New COVID-19 Restrictions

Today, Governor Walz announced new state restrictions to control the explosive spread of COVID 19. The following restrictions take effect on Friday, November 20 at 11:59 p.m.  

  • Bars and restaurants must close in-person food and drink service, both indoor and outdoor. Take-out, curbside, and delivery may continue. 
    • Minneapolis businesses with curbside pickup zone can continue using those spaces. Businesses who do not have a curbside pickup zone can request one.
  • The following facility types must be closed.
    • Gyms and other fitness facilities, public pools, including facilities within housing complexes.
    • Recreation and entertainment facilities, such as bowling alleys, theaters, movie theaters, museums, arcades, etc.
    • Other venues providing indoor or outdoor events, such as festivals or fairs. Drive-in events may continue. 
  • No wedding receptions or gatherings after funerals will be allowed. Weddings, funerals and church services will be able to continue.
  • No changes are being made to retail, personal services (e.g. salons and barbershops), schools, or places of worship.

These closures will be in effect from Friday, November 20 through Friday, December 18.    

See for more details

Minneapolis businesses can contact the Small Business Team at [email protected] or 612-673-2499 with questions. 


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10th Ave Bridge and Watermain Project

This project will rehabilitate the historic 10th Ave SE bridge over the Mississippi River and W River Pkwy. A new water main will be installed under the river as part of the project.

Latest Project News

Construction Update Meeting - Friday, November 20 at 10:30 a.m.

Project staff will hold a virtual construction update meeting next Friday using GoTo Meeting. Members of the public are invited to join the online meeting and hear updates on construction progress and speak with project staff.

Please use this link to join the 10th Ave Bridge Online Construction Update Meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone:

You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (224) 501-3412  Access Code: 784-924-461  

The bridge was closed on March 30th and the contractor has been actively working on repairs. For more details on the repairs, schedule and bridge deck changes, please see the latest Construction Update or go to the project page

Check out the new drone videos showing construction progress on the project website.

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Share feedback on proposed 2021 City budget, including Neighborhoods 2020

Total program funding and base level funding for each neighborhood organization will be discussed through the City's regular budget process

There are three upcoming online public hearings for people to share thoughts on Mayor Jacob Frey’s recommended 2021 City Budget. The Neighborhood and Community Relations Department (NCR) also presented to the City Council Budget Committee on Nov. 12, but this was not a public hearing.

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Full Third Avenue bridge closure begins January 2021

The Third Avenue Bridge will fully close to traffic in January 2021 through November 2022. Motorists, transit riders, and people walking and bicycling will need to use alternate routes across the river during this time.

Curious about the work that’s being done and the detour routes to get you around construction? Visit the project webpage to learn more about the schedule, impacts to your commute, rehabilitation and preservation efforts, and what the bridge will look like when the work is done.

Want to talk with the team?

Live virtual meetings are being planned for Thu, Nov. 12 and Tue, Nov. 17. Visit the Meetings page for more information then mark your calendar. Email us at [email protected] to submit questions ahead of time.

Road work continues to be a critical service. MnDOT is committed to protecting the health, safety and well-being of its employees, contractors and all Minnesotans. Crews continue to follow the guidance of state and federal health officials to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

More about this project

The historic Third Ave. Bridge over the Mississippi River near St. Anthony Falls, which opened in 1918, is in need of significant repairs. The bridge carries Third and Central avenues, which are part of Hwy 65.

Construction began in May 2020 and is anticipated to be complete in August 2023. There will be a full closure of the bridge from January 2021 through November 2022. Motorists, transit riders, and people walking and bicycling will need to use alternative routes across the river during this time. Dates and details will be provided closer to the bridge closure.

For more information, visit the project webpage. To contact the project team email [email protected] or call the project hotline at 612-547-7968.

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In light of the court ruling handed down by the 8th circuit court on Thursday evening making any ballots received after 8 pm on November 3rd possibly invalid, we are encouraging all voters to either vote in person, early or on election day OR bring their absentee ballot to a drop box. 

The League of Women Voters realizes that for some people getting to a drop box may be difficult or impossible, so they have decided to offer a pickup/drive to deliver ballot service on, Monday, November 2nd and Tuesday, November 3rd—Election Day. 

Service will be for those who have a completed ballot. Each volunteer would be able to drop off a maximum of 3 ballots and must have their ID available when they do this.  This service does not include a ride to the polls.

They will inform volunteers of requests and coordinate the effort.  There are several drop boxes and sites that will accept the ballots.  Here is a link to the Minneapolis sites:

If you are interested in helping with this, please email Marilyn Cantisano  at [email protected] and, you can help by helping us get the word out to those who may still have a ballot that needs to be returned:

Are You Unable to Return Your Ballot?  LWV of Minneapolis Can Help!

Need help getting your ballot to the Ballot boxes? Volunteers are at the ready to help you! Please email [email protected]. Give them your address and contact information so they can make arrangements with you to come and pick up your ballot for delivery.  



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Marcy-Holmes Annual Election + General Membership Meeting

October 20, 2020, 6:30 - 8 pm

Online, via Zoom



After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This meeting is open to the public, however, only MHNA Members will be able to vote on matters before the association. 

Ballots will be distributed online, during the meeting, after nominations have closed.



