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The Bench, The Birch, and The Owl: LPNA Community Engagement Meeting 4/19

The Bench, The Birch, and The Owl: LPNA Community Engagement Meeting 4/19
Come check out the “Gathering Space” functional art project for the park on April 19th. Over 5 years ago, the neighborhood planning process identified an “artistic light project” for the park. After many conversations with MPRB staff and hours of research, we have submitted a proposal – designed  by local sculpture artist, Kyle Fokken (  Kyle has designed many outdoor projects and is very excited to create one for his own neighborhood. Below is a model of the project showing the bench and trees. The bench will have multi-levels to accommodate

different ages, abilities and uses. At night, the bench will be lit from underneath with colored LED lights. The trees will also have “eyes’ – and an owl!

Please stop in to see the model at the LPNA meeting on
Wednesday, April 19 at 7pm, meet the artist, and offer your thoughts on the project.

The concept for this project is to create an alcove for conversations and community – with an element of fun and whimsy. Something much needed these days!

The top of the bench will have cut outs of various animal textures. We’re looking for input on the textures and other aspects of the project. Please email LPNA questions and feedback if you are unable to attend Wednesday, April 19, 7pm.

NE Merger Workgroup Kick-Off April 5, 6:30pm

NE Neighborhood Merger Update
All four neighborhoods (Beltrami, NE Park, Logan Park, and St. Anthony East) all voted to pursue the merger. 

We now need to determine the next steps and how the new organization will function.  The steering committee has created four work groups: Programming/Mission, Governance, Financial, and Legal/City Requirements. 

The workgroups will kick of the first meeting on Wednesday, April 5, 6:30pm at Northeast Recreation Center.  Join us to learn more about the workgroups and find out which one best fits your interests.

The merger feedback results are now available online at

Share your stories at the March 15, 2023 LPNA Meeting!

LPNA General Meeting March 15, 2023 7pm 
In person at Logan Park Recreation Center, 690 13th St NE

Agenda: Reinaldo Moya,  Composer
Reinaldo is composing a piece inspired by Logan Park as part of Mixed Blood Theatre’s 12x12 project
Join us to provide inspiration and share your Logan Park stories!

Mixed Blood will curate and support 12 artists (e.g. playwrights,  muralists, musicians, poets, 
photographers, chefs, etc.) working in/with 12 neighborhoods in the Twin Cities Metro to create new works in/with each community, reflecting community concerns, interests, and stories. With support and partnership from organizations and groups in each location (e.g. neighborhood associations, places of worship, schools, nonprofits, etc.), each artist will directly collaborate with residents to create original artistic response.

LPNA General Meeting March 15, 2023 7pm

In person at Logan Park Recreation Center, 690 13th St NE

Agenda: Reinaldo Moya,  Composer

Reinaldo is composing a piece inspired by Logan Park as part of Mixed Blood Theatre’s 12×12 project

Join us to provide inspiration and share your Logan Park stories!

THE 12×12 PROJECT Mixed Blood will curate and support 12 artists (e.g. playwrights,  muralists, musicians, poets, photographers, chefs, etc.) working in/with 12 neighborhoods in the Twin Cities Metro to create new works in/with each community, reflecting community concerns, interests, and stories. With support and partnership from organizations and groups in each location (e.g. neighborhood associations, places of worship, schools, nonprofits, etc.), each artist will directly collaborate with residents to create original artistic response.

LPNA General Meeting February 15, 2023

LPNA General Meeting February 15, 2023 7pm Virtual Meeting
Email [email protected] for the link

Presentation from CTUL – CTUL is a worker-led organization where workers organize, educate and empower each other to fight for a voice in their workplaces and in their communities

Center for Energy and Environment “Electrify Everything” Program

Electrify Everything is a city program built by a group of teams who have come together to share ideas and promote electrification within the Twin Cities area and beyond. Science has shown the importance of replacing gas systems with electric ones for our climate, for our health, and for our wallets. Electrify Everything helps connect residents to knowledge and resources that help them understand home electrification and why it is important.  The program will provide step by step guidance so households can develop a plan to electrify their homes on a realistic timeline for their circumstances.  

