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Xcel asks for state approval of proposed Greenway routing

Midtown GreenwayXcel Energy will push forward its Hiawatha Project, which aims to increase power capacity in the Phillips community, by seeking the approval of the Public Utilities Commission. Per the PUC's process, this will likely trigger a public input process in the coming weeks. The project, which would construct new electric transmission lines along or near the Midtown Greenway (Xcel's stated preferred routing) and two new substations, including one near Lake Street and Hiawatha Avenue, has been controversial. The City of Minneapolis has called for the lines to be buried, and community groups including the Midtown Greenway Coalition and CNO currently oppose the above-ground Greenway routing, citing its potential negative impact on economic development along the Greenway and other issues.

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Woman assaulted again near Standish, Corcoran border

A 32-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in her south Minneapolis home the afternoon of May 6, less than two weeks after she had been sexually assaulted and beaten in her garage, police reported. The Minneapolis Police Sex Crimes Unit is investigating this case and the Third Precinct will be putting additional resources into the area. Residents are asked to call 9-1-1 to report any suspicious behavior in the area. Read more here.

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No one likes to hear bad news, but when you register to receive e-mail alerts from the Minneapolis Police Department, you can be more aware of issues that affect your safety and your neighborhood. The Police issue a Crime Alert when a crime pattern is identified. Registration is easy and free. Corcoran residents, sign up here.

Local churches will help with spring projects May 30

If you need help with a spring project (examples may include graffiti clean up, lawn aeration, trash cleanup, or garage organization), a group of local churches may be able to help during a one-day community service event. John Stiles (612-554-7794) is coordinating a May 30 cleanup event sponsored by Central Community church, Lebanon Lutheran church, and Berean Baptist church. The services will be free but donations are welcome, and proceeds will benefit short-term mission trips to Nett Lake and Uganda.

City seeks resident input on Homegrown Minneapolis

The City of Minneapolis is hosting two public meetings in May to present recommendations on the Homegrown Minneapolis initiative and to hear from the public. Homegrown Minneapolis has been exploring ways to get more fresh, locally grown food sold, distributed and eaten in Minneapolis. The meetings will be held Tuesday, May 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at North Commons Park, 1801 James Ave N and Monday, May 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Martin Luther King Park, 4055 Nicollet Ave S. CNO has been participating in Homegrown by co-chairing a subcommittee on farmers' markets.

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