Welcome, Call to Order, Establish Quorum

Approval of the Agenda

Approval of Minutes from May 19, 2020 General Membership Meeting

Approval of Minutes from August 11, 2020 General Membership Meeting



Election of Officers and Directors - Candidate Guide

Officer candidates introduce themselves (1 minute max. each)

Director candidates introduce themselves (1 minute max. each)

Call for Nominations from the floor


Representatives from the Mpls Police Dept’s 2nd Precinct

(Inspector Todd Loining; CPS Nick Juarez)


Local Elected Officials

Sen. Kari Dziedzic | Council Member Steve Fletcher | School Board Dir. Jenny Arneson


Multimodal improvement project Introduction: East Hennepin Ave / 1st Ave NE

(Bolton & Menk; Hennepin County; City of Minneapolis)


3rd Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation Update

(MnDOT, Christian Hoberg)


10th Ave Bridge Rehabilitation Update

(SEH Inc., Kristin Peterson)


NRP Plan Modification Proposals - Vote(s)

Traffic Calming and Pedestrian Safety Program ($25,000)

Environmental and Greening Programming ($10,000)

Community Engagement ($10,000)

Staffing / Additional Programming Implementation ($54,000)



Election Results (if available near the time of adjournment)




MHNA meetings are open to the public and handicap accessible. If you need any special accommodations contact the MHNA office 5 business days in advance of the meeting.


Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association | [email protected] | 612.623.7633

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Justice for National Guardsman slain in Marcy-Holmes





Friday, October 16, 2020, 3 - 5 pm, 500 7th Street SE, Mpls, MN 55414


Abdoulaye’s tragic death occurred in Marcy-Holmes. Family, friends, colleagues and community members will be holding an open prayer service and a flyer drop off to assist the Mpls Police Department arrest the perpetrator(s).

Please support this outreach by his family in an effort to resolve the case.

$5000 REWARD

For any information on the perpetrator(s), please contact Investigator Sgt. Olson 612.673.3400, the nearest police station by calling 911, and/or contact us by email: [email protected]

Please wear a facemask and respect social distancing at all times. Sign and share the petition:



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Neighborhoods 2020 Update

Neighborhoods 2020 next steps and timeline

During the public comment period on the Neighborhoods 2020 draft program guidelines from February 28 to September 30, the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department (NCR) received 244 public comments. These comments are currently being reviewed by staff to create a summary, which will be included alongside the original public comments in the next steps and will be available on the Neighborhoods 2020 webpage prior to City Council action.

Next steps

  • October 5-12: Staff and review committee review public comments 
  • October 22: Public Health and Safety Committee makes notice of intent for public hearing
  • November 5: Public Health and Safety Committee public hearing and presentation
  • November 13: Full City Council vote
  • November 16: Budget Committee presentation to discuss the program allocations

By voting on the program guidelines before the budget, the City Council can discuss the funding needed to implement the program as designed.

Over the next few weeks NCR will send out more information as it becomes available. 

Find City Council meeting calendars, agendas and decisions on the City of Minneapolis’ Legislative Information Management System (LIMS).

If you have any questions, you can contact your neighborhood specialist or Neighborhoods 2020 project lead, Steven GallagherRead more about Neighborhoods 2020 here.

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Notice of a Public Hearing: 1129 8th St SE


Damaris Hollingsworth with Design by Melo, on behalf of North Bay Companies, has submitted the following land use applications for the property located at 1129 8th St SE:

  • Variance to reduce the front yard setback along 8th St SE.
  • Variance to reduce the front yard setback along 12th Ave SE.
  • Variance to reduce the east interior side yard setback.
  • Variance to reduce the minimum off-street parking requirement.
  • Variance to reduce the minimum long-term bike parking requirement.
  • Site plan review to allow a new three-story, four-unit residential building.

The City Planning Commission will meet on Monday, November 2, 2020, at 4:30 p.m. During the declared local public health emergency, Minneapolis has transitioned to an electronic format for its public meetings and hearings, authorized under Minn. Stat. Section 13D.021, to minimize the risk of exposure to or potential spread of COVID-19. The public may view the public hearing using the following options: Watch on Comcast Channel 14 or 799, CenturyLink Channel 8001 or 8501, or live on   

In accordance with the Zoning Code, all property owners within 350 feet of the subject property are notified of this public hearing.  The public may submit comments or participate by phone in the meeting by using the following website: 

If you have questions about the project, please contact the City staff person listed below.  If you would like to submit comments, you may submit them via the link above or by emailing:

Hilary Dvorak, Principal City Planner - 250 S 4th St Room 300, Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone (612) 673-2639 E-mail: [email protected]. 

Planning Department staff will issue a recommendation to the Planning Commission. After hearing from the public, the Planning Commission will make a determination based on required legal findings of fact. Please visit for the agenda with staff reports (web page will be updated by the end of the day Wednesday prior to the meeting date). 

For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats please contact 612-673-3710. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000. TTY users call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626.

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Reminder of all official Marcy-Holmes Correspondence, Agendas and Minutes

The Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association has always been able to relay its official, board-approved correspondence sent to elected City officials, as well as local and state commissions, departments and agencies, to anyone interested in this information.

You can find every board-approved letter we have on file at the link above. For records outside of this collection, we encourage you to contact the Hennepin County Library archive of Marcy-Holmes files in their collection.

Additionally, for the past four years we have been driven to organize, scan and make available an online collection of all board and membership meeting agendas, as well as our board and membership minutes. You can find the entire collection of these documents here:


As always, we have maintained the most recent two years on our website (Agendas | Minutes).



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