A Northeast Tool Library

A Tool Library is coming to northeast! More information is located at Northeast Minneapolis Tool Library – NEMTL. We are currently seeking volunteers, board members, and are preselling memberships. Would it be feasible to be added to the agenda at an upcoming meeting in order to provide information to your board and your neighborhood residents? I would be happy to provide more information if you have questions etc. Thank you!


Northeast Minneapolis Tool Library – NEMTL
How many saws, drills, lawnmowers, or post-hole diggers do we all need in our basement, garage or…

Northeast Athletic Field Park Rec Building – Have input?

Northeast Neighborhoods and Residents,

The Park Board is planning to construct the new recreation building in Northeast Athletic Field Park in 2015-2016, and has a community engagement and schematic design process planned for the fall of 2014.  CAC applications are posted on our project webpage and may be turned in to the project manager, Dana Murdoch, by this Friday, September 12th.  The project page link is below, the meeting dates are posted (some will be at the Logan Park Recreation Center, but the others are still being scheduled at public places near the park) and all are invited to participate in the CAC meetings.  Use the Red Envelope to sign up if you’d like to receive updates and please forward on as you see fit.  I apologize for those of you who have been already following this project, but wanted to make sure the northeast neighborhoods were aware of the upcoming process.


Questions? Contact

Kate Lamers, PLA, LEED AP

Design Project Manager

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board | Planning Division

2117 West River Road N | Minneapolis, MN 55411

(Office) 612-230-6486     (Cell) 612-499-0260


Farm to School BBQ – FREE 9/25 from 5-7:30pm

MPS Culinary & Nutrition Services is proud to announce that our third annual FREE Farm to School Community BBQ will be on Thursday, September 25th from 5:00 to 7:30pm!

The event will take place in the parking lot of our Culinary Center, located at 812 Plymouth Avenue North. Students, families, staff and community members will have the chance to enjoy a locally-sourced meal, taste samples made by local chefs, learn about community organizations and meet some of the farmers who grow food for our school meals.

Learn more at http://bit.ly/F2SBBQ2014

If you’d like to volunteer at the event, please contact Callie at school.gardens@mpls.k12.mn.us.

Thanks so much, and please let me know if you have any questions!


Andrea Northup

Farm to School Coordinator
Minneapolis Public Schools
Culinary & Nutrition Services
612-668-2854 (work)
612-300-6201 (cell)
612-668-2830 (fax)

What’s happening to our trees?

If you have questions about what’s happening with the ash and/or elm trees around Minneapolis (maybe even in your own yard), here’s some information to hopefully answer your questions.
  Just about everything to do with Boulevard Trees is on our Forestry Page of the website  http://www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=28  if you go down the column on the left there is a section on just about everything.  If you are still confused the Forestry foreman for the Eastside is Gary Myhre <GMyhre@minneapolisparks.org>.

  Gary is great about getting his crews to problem areas in NE after storms or if a random branch breaks off into the street etc…

  The inspectors, who are permitted to go on private property, mark the trees that will be removed each season.  We are trying to pick the ash trees that are the weakest as we go through our 8 year removal plan.  If there are trees the neighborhood wants to save by treating ( which defers when they come down, but in reality all ash are doomed) you would need to work with an accredited tree service, which we have listed on one of the pages.  The same goes for Elm.  These companies keep the MPRB informed of continuing treatment so that we don’t cut down trees that are being treated.

  All trees on private property can be inspected and marked by the MPRB as the city forestry dept.  However, if you wish to have a private tree contractor other than one of the ones the MPRB/City hires to removed diseased trees, make sure to let the MPRB know ASAP about the private contractors, or the teams of outside guys will be there and the tree will be down with no recourse except to pay the bill.  The advantage to using the contractors through the MPRB/City is the cost can be added to the property tax bill and paid over a few years VS. right when the tree comes down.

If you have any further questions, I encourage you to contact
Liz Wielinski
President & Commissioner District 1
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
612-230-6443, Ext. 1
2117 West River Road
Minneapolis,MN 55411

Tonight! Tonight! Tonight!

Community Meeting Tonight!
7-8pm at Clare House

*Crime and Safety Report with Q&A session from Nick Juarez, MPD Crime Prevention Specialist

*Neighborhood and Community Relations Department representative, Jack Whitehurst, speaks about low interest and deferred loans available to SAENA residents and property owners

*Have questions, ideas, or comments about what’s happening in your neighborhood? This is the BEST place to be heard!

Questions? Call Abby at 612-331-6514

Community Meeting 8/25/14

Friendly reminder of the upcoming Community Meeting for St. Anthony East Neighborhood

Monday, August 25, 2014 
Clare House, Conference Room
Topics: 2nd Precinct Safety & Crime update with Q&A, Info session from the Neighborhood & Community Relations Department (learn about low interest home/property loans for our neighborhood), Small Area Plan update, and anything you or your neighbors bring to the discussion table
Questions? Call Abby, your SAENA Administrator – 612-331-6514 or email saena3@gmail.com
See you there!

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