Weekly Roundup: Oct 16-22

Stay safe and strong, Greater Longfellow.

Rebuilding Greater Longfellow

Rebuild Longfellow – E. Lake St and Minnehaha Ave Commercial Area Longfellow Community Council
Introduction: The Longfellow Community Council (LCC) is facilitating a neighborhood planning process for the reconstruction of the areas most affected by this summer’s social justice demonstrations. The goal is to create a new vision for equitable, sustainable and resilient redevelopment, enhancing public spaces, preserving key community assets and rebuilding civic, commercial and residential places for the coming years.

Your participation in completing this brief 5-minute questionnaire will begin to inform this critical neighborhood rebuilding effort.
Please invite your family, friends and neighbors to fill out this questionnaire too: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5819704/RebuildLongfellow

Save the Date:

Submit a Question for the Meeting:
Do you have a question for our elected officials, the Police Inspector our LCC board, or for LCC in general? Submit your question with the form found here: https://longfellow.org/2020/08/17/gmm2020/ During the meeting, questions will be chosen at random, due to time restraints, some questions might not be answered during our GMM Zoom session.


Upcoming & Ongoing Events

Public Safety Committee Welcomes Public Comment on October 8:
The Public Health & Safety Committee of the City Council has set a public comment period at the beginning of its next meeting to hear from the public about public safety.
Public safety public comment period 1:30 pm Thursday, Oct. 8
To comment at the committee meeting, sign up in advance on the City website: http://www2.minneapolismn.gov/…/attend-citycouncil-meeting

Drop off your mail-in ballot! Find out where to drop off your mail ballot in-person 

How it works: Our drop-off locations are outdoors and typically in parking lots. You will have a short interaction with an election official. The election official will look over your signature envelope to make sure everything is filled out and signed. Your ballot envelope will then be placed into a locked box. Please wear a face-covering. Keep a six-foot distance between yourself and others as much as possible. We can only take ballots from Minneapolis residents. Deadline: Deadline to drop off your ballot is 3pm on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3.
More information here: https://vote.minneapolismn.gov/voters/ballot-drop-off/

The Trylon Cinema​ is once again showing films. Last weekend we had audiences of up to 10 people (we have set our limit at 20). Remember, at this time masks are required in the Trylon Cinema. That means box office AND auditorium, mouth AND nose. Forget your mask at home? We’ll give you one! https://www.trylon.org/

Friday, Oct 16 

Night of the Living Dead (1968) w/  Trylon Cinema @ 7pm
George A. Romero’s original zombie apocalypse is still in a class by itself, a mingling of cold war creature feature with grim civil rights-era social consciousness.

Minneapolis Vintage Market @ 5-10pm • ONLINE EVENT
Watch~ Live Online broadcast
Location: 2540 2nd St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
Live On: online TV
Join us for the October edition of Minneapolis Vintage Market as we return to Fulton Beer Production Brewery! We’ll be utilizing the place where all the Fulton magic happens in Northeast Minneapolis, just off Lowry Ave. We’re filling their industrial space with dozens of vendors for a night of beer and vintage cheer.

**Please note that this market is at the Fulton production facility off Lowry Ave, and not their North Loop taproom near Twins Field

Saturday, Oct 17

Midtown Farmers Market Saturday Market @ 8am-1pm, Moon Palace Books
Fresh and local food and goods! Join us from 8am to 1pm for a safe and healthy market, right in your backyard. We are still in our temporary location with the help of our gracious hosts, Moon Palace Books!

Virtual Event with Annie Barrows @ 1pm • ONLINE EVENT
Wowee, are you in for a treat! Join us for a live virtual event with one of the funniest authors on the planet, Annie Barrows. Annie will tell us about her mischievous pal Iggy and her newest book, IGGY IS BETTER THAN EVER (out 10/6).
We’ll laugh, we’ll ask questions, we’ll get answers to those questions, we’ll laugh some more, and we’ll probably hear Annie read a bit. Trust us, you’re going to love it.
This event will take place on Zoom Webinar. Click this Zoom link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83004824252?pwd=ZTIrN1lHeFJsa2NqS3UwMjNvVEQ4QT09
Order books by Annie Barrows here: https://www.wildrumpusbooks.com/anniebarrows
Questions? Email Drew at drew@wildrumpusbooks.com.

