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Archive for November, 2012

Shop Close to Home for the Holidays!

Discover unique gifts at the

Lynnhurst Holiday Boutique & Sale

Featuring handmade wares created by artists from Lynnhurst, Kenny, Fulton, Linden Hills, Tangletown, East Harriet, Kingfield and more!

December 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lynnhurst Community Center
1345 W Minnehaha Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN  55419

A community building event supporting local SW Minneapolis artistis and neighborhoods.

Sponsored by Lynnhurst Neighborhood Association in partnership with Lynnhurst Park and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.

Concessions will be available; proceeds benefit programming at Lynnhurst Park.

Categories: Arts, News, Things To Do

Reminder: Public Hearing Tonight for Liquor License Application at The Red Cow

Public Hearing for The Red Cow  
Liquor License Variance Application

Tuesday, November 27
6 p.m.
Pershing Recreation Center
3523 W 48th St
Minneapolis, MN  55410

The Red Cow, planning to operate at 3624 W 50th St (old Blockbuster location), has applied for a beer and wine license.  A public hearing will be held to give neighborhood residents an opportunity to learn more about the application, ask questions and give feedback.

For further questions, please contact Mohammed Ishmael, City of Minneapolis Licensing Inspector at (612)673-3904.

Categories: News, Zoning

November 2012 Safety Report

November 2012 Safety Report

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Categories: Safety

FNA Board Meeting Minutes

Fulton Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Minutes 10/10/2012.

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Categories: Minutes

NRP Meeting Minutes

Fulton Neighborhood Association NRP Committee Meeting Minutes 10/3/2012.

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Categories: Minutes, NRP

Thank You from Council Member Hodges- MAC Delays Approval


I commend the many residents of the 13th Ward who worked hard to have their voices heard. Your overwhelming response to this issue was heard and had an impact!

At their meeting this afternoon, the Metropolitan Airports Commission voted to delay implementation of Performance-Based Navigation Procedures/Area Navigation (RNAV) to allow time for further evaluation and public comment on flight paths over Southwest Minneapolis, Edina and Richfield. The MAC endorsed using the new technology from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) only where it would reduce airplane noise over Eagan, Mendota Heights and other suburbs.

Thank you for contacting me and the many officials who worked to delay this change in order to understand its impact on the residents of Minneapolis.

I will continue to stay on top of this issue and will share updates as the implications of the delay unfold.


 Betsy Hodges

Council Member

City of Minneapolis, Ward 13

Categories: News

Further update from Council Member Hodges Regarding Airport Changes


Thank you to all of you who have called, emailed and signed the online petitions about the proposed changes to the airport flight patterns. I would also like to thank Council Member John Quincy and the Fulton and Kenny residents who spoke on behalf of the City at the Noise Oversight Committee (NOC) public hearing yesterday. Unfortunately, despite the compelling testimony, the NOC voted to advance the “Area Navigation” RNAV changes to the Metropolitan Airport Commission (MAC).

I am very concerned that the plans for these proposed navigation changes for the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport could have serious impacts on our neighborhoods. We are asking the MAC to delay the decision to better understand what is proposed and engage properly with community members.

Your help is needed to have the City’s voice heard. Please continue to contact the MAC and the Federal Officials who have a voice in this process, prior to Monday’s vote.

We are advocating for:

·         More time and opportunity for community input

·         A more rigorous environmental review which includes analysis of both RNAV and the Long Term Comprehensive Plan (LTCP)

·         A delay in implementation of these changes, at least for flight-paths over Minneapolis 

*Note from FNA:  to view a copy of our letter sumbitted to MAC, click here.

Please know that we are working hard on this issue on behalf of Ward 13 and appreciate all of your messages and help on this matter.


Betsy Hodges

Council Member

City of Minneapolis, Ward 13

Categories: News

Online Petition to Stop Airport Changes

An online petition has been started to oppose the proposed flight path changes at the airport.  Please visit to see more information, links and to sign the petition.

Council Member Betsy Hodges has advised us that contacting the commissioners of the Metropolitan Airports Commission will be the best way for our voices to be heard at this point.  Chair Dan Boivin, Commissioner Lisa Peilen (District C) and Commissioner Greg Foster (Minneapolis Mayor Representative) can be reached at:

Contacting our elected officials at the federal level will also be helpful:

Senator Amy Klobuchar:

Senator Al Franken:

Representative Keith Ellison:

Minnesota State Senator Scott Dibble:

Minnesota State Representative Frank Hornstein:

Categories: News

Updated! Response from Council Member Hodges Regarding Airport Changes

Hello neighbors-

There is an important and fast-moving issue that I have heard from many of you about. In a nutshell, the airport wants to change where they fly planes in a way that will have more of them flying over our homes. They are not seeking sufficient public input on the change or doing appropriate environmental due diligence. Your help is needed to have the City’s voice heard. There are more details below.

MSP Airport is working on implementing new navigation techniques. These techniques could expose some people – including some of you – to an even greater intensity of noise. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is trying to push these changes through on an accelerated pace and without sufficient public input. Continue Reading

Categories: Environment, News, Safety

Council Member Hodges’ Response to Airport Changes

Dear concerned resident:

Thank you for contacting me this week regarding the proposed changes to the airport flight tracks. The turnout at the MAC Open House last night was good. Thank you to those who were able to attend. It does help to let the FAA and the MAC know that you are concerned. Minneapolis wants more information about the environmental (including health) impacts of this proposal and we want a more meaningful engagement process. We are working with State and Federal officials to fight for that.

Ideally, we think that the separate plans for expansion of the airport should be evaluated under the standards of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and RNAV should be incorporated into that analysis. That way, both issues get a thorough review. The reasoning to authorize the potential expansion of the airport is the fact that MSP is anticipating a large increase in the number of flights the airport will handle. Continue Reading

Categories: Environment, News