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The Rand Report: Why were homeless misplaced during Glow?

The Rand Report: Why were homeless misplaced during Glow?

By Rand Retterath Rand Retterrath On July 27, 2019 large portions of the Midtown Greenway were cleared for an event.  Care to know what it was? It was the Midtown Greenway Coalition Greenway Glow 2019. Through registration, ticket and alcohol sales, pledges and more they raised nearly $23,000. They say it is for the “Greenway.” [...]

The Rand Report: Join neighborhood board

The Rand Report: Join neighborhood board

By Rand Retterath Rand Retterrath I invite all of you to participate in your neighborhood organizations.  For me it is Midtown Phillips Neighborhood Association Inc.  Others in the area include East Phillips Improvement Coalition (EPIC), Phillips West Neighborhood Organization (PWNO), Ventura Village, and Central Area Neighborhood [...]

Cano: Here are four things to do to show we all matter

Cano: Here are four things  to do to show we all matter

By Rand Retterath Rand Retterrath This issue I’d like to focus on a comment made regarding my 2020 article. Nicole H. posted this response to that article: “This is such a crock. Neighborhoods are not representative of their residents (say what?). The city is requiring work to be done to get money. You act like the money is expected or [...]

The Rand Report: Special service districts on Lake St. create inefficiences

The Rand Report: Special service districts on Lake St. create inefficiences

By Rand Retterath According to an Information Brief from Research Department of the Minnesota House of Representatives  “One way for a city to provide an increased level of service or infrastructure to its commercial or industrial areas is to create ‘special service districts.’  Special service districts (SSDs) are established at the [...]

The Rand Report 2020 plan: ‘Do what I say not what I do’ applies to city

The Rand Report 2020 plan: ‘Do what I say not what I do’ applies to city

By Rand Retterath Rand Retterrath The stated mission of Neighborhoods 2020 is “an opportunity to further develop and improve upon the city of Minneapolis’ neighborhood-based engagement structure…by the people, for the people.” However, neighborhoods all over the city are opposed to this document. Here are my concerns: 1.  The [...]

The Rand Report: Sex workers on Lake St. #2

The Rand Report: Sex workers on Lake St. #2

By Rand Retterath Rand Retterrath Part 2 of a series. After the one man research project attempting to fully comprehend all the mitigating factors affecting the sex tourism market on Lake St. and on Bloomington Ave. among others, I was left with the following considerations: Gender-based approach doesn’t work! Community approach [...]

The Rand Report: Who is really listening?

The Rand Report: Who is really listening?

By Rand Retterath Rand Retterrath I know, let’s put in a bike lane!  AFTER we approve the construction of five new parking ramps to join the existing five -- and all within a mile of each other! Makes sense to me! Oh, wait, we already did that!  Silly me! And still we have cars parking all over residential streets! RAMP [...]