Free Thai Boxing Fundamentals Workshop w/ Minnesota Kali Group @ 1pm • FREE
Ever wanted to try Muay Thai (aka Thai Boxing)? Here’s the perfect place to start! Thai Boxing is world famous for being an amazingly effective kickboxing art. It also happens to be a lot of fun, and a great way to get in shape!

Covid Rules for this class: All participants must wear a mask. You may do this as a partner training class or socially distant (shadowboxing and/or on one of our heavy bags). We encourage you to take this as a partner class, but due to Covid regulations you must come with your own partner to do so. This partner should be someone that you interact with already, ideally a friend or family member.

Lake Street Story Circles: Night Two w/ Pangea World Theater’s Lake Street Story Circles Project 2020 @ 7:30pm • ONLINE EVENT
Funded by State Arts Board Arts Access Grant • Created and Curated by Ellen Marie Hinchcliffe • Production Manager- Suzanne Victoria Cross
Ten artists coming together to hold Story Circles and create new performance work about life, spirit, resistance, power, politics, vision, relationships, history, healing, business, home, time, nature, weeds, wants, needs, survival and joy…Grounded on Lake Street, grounded in Minneapolis, grounded in story, in place and each other.  Join us.   

Virtual Performance! Each artist in the cohort spent the summer holding Story Circles and creating songs, plays, poems, images and installations.  Join us to see their work and artist talk. 
Night Two- October 17, 2020 7:30pm Video performance premiere followed by a live artist talk back!
Sandra Agustin-Corner Conversations
Aegor Ray- future/crowns 
Rebecca Nichloson- Minneapolis: An Awakening, A Reckoning, A Search for Breath
Mollie Lacy-Redefining Power
Mankwe Ndosi-We Persist! Black and Green Relationships of Nourishment and Resilence
Also featuring Music/Video Soundscape from The Muatas 
This event is free to view and will be livestreamed on the Pangea World Theater Facebook page. Register for a direct link to the performance and a reminder directly to your email on the day of the event!

Sunday, Oct 18

YA Discussion Group: The Burning by Laura Bates @ 5:30PM • ONLINE EVENT
Are you a young adult who likes books? Let’s talk! The YA Discussion Group is a virtual book club for young adult readers. We’ll be reading a different book every month and discussing it alongside whatever else we’ve been reading, watching, and thinking about. This is the world’s lowest-pressure book club—don’t like the book? Don’t finish it! Ran out of time? It’s that kind of year. Rather tell us about the 20-volume fantasy epic that’s been consuming your every waking moment? We want to hear about it!

At our next meeting on Sunday, October 18 at 5:30PM, we’ll discuss THE BURNING by Laura Bates. Contact Linda at linda@wildrumpusbooks.com to get a *free* copy and a link to the virtual book club meeting.
Happy reading, and we can’t wait to see you there!
Find THE BURNING by Laura Bates here: https://www.wildrumpusbooks.com/book/9781728206738

Southside Poetry + Flash Fiction Social w/ Seward-Longfellow Library Community @ 7pm 
Share poetry and flash fiction with our library community in this virtual writers’ social. Participants are welcome to share works of their favorite authors or writing of their own. All writers who want to share at the event will sign up through chat at the beginning of the program. 

