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Move Minnesota hosted a rally for a bike/pedestrian-friendly Lyndale Ave. reconstruction on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 27th St. and Lyndale Ave S. It was part of the Livable Lyndale project and … more
At-large Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Commissioner, Tom Olsen, is a vocal supporter of the car-free option along Nicollet Ave. through the former Kmart site. “If the public works plan … more
Knute Nelson and Walker Methodist, two esteemed leaders in the aging services field, have successfully merged, marking a transformative step forward in their shared commitment to enhancing the lives … more
Spending time in nature helps reduce stress. There are many scientific studies that have found it can help lower blood pressure, anxiety, and evoke a feeling of relaxation and positivity in us. … more
There is so much to enjoy and experience through our small businesses here in Southwest Minneapolis. In fact, we’re home to more businesses than the Mall of America! With more than 600 … more
When you see your health care provider or have a question about your health, are you a great advocate for yourself and those you support in their well-being? Some of us were taught to believe that we … more
Minnehaha Watershed District Partnership An agreement has been signed between the City of Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, and the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District … more
ROUTE 4 PROPOSED CHANGES Metro Transit is proposing changes to the Route 4 bus route as part of their Better Bus Routes programs to improve the customer experience.Proposed changes include: • … more
BIKEABLE SCULPTURE A new sculpture is on view - and available for biking - as part of the recent improvements project at Hall Park (1524 Aldrich Ave. N). During the project, a team from the … more
The Southwest Connector is excited to welcome Lee Syndergaard to " Let's Connect ," our monthly community speaker series, on Friday, May 3, 2024.  Syndergaard is the regional director of … more
By TALIA MCWRIGHT   Rosie Jablonsky brushed out the curly hair of a young girl, as stylists in the Mall of America salon gathered around. “She looks like a lion,” one … more
There is a new, detailed plan that would transform 3000 Minnehaha Ave into a “Black Cultural Center.”  The plan for the city-owned site was presented Jan. 29 at the Hook and … more
Violence Free Minnesota issued the following statement on Tuesday, Feb. 20 to call attention to the full circumstances around Shannon Cortez Gooden's murder of two police officers and an EMT in … more
The Southwest Connector is excited to welcome Gina Rautenberg and Karen Binkowski to " Let's Connect ," our monthly community speaker series, on Friday, March 8, International Women’s … more
After opening one week late to wait for ice to build on Lake Harriet, the 20th annual Ice Shanty Projects closed after only one weekend.  “It’s sad for artists like us, who were … more
Following your dreams is not always easy. Sometimes, those dreams don’t align with society’s conventions. But doing something unconventional can lead you to your ideal life. … more
On Feb. 1, the Metropolitan Governance Task Force issued its final report on how to reform the Metropolitan Council.  It offered not one or two recommendations, as some members had hoped … more
Due in part to high demand, parents who want to place their kids in summer rec programs or summer camps should being vetting such programs and camps well in advance of summer. The following are a … more
Between Feb. 9 and 12, 2024, the 5th precinct had 17 reported robberies. Incidents have mainly occurred in the evenings. In two of these incidents, the victims’ cars were also taken, according … more
Collette Morgan, owner of Wild Rumpus, announced her retirement after 31 years of running the bookstore. Her fans will miss her but she has assured everyone that she is leaving Wild Rumpus in the … more
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