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August 28, 2014
Construction on the 3rd Avenue/Highway 65 bridge in Minneapolis begins Aug. 13
Written by Metro Public Affairs
Posted 8/12/2014
Motorists and pedestrians who use the 3rd Avenue/Highway 65 bridge to cross between downtown and northeast Minneapolis will encounter construction activity beginning Aug. 13 through late October, weather permitting.

Crews will begin concrete surface and foundation repairs on three 3rd Avenue bridge piers. The majority the work will take place on the Mississippi River; however, crews will need to use the bridge deck for concrete pouring and additional tasks.

Motorists and pedestrians can expect intermittent lane and sidewalk closures through late October. At least one lane of traffic in both directions will remain open for the duration of the project.

Performing these repairs now will extend the lifespan of the bridge and prevent the need for more costly repairs in the future.

Motorists are advised to stay alert, watch for signs and drive carefully through the work zone.

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.

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Hennepin Avenue exit ramp from northbound I-35W in Minneapolis closing Aug. 12–26
Posted 8/11/2014
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Septemberfest at Holy Cross, Sept. 13-14
Posted 8/19/2014
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Ukrainian Heritage Festival, Sept. 21
Posted 8/19/2014
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Sierra club bike tour of Minneapolis, Sept. 20
Posted 8/19/2014
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Tour East Hennepin: Behind the Scenes, Sept. 14
Posted 8/19/2014
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Parish Festival at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Sept. 14
Posted 8/19/2014
Event begins with Mass at 10 a.m. followed by a Marian Procession through the neighborhood, plus children’s games, a silent auction, a raffle, and a spaghetti dinner.
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Author talk: Penny Petersen on "Minneapolis Madams"
Posted 8/19/2014
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Air sampling plea
Written by Margo Ashmore
Posted 8/19/2014
If you’ve been intrigued by recent articles in the Northeaster and NorthNews about air quality, here’s something you can do: Volunteers are still needed to host the sampling canisters for August 25-28 in four different areas of Northeast and North Minneapolis.

All you have to do is put the canister outside in a safe place, chain it to something that won’t walk off, open it at 5 p.m. Monday and close it at 5 p.m. Thursday. It’s a simple lever.

Volunteers do also need to pick up and drop off the canister at the testing lab, Pace Analytical, in Southeast Minneapolis. The pickup can be done immediately before the Monday test, or between 11:30 and 1 p.m. that day.

If you’re in one of these areas and want to volunteer, call Jenni Lansing of the City of Minneapolis at 612-673-3023. The areas are:

- North Minneapolis between 44th and 34th Avenues N., from Emerson west to the city limits.

- North Minneapolis between Golden Valley Road and Plymouth, from Fremont west to the city limits.

- Northeast Minneapolis in the uppermost Northeast corner

- Northeast/Southeast south and east of Broadway and University (roughly).

Study organizers would like to have the same volunteers host canisters in August, November, February, May, and August of 2015, but you do not have to commit to all.

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Join the Northeast Community Band
Posted 8/18/2014
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Book sale at Pierre Bottineau Library
Posted 8/18/2014
Pierre Bottineau LibraryThe Friends of the Library will hold a sale of hundreds of adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction books in hardcover and paperback, Saturday, Sept. 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (bag sale 1-2 p.m.), at Pierre Bottineau Library, 55 Broadway St. NE. Most books will be priced $1 or less. Funds raised will benefit the library.
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Wellness Expo: Boomers & Beyond, Sept. 9
Posted 8/18/2014
East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 2nd St. NE, presents the 37th annual free wellness expo Tuesday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m.-noon, showcasing community resources geared toward adults age 50 or better. The event will also feature Kairos Alive!, an award-winning arts education and performing arts program that actively engages older adults and intergenerational communities through dance, music and story participation. For more information, call 612- 781-6011, or visit www.esns.org.
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Art for Life: Decoupage Glass Vases
Posted 8/18/2014
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Master Gardener: Putting Your Yard and Garden to Bed, Sept. 13
Posted 8/18/2014
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Thursday: Audubon Farmers Market
Posted 8/18/2014
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GriefShare group at St. Matthew
Posted 8/18/2014
St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 4101 Washington St. NE, will host a 12-week grief recovery support group for those who have lost a loved one. The group will meet Wednesdays, Sept. 3-Nov. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m.. This group is sponsored by people who understand experience of loss and want to offer comfort and encouragement during this difficult time. GriefShare sessions are designed to help participants to successfully travel the journey from mourning to joy. Sessions include a video seminar and group discussion. Each session is self-contained, so it’s okay if you have to miss some of the sessions. There is no charge, but registration is required. Contact Parish Nurse Kathy Rosenberg at 763-788-9427, or .
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Check your doorstep!
Posted 8/18/2014
Northeaster front pageResidents of Northeast Minneapolis, St. Anthony Village, Columbia Heights or Hilltop: Check your doorstep for the August 20 Northeaster being delivered Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Get updates on local construction projects including work on the 3rd Ave. Bridge into downtown, and photos from the aftermath of the St. Anthony Parkway railroad bridge demolition, and get results from a nearby air quality study. See photos from another well-attended National Night Out / Night to Unite event, a sunny, hot VillageFest, the Immaculate Conception Fun Fest - Summer Jam, and the Twin Cities Polish Festival. Plus, learn about renovations at St. Charles Church as well as what’s in the works at 807 Central.

