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MARCH 2013 • Volume 9, Number 3
< Under The Hood (detail)
J. Patrick Walsh III’s work now at the David
Peterson Gallery, 2018 Lyndale Ave. (See more
events on page 11)
Your Community-Supported News Source • Covering the UPTOWN AREA and the Neighborhoods of CARAG and ECCO
Cemetery one of three new infestations
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has confirmed
one of three new emerald ash borer (EAB) infestations, in Lakewood
Cemetery near the intersection of King’s Highway and 38th Street.
On January 29, 30 and 31 the Minnesota Department of Agriculture
followed up on suspected EAB infested trees reported by the Minne-
apolis Parks and Recreation Board Forestry Department and the St.
Paul City Forestry Unit. The sites were discovered due to the presence
of ash trees with woodpecker feeding, which is a good external symp-
tom of insect activity. The trees were confirmed as EAB-infested by
removing sections of bark to reveal the insects distinctive “S” shaped
tunneling on the surface of the wood. MDA Officials say finding such
infested trees in the winter is far easier when the branches and trunk
are exposed, compared to during the summer when the leaves can
disguise the symptoms.
“The discovery of these new sites is disappointing, but it is noteworthy
that all three sites remain contained within the existing metro quar-
Thursday, March 28, 7-8:30pm
Bryant Square Park, 3101 Bryant Avenue
Participating 10th Ward candidates in this forum will be Lisa Bender, Ken Bradley, Nate Griggs
(who will be home on leave from military service), Kendal Killian, and current 10th Ward Council
Member Meg Tuthill. Candidates will respond to questions regarding environmental issues and
climate change in Minneapolis, submitted by the co-sponsors and members of the audience.
The forum will be moderated by the Minneapolis League of Women Voters, and co-sponsored
by the CARAG and East Calhoun neighborhood Green Teams, East Harriet neighborhood Parks,
Environment & Schools Committee, LHENA Environment Committee and the Whittier Alliance.
It’s a wonder we don’t need more winter lifeguards when it’s this warm. The
Polar Bear Plunge Dash & Splash 5K is March 2 on Lake Calhoun. More
info at www.plungemn.org /location/minneapolis. (Photo by Bethany Heemeyer)
Who Needs Spring?
Ash Borer
In Lakewood
By Bruce Cochran
The pedestrian landscape can be a regular recog-
nizable familiar surrounding–lamp posts, pedestri-
ans, parked cars, trash cans or half-melted piles of
dirty snow. And yet with a little more focus, those
same environments are teaming with tracks
made by seemingly regular just enough
out of context to get noticed.
On a recent bus ride through
Lake and Hennepin, I was sur-
veying the sidewalk looking
for some of these inter-
rupted patterns. But I
never thought it would
be something as simple
as a piece of corrugated
In Uptown I’ve seen so
many handmade signs by
out-of-work or homeless
people that I always asso-
ciate them that way. But
this time something was
A man that looked to be in
his late 20s with jeans and flan-
nel was holding a bent piece of cardboard that
he had just pulled from a modest blue compact
parked car. He and his companion were closing
up the vehicle in an orderly fashion that said they
knew exactly where they were going and that they
were involved in a work related event.
Spare Some Change?
Project Footsteps explores the power of direct engagement
I got a quick glimpse of the other side of the card-
board which had some handwritten words about
needing food. Because this didn’t seem to jive with
my usual experience, I immediately got off the bus
and checked out the car to rule out that they might
be living out of it.
The car was organized, fairly empty and
not dirty so I caught up to the couple
while maintaining my distance.
They exchanged words at
the corner and then sep-
arated. But his attire
was conspicuously
more modest than
hers with respect to
the cold weather that
morning. I thought to
myself “What could
they be doing?”
After watching the two
eye one another across
the street from each other
at the Uptown Transit Center
I began to put it together. He
held up a card that said “don’t
want money, want food” She
surveyed from a distance to not
interrupt the experiment.
What follows is a log from the team at Project
Footsteps about their event that day.
(Photo by Bruce Cochran)
CHANGE page 6
C a n d i d at e - F o r u m
Tuesday, March 12, 7-8pm
First Universalist Church, 3400 Dupont Avenue
The event will take place in the social hall of First Universalist Church at 34th Street and Dupont
Avenue and will be co-sponsored by the the League of Women Voters of Minneapolis and the
Southwest Journal. The Forum will include incumbent City Council member Meg Tuthill, Lisa Bender,
Ken Bradley, Kendal Killian. Nate Griggs will not attend due to military duty in Afghanistan.
C a n d i d at e - F o r u m


UPTOWN NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS MARCH 2013 www.scribd.com/UptownNews
Uptown Neighborhood News wants to hear from the community
News tips, story ideas, articles, photos with captions, letters to the editor and commentary are welcomed and encouraged. Send by the 15th of the
month to uptownnews@yahoo.com or UNN, 3612 Bryant Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55409.
All submissions must be relevant to Uptown. Letters to the Editor are limited to 250 words. High resolution photos are required. We reserve the right
to decide whether or not a piece will be published and to edit for space, clarity, appropriateness or legal concerns. We need to know your name, address,
phone number, e-mail and neighborhood.
UNN is a monthly publication of Calhoun Area Residents Action Group (CARAG) in cooperation with the East Calhoun Community Organization
(ECCO). UNN covers the news of Uptown and is delivered free to households within the area bounded by Lyndale Avenue and Lake Calhoun, between
Lake Street and 36th Street. Copies are distributed to businesses in the Uptown area. Circulation is 5,200 with a pass-along readership of 10,000. Publica-
tion and distribution is before the first of every month. Contributors are area residents who volunteer their time to bring the news of the area to residents.
UNN is managed by a board of local citizens with the ECCO and CARAG Boards each appointing three representatives. Monthly meetings are held
at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 Irving Avenue from 7 pm to 9 pm the first Wednesday of the month, unless otherwise scheduled. Meetings
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Copyright © 2013 Uptown Neighborhood News
Melissa Slachetka (ECCO)
Art Direction and Production
Bruce Cochran (CARAG)
Susan Hagler (CARAG) 612.825.7780
Harry Savage (CARAG) 612.799.1523
Managing Board
Ralph Knox, President (ECCO)
Elizabeth Walke, Treasurer (CARAG)
Anja Curiskis, Secretary (ECCO)
Nancy Riestenberg (CARAG)
Pat Rounds (ECCO)
Samantha Strong (CARAG)
Contributing Photographers
Nick Ahlm, Bruce Cochran,
Bethany Heemeyer, Melissa Slachetka,
Nicole Valentine
Contributing Writers
Carol Bouska, Bruce Cochran,
Soren Jensen, Pamela Hoffman,
Wendy Schadewald, Judy Shields,
Melissa Slachetka, Monica Smith,
Sarah Sponheim, Meg Tuthill,
Nicole Valentine
Newspaper Circulation
CARAG/ECCO/Uptown Circulation:
Bill Boudreau, Justin Jagoe
Divine Liturgy
Sunday 9:30 am
Fr. Paul Paris
Fr. Thomas Alatzakis
3450 Irving Ave. South (overlooking Lake Calhoun)
(612) 825-9595
March Letter From The Editor
610 W. 28th St.
Minneapolis MN 55408
Lyndale United Church of Christ
in SpringHouse Ministry Center
(3 churches, 1 building)
7pm Easter Vigil, Saturday, March 30
9:15 am Christian Education for all ages
10:30 am Worship (in the South Sanctuary)
28th & Garfield • discoversalem.org
8:30am Traditional Worship
10:30am Jazz Worship
Wednesdays in Lent
6pm Soup & 7pm Lenten Service
Maundy Thursday & Good Friday,
both @ 7pm
Easter Morning
8:30am Easter Traditional Service
9:15-10:15am Breakfast
10:30am Easter Festive Jazz Service
A Streetcar Runs
Through It
Why a streetcar in the Greenway would be
the best transit improvement
By Soren Jensen, Executive Director of the Midtown
Greenway Coalition
Metro Transit is currently studying the Midtown Corridor (Lake
Street and the Greenway) for transit improvements, including rapid
bus, light rail or a streetcar on either Lake Street or the Midtown
The Midtown Greenway Coalition believes a Midtown Greenway
streetcar would be the best choice for the corridor.
Rail Lines Spur Economic Development and Growth
If all we want to do is move people, yet another bus line on Lake
Street would be fine. But if we want to move people, spur economic
growth, and really support businesses on Lake Street – we need a
streetcar in the Greenway.
Buses have an important place in the transit mix and will remain on
Lake Street no matter what transit improvement option is selected.
But only a streetcar in the Greenway will bring substantial economic
growth and thousands of new transit riders to the Lake Street/Mid-
town corridor.
As the Hiawatha LRT demonstrates, developers invest in proper-
ties near rail lines. While it doesn’t happen overnight, new condos
and apartments spring up near rail lines. These new residents spend
money at nearby businesses.
Rail lines also attract people who weren’t previously public transit
users. These “choice” riders love rail lines because they are easy to use
and the routes are easy to understand. Thousands of new transit rid-
ers mean new customers for businesses along and near Lake Street.
