Friday, March 29, 2013
Scheduled to open in 2014, the Interchange aims to integrate a variety of transportation options.
Editor’s Note: The following announcement comes from Hennepin County. There’s going to be more than baseball to watch at Target Field this year as construction continues on the county’s Interchange project. Please keep in mind the following tips as you plan your trip to Target Field: Scheduled to open in 2014, the Interchange will serve as a central, multi-modal transportation hub and community gathering space in downtown Minneapolis. The Interchange embodies the principles of Open Transit, which integrates all models of transit, is development oriented, focuses on architecture that can create iconic indoor and outdoor spaces, appeals to passengers, residents, office workers and visitors alike, as well as integrating culture with …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Linden Hills yarn shop, local knitters join forces with the Minnesota Twins.
On one of the coldest days this winter, even the statues bundled up for warmth. About two weeks ago, Southwest Minneapolis knitters Joclyn Okubo, Pam Meier, and Chris Rieffer of Linden Hills Yarn and Textile, plus the owner of South Minneapolis' Steven Be yarn shop met up outside Target Field. As a bitterly cold wind whipped around their ankles, the quartet bravely battled with oversized homemade sweaters, eventually fitting them around the statues of Kent Hrbek, Rod Carew, and Tony Oliva that stand outside the ballpark. But "yarn bombing," this wasn't. Working in concert with the Minnesota Twins, the four knitters—plus scores of local knitters affiliated with nine Twin Cities yarn stores and clubs—were trying to raise donations for a new …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Man disappeared from Target Field on Sunday.
Update 11:04 a.m. 9/17/12: Police spokesperson Sgt. Stephen McCarty announced that Maruska has been found. Monday morning, the Minneapolis Police Department sent out the following notice, asking the public's help in finding a missing man: At approximately 5:30 p.m. Minneapolis police officerswere dispatched to Target Field on a missing person call. When they arrived they learned that a 28 year oldmale, who suffers from cerebral palsy, was missing since 3:30 p.m. Zachary John Maruska, pictured here, is described as a white male with blonde hair and blue eyes, 28 yearsold, 5’10” tall with a thin to medium build. He wears glasses and was last seen wearing a brown Twins baseballcap, black hooded sweatshirt, a sleeveless white t-shirt …
Friday, August 10, 2012
Neighborhood park gets some help from the pro's at Target Field.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- James Sanna
Friday, August 10, 2012
We love our parks hard, and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board obviously does what they can to maintain them on a limited budget. But sometimes, they need a lot more TLC than they get. To that end, Bryant Square Park in CARAG got a visit Tuesday from the same ground crew that keeps the Minnesota Twins' home looking spick-and-span, regardless of how well the pitching staff is playing. Over 80 volunteers reset bases, repaired the infield and outfield, repaired fencing, and added new benches for the players, according to the Park Board. And, the Park Board said, everything was ready for a little league game the next day! Keep up-to-date on local news! Follow us on Facebook or sign up for our free, daily newsletter!
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Vast majority of local donors oppose same-sex marriage ban.
Once again, pro-LGBT forces have significantly out-fundraised their opponents in the battle over same-sex marriage in Minnesota, with strong support from Southwest Minneapolis residents. In the first six months of 2012, area residents gave over $221,000 to the campaign to defeat a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage. The amendment goes before voters in elections this November. Only one Southwest Minneapolis resident donated money—$150—to the coalition of groups pushing for the amendment, which would supplant a similar law already in force in the state. The amendment would make it harder for future legislatures to legalize same-sex marriage. Of the thousands who donated, only a few hundred were from Southwest …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
No locals are on record as having donated to the group pushing to pass the amendment.
No Southwest Minneapolis residents donated to the Minnesotans for Marriage campaign, which is working to pass a constitutional amendment in Minnesota banning same-sex marriage. Meanwhile, 52 area residents donated to a group fighting the amendment. According to campaign finance statements released Wednesday, Southwest residents contributed $31,413 to Minnesotans United for All Families. Prominent Southwest donors included Linden Hills resident James Pohlad, a member of the same family who owns the Minnesota Twins. He was one of the few large donors, contributing $10,000. In addition, Shir Tikvah synagogue donated $846. “We're most excited about how low our average contribution was—about $152 without factoring in in-kind donations,” said …
Monday, January 30, 2012
The Spanish immersion school's children performed a selection of Mexican folk dances.
Saturday morning, the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome was filled with the sounds of scores of excited baseball fans attending TwinsFest, an annual fundraiser for the Minnesota Twins Community Fund. Among the many attractions were two bands of students from the Windom Dual Immersion School and the Windom Enrichment Resource Center, performing traditional dances from Jalisco, Mexico, and announced by none other than Alfonso Fernández, the Minnesota Twins' Spanish-language play-by-play announcer.