May 2015

The People Have Spoken on Where Minne’s Floatin’ … And It’s Lake Calhoun

May 28, 2015 by Janette Law

NEWS RELEASE Minneapolis, Minn. – In a photo finish that ended at 11:59pm on Wednesday, May 27, Lake Calhoun surged ahead of Lake Harriet to become the 2015 summer home for _ [ , or Minne the Lake Creature. For the third year in a row and in a completely non-scientific poll, Minne fans voted.....

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Three-peat! Minneapolis Parks tops national ranking for third time

May 20, 2015 by Janette Law

The Trust for Public Land (TPL), together with the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board and St. Paul Parks and Recreation, announced that the two cities tied for the top of TPL’s 2015 Park Score™ ranking. In the new release, the organizations wrote, In a historic finish, the cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul tied for.....

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Updated: May 30 Alabama Shakes volunteer spots are full

May 18, 2015 by Janette Law

Update: Thanks for the tremendous response! All volunteer slots are currently full. Your gift of time gets you free entry – and so much more – for one of the most popular concerts in Minneapolis this year! The Minneapolis Parks Foundation is the non-profit partner for First Avenue’s sold-out Saturday, May 30, Alabama Shakes concert,.....

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Updated: Vote for Minne’s lake on Facebook & by Comment – through May 27

May 14, 2015 by Janette Law

Voting is complete. Thank you for your participation! More details to come. This post has been updated with a second option for voting. Please read on for details! Help Choose Minne the Lake Creature’s 2015 Summer Home Vote May 14-27 on Facebook or by Commenting Below* Minne is a winsome floating sculpture and a free.....

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Come walk the green carpet, May 19, at Whole Foods Market

May 12, 2015 by Janette Law

Visit our Table at Whole Foods Market Hennepin & Calhoun Locations Tuesday, May 19, 5% of Sales Will Benefit the Minneapolis Parks Foundation This Tuesday, May 19, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation will roll out the green carpet at Whole Foods Market’s Calhoun and Hennepin locations, where 5% of the day’s sales will help us support.....

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Barbara Lupient and the Lupient Family make $100,000 gift for future NE Rec Center

May 7, 2015 by Janette Law

NEWS RELEASE Minneapolis Parks Foundation announces $100,000 gift from the Lupient Family to the Future Northeast Athletic Field Recreation Center Minneapolis, Minn. – On Wednesday, May 6, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation announced to the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board that Barbara Lupient and the Lupient Family have made a $100,000 contribution towards the construction of.....

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