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Covering life, work, and play in the Historic Mill District and Downtown Minneapolis Riverfront neighborhoods. Have an opinion, local news or events to share?  Contact us.


Video - A Downtown Minneapolis Riverwalk Inspired by the Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership

A walk from the West Bank of the Downtown Minneapolis Riverfront, across the Stone Arch Bridge, through Father Hennepin Park, along Historic Main Street, and down on the East Bank of the Minneapolis Riverfront.

Our walk was inspired by a hike we attended in the winter of 2010 guided by Cordelia Pierson of the Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership. Support MRP - - and the Minneapolis Riverfront.

Downtown Ducks - Downtown Minneapolis River Walk


Periscope Featured in Star Trib Article

Periscope, a Mill District business located on Washington Avenue South across from Aloft, was featured in the December 26 print edition of the Star Trib.  Click here for the story.

With the relentless economic bad news and negative spins we are fed a daily basis, this positive article was a much needed breath of fresh air.

Periscope Mural


Blanket and Linen Drive at People Serving People

From People Serving People:

Where do I bring blankets and linens?
Please bring clean used or new blankets and linens to our shelter at 614 3rd Street South, Minneapolis