The program will provide information about technical and financial resources along the electrification journey. This is the community’s push to move away from fossil fuels. Everyone should enjoy healthy, affordable and efficient homes. Moving from home appliances that burn fossil fuels like gas on site to highly efficient electric options makes it easier to breathe thanks to cleaner home air, keeps utility bills predictable and can even lower them, and gives everyone a chance to take part in the next generation of caring for our planet.

Email [email protected] with questions.

LPNA General Meeting Jan 18, 2023 7pm @ Logan Park

LPNA  Hosts Community Discussion on the Northeast Neighborhood Association Merger
LPNA is considering merging with NE Park, Beltrami and St. Anthony East neighborhood organizations. In October, presentations and discussions were held at all 4 neighborhoods. If you were unable to attend, the presentation is available here: After reviewing the presentation, please complete the online survey to provide input for the boards.

Join us Wednesday, January 18th, 7pm  at Logan Park Recreation Center for a community discussion on the neighborhood merger.

Take the survey at

Questions? Email [email protected].

Reduced Fee Tool Library Classes for Logan Park Residents

Logan Park Neighborhood Association (LPNA) has partnered with the MN Tool Library to offer reduced fee classes to Logan Park residents. 

Logan Park residents get  50% off! Use Promo Code LoganPark at checkout.

DIY Toilet Repair / February 15th /  6:30-9 PM / $10
Need some toilet tips? Join Rethos and the Minnesota Tool Library for a crash course in toilet repair. Learn how to diagnose common toilet issues and determine the best course of action. Longtime plumber & teacher Manny Manzano will demonstrate basic repairs. You’ll leave class with the confidence to tackle any flushing frustration that comes your way. Bring your questions, we’ll provide the rest!

 Simple Home Electrical / February 16th / 6:30-9 PM / $22.50
Want to change out that old light fixture? Have a light switch or outlet that doesn’t work?  Learn to make these simple electrical repairs yourself! In this hands-on class you will replace single pole and 3-way light switches, a wall outlet, a light fixture, and learn how to rewire a lamp and test electrical circuits. The class will help you confidently DIY simple electrical repairs that could cost you hundreds of dollars if you hired an electrician. Must-Have knowledge for any home-owner! No electrical experience is required.

Tools of the Trade: Electrical Testing & Measurement, It’s Electric! March 16 / 6-8pm / $15 Learn how to use testing tools like Multimeters, Voltage Detectors, Wattmeters and Component Testers to troubleshoot household repairs.

Just about everything these days has electrical components, and knowing the tools of the trade can empower you to troubleshoot and repair a whole host of things in your house!  In this workshop you’ll learn how to read a number of common electrical test tools, make sense of the various measurements, and pick the right tool for your project.

From diagnosing simple device repairs to large appliance issues, predicting your energy bill and tackling big electricity eaters, to understanding that hot mess of wiring in your wall… electrical testing and measurement tools can keep you safe and be a DIY’ers best friend. Participants will get hands-on experience using Multimeters, Voltage Detectors, Wattmeters and Component Testers to troubleshoot and explore AC powered equipment, DC and battery circuits and a variety of audio and electronic devices.  This is a beginners level class – No prior experience needed! Reserve your spot by purchasing tickets at

Get Your Security Deposit / March 18 / 3-6PM /$12.50
A mix of lecture, demonstration and hands-on experience, this class will prepare you to never lose a security deposit again. Learn the law in MN, how to read your lease, and the top culprits landlords look for that can cost you money. Then roll up your sleeves as our DIY experts show you how to make those minor fixes before you leave. Topics will include fixing blinds, deep cleaning safely, the proper way to patch those nail holes, and repairing broken screens.

Classes held at Northeast Tool Library, Thorpe Building
1620 Central Ave NE Suite #126
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413

Lights of Logan 2022 Recap

Thank you to all our volunteers and participants at the 2022 Lights of Logan Celebration!  The Armenian Dance Ensemble of MN performed traditional dances and had audience participation. LPNA provided hot chocolate, popcorn, and cookies and hosted craft activities for kids and adults. We raffled off a Faribault blanket with the LPNA logo and a Smore’s Kit.  Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who participated!

