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News Archive 2003

Lyndale Neighborhood Association Seeks Executive Director
December 9, 2003 - The Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA) is currently seeking an experienced community leader to serve as its Executive Director. This is a full-time position leading LNA's staff team and supporting the volunteer steering committee to achieve the community's strategic goals. These goals involve a wide variety of community initiatives in the areas of crime prevention, youth and family, the environment, arts and culture and inclusive organizing in the Latino and Somali communities. More...


NRP-TV to Present Two-Part Progress Report on Affordable Housing Reserve Fund Projects
December 2, 2003 - Throughout December, the Minneapolis Neighborhood News (MNN) cable television program will present part one of a two-part series focusing on the progress of the first projects funded through the NRP Affordable Housing Reserve Fund. The fund was established by the NRP Policy Board to demonstrate the program's commitment to providing long-term affordable housing for individuals and families that earn less than half of the Metro Median Income. More...


Official Results are in on NRP Policy Board Neighborhood Representative Election
November 21, 2003 - More than 120 Minneapolis residents attended the NRP Policy Board neighborhood representative election on Thursday, November 20. Sixty-seven electors, chosen by their neighborhood boards, elected four neighborhood representatives to serve on the 2004 NRP Policy Board. More...


Nominations for 32nd Annual CUE Awards Due November 17
October 30, 2003 - The Committee on Urban Environment (CUE) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting nominations for its 32nd CUE Awards. The annual awards recognize excellence in urban, architectural, or environmental design, historic preservation, streetscape beautification, parks and open spaces, special events, neighborhood improvement, public art, and personal (or lifetime) achievement. More...


Lyndale Neighborhood Development Corporation Seeks Executive Director: Two Additional Lyndale Positions Also Open
October 23, 2003 - The Lyndale Neighborhood Development Corporation (LNDC) is currently seeking an Executive Director to assist the Lyndale Neighborhood in developing and implementing housing and economic development projects/initiatives as defined by the neighborhood, neighborhood association and the LNDC board. More...


NRP Policy Board Elector Registration Deadline Nov. 13: Candidate Information and Voter's Guides Now Available
October 22, 2003 - The deadline for registering neighborhood electors and alternates for the upcoming NRP Policy Board election is Thursday, November 13. Each Minneapolis neighborhood organization can select an elector and alternate to vote on behalf of its neighborhood on election night. More...


Fourteen Candidates Vie for Seats on 2004 NRP Policy Board
September 23, 2003 - Fourteen candidates have announced they will run for four open seats on the 2004 NRP Policy Board. The election proceedings will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 20, 2003 on the second floor of the Crown Roller Mill Building More...


Energy-Saving Workshops to Offer Cost-Saving Tips to Minneapolis Homeowners
September 15, 2003 - Rapidly rising fuel prices may result in Minneapolis homeowners having to pay as much as 30 percent more to heat their homes this winter than they did last winter according to the Energy Information Administration. In response, the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) is hosting free workshops in various Minneapolis locations to provide homeowners with practical energy-saving information and tips that they can use to combat rising energy costs. More...


City Council Revises NRP Ordinance, Secures Future Funding
August 29, 2003 - The NRP's future got brighter on August 22 when the Minneapolis City Council and Mayor R.T. Rybak revised the city's NRP ordinance in a way that secures a base funding source for Phase II (2001-2009) of the internationally recognized program. More...


NRP Policy Board Commits $1 Million to Community Policing Initiative
August 29, 2003 - On August 18, the NRP Policy Board committed $1 million of NRP funds to the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) for the purpose of paying for community-oriented public safety initiatives in 2003 and 2004. More...


NRP Policy Board Election Set for November 20 - Candidate Filing Materials Now Online
August 25, 2003 - The process for the election of neighborhood representatives and alternates for seats on the 2004 NRP Policy Board began August 20. If you would like to file as a candidate, filing forms must be received by the League of Women Voters (LWV) of Minneapolis office no later than noon on Friday, September 19, 2003. More...


