tribune:

What’s at stake: The primary election Tuesday includes contested GOP races for governor and U.S. Senate, a DFL contest for state auditor and dozens of regional and local contests.

Where to vote: The Minnesota secretary of state maintains an online tool to find your local polling place at [For Kingfielder's that location is MLK Park, 4055 Nicollet.]

Poll hours: Most polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Towns with fewer than 500 people can open polls as late as 10 a.m.

How to vote: Registered voters do not need additional identification. New voters, or those who have not voted in at least four years, must bring identification in order to register or re-register. Voters who are new to Minnesota are also encouraged to bring identification.

Important reminder: In primary elections, participants may vote only for candidates from one political party. For instance, voting in both the GOP governor’s race and the DFL state auditor race would invalidate a ballot.

On the north side of MLK Park, 4055 Nicollet

Thursday August 14, 6-7:30 PM



An intersection of art, culture, fresh food, and community at our community park –stop by for a little of each!

Artist:  Tammy Ortegon, seed art

Movement: Nan Zosel, Yoga in the Park (bring your own mat!)

Food: Marianna Padilla, sample chilled cucumber soup and chipotle herb butter on fresh bread prepared by Marianna working with the Urban Farming Kids

Music: Andrew Young, acoustic guitar student of ‘Devin Hill Guitar’ at the Center for Performing Arts

This fall, Kingfield Neighborhood Association is partnering with Whittier, Lyndale and Stevens Square neighborhoods on a project called Nicollet Votes.  The goal of the project is to get people excited to vote and register un-registered voters. We’re doing it because in past non-presidential elections like this upcoming one, up to 7,000 voters in our neighborhoods haven’t made it to the polls.

If Voter Education & Registration is an issue that interests you, we would love to have you join us for the Kingfield kick-off training event, including dinner, on September 11 at MLK Park, 5:30-8:30 PM.  To assure enough food, we need you to RSVP for this event at or 612.823.5980 before Sept. 9.

This event and project is a great opportunity for us to get to know our neighbors and have some important conversations with them about our democracy, our values, and the kind of place we want to live.

Beginning Sept. 11, we will be doorknocking four days each week (Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays) in each of the four neighborhoods. You can sign up for one or more of the canvassing dates at the Kick-off Event or by contacting us at or 612.823.5980.

August 10, 8:30 AM -1 PM, 4310 Nicollet Avenue South

Nicollet Ace Hardware is bringing their Canning Master to the Market this Sunday to show you all how it is done! Come meet Mary Woell and watched some cukes get canned. Still wondering if you can really do that all by yourself? Talk to Mary about registering for one, or all four, of the Fresh Food Preservation Classes, happening this fall at MLK Park, or register at the links below.

Two classes of the September Thursday evening classes are taught by Mary who is a personal chef, culinary teacher and demonstrator, and a master preserver through the U of MN Extension Service: Canning with Confidence and Fun with Fermentation. The other two classes are taught by Kingfield neighbor Marianna Padilla, who has been gardening in the neighborhood for over forty years and teaching organic vegetarian cooking for over 30: Preserving Your Garden: Freezing and Preserving your Garden: Dehydrating.

You can also take advantage of the entire series of preservation classes at one low discounted price. Preserving your garden utilizing both freezing and dehydrating methods to maximize freshness throughout the year. Canning with Confidence will give you a basic introduction and take it a step further using fermentation to can sauerkraut for years of enjoyment. Our Gardening Masters will show you hands-on methods they have developed over a lifetime of working in their backyard gardens! Register for the series of 4 classes here:


The Garden Preservation Program is a partnership between KFNA and MLK Park.

IMG_1857A groovy new ice-cream flavor created for KFNA by Kingfield’s very own Sebastian Joe’s to celebrate National Night Out, Nicollet Open Streets, and Kingfield! Open Streets Cycle-delic is a fresh mango ice cream with a swirl of pure salted raspberry puree partnered with chocolate chunks that creates a kaleidoscopic experience for your mouth that is truly outta sight!

Be sure to greet your KFNA Board Members, who will be biking the new flavor out to all 57 registered Kingfield block parties on Tuesday August 5! And get pumped up for Nicollet Open Streets on September 14 too (both bike tires and attitude-wise!) as that day the party will be rolling along for two whole miles of far out fun through Kingfield and Lyndale neighborhood!

Are Kingfielders ready for NNO tomorrow and the announcement of the 2014 ice cream flavor mixed up by Sebastian Joe’s and scooped by your awesome volunteer neighborhood KFNA Board members at each registered party? Here is a sneak peak…stay tuned for the far-out flavor announcement on Tuesday!


Be sure to put tomorrow’s Family Bike Ride on your calendar – great fun for everyone!

It starts at 6:00pm – meet at Rev. Dr Martin Luther King Park, near the white tennis bubble (40th street across from 1st Avenue).

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