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Ferguson staggering to bounced back, it looks like Minniapolis is not going to either.


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Minneapolis neighborhood that vowed not to call police in wake of Floyd death is already being tested by 300-strong homeless encampment

Danielle Wallace
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A predominately white, progressive Minneapolis neighborhood that pledged not to call the police in the wake of the death of George Floyd is now dealing with a 300-strong homeless encampment in a local park, according to reports.

Traffic has reportedly increased in the neighborhood around Powderhorn Park, as drug dealers seek to meet their clientele displaced during the civil unrest, rioting and looting following Floyd’s death at the end of May. At least one person overdosed inside the park and was brought out by an ambulance. Prostitution has also been reported in the area.

Residents though have agreed to “check their privilege” and “protect people of color” by not involving law enforcement to report instances of property damage, according to the New York Times.

If anyone is put in physical danger, they instead vowed to seek help from the American Indian Movement, which was founded in Minneapolis in 1968 to address systemic issues of poverty and police brutality against Native Americans and has been policing their own communities for years.

Keeping the promise not to call the police has proven more difficult than imagined, as some residents have avoided the park altogether after being catcalled and are fearing for their children’s safety. Others said they had trouble sleeping at night, fearing campers would force their way into their homes.

“I’m not being judgmental,” Carrie Nightshade, 44, told the Times, explaining she no longer allows her children, 12 and 9, to play in the park by themselves. “It’s not personal. It’s just not safe.

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“Been thinking more about it,” Erickson said in a text message to a reporter. “I regret calling the police. It was my instinct but I wish it hadn’t been. I put those boys in danger of death by calling the cops.”

“Yeah I know and yeah it was scary but the cops didn’t really have much to add after I called them,” he continued. “I haven’t been forced to think like this before. So I would have lost my car. So what? At least no one would have been killed.”

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The board has put in place more than a dozen portable restrooms, a shower trailer, trash bins and running water and electricity in Powderhorn Park. Volunteers alternate in shifts to distribute food and supplies, offer medical care and counseling and patrol the park at night to ensure safety. Residents have also requested a block party permit to limit some traffic to the park, according to the Times.

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For Minneapolis restaurants and small businesses, a summer of ‘escalating’ break-ins and robberies

Left: Wienery owner Pat Starr sweeps up. Right: The scene at the Lowbrow after a late-night break-in last week.

Left: Wienery owner Pat Starr sweeps up. Right: The scene at the Lowbrow after a late-night break-in last week.Facebook

On September 1, Lowbrow owner Heather Bray called her handyman about boarding up a window that had been smashed in an attempted robbery the previous night.

He told her he’d head that way… just as soon as he finished boarding up Sisters’ Sludge, which had also been broken into—hours before the Lowbrow was.

Over at the Wienery on the West Bank, a “disheartened” staff closed shop last Thursday after they were robbed twice in the span of a week. When owner Pat Starr called a window repair guy, he learned he’d just finished boarding up windows at the Hard Times.

“I was joking, if he needs some business, he should just come down Cedar Avenue,” Starr chuckles.

A certain amount of liability comes with owning a business in the city. Scott Meyer, who co-owns and bar manages Sisters’ Sludge, says the place has been broken into so many times over the past 23 years it really doesn’t affect them all that much. At least this time, they didn't get anything, and they didn't bust up the shop.

Even still, he says, “We are getting very concerned about the uptick in crime in the area.” Last month a customer left the coffee shop/wine bar and was mugged less than a block away, and the staff is increasingly worried about being robbed at gunpoint. Owners recently emailed John Baumann, a Minneapolis Police Department crime prevention specialist for the Third Precinct, asking about the recent trend in the area, and have yet to get a response.

(CP also reached out to Baumann and received an auto-reply that he’s out through September 14.)

Not everyone has been so lucky. Less than a mile from Sisters’ Sludge at A Baker’s Wife—the old-school pastry spot at the corner of 42nd Street and 28th Avenue—Olga Shogren says the neighborhood has seen a series of robberies. She guesses A Baker’s Wife was the third or fourth business to get hit earlier this summer.