As always, look to the Northeaster for lots of fun and interesting things to do, right close by, like events at your local parks and libraries, community events hosted by local churches and organizations, special meetings about changes happening in your community, plus art openings, music, film and theater events, classes, activities and more.

If you’re not a Northeast resident, look for the Northeaster at local businesses, or at any of the public libraries. If you are a Northeast resident, but aren’t receiving the Northeaster, give us a call at 612-788-9003 or email and let us know. If you’ve gone paperless, you can download a PDF file of this, and any recent issue, here.

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Riverwalk at Kroening, Sept. 6
Posted 8/17/2014
January 23 marks the celebration of Chinese New Year 2012. This year the zodiac sign is the Dragon, with the special Chinese eleent of water. Come to the Kroening Interpretive Center in North Mississippi Regional Park, Minneapolis on Sunday, Jan. 22, anytime between 1 and 3 p.m. and discover the meaning of this ancient tradition and the mythology that arrives with the Year of the Water Dragon. Meet some real-life animals that live in and along the Mississippi River, then create a Chinese lantern or make your own dragon puppet and have a dragon parade along the river. This program is free and open to all ages.
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Shrek auditions, Sept. 2-3
Posted 8/17/2014
Morris Park Players presents "Shrek the Musical." The group is holding auditions for parts for children and adults ages 9 and up on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 2 and 3, 6:30 p.m. at the Edison High School auditorium, 700 22nd Ave. NE. Call backs will be Friday, Sept. 5, 7 p.m. Prepare as follows: Memorized verse and a chorus of an up-tempo song (90 sec. long or less). Bring sheet music for accompaniment. Dress for movement. Be prepared to list all scheduling conflicts for Sept. through Nov. Rehearsals begin Sept. 8.
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Artisans and crafters wanted for Oct. 4 show
Posted 8/17/2014
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Family Clay for Grandparent and Child, Sept. 3
Posted 8/17/2014
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Date night at Silverwood
Posted 8/17/2014
Bring your date or best friend to Silverwood Park, St. Anthony, on the first Friday of each month, 6-9 p.m., to connect with nature while doing clay projects and outdoor activities. Wrap-up the evening by the fireside. Cost is $25 per couple....
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Are you an older adult looking for work?
Posted 8/15/2014
East Side Neighborhood Services has partnered with Senior Service America to provide the Senior Community Service Employment Program to help older workers find permanent employment. If you are 55 or older, unemployed and a resident of Hennepin County, you can apply to our program regardless of your employment history or educational level and we will help you find work. Through paid community service positions, ESNS will help you build the experience and confidence you need to find permanent employment. Find out more by calling 612-787-4078.
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Mental illness support group for young adults meets in Dinkytown
Posted 8/14/2014
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Mental illness support group for young adults meets in Dinkytown
Posted 8/14/2014
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English classes for adult refugees, immigrants and asylees
Posted 8/14/2014
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Mississippi Minute Film Festival
Posted 8/14/2014
The Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership announces the opening of its Mississippi Minute Film Festival. While revitalization efforts have reclaimed portions of the Minneapolis riverfront, much of it is still inaccessible and in places virtually invisible. Create a one-minute film that tugs at heartstrings or makes people laugh, that showcases an appreciation for--or the future potential of--the urban riverfront in Minneapolis. The film should inform, energize, and inspire our citizenry to action--all in 60 seconds. Submissions are due by Sept. 4, 5 p.m. Winning entries will be screened and honorees named at the third annual Minneapolis Riverfront Summit on Monday, Oct. 20 at the Mill City Museum. More details at www.mississippiminute.org.
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Senior Surf Days at local libraries
Posted 8/14/2014
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Free dog training to owners of "power breed" dogs adopted from Minneapolis Animal Care & Control
Posted 8/13/2014
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Minnesota Reading and Math Corps seek tutors
Posted 8/11/2014
There are currently more than 100 paid math and literacy tutor positions available for Minneapolis schools for the 2014-15 school year. Find out more at www.minnesotareadingcorps.com or www.minnesotamathcorps.com; or call 866-859-2825.
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Book sale at St. Anthony Library, Sept. 6
Posted 8/11/2014
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Emergency responders conducting training exercise on Boom Island and Mississippi River Aug. 12
Posted 8/11/2014
From the City of Minneapolis:

The Minneapolis Office of Emergency Management will be hosting a training exercise simulating a full-scale public safety emergency 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 (exercise begins at 9 a.m.). This exercise will include participants from the Minneapolis Fire Department, Minneapolis Park Police, St. Paul Fire, Emergency Medical Services Community, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, United States Coast Guard, and the Minnesota National Guard’s 55th Civil Support Team as well as other agencies. While folks in the area may hear loud noises and possibly see smoke, this is only a training exercise. The exercise poses no danger to the public, so please do not call 911 or 311 about this exercise. That will help operators remain available to handle actual emergencies.

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