Last year, the Northside Funders Group (NFG) began a video documentary project that positively profiles Northside leaders and organizations doing game-changing work in the North Minneapolis community. In doing so, NFG hopes to spark a narrative shift that “permeates the minds of our peer grant makers, policy makers, educators, developers, and Twin Cities residents alike, to think deeper about their own perceptions, and get to know the Northside for themselves,” said Tammy Nolen, the organizations communicators coordinator.
When NFG members Nexus Community Partners and The Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota heard that there was a light rail extension planned to connect Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park, they knew there was an opportunity to leverage their resources to support community power in the process.
By Janet Moore | Star Tribune
Work on the proposed $1.5 billion Bottineau Blue Line light-rail project has hummed along quietly for several years now, often in the shadow of its more-controversial cousin, the Southwest light-rail line.
Now, cities in the northern suburbs near proposed Blue Line extension’s route – Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Crystal, Golden Valley, New Hope, and Robbinsdale – are stepping up efforts to advocate on the project’s behalf.
By Lauren Yuen
A new full-service grocery store is coming to north Minneapolis.
The North Market is scheduled to open in a couple of weeks at 4414 Humboldt Ave. N. It’ll be owned and operated by the nonprofit Pillsbury United Communities.
Adair Mosley, interim president and CEO of Pillsbury United Communities, said the store will also have a wellness center run by North Memorial Health.
By Claudine Galloway
Imagine bringing your groceries home in a wheeled suitcase. That’s what the self-proclaimed “luggage-club,” a group of senior citizens in north Minneapolis, use to transport their groceries after their 20-minute bus rides to the nearest grocery store.
They’re buying food staples intended to last two weeks.