Register to receive virtual meeting link: https://hclib.bibliocommons.com/events/search/q=poetry%20flash%20fiction

Monday, Oct 19

Free Beginner Yoga w/ James Orione @ Rev Dr Martin Luther King, Jr Park, 7pm • FREE
FREE Beginner Yoga w/ James Orione

In this Intro to Yoga class, you will learn and practice a variety of foundational yoga poses that can enhance your physical, mental and emotional well-being. A regular yoga practice is known to improve mental clarity, increase muscular strength, provide a sense of connection to self and community. Come and experience for yourself what yoga can do for you! Everyone is welcome. Weather permitting.
This class will take place under the large tree next to baseball diamond 1 at Martin Luther King Jr., Park, 4055 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis.

· Pre-registration required for all classes and events; attendance cap of 25 people
· Masks are required to check in. When you arrive at the park, please give your name to the instructor. You may remove your mask once you are settled on your mat
· Minimum of 6-foot physical distance between participants at all times
· Instructor will not be in physical contact with participants
· Students will be asked to bring their own mats and props
· A limited number of donation mats will be made available for students who need them (to keep and take with them, not to borrow or share)
· Instructors will be fully briefed on COVID-19 safety parameters
· In the event that the instructor or someone in their household is experiencing symptoms, a substitute teacher will be secured or the class will be cancelled
· Students actively encouraged to stay home if they or someone in their household are experiencing symptoms

Fill ASI with Hearts for the Holidays! Make and send between Oct. 19-23 w/ American Swedish Institute @ 10am
For centuries, Scandinavian families have created woven paper heart ornaments to decorate their Christmas trees. This holiday season, we invite you to help fill the American Swedish Institute with your own handmade creations! 

How to participate: Find templates for a variety of paper hearts on our website at http://www.asimn.org/paperhearts. Pick your favorite design, create as many ornaments as you wish and send your hearts to ASI. All hearts must be created with inspiration from the templates on the website and measure 4.5 to 6 inches wide. In recognition of ASI’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, we encourage creative reuse of paper bags, books, newspapers or other paper goods.

You can either mail your package to the American Swedish Institute, ℅ Lindsey Tscherne, 2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55407 or drop it off at the front desk during museum hours. We will accept paper hearts October 19 – October 23, 2020

2020 Plane Throw for Special Olympics Minnesota @ 12am • ONLINE EVENT
Your support of Special Olympics Minnesota is more important than ever.
Compete in the 2020 Plane Throw to see who can build the best paper airplane using simple materials you can find around your house! Sounds simple, but the money you’ll raise by registering and fundraising will make a big time impact—at a time when we need it most.

Register today at fundraise.somn.org/planethrow.

Tuesday, Oct 20

MnACC Virtual College Fair w/ Minnesota Association of Counselors of Color @ 2pm • ONLINE EVENT
Join 60+ colleges and universities from Minnesota and neighboring states for this free virtual college fair.  

Minnesota Association of Counselors of Color (MnACC) is a noncompetitive post-secondary collaborative dedicated to improving access to higher education for Minnesota’s students of color.

Wednesday, Oct 21

Probable Meets Possible: When life gets weird w/ the College of Biological Sciences and the Bell Museum @ 4pm • ONLINE EVENT
Join for conversations with University scientists about how discoveries happening now may impact the future.
What do microbes that live on glaciers and in snow on Earth tell us about the potential for life on Mars?  What can a cell made from scratch in a lab reveal about how life may have originated here on Earth — and beyond?

Research on extremophiles (microbes that live in extreme conditions) and synthetic cells (artificial life forms made from scratch in the lab), provide unique takes on life that may shed important insights into space travel and extraterrestrial life?  Join us for a far-ranging discussion with Trinity Hamilton and Kate Adamala about how tiny life forms on the fringes may illuminate huge truths about life in the universe.

The conversation will be held via Zoom. You will receive the link to join in a confirmation e-mail  and two days before the event

Kids’ Hair Fundamentals Webinar @ noon  • ONLINE EVENT
Learn the essentials of styling your little one’s hair in the comfort of your own home!
This digital class is ideal for someone with limited experience managing textured hair ie. multiracial families, foster parents, and transracial adoptive parents. 

Leave with the confidence to wash, detangle, and create simple hairstyles.