“We were robbed right before closing,” Shogren says. “There were four individuals who came in and went to the back and made themselves at home, punched one of our guys in the face and took the money and ran.”

She guesses it’s the same group of kids, and she says they’re getting bolder: “It’s escalating, kind of … the crime is going up for sure. I’m just thankful that nobody got hurt in a terrible way, but it was a very traumatic experience for our kids, for the guys that work nights. What do you do?”

Business owners don’t really know, other than to keep showing up. “After the riots and everything it’s like, hey, at least we’re not burnt to the ground,” says Starr at the Wienery. Yes, it’s annoying and expensive to replace the stolen phones; yes, he’s bummed about spending hundreds of bucks to replace the panes of glass.

But mostly, he hates having wood over the windows. The West Bank has felt different lately, abandoned. Until recently there’s been no Hard Times, no Palmer’s, no Wienery. “It was really fun to get that going again. It just kind of hurts when you get hit like that.”

Like other business owners, he empathizes with the folks doing the smashing. Video footage from the Lowbrow showed a child—Bray’s best guess is the kid is around 10 years old—with an older person in their teens or early 20s.

“We went from feeling angry to like… this is just a tragedy,” she says. “That somebody is using a child to get into a space and look for money. It just breaks your heart.”

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Minnesota bars, restaurants 50-50 in COVID-19 compliance sweep

State has linked 1,200 infections to outbreaks in public gathering spots.

By Jeremy Olson Star Tribune

September 10, 2020 — 9:05am



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Nearly half of 167 bars and restaurants were found out of compliance with COVID-19 safety requirements during recent spot visits by state inspectors, but Minnesota health leaders said most violations were minor and commended the industry for its efforts amid a financially crippling pandemic.

The findings Wednesday were the result of increased enforcement due to the number of COVID-19 outbreaks traced back to bars and restaurants, and to large gatherings.

Sixty-six bars and restaurants have been identified as having COVID-19 outbreaks — with the Minnesota Department of Health publicly naming 38 that were the likely sources of clusters of at least seven infections.

"We know the past six months have been tough for Minnesota's bars and restaurants and we also know that if proper precautions are not followed in these settings, the result can be accelerated spread of COVID-19 in the community," said Jan Malcolm, state health commissioner.

Minnesota has reported 1,869 COVID-19 deaths and 81,868 lab-confirmed infections with the coronavirus that causes the infectious disease.

Contact tracing and investigations linked roughly 1,200 infections to identified outbreaks in bars and restaurants — with secondary cases spawning when infected patrons carried the virus to other locations, including long-term care and educational facilities.

"Those cases have seeded a number of additional situations," said Kris Ehresmann, state infectious disease director.

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Nah, we gather here and there is no outbreak

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Minneapolis city councilors: Residents are feeling 'terrorized,' say police 'nowhere to be seen'
Justine Coleman 27 mins ago

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Minneapolis city councilors told the city police chief on Tuesday that their residents are feeling "terrorized" and say police are "nowhere to be seen" months after the police killing of George Floyd set off protests against police brutality.

The Minneapolis City Council called on Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo to address constituents' reports of increased street racing, carjacking, robberies, assaults and shootings.

The meeting this week came months after the city council unanimously voted to amend the city's charter to allow the city police department to be dismantled. The proposal, which would need to be voted on as a ballot measure, would replace the police department with a Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention, "which will have responsibility for public safety services prioritizing a holistic, public health-oriented approach."

During the two-hour meeting, several council members, including Council President Lisa Bender, said residents have complained that officers on the ground said they will not enforce crime or make arrests...

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Minneapolis city councilors: Residents are feeling 'terrorized,' say police 'nowhere to be seen'
Justine Coleman 27 mins ago

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Minneapolis city councilors told the city police chief on Tuesday that their residents are feeling "terrorized" and say police are "nowhere to be seen" months after the police killing of George Floyd set off protests against police brutality.