The study by Metro Transit will include looking at a potential LRT
on Lake Street or in the Greenway. However, few transit experts
believe a new LRT line is a realistic option, given the expense and the
short distance (4.4 miles) being studied for transit improvements. A
better and less expensive rail option would be a streetcar in the Gre-
A Dedicated Right-of-Way is the Best Long-term Solution
Traffic on Lake Street is likely to get worse, not better over the com-
ing years. The transit improvement selected must reduce traffic
congestion and move smoothly between the Hiawatha LRT and the
future SW LRT.
A rapid bus (BRT) with a dedicated lane (no cars allowed) is not a
realistic option for Lake Street, and would be disastrous for the Gre-
enway, creating a concrete canyon full of buses.
Another option being studied is a “rapid” bus, which would have lim-
ited stops and offer pre-boarding ticket purchases and other enhance-
ments. However, a “rapid” bus (or a streetcar) on Lake Street would
still operate in traffic, and would likely slow to a crawl during rush
hour. Only a Greenway streetcar would run largely unimpeded by
traffic, running smoothly between the two LRT lines.
A Streetcar would Increase Safety in the Midtown Greenway
More people in the Greenway will make it an even safer place for
I was recently asked about the
growth of Uptown, specifically
the recent influx of stores mov-
ing in the neighborhood. My first
thought was that Uptown has
always been a Mecca for com-
merce and there have been some
places that have been around for
as long as I can remember and
some that are constantly in flux.
Uptown is a vibrant community
and we have welcomed a lot of
great new businesses over the
past year. Republic, JJ’s Coffee
& Wine Bistro, Mesa Pizza, the
new Mozaic development fea-
turing Bar Louie and Origami
Sushi, are just a few of many that
have joined our neighborhood, as
well as the opening of our newly
renovated Uptown Theatre.
Rewind Vintage is getting ready
to open their new store on 2207
Lyndale Avenue South, which
joins a growing league of vintage
stores thriving in Uptown.
I think the ‘vibe’ of Uptown is
changing. It obviously isn’t a
great place for the short-lived
Hustler, but the more gender-
friendly, progressive sex shop
Smitten Kitten is going strong
with lectures and art shows in
addition to the obvious retail. H
& M has moved into and perhaps
revitalized Calhoun Square,
which is struggling to find its
identity still. The Uptown retail
atmosphere reflects the resident
of Uptown as well as the larger
Twin Cities Metro. It’s why Mag-
ers & Quinn Booksellers can be
as popular as CB2 and why Rag-
stock can sit next to fashionably
upscale interior design stores.
In Uptown, we like what we
like and we know what we like.
I think Uptown will always be
a hot-spot for shopping, dining,
and entertainment. It will also be
a place where residents love the
outdoors. How could you not,
being so close to beautiful lakes
and trails!
And who doesn’t love a good
Loppet...this well-timed winter
event helped most of us escape
cabin-fever. Of course, some got
stuck in traffic for longer than
expected along Lake Street.
Now, I also got stuck in traffic
and could barely make it back to
my apartment without 10 block
detour, but I really enjoyed see-
ing skiers, snowmobiles, fat-tired
bikes, and snow-sculptures on
my walk out to get some grocer-
ies or run errands in the neigh-
borhood. I wouldn’t mind if they
go this same route next year. If
nothing else, they should keep
the snow-sculptures near Lake
Calhoun. How could these not
put a smile on your face? Right
now we need more smiles, since
the temps are still cold, sidewalks
are icy and the side streets are so
packed down with snow that
cars park two feet from the curb
and you hold your breath and
hope you don’t meet another car
as you drive down them. Win-
ters is wonderful, but let’s bring
in a little spring soon!
(Photo by Melissa Slachetka)

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CARAG Neighborhood
East Isles Neighborhood
ECCO Neighborhood
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Minneapolis Information
Mpls. Park & Rec. Board
Brad Bourn
612.230.6443 ext. 6
Anita Tabb
612.230.6400 ext. 4
Mpls. Public Schools
City Councilperson (10)
Meg Tuthill
Mayor R.T. Rybak
State Senator (60)
D. Scott Dibble
State Representative (61A)
Frank Hornstein
State Representative (61B)
Paul Thissen
Governor Mark Dayton
U.S. Congressman (5th)
Keith Ellison
U.S. Senator
Al Franken
U.S. Senator
Amy Klobuchar
Barack Obama
Work with the local, woman-owned company
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Sick of “rental white” walls?
(Maybe it’s time to buy.)
Bremer Bank
Brueggers Bagels
Bryant Square Park
Cheapo Records
Chiang Mai Thai
Common Roots Cafe
Dunn Bros
(Hennepin & 34th)
Dunn Bros
(Lake & Bryant)
Falafel King
Famous Dave’s BBQ
Gigi’s Café
Health Resource Center
Isles Bun & Coffee
It’s Greek to Me
Joyce Food Shelf
Joyce United
Methodist Church
Kowalski’s Market
Magers & Quinn
Lagoon Theatre
Parents Automotive
Pizza Luce
Rainbow Foods
Sebastian Joe’s
Ice Cream Cafe
Southwest Senior Center
Spyhouse Coffee Shop
Uptown Diner
Tea Garden
Treetops At Calhoun
Vail Place
Walker Place
The Wedge Co-op
YWCA (Uptown)
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everyone. With stations located
approximately every half mile,
there will be more “eyes on the
Greenway.” The conductors
of the streetcars would also be
equipped with radios to call in
While crime is low in the Green-
way, a streetcar could help push
the rate to near zero. That will
attract even more people to the
Greenway at all hours, creating
a vibrant 24-hour corridor full of
bicyclists, pedestrians and transit
Our vision is a streetcar that
would run on “turf” tracks (sim-
ilar to lines in New Orleans and
Kenosha, WI) to maintain the
green in the Greenway, and on
single-track in segments where
the trail is too narrow for side-
by-side cars.
There must also be room for
the bicycle/pedestrian trail – a
nationally recognized trail and
the spine of our bike-commuting
network in Minneapolis.
We are confident that a street-
car in the Greenway would be
good for Lake Street, good for
Minneapolis, and good for the
region. We hope it is selected to
improve transit and spur eco-
nomic growth.
For more information about
the Greenway streetcar, visit
railtransit or contact Soren at
612-879-0105 or soren@mid-
Eating Vegetarian In Uptown
French Meadow
(Photo by Melissa Slachetka)
By Pamela Hoffman
Walking into French Meadow
you’re immediately struck by an
extraordinary amount of bustling
energy. Quite a contrast from
the quaintness the name suggests
and even the sweet awning out-
side. Nevertheless, it’s an energy
that’s welcoming – and makes
you want to find a seat as quickly
as possible.
My Saturday morning breakfast
companion and I were a bit over-
whelmed by the grandness of the
menu. Not just because of how
big it is in terms of selection, but
also how big it literally is (tall
chalkboards line the walls behind
the counter). After a moment of
deliberation, and curiosity over
the suedo-Christmas decorations
still adorning the walls (they
seem to be well stocked in giant
garlands and bulbs), we settled
on two classic breakfasts: vegan
for me, egg for her.
Saturday morning breakfast is a
pay-at-the-counter, find you seat,
and a server brings your order
to you situation. I’m told later in
the day they do a sit-down then
order type of service. \We col-
lected our coffees and took a seat
by the window looking out onto
Lyndale Avenue.
Considering how busy it was,
our food came in a timely man-
ner and with a smile. I smelled
the Classic Vegan Breakfast first.
The spices from the tofu scram-
ble came through instantly. The
scramble came accompanied by
hash browns, vegan sausage and
hemp toast. And unfortunately,
it all looked better than it tasted.
Now, that’s not to say it tasted
bad. It was good, it just wasn’t
great. The spices from the tofu
scramble that smelled so appeal-
ing turned out to be rather over-
whelming, thus not allowing
for any other flavors in the dish
to come through. The redeem-
ing element was the vegan sau-
sage. Though a bit on the bland
side, it’s the kind of sausage
that makes you want to dip it in
maple syrup with your pancakes.
Which is what I’ll be ordering on
my next visit to French Meadow.
And yes, there will be a next visit.
I want to like this place so much
I can easily overlook some over-
seasoned tofu. The menu is just
too expansive and enticing to not
want to try more. Items like the
Blueberry Corn Pancake, “Sig-
nature” Deep Dish Quiche and
Breakfast Quesadilla sound too
good to leave unordered. And
that’s just breakfast – there’s a
whole dinner and dessert menu
to choose from.
The casual vibe is also a big
plus, especially on a lazy Satur-
day morning. My friend and I
didn’t feel rushed and were there
almost two hours. It’s going to
take more than one hiccup to
thwart us coming back. So bring
it on, French Meadow. Our pal-
lets are yours for the taking.
French Meadow Bakery
& Cafe
2610 Lyndale Avenue
The Midtown Greenway Corridor from Fremont Ave. looking east.

UPTOWN NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS MARCH 2013 www.scribd.com/UptownNews
Chelsea Adams, Crime Prevention Specialist
612.673.2819 or Chelsea.Adams@ci.minneapolis.mn.us
5th Precinct: Sectors 1&2: (Uptown)
Crimes By Location January 29 - February 18
“Burglary Residential” includes
garages, attached or unattached, and
may include unlocked or open doors.
