Once again, it's time for our midwinter tradition, the Powderhorn Art Sled Rally! This Saturday, show up with your sled and ride it down the hill - remember to bring a helmet. You can also join as a spectator to cheer on the sled-riders, admire the engineering genius of sled-makers, and soak up the color commentary. Photo credit Andrew Fahlstrom.
Dear Neighbors,
In two weeks more than 1 million visitors will arrive in our city for the SuperBowl. Some of our residents will be taking part in these SuperBowl events and others will march on the streets asking what it could mean to invest the costs of this game in the well-being of our communities.
Regardless of how you choose to participate, the bus, the trains, the streets, and trails will be very crowded. Your normal travel times and daily schedule will likely be greatly impacted. Please plan ahead and pack some snacks!
You can track all of the details relating to the SuperBowl activities on the City Website. On this site you will find resources for transportation, special parking circumstances, road closings, temporary permits, and more.
As the Chair of our City's Public Safety and Emergency Management committee, I decided to devote a large portion of our most recent committee meeting to receive updates on the City preparations for safety and security relating to the Super Bowl. You can access the entire presentation on the City of Minneapolis' YouTube channel.
See you on the other side,
The Community Connections Conference is a city-wide event hosted annually by the City of Minneapolis' Neighborhood and Community Relations Department. Join community members, non-profits, City departments, and elected officials to share ideas and develop strategies to create and impact change as a community. Featuring interactive workshops, delicious lunch, engaging speaker, and community exhibitions.

This year's conference theme is Aspire. Collaborate. Transform.

Aspire: Creating outcomes through capturing your ideas, 
and visions of what the city can become.

Collaborate: Coming together to develop strategies to achieve these outcomes.
Transform: Creating and impacting change as a community.
Saturday, February 10 
8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center
Check out the Facebook event for more info and register today!
Photo credit Antonio Hunt
The Urban Scholars program is now accepting applicants! This is a leadership and professional development internship program providing diverse students with a distinctive professional experience. Focused on essential leadership skills and creating resume-building career pathways, Urban Scholars is training the next generation of leaders.
Urban Scholars is a twelve week paid internship that includes formal leadership and professional development training. Scholars spend four days a week working on meaningful projects and related assignments alongside organizational leaders at one of our various host sites. One day a week, the scholars come together as a cohort to learn and practice skills in leadership, professional development, and public speaking.
Urban Scholars application deadline is February 18, apply online!
STEP-UP is the City of Minneapolis' internship program for young adults ages 14 to 21. Each year, STEP-UP recruits, trains, and places more than 1,600 Minneapolis youth in meaningful paid internships with over 220 top Twin Cities businesses, public agencies and nonprofits.
STEP-UP application deadline is February 16, apply online!
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Alondra Cano represents the Ninth Ward on the Minneapolis City Council. The Ninth Ward consists of the Central, Corcoran, East Phillips, Midtown Phillips, and Powderhorn Park neighborhoods along with a sliver of Longfellow. Our diverse and vibrant communities boast beautiful parks, a number of thriving small business corridors, the Midtown Exchange, world class hospitals, and an informed and engaged community of changemakers, artists, and activists.
This course is open to everyone and will teach you the signs and symptoms of an opiate overdose and how to administer Naloxone. Hosted by the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe's Twin Cities office and the Mn Indian Women's Resource Center.
Wednesday, January 24
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
MIWRC, 2300 15th Ave. S.
The PolyMet Corporation has proposed to dig the first sulfide mine in Minnesota, threatening the Lake Superior Watershed and communities along the St. Louis River. Come to learn about the latest updates and how to get involved with Jane Reyer, legal expert and Advocacy Director at Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness.
Tuesday, January 30 
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Southdale Public Library, Edina


ICE arrests are up by more than 70% in the last year, and ICE has recently proposed opening a new detention facility in Minnesota. Join Jewish Community Action as they re-launch their criminal justice and immigration campaigns. 
Thursday, February 15
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sabes Jewish Community Center
Council Member Alondra Cano publishes a monthly newsletter focusing on the work we are doing to address crime and increase safety in our Ward. Check out the latest issue online and click here to sign up!
The City of Minneapolis is hiring for multiple positions including a housing policy coordinator and a program assistant in Neighborhood and Community Relations.
Call (612) 673-2209
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