- Published: 15 November 2012
An online petition has been started to oppose the proposed flight path changes at the airport. Please visit http://www.stopmspflightpath.com/ to see more information, links and to sign the petition.
Contacting our elected officials at the federal level will also be helpful:
Senator Amy Klobuchar:
Senator Al Franken: 651-221-1016
Representative Keith Ellison:
- Published: 13 November 2012
Here is the most recent information from Ward 13 Council Member Betsy Hodges regarding the proposed changes at MSP airport:
There is an important and fast-moving issue that I have heard from many of you about. In a nutshell, the airport wants to change where they fly planes in a way that will have more of them flying over our homes. They are not seeking sufficient public input on the change or doing appropriate environmental due diligence. Your help is needed to have the City’s voice heard. There are more details below.MSP Airport is working on implementing new navigation techniques. These techniques could expose some people – including some of you – to an even greater intensity of noise. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is trying to push these changes through on an accelerated pace and without sufficient public input.
- Published: 12 November 2012
Dear concerned resident:
Thank you for contacting me this week regarding the proposed changes to the airport flight tracks. The turnout at the MAC Open House last night was good. Thank you to those who were able to attend. It does help to let the FAA and the MAC know that you are concerned. Minneapolis wants more information about the environmental (including health) impacts of this proposal and we want a more meaningful engagement process. We are working with State and Federal officials to fight for that.
- Published: 16 October 2012
On Monday, October 15th the Lyndale Ave Bridge over Minnehaha Creek re-opened after a short ribbon-cutting ceremony. Click here to see local news coverage of the event.
The reconstruction of Lyndale Avenue began in 2008, and was a partnership among the county, City of Minneapolis, residents and local business owners. This portion of the project replaced the bridge over Minnehaha Creek and reconstructed the roadway from the creek to West 56th Street. From 38th Street to 50th Street was reconstructed in 2008; from 38th Street to 31st Street was reconstructed in 2009.
Some of the improvements for this section of the roadway include:
- · Reducing the roadway from four lanes to one in each direction plus turn lanes.
- · Adding center medians with trees and ornamental grasses.
- · Widening the sidewalks from 14 feet to 17 feet and striping the crosswalks.
- Published: 29 May 2012
Kathrynne and Paul Baumtrog, married firefighters and Kenny residents, were both injured in a fire on May 27th that destroyed Walker United Methodist Church. Please see the Star Tribune article for further information.
Our sincerest thanks go out to Kathrynne and Paul for their dedicated service and keeping us safe.