Transit Open House Feb 12th

The City of Minneapolis is hosting three public open houses to share information on the modern streetcar and enhanced bus options being considered on Nicollet Avenue S, Nicollet Mall, and Central Avenue NE. The open house in Northeast will be Tuesday, February 12, 5:30-7:30pm. MPHA Parker Skyview Community Room 1815 Central Avenue NE Presentation at 6:00pm For more info about the project, visit

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January–February Newsletter

Download a PDF of the 2012 November-December ANA Neighbor here.

Also see our archive of past issues.

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Northeast Network Meeting

The Northeast Network is a monthly breakfast conversation on issues that matter to our community.

This month's topic: 2013 Legislative Update—The State of the State

Thursday, January 10th from 7:30 to 8:45am
At Eastside Food Co-op's Community Room
2551 Central Avenue NE ~ Minneapolis, MN 55418
(enter through the southwest door)

Guest Speaker: State Representative Diane Loeffler updates us on State legislative policies and policy initiatives for the coming year, 2013!

The landscape has changed. The recent election heralded in new players and the opportunity for important changes.

What are the priorities for the 2013 Legislative Session?Higher education, professional hockey, gun control, expanded sales tax, the budget crisis, natural resources, health care?

You won't want to miss this update!

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Volunteers Needed

The Audubon Neighborhood Association is currently looking for volunteers in three areas:

  • Board members: A commitment of one meeting a month (in addition to community meetings); most board members also take on an area of particular interest to them.
  • Support for the Spring WingDing: Help with planning and preparation; probably involves 20-30 hours of work over 3-4 months.
  • Inclusion on a volunteer roster: Availability for occasional on-time or short-term volunteer activities as available.

If you can help in any of these roles, please contact the association at 612-788-8790.

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Holiday Train Coming Tuesday, Dec 11th

Christmas graphic for Canadian Pacific Holiday TrainEast Side Neighborhood Services will host the 2012 Canadian Pacific Holiday Train, December 11th at Shoreham Yards in Minneapolis. The donations from the event support the food shelves of East Side Neighborhood Services.

Since 1999, Holiday Train has been collecting monetary and food donations for local food shelves and raising awareness for the fight against hunger. At each stop, the Holiday Train arrives decorated in bright lights with a box car stage, a line-up of great musical talent and a corporate contribution to a food bank in that area.

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Upcoming Events at The Coffee Shop Northeast

Colorful flyer listing participating merchantsThursday, December 6th. 6-9pm:
Gettin' Gifty in the 'Hood

Crafters and artists selling their wares in the back room of The Coffee Shop. Visit other local businesses on the street for sales and other unique gifts.

Sunday, December 9th. 3-5pm:
Santa at The Coffee Shop NE

Friday, December 28th. 6:30-8:30:
The Ladies Music Club

Offering up songs profound and irrelevant from old standards to new alternative with several interesting stops in between.

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International Night of Sharing

Many national flags arcing atop the worldJoin the parents of NEMS PTA this coming Thursday, November 29, for Family Night at Northeast Middle School!

You’re encouraged to bring your family’s favorite dish to share as part of NEMS’s annual International Night of Sharing!

This free event will take place from 6:00-8:00pm in the cafeteria.

The evening will also feature members of our Humanities Department who will be available to discuss History Day. Additionally, we’ll be hosting a flu clinic.

For details, contact Family Liaison Tracy Doten.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Samantha Pree-Stinson at 612-267-3266 or

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nuff Opens on Johnson Street

Headshot of nuff restaurant owner, Gary Carlsonnuff Breakfast Soup Sandwich is the newest restaurant opening up on Johnson Street this fall. Owner and manager Gary Carlson has worked in the restaurant business for most of his adult life. He ran the River Oasis Café in Stillwater from 1989 to 2008. But according to Gary, “19 years is a long time.” He was ready for a change and wanted to own his own restaurant in the Twin Cities.

Gary moved to Minneapolis to work in an environment in which he would have a steady stream of business throughout the year instead of the seasonal business in Stillwater.

“I wanted 12 months of business to pay 12 months of bills,” he said.

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ANA Community Meeting Minutes — October 1, 2012

Annual Meeting Minutes
October 1, 2012


Board members: Nic Baker, Kevin Kelly, Adam Sieve, Candace Baker, Sean Koebele, Jeff Smyser, Melanie Birke, Justin Kwong, Craig Pederson.

Invited guests: Robin Sauerwein (ANA office manager), City Councilman Kevin Reich, State Senator Kari Dziedzic, Carrie Day-Aspinwall (Neighborhood Specialist)

Nine additional community members


  1. Call to order: Nic Baker called the meeting to order at 7:07 P.M.

    1. Quorum (10 percent of registered members) is met.

  1. Review of agenda: No changes or additions.

  1. Review and approval of September 10, 2012 community meeting minutes. It was moved and seconded to approve as written. Minutes approved unanimously.

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