Celebrate Lights of Logan! December 11, 2022 2-4pm

Lights of Logan Celebration at the Park
Sunday December 11, 2022 2pm-4pm

Join us at the Logan Park Recreation Center for a live performance by the Armenian Dance Ensemble of MN, followed by refreshments, treats, kid activities, a free giveaway, and door prizes! Grand prize is a Fairbault blanket!

Lights of Logan Lighting Contest
Join your neighbors in lighting up the neighborhood on Sunday December 11, 2022! If you would like to be considered for judging, have your lights on by 5:00 pm. Winners will be announced in the January 2023 issue of the Logan Ledger.
Best luck to all!


Luces de Logan
EVENTO GRATUITO, el domingo 11 de diciembre, de 02:00 p. m. a 04:00 p. m., en Logan Park Recreation Center. Habrá chocolate caliente, bocadillos, actividades para niños, regalos y premios con el número de entrada.

Concurso Luces de Logan
El domingo 11 de diciembre de 2022, ¡ilumine todo el vecindario junto a sus vecinos!
Si desea concursar, encienda las luces de su casa antes de las 05:00 p. m. Se anunciará a los ganadores en la edición de enero de 2023 del Logan Ledger. ¡Les deseamos mucha suerte a todos!


Nalalka Logan
Axada Diseembar 11, 2pm-4pm Cabitaannada BILAASHKA ah ee Xarunta Baashaalka ee Logan Park. Nagalasoo qaybgal Xarunta Damaashaadka ee Logan Park oo lagu qabanaayo bandhig ay toos u samaynayaan Golaha Dheesha Dhaqanka Armenia ee Minnesota.

Bandhiga Nalka ee Nalalka Logan
Kalasoo qaybgal dariskaaga iftiiminta xaafada maalinta Axada ah Diseembar 11, 2922!
Haddii aad doonayso in gudiga lagugu daro, soo diyaarso nalalkaaga 5:00 pm. Dadka guulaysta ayaa la shaacin doonaa Janaayo 2023 marka lasoo saaro galka xisabata ee Logan. Nasiib wacan dhammaantiin!


Cov Teeb ntawm Logan
Hnub Sunday lub Kaum Ob Hlis tim 11, thaum 2 teev tsaus ntuj txog 4 teev tsaus ntuj PUB DAWB ntawm Cov Kev Lom Zem Ntawm Logan Park Recreation Center (Lub Chaw Ua Si Logan)  Koom peb nyob rau ntawm Logan Park Recreation Center rau ib qho kev ua yeeb yam hauv live los ntawm Pab Pawg Seev Cev Armenian ntawm Minnesota !

Co Teeb ntawm Kev Sib Tw Teeb Cig Hauv Logan (Logan Lighting Contest)
Koom koj cov neeg nyob koom zej koom zos nyob rau kev taws teeb rau lub zej zog nyob rau hnub Sunday lub Kaum Ob Hlis tim 11, 2022!
Yog tias koj xav kom koj raug muab tso rau kev txiav txim ces taws koj cov teeb tsis pub dhau 5:00 teev tsaus ntuj. Cov neeg muaj yeej yuav raug tshaj tawm nyob rau tsab ntawv tshaj tawm lub Ib Hlis Ntuj xyoo 2023 ntawm Phau Ntawv Teev Npe Hauv Logan (Logan Ledger). Thov kom txhua leej muaj hmoo tshaj plaws!

Logan Park Public Safety Meeting

Logan Park Public Safety Meeting
Thursday, November 3, 6pm at Logan Park

LPNA has invited Council Member Payne and representatives from the Minneapolis Police Department 2nd Precinct to a special meeting on 11/3 to address recent events on Adams Street NE.

The meeting is at 6pm, in person at the park building.

If you have questions or concerns, please attend this meeting.  

