Run Camden 5K – Saturday, May 10, 9:00 a.m.

Presented by Webber-Camden Neighborhood Organization.

Race Info: 

Registration/Packet Pick up – 8:00 a.m.

5K race Start – 9:00 a.m.

Kids Run Start – 10:00 a.m.

Don Swanson Field Henry HS Track, 1900 N. 42nd Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55412

How to Register:

On line through May 8:

By Mail  through April 30:

Running Ventures, 901 N. 3rd St. #414, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Make checks payable to: Webber-Camden Neighborhood Organization

Info: WCNO- 612-521-2100

City of Minneapolis News: Join City leaders and staff for the Development Services Customer Service Center spring open house April 30

Minneapolis residents and business owners are encouraged to come and learn more about the City’s Development Services Customer Service Center where staff are committed to helping contractors, developers, business owners, homeowners, and landlords navigate the City development process effectively and efficiently to obtain all necessary reviews, licenses, permits, and inspections needed to complete projects.

Wednesday, April 30th, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

  • Speak to City staff to make sure your home remodeling project meetings zoning, building code, and other requirements.
  • Learn the ins and outs of home business licensing.
  • Learn how to request a critical parking permit.
  • Meet Mayor Hodges and Council Members 4:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Take home a FREE radon home test kit (while supplies last)
  • Purchase residential home building permits until 6:30 p.m.
  • ·Attend FREE 15-30 minute informational breakout sessions.

250 South 4th Street
Third Floor, Room 300
Map and Parking Information

Open House Event Flyer PDF


OPEN HOUSE – MPD 4th Precinct and Special Operations Division – May 15

Thursday, May 15, 10 am – 2 pm, Special Operations Center, 4119 Dupont Avenue North, Minneapolis. Demonstrations include SWAT rappelling, flash bang and smoke grenades, canine pursuit and more! Free hot dogs, soft drinks, and other refreshments.  Demonstrations and exhibits by: MPD SWAT Unit, MPD Bomb Unit, MPD Canine Unit, Minneapolis Fire Department, State Patrol, North Memorial Hospital, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department, Minnesota National Guard and more. Emergency Vehicles on Display: Police car, Ambulance, Mobile Command Center, Helicopter, Motorcycle, Water Patrol Boat, Robots!


City of Minneapolis News: Celebrate Earth Day with the April 26 Cleanup

Join your neighbors at the 2014 Earth Day cleanup from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 26. No pre-registration is required.

The annual Earth Day Cleanup brings Minneapolis neighborhoods, businesses and volunteer organizations together to clean our city’s parks, neighborhoods and watersheds. Volunteers pick up trash and help clean up Minneapolis’ water resources. After the cleanup, volunteers celebrate with refreshments, door prizes and all-ages programs.

The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board and the City of Minneapolis launched the cleanup in 1995 to demonstrate both the need to improve the quality of Minneapolis lakes and the effects that individual actions have on urban water quality. This annual event involves cleaning Minneapolis parks, neighborhoods, watersheds and water bodies including: the Chain of Lakes, Lake Nokomis, Lake Hiawatha, Powderhorn Lake, Diamond Lake, Shingle Creek, Minnehaha Creek, Bassett’s Creek and the Mississippi River.

To take part in Earth Day activities, arrive at any site from 9:30 a.m. to noon and check in at the registration table. For more information, go to Earth Day Clean Up page on the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation website.

City of Minneapolis News: City completes upgrade of outdoor warning sirens

The City of Minneapolis has completed the replacement of its system of outdoor warning sirens, which will modernize the system and provide better coverage to outdoor areas around the city. The new system now includes 42 sirens spaced out around the city, replacing the 30 sirens that covered the city outside downtown.

Minneapolis residents will hear these sirens twice tomorrow during statewide tornado drills that will be conducted as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week. The first drill is statewide at 1:45 p.m. to allow homeowners, schools, retail businesses, hospitals and other organizations to practice their emergency plans. The City of Minneapolis will be activating its tornado sirens at 1:45 p.m. and again at 6:55 p.m. to allow families and second-shift workers to practice their severe weather response. Please take a few minutes that evening to talk with the members of your household about where you’ll take shelter.

