Posts Categorized: News

Street Sweeping started 4/22/14

From the City of Minneapolis Weather permitting, an annual rite of spring in Minneapolis begins Tuesday, April 22. That’s when Public Works crews will start a comprehensive sweeping of all city streets to clean up the dirt and grime the melting ice and snow leaves behind. Beginning Monday April 21, drivers should watch for temporary “No Parking”… Read more »

Weekly Events Round Up April 18-24

Friday April 18 Transition Longfellow Movie Night: The Economics of Happiness will be screened. Community potluck begins at 6:30pm and the film begins at 7:15pm at Bethany Lutheran Church (3901 36th Ave S). Discussion to follow. Neighborhood Office Hours: Senior Aide to Ward 12 Council Member Andrew Johnson, Ilhan Omar, will be at the LCC office (2727… Read more »

Wednesday 4/16–Home Burglary Prevention Workshop

Home Burglary Prevention Workshop at Hiawatha School Park (4305 42nd St E) 6:30-7:30pm on Wednesday, April 16. Presented by LCC and MPD, Crime Prevention Specialist Shun Tillman will tell us about burglary prevention and ways to reduce the chances of being victimized. All Greater Longfellow Residents are welcome. Contact JoAnna with any questions (, 612.722.4529 ext 11.)

Recap of Community Crime Response Meeting

On Monday, March 24, residents gathered to discuss the issue of crime Greater Longfellow.  The discussion was led by a six-member panel, including Ward 12 Council Member Andrew Johnson, Ward 2 Council Member Cam Gordon, and four representatives of the Minneapolis Police Department 3rd Precinct: Inspector Sullivan, Crime Prevention Specialist (CPS) Tillman, Lieutenant Lund, and… Read more »

Grants for fixing sewer lines

Property owners who need to repair or replace their sanitary sewer lines may be able to get some help paying for that construction. The Metropolitan Council has made grant money available to cover a third of the cost, up to $2,000. Work eligible for the funding includes: Rehabilitation or replacement of sewer service lines from… Read more »

Chard Your Yard sign up begins April 1st!

Do you love walking past beautiful vegetable gardens decked out with juicy tomatoes and delectable lettuces? Does your dream city include a vegetable garden, fruit trees and nut bushes in every yard? Chard Your Yard is Transition Longfellow’s way of promoting a more sustainable, resilient community one food garden at a time. There are lots of… Read more »

Message from Mayor Hodges on Pothole Repair

Dear Friends, Last month, I sent you a message saying that while warm weather was good news, potholes are not. Today, I would say the same thing. The flux in temperatures has continued to create potholes all across the area, as water gets into small cracks, freezes again, and then expands to create bigger cracks. When that happens over and over, the potholes get bigger and more numerous.

No Pie Charts, Only Pies! Meeting and Pie Potluck

We are about one month away from the Annual No Pie Charts! Only Pie! Meeting and Pie Potluck on Tuesday, April 22nd at the Minnehaha Academy (North Campus, 3100 W River Pkwy). The Resource Fair will be open from 6pm-6:30pm, and the meeting will be 6:30-8:00pm.

Minnehaha Depot Volunteer Interpreter

The Minnesota Transportation Museum is looking for volunteers to help create a welcoming environment and provide friendly, warm, outgoing visitor services at the Minnehaha Depot, located in Minnehaha Park.

Weekly Events Round Up 3/21-3/27

Community Crime Response Meeting On Monday, March 24th, from 6-8pm, the Longfellow Community Council, Ward 12 Council Member Andrew Johnson and Ward 2 Council Member Cam Gordon will be co-hosting a Community Crime Response Meeting at Brackett Park (2728 39th Ave S). As many of you are aware, Greater Longfellow has experienced a sharp increase in… Read more »

Local Food Resource Hubs Registration

2014 registration is now open! Join the Local Food Resource Hubs and start the countdown to spring! The Local Food Resource Hubs are neighborhood networks of gardeners. The Hubs program is intended to provide home gardeners and community gardeners the support they need to grow, preserve, cook and compost their own fresh food by offering… Read more »

Serve on the Bicycle Advisory Committee

Applications are now being accepted for open board positions on the Minneapolis Pedestrian Advisory Committee and Minneapolis Bicycle Advisory Committee. The positions are appointed by the City Council and Mayor. Applications will be reviewed beginning April 25, 2013, but the positions are open until filled. Pedestrian Advisory Committee The Minneapolis Pedestrian Advisory Committee was created… Read more »

Powderhorn Art Fair Accepting Exhibitor Applications

Be a part of the 2014 Powderhorn Art Fair! Community Showcase Exhibitors The Community Showcase is a celebration of the rich cultural life that surrounds Powderhorn Park and nourishes the community. Juried local artists participate in the Powderhorn Art Fair on a less formal basis a preparation for future participation as Main Exhibitors. The Showcase area also… Read more »