Logan Park Neighborhood Considers Merger

In the spring of 2022, Beltrami, Logan Park, Northeast Park, and St. Anthony East Neighborhood Associations created a committee to explore options for future collaboration.  With increased expectations from the city and anticipated funding decreases, our neighborhood organizations view collaboration as necessary to be sustainable and effective. 

Each neighborhood is hosting a meeting in October 2022 to share a presentation and recommendation about what a merged organization looks like. Feel free to join any meeting to learn more.

Northeast Neighbor Merger Meetings:

Thursday, October 13 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Headflyer Brewing 861 East Hennepin Ave
Hosted by Beltrami Neighborhood Council

Saturday, October 15 from 10:00 –  11:30am
Virtual Meeting (
Hosted by St. Anthony East Neighborhood Association

Wednesday, October 19 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm
At Logan Park 690 13th Ave. NE
Hosted by Logan Park Neighborhood Association

Thursday, October 20 from 6:30 – 8:00pm
Virtual Meeting (
Hosted by Northeast Park Neighborhood Association

After attending a meeting, attendees will be asked to fill out a survey to provide input on this big decision. If you are unable to attend one of these meetings, you can review the presentation and additional information at:

With your feedback each neighborhood organization will discuss whether or not to pursue merging with the other organizations by Spring 2023.

Questions? Email [email protected]

LPNA Supports Northrup King Building Development

The Logan Park Neighborhood Board of Directors submitted a letter of support for the Northrup King Building Development. View the Northrup King Building Presentation.

Northrup King Residential Subdivision Project Plans

Northrup King Residential is an adaptive reuse project of historic industrial buildings located within the intersection of the Northeast Arts District and a historic industrial corridor. The project will redevelop three vacant buildings into 84 units of affordable housing, ranging from 30% – 80% AMI, for low-income artists and their families, and 8,120 square feet of commercial space for creative businesses. Unit mix includes 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom units. Residential units will be designed with open layouts, durable surfaces, large doors, wide hallways and many with high ceilings and large windows to accommodate a variety of creative activities, all while preserving historic elements of the buildings. Units will be available to income-qualifying artists.

These buildings will require substantial renovation of windows, flooring, plumbing, electrical, heating, and elevators to be occupiable. Additional site work needs include environmental remediation, infrastructure improvements to the water and sewer utilities, and storm drainage systems for the parking lots. Project plans also include community gathering areas, outdoor programmable arts engagement, plaza and walking trails, pedestrian and bike connections, and child play areas. No new buildings will be constructed as a part of this development.

The six currently occupied buildings are home to over 300 artists, small businesses and non-profit organizations.  These buildings will be maintained as their current use. Three buildings on the northwest corner of the property are currently unoccupied. Artspace is exploring several light-industrial and creative sector uses for these buildings. Ultimately, Artspace plans to identify tenants with significant square footage needs (10,000sf+) to fully activate all floors and complement the improvements and activation elsewhere on the campus.

NKB Project

Indeed We Can Fundraiser 8/10/22!

Join us for Indeed We Can!
Indeed Brewing has once again graciously chosen one night to donate proceeds to LPNA through the Indeed We Can fundraiser program.

Indeed We Can for Logan Park
Indeed Brewery, Logan Park Minneapolis
Wednesday, August 10, 3-11pm
Bar Bingo is back! Bingo starts at 6pm.

Prizes include gift cards from:

Earl Giles Distillery
The Mill NE
MN Nice Cream
Eastside Food Co-op
Bodies by Burgoon
Ideal Diner
Craftmade Aprons

Grand Prize
Courtesy of Hillcrest Development:

2 Minnesota Twins Tickets
Twins vs Red Sox Game
August 31, 2022
Champion Club Seats + Parking

Earl Giles Support Letter and Public Hearing

Earl Giles Distillery Public Hearing

The City of Minneapolis is hosting a public meeting to gather public opinion and solicit comments regarding the application from Earl Giles Distillery ( 1325 Quincy Street) for an On-Sale Liquor, General Entertainment with Sunday sales, Off Sale Spirits  license.  If approved, they intend to operate a facility where they manufacture everything from the spirits to the syrups used to make beverages.  They will also offer food and tours of the 17,500 sq. ft. space.  Seating will be available for 225 patrons inside and 85 patrons outside. Hours of Operation are Sun 11:00am – 9:00pm, Tues-Thurs 4pm – 10pm, Fri 4pm –12am, and Sat 11am –12am.

