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News Archive 2005

Home Tour Application Deadline Extended to January 17th
December 27, 2005 - The deadline for nominations/applications for the 2006 Minneapolis & St. Paul Home Tour has been extended to January 17th. The Tour is a celebration of city living -- a chance to share your remodeling projects, your neighborhood enthusiasm, and your historic or otherwise unique home to inspire others. More...


Planning Commission to Review Zoning Code Text Amendments
December 7, 2005 - There are two pending amendments being considered at the Planning Commission on 12/20/05 - comprehensive revisions to conditional and permitted uses, and R2B district lot area requirements. More...


December Policy Board Meeting Cancelled
December 5, 2005 - Because of a conflict with the Truth in Taxation Hearings and because there were no pressing agenda items that could not be moved forward to the January meeting, it was determined that the December 19, 2005, NRP Policy Board meeting could be cancelled. More...


Minneapolis Public Library Issues a Call for Artists
November 29, 2005 - Are you interested in displaying your art at one of the Minneapolis Public Library's community libraries? All artists in the Twin Cities area are welcome to submit their work for display. Artists living and/or working in Minneapolis will be given priority for display space. More...


Neighborhood Representatives Elected to the 2006 Policy Board
November 18, 2005 - The annual election for neighborhood representatives to the NRP Policy Board was held on Thursday evening November 17th. In addition to electors and alternates, who voted on behalf of their respective neighborhoods, neighborhood leaders were also in attendance to observe the candidate forums and the election. More...


Nominate Your Home for the 2006 Minneapolis-St. Paul Home Tour by January 17, 2006
October 25, 2005 - Nomination/application forms are now available for the 2006 Minneapolis & St. Paul Home Tour - scheduled for next May 6 & 7. The Tour is a celebration of city living -- a chance to share your remodeling projects, your neighborhood enthusiasm, and your historic or otherwise unique home to inspire others. More...


Policy Board Adopts Program Income Policy
October 24, 2005 - The NRP Polcy Board adopted a policy on "Use of Program Income" at its October 24th meeting. The policy clarifies that program income generated from NRP neighborhood-funded investments in each neighborhood will be reserved for future use by that neighborhood. More...


Voter's Guide is now available for NRP's Neighborhood Representative Election
October 11, 2005 - A "Voter's Guide" of candidates running for Neighborhood Representative seats on the 2006 NRP Policy Board is now available. The guide gives contact information about each candidate and provides their answers to questions about their qualifications and neighborhood experience, how they view NRP, and their vision for the future of NRP. More...


Free Workshops Offer Tips for Beating Rising Energy Costs
October 4, 2005 - The Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) is hosting two free homeowner workshops this fall to provide area residents with information and ideas on how to prepare their homes for the upcoming heating season and lower their utility bills. Workshop exhibitors will offer practical energy-saving information and tips homeowners can use to combat rising energy costs. More...


Invitation to Participate in Minneapolis Public Schools' Community Outreach Team
September 27, 2005 - The Minneapolis Public Schools is assembling a Community Outreach Team is to gather community members for upcoming meetings where the reuse for Minneapolis school facilities will be discussed. The primary responsibility for team members is to broaden citizen participation at the community meetings organized by the Reuse Executive Committee. More...


Eleven Candidates Vie for Neighborhood Seats on 2006 NRP Policy Board
September 19, 2005 - Eleven candidates have filed for the election of Neighborhood Representatives to the 2006 NRP Policy Board. The election will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday, November 17th at the Crown Roller Mill Building. More...


NRP Policy Board Neighborhood Representative Election Set for November 17 - Candidate Filing Materials Now Online
August 22, 2005 - The process for the election of neighborhood representatives and alternates for seats on the 2006 NRP Policy Board begins August 22. 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 16, 2005. More...


Tree Planting Grants Available
July 29, 2005 - Tree Trust, a St. Paul nonprofit organization, invites cities, neighborhood organizations, nonprofits, housing organizations and churches to apply for community tree planting grants. The grant program, sponsored by The Home Depot Foundation, was created to improve the urban environment through tree planting, community education and volunteerism. More...


