Energy Savings Customized for Your Home from Home Energy Squad

The following is a press release from Center for Energy and Environment.

The Home Energy Squad is an innovative service committed to helping you save time, energy and money. Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy are partnering to help customers reduce energy use. You’ll only pay a $70 trip charge and we’ll pick up the cost of materials and labor to install them. That’s over a $200 value!

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Business Spotlight: Kabomelette


I am pretty sure that everyone around Corcoran has seen the truck. It has what looks like a fried egg and how do you say that?  Kabob-a-what? Kabomelette is a Corcoran resident owned and operated food truck.

Chelsea moved to Corcoran 26 years ago with her single mom when she was just a young girl but moved back with Greg after college. Settling right into Corcoran to be near her mother, the couple are now raising their children in the neighborhood as well.

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Get Help with Your Heat & Energy Bills

The following is a press release from Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin.

No family should go without heat in the winter. Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin (CAPSH) can help. CAPSH’s Energy Assistance Program (EAP) provides financial assistance to Hennepin County residents, including the city of Minneapolis, to help with home energy costs.

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Business Spotlight: Wild Lore Folk School


As summer fun wraps up and kids go back to school, what is your plan? Each fall I wonder what to do with myself for the upcoming colder months. Why not sign up for a class with Wild Lore to get my creative juices flowing, learn a new hobby or make new friends? This non-profit organization just started in June, but has already brought several classes to our community and peers.

Wild Lore Folk School functions as a collective, non-profit organization started by some like-minded individuals. The goal is to create a sense of community by bringing their “wildcrafting” or traditional skills to those interested in learning these ancient arts while focusing on sustainable living and self-reliance. Classes can be anything from shelter building to book binding or even a nationally recognized, professional-level, wilderness, first aid certification course. The list of options never ends!

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Mural Finished at Folwell School!


The mural is called the Connections Mural, inspired by the Connections Gallery at Roosevelt High, and created in partnership with CNO, SENA, and Folwell. We want to make visible the connections between the school communities, the school, and the surrounding community. We also wanted to showcase the fabulous arts programming that makes Folwell a super unique school in the MPS system.

Images speak to how we are all strands in a great braid/community weaving, with those strands also representing waterways that connect us back to the land and Minnesota. There are images that flow through the different panels linking them together.

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Block Parties Abound in Corcoran for National Night Out


Cruising through Corcoran on August 4th, you couldn’t help but be excited to see all of our neighbors on the streets and on every corner! National Night Out (NNO) was an incredible hit this year in Corcoran! Throughout our neighborhood there were 19 block parties held! What an incredible turnout and a great way to come together as a community!

NNO was originally an event designed to build camaraderie between the police and community in an effort to build safer, better places to live. It was made to bring a true sense of community to big city areas, and provide opportunity to bring all people together from different backgrounds and living situations. This is still the case today, right here in our neighborhood. NNO has become the time of year that all Corcoranites come together and get to know the people that live all around us.

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Launch of #HumanizeHiLake Campaign at Open Streets 2015


If you missed it, the event Open Streets Minneapolis transformed East Lake Street on August 2 for a day of walking, biking and community building. During the event, CNO’s Land Use & Housing committee focused on the Hiawatha and Lake intersection in partnership with the Midtown Farmers Market, Longfellow Community Council, Sierra Club and Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition.

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CenterPoint Energy Low Income Rental Conservation Program

The following is a press release from Energy CENTS Coalition.

Do you live in a one-to-four unit rental property? Do you want to lower your natural gas bills? CenterPoint Energy offers an energy conservation program for income-eligible tenants. Tenants benefit from energy conservation measures that this program can provide.

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Worried About Foreclosure? Free, Local Counseling is Available

If you’re behind on your mortgage – or worried that you might not be able to make future payments, the Corcoran Neighborhood Organization can connect you with a counselor who can negotiate with your mortgage company to get them to modify your mortgage so that you can afford the payments.

This is a free service with no minimum or maximum income limit. The following agencies are also all approved by the US Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD).

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Homeownership Opportunity Minneapolis

The following is a press release from the City of Minneapolis.

Maybe you’ve thought homeownership wasn’t possible, or you didn’t know where to start. Maybe you thought your credit wasn’t good enough or you haven’t saved enough for a down payment. We can help!

The City of Minneapolis is partnering with Minnesota Housing and the Minnesota Homeownership Center to provide access to down payment assistance, quality, affordable mortgages and free, non-biased housing experts that can help you become a successful home owner!

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