Uptown’s Other Hot Property
Stolen smart phones
Recently, the Fifth Precinct has seen an uptick in smart phones taken
in thefts and robberies. Several have occurred while the owner is
using it or the phone is in plain sight.
Smart phones are valuable commodities, often reaching $200 or more
on the black market. Not only can the phone be stolen, but personal
and financial information can be taken from the phone as well.
Smart phone use
• Don’t talk or text while walking or driving. Pay attention to your
• Put your phone away when it’s not in use.
• Do not leave your phone unattended in public places such as a res-
taurant table or bar.
• Enable the passcode option on the phone to assist in keeping your
personal information secure.
• Do not leave your phone or charger in your vehicle.
• Wipe the phone clean of any personal information before trading,
selling or recycling of it.
• Consider enabling the GPS location service for your phone. Keep
in mind, for safety concerns when posting media online, you might
want to remove GPS from attaching to photographs.
• Consider downloading a reputable app for tracking or security.
• Please call 911 regarding any suspicious persons, vehicles or activ-
Easing a multi-use bottleneck
By Bruce Cochran
Minneapolis Public Works is currently working on a plan to create a
safer multi-use 36th Street connecting to Lake Calhoun. The City has
adopted numerous planning and transportation policies and imple-
mentation plans that seek to improve access and safety for pedestrians,
bicyclists and transit riders. The overall City goals and sustainability
indicators also play a role.
Why is the City talking about 36th Street?
• Included in the Bicycle Master Plan
• Strong interest from neighborhoods and Council Member Meg
• Available space to provide new facilities
• Successful funding opportunity from Hennepin County
• Strong desire to remedy hazardous bus stops next to Lakewood
A public meeting on the 36th Street bike lanes from East Calhoun
Boulevard west to Dupont Avenue South took place on February 7
to provide an update on possible layouts as well as an update on the
status of the Hennepin County grant application submitted for this
Major issues of concern to attendees were voiced. Some frequent
questions revolved around these points:
“If a combined pedestrian/bike path is located on the south side of
36th, why would people leave the sidewalk on the north to walk in a
dedicated path across the street on the south side?”
“Why are we even talking about a dedicated path when it will only
cover East Lake Calhoun Parkway to Dupont Avenue and not con-
nect to the dedicated bikeway on Bryant Avenue?”
“Will signage be successful in encouraging cyclists to cross safely
using a box turn (see drawing above) from a north side one-way to a
south side two-way bike lane at Dupont Avenue?”
What was clear from these and other questions was that the end solu-
tion will require more time for study and feedback from stakeholders
and the City for the best way to integrate vehicle, cycle and pedestrian
traffic along 36th Street to Lake Calhoun.
More Information
Please see www.minneapolismn.gov/bicycles/projects/36th_St_West
36th Street Cycle Track
Robbery Business
Robbery Person
*Sound of Shots Fired
Theft from Motor Vehicle
Aggravated Assaults
Auto Theft
Burglary Business
Burglary Residential
Domestic Aggr. Assault
Larceny (Other Theft)
Narcotics Arrest
*ShotSpotter detects gunshots using
multiple sensors, triangulates the position
of the gunshot with great accuracy, and
immediately alerts 911 operators, who
can quickly dispatch police.

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10th Ward News
From Council Member Meg Tuthill
Contact Meg at 612.673.2210, meg.tuthill@ci.minneapolis.mn.us,
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9 am to 5 pm. Visit us at www.
Problem Landlord Spiros
Zorbalas Sells of all
Properties to a New Owner
I am thrilled to let everyone
know that the City of Minneapo-
lis has been successful in resolv-
ing long-term housing violations
at properties owned by landlord
Spiros Zorbalas, with the sale
of all of Zorbalas’ properties in
the city to a new owner. The 38
properties formerly owned by
Zorbalas include 762 rental units.
Over 200 of those units were
located in the Lowry Hill East
(the Wedge) neighborhood, with
additional units in the Lyndale,
East Isles, CARAG and East
Calhoun neighborhoods. Many
of the properties have a history
of housing violations that affect
tenants’ safety and the quality of
their housing. This sale means
tenants of those properties will
have a new property manager,
and the City will not need to dis-
place tenants by vacating those
Call for Public Artists
The 3rd Avenue South Bridge
over I-94 will be rededicated
as the “Sharon Sayles Belton
Bridge”. The plaza at the foot of
the north side of the bridge will
feature a new public artwork that
will honor Mayor Sayles Belton’s
historic accomplishments. The
10th Ward is home to many tal-
ented artists. To view the Request
for Proposal, visit www.min-
Applications are due by Thurs-
day, February 28th, 4:00 p.m.
$25 Trees available early to
10th Ward Neighborhoods
The 10th Ward is one of four
wards with historically low par-
ticipation in the City’s $25 tree
program. Ordering opens for
Wards 3, 5, 6 and 10 Monday,
March 18. Ordering opens city-
wide Monday, March 25. A total
of 1,000 trees in nine different
varieties will be offered for sale.
down in shelters each year. The
MNSNAP’s three veterinary
teams plus MACC’s contract
veterinarian will be perform-
ing 100 surgeries at MACC’s
animal shelter and main office
(212 – 17th Avenue North). You
can register the spay-a-thon and
learn more about other low cost
options for spaying and neuter-
ing by contacting MNSNAP at
612-720-8236, office@mnsnap.
org or visiting www.mnsnap.
The City continues to work with
MNSNAP to offer free and low-
cost spay/neuter surgeries for
Minneapolis pets. Free surger-
ies are available to pet owners
in several Northside neighbor-
hoods, and low-cost surgeries are
available to low-income Minne-
apolis residents from other areas
of the city.
It is estimated that 90,000 dogs
and cats are humanely eutha-
nized each year in the state of
Minnesota due to overpopula-
tion. Spaying and neutering is
the only 100 percent proven way
to reduce these numbers and save
animals’ lives.
Meet with Meg
Due to a scheduling conflict, I
will miss my monthly lunch in
March. Please enjoy Lunch with
Leslie, my Policy Aide, on March
11, 2013 from Noon-1:00pm at
the 5th Precinct Community
Room (3101 Nicollet Avenue
South). It will be a chance for
you to ask her questions, and
voice any concerns you may
have. Bring your sack lunch!
Cookies and lemonade are pro-
vided! Meet with Meg is held the
second Monday of every month.
Attention: If you want help
translating this information into
a language other than Hmong,
Spanish or Somali, please call
Hmong - Ceeb toom. Yog koj
xav tau kev pab txhais cov xov no
rau koj dawb, hu 612-673-2800;
Spanish - Atención. Si desea
recibir asistencia gratuita para
traducir esta información, llama
Somali - Ogow. Haddii aad
dooneyso in lagaa kaalmeeyo
tarjamadda macluumaadkani oo
lacag la’ aan wac 612-673-3500.
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Cross country ski racers shared Lake St. with Uptown traffic on Feb. 3 during the annual City of Lakes Loppet.
(Photo by Nick Ahlm)
Humbolt Avenue & Loppet Street
Beat Those Winter
Blues At Sixth Park
District Dog Park
In response to overwhelming requests from the community, the much
anticipated Off-Leash Dog Park at Lyndale Farmstead Park opened
January 25 for a “preview” during the winter months. Response has
been overwhelmingly positive. Both dogs and their owners have been
enjoying the new space and relief from cabin-fever.
Although there is still a significant amount of work to be done, the
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) determined that
the park could open on a temporary basis to accommodate pet own-
ers who are looking for a nearby area for their dogs to run for the
winter months. This opportunity will allow everyone who is eagerly
awaiting the new off-leash space to get a sneak preview of what the
new park will have to offer.
The Off-Leash Park will close in spring for the remaining construc-
tion work with a grand opening planned for Early Summer 2013
when the full park will be completed.
Here is what you can expect during the temporary “preview” open-
• The current surface across the dog park is a gravel base. (The final
surface will be a granite chip material and will be installed in the
• The majority of chain link fencing around the park has been
installed with the exception of the entrance vestibule. The entrance
area will be completed once the granite chip is installed. In the
meantime, a temporary fenced-in vestibule will be in its place.
• The completion of the filtration area is not quite finished. Cur-
rently a temporary construction fence surrounds this area so please
make sure to keep your pets out of the filtration area.
Once completed the off-leash area will feature:
• A concrete entrance will be constructed off of Dupont Avenue with
a connecting concrete walk over to the primary seating area. The
seating area will include benches and a shade structure.
• Landscape plantings will encompass the perimeter of the dog park
and provide a soft edge and buffer.
The dog park entrance is located along Dupont Avenue South (Kings
Highway) between 38th and 40th Streets.
Parking for the new Off-Leash Dog Park at Lyndale Farmstead
Park, located at 3845 Dupont Avenue South in Minneapolis, is lim-
ited to residential street parking on 38th and 40th Streets or Bryant
Avenue. There is no parking allowed on Kings Highway or in the
Park Board’s operations center parking lot adjacent to the dog park.
Violators will be subject to parking fines.