"Sharing Our Local Histories" Workshop
July 15, 2005 - Join coordinators, planners and active participants of neighborhood history groups and local historical societies in Minneapolis and Hennepin County on August 6th for "Sharing Our Local Histories" - a program designed to share ideas about what has worked and is possible and to promote a cooperative spirit amongst historical groups. More...


City Updates NRP Phase II Revenue Projection
July 14, 2005 - "Doing your business well is the best action to take in this time of uncertainty," NRP Director Bob Miller told neighborhood leaders after City of Minneapolis representatives, on June 27, gave the NRP Policy Board projections showing a dramatic drop in revenues for NRP in 2005-2009. In a letter to NRP participants, he also urged them to continue their current Phase I and Phase II activities. More...


NRP Management Review Team Discontinued
July 12, 2005 - Ten years after it was first established, the Management Review Team of NRP was discontinued by the NRP Policy Board at its June 27 meeting. MRT was replaced by a process that encourages the integration of information from affected jurisdictions into neighborhood planning in the earliest stages of Neighborhood Action Plan (NAP) development. More...


In-Depth Training for Neighborhood Volunteers
June 20, 2005 - The Twin Cities Training Program for Neighborhood Organizers is offering in-depth training for neighborhood volunteers. This in-depth training is designed to help volunteers learn organizing fundamentals and apply them effectively to their community groups. More...


HGTV to Film Groundbreaking for Ripley Gardens
June 17, 2005 - Home and Garden Television (HGTV) and the National Trust for Historic Preservation will join the Central Community Housing Trust (CCHT) as it breaks ground Tuesday, June 21, on the development of 60 units of affordable housing at the site of the former Ripley Maternity Hospital in the Harrison neighborhood. More...


Mississippi Watershed Management Organization Seeks Your Input
June 16, 2005 - The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization is asking for your ideas and input in developing a Watershed Education Program. The MWMO is an agency that manages the surface and ground water resources in the Village of Saint Anthony, Lauderdale and parts of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. More...


City Seeks Applicants for Vacancies
June 14, 2005 - The City of Minneapolis currently has a vacancy on the Minneapolis Telecommunications Network (MTN) and two vacancies on the Senior Citizen Advisory Committee to the Mayor and City Council. Applications for the MTN are due 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2005. And, applications for the Senior Citizen Advisory Committee are due 4:30 p.m. on Friday, July 1, 2005. More...


2005 Neighborhood Household Hazardous Waste Events
June 2, 2005 - Minneapolis neighborhoods and NRP are once again joining with Hennepin County Department of Environmental Services to host 13 Minneapolis Household Hazardous Waste Collection events during the summer of 2005. More...


Two NRP Workshops in June
June 1, 2005 - NRP is hosting two free workshops in June as part of the NRP Learning Series 2005. These workshops - one on NRP Housing Funds and one on Fundraising - will be held in the CPED Conference Room 3; Crown Roller Mill second floor; 105 Fifth Ave South. More...


2005 Minneapolis & St. Paul Home Tour
April 27, 2005 - Forty-five homes in Minneapolis and 18 in Saint Paul will be featured on the Minneapolis & Saint Paul Home Tour Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8. Homes on the free, self-guided tour will be open Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 8, 1-5 p.m. More...


Minnesota Council of Nonprofits to Present Caucus Training Workshops in Feb.
February 3, 2005 - With Precinct Caucuses to be held on Tuesday, March 1, 2005, understanding how caucuses work is an important first step on the road to the upcoming local elections. The Minneapolis NRP is proud to partner with the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits to sponsor three workshops geared toward educating people about how to make sense of and navigate their caucuses. More...


Add Public Art to Your Neighborhood Project
February 1, 2005 - The Art in Public Places program offers an opportunity for neighborhoods to contribute to their community identity and vitality. Nominate your future public infrastructure project now to find out if it is eligible for City assistance with a public art component. The application deadline is Feb. 16 at 4:30 p.m. More...


NRP-TV in February Presents: Franklin Station Townhomes, Cityview Community Garden dedication and West Phillips Winterfest
January 31, 2005 - Throughout February, the Minneapolis Neighborhood News (MNN) cable television program will feature the Franklin Station Townhomes in the East Phillips neighborhood, a Cityview Community Garden dedication event in the McKinley neighborhood and the Seventh Annual Winterfest in the West Phillips neighborhood. More...



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