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News Archive 2007

December 2007 NRP Policy Board Meeting to be Held at Park Board Headquarters
December 7, 2007 - The NRP Policy Board will hold its Monday, December 17th, meeting at the Board Room of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Administrative Offices, 2117 West River Road. The meeting will begin at 4:30 pm and light refreshments will be served. The agenda for the meeting will be posted by Friday, December 14th. More...

Nominations Sought for the 2008 Minneapolis and Saint Paul Home Tour
November 7, 2007 - NRP is currently seekng nominations for the 2008 Minneapolis and Saint Paul Home Tour. Homes on the upcoming tour will be open Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 27 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Tour will be held on these dates regardless of weather conditions. More...

Voter's Guide for NRP Policy Board Neighborhood Reps Election is Now Available
October 5, 2007 - The NRP Neighborhood Representative Election Voter's Guide is now available. The guide lists the candidates running for a seat on the 2008 NRP Policy Board. NRP Neighborhood Organizations will be selecting electors and alternates to vote on behalf of their neighborhood at the election, which will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2007. More...

Candidates for the 2008 NRP Policy Board Neighborhood Representatives Election Announced
September 14, 2007 - The League of Women Voters of Minneapolis has certified the filing of 12 candidates for election as Neighborhood Representatives on the 2008 NRP Policy Board. A representative, and alternate, will be elected for each of the four Neighborhood Representative positions on the Policy Board -- At- Large, Protection, Revitalization, and Redirection. More...

NRP Policy Board Neighborhood Representative Election Set for November 15th
August 14, 2007 - The process for the election of neighborhood representatives and alternates for seats on the 2008 NRP Policy Board begins August 15. As in past elections, the LWV will be assisting in all aspects of the election process. The LWV office must receive filing forms no later than noon on Friday, September 14, 2007. More...

Minneapolis Public Schools Summer Food Service Program
July 2, 2007 - Each summer thousands of Minnesota students lose access to the free or reduced cost meals they receive during the school year. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) addresses this problem by providing funds for schools and other organizations to serve free, nutritious meals and snacks when school is not in session. The Minneapolis Public Schools Food Service Department sponsors The Summer Food Service Program in Minneapolis schools, parks, and community sites. More...

National Night Out Planning Week June 17-24
June 15, 2007 - Every year on the first Tuesday of August, people across the country gather to celebrate National Night Out (NNO). This year on Tuesday, August 7, close to 50,000 Minneapolis residents will celebrate neighborliness, safety and stronger community. It's expected that more than 1900 Minneapolis blocks will host more than 1,000 block parties. Planning Week, June 17-24, is designed to make putting together an NNO party a simple matter. More...

You^th Are Here Bus Routes to Debut Monday, June 18th
June 12, 2007 - Get ready to see the familiar yellow school bus in a new role this summer. Responding to youth and community concerns about safe transportation for young people wishing to attend out-of-school time programs, the Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board is launching two You^th Are Here bus routes, one serving Near North/Camden communities and the other serving Phillips/Powderhorn communities. More...

New Projections Released on NRP Phase II Revenue
April 17, 2007 - According to the latest available projections, NRP will not have enough funding by the end of 2009 to meet the 70% of allocations currently approved for expenditures from Phase II Neighborhood Action Plans. Last week the Development Finance Division (DFD) of the City of Minneapolis Finance Department released a memorandum to the Mayor, Members of the City Council and NRP Director Bob Miller updating their estimate of projected revenues from the Common Project. More...

Earth Day Watershed Cleanup set for April 21
April 12, 2007 - The 13th Annual Minneapolis Earth Day Watershed Cleanup will be held Saturday, April 21, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Join your community and turn a day of service into a life-long commitment to our environment. Earth Day provides both volunteer experiences and environmental education for Minneapolis residents. More...

"Access Minneapolis" Public Meetings on April 11 and 12
April 10, 2007 - Do you ride transit, bike, walk or drive? The City of Minneapolis is hosting two public meetings to discuss draft recommendations for transportation improvements in downtown Minneapolis. The public will have an opportunity to provide feedback on plan recommendations and to discuss key transportation issues in downtown. More...

Register Now for Rain Garden Workshops
April 8, 2007 - Now in it's third year, Minneapolis/Metro Blooms is again providing rain garden workshops to Minneapolis residents. They still have available spaces for many of the scheduled workshops. Among other topics, the Minneapolis workshops will provide information about the City's rain barrel program and how to install the rain barrels offered through the program. More...

Home Tour is April 28 and 29 -- One Weekend Earlier Than Previous Years
April 2, 2007 - Mark your calendar! The 2007 Minneapolis & Saint Paul Home Tour is scheduled a week earlier than past tours -- Saturday and Sunday, April 28 & 29. Now in its 20th year -- the 5th year that Minneapolis Neighborhood Revitalization Program has managed this event, the Home Tour features Real Homes, Real People, Real Ideas for redecorating, remodeling and restoring homes. More...

Location and Time Of Policy Board Meeting Changed for Community Engagement Discussion
March 12, 2007 - To accommodate the attendance of more members of the public, the location and time of the March 26th meeting of the Neighborhood Revitalization Program Policy Board has been changed. The location and time for this meeting will be:

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Room
2117 West River Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota

5:30 pm - Regular Business Meeting of the Policy Board
7:00 pm - Public Discussion of the results from the Community Engagement meetings and a presentation of the results of the Community Engagement Survey More...

Upcoming Meetings About Possible Consolidation of the City and County Library Systems
February 23, 2007 - Several meetings are scheduled in the next few weeks regarding the proposal to consolidate the Minneapolis and Hennepin County library systems. The stated goal of a consolidation would be to ensure the financial health of the Minneapolis libraries while also promising an improved level of service for all Hennepin County residents. More...

Fill Out an Important Survey About Community Engagement
January 18, 2007 - The City of Minneapolis recently summarized and reported several years of observations and recommendations about how the City engages residents and other community members in the City's decision-making processes. The Minneapolis Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) and the City of Minneapolis want to know what you think about this important topic. Your responses to a survey will help us improve the City's community engagement processes. More...

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