Public Hearing Details: Tuesday, Jul 12, 20221:30 PM Business, Inspections, Housing & Zoning Committee Location: Room 317, City Hall  350 S. 5th St., Minneapolis, MN 55415. You can also submit comments to inspector Kristina Stichter at [email protected] or 612-673-2593, 505 4th Ave S, Room 220, Minneapolis MN, 55415.

At the June 1, 2022 LPNA Board meeting, the LPNA Board voted to write a letter of support for the Earl Giles Distillery on Quincy Street

Earl Giles Support Letter from the LPNA Board of Directors:

Dear CPED, 

Earl Giles Distillery is planning to open a distillery, bar, and event space during the summer of 2022. 

We support Earl Giles efforts to open their business as planned in Logan Park Neighborhood.  The Earl Giles team began communicating with Logan Park in 2019 and most recently attended the LPNA Annual meeting in May of 2022.  Earl Giles Manager and Logan Park resident,  Aja Jones, has recently joined the LPNA board.   

We acknowledge their willingness to engage the neighborhood and appreciate that their operating hours are within an appropriate range.  Earl Giles does not face any residential buildings and management expressed a commitment to noise management.

We appreciate our new partnership with Earl Giles and look forward to future opportunities to partner on Quincy and Monroe Street improvements.

Logan Park Neighborhood Association Board of Directors

June 1, 2022

LPNA General Meeting June 15, 2022 7pm via Zoom

Logan Park Neighborhood Association General Meeting, Wednesday June 15, 2022 7pm

Email [email protected] for the zoom link.

How do you use Hwy 47/University Ave. and Hwy 65/Central Ave ?

The project team is approaching a key point in MnDOT’s Hwy 47/Hwy 65 study, an effort that will create a shared community vision for improvements that are needed most on Hwy 47/University Avenue and Hwy 65/Central Avenue.

At our June meeting, the team will bring us up to speed on the study progress, discuss interim projects planned for University and Central Avenues, and answer any questions you might have. The study can be viewed online at

Take the Logan Park Equity Engagement Survey!

Take the Logan Park Equity Engagement Survey!

The Logan Park Neighborhood wants to hear from you!

We are seeking feedback to host equitable and inclusive events and activities that better meet the needs of our neighbors. If you live or work in the Logan Park Neighborhood, please consider taking the survey!

Logan Park Raffle May 14, 2022

On May 14, 2022, raffle tickets for a Ryobi Battery Powered Lawn Mower (value $250.00) may be purchased from 9am-12pm during the Logan Park Tool Swap for $5 each. (690 13th Ave NE)

Cash or Check (payable to Logan Park Neighborhood Association) only. Winner announced May 14, 2022 12pm. LPNA will contact the winner on May 14, 2022 and announce publicly. Need not be present to win. Must be 18 or older to purchase tickets and win prize.

LPNA Annual Meeting May 18, 2022 7pm

LPNA Annual Meeting, May 18, 2022 7pm

Meet us in-person at the Logan Park Pavilion
690 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis MN 55413
Bring a chair or a blanket!

In case of inclement weather, the meeting will move to Zoom.
Join our email list or follow us on Facebook for meeting updates.

Agenda: Board Elections,  Updates from Council Member Elliot Payne,
and Minneapolis Climate Action

NOTE: The public is welcome at all LPNA meetings. All meetings are accessible and requests for special accommodations at LPNA meetings may be made by contacting us no less than one week prior to the event. Please contact LPNA with specific requests.


Join the Logan Park Neighborhood Association Board of Directors!

Are you or someone you know passionate about neighborhood engagement? To nominate a neighbor or yourself, email [email protected].

Tell us why the nominee would be a great candidate for the board. Elections will be held at the annual meeting on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Nominations will be accepted up until the call for a vote. We will have 8 seats up for election with term lengths of 1, 2, or 3 years.