Remember that all rules for off-leash recreation apply during this
“Preview” opening and an Off-Leash Permit is required for all dogs.
Permits can be obtained by calling customer service at 612-230-6400
or online at www.minneapolisparks.org/dogparks.
To learn more about the Sixth Park District Dog Park project, visit
the MPRB’s Dog Park project page at www.minneapolisparks.org.
Trees are available for Minneap-
olis homeowners, businesses and
nonprofits and must be planted
on private property. Trees can be
picked up on May 18-20 at the
Minneapolis Impound Lot.
The City partners with Tree
Trust on this program. Tree
Trust will hold two free work-
shops on proper tree planting
and tree care. For more infor-
mation, and a link to the order
form, visit www.minneapolismn.
Our tree canopy is very impor-
tant! Not only does it improve
our air and water quality, but it
reduces our heating and cooling
costs. I hope you take advantage
of this offer.
Foreclosure Prevention
Counseling at City Hall
The HomeOwnership Center
will be providing Foreclosure
Prevention Counseling at City
Hall on the first and third Thurs-
day of each month from now
until the end of 2013. Counseling
will be held in Conference Room
333, just outside the Mayor’s
office, from 10:00am-Noon and
1:00-4:00pm. No appointment
is needed. The morning of the
first Thursday, Spanish speaking
counselors will be available and
the morning of the third Thurs-
day, Hmong speaking counsel-
ors will be available. As always,
homeowners or tenants facing
foreclosure may call Minneapolis
311 to be connected to the Hom-
eOwnership Center counseling
Minneapolis to Host Spay-a-
Thon on February 26
As part of World Spay Day, Min-
neapolis Animal Care & Con-
trol (MACC) is partnering with
Minnesota Spay Neuter Assis-
tance Program (MNSNAP) to
host a spay-a-thon on Tuesday,
February 26 to promote spay-
ing and neutering as a humane
and effective way to reduce the
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Kenwood Class Trip;
Auction This Month
Story and photos by Nicole Valentine
Kenwood Elementary School’s annual auction to benefit the PTA will
be held at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church on Saturday, March 23.
For tickets, donations or sponsorship information, contact event chair
Alyssa Wolney at 612-462-5549.
East Calhoun resident Lydia P., (left), navigates the high ropes course. East
Calhoun resident Emma E., (right), finishes the high ropes course on a zip
Our staff went into the Uptown
area to promote our organization.
We all played different roles. Dan
was to act as if he was homeless at
the bus station holding a sign that
read, ‘don’t want money, want
food.’ This was one of our several
signs we had made. Our intention
was to get people to step away from
their comforts and be intentional
and personal about helping the
homeless. While Dan was acting
homeless, the rest of the staff was
incognito at the bus station waiting
for someone to interact with him.
It was a cold day, which meant
there were not a lot of people out
and about.
One man finally did come up to
Dan, pulled out his wallet and
offered him a few dollars. At this
point the rest of the hidden staff
came out of hiding, cheering and
shouting, “thanks for being the
change!” We told him what we
were about and started passing out
flyers to those around watching that
gave info about our organization.
For us our role was then to discuss
and stress the problem of homeless-
ness to the witnesses, as well as, our
role in ending homelessness.
Our ‘what would you do?’ scenario
lasted for about two hours alto-
gether. (It’s important to note we
gave the man his money back since
that is not what we were after.)
The purpose of the “What would
you do?” scenario is to bring
awareness into the community
about their organization and
the impact they have on their
community. They want to get
people thinking about becoming
a change agent. They create dif-
ferent scenarios that they hope
will force individuals within the
community to act.
This strategy coincides with one
of the team’s programs called
Promise, which was started
from Youthlink. With Promise,
their main goal is to step away
from enabling homelessness and
instead fight to end it. A key
factor to make this happen is by
creating jobs for the homeless.
Project Footsteps asserts that
many organizations that deal
with the homeless spend a great
amount of time helping indi-
viduals to be successful at being
homeless. Project Footsteps &
Promise disagree with this tactic
because their goals are to see the
increasing numbers of individu-
als who are homeless dwindle.
Project Footsteps is a non-
profit organization that aims to
inspire, empower and prepare
young people and communities
to be agents of change and social
leaders in action. To achieve
this they work with anti bully-
ing campaigns and programs
to end homelessness. They help
facilitate programs for the youth
directly impacting these issues
around the state and nationally.
They don’t just acknowledge the
fact that change can exist hope
to pave a path to forge the appro-
priate change.
Project Footsteps
1900 Hennepin Avenue
Bruce Cochran is Art Director and
in charge of Production for the
Uptown Neighborhood News and
lives in CARAG.
Last month, Kenwood’s fifth graders went to Eagle Bluff Environ-
ment Learning Center in Lanesboro, MN for their annual four day/
three night class trip. Goals of the trip include enhancing teamwork
and learning about environmental stewardship.
The team at Project Footsteps.
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Uptown Real Estate
Inventory Low, But Demand is Up!
Mike Weiland & Elke Stephan are
co-owners of The Weiland Group of
Keller Williams Realty here in Uptown.
Together they have over 18 years of
experience helping people with their
real estate needs. Questions may be
sent to them at mike@mikeweiland.
com or at The Weiland Group of Keller
Williams Realty, 1300 Lagoon Avenue,
Suite 250, Minneapolis, MN 55408.
They can also be reached at
612-735-6834 or 612-987-3661.
Large percentage changes are
attention-grabbing but a few details
are necessary to give a more
accurate picture. The extremely
small number of townhome sales
in all neighborhoods allows for
large valuation swings. The rapid
appreciation of single family home
values in CARAG and Wedge
neighborhoods was due to high buyer
demand in all price ranges. The East
Calhoun condo median sale price
skewed dramatically upward with
five sales substantially higher than
the rest of the market activity at The
Edgewater Condominiums on Lake
Calhoun. 33% of CARAG and 24% of
Wedge condos were foreclosure or
short sale transactions and contributed
to a decline in those median sale
In conclusion, we characterize our
early 2013 neighborhood and regional
real estate market as in-demand and
selectively appreciating. We expect
continuing strong buyer demand for
single family homes. At the same time
foreclosure and short sale property
availability will decline. As a result,
property values as a whole will likely
continue to move higher.
Since there has been a lot of talk about the
improving real estate market, we decided to
provide a brief summary with supporting data to
describe what has happened during the last year
in our neighborhood.
The market is in an extended recovery period.
Specifically, buyer demand is up, property supply
is down, prices are higher and the foreclosure
and short sale activity are down. Of all these
numbers the one that stands out the most is the
amount of properties for sale. The number of
properties for sale is at a ten-year low.
The Twin Cities regional market has appreciated
over 12% in the last year. In our Uptown
neighborhoods, the numbers are a mixed bag
depending on neighborhood and property type.
The following median sale price percentages are
a breakdown of what’s happened to values in the
last year:
CARAG: Price Median Price Increase/Decrease
Single family homes: up 21% (based on 25 sales)
Condos: down 22% (based on 20 sales)
Townhomes: up 23% (based on 2 sales)
East Calhoun: Price Median Price Increase/Decrease
Single family homes: up 8% (based on 16 sales)
Condos: up 116% (based on 18 sales)
Townhomes: up 72% (based on 1 sale)
East Isles: Price Median Price Increase/Decrease
Single family homes: down 6% (based on 19 sales)
Condos: up 19% (based on 19 sales)
Townhomes: down 61% (based on 1 sale)
Wedge: Price Median Price Increase/Decrease
Single family homes: up 51% (based on 13 sales)
Condos: down 13% (based on 25 sales)
Townhomes: down 39% (based on 1 sale)
What is the best way to move people?
The Midtown Corridor Alternatives Analysis will determine the ben-
efits, costs and impacts of implementing a transitway along either the
Midtown Greenway or Lake Street in south Minneapolis. The proj-
ect also will recommend the best method of delivering transit service
in the Midtown Corridor: light rail, streetcar or bus rapid transit.
Metro Transit is partnering with the City of Minneapolis, Hennepin
County and other community groups on the project. The goal is to
improve mobility, increase ridership and enhance transit connections
through high-quality, frequent and reliable transit service in this busy
commercial corridor.
What are the desired outcomes of a Midtown transitway?
• Increase transit use among corridor residents and visitors
• Improve regional mobility and local access to jobs and activities
• Catalyze and support economic development along the corridor
• Support a healthier community and improve the overall environ-
Public input
Two public open houses were held for the Midtown Corridor Alter-
natives Analysis in January. The purpose of these open houses was
to provide initial information about the study, including the process,
scope and to gain public input on:
• Project purpose and need
• Project goals and objectives
• Corridor alignment alternatives
• Mode alternatives
Summary of public comments
The following are a few comments received at or shortly after the
public open houses. From the January 28 open house, 29 comment
sheets were submitted; 39 comment sheets were submitted on the Jan-
uary 29 open house. As of February 5, five emails had been received.
“There really can be no fast express service on Lake Street if vehi-
cles can travel no faster than traffic.”
“Create dedicated bus/bike lanes on Lake. This will simultaneously
create easy transit along Lake while making traffic flow more dif-
ficult—this will make it easier for people to choose transit along
“29th or Lake? Prefer the visibility on Lake but would likely regret
the slow speed of the car/trolley interaction.”