The Minneapolis City Council called on Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo to address constituents' reports of increased street racing, carjacking, robberies, assaults and shootings.

The meeting this week came months after the city council unanimously voted to amend the city's charter to allow the city police department to be dismantled. The proposal, which would need to be voted on as a ballot measure, would replace the police department with a Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention, "which will have responsibility for public safety services prioritizing a holistic, public health-oriented approach."

During the two-hour meeting, several council members, including Council President Lisa Bender, said residents have complained that officers on the ground said they will not enforce crime or make arrests...

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/minneapolis-city-councilors-residents-are-feeling-terrorized-say-police-nowhere-to-be-seen/ar-BB196RfU?ocid=ientp




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Deplorable. This is why the police need to be replaced. How dare they cease to serve and protect just because there is a proposal to reform the police that cannot come into effect until it is voted on in a ballot. For the police to hold a city to ransom is criminal.

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I happen to have family in Minneapolis - They are fine and their biggest issue is their office recently shut, so they are working from home. This is not because of any protests - these had no serious impact on businesses. It is not because of the riots - these had more effect on some. It is not because the city's police force are refusing to serve and protect. The office was shut because of Covid19.

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Minneapolis neighborhood that vowed not to call police in wake of Floyd death is already being tested by 300-strong homeless encampment

Danielle Wallace
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A predominately white, progressive Minneapolis neighborhood that pledged not to call the police in the wake of the death of George Floyd is now dealing with a 300-strong homeless encampment in a local park, according to reports.

Traffic has reportedly increased in the neighborhood around Powderhorn Park, as drug dealers seek to meet their clientele displaced during the civil unrest, rioting and looting following Floyd’s death at the end of May. At least one person overdosed inside the park and was brought out by an ambulance. Prostitution has also been reported in the area.

Residents though have agreed to “check their privilege” and “protect people of color” by not involving law enforcement to report instances of property damage, according to the New York Times.

If anyone is put in physical danger, they instead vowed to seek help from the American Indian Movement, which was founded in Minneapolis in 1968 to address systemic issues of poverty and police brutality against Native Americans and has been policing their own communities for years.

Keeping the promise not to call the police has proven more difficult than imagined, as some residents have avoided the park altogether after being catcalled and are fearing for their children’s safety. Others said they had trouble sleeping at night, fearing campers would force their way into their homes.

“I’m not being judgmental,” Carrie Nightshade, 44, told the Times, explaining she no longer allows her children, 12 and 9, to play in the park by themselves. “It’s not personal. It’s just not safe.

Another resident, Mitchell Erickson, said he regretted calling 91

1 when two black teenagers cornered him a block away from his home, held a gun to his chest and demanded his car keys. Erickson said he mistakenly handed over his house keys, and the frustrated teens left him only to steal another car a few blocks away.

“Been thinking more about it,” Erickson said in a text message to a reporter. “I regret calling the police. It was my instinct but I wish it hadn’t been. I put those boys in danger of death by calling the cops.”

“Yeah I know and yeah it was scary but the cops didn’t really have much to add after I called them,” he continued. “I haven’t been forced to think like this before. So I would have lost my car. So what? At least no one would have been killed.”

Another neighbor, Joseph Menkevich, who lives in an apartment complex two blocks from the park, said he first called a community activist, who did not pick up the phone, before dialing 911 after finding a black man with a hospital bracelet passed out in the elevator of his building.

“It didn’t resolve in a way that I had hoped,” Menkevich said. “All they did was offer to bring him back to the hospital. He refused, so they kicked him out on a rainy night.”

Black Lives Matter has advocated defunding the police since Floyd’s death.

A march is scheduled in Powderhorn Park on Friday to demand the officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ky., be arrested, according to a Facebook event. More than 1,300 responded to say they planned to attend.

Residents in the neighborhood historically known for its far-left politics a

nd activism intervened last week when park police gave campers 72 hours to dismantle their tents and leave. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board has since passed a resolution not to evict people from any city park and has called for increased funding for longer-term housing for campers, according to the Star Tribune.

