Held every second Tuesday of the month
Tuesday, September 10th, 6:30-8pm 
@ Stewart Park (Arts & Crafts Room) 
2700 12th Ave. S., Minneapolis 


Discussion on the 2020 Operating Budget
Contracting NRP funds for 2020
2020 MPNAI Annual Meeting
September Community Meeting with Hennepin County Commissioner Angela Conley
Held every fourth Tuesday of the month
Tuesday, September 24th, 6:30-8pm 

@ Stewart Park (Community Room) 
2700 12th Ave. S., Minneapolis

Come meet HENNEPIN Commissioner Angela Conley!

Everyone Welcome! 
For more information on Midtown Phillips Neighborhoods Association, visit
Anyone who lives, works, or owns property in the Midtown Phillips Neighborhood is welcomed to attend! 

Watch A Clean Sweep Video on Somali TV Minnesota


Midtown has contracted with Bart Buch to provide technical support to Midtown Phillips.  Many of you know Bart from his work at Heart of the Beast Theatre. We are thrilled to have his expertise continue in Midtown Phillips!

Bart will be coordinating Neighborhood Outreach Partnerships and be a point of contact for our partners.  He will be reviewing our Memorandums of Understanding, meeting with Partners, and helping us set up and post a 2020 Call for Outreach Partners.

Bart will also help us to get our Welcome to Midtown Phillips Signage installed at the Midtown Greenway Entrances/Exits to our neighborhood.

Additionally, he will be providing Tech Services for an ‘Art on Utility Box’ project.
MPNAI Boardmember Sunshine Sevigny will be leading this initiative.  If you are interested in helping please email Midtown Phillips.

We are thrilled to have Bart helping the neighborhood organization and are excited for the upcoming ‘Art on Utility Box’ Project.



Fall crisp air is right around the corner, which means we’re getting closer to heating season.  Whether your home needs a new furnace or boiler, water heater, or you want to add insulation— now is a great time to get moving on those projects! The Midtown Phillips neighborhood has partnered with the local nonprofit, Center for Energy and Environment to provide 0% financing for your home improvement projects. 

Through this partnership residents have access to loans up to $7,500. These loans have flexible terms, so monthly payments will be affordable. Most exterior, major mechanical, or energy home improvement projects are eligible. Additional financing programs are available to help with those larger projects. 

To get started or for more information visit or call 612.335.5884. The Center for Energy and Environment is a Minnesota nonprofit that has been helping homeowners for over 35 years.


Treatment for people involved with the justice system

The board accepted a $937,990 grant to provide medication-assisted therapy for people with opioid use disorder.

Treatment will be offered to people who are booked into the Adult Detention Center, sentenced to the Adult Corrections Facility and diverted to the Behavioral Health Center at 1800 Chicago Avenue.

Diagnosing opioid use disorder and beginning medical treatment while in custody could have positive outcomes for people, reducing the number of deaths and the traumatic and expensive overdose-hospitalization-jail cycle that usually precedes them. This is according to the findings of a study released earlier this year by Hennepin Healthcare and Hennepin County.

Naloxone training and distribution

Hennepin County accepted additional state funding to expand access to Naloxone in the community.

Weekly walk-in hours will be increased to distribute Naloxone kits and clean syringes at the Red Door Clinic, which provides sexual health care. Additionally, staff will educate and distribute Naloxone kits to residents of Little Earth, a housing complex in Minneapolis serving the American Indian community.

Hennepin County part of NIH Research Network

Hennepin County is one of twelve National Institutes of Health (NIH) grantees for nationwide research on quality addiction treatment for opioid use disorder and misuse in criminal justice settings. The network of grantees will be called JCOIN, the Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network. Through the network, Hennepin is also part of an NIH-sponsored national innovation design team. Local partners in this work are Hennepin County Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation (DOCCR), Hennepin County Sheriff David Hutchinson and the Sheriff’s Office, and the Hennepin Healthcare System (HCMC and clinics).

Read more here.

Hennepin County's opioid response strategy
Learn more about how Hennepin County is responding to the opioid epidemic at



The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) is warning residents about telephone scams in which individuals pose as representatives of local law enforcement agencies. These individuals are telling residents that there is a warrant out for their arrest because they missed a federal jury date. The phone scammers tell residents that they will be arrested unless they pay a fine, and often suggest purchasing gift cards, calling the scammer back, and reading them the numbers on the cards. The victim is then told to contact their local Sheriff’s Office to get a federal number for proof that the warrant has been cleared.

HCSO and other law enforcement agencies will never contact individuals via phone or email to ask for any kind of payment. If individuals receive such a call, they are advised to NOT provide any personal information to the caller. Rather, they should record the caller’s number, save any voicemails that may have been left by the caller, and contact their local law enforcement agency.

