2018 Year in Review

January 15, 2019 by Tom Evers

With 2019 promising to be a year of impact and achievement, we’re taking a look back at the milestones in 2018 that helped us get here. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we’ve raised more than $20 million since 2005 for transformative parks, an accomplishment accelerated in 2018, one of the most successful fundraising.....

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Part Mona Lisa, part dinosaur, all heart – Minne the Lake Creature captivated Minneapolis

March 15, 2018 by Janette Law

Just over eight years ago, the launch of a unique public art experience touched the lives of countless people in Minneapolis parks – the charming sculpture officially titled “ _[  ” and also known affectionately as Minne the Lake Creature. Minne was a magical addition to people’s experience of the Minneapolis park system and our.....

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This Sat, June 11: It’s Minne mania and a treasure hunt. Find us at Get Outdoors Day!

June 9, 2016 by Janette Law

MPF is hitting Get Outdoors Day this Saturday, June 11,  at Powderhorn Park, 12 noon to 4pm. This is an awesome free family event co-hosted by some of the most dedicated and knowledgeable outdoor groups in town – Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, Minnesota DNR, National Park Service, US Fish & Wildlife Service and REI......

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News Release: Join us for a summer 2016 “Minne vacation”!

June 6, 2016 by Janette Law

Popular floating sculpture will take off this summer as go-anywhere printable in #MinneVacation social media campaign Minneapolis, Minn. – With the passing of Memorial Day it’s unofficially summer in Minnesota, and like thousands of Minneapolitans, Minne the Lake Creature (named _[ by her creator, Cameron Gainer) is taking a well-deserved holiday. For the first time.....

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Minne Update: Safe and sound, in need of repair

July 24, 2015 by Janette Law

_[ (Minne the Lake Creature) is doing well. Like you, we were deeply concerned about the condition of the sculpture after learning about how she was being treated during her short stay in Lake Calhoun. (Read the press release.) We removed Minne from the situation as soon as we could. We know that Minne‘s departure.....

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Minne the Lake Creature Makes Early Exit from Lake Calhoun

July 22, 2015 by Janette Law

Thank you for supporting Minne! _[ (Minne the Lake Creature) is made possible by contributions to the Minneapolis Parks Foundation. Please help us keep her ship-shape and bring her back in 2016! Thank you! Donate to Minne’s Fund NEWS RELEASE Minneapolis Parks will conduct routine inspection for aquatic invasive species before the sculpture goes to.....

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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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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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The People Have Spoken on Where Minne’s Floatin’!

June 4, 2014 by Janette Law

Powderhorn Lake wins second annual Facebook poll _[_ (aka, Minne the Lake Creature) swims in today and stays through August The Mona Lisa of Minneapolis lakes will grace Powderhorn Park this summer, beginning Wednesday, June 4. Fans of _[_ (aka, Minne the Lake the Creature) and friends of the Minneapolis Parks Foundation chose the South.....

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Minne at Lake Nokomis

Minne Says Goodbye to Lake Nokomis, Tuesday, October 8

October 1, 2013 by Julie Wedig

Cooler weather and changing leaves mean another magical summer has gone by and it’s time for our beloved Minne to float into hibernation. She will be departing the morning of Tuesday, October 8. All season she has kept a careful watch over Cedar Avenue at the lagoon on Lake Nokomis. Thanks to everyone who came.....

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