Important Update from MPD 5/7/2015

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MPD advised that they have noticed an increase of garage burglaries. Suspects have entered by using the garage door opener left in vehicles parked outside. Vehicles have had unlocked doors or suspects have broken windows. Once inside the garage, they steal items. In one case of an attached garage, they accessed the house.

What you can do:

Never leave your home or personal property unsecured.

Always lock all doors and windows when you leave home.

Always keep your garage secured and locked.

Never Leave your garage remote in your car, carry it in with you when you park your car outside.

Use double cylinder deadbolt locks with 6″ strike plates and 3″ screws on all exterior doors. Deadbolts should have at least a 1″ throw. Contact your Crime Prevention Specialist for details.

Pin your double-hung windows or have auxiliary locks added to them.

Alert your neighbors and block club members to the problem and be sure to watch out for each other. If you don’t have a block club, consider joining one by calling your CPS at 673-5407.

Call 911 to report suspicious activity. This includes strangers walking down your alley and looking in garages, loitering, or vehicles circling the block with occupants you don’t recognize.

Burglars commonly knock on doors to see if anyone is home. Please call 911 to report any suspicious persons who knock on your door or ring your doorbell. For example, someone giving you a name of a person they are looking for, who doesn’t live there!

If you are burglarized, do not contaminate the crime scene. Do not enter your home until police have cleared it of possible suspects. Do not touch any suspected entry points or items that may have been moved or touched by the burglar. Do not “clean up” until after police have investigated.

Make sure to record all serial numbers of electronic equipment (computers, TV’s, etc.) and any guns, you may have. Having this information in case you are the victim of a burglary help greatly in getting any items returned to you and tracking potential suspect looking to pawn the items.

There is no suspect information at this time, if you have any information regarding these incidents please contact the 5th pct. Property Crimes Unit at (612) 673-5715.

For a free home security survey, please call the 5th Precinct at (612) 673-5705 and ask to speak to your Crime Prevention specialist.

For questions, contact:
Jennifer Waisanen, Crime Prevention Specialist
Minneapolis Police Department, 5th Precinct
(612) 673-5407

Fire on the Greenway –Mother’s Day Sale!

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Friday May 8, 5-10 PM & Saturday May 9, 1-7 PM

2845 Harriet Ave. S

Support the 15 local and independent potters that support Kingfield’s Empty Bowls at this once-a-year sale at Fire on the Greenway! The event features ceramic works, both functional and sculptural. For more info visit their website at

Play Ball! Kingfield Adult Softball Starts May 7!

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Warm-up starts about 6:30 PM

MLK Park Field 3

Bring your glove and drop-in each Thursday and play! Teams are picked new each week. Join the Facebook Group for updates and weekly team photos!

Lake Country School’s Annual Plant Sale

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Thursday May 7 & Friday May 8, 8 AM to 6 PM

3755 Pleasant Ave S

You can purchase organically grown, herbicide free annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs and hanging baskets. Many of the plants are grown by LCS students and staff at the Lake Country Land School. Sale location is in the west parking lot off of Pleasant Avenue.

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Coming to homes soon via the good ol’ US Post!

Today: Playground Groundbreaking!

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The public is invited to join in the groundbreaking celebration for the new playground at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park on Wednesday, May 6 at noon (4055 Nicollet Ave. So.) at the site of the current playground.

The playground will be the first in the state of Minnesota to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Civil Rights Movement, and African-American History. In collaboration with four local African-American artists and design consultants, the neighborhood and its stakeholders have designed a park that will inspire children, their parents, fellow neighbors and friends of the community.

Main elements of the new playground will include:

  • interpretive panels with historical information and QR code links to the African-American Registry website
  • a climbing structure replicating the Edmund Pettus Bridge
  • a climbable mountaintop
  • an educational staircase illustrating authors of African Heritage
  • a flag from the Red Hand Division WWI African-American regiment
  • themed children’s play to highlight African-American inventors, including our own Minnesotan, Frederick McKinley Jones.

You can learn more about the playground on the project webpage here.

The old playground will be completely removed and a new one installed. This special event will feature a brief program, official groundbreaking and light refreshments to follow.

Contact: Colleen O’Dell, MPRB Planning,, 612-230-6469


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We are going to try to get the Kingfield Block Walker program up and running and need your help! We are planning on having 4 walks in May and are hoping that you can be available for at least one of them. We have tried to pick different days of the week, different times of days, and different locations, in hopes that at least one of these will fit anyone’s schedule!

Please let us know which walk you would like to sign-up for. If none of these work for you, would you be so kind as to let us know why. We are really trying to make this program work, and can use your help figuring out why it hasn’t been working so far.

So here’s what we have:
Tuesday, May 12th 6-7pm, Butter Bakery Cafe (37th and Nicollet)

Wednesday, May 13th 8:30-9:30am, Royal Grounds (4161 Grand Ave)

Thursday, May 21st 1:30-2:30pm, Bruegger’s Bagels (4554 Nicollet Ave)

Saturday, May 23rd 10-11am, MLK Park (4055 Nicollet Ave)


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact

More information about the Kingfield Block Walkers can be found here.

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