More information, updates and comments
Please see www.midtowntransitway.org, call 612.349.7793 or email
The Midtown Corridor study area of Lake Street and Greenway alignments.
The Midtown Corridor Transportation Alternatives Analysis

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Lake St.
36th St.


The CARAG Board
meets the third
Tuesday of each
month, 7 pm
at Bryant Park
Community Center,
31st and Bryant.
All CARAG residents
are welcome and
urged to attend.
CARAG | 3612 Bryant Avenue S | Minneapolis, MN 55409
www.carag.org | carag@carag.org | 612.823.2520
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On the
• Council
Meg Tuthill
• NRP Plan
• And More!
Tuesday, March 19, 7pm
Bryant Square Park (3101 Bryant Ave S)
Thanks to all the area businesses for their supply and door prize donations!
Thanks also to Community Partners for sponsorship of the event:
Art Materials
Black Bird Cafe
The Chair Salon
Central Bank
Comedy Sportz
Comic Book College
The Corner Balloon
Digiusti Construction
Davanni’s Pizza
First Tech
Francesca’s Collections
Green Neighbor
Happy Earth Cleaning
Jungle Theatre
Kitchen Window
The Lowry
Lucia’s Deli
Magers & Quinn
Old Chicago Pizza
Penzey’s Spices
Salon LaVonte
Schatzlein Saddle Shop
Shoe Zoo
Uptown Association
Uptown Vet
Bull Run Coffee
Calhoun Area Residents Action
Group (CARAG), Monthly
Neighborhood Meeting Minutes,
February 19, 2013. DRAFT: Sub-
ject to approval at the March 2013
CARAG Meeting. Minutes record-
ed and submitted by Carol Bouska.
Diana Boegemann, Carol Bous-
ka, Jay Lindgren, Jason Lord,
Maura Lynch, Nancy Riesten-
berg, Samantha Strong, and Pat-
rick Tillisch. Excused Absences:
Kyle Burrows.
Introductions: Diana
• The meeting was called to
order at 7:05pm. Board Mem-
bers and attendees were intro-
Community Forum: All
• Some attendees mentioned
concern snow shoveling on
sidewalks. Neighbors are
encouraged to report unshov-
eled sidewalks to 311.
• Samantha Strong described
www.nextdoor.com social
networking site. There is a
CARAG page with members
only that live in CARAG.
Agenda & Minutes:
Diana Boegemann
• Motion, Seconded to approve
the agenda. Approved.
• Motion, Seconded to approve
the January 15 CARAG
Neighborhood Meeting min-
utes. Approved.
Bryant Square Park Update:
Julie Sandin
• The skating rink had more
than 3,800 users this season.
• Sandin is working on a match-
ing grant application to Hen-
nepin County for soccer goals.
She would like to add CARAG
as a partner to strengthen the
application. Motion, Second-
ed to support the Hennepin
County grant application for
soccer goals including CARAG
as a partner applicant.
• Call Bryant Square Park at
612-370-4907 or visit www.
org for hours and
more info.
Council Member
• Tuthill expressed
her appreciation
of Inspector Tony
Diaz to lead the
5th Precinct.
• CARAG is included in a pilot
project for stepped up enforce-
ment of sidewalk snow remov-
al in 11 days rather than 21
days. Neighbors were encour-
aged to call 311 to report prop-
erty owners who don’t shovel.
The City is able to respond to
such complaints faster and in
extreme cases remove snow at
a charge to property owners.
• The City will offer $25 trees
for private property plant-
ing. CARAG residents will be
able to apply for trees starting
March 18. More information is
on the city website: www.min-
The Chair Salon: Tim
Cronin Wendy
• The Chair has been open for 8
years at 36th Street and Bryant
Avenue in the former Young’s
Floral building. The salon
has seven stylists and provides
other spa services. The owners
would like to purchase their
own building in the neighbor-
hood at some point allowing
for expansion.
• The Chair has participated
in many charities and ben-
efits including donations for
the CARAG Chilly Chili
Fest. The salon shut down on
December 10 to participate in
Homeless Connect. All stylists
spent the day providing free
haircuts for homeless people
during the event.
Minneapolis Parks:
Brad Bourn
• Bourn discussed the MPRB
budget, which included a
3.5% levy increase this year.
The additional funds support
boulevard tree plantings, pre-
venting invasive species from
entering City lakes, Minneap-
olis Conservation Corps, more
lifeguards and rehabilitation
of Parade Stadium.
• Bourn reported that the East
Harriet Dog Park is open. An
off-leash permit is required.
• Mike Schmidt, Park Board
Head of Operations is retiring.
Thank you for your service
Mike. Nick Williams has been
named as Supervisor of Recre-
MPD 5th Precinct Inspector:
Tony Diaz
• Diaz was appointed to the
Inspector role in December by
new MPD Chief Janee Har-
teau to replace Matt Clark.
• Diaz is focused on combating
burglaries and robberies.
He has directed officers to
get out of their squad cars
on “foot beats” to meet
more residents and busi-
nesses owners. Neighbors
will see bike patrols start-
ing this spring in Uptown
and along Lake Street.
• Diaz suggested resi-
dents can prevent crime
by removing all valuables
from cars, locking garage and
house doors, watching out for
each other and reporting sus-
picious activity to 911.
NRP Report: Carol Bouska/
Scott Engel
• Engel described a proposed
NRP Plan Modification that
will move about $113,000 from
dormant Phase 1 and Phase 2
strategies. Most of the funds
will be moved to Phase 2 home
improvement programs, clean
neighborhood programs, and
Bryant Square Park improve-
ments. CARAG will vote on
this item at the March 19 meet-
• Minneapolis Public Works
sponsored a meeting on Febru-
ary 7 about the proposed West
36th Street cycle track project.
Current plans show protected
bike lanes on the south side
of 36th Street between Lake
Calhoun and Dupont Avenue.
More design work needs to be
done before plans are final-
• The CARAG Chilly Chili Fest
is February 24 and volunteers
are needed to make the event
happen. Major sponsors this
year includes: Bremer Bank,
Bryant Lake Bowl, Bull Run
Coffee, and Medica. All pro-
ceeds from the event benefit
Joyce Uptown Food Shelf.
Treasurer’s Report
• The UNN is more than $500
over projected income so far
compared to projections. A
new editor and ad rep seem
to be improving the financial
health of the paper.
Meeting Adjourned: 8:35pm
2013 Real Estate Predictions
By Judy Shields
Well, here we go into a New Year! I am excited for 2013.
We saw real progress in the real estate world in 2012 and here are
some of the predictions we are hearing for the coming year:
1. We now have a solid base for value, so the real question is going to
be “are we going to have enough inventory”. The Buyers are still
confident about the market and they need to have choices.
Rising prices should lead to more inventory, for two reasons. First,
rising prices encourage new construction. Second, rising prices
encourage some homeowners to sell. The big question for 2013
is whether today’s price gains will continue strongly enough to
encourage builders to build and homeowners to sell.
2. Last year we dealt with “robo-signing” issues at the banks with
foreclosures and short sales. This year we are going to have to look
at the NEW RULES in the mortgage world. We certainly need the
banks to be on board for a healthy market and not make it near-
to-impossible for Buyers to qualify for a mortgage. This matters,
because new mortgage rules will determine whether mortgage
credit remains tight or finally starts to become more available to
people who want to buy a home.
3. Declining housing affordability question…. Rising mortgage rates
(which consumers and forecasters expect next year as the economy
strengthens) would also reduce affordability in 2013. Worsening
affordability will put homeownership out of reach for more house-
holds: especially in the most expensive markets.
4. Cutting the mortgage interest deduction to help the ‘fiscal cliff’
issues. This could make home values decline, because we wouldn’t
have the deduction to offset that large cost of homeownership. I
will report back on this one again, since this is a big topic at the
national level of my industry.
5. Giving control to the local governments. Foreclosures can be
affected at the local level based on judicial rules and regulations.
Limits at the local level on new home “starts” (i.e. new construc-
tion) will have an impact on our marketplace. It’s a sign of recovery
and return to normalcy that the national housing crisis is becoming
a range of diverse, localized housing challenges. Why it matters:
housing policy will be more tailored to local issues, and less con-
strained by political gridlock in Washington–so long as cities and
states rise to the challenge.
Judy Shields lives in the East Calhoun neighborhood. She can be reached
at 951-221-1723.
CARAG is included in a
pilot project for stepped up
enforcement of sidewalk snow
removal in 11 days...

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Short Redhead Reel Reviews
Rating Legend: (4=Don’t miss, 3=Good, 2=Worth a look,
1=Forget it) www.shortredheadreelreviews.com
March Film
Listed in order of release date
and subject to change. Please
see www.landmarktheatres.com
for exact dates and times.
1320 Lagoon Ave. • 612.823.3020
3/8 West of Memphis
3/15 Stoker*
3/16 Like Someone in Love
3/22 On the Road*
Upside Down*
The Waiting Room
Ginger and Rosa
Spring Breakers
3/29 The Silence
Genius on Hold
2906 Henn. Ave. • 612.392.0402
3/1 A Place at the Table
3/8 No
John Dies at the End
3/29 From Up on Poppy Hill
*(Movie will either open
at Uptown or Lagoon)
UNN is seeking an additional
ad sales representative for our
monthly publication. Part time,
commission based opportunity.
