Maraya King


Most used pedestrian bridge in Minnesota set to be rebuilt

A heavily used pedestrian bridge that spans I-35W in the Marcy Holmes neighborhood is set to receive a much needed change. State officials will rebuild the Fifth Street Bridge, a popular trail for residents and University of Minnesota students alike, with federal money amid community safety and structural concerns.

Two Minneapolis groups get federal funding to fight radicalization

Two Minnesota groups are receiving more than $700,000 in federal funds to fight radicalization with community efforts that have left many divided. Heartland Democracy and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s office were part of 26 community outreach programs and law enforcement organizations chosen to get money from the U.S.

Prospect Park works on new garden

The University of Minnesota’s Prospect Park neighborhood is moving through its goal to modernize its drearier side with community gardening. A new hanging garden — part of a larger neighborhood effort to be greener — will enhance an area parking ramp’s appearance while making it more environmentally friendly.

West Bank organization works to improve early childhood education

A Cedar Riverside neighborhood organization has tried to jump-start childhood education with a grant it received last year. Since it received $68,000 grant from the Bush Foundation in June 2016, the Cedar Riverside Neighborhood Revitalization Program has made headway to raise awareness and identify priorities for early childhood education programs in the West Bank neighborhood.

Large-scale renovation finally comes to Southeast Library

The underdog of Hennepin County libraries is set to receive a $12 million makeover. The Southeast Library, on the corner of Fourth Street and 13th Avenue, is set to receive a much-needed makeover nine years after renovation conversations started and 11 years after it was briefly shuttered due to funding issues.

Marcy bike lane stirs controversy between bikers and commuters

More than six years since its original proposal, a new bike lane in Marcy-Holmes will finally be realized — but not without some community opposition. While many students and renters in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood welcomed the construction of a bike lane on Eighth Street Southeast, some long-term area residents raised parking and convenience concerns to argue against it.