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September 20, 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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Brighten a senior’s day
Posted 8/21/2014
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Actors & Spectators
Posted 8/21/2014
Kolman & Pryor Gallery, located in Studio 395 of the Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. NE, presents, "Actors & Spectators," an exhibition of new work by Farida Hughes. Hughes has long been taken with the phrase "All the world’s a stage..." which opens the famous monologue in Shakespeare’s play, As You Like It. Using paintings and installations, the artist explores "how we participate in our world via movement" as both players and viewers. The show runs Sept. 13-Oct. 25, with a free public reception Saturday, Sept. 27, 7-10 p.m. The reception is also part of coordinated gallery openings and receptions celebrating the seventh anniversary of Form + Content Gallery, 210 2nd St. N, Minneapolis. For more information, visit www.kolmanpryorgallery.com, or call 612-385-4239.
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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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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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Thursday: Audubon Farmers Market
Posted 8/18/2014
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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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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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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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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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Northeaster Events
Family reading games at St. Anthony Library
St. Anthony Library
Photography exhibit at 2001 A Space
2001 A Space
Sept. 19-28; opening reception Friday, Sept. 19, 6-10 p.m.
Application assistance for SNAP and other benefits

Permanent Vivian Maier Gallery opens
Mpls Photo Center
Gallery opens Friday, March 14; open daily 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Georgia Lonchar solo exhibit at Q.arma
Q.arma Building
Sept. 4-Sept. 26; opening reception Thursday, Sept. 4, 5-10 p.m.
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