Contact: uptownnews@yahoo.com.
Chuck & Don’s Pet Food Out-
let facilitated the donation of
$218,884 for a variety of animal-
related causes in Minnesota and
Colorado in 2012. Customers
and supporters contributed to
the total by donating through the
Chuck & Don’s Pins for Pets and
Paw Print campaigns.
Donations include products, gift
cards, cause and sponsorship sup-
port and fundraisers for animal-
related causes. Chuck & Don’s
also donated more than 100,000
pounds of pet food to shelters,
rescues and other animal welfare
causes in 2012.
Chuck & Don’s most recent fund-
raising effort was its annual Paw
Prints campaign, which took
place during the 2012 holiday
season. Through $1 Paw Print
donations, shoppers at all Chuck
& Don’s Minnesota locations
raised $59,059 for Pet Haven of
MN, Minnesota Humane Soci-
ety and Feline Rescue. Chuck
& Don’s donated an additional
$13,465 for a total of $72,524,
which is being split evenly
“Beautiful Creatures”
(PG-13) (3)
[Violence, scary images, and
some sexual material.] — When
a mysterious, raven-haired, 15-
year-old student (Alice Englert)
moves into her family’s small
home town in South Carolina
and an orphaned love-struck
teenager (Alden Ehrenreich)
immediately falls for the woman
of his dreams in this entertaining,
engaging, star-dotted (Emma
Thompson, Emmy Rossum,
Margo Martindale, Pruitt Taylor
Vance, and Thomas Mann) film,
her worried uncle (Jeremy Irons),
grandmother (Eileen Atkins),
and an African-American seer
(Viola Davis) try to prevent a
dark curse from going into effect
on her sixteenth birthday.
(PG-13) (3.5)
[Violent con-
tent, includ-
ing disturbing
images.] [Sub-
titled] — In this
ed, educational,
cont roversi al ,
t hought - pr o-
voking, 96-min-
ute documentary
that consists of
still photographs
and archival film
footage, retired
Shin Bet leaders
Yuval Diskin,
Ami Ayalon,
Avi Dichter,
Carmi Gillon,
Yaakov Peri, and Avraham Sha-
lom give candid interviews in an
attempt to provide an insight-
ful, in-depth look into the inner
workings of the Israeli security
agency, which was founded in
1949, and its mandate to protect
Israel and its government offi-
cials, to prevent Palestinian and
Islamic terrorism by gathering
intel and interrogating suspected
terrorists, and to retaliate against
terrorist attacks through govern-
ment-sanctioned, counterterror-
ism tactics in the West Bank and
Gaza Strip.
“John Dies at the End” (R) (2.5)
[Bloody violence and gore, nudi-
ty, language, and drug content.]
[Opens March 8] — A wacky,
madcap, gory, oddly imaginative,
intentionally incomprehensible,
nonlinear, cameo-dotted (Paul
Giamatti and Doug Jones), 99-
minute comedic thriller, which
is adapted from David Wong’s
bestselling cult book, in which
two college dropout slacker
friends (Chase Williamson and
Rob Mayes) save mankind from
otherworldly intruders when
they reluctantly cross over into
an alternate
universe with
the help of an
info commer-
cial spokesman
(Clancy Brown)
after they begin
to experience
terrifying hallu-
cinations when
they are inject-
ed with a mys-
terious soy-like
substance and
then find them-
selves being
i nt e r r oga t e d
by a suspicious
detective (Glynn
Turman) when
friends (Fabi-
anne Therese
and Jimmy
Wong) go miss-
ing and a bunch
of people end up dead, including
a Jamaican mind-reading magi-
cian (Tai Bennett) and a base-
ball-cap-wearing rapper (Jonny
“No” (R) (3)
[Language.] [Subtitled] [Opens
March 8] — Slow pacing and
repetitiveness hinder this oth-
erwise Oscar-nominated, edu-
cational, eye-opening, 2-hour
political thriller, which follows
“Tony Manero” and “Post Mor-
tem,” as the final film in Pablo
Larraín’s trilogy, that chronicles
the intense twenty-seven days
leading up to the Yes or No vote
on Oct. 5, 1988, in Chili that
would decide whether ruthless
military dictator Augusto Pino-
chet would continue in office or
a democratic election would be
held in 1989 to unseat him and
details in depth the creative pro-
cess of talented Chilean adver-
tising executive René Saavedra
(Gael García Bernal), who has
a young son (Pascal Montero)
and an estranged wife (Antó-
nia Zegers), after he is hired by
a prominent family friend (Luis
Gnecco) to run the extensive,
dangerous ad campaign against
the wishes of his boss (Alfredo
“Stoker” (R) (3)
[Disturbing violent and sexual
content.] — People, including a
housekeeper (Phyllis Somerville),
a concerned aunt (Jacki Weaver),
antine of Ramsey and Hennepin
counties,” said MDA Entomolo-
gist, Mark Abrahamson. “It is
also encouraging that these cities
have staff with sufficient exper-
tise to identify infestations before
tree decline is evident. Based on
our experience with other sites,
these trees have probably been
infested for three or four years.”
Abrahamson says both cities are
aggressively working to limit
damage from EAB and discov-
ering new infestations is a key
component of that effort.
Emerald ash borer is one of
America’s most destructive tree
pests, having killed tens of mil-
lions of ash trees in 18 states. Its
larvae kill ash trees by tunneling
into the wood and feeding on
the tree’s nutrients. Infestation
signs include one-eighth inch, D-
shaped exit holes in ash tree bark
Residents enjoyed the 16th Annual CARAG Chilly Chili Fest on Feb. 24
at Bryant Square Park Community Center. Participants bought a chili meal
that included door prizes from local CARAG businesses. All proceeds ben-
efited the Uptown Food Shelf. (Photo by Nick Ahlm)
Hot, Hot, Hot
and a high school student (Alden
Ehrenreich), begin to mysteri-
ously disappear in this suspense-
ful, well-acted, unpredictable,
unusual, 100-minute thriller
when the creepy, charismatic
uncle (Matthew Goode) shows
up at the Connecticut house of
his deceased architect brother
(Dermot Mulroney) who died
suddenly in a car accident and
tries to ingratiate himself with
his newly widowed sister-in-law
(Nicole Kidman) and his 18-year-
old niece (Mia Wasikowska).
©1986 through 2013 by Wendy
Schadewald. The preceding films were
reviewed by Wendy Schadewald, who
has been a Twin Cities film critic since
1986. To see more of her film reviews
see www.shortredheadreelreviews.com
and winding tunnels under the
The biggest risk of spread-
ing EAB comes from people
unknowingly moving firewood
or other ash products harboring
Three easy steps
• Don’t transport firewood. Buy
and burn local firewood to
prevent movement of EAB.
• If you live in a quarantined
county, be aware of the restric-
tions on movement of products
such as ash trees, wood chips,
and firewood. Details can be
found online at www.mda.
• Watch your ash trees for infes-
tation. If you think your ash
tree is infested, contact MDA
at arrest.the.pest@state.mn.us
or 888.545.6684 (voicemail) to
report concerns.
“A wacky,
madcap, gory,
oddly imaginative,
nonlinear, cameo-
dotted..., 99-
minute comedic
With The Help Of Minneapolis-Calhoun
Shoppers, Chuck & Don’s Raises Funds
For Animal-Related Causes
between the organizations, all of
which aim to reduce the number
of unwanted animals through
spay and neuter efforts. Checks
were presented to Pet Haven of
MN, Minnesota Humane Soci-
ety, and Feline Rescue at the
Chuck & Don’s corporate office
location in Mahtomedi.
Chuck & Don’s also organizes
another annual fundraising
event, Pins for Pets, where it
collects in-store donations and
provides local businesses and
pet lovers a chance to support
spay and neuter efforts. In 2012,
the Pins for Pets initiative raised
$92,701, which funds the spay-
ing or neutering of more than
1,854 animals through the Min-
nesota Spay Neuter Assistance
Program(MN SNAP).
Pins for Pets is one of the largest
fundraisers for animal-related
causes in the Twin Cities.
Chuck & Don’s will continue to
advocate for furry four-legged
friends in 2013 as an educational
resource both in stores, with pet
adoptions and advice from the
animal-expert team members,
and online with the ‘Ask Chuck’
feature on the website and fre-
quent blog updates.
About Chuck & Don’s Pet
Food Outlet
Chuck & Don’s Pet Food Outlet
was founded by Charles “Chuck”
Anderson and Don Tauer who
met through their involvement
in owning, training and show-
ing German Shepherds, Golden
Retrievers, Schipperkes, Border
Collies and mixed breeds. The
first location opened in Eagan,
Minnesota in 1990 with the mis-
sion to be the local destination pet
supply store with excellent cus-
tomer service and a wide selec-
tion of products. Today, there are
18 stores in the metro and outly-
ing areas of the Twin Cities in
Minnesota and five locations in
Colorado. Chuck & Don’s mis-
sion is to enrich the lives of pets
by providing the best products,
service, and education for its cus-
tomers. For more information
about Chuck & Don’s visit www.

