The Week That Threatened Hatmakers and Property Taxes
Our weekly roundup of some items covered by Southwest Minneapolis Patch in the last seven days.
Last week ended with a bang as the City Council passed a transfer of funds that would pay down one percent of the 2012 property tax. The proposal was shepherded through the process by Southwest Council Member Betsy Hodges.
During the weekend, Patch's Marsha Trainer posted a gallery and account of Dining Out for Life in Southwest Minneapolis.
In sports, the Minneapolis Warrior girls took down Woodbury/East Ridge in lacrosse. And the talented Tom Carothers rounded up all Southwest and Washburn sports for the previous week. We've also got agallery from the Lakers softball game.
In schools, James Sanna profiled Southwest High School senior Ryan Heltemes, who is really into bioluminescent dinoflagellates (look it up). And Minneapolis schools snagged $13 million from some corporations that are based here.
Want to see a cute dog that needs a home? Good.
As summer dawns, we get to enjoy a more robust police blotter. This week's includes bomb squads, meat theft and lots of break-ins.
As always, Marsha Trainer dug out some delectable treats for Mother's Day and Cinco de Mayo.
In my favorite piece of the week, Alison Nowak compiled a history of the 1890s bike craze in Minneapolis. Among the interesting tidbits in this one, laundry-mats and hatmakers were worried it would put them out of business.
In an update to a recent story on Burroughs Community School students' effort toraise money for natural disaster victims in Japan, Ashle Briggs Horton tells us how much they made and charts how they also inspired a Montessori school to take part. Heartwarming.
Lastly, we spoke to local lawmakers about the Republican redistricting plan that was unveiled this week. They're not worried, but they're not happy either.