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.
In a corner space 84 feet beneath Andersen Library lies the University of Minnesota’s LGBT studies archival collection, the recent recipient of a national diversity award.
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.