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ECCO meets the
first Thursday of
each month,
7 pm at St.
Mary’s Greek
Orthodox Church,
34th & Irving. All
ECCO residents
are welcome and
urged to attend.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Uptown Green Team Meeting
Grace-Trinity Community Church, 1430 W 28th St
Guest speaker: local sustainable developer, Curt Gunsbury, will talk about
his practice of designing and developing green buildings, such as the
much-praised Solhem apartment building on 3021 Holmes Avenue.
East Calhoun Green Team will not hold a separate meeting in March.
T HURSDAY, MARCH 7 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
ECCO Board and Neighborhood Meeting
St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 Irving Ave S
Residents are invited and encouraged to participate. The agenda will be
posted on www.eastcalhoun.org on March 6.
East Calhoun Green Team Meeting
No meeting this month. Members are encouraged to attend the meeting
of the Uptown Green Team on March 6 (see above).
T UESDAY, MARCH 26 7:00 p.m.
Livability Committee
St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 Irving Ave S
The agenda includes a discussion about pedestrian safety.
T HURSDAY, MARCH 28 7:00 p.m.
Ward 10 City Council Candidate Forum on
Environmental Issues
Bryant Square Park, 3101 Bryant Ave. S
Co-sponsored by Ward 10 Green Teams and moderated by the
League of Women Voters.
The East Calhoun Community Organization (ECCO) invites and encourages participa-
tion by every resident to each program, service and event organized by ECCO.
Should you require an accommodation in order to fully participate, or if you require
this document in a different format, please let us know by contacting Monica Smith at
612-821-0131 or nrp@eastcalhoun.org at least five days before our event.
Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter to learn more
about our events and programs. Send a request to
nrp@eastcalhoun.org or call Monica Smith at 612-821-0131.
East Calhoun Raingarden Project
East Calhoun is partnering with local
non-profit Metro Blooms on a project to
plant 15 raingardens on private properties
throughout the neighborhood.
The cost to the East Calhoun homeowner of a raingarden
(100-150 square feet) will be only $300 – a figure that
covers the cost of the professional garden design, plants
and mulch.
Please contact Nathan at campeau@gmail.com if you are
interested. Project participants will be selected by lottery.
The deadline for signing up is Friday, March 15, 2013.
Benefits of a raingarden
A raingarden is designed and planted to capture rainwater so it can
penetrate deep into the soil to help protect and restore water quality.
This helps to reduce the amount of stormwater runoff that would
otherwise take pollutants from the air, our yards, and the streets and
carry them into our lakes,
rivers, and wetlands.
Raingardens are also a way to
beautify your property. Using
perennial plants that require
little maintenance and can
thrive without fertilizer or
pesticides, we enhance the
value and attractiveness of
our neighborhood and
ECCO Meeting Minutes for
February 7, 2013. (East Calhoun
Neighborhood Monthly Meeting)
Minutes recorded and submitted
by Monica Smith and approved by
the ECCO Board by electronic vote
prior to publication.
Board Members Present: Sarah
Sponheim, President; Harry
Savage, Co-VP; Linda Todd,
Co-VP; Andrew Bornhoft; Anja
Curiskis; Susie Goldstein; Liz
Heyman; Lara Norkus-Cramp-
ton; Heather Wulfsberg; and Jim
Smith. Board Members Absent:
Glen Christianson, Treasurer;
Emily Balogh; and Kate Daven-
Guests and Residents: Michael
Allen; Lisa Bender; Patricia
Blakely; Lois Carlson; Kathleen
Dion; Norbert Marklin; Tim
Norkus-Crampton; Park Board
Commissioner Anita Tabb; 10th
Ward Council Member Meg
Tuthill; Nancy Ward; and Aaron
& Erika Zabler.
ECCO Board President Sarah
Sponheim called the meeting to
order at 7pm.
Park Board Commissioner:
Anita Tabb, District 4
• The Park Board and the City
continue to work to resolve the
issue of the apartment building
(1800 Lake) pumping ground-
water from its underground
parking lot into the lagoon
between Lake of the Isles and
Lake Calhoun. The City hired
a consulting firm and a report
is expected soon.
• The Loppet Foundation is
interested in leasing land at
Theodore Wirth Park from
the Park Board. The proposal
met with objections and is
being revised.
• The Park Board is at the very
beginning of a long process
to review ideas from the Cal-
houn/Isles design charrette
held in October 2012.
• Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has
been found in Lakewood Cem-
etery. The Park Board forest-
ers are working on a strategy
for dealing with the invasive
pest that kills ash trees. The
strategy may include removing
or chemically treating nearby
ash trees. The plan is expected
within the month.
• Staff is working on a plan
to require all events on park
property to offer recycling.
They are also working on
making improvements to recy-
cling efforts throughout the
park system.
Council Member Meg
Tuthill: Ward 10
• The City is working on options
for a bike lane on 36th Street
between East Calhoun Park-
way and Dupont Avenue.
• Step-Up is a summer job pro-
gram for Minneapolis youth
ages 14-21. Applications for
paid internships are now being
• The next Meet with Meg is
February 11, noon-1 pm at the
5th Precinct.
• The City Council is working
on plans to expand benefits to
domestic partners.
• Efforts are underway to add
diversity to volunteer boards.
President’s Report
• The ECCO Board voted to
appoint Harry Savage as its
delegate to the Midtown Cor-
ridor Alternatives Analysis
Community Advisory Com-
mittee (CAC). The delegate
will serve as a conduit between
the ECCO Board and the
• The Uptown Association
asked ECCO for a letter of
support to include in their
Great Streets grant applica-
tion. Sarah will forward the
request to board members for
an electronic vote.
• The ECCO Board will not
meet in July 2013 (conflict with
the 4th of July holiday).
Monica Smith: Staff Report
• The ECCO Board unani-
mously approved a plan modi-
fication to the NRP Phase
II Environment strategy to
include reimbursement of rain
garden plant materials in our
grant program. There is no
change to the budget. Previ-
ous grant recipients are not eli-
• The ECCO Board unani-
mously approved hosting a
block party and puppet show
on Saturday, June 1, 2013.
Committee Reports
• The committee is working
redesigning ECCO’s website.
More information will be pre-
sented at the March 7 ECCO
Board meeting.
Green Team
Upcoming events:
• Emerald Ash Borer sympo-
Fred Erickson chats with East Calhoun resident Pat Rounds at the
Uptown Association’s Monday Night Mingle. The Feb. 4 networking event
was hosted by Kiku Bistro, (formerly Mt. Fuji), at 2819 Hennepin Ave. Mingles
are the first Monday of every month. More info at www.uptownminneapolis.
com. (Photo by Bruce Cochran)
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Commercial classified ad sales are $15.00 for up to 20 words. All ads must
be PREPAID. Send ad copy to Susan Hagler (susanhagler13@gmail.com or
612.825.7780) by the 15th of the month. Payment can be mailed to Uptown
Neighborhood News at 3612 Bryant Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55409.
sium: February 12
• Green Ideas & Ham, Envi-
ronment Minnesota: Febru-
ary 19
• 10th Ward City Council Can-
didates Forum: March 28,
7:00pm at Bryant Square Park.
The focus of the forum will be
environmental issues. A sug-
gestion was made to video tape
the forum.
Uptown Neighborhood News
• The UNN hired a new ad sales
rep to help the paper’s financial
situation (currently operating
with a deficit).
• Residents are encouraged to
submit articles for publication.
Livability Committee
3448 Hennepin Avenue South:
The property owner requested
a rezoning of the property from
R2B (duplex) to R3 (multi-fam-
ily) to add a one-bedroom unit in
the basement. Also requested was
a variance of the off-street park-
ing requirement for the third
unit. Objections were raised by
nearby residents for the rezon-
ing so the ECCO Board reevalu-
ated its process and decision. The
Board learned that the third unit
had already been finished. Also,
this property was reviewed dur-
Common LAW
March 2013
a show. They provide a unique atmosphere
for a lively discussion of interesting authors,
fun people, good food and social lubrication
(liquid courage). You’re invited to meetings
with moderator Jeff Kamin and other spirited
St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church
3450 Irving Ave. S. • 612.825.9595
The playgroup is FREE, informal and open to
all East Calhoun families and friends with
kids of all ages. They meet in the Great Hall
on the following Thursdays from 3:30-5:30pm:
March 14, 21, 28. Questions, please contact
The Beat Coffeehouse - 7pm
1414 West 28th St. • 612.710.3992
Collective Effort Co-op, founded by Amy Lynn
Greene, BA at U of M, consists of artists from
across the Midwest. Opening night is at 7pm,
Friday, March 15 and will feature local live
music. The show runs until April 14. The show,
titled Nostalgia of the City, will center on the
idea of Nostalgia and particularly the way the
community has impacted our lives, memories,
and emotions. There will be 12 artists showing.
Collective Effort Co-op’s mission is to continue
to build appreciation for art in the Twin Cities,
as well as empower artists to share their work.
