Safe Routes to School Improvements for Lyndale School

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The City of Minneapolis was recently awarded funding to improve several pedestrian crossings near Lyndale School. City staff worked closely with the school to identify three priority intersections, which were then included in the funding application. The project staff would like community feedback on the proposal before beginning the engineering/design phase. Construction is expected to take place summer 2016.

Please attend the Lyndale Neighborhood Association General Membership Meeting on July 27th, 6:30pm at Painter Park to discuss the project with City staff. Visit the project webpage for more information: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/publicworks/saferoutes/WCMS1P-142887

New Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office Swap Spots Provide a Safe Place to Conduct Online Exchanges 07/20/2015

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Those wishing to save a couple of bucks on Craigslist and other on-line exchange sites might also be risking their safety.  According to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, criminals can target unsuspecting buyers or sellers during face-to-face transactions.

Starting Wednesday, online buyers and sellers in Minneapolis and surrounding areas have a safe option – Swap Spots.

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office created designated public places where people can meet to exchange items and cash.

The Swap Spots are open Monday through Friday, during regular business hours.

According to the Hennepin County Sheriff”s Office, deputies will not monitor each exchange nor keep a log of the purchases.

If a person wants to request a deputy to be present for an exchange, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office will try to get one for you.

Swap Spots are located in the lobbies of three Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office facilities.

They include the:

  • Sheriff’s Water Patrol in Spring Park
  • Enforcement Services Division in Brooklyn Park
  • Hennepin County Public Safety Facility in Minneapolis

For more information, click on this link to Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office:

http://www.hennepinsheriff.org/safety-topics/swap-spot

2015 Kingfield Running Club

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Stop by the KFNA table at the Kingfield Farmers Market this Sunday, July 19, and talk with Whitney, a KFNA Board Member, about the 2015 Kingfield running club!

“All runners all levels — come run in your beautiful neighborhood with your Kingfield neighbors every Saturday morning at 9:30am. We are starting Saturday, July 25th and will run for roughly 30 minutes. Meet us outside of Butter Cafe on 37th & Nicollet. Dogs and strollers welcome. Bring a running buddy!”

New Kingfield Running Group Starting 7/25/2015

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Want to be part of a new Kingfield Runners Club? All runners all levels — come run in your beautiful neighborhood with your Kingfield neighbors every Saturday morning at 9:30am. We are starting Saturday, July 25th, and will run for roughly 30 minutes. Meet us outside of Butter Cafe on 37th & Nicollet. Dogs and strollers welcome. Bring a running buddy! For more information, stop at the KFNA table at the Kingfield Farmers Market this Sunday. Kingfield Neighborhood Association Board Member Whitney Emanuel will be there to answer questions you have about the neighborhood and to find out who is interested in joining the runners group. Can’t make it Sunday? Contact her at Whitney@Kingfield.org

Fun at MLK Park this week!

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Jazz Mobile at MLK Park

Wednesday July 15th 3:00-5:00pm

Free!

http://www.twincitiesmobilejazzproject.org

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 Ice Cream Social at MLK Park

Thursday July 16th 6:30-8:00pm

Bounce house, petting zoo, music, face painting, balloon twisting and Sebastian Joe’s ice cream.

FREE!

Summer Programming for Youth & Families Still Open at MLK Park + Fall Sports Registration Open Now As Well

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Nature Play Group

(6months-6years)

Mondays 10am July13- Aug 3rd $15.00

Activenet #52115

$15.00

 

Youth Ceramics

6-12yrs

Wednesdays 4pm July 22-Aug19th $30.00

Activenet # 51744

 

Family Ceramics

Wednesdays 6pm  July 22- Aug 19th  $30.00 (per family)

Activenet # 51740

 

Fall Sports Registration-  NOW!

Youth Volleyball

Youth Football

Southwest Minneapolis Park Planning Meetings—attend anyone that fits your schedule!

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Multiple projects underway to shape award-winning park system for next 20 years – and beyond

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is undergoing what may be the most comprehensive planning effort in its 130 year history. Minneapolis residents are encouraged to get involved and help the MPRB with three distinct, yet deeply intertwined projects: Closing the Gap- Investing in our Neighborhood Parks, RecQuest, and Service Area Master Plans. Residents can get involved by attending a public meeting or subscribing to receive timely emails about the projects.

  • Public Meetings

From June through September, multiple public meetings will be held in each quadrant of the city to share information about the projects. Meetings will be scheduled 15-30 days in advance. A full schedule is at www.minneapolisparks.org/closingthegap.

o   June/July:  Southwest Minneapolis

  • 6 – 8 pm, Monday, July 20, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Recreation Center, 4055 Nicollet Ave. S
  • 6 – 8 pm, Tuesday, July 28, Lynnhurst Recreation Center, 1345 W Minnehaha Parkway
  • Loring Community Center, 1382 Willow St: Meeting to be rescheduled on a date TBD

Anyone requiring meeting modification in order to participate should contact Emily Wolfe at ewolfe@minneapolisparks.org or 612-230-6415 in advance of the meeting.

Additional Meetings just in South Minneapolis scheduled:

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