“We are not going to kick the can down the road, push people out of public spaces when they have nowhere else to go,” Park Board President Jono Cowgill told the Tribune. “This is not a sustainable, dignified solution for folks who are experiencing homelessness right now, and the state needs to step up.”

The board has put in place more than a dozen portable restrooms, a shower trailer, trash bins and running water and electricity in Powderhorn Park. Volunteers alternate in shifts to distribute food and supplies, offer medical care and counseling and patrol the park at night to ensure safety. Residents have also requested a block party permit to limit some traffic to the park, according to the Times.

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You've heard of modular homes; Minneapolis just got its first prefabricated apartment building

27 factory-built apartment units are trucked in and stacked into place at a south Minneapolis complex.

By Dee DePass Star Tribune

September 21, 2020 — 11:45pm

The prefabricated home industry is a well-known entity. South Minneapolis now is getting its first modular apartment buildings, with the pieces placed together like a jigsaw puzzle with cranes last week.

The $4 million project, dubbed "Mod42," at the corner of S. 32nd Avenue and E. 42nd Street in the Standish-Ericsson neighborhood, was largely built on an assembly line in Owatonna and then trucked to Minneapolis.

Last week, workers stacked each boxy unit like a Lego toy. The giant boxes — each 16 by 72 feet — were then bolted together to form a 30-unit, three-story apartment complex.

"It's the first of its kind in the Twin Cities and the first of many to come" for commercial buildings, said Rise Modular CEO and Founder Christian Lawrence.

While prefabricated homes are common, prefabricated and multistory commercial structures such as apartments and hotels are not in Minnesota. They have largely been constructed on the East and West coasts, and even became a go-to solution for much-needed worker housing during North Dakota's fracking boom about eight years ago.

But the dearth of modular construction options in Minnesota has created a good opportunity here, said Lawrence, who plans to build more apartments and other structures.

"We'd like to do 1,000 units per year and roughly 1 million square feet a year," Lawrence said.

Using a factory assembly line means construction can be 10% cheaper and "almost 50% faster than a traditional build. So that allows the developer to start collecting rent sooner. And there is less disruption to the neighborhood."

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If nothing else, what this crisis has shown me is that the 2016 onwards move to sow distrust in all news sources is complete. I don't know who to believe about this stuff.

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Southside neighbors in Minneapolis call on city to address public safety concerns

Times have changed in the area with the sounds of more police sirens and gunshots sending stray bullets into homes.

MINNEAPOLIS — Neighbors in south Minneapolis say they're worried about recent crime, as crime reports continue to skyrocket citywide.

"I've been here 35 years and the block has actually been a really nice block," said Karen Forbes who lives in the Central Neighborhood.

However, times have changed in the area with the sounds of more police sirens and gunshots sending stray bullets into homes.

"One went through the wall and then the other one went through the window frame," explained Forbes.

In the Bancroft Neighborhood, it's a similar situation.

"Had the front door broken in. Somebody barged in, luckily the alarm went off and the security system was able to call the police," said Bill Rodriguez.

Amid fear and frustration over the spike in crime, residents on the south side reached out to the city's Public Safety Committee during a meeting Thursday with a proposal to help.

"We were hoping that they would listen to us," said Forbes.

But their ideas weren't heard.

"This is the public safety committee meeting that we're talking about, but they didn't want to take public comments on public safety," said Rodriguez.

In a statement from the City's Clerk, Casey Carl, the reasoning for this was explained:

Today’s Public Health & Safety Committee meeting did not include an open comment period. There was only one period during today’s meeting where the public could provide comments, and that was as part of a public hearing on a proposed food catering ordinance. 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, and today’s staff presentation on transforming public safety did not include public comment.

To comment at a committee meeting, people must sign up in advance on the City website.

Using that online form, some people entered ‘open comment period’ for the agenda item, which wasn’t on the agenda. (You can see the committee meeting agenda at http://lims.minneapolismn.gov/MarkedAgenda/PHS/1954.)