Time for upgrade
The City’s old sirens were installed between 1950 and 1965 so an upgrade was necessary. The old sirens were electromechanical while the new sirens are electronic. The new sirens also have a battery backup, so they can sound even if the area they’re in loses power.

What to do when you hear the sirens
For severe weather warnings, outdoor warning siren activation in Hennepin County is based on the following criteria:

  • Tornado Warning, and/or
  • Sustained straight line winds in excess of 70 mph
  • Outdoor warning sirens are meant to be heard outside. The system is not designed to provide notification inside your home or business. When sirens sound, residents should always seek shelter and tune to local weather information on radio, television, or NOAA Weather Radio for more information.
  • The threat of severe weather does not stop when the sirens stop. Residents should continue to shelter and stay tuned to local weather information on radio, television or NOAA Weather Radios for the duration of the warning period.
  • If the siren sounds while you are in your vehicle, seek shelter immediately. The safest place to be is in a sturdy building, on the lowest level away from windows. If there is not a building nearby and the tornado is approaching quickly get as far away from the road and cars as possible and lay in a low area covering your head with your arms. Do not go under an overpass, the bridge may collapse and/or create a wind tunnel with debris.

Teen Job Fair, Saturday, April 26, 12- 3 p.m., Minneapolis Central Library

  • What happens at the Teen Job Fair?
    • Teens connect with businesses and organizations for information about jobs, employment training, internships and volunteer opportunities.
    • Teens can also attend a “Get A Job Now” workshop for tips on how to find and land a job, and a “Who We Hire” panel where managers describe what they look for in employees.
  • When and where?
    Saturday, April 26, 2014 from noon – 3 p.m. at Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, 2nd Floor (up the escalators)
  • How do I get there?
    The library is two blocks from the Metro Transit Light Rail stop on Nicollet as well as on a number of bus routes. Here is a Map.
  • Where can I park?
    There is a paid parking ramp below the library, a surface lot across the street on Nicollet Mall and parking meters nearby.
  • What employers will be there?
    The 2014 list is updated on this webpage. Please check back frequently.
  • How many years has HCL offered a Teen Job Fair?
    This is the eighth Fair.

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FAQs for Teens

  • How old do I need to be to attend?
    The majority of employers hire workers age 16 and up. Teens grade 8 and up are encouraged to attend.
  • May I bring an adult?
    Yes, parents and guardians are welcome to attend the event.
  • Will I be able to apply and/or interview for a job at the Teen Job Fair?
    Some employers attending may accept applications or conduct job interviews and some will not. You are welcome to use one of the many computers at Minneapolis Central Library to complete online job applications.
  • Should I dress up?
    It is not necessary but wouldn’t hurt. Some of the people you’ll be talking to may be in charge of hiring. Don’t pass up the opportunity to make a good first impression!
  • Should I bring a résumé?
    It is not necessary but do bring copies if you have one. You may be able to submit an application so it would be good to have all the information you would need to do so (e.g., names and contact information for references, dates and lists of places you’ve volunteered or worked).

4th Precinct Community Court Watch

4th Precinct Community Court Watch: Tuesday, May 13, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., North Regional Library, 1315 Lowry Avenue North. 4-PAC is also at the meeting.   Questions:

What is Court Watch?

Court Watch is a collaborative, community-based approach to criminal justice. Concerned citizens partner with police, prosecutors, probation officers, and other resources to promote sentencing accountability with the court system.

Community participation makes Court Watch successful. At Court Watch meetings, Minneapolis City Attorneys, Hennepin County Attorneys, Neighborhood Probation, Minneapolis Police and social service agencies respond go questions and provide regular updates about offenders, arrests, court dats and outcomes.

The community leads and drives a Court Watch by

* Sharing valuable information about offenderws and crimes

* Having input in the criminal justice process, which increases accountability

* Educating judges about the personal impacts of being a victim of a neighborhood crime, including drug sales, weapons offenses, property

crimes and prostitution

* Making communities safer


4th Precinct Court Watch

The Fourth Precinct Court Watch focuses on chronic offenders, habitual burglars and felons in possession of firearms. This collaborative meets monthly to address public safety needs and write impact statements.