Individuals should not rely on caller ID or recorded messages to verify the origin of a phone call. In some cases, phone scammers are able to use technology to appear as if they are calling from a legitimate law enforcement or government agency number. Scammers have also been known to create fraudulent recorded messages that identify their number as originating from law enforcement.

If you are uncertain about the identity of a caller, hang up the phone, locate the official phone number of the agency, and call the number directly.



Parks for All will engage Minneapolis residents and park users, along with MPRB staff and commissioners, over the next two years to shape the future direction of Minneapolis’ park and recreation system.

What is Parks for All?

The last MPRB Comprehensive Plan was approved in 2007 and set a vision through 2020. Parks for All is the next MPRB Comprehensive Plan, which will guide the Minneapolis park and recreation system for the next decade.

The MPRB Comprehensive Plan guides everything done by the MPRB. It articulates why the MPRB exists, identifies how the MPRB performs its work, and describes what the MPRB hopes to become.

Parks for All is separate from the recent City of Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan. It solely covers the Minneapolis park and recreation system. The plan will build off other recent MPRB plans including service area master plans for neighborhood parks, master plans for regional parks, RecQuest, the Urban Agriculture Activity Plan, the Skateboard Activity Plan, and other plans and policies that have been developed by MPRB in recent years with community input.

The Comprehensive Plan is as much process as product. Community engagement will be central to the development of the policy direction, but the process contains important opportunities to do community building around the park system.

Get Involved Now


HEART OF THE BEAST | Imagine MayDay: Community Update 
Weds Sept 11th, 6-8:30pm 

Join HOBT for a public meeting to update the community on our work this summer to co-create the future of MayDay. You'll hear from Imagine Deliver what we've learned so far after engaging with more than 100 one on one interviews, four artist charrettes, and engaging neighbors at Open Streets.


Fitness Center - Exercise can increase your energy levels, help with relaxation, sleep quality and weight loss, build stronger muscles and bones, reduce the risk of chronic diseases and strengthen your heart and lungs. Use cardio and weight machines like treadmills, ellipticals, recumbent bikes, upright bikes and weight lifting machines in a fitness center setting to start enjoying the nearly endless benefits of exercise
  • 16 Tuesdays; Sept. 3rd – Dec. 17th; 5:30-7:00pm; $25
  • 15 Thursdays; Sept. 5th – Dec. 19th; 5:30-7:00pm; $25; No class Nov. 28th
  • 9 Saturdays; Oct. 5th – Dec. 19th; 9:00-10:30am; $19; No class Oct. 19th or Nov. 30th
Aprendamos Computación y Domine la Tablet iPad - ¿Necesita una introducción al uso de la computadora y/o tableta? ¿Quiere intercambiar correos electrónicos con amigos y familiares? ¿Salvar o enviar imágenes? ¿Quieres saber cómo escribir un documento? Organiza y maneja las aplicaciones
  • 9 sábados; 5 de octubre – 14 de diciembre; 10:00am-12:30pm; $19; No hay clases el 19 de octubre y el 30 de noviembre
Costura - ¡Continúe mejorando sus habilidades de costura y aprenda nuevas técnicas! El objetivo general del curso es desarrollar las destrezas básicas del estudiante a través de proyectos que resumen los fundamentos de costura. Las clases incluyen identificación y cuidado de las herramientas, equipo y materiales
  • 6 martes; 8 de octubre – 12 de noviembre; 5:30-7:00pm; $25
Tejido con Agujas y Gancho LOCREA - Paso a paso desde lo más básico que te permitirá crear bellos proyectos de tejido para ti y tu familia 
  • 6 jueves; 10 de octubre – 14 de noviembre; 5:30-7:30pm; $25
Interested in other classes for adults offered through Community Education?  Check out the whole list on

Second Saturday of each month 8:30-10am
Join us at Banyan Community to connect with community members, block organizers, and service providers.
Next Breakfast is Saturday, July 13th and will include a Block Organizer/Club training led by our new Crime Prevention Specialist Kali Pliego.



On Thursday, September 5, Hennepin County and the Hennepin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority will post a request for qualifications (RFQ) for funding to develop new supportive housing units for people experiencing chronic homelessness.

Approximately $2 million will be available to assist with development costs through the county’s new Supportive Housing Strategy.

The RFQ will seek proposals from experienced supportive housing developers and teams (for example, partnerships between developers, service providers and/or property managers). Additional funding for services and building operations also may be available from the county.

All application materials will be due by October 23, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

Information session September 23
Come learn more about the Supportive Housing Strategy and the supportive housing development RFQ at an open information session:
Monday, September 23
11 a.m. to noon
Brookdale Library
6125 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Contact us
For questions about the RFQ, contact:
For questions about the Supplier Portal, contact:


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