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Hazardous Waste Collection Event August 13 and 14 at South High

Hennepin County will be accepting household hazardous waste Friday August 13 and Saturday August 14, 9AM-4PM at South High, 3131 19th Avenue South (enter off 21st Ave. S)

Accepted from Households: Aerosols; Batteries (tape both terminals); CFLS and fluorescent lamps and HID lamps (limit 25); drain and oven cleaners; gas cylinders — specialty gases less than 59 pounds (subject to evaluation); liquid cosmetics; mercury thermometers, paint, stain, varnish, solvents (limit three 5-gallon pails); pesticides; petroleum additives; pool chemicals; propane gas cylinders less than 50 lbs (subject to evaluation)

Automotive: Antifreeze; auto paints; vehicle lead-acid batteries; gas, fluids (except oil), fuels

Check the County website for the full list of guidelines: hennepin.us/collectionevents or call 612-348-3777

Be prepared to show your driver”™s license or other proof of county residence.

Stewart Park Under Construction This Summer:

Stewart Park at 2700 12th Avenue South will remain open while improvements are underway. Renovations include a new 6,000 foot multi-use field, pedestrian paths, and safety fencing along 26th Street. Stewart Rec Center is open for summer activities and programming.

Phillips Area Traffic Safety Improvements:

As part of its “Vision Zero” project to prevent severe injury and death from traffic crashes, the City of Minneapolis is beginning a project to improve traffic safety along 24th St., 26th St., 28th St., and Chicago Ave in Phillips. According to the City, ten years of traffic crash data showed many crashes in Phillips. The City Staff Contact for this project is Mike Samuelson, Mike.Samuelson@minneapolismn.gov. Look for 

Kindertransport Exhibit on View at American Swedish Institute July 22- October 31:

Through artifacts, audio testimonies and moving personal stories, the new exhibit explores the rescue effort that brought about 10,000 Jewish children from Nazi Germany to Great Britain and other countries, including Sweden, between 1938 and 1939. Unique to ASI is The Story is Here, a supplemental exhibition with accounts from three local, Midwest families of Kindertransport survivors. 

Rescuing Children on the Brink of War at the American Swedish Institute
Courtesy: American Swedish Institute

 2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55407; Thursday, 10 a.m. ”“ 8 p.m.  Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. ”“ 4 p.m.

Admission: $12 adults, $8 seniors ages 62 +, $6 ages 6”“18 and full-time students with ID.

Free for ASI members and children ages 5 and under.

18th Avenue/Little Earth Traffic Study:

The City of Minneapolis received a $50,000 grant from the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) to study personal and traffic safety concerns along 18th Avenue between 24th and 26th Streets in East Phillips. Last summer, 18th Avenue neighbors saw increased crime, speeding, and safety issues, and came together to organize a variety of traffic-calming strategies. The study is currently in the “input” phase which will include the first round of community outreach. The City Staff Contact is for this project is Jasna Hadzic-Stanek jasna.hadzic-stanek@minneapolismn.gov

Map of Phillips Traffic Safety Project Area
City of Minneapolis

Gatherings Cafe Reopening:

Gatherings Cafe in the Minneapolis American Indian Center at 1530 E Franklin Avenue, reopened in late July. The new hours are Tuesday-Friday, 9:30AM-3PM. Their mission  is “to provide healthy comfort food with contemporary Indigenous flavors.” Led by new executive chef Brian Yazzie, the restaurant has been closed to the public during the COVID-19 Pandemic, but has been busy preparing meals for elders, growing food for the restaurant at the Little Earth Urban Farm, and supporting interns.

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