In For A Penny, In For A Pound: Mayor's Aide Sticks His Neck Out
Written by TYzaguirre
Sunday, 07 March 2010 22:23
For those in the know or for those that care about such affairs, the Minneapolis City Council's March 3rd Public Safety and Health meeting was the scene for local cop watchers to attend. The primary focus of Wednesday's public hearing was to discuss the reappointment of Police Chief Tim Dolan. As could be expected, the room was filled to capacity and an overflow room was made available across the hall with video feed of the hearing. Members of the ”protest community” had come to speak against Dolan and his friends, fans and those with their own dog in the fight were there too. As expected the media corps was there to preserve it all for posterity, but they seemed to have completely missed the mini drama unfolding in and just outside the City Council Chambers.
Council member Meg Tuthill notified constituents that the winter parking ban had been lifted.
We are happy to inform you that the Winter Parking Restrictions have been lifted as of 10:00am today! Conditions have improved enough to allow emergency vehicles to navigate the majority of our streets.
On Saturday February 20th Welna II Hardware and the new Cake Eater Bakery joined forces for the first of two fundraisers for Seward Neighborhood Group (SNG). For the event Welna II agreed to pay for the ingredients and the Cake Eater bakers, Sheela and Emily, baked the delicious cup cakes. A second event at Welna II Hardware is scheduled for Saturday, March 13th starting at noon and going until they run out. Last December Cake Eater Bakery provided treats at Welna II Hardware during the Franklin Frolic and according to neighbors they disappeared very quickly.
Food for the Soul: 13th Annual CARAG Chilly Chili Fest
Written by TYzaguirre
Monday, 01 March 2010 09:53
Sunday, February 28th, was so beautiful outside I hesitated to head inside to cover a story. Fortunately it's a journey I'm glad I made. Upon stepping inside the Bryant Square Park Recreation Center I was greeted immediately by the friendly face of a woman I didn't know with a warm welcome. The aroma of some chili cooking and the sounds of lively activity filled the air. Adult and children were filing in to help support the 13th Annual CARAG Chilly Chili Fest, the proceeds of which were going to support the Joyce Uptown Food Shelf.
Everyone was fabulous; some of the friendliest people I've met in a long time. This was especially surprising considering I didn't know anyone at this event. By the end I walked away having met so many new people.
I shot a little video that you can view below. I decided to take some pictures of the volunteers working in the kitchen and I was so happy to see Meg Tuthill, one of the newly elected council members, cooking in the kitchen. For those who may not know, Meg is the newly elected representative for Ward 10.This was the first time I'd seen an elected official toiling at a charity event. Most of the time they’re present more in the "meet and greet" role, as though we should be glad they graced us with their presence. How refreshing to see a city leader truly working in the community with no lights, camera or fanfare. Tuthill seems like the real deal.
The chili was so enticing; I had to purchase a bowl. You probably can't tell from the video, but it was pretty dang good. If I hadn't been in public I would have been tempted to lick the bowl clean.
View video below:
Last Updated on Monday, 01 March 2010 10:01
Failure To Appear: Somali’s Seeking Apology And Action
Written by TYzaguirre
Saturday, 20 February 2010 22:52
Recently local media outlets reported that an assistant Hennepin County attorney was accused of making disparaging comments online on her Facebook page.
Whether the allegations are true or false, the story raised concern among the Somali community, leading to a press conference that was held Friday, February 18th (which you can view below).Organizers wished to address the situation with Hennepin county Attorney, Mike Freeman.Freeman had agreed to meet with the elders to address their concerns.According to Adirizk Bihi.The morning of the press conference they were contacted to reschedule the meeting for Thursday and this time with only some of the elders.