Nice Ride Comes to Linden Hills!Last month the Nice Ride bicycle sharing project installed a station in Linden Hills at Upton & Sheridan. The program is easy to use and so convenient. Take a bike when you need one and return it to any Nice Ride station in the Twin Cities. For more information on the program and station locations, visit niceridemn.org
Stations have also recently been installed in front of The Bakken and near the Lake Harriet Bandshell.
Music and Movies in the ParkThe 2013 Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board summer concerts at Lake Harriet Band Shell begins Monday, May 27 and runs through Monday, September 2. Enjoy Jazz, Latin, Swing, Folk, Rock, Bluegrass, Classical and more 7 days a week, Monday- Saturday at 7:30, Sundays at 2 pm & 5:30 pm.
The 2013 Movies in the Parks series runs Friday, June 7 through Saturday, August 24. Movies start 15 minutes after sunset.
Click here to view the 2013 summer lineup of movies and music performances.
Have You Ridden a Streetcar Lately?On May 4th the Como-Harriet Streetcar Line began its 42nd year of operation in Linden Hills. On weekends, cars run from 12:30 to 8:30 pm. From June through August, trolleys will operate from 1:00 to 4:00 pm on Wednesday afternoons, and from 6:30 to 8:30 pm Wednesday evenings. Find the complete schedule and special event information at trolleyride.org.
Council Member Betsy Hodges' Ward 13 May Newsletter Available NowSome of the highlights of this issue include:
LHiNC Welcomes New Board MembersLHiNC is pleased to welcome six new Board members who were appointed at the March 5 meeting: Bonnie Bolton, Beth Forsythe, Ben Gansen, Tim Herrmann, Sean Madigan, and Cameron Slick.
Como-Harriet Streetcar Operators WantedDo you find yourself intrigued by the historic streetcars that run at Lake Harriet and Calhoun? Would you like to learn to operate the historic Twin City streetcars? If you are the adventurous type, consider learning to become a streetcar operator at our neighborhood's Como-Harriet Streetcar Line. Training starts in mid-April and you could soon be out on the line helping the Minnesota Streetcar Museum continue a Linden Hills neighborhood tradition!
For more information call Chris Heck, Chief of Training, at 651-249-5358, or email him at email@example.com.
For more information on the Como-Harriet Streetcar Line, a Linden Hills neighborhood institution for over 113 years, visit trolleyride.org.
Plant a Tree! $25 Trees Remain Available!Tree Trust works with Minneapolis to provide low cost trees ($25) to residents to increase the tree canopy. Ordering opened on March 25 and will continue until trees are sold out. As of April 8th, four varieties remain available, so order soon! Click here to see the nine tree varieties available this year.
If you order a tree you will need to pick it up on May 18, 19, or 20 during designated times at the Minneapolis Impound Lot.
Learn more about the sale on the Tree Trust website.
Park Board Offering to Replace Ash TreesFollowing the recent discovery of emerald ash borer at Lakewood Cemetery, the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board is offering to take any unwanted ash trees off public boulevards.
Upon request, Park Board staff will remove the ash tree and plant a new tree in its place. For more information or to request an ash removal, call 612.313.7710.
Emerald Ash Borer Infestation Found at Lakewood CemeteryThe Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has confirmed new emerald ash borer (EAB) infestations in at least two trees in Lakewood Cemetery, near the intersection of King's Highway and 38th Street.
The infected trees will be removed immediately. The cemetery has 720 ash trees out of many thousands of trees on its 250 acres. Over time all of the ash trees will be removed and replanted with new varieties.
The emerald ash borer is one of America's most destructive tree pests, having killed tens of millions of ash trees in 18 states. Its larvae kill ash trees by tunneling into the wood and feeding on the tree's nutrients. Infestation signs include one-eighth inch, D-shaped exit holes in ash tree bark and winding tunnels under the bark.
Sixth Park District Dog Park NOW OPEN for a Winter "Sneak Preview"Grand Opening Planned for Early Summer In response to overwhelming requests from the community, the much anticipated Off-Leash Dog Park at Lyndale Farmstead Park opened Friday, January 25, for a wintertime "preview."
Although there is still much work to be done, MPRB determined that the park could open on a temporary basis to accommodate pet owners looking for a nearby area for their dogs to run this winter, which will allow those who are eagerly awaiting the new off-leash space to get a sneak preview of what the new park will have to offer.