Thursday, Oct 22

Virtual Green Coffee Talk: Seed Saving & Giving as Gifts w/ White Bear Lake Seed Library Founder Pam Larson Frink @ noon • ONLINE EVENT
Sponsored by UW River Falls Sustainable Management Online Programs – https://www.uwrf.edu/MyDegree/SMGT.cfm

Presented by White Bear Lake Seed Library Founder Pam Larson Frink – https://wblseedlibrary.blogspot.com

Learn how to save vegetable, flower and native plant seeds. It’s easy and a great way to keep heirloom seeds available and an inexpensive way to have seeds for your garden. Seeds are also a great gift idea! They are economical, easy to do, and of course, great for the environment. I’ll also show you some easy to make seed packets you can give as gifts. Pam Larson Frink is a horticulturist and environmental educator who loves playing in the dirt with plants.

Resources: Do It Green! Minnesota’s seed saving handout –  https://doitgreen.org/wp-content/uploads/seedsaving.pdf • WBL seed library – https://wblseedlibrary.blogspot.com • Future Seed Talks via Zoom
Oct 13, 2020 – How to Save and Package Seeds
Nov 10, 2020 – How to Start Native Plant Seeds

About Green Coffee Talks: Are you looking to “go green” or grow your green community? Come meet and collaborate with other eco-friendly people…virtually for now! We’ll discuss how to overcome the challenges of staying green and share tips/resources on eco-friendly options! Each meeting has a specific topic to learn about, but the conversations go with the flow. Every once in awhile, we will mix in a socially distanced community activity. Green Coffee Talks are held once a month. Post to this event to suggest a topic for upcoming events.

Cornbread’s 93 1/2 B-Day Party! – HookStream w/ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge @ 7pm 
This is the rescheduled April 23, 2020 concert performance. All purchased tickets for 4/23/20 will receive a Coupon Code for the Live Stream concert on October 23, 2020.

Summit Brewing, City Pages, KFAI, The Beer Dabbler & Nobool Presents: Samuel “Cornbread” Harris Sr.Cornbread’s 93 1/2 B-Day Party “Live at The Hook Vol II Release”
Show at 7pm :: $15
LIVE STREAM TICKET -> https://www.crowdcast.io/e/cornbread93
#HookStream = Live Streaming Concert Fundraisers for Minnesota Artists & The Hook & Ladder Theater!

The Hook & Ladder Theater is very proud to present an intimate live streaming event celebrating the Live At tHe Hook Vol II album release and the 93 (1/2) year-old birthday of the Twin City legendary performer, James Samuel ‘Cornbread’ Harris Sr. with he and his band of Friends playing a very special concert!

Blood Drive @ 10am • ONLINE EVENT
The need for blood donations is an ever-present one, but the COVID-19 pandemic has created an even stronger need within the medical community and resulted in decreased donations. Help us to address this issue by donating!  The Hematology/Oncology Student Interest Group (HOSIG) is hosting a Blood Drive on Thursday October 22nd from 10:00am to 4:00pm at Grace University Lutheran Church, right next to the medical school. Also, the Red Cross is offering COVID-19 Antibody Testing to those who donate blood! Sign up to donate at https://www.redcrossblood.org/


City of Minneapolis Updates & Info

Neighborhoods 2020 next steps and timeline: Now that the public comment period has closed on the Neighborhoods 2020 draft program guidelines, the Neighborhood & Community Relations Department is reviewing the 244 public comments received and creating a summary. The comments and summary will be available on the Neighborhoods 2020 webpage before the City Council takes action.

Next steps

  • Oct. 22: Public Health and Safety Committee makes notice of intent for public hearing.
  • Nov. 5: Public Health and Safety Committee public hearing and presentation.
  • Nov. 13: Full City Council vote.
  • Nov. 16: Budget Committee presentation to discuss the program allocations.