Meeting Time and Location

Second Tuesday of each month from 6:30 – 8:30

North Regional Library

1315 Lowry Avenue North

Contact: 4thPrecinctCourt

City of Minneapolis News: Spring street sweeping begins soon

Weather permitting, an annual rite of spring in Minneapolis begins Tuesday, April 22. That’s when Public Works crews will start a comprehensive sweeping of all city streets to clean up the dirt and grime the melting ice and snow leaves behind. Beginning Monday April 21, drivers should watch for temporary “No Parking” signs along these streets to avoid a ticket and tow.

From April 22 through May 16, sweepers will take care of all 1,000 miles of city streets. To make sure the crews can do the best job possible, temporary “No Parking” signs will be posted at least 24 hours in advance to make sure streets are clear of parked vehicles. Residents need to follow street sweep parking rules or they may have their cars ticketed and towed to the Minneapolis Impound Lot.

The below-normal temperatures are causing this spring’s comprehensive street sweeping to start a bit later than in previous years.

Even though city-wide street sweeping has not yet begun, crews have already started sweeping parkways this month. As with the case with the citywide street sweeping, temporary “No Parking” signs will be posted at least 24 hours in advance of the parkway sweeping.  Crews will also start sweeping alleys during this time as conditions permit.

  • “No Parking” signs – Crews will post “No Parking” signs at least 24 hours before sweeping any streets. Parking will be banned from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the day a street is swept. The “No Parking” signs will be removed as soon as possible after a street has been completely swept to allow people to resume parking. Drivers should not park along these streets until these temporary “No Parking” signs are removed.
  • Phone calls to residents – In addition to the “No Parking” signs that will be posted the day before sweepers come through, the City will make about 3,500 automated phone calls each evening to let residents know their street will be swept the next day.
  • Interactive Web tool – Folks can use a tool on the City’s Web site to find out when the sweeping crews are coming through their neighborhoods.
  • Videos – Street sweeping is explained in English, Hmong, Somali and Spanish as part of the City’s  “Did you know…” series of short videos that can be viewed and on City cable channels 14 and 79.  Residents who have friends or neighbors who speak these languages are encouraged to share links to the videos.
    • English:  See how and why Minneapolis sweeps streets and what you can do to help keep streets and waterways clean in this video from the Minneapolis “Did you know…” series.
    • Spanish:  Vea en este video de las series “Sabia Usted” como y porque Minneapolis barre las calles y limpia las vias fluviales.
    • Somali:  Ka daawo fiidyowga taxanaha… ee Minneapolis ee loo yaqaan “Ma Ogtahay” siyaabaha iyo sababaha minneapolis jidadka ay u xaaqido oo ogow sidii aad uga caawin lahayd ilaalinta nadaafada jidadka iyo biyo mareenada.
    • Hmong:  Yog xav paub ntxiv, sais nroog Minneapolis cov tshooj xov xwm hu, “Koj pos paub.”

Clean streets mean a healthier environment

Minneapolis is known for its sparkling lakes and waterways, and we want to keep it that way. That’s why protecting and enhancing our environment is one of the City’s top priorities. Street sweeping is one way we work to protect our environment because it keeps leaves and debris from clogging our storm drains and polluting our lakes and rivers. It also helps keep our neighborhoods clean and livable.

Minneapolis streets are swept completely curb to curb once in the spring and once in the fall.

Residents should not push leaves, grass clippings, or other debris into City streets – it’s bad for our lakes and waterways and it’s against the law. Anything that goes down a storm drain flows directly into our lakes and river, and decomposing plant material in the water encourages the growth of harmful aquatic plants and algae.


Blooms Day 2014 – May 3

Event:  Blooms Day 2014

Description: Kick off the start of the gardening season with Metro Blooms!  Activities include free 30 minute workshops; big plant sale featuring our favorite natives, donated plants, vegetables and more; metro garden expo.

Date:  Saturday, May 3, 2014

Time: 8:30 AM-1 PM

Price: Free

Location: Kenny Elementary School, 5720 Emerson Ave. So.  Minneapolis 55419


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