Kingfield Residents and Businesses:
While we are relieved that an arrest has been made today of the officer who killed George Floyd, we firmly believe that there is still much more work to be done in our neighborhood and the City of Minneapolis as a whole to demand justice. The work to address the racism and police violence displayed in the killing of George Floyd is the responsibility of every resident and organization in the City of Minneapolis. As one of those organizations, it is our promise to take on this work.
We know Kingfield residents, particularly our black indigenous neighbors of color, are impacted in a variety of ways and we want you to know we are here to stand with you and offer support.
As we are sure you have been following, the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police has grown to include damage to property throughout the city. For the last two nights, we have seen the impacted areas expand to include almost every neighborhood across South Minneapolis, including broken windows and damaged store fronts around 36th/ Nicollet and 36th/ Lyndale in Kingfield.
It is important to note that we are not aware of a known threat, demonstration or event planned in our neighborhood but in an abundance of caution, we are suggesting that you consider the following:
- Businesses should consider adjusting hours of business and secure your location via boarding windows or other precautionary measures.
- Businesses should consider removing potentially dangerous materials from your building and any items of value including cash boxes and safe contents.
- When at all possible, businesses and residents, do not confront or escalate anyone breaking into buildings or threatening property. If you must stay with your businesses, please plan a secondary exit.
- Kingfield residents and businesses should review any curfews or guidelines issued by the City/State official and stay in contact with loved ones. (Current curfew: May 29 & 30, 8 PM – 6 AM for all streets and public places.)
If you are looking for ways to help, KFNA has a list of community organized clean-ups and donation needs posted on our Facebook page (Kingfield Neighborhood Association) and website at www.kingfield.org. We will continue to add to this list in the coming weeks.
We will continue to communicate to the neighborhood as we get further information.
KFNA Board Executive Committee and Staff–
Chris DesRoches, KFNA Board President, on behalf of the KFNA Executive Committee
Sarah Linnes-Robinson, Executive Director
The public comment period for the draft Minneapolis Transportation Action Plan will close this Friday, May 22nd. The 10-year action plan will guide future planning, design and implementation of transportation projects for all people in all the ways they move around.
Provide your input and feedback on our interactive website
Check out the Minneapolis Transportation Action Plan website to learn more and provide feedback at go.minneapolismn.gov. The interactive website includes opportunities to provide your input on the plan – including draft strategies and actions and priority networks.
Watch a recording of our online open houses
At three online open houses staff presented highlights of the Transportation Action Plan and answered questions from the audience in real time. Our online engagement events have concluded but you can still watch recordings of them on our website at go.minneapolismn.gov/get-involved.
38th & Pleasant (SW corner), Sunday May 17th, 10:30 AM- 12:30 PM
If you are experiencing, or anticipating, a shortage of grocery staples in the coming week, please know you are invited to participate in the Incarnation/Sagrado de Corazon Grocery Distribution Event this coming Sunday. Intended for low-income households, or those that have difficulties accessing food, there is no cost to participate in this event. Enough groceries will be available to provide food-security for the coming week to 1100 families.
Participants are asked to arrive by car, if possible. Four lanes will be formed and be directed to enter the parking lot from Pleasant Avenue. Boxes of groceries will be placed in your car by volunteers. Each box contains enough calories of food to feed a family of four for an entire week. Much of the food is dried or canned so will be shelf-stable.
Please know that you are welcome to share this information with others in our broader community. Zip codes will be collected at the event to allow for increased food distribution at this location in the coming weeks.
If you are interested in supporting this outreach you can make direct financial donations to the Incarnation COVID-19 Food Shelf at this link: http://bit.ly/IncarnationFoodShelf
Organized by Incarnation Church/Sagrado de Corazon
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has created activities for you to share with your community as we all stay at home.
Neighbors, teachers and kids can explore the 35W@94 project corridor through a virtual self-guided tour to learn about the history of I-35W, project benefits and construction features including the huge red water storage tanks being constructed under the road. Be sure to check out the drone flight over the freeway and download the activity book! Start exploring today: Virtual Self-Guided Tour