By voting on the program guidelines before the budget, the City Council can discuss the funding needed to implement the program as designed.
Over the next few weeks, NCR will send out more information as it becomes available. 
Find City Council meeting calendars, agendas and decisions on the City of Minneapolis’ Legislative Information Management System (LIMS).  Read more about Neighborhoods 2020 here.

MinneapolUS Strategic Outreach Initiative seeks to decrease violence in city
The City of Minneapolis is piloting a new initiative to decrease violence with “violence interrupters” on the streets in neighborhoods now. Outreach workers for the MinneapolUS Strategic Outreach Initiative de-escalate situations before they become violent, support behavior change for people at the highest risk for violence and help communities heal. By identifying and interrupting conflicts and working to promote community healing, the initiative is intended to break the “contagious” aspects of violence such as retaliation.

The interrupters wear bright orange “MinneapolUS” T-shirts highlighting the initiative’s purpose: to address the root causes of violence together as a community. The Minneapolis Health Department’s Office of Violence Prevention initiative complements existing outreach organizations’ work already on Minneapolis’ streets, employing a specific approach built on the idea that violence is a public health issue. This approach is rooted in the power of Minneapolis communities. At the same time, it draws from strategies like Cure Violence, which has been effectively implemented across the globe.

Watch the Oct. 13 news conference on the initiative

Visit the City website for more information about the City of Minneapolis Office of Violence Prevention and its other programs.

Public comment period set Oct. 8 to hear public safety comments
The Public Health & Safety Committee of the City Council has set a public comment period at the beginning of its next meeting to hear from the public about public safety.
Public safety public comment period: 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8

To comment at the committee meeting, sign up in advance on the City website. The City has an obligation to ensure all of its public meetings comply with the law and that full and fair access is available to anyone interested in participating. State statute requires us to provide a minimum of three days public notice prior to a public comment period.

 Census update: Supreme Court ruling means count ends Oct. 15
Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court halted the 2020 Census. This ruling suspended a district court’s order which allowed the 2020 Census to continue through Oct. 31. The U.S. Census Bureau issued a statement that the count is scheduled to end tomorrow, Oct. 15. The U.S. Census Bureau also released the following information:

  • Internet self-response will be available across the nation through Oct. 15, 2020 through 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time (HST), (through 5:59 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on October 16, 2020). Visit 2020Census.gov to respond today.
  • Phone response will be available for its regularly scheduled time on Oct. 15, 2020. Click here for a schedule and a list of numbers.
  • Paper responses must be postmarked by Oct. 15, 2020.
  • Nonresponse Follow-up census takers will continue resolving nonresponding addresses through the end of the day on Oct. 15, 2020.

With only two days remaining in the count, it is imperative that all Minneapolis residents complete their census form. The census occurs once every decade, determining where $1.5 trillion in federal resources are distributed for transportation, housing, schools, health insurance, social service programs and infrastructure, including nearly $15 billion for Minnesota.

The data collected by the census also determines political representation. With Minnesota at risk for losing a congressional seat, a thorough and accurate census count is vital to the safety, success and future of our city and state. We all matter, we all add value and we all count. Count yourself and everyone in your household today by visiting my2020census.gov or calling 1-844-330-2020 before tomorrow’s deadline.

 Home energy efficiency improvementsCelebrate Energy Efficiency Day this month to save energy, cut carbon and breathe easier.
Save energy in your home
•  Know your home’s energy score; it’s like knowing a car’s miles-per-gallon rating. Each home energy score is generated by looking at the areas with the highest opportunity for energy savings in Minnesota’s climate: attic and wall insulation, heating system and storm windows. Check out local nonprofit Center for Energy and Environment’s interactive map to find your home energy score.
•  Sign up for a free virtual Home Energy Squad visit.

If you’re interested in pursuing an energy efficiency improvement recommended by a Home Energy Squad visit within the last three years, there is still time to apply for a 0% energy efficiency loan through the end of the year.