Southside neighbors in Minneapolis call on city to address public safety concerns

We understand a number of people were hoping to make comments about public safety at this meeting, and with the Chair’s direction, we are individually reaching out to all those who had registered for today’s meeting and helping them register to speak first as part of a publicly noticed comment period at the next meeting of the Public Health & Safety Committee set for 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 8.

"They easily could've suspended the rules and said ok you're here, technicality, lets let you speak anyway, they said no way ain't going to happen," said Rodriguez.

"They got for this initiative, this violence prevention initiative they got $1.1 million to prevent violence or whatever well excuse me but I haven't seen any prevention of violence," said Forbes.

With neighborhoods riddled with violence and its residents on edge, residents say they won't be silenced until their streets are once again safe.

"You really need to emerge with a sixty day emergency plan that addresses what's going on, more protection, more deterrents and better results than we're getting now," said Rodriguez.

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By Reg ChapmanSeptember 22, 2020 at 10:01 pm

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The city of Minneapolis is sending members of the community into the streets to prevent violence that is plaguing the city.

They are called the Violence Interrupters, and they’re tasked with stopping shootings by mediating conflicts in the community, and following up with individuals to decrease retaliatory violence.

Jamil Jackson and his group of interrupters are on the move.

“Our mantra is engage, relationships, resources,” Jackson said. “We’re teachers, we’re business owners, we’re city employees, we’re park employees, we’re just individuals who came to the call and had a desire to come out here and change.”

Their bright-orange shirts stand out, so they can walk in and use their relationships within the community to stop the shootings before they happen.

“Some men lived the street life, lived the gang life if you will, and so they have relationships in that way,” Jackson said. “Some of us have been coaches, some of us are, you know, a father, uncles, cousins, right? So the beauty in it is everywhere we go, someone in our group knows, you know, someone out there, so that’s our way in.”

Sasha Cotton, director of the city’s Office of Violence Prevention, says the Interrupters will walk neighborhoods in south and north Minneapolis.

“Everything that the OVP, Office of Violence Prevention is doing is rooted in looking at scientific method and evidence-based research to develop plans that have been shown to work in other places, and then innovating it to add the Minneapolis spin,” Cotton said.

The hope is to eventually add teams in downtown Minneapolis and the Uptown area, according to Ward 4 City Council Representative Phillipe Cunningham.

“The intention is for this to actually stop the violence, stop the guns from being shot so that the police don’t even have to show up in the first place,” Cunningham said.

The interrupters hope to eliminate some of the barriers that are creating the desire to commit crimes, so police are less likely to get involved.

“We want to know the patterns of crime, we want to know the areas that they need support in so that we can go there and do some preventive maintenance,” Jackson said.

The interrupters initiative is not part of current “defunding police” proposals. It is a 2019 city plan that is funded through the 2020 police budget.

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Live updates: MDH reports 1,318 new COVID-19 cases

Here are the latest COVID-19 case numbers, trends and developments in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
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The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) reported 1,318 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday - which is a new single-day high.

This brings the total number of Minnesotans who have tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began to 90,017.

MDH says two Minnesotans have died of complications from the virus during the past day, bringing the total number of fatalities in the state to 1,965.

Minnesota hospitals are currently treating 248 patients for COVID-19, with 123 of them dealing with symptoms serious enough to require care in the ICU.

MDH reports that 81,336 people once diagnosed with the virus have recovered enough that they no longer require isolation.

Of those who have tested positive, people between the ages of 20-24 account for the most cases with 12,362 cases and one death, and those ages 25-29 follow with 8,912 cases and three deaths. Those between 85 and 89 years old account for the highest number of fatalities in one age group at 335 out of 1,216 confirmed cases.

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Minneapolis 2040 is a boon to the environment

Minneapolis 2040 was a remarkable step in the right direction toward a more sustainable future.

