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FNA Meeting on March 8

The next regularly scheduled FNA meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Pershing Park on Wed., Mar. 8. Please see the agenda below.

2017 March Agenda

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FNA Meeting on February 8

The next regularly scheduled FNA meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Pershing Park on Wed., Feb. 8. Please see the agenda below.

2017 February Agenda

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Variance Request at 5117 Abbott

Neil Theisen, on behalf of Greg and Jennifer Niehus, has applied for a variance to reduce the minimum front yard requirement to allow a second story addition to a single-family dwelling located at the property of 5117 Abbott Avenue South.

The Minneapolis Board of Adjustment will meet on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at 4:30 p.m., in Room 317 City Hall, 350 S. 5th St., Minneapolis, MN.  Interested parties are invited to attend and be heard. Planning Department staff will issue a recommendation to the Zoning Board of Adjustment. After hearing from the public, the Zoning Board of Adjustment will make a determination based on required legal findings of fact. Please visit for the agenda with staff reports (web page will be updated by the end of the day Thursday prior to the meeting date).

In accordance with the Zoning Code, all property owners within 350 feet of the subject property are notified of this public hearing.  Your comments can be made verbally at the meeting, or submitted in writing, to:

Janelle Widmeier, Senior Planner

250 South 4th Street Room 300, Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone (612) 673-3156 Fax (612) 673-2526 E-mail:

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FNA Meeting on January 11

The next regularly scheduled FNA meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Pershing Park on Wed., Jan. 11. Please see the agenda below.

2017 January Agenda

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FNA Meeting on December 14


The next regularly scheduled FNA meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Pershing Park on Wed., Dec., 14. Please see the agenda below.

2016 December Agenda

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Palmisano Presents: A Local Conversation about Islamophobia


Mon., Dec. 12
6-7:30 p.m.
Southwest High School
3414 W. 47th St. (enter through Door #1- Main Entrance at 47th & Beard Ave S)

Join us for a conversation on how Islamophobia affects our community and what we can do about it. Come with your questions and hear from an excellent group of panelists as we address this important topic.

Panelists include: Congressman Keith Ellison, City Council Member Abdi Warsame, Ward 13 resident, musician and youth pastor, David Scherer, and community leader Yusra Arab. Panel will be moderated by Ward 13 Council Member Linea Palmisano.

More information is available on the Facebook event.

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UPDATED: Community Meetings on Southdale Library Site Redevelopment


UPDATED 1/10/2017

In the next three to five years, the Southdale Library will be rebuilt, but there is room for much more. Members of the public can help shape concepts for the Southdale Library site at two upcoming interactive workshops.

A workshop to shape preliminary concepts will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12. Revised concepts will be reviewed at a workshop from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9.
Both workshops will be held at the Southdale Library, 7001 York Ave. Neighbors, library patrons and other community members from Richfield, South Minneapolis, Bloomington and Edina are invited to one or both of the workshops. Participants will work together in small and large groups.

Additional public meetings to discuss specific details of library programs and design are planned for later in 2017 and 2018.


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Ward 13 Forum


Council Member Linea Palmisano Presents: a conversation with MPD Inspector Kathy Waite

Thurs., Nov. 10
6-7 p.m.
Lutheran Church of Christ the Redeemer
5440 Penn Ave S

Pizza and snacks will be provided; a place for children to play will be available

Join us for an evening with Inspector Kathy Waite, who recently took over operations for MPD's 5th Precinct, which includes Southwest Minneapolis and Uptown. Inspector Waite has 23 years of experience with MPD and previously led the 2nd Precinct in Northeast Minneapolis. There will be an informal conversation, so please come with questions!

View the Facebook invitation here.

Palmisano Presents 11-10-16

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FNA Meeting on November 9


The next regularly scheduled FNA meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Pershing Park on Wed., Nov., 9. Please see the agenda below.

2016 November Agenda

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Preschool Information Fair on Nov. 5



Sat., Nov. 5
10 a.m.-Noon
Kenny School Cafeteria
5720 Emerson Ave S

The ECFE Parents are hosting a Preschool Information so that parents can get information from a wide variety of preschool representatives in one convenient location. The Fair is open to all parents, and is free. Limited childcare will be provided.

* Gather information on preschools in and around South Minneapolis.

* Talk with representatives from area preschools.

* Make appointments to visit preschools.

* Take home a packet of information about all of the attending schools.

* Attending schools include: Alphabet Soup, Kinderstube German Immersion, Edina Morningside, Bright Prospects, Urban Arts Academy & more!

A one-page handout describing some of the things you might want to consider when choosing a preschool for your child is available at:

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