COVID-19 Updates & Resources:

Free COVID-19 tests and flu shots coming up:The City of Minneapolis is offering free COVID-19 tests and flu shots. All are welcome. You do not need insurance for the test.

  • Free COVID-19 tests at Phelps Park, 701 E. 39th St.
    1-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16
    American Sign Language and Spanish interpreters will be available.
    Register onsite.
  • Free COVID-19 tests and flu shots at Phelps Park, 701 E. 39th St.
    1-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16
    The flu shots are covered by insurance. If you have insurance, bring your insurance card for the flu shot. If you don’t have insurance, the flu shot is free.
    American Sign Language and Spanish interpreters will be available.
    Register onsite.
  • Free COVID-19 tests at St. Peter’s AME, 401 E. 41st St.
    2-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22
    2-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23
    Make an appointment if possible, or register onsite.

You can expect to get your test results in about two business days. The COVID-19 test is free, and you do not need insurance for the test. If you need medical care but don’t have health insurance, the Minnesota Department of Health offers resources to find low-cost health care or health insurance.

Testing for other communities
Free COVID-19 tests focused on the Cedar-Riverside community hosted by Pillsbury United

1-4 p.m. every Friday and Monday
Brian Coyle Center, 420 15th Ave. S.
Note: Double-check with Pillsbury United for possible updates before heading over.

If you can’t attend one of these testing events, you can use this directory to find a testing location near you.
Watch and share these short videos in EnglishSpanishSomali and Hmong by the Minnesota Department of Health about what to expect.

State executive order suspending evictions extended until Nov. 12; rental assistance available through Hennepin County. The governor’s latest extension of the peacetime emergency means that the suspension of evictions and landlord-initiated lease terminations remains in place until Nov. 12.

This suspension will allow households to remain sheltered during the peacetime emergency. The executive order does not relieve a tenant’s obligation to pay rent.

While the eviction moratorium continues, housing providers can evict a tenant when the tenant violates a lease by endangering the safety of others, engaging in certain illegal activities, or significantly damaging property. Evictions can also proceed if the homeowner or their family member needs to move into the premises or if a writ of recovery was issued prior to March 24 at 5 p.m.

Emergency rental assistance Hennepin County offers emergency rental assistance for residents with low incomes who have been financially harmed by COVID-19. Residents can learn more and apply at www.hennepin.us/rent-help and find more information here:


Ways to Help

How to donate food & supplies If you’re moved to support your community by donating food, the best way to reach hungry people is through food shelves. And the best way to help food shelves is with monetary donations. The dollars go much further through their own purchases, it prevents food donations from spoiling, and it allows the food shelves to purchase specific items that are needed for the community. Please note that Minneapolis Public Schools is not able to accept food donations or supplies at its food distribution sites or schools at this time. For information on how to support food shelves and meal sites, please visit the Health Department’s food donations page or view the pdf for specific needs shared by food shelves.

RLM & Peace Coffee Food Pantry • Distribution is 2:00-5:00 Tuesdays and Fridays
Donations taken from 1:00 – 5:00 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday to the door on the 33rd st side of the building.
Cash donations go to Venmo: @gabs-Semansky
Current needs: Baby supplies and personal hygiene products including soap, toothpaste, tooth brushes, toilet paper.
Household goods such as Laundry detergent, dish soap, paper towels.

Virtual concerts, events, tours, and children’s activities to entertain everyone during social distancing:

Mill City Times Puzzle of the Week: “Under the Bridge”

Distance Learning Options from National Park Service and Mississippi Park Connection

Coffee with a Ranger Episode about Mississippi River Drawdown

Minnesota Opera’s Wuthering Heights
Through October 24

St. Paul Art Month
Through October

History Theatre’s Sweet Land, The Musical
Through October 22

Save Our Stages Fest
October 16 — 18

The Spectral Railroad: Abandoned Rail Lines in Hennepin County
Tuesday, October 20, 7 – 8 pm

Book Talk: Minnesota’s Black Community in the 21st Century
Saturday, October 24,11 am – 12:30 pm

