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September 1, 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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EVENTS:
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.
Read more about Event #11703
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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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Tonight: Comedy Nyte at Nye’s
Posted 8/7/2014
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Mississippi Minute Film Festival
Posted 8/6/2014
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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OPINION:
Library petition: A chance to correct misinformation
Written by Dave Larson and Tricia Conway
Posted 8/6/2014
Recently, residents of Columbia Heights may have been approached to sign a petition to repeal the Columbia Heights City Council’s decision to fund a new library....
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GriefShare group at St. Matthew starts Sept. 3
Posted 8/5/2014
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 8/4/2014
Northeaster front pageResidents of Northeast Minneapolis, St. Anthony Village, Columbia Heights or Hilltop: Check your doorstep for the August 6 Northeaster being delivered Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Get a local angle on the controversy surrounding oil being transported by rail through populated areas, learn about CPR, and how to use an AED in an emergency, see photos from another fun-filled Open Streets on Central Avenue, find out which Northeasters will be on stage at the Fringe Festival, and put your environmental mind on the big things happening on our part of the Mississippi River. Plus, we pay tribute to sports legend, local businessman and philanthropist, Bob McNamara, who died on July 20.

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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Minnesota Reading and Math Corps seek tutors
Posted 8/3/2014
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.
Read more about Event #11703
EVENTS:
Comedy Nyte at Nye’s
Posted 8/3/2014
Read more about Event #11701
EVENTS:
Mississippi Minute Film Festival
Posted 8/3/2014
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.
Read more about Event #11696
EVENTS:
Wayzata Women’s Chorus seeks singers
Posted 8/3/2014
Read more about Event #1988
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