Bryant Lake Bowl - 7pm
810 W. Lake St. • 612.825.8949
What will become of Minnesota agriculture in
a rapidly changing climate? Professor Mark
(Please send your calendar listings to
UptownNews@yahoo.com with the subject
line: Community Calendar. Submit by the 15th of
each month to be included, space permitting, in
the next issue.)
Dunn Brothers - 7:30pm
3348 Hennepin Ave. • 612.822.3292
The Socrates Cafe is an open meeting. The
evening is spent discussing a short list of
questions of philosophy that range all over the
map from self identity, capital punishment,
perception and anything else in between.
Bring your questions and prepare to engage
your mind.
Bryant Lake Bowl - 7pm
810 W. Lake St. • 612.825.8949
Drawing from the sometimes touching, often-
times torrid (and almost always grammatically
incorrect) postings on craigslist’s most notori-
ous section, Missed Connections, presented
by Theater Arlo, is a collection of the best and
brightest. Creating a forum full of characters,
the cast presents an evening of exploration
into the online postings of desperate roman-
tics. More info at www.theatrearlo.com. Tickets
are $12 in advance / $15 day of show.
Bryant Lake Bowl - 7-8:30pm
810 W. Lake St. • 612.825.8949
The March book is The Round House by Louise
Erdrich. Books & Bars is a FREE open public
book club show. It reinvents the book club as
Seeley shares observations from the field that
tie unprecedented environment changes in the
western Great Lakes region to human activ-
ity, and discusses the implications of warm-
ing temperatures and drought for our state’s
economic and ecological health. The Bell
Museum’s Café Scientifique provides a happy
hour program for adults that brings research
from the University of Minnesota and beyond
into some of the Twin Cities’ most unique and
atmospheric bars and restaurants. Tickets are
Bryant Lake Bowl - 7pm
810 W. Lake St. • 612.825.8949
Cinema Lounge provides local filmmakers with
a cool, intimate venue to screen their latest
work and film enthusiasts a spot to come and
see the best indie shorts coming out of Min-
nesota today. All while enjoying beer, wine, and
great food. Britni West programs a lineup of
4-5 locally-made shorts (20 minutes or less)
per screening. We mix it up with anything and
everything: narratives, docs, music videos,
animation and experimental. After each film is
screened, you meet the mind behind the film,
as host Stephen Gurewitz conducts a short
Q+A session with the filmmaker.
Bryant Lake Bowl - 8pm
810 W. Lake St. • 612.825.8949
Produced and hosted by Laurie Van Wieren and
named for the modest dimensions of the BLB
stage, this exciting dance showcase features
unfettered dance exploration. A discussion
moderated by choreographer/curator Laurie
Van Wieren follows each piece, giving audi-
ence and choreographer alike the opportunity
to react and explore the work together. March
choreographers are Bob Eisen, Chris Schlicht-
ing, Nick LeMere and Emily King.
Cause Spirits & Sound Bar - 9pm
3001 Lyndale Ave. • 612.822.6000
A Benefit For Avenues for Homeless Youth fea-
turing: Absynthe (Sophia Eris & Lizzo from The
Chalice) + Najie C. YaLater, Courtney Paulson,
and CMJ + DJ Name. 5$ tickets for a 21+
show. Avenues for Homeless Youth provides
emergency shelter, short-term housing and
supportive services for homeless youth in a
safe and nurturing environment. Through such
service, Avenues seeks to help youth achieve
their personal goals and make a positive tran-
sition into young adulthood.
mational materials, community
engagement, improved recycling
signage and bin placement and
on-going support. Contact
greenteam@eastcalhoun.org if
you would like more informa-
tion about the project.
March Events
March 6: Uptown Green
Team Meeting, 7-8:30pm
Grace-Trinity Community
Church, 1430 West 28th Street
Join members of neighborhood
green teams to learn about paths
to green development. Hosted
by the East Isles Green Team,
this meeting will feature guest
speaker Curt Gunsbury, a local
developer who integrates green
principles into the design and
construction of his buildings,
which include Solhem (3021
Holmes Avenue South).
March 15 (deadline): East
Calhoun Rain Garden Project
East Calhoun is partnering with
local non-profit Metro Blooms on
a project to plant 15 rain gardens
on private properties through-
out the neighborhood. Typically
planted in shallow basins, rain
gardens collect and filter rain-
water runoff from hard surfaces
like roofs or walkways. They
typically contain native flowering
plants, hardy in both flood and
drought conditions, that attract
bees and butterflies. Thanks to
grants obtained by East Cal-
By Sarah Sponheim
Common LAW is a regular col-
umn on local environmental
issues concerning our common
land, air, water and waste.
Loppet Loses Waste
This year’s City of Lakes Loppet
featured recycling and compost
containers throughout the various
venues – from Calhoun Square
to the Tin Fish and Lagoon areas
to the Luminary Loppet on Lake
of the Isles. 560 pounds of food
and paper waste was collected
(and weighed) by local haul-
er GarbageMan and diverted
from the landfill. Thanks go to
numerous volunteers for watch-
ing over the bins, to Linden Hills
Power & Light and Hennepin
County for providing portable
recycling and compost units and
to Ingrid Remak of the Loppet
Foundation, whose energy and
enthusiasm propelled the Loppet
toward Zero Waste!
Zero Waste Uptown Awarded
Zero Waste Uptown, a group
of volunteers devoted to reduc-
ing waste in the Uptown area,
and the East Calhoun neighbor-
hood have been awarded a grant
through Hennepin County’s
Green Partners Program. The
money will fund a year-long
project to increase rates of recy-
cling in Uptown apartment and
condominium buildings. Par-
ticipants will benefit from infor-
houn and Metro Blooms, the
cost to the homeowner of a rain
garden measuring roughly 100-
150 square feet will be only $300
– a figure that covers the cost of
the professional garden design,
plants and mulch. Excavation
will be performed by crews
from the Minnesota Conserva-
tion Corps; homeowners will
be responsible for planting and
maintaining the gardens. Please
contact Nathan at campeau@
gmail.com if you are interested.
If interest exceeds capacity, proj-
ect participants will be selected
by lottery. The deadline for sign-
ing up is Friday, March 15, 2013.
March 28: 10th Ward City
Council Candidate Forum
on Environmental Issues,
Bryant Square Park, 3101 Bryant
Avenue South, Free Admission
This 10th ward candidate forum
is co-sponsored by the CARAG
and East Calhoun neighbor-
hood Green Teams, East Har-
riet neighborhood Parks,
Environment & Schools Com-
mittee, LHENA Environment
Committee and the Whittier
Alliance. It will be moderated
by the Minneapolis League of
Women Voters. Candidates will
respond to questions regarding
environmental issues and climate
change in Minneapolis, submit-
ted by the co-sponsors and mem-
bers of the audience.
Sarah Sponheim is chair of the East
Calhoun Green Team. She can
be reached at greenteam@eastcal-
Bryan Foss, owner of UpZone Nutrition has opened at 1406 Lake St. As
a personal health business he can offer customers a variety of healthy daily
breakfast shakes, as well as personalized nutrition plans for weight loss/gain,
digestive health, energy and fitness. His wellness coaching also includes Fit
Clubs, which are free and open to the community. The Fit Clubs involve a
workout with a group of individuals who are looking to have fun and surround
themselves with like minded people to get healthy. See www.goherbalife.
com/bryan24fit or call 763.242.0847 for more info. (Photo by Bruce Cochran)
ing the Midtown Greenway
Rezoning Study in 2010 and the
R2B zoning was maintained.
The ECCO Board voted to
reverse the original position of
“no objection” from its Decem-
ber 6, 2012 meeting and unani-
mously approved the following
motion: “The ECCO Board
strongly opposes the rezoning
request from R2B to R3 for 3448
Hennepin Avenue South.”
The rezoning request is on the
agenda for the Zoning and Plan-
ning Committee on February 14,
2013. ECCO will send a letter
to committee members prior to
the February 14 meeting stating
the neighborhood’s opposition to
the rezoning request. The park-
ing variance has already been
approved by the City.
New Business
• The ECCO Board will pres-
ent a photograph (donated
by ECCO resident Norbert
Marklin) to Amore Victoria
to thank them for hosting the
fundraiser and silent auction
to benefit the victims of the
condo fire.
Meeting adjourned at 9:08pm.
Next meeting is Thursday,
March 7, 7:00pm at St. Mary’s
Greek Orthodox Church.
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The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board reminds park visi-
tors that most of its 47 outdoor ice rinks and warming houses will
be closed for the season as of Tuesday, February 19, while rinks at
Lake of the Isles, Bohanon, McRae and Van Cleve parks are slated
to remain open through March 3, weather and ice conditions permit-
ting. For the latest updates see www.minneapolisparks.org.
Because most park rinks are located atop athletic fields, prolonged
usage could be detrimental to field conditions and cause delays in
preparing fields for spring athletic programs.
For those not ready to kick off their skates, Parade Ice Garden, locat-
ed on Kenwood Parkway, offers public indoor skating and group
rentals. Call 612.370.4846 for more information.
East Isles residents endured sleet and snow on January 27 to celebrate the
EIRA Annual Skating Party. (Photo by Nick Ahlm)
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