Hennepin History Museum presents:
Housing Discrimination and the “Freeway Families”
Saturday, October 24, 3 – 4:15 pm
For information and to register: https://hennepinhistory.org/event/freeway-families/

CGEE presents:
Waters to the Sea® Stories: Dakota Place and Kinship with the Mississippi River Webinar 
Tuesday, November 10, 6 – 7 pm

*****Reminder of Ongoing Activities*****
Comedy Corner
Comedy Corner Underground, 1501 Washington Ave. S.
The Comedy Corner Underground offers comedy shows two or three nights a week. For information and a schedule: http://www.comedycornerunderground.com.

Mississippi River Paddle Share
Mississippi River Paddle Share is an exciting recreational and transportation opportunity for people who don’t own a boat and want a safe and enjoyable river experience. This is a first of its kind in a national park and in the country. Kiosks are located at three locations along the Minneapolis stretch of the Mississippi River (and four on other river segments). All the Minneapolis and St. Paul stations are aligned with Nice Ride bike share stations. For a separate fee, you can paddle one way and bike back along this great river. Transit service and ride share is available from the other locations. See www.rivertripplanner.org for transit and bike share options, including schedules and locations. For information: http://paddleshare.org.

*****Informational Resources*****
Mississippi National River and Recreation Area
The stretch of riverfront through the Twin Cities is a unit of the National Park Service – the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. To learn more about the Mississippi River’s National Park, visit http://www.nps.gov/miss to learn about places to go, things to do, citizen science projects, the Ranger on Call program and the park’s nature.

Story Map Tool Reveals the Hidden Journey of Stormwater Runoff to the Mississippi River
How long does it take for stormwater runoff to get from your street to the Mississippi River? The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization’s new “Path to the River” tool uses modeling data to reveal stormwater’s hidden journey through our storm sewers. Experience this one-of-a-kind tool for yourself, learn how it was developed, and take a look at our their new and improved Story Map at: http://www.mwmo.org/news/story-map-tool-shows-the-real-life-path-of-stormwater-runoff-to-the-mississippi-river/.

Minnesota Great River Road Information
There are 700+ things to see and do in the Minnesota segment of the Great River Road in the Plan Your Trip online map on this site, plus travel guides/story maps under the photos and videos tab at www.mnmississippiriver.com.

Great River Road Explorer’s Guide
Most of the Great River Road Explorer’s Guide for Minnesota is now available on-line and can be downloaded in PDF format – just go to http://www.mnmississippiriver.com/mnmississippiriver.comguide.cfm.

River Travel Magazine
River Travel magazine focuses on communities and attractions on both sides of the Mississippi River and was formed to showcase the nationally designated and internationally known Great River Road, 3,000 miles bordering the Mississippi River from Lake Itasca to New Orleans. Visit rivertravelmagazine.com to enter travel contests, read travel blogs, and find many events, festivals and happenings along the Great River Road.

River-Friendly Landscaping Tips and Resources
As rain barrels, composting, native plants, raingardens and other eco-friendly landscaping practices have grown in popularity, so have the number of websites offering information on them. In fact, there are now so many online resources it can be difficult to wade through them all to find what you need, when you need it. This is where the Friends of the Mississippi River’s web page comes in. This resource offers selective listings of the most-requested local and practical resources, in as brief a fashion as possible. Visit http://www.fmr.org/landscapefortheriver.

*****Riverfront News Articles*****
Mississippi River Drawdown

Mississippi River Drinking Water Purification

Virtual Tour of Renovated 411 Washington Ave. N.

Plein Air Artists along the Riverfront

Episode 2 of Milling About with Brianna Rose to Air October 15

Statement Boutique in North Loop

Boom Island Memorial to Survivors of Sexual Violence

Downtown Photos by Riverfront Resident Ric Rosow in SmartArt Rotating Art Program at Convention Center

Cine Latino Film Festival