Insight News

Oct 09th


On West Broadway, shelters get a steward

On West Broadway, shelters get a stewardThere are a few more watchful eyes making sure transit shelters along West Broadway Avenue are staying clean and safe.

The West Broadway Improvement District has adopted more than a half-dozen shelters along the North Minneapolis corridor, which stretches about two miles from the Mississippi River to Sheridan Avenue.

Cherie Lovelace Price (Jackson) remembered

Cherie Lovelace Price (Jackson) rememberedCherie Lovelace Price (Jackson), 83, of Minneapolis was peacefully called home May 14, 2015. Mrs. Price, eldest daughter of Orrin and Marguerite Price, was born on Nov. 2, 1931 in Hennepin County where she resided all of her life. She is survived by sister, Darrell Cox (Meek) and brother, Orrin "Jeep" Price, Jr. (Delores); honorary sisters, Doris Spencer and Ora Lee Law; children, Shane M. Price (Verna) Floyd E. Price and Carmelle B. Abron; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Saint Paul Public Schools provide free summer meals

Saint Paul Public Schools provide free summer mealsSaint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) will provide free meals this summer to children 18 years old and younger, and people 19 years of age and older who have a mental or physical disability and who participate during the school year in a public or private nonprofit school program for the mentally or physically disabled.

Minneapolis launches homeownership program

Minneapolis launches homeownership programOn Tuesday, May 26, 2015, the City of Minneapolis launched Homeownership Opportunity Minneapolis (HOM), a new housing program aimed at increasing the number of homeowners in Minneapolis and reducing the racial disparity gap in homeownership. In the City's 2015 adopted budget, the Minneapolis City Council approved Mayor Betsy Hodges' recommendation of $940K ($840K for affordability assistance and $100K for outreach efforts) for HOM. It is anticipated that about 125 families will be served by the program this year.

June 4th meeting at Harrison Neighborhood Park and Community Center: Public gets to see LRT station plans

June 4th meeting at Harrison Neighborhood Park and Community Center: Public gets to see LRT station plansA meeting on June 4 will offer the first chance for the public to see new station area plans for the proposed METRO Blue Line extension, also known as Bottineau LRT. The plans cover neighborhoods within a half-mile – about a 10-minute walk – of four proposed LRT stations in North Minneapolis and Golden Valley. Two are along Olson Memorial Highway at Van White Boulevard and at Penn Avenue, and two are on the east side of Theodore Wirth Park at Plymouth Avenue and at Golden Valley Road.

Career fair matches jobs with workers

Career fair matches jobs with workersHennepin County Work and Economic Resource Center will sponsor a career fair, on Wednesday, June 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Sabathani Community Center, Room 216, Banquet Center, 310 East 38th Street, Minneapolis, 55409.

Broadway Flats: New housing, retail and revitalization

Broadway Flats: New housing, retail and revitalizationLast week elected officials, community and business leaders, friends, and neighbors came together at 2220 West Broadway to celebrate the groundbreaking for Broadway Flats. This new four-story mixed-use development brings 103 units of workforce housing, 19,000 square feet of storefront retail space, and other important amenities to North Minneapolis.
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