Community Leadership Institute Applications Now Being Accepted
August 6, 2003 - The University of St. Thomas Center for Nonprofit Management is once again offering an exciting learning opportunity for community volunteers and neighborhood organization staff. Created in partnership with the NRP and the Metropolitan Alliance for Community Centers (MACC) and presented for the first time in spring 2001, the Community Leadership Institute (CLI) is a certificate program designed specifically for neighborhood people engaged in NRP activities. More...


NRP-TV to Feature Playgrounds on Loring Greenway and Lyndale Farmstead Park
August 6, 2003 - Throughout the month of August, the Minneapolis Neighborhood News (MNN) cable television program will showcase new playgrounds on the Loring Greenway and at Lyndale Farmstead Park. More...


NRP Policy Board Seeks Continued Autonomy and $11 Million Annual Budget
July 27, 2003 - On July 21, the NRP Policy Board passed a resolution that stated its position on NRP's future including how the program should be funded and governed. The resolution has been forwarded to Mayor R.T. Rybak and the Minneapolis City Council for use in their upcoming budget deliberations. More...


City to Hold Meetings on NRP's Future: Dates, Times and Locations Announced
July 8, 2003 - The City Council will hold a study session on July 18 at 9:30 a.m. in the City Council chambers to discuss citizen participation and engagement. NRP's role in that system will be part of the discussion. The study session is open to the public. More...


City's Community Safety Proposal on Hold
July 7, 2003 - A proposal to transfer $1 million of NRP funds to the City of Minneapolis to pay for community-oriented public safety activities was put on hold for 60 days following a spirited debate by members of the NRP Policy Board during its June 30 meeting. More...


Community Opinion Survey Results Show Overwhelming Support for Continuing NRP
July 1, 2003 - The NRP has released the results of a community opinion survey that coincided with a series of five community meetings aimed at obtaining public input regarding future funding, governance and staff support for the NRP in the face of mounting city budget constraints. More...


NRP Issues 2003 Affordable Housing Reserve Fund Request for Proposals (RFP)
June 25, 2003 - The NRP Policy Board is pleased to once again announce the availability of NRP funds for the production of affordable housing. More...


Southside Neighborhood Housing Services to Dissolve as a Result of State Auditor's Review
May 29, 2003 - The Board of Directors of Southside Neighborhood Housing Services (SNHS) has agreed to dissolve the agency after a recent NRP-requested special contract compliance review conducted by the Office of State Auditor Patricia Awada revealed several disturbing business practices. More...


Community Meetings Will Give Minneapolis Residents an Opportunity to Have a Say in NRP's Future
May 20, 2003 - The NRP Policy Board will present several options addressing the NRP's immediate and long-term future during a series of five community meetings beginning Monday, June 9 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 Irving Ave. S. More...


RSVPs Still Being Accepted for NRP's Neighborhoods Conference on May 17
May 1, 2003 - There is still time to register to attend the NRP's Good Neighbors Building Better Neighborhoods Conference on Saturday, May 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Harrison Community Center, 503 Irving Ave. N. More...


NRP Housing Successes on Display During 2003 Minneapolis & Saint Paul Home Tour May 3-4
April 2, 2003 - The Minneapolis Neighborhood Revitalization Program and the cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul are proud to present the 2003 Minneapolis and Saint Paul Home Tour during the weekend of May 3-4. Because the NRP has invested more than $90 million in programs and projects aimed at maintaining and improving the city's housing stock, the Home Tour is the ultimate stage for showcasing some of these housing investments at work. More...


2003 South Minneapolis Housing & Home Improvement Fair Saturday, March 29
March 24, 2003 - The South Minneapolis Housing and Home Improvement Fair is celebrating its ninth year as one of the most successful and well-attended community events in the South Minneapolis area. The Fair, which is free and open to the public, promotes city living, home improvement and maintenance and community involvement. The event will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, 2003 at South High School, 3131 19th Ave. S. More...


No Decision Made on Long-Term Funding of NRP
February 2, 2003 - One of the more common questions being asked by Minneapolis residents these days is how the NRP will be funded in the future. There is no simple answer to this question. More...



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