News + Events

State of the River Event

The State of the Mississippi River 7-8pm Wednesday April 17th at Minnehaha Academy, North Campus 3100 W River Parkway. Please park in the East lot and enter at the clock tower door. Hope to see you there!

No Pie Charts Only Pies Annual Meeting

It’s less than two months away, and we are gearing up for the annual No Pie Charts Only Pies meeting on April 23rd! Put it on your calendars, because this is not one to miss. We have already confirmed several groups for the Resource Fair, including Free Geek, Longfellow Faith Forum, Open Door Learning Center,… Read more »

Got Milk?

Transition Longfellow needs your empty plastic gallon milk jugs.  On February 9th, Transition Longfellow will hold a winter seed sowing class.  The location has not yet been determined.  For more information on the class or to donate gallon milk jugs, please contact Leslie Mackenzie at

Emerald Ash Borer in Greater Longfellow – What You Should Know

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an invasive insect native to Asia and has killed tens of millions of ash trees in urban, rural and forested settings (reprinted from Insecticide Options for Protecting Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer – North Central IPM Center). Infestations of Emerald ash Borer have been identified in Greater Longfellow and… Read more »

Don’t forget the Annual Longfellow Corn Feed!

Who doesn’t love roasted corn?  Thursday August 9th is the Annual Longfellow Corn Feed at Longfellow Park at 3435 36th Avenue from 5:30 to 8:30. Come down to the park to eat delicious roasted corn and grab some goodies from local vendors. Local businesses and organizations will have tables with information and giveaways. Come and meet… Read more »

LCC Receives McKnight Funding Award

The McKnight Foundation has generously approved  $70,000 of funding to the Longfellow Community Council for 2012-2013.  These funds are used to support the general operations of LCC that include staff, rent, supplies and other administrative costs. The McKnight Foundation has continually funded LCC and many other Minneapolis neighborhood associations and is one of the only… Read more »

People For Parks Receives $5,000 Grant from Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation for Falls 4 All Playground

 PEOPLE FOR PARKS is proud to announce that it has received a $5,000 Quality of Life grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.  The award was one of 76 grants totaling almost $450,000 awarded by the Reeve Foundation to nonprofit organizations nationwide that aid in providing more opportunities, access, and daily quality of life… Read more »

She’s back! Joanna Solotaroff returns to LCC.

After a two-month hiatus Joanna Solotaroff has returned to resume her role as LCC’s Community Organizer.  Joanna spent April and May in Cape Cod participating in a radio journalism intensive training program. While Joanna was gone, Kim Jakus – LCC’s former Housing Coordinator filled in to help LCC continue with programs, activities and events.  Having… Read more »

Special Community Meeting – Help protect LCC’s program funding!

The Longfellow Community Council (LCC) will be holding a special community meeting on Wednesday, December 14th to close out all Phase I Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) funding contracts. The NRP will officially close its doors on December 31st, 2011.  As of January 1, 2012, all NRP funding will be administered to neighborhood organizations through the… Read more »

Get $400 Worth of Energy Saving Devices for Just $30

Minneapolis homeowners can swap in energy saving materials such as compact fluorescent bulbs, low-flow showerheads, pipe wrap, and programmable thermostats, and more—all for just $30 thanks to a new program called Community Energy Services (CES) that is funded by the McKnight Foundation and the Center for Energy and Environment. The Outreach Grant Challenge allows participants… Read more »

Staff Updates

Housing Development Project Updates Two major housing development projects in the Longfellow Community are preparing to begin construction. Longfellow Station, a long-planned apartment and commercial development at the Purina Mill site is set to finally move forward with construction later this year or early next year. Sherman Associates, the developer of the project, is currently… Read more »

Facing Race – New Conversations

The Longfellow Community Council is proud to partner with the Saint Paul Foundation to offer Facing Race, a series of participatory, discussion-based, events that offer residents the opportunity to learn about race and racism and the impact it has on our community. LCC believes talking about race and racism is a good first step toward… Read more »

Upcoming Events

Rake for the River Community Clean Up The leaves are falling! We need your help to improve water quality. You get to have fun, build community, help the river and win great prizes! Win a pizza party or $75 gift certificates to local businesses! Organize your block, faith organization, school, or other group of volunteers… Read more »

A Message from Executive Director Melanie Majors

LCC Proposes NRP Plan Modification and by-law amendment – Review and vote held at October 27th General Membership Meeting LCC is proposing a plan modification that will move $100,000 of Phase I Housing Program Income funding (Phase I Major Remodeling Program) into Phase II Administrative funding. Program Income is funding that has been returned to… Read more »