By Michael Krantz

Regarding the Community Voices piece "Minneapolis should address environmental impacts of its 2040 Plan," by Keith Olstad:

Given the luxury of a conversation with Olstad, I think we would agree on a great many things. Chief among them would be the fact that humans have caused incalculable damage to the environment and that we MUST do more to protect the environment if we are to survive and thrive as a species. We would probably also agree on many actions that would help address the environmental crises we face. But we are leagues apart on our views of the environmental impacts of the Minneapolis 2040 comprehensive plan.

Olstad and his friends at the Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis think that the new Minneapolis 2040 plan will cause environmental ruin. I will argue that Minneapolis adopted one of the most environmentally progressive plans in the country. I will also argue that the Audubon Society, rather than squandering resources on counterproductive lawsuits, should focus on shaping implementation so that we can make this laudable plan even better.

Dense housing in walkable neighborhoods

My argument in favor of the environmental merits of Minneapolis 2040 is simple. The regional population is expected to grow by 300,000 over the next decade. Since I'm assuming most of us don't think these new residents should be homeless, we must also agree that we will need to build more housing to accommodate them. Assuming you agree, the question then becomes how we build new housing with the lowest long-term environmental impact. And the simple truth is that building dense housing in walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods near frequent transit will create the smallest environmental impact as we continue to grow. The research supporting this position is extensive.

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if you want an 'eyes on the ground' perspective, there is a Facebook group called "Uptown Crime" where people living there report on assaults, thefts, burglaries, shootings, carjackings and etc.

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if you want an 'eyes on the ground' perspective, there is a Facebook group called "Uptown Crime" where people living there report on assaults, thefts, burglaries, shootings, carjackings and etc.

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Member says Minneapolis MAD DADS founder battling COVID-19, pneumonia

Community advocate VJ Smith is fighting virus at home.
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Author: Charmaine Nero (KARE 11)Published: 5:15 PM CDT October 4, 2020

Updated: 6:19 AM CDT October 5, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS — Wallace White has worked with MAD DADS for almost four years.

"It's been a real good experience," White said.

Patrolling the streets across Minneapolis today is no different, as members of the organization help out at the Salvation Army downtown.

"Awhile back there were problems with drugs, gambling and people sitting in here drinking, and we were asked to help to come down and move that out," White said.

While this group is known for assisting others and fighting crime across the streets, White says the President of MAD DADS, VJ Smith, is fighting another battle -- COVID-19.

"Right now he is dealing with COVID-19 and he has double pneumonia, so the whole team is rooting for him," White said.

MAD DADS National was founded in 1989 by a group of concerned parents fed up with gang violence and drugs in Omaha, Nebraska. Smith started the Minneapolis chapter in 1998, working to create safer neighborhoods. An effort that is still ongoing.

"We try to do everything needed in the community to spark a positive change," White said.

White said the group is continuing to hit the streets, while wishing Smith a swift recovery so he can continue being a force for change. "MAD DADS here, we are going to stay here, and VJ is going to come back and it's going to be better than ever," says White.



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Minneapolis business owner threatens Mayor Jacob Frey with lawsuit

Barricades erected near where George Floyd was killed and a spike in violent crime have hurt businesses, lawyer says
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Minneapolis businesses are threatening to bring Mayor Jacob Frey to court over losing customers and income because of the protests and violence in the city.

Mark Thompson, an attorney representing the grocery store Cup Foods, and a number of other businesses, sent a letter obtained by Fox News threatening to sue Frey and the Minneapolis City Council. In letter, Thompson accused the city has acted negligently and caused businesses in the area to suffer damages.

"My clients and I request a meeting with the mayor and all council members at their earliest convenience to discuss our concerns in greater detail and to see if we can come to some sort of agreement without initiating litigation," Thompson wrote.

Cup Foods spokesperson Jamar Nelson told Fox News that the city has had barricades installed around the area since about May after Floyd died and protests flared that have deterred potential customers.

"We're concerned, as a business, that the barriers have created a rest haven for crime," he said.

The barricades, and a spike in violent crime in the area, has created "financial hardships for businesses, the community and homeowners." The two issues combined represent mental and physical barriers keeping customers away from businesses, he said.

"While the letter emanated from the Cup Foods attorney, it's not solely about Cup Foods. It's about the community," Nelson said.

The area has also "become a place where police have become unwelcome," he added...

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Where George Floyd Died, Immigrant Businesses Are Suffering

Adam MinterOctober 4, 2020, 8:00 AM·11 mins read

Elias Usso, a 42-year-old Ethiopian immigrant and pharmacist, opened his Seward Pharmacy last September on a busy block five minutes west of the Third Precinct. Standing behind his counter, Usso tells me that the business was holding its own right up until he received a phone call from his alarm company on the evening of May 27. He logged into the security cameras and watched as looters took things "like they work here."

Insurance covered much of the repair. A GoFundMe campaign also helped. Usso decided to re-open his pharmacy on September 1, but the city's turmoil has deterred customers and put his personal safety at risk. An analysis by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune found that, compared with the five-year average, robberies and property crimes are up 11% and serious assaults up 25% in Minneapolis. There have been 59 homicides in 2020, the most since 1998. The city's most diverse neighborhoods, including those bordering Lake Street, are experiencing almost half of the reported incidents. Powderhorn Park, home to Seward Pharmacy, Usso's home, and the corner where George Floyd was killed, has seen reported violent crime incidents surge almost 50% over the five-year average...

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North Minneapolis business owner moves forward with apartment/retail development

Demolition is set for next month on phase one of the W. Broadway project.

By Dee DePass Star Tribune

October 9, 2020 — 7:33pm



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Tim Baylor, a former Vikings football player and North Side business owner, is moving forward with a $60 million project in north Minneapolis designed to bring a mix of market-rate and affordable apartments to W. Broadway.

Crews are expected to break ground by next spring on the Satori Village project, which falls in a federally designated Opportunity Zone, and includes 198 units of blended "market quality" and affordable apartments. Demolition for one of the existing buildings on the site will begin next month.

The combination of affordable and market-rate rental options is badly needed in north Minneapolis, said Baylor, chief executive of the JADT Development Group, which is developing the project.

Baylor noted that Minneapolis' North Side absorbed more than 350 units of affordable housing in 10 years but developed no new market-rate apartments during the same period.

"Our perspective is that north Minneapolis needs more than just one kind of new housing. We need more variety, including market-quality options to attract people of varying income levels to live in our community," said Baylor, who owns the McDonald's restaurant across the street from the build site as well as seven others — including two in south Minneapolis.

As for expanding his presence in north Minneapolis, "I am excited about this new project. I am excited about what it can do for the community," he said in an interview. The new project is Baylor's latest effort at building multifamily apartments. Baylor's development firm previously built the luxury Riverview Townhomes near West River Road in 2004.

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As Minneapolis teens keep dying, North Siders push for a new youth center

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 by Susan Du in News



On August 26, as police cornered a homicide suspect on Nicollet Mall, he raised a gun to his head and pulled the trigger in front of a group of teenagers.

Many of those young people used to frequent the Teen Tech Center, a creative alcove in downtown's Central Library. Students would go every day after school to read, screen-print, use the beat machine, and hang out. There's nothing like it on the North Side, but the Teen Tech Center's just a 40-minute bus ride away.

After COVID-19 shut it down, young people were left wandering Nicollet Mall, giving some a front-row seat to the suicide and its aftermath.

When social media falsely accused cops of the shooting, young people flooded into downtown to loot and vandalize. Mad Dads, a Mother's Love, and other street outreach outfits tried to quell the rumors. But the truth didn't matter at that point.

"I was seeing a whole bunch of posts like, 'Everybody's going downtown!'" says Jania Kloeppel, 19, a recent graduate of Patrick Henry High School. "There's so much dopamine when you see everyone else do it," she explains. "To partake in something that we've never done before, it's like a big opportunity for us."

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Residents were vigorously opposed. A Mother's Love went door-knocking in a multi-block radius of the Gordon Center and found no one knew about the proposal. The Northside Residents Redevelopment Council—the official neighborhood association—filed an injunction to halt the process.

Council member Ellison showed up. Elected in 2017 on the promise "to imagine a future for the North Side authored by North Siders," he apologized for poor public engagement and encouraged constituents to lay out their concerns. "I don't at all take skepticism of this project as, like, an attack on homeless women," he assured them.

Frustrated residents pulled no punches. There were already three homeless shelters within a mile of the Gordon Center, yet the North Side had been without a sanctuary for at-risk youth since the 1980s, they said. Many community-led proposals for the Gordon Center had been rejected over the years. Next door, Willard Park was one of the only places young children could play. A youth center would invest in the future, while a bare-bones emergency shelter would merely bandage a broken theory of investment in north Minneapolis.

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Once again, officials were telling North Siders what they needed rather than letting them choose their own destiny, residents argued.

"Our children are dying!" declared Cathy Spann, executive director of the Jordan Area Community Council and a 2017 candidate for City Council. She said she recently found a stray bullet lodged in her son's mattress after an overnight shooting. "That's what we're trying to tell you. A 17-year-old just got shot. I need to know what you're gonna do!"

"You don't know what your position is," admonished Cheryl Anderson of A Mother's Love, who announced she was running for Ellison's seat. "You sold us out, Jeremiah!"

-->Visibly shaken, Ellison lashed back, "What I don't like is this conflation of criminality and the homeless. That is the thing that I have the problem with. That is what I'm hearing from you."

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It’s been an absolutely sad time in south Minneapolis - love to everyone around here. We all went through something intense together this summer 💜
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defund
dismantle

abolish
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Minneapolis City Council

You're not talking about reform

this is more than reform

A police free future
can we imaging a future without police, and I answered YES to that question
...my home is broken into, who do I call?
I hear that loud and clear... and I know that comes from A PLACE OF PRIVILEDGE

I think we need to step back and IMAGE what it would feel like to already live in that reality...

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Are these people on drugs?? or under a spell

Ilhan Omar is an idiot

so dismantle and image what can happen, not put something in place FIRST, just image and watch something beautiful arise...


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By Reg ChapmanOctober 16, 2020 at 6:38 pm


MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — From the Seward neighborhood to Longfellow, homes in the Minneapolis 3rd precinct have become targets for intruders.

Just two nights ago, someone tried to break into several homes while people were there.

Between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m., someone is checking for unlocked doors and open windows to get inside homes in the Seward neighborhood.

They’ve entered homes that were occupied, but left when the homeowner made their presence known.

No one has been hurt, no homes damaged but there were things taken.

“We’ve had issues happen like at 7 p.m. or 8 p.m. so it just doesn’t seem like it’s isolated at night,” Bryant said.

Bryant and his wife Brianna live close to where the break-ins are happening and feel they are one step ahead of the bad guys because of all the good guys in their neighborhood.

“We have like a text message thread back and forth so if anyone sees a car in the neighborhood or something that seems out of the ordinary we’ll just text each other,” Bryant said.

“It’s just a sense of community and safety that comes with people kind of safety in numbers,” Brianna said.

This couple is part of a network of homeowners working together; they know it’s needed from past experiences.

“We had someone walk into our house and they seemed to kind of be in a bad place. They walked in and we kind of yelled at them and they immediately ran out,” Bryant said.

Crime Prevention Specialist Carla Nielson says there are several ways to stay safe.

“Going to all the windows, closing them, pinning them as well,” Nielson said.

She applauds people in this community for sticking together. It’s something she says will make a difference.

“Get to know your neighbors. Get phone numbers, get email addresses. Have a thread in case there is anything going on that you feel your neighbors should know about but the biggest thing is just knowing each other to having those connections and feeling okay and safe to lean on them,” Brianna said.

Nielson says it’s also important to secure doors and windows, turn lights on at dusk, and use a security system to help decrease chances of becoming a victim.

Police are investigating, but so far no arrests have been made.

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Mpls. City Council Approves Indoor Tiny House Community For Homeless

By Christiane CorderoOctober 16, 2020 at 3:11 pm

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