Permits are required for use. For more information, click here or call (612) 673-6222.
The Off-Leash Park will close in spring for the remaining construction work with a grand opening planned for Early Summer 2013 when the full park will be completed.
Met Council to Begin Southwest Sewer Rehabilitation Project in 2013Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES), which operates the metro-area wastewater collection and treatment system, plans to begin the Southwest Minneapolis Interceptor Rehabilitation Project in 2013. The project will include repairs to or replacement of three regional sewers, encompassing a large area, with sections in Linden Hills, along Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet, through the Roberts Bird Sanctuary, through Lyndale Farmstead Park, along Kings Highway and 36th Street. Work in most areas will start in Spring/Summer 2013, while work in the Roberts Bird Sanctuary will start later (Fall/Winter 2013) to minimize disruption to bird migration and wildlife.
I collaboration with the Linden Hills Neighborhood Council, MCES held a public information meeting and open house in February to present information about the upcoming sewer repair project. MCES staff and consultants used maps to show where the regional sanitary sewer repair work will be done. They also described how and when the work will get underway, and discussed potential effects and mitigation efforts.
For more information and details about this project, click on the Fact Sheet and Map that was shared at the LHiNC January Board Meeting.
Linden Hills Resident to Run for City Council
Linden Hills resident and former LHiNC Chair Linea Palmisano announced she is running for Betsy Hodges' City Council seat. With Mayor RT Rybak's announcement that he would not run for a fourth term, Council Member Hodges confirmed she plans to run for mayor in the city's 2013 elections.
Click here for the Southwest Journal article.
46th Street Redesign Project
The City of Minneapolis Public Works is planning to reconstruct 46th St W between Lyndale and Dupont Ave during the 2013 construction season. The project will include full removal of the existing street, sub-grade construction, new pavement, curb and gutter and driveways. Sidewalks, street scape elements and utility works will be done as needed. The project will also potentially include adding a bike lane and removing parking on one side.
More information on the 46th Street Project can be found at www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/cip/all/WCMS1P-102136.
If you would like further information please contact Beverly Warmka at 612.673.3762 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
311 Mobile App is the Newest Way to Report Issues to the City
Reporting potholes, graffiti, and broken street lights to the City of Minneapolis is now easier thanks to the launch of the new Minneapolis 311 mobile application.
Issues can be reported to the City through a free app available now for iPhone, iPad and Android devices, instead of calling 311 or visiting the City's website. Users of Blackberry or Windows Phone devices can report service requests to Minneapolis 311 by visiting SeeClickFix.com on their mobile browser.
With the July 18 launch of the mobile app, residents can report these issues to Minneapolis 311:
GPS will provide the location of the service request and photos may be submitted to add more detail to reports. Just like making a request by calling 311 or using the City's website, individuals making service requests will be able to follow their request from start to finish. Service requests with the app can be made any time of day whether or not 311 is open for business and the request will be reported to the appropriate City department immediately.
The mobile app is available in the app stores for iPhone and Android devices by searching "Minneapolis 311." A link is also available at
The mission of the Environment Committee is to assist the Linden Hills neighborhood in creating and maintaining a sustainable, beautiful and healthy environment for Linden Hills residents, including creating and maintaining a healthy urban forest, demonstrating care and concern for the quality of the lakes and the watershed, and protecting the quality of the air and the beauty of our surroundings. We act by educating residents about sustainable ways of interacting with the environment, planting trees, and organizing and empowering residents to work on environmental issues of concern to them.
Committee members attend a monthly meeting on the second Thursday, and work on various projects.
The mission of the Environment Committee is to assist the Linden Hills neighborhood in creating and maintaining a sustainable, beautiful and healthy environment for Linden Hills residents, including creating and maintaining a healthy urban forest, demonstrating care and concern for the quality of the lakes and the watershed, and protecting the quality of the air and the beauty of our surroundings. We act by educating residents about sustainable ways of interacting with the environment, planting trees, and organizing and empowering residents to work on environmental issues of concern to them. Committee members attend a monthly meeting on the second Thursday, and work on various projects.
Linden Hills Neighborhood Demographics
Minnesota Compass, a nonprofit organization has compiled trends and data by neighborhood, including population, housing, and employment for Minneapolis and St. Paul. Click here to see Linden Hills data and click here for data on all Minneapolis and St. Paul neighborhoods.