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Public Invited to Weigh in on Lake Nokomis Master Plan

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Big changes are coming to Minneapolis’ Lake Nokomis in the future, and community members still have time to weigh in.

A Community Advisory Committee is making recommendations on the Nokomis-Hiawatha Regional Park Master Plan, which includes about 660 acres of land surrounding Lake Nokomis and Hiawatha.

FEMA Officials Assess Flood Damage in Hennepin, Carver Counties

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Crews from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are back in Minnesota to survey more of the damage from the recent flooding.

Officials from FEMA and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety will look at 15 counties: Blue Earth, Brown, Carver, Chippewa, Dakota, Freeborn, Hennepin, Martin, Murray, Nicollet, Pipestone, Ramsey, Scott, Sibley and Steele.

Open House Discusses Projects at French Regional Park in Plymouth

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Wednesday is your chance to get a closer look at a major makeover at a popular park.

An open house will be held to talk about construction at French Regional Park in Plymouth.

Open House Discusses Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park Plan

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Minneapolis residents on Tuesday have a chance to weigh in on changes to the Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park.

The park runs along the river between Plymouth Avenue and Interstate 35W, and the project will impact several Minneapolis neighborhoods.

Mpls. Park Board Looks to Update Lake Nokomis, Hosts Public Meeting

Big crowds flocked to metro lakes Monday, both in the water and on the beaches. 

At Lake Nokomis in South Minneapolis, 1.3 million people visit each year. Now the Minneapolis Park Board wants to make some major improvements to the Lake Nokomis and Lake Hiawatha areas, by creating a master plan and they want the public to weigh in on the changes.

Mpls. City Council Committee to Review Target Center Renovation Designs

The new designs for the Target Center renovation will be reviewed by a Minneapolis City Council committee on Monday.

If the Ways and Means Committee approves the designs, the full council will vote on the contract Friday.

Initial renderings of what a renovated Target Center will soon look like were released last week during a Minneapolis City Council committee meeting.

'Parklets' Coming to Minneapolis

Minneapolis is getting more parks, but they won't be in the form of green space like you might be used to.

Instead, the city is going to see an increase in parklets, or pocket parks. They're miniature parks about the size of just a couple of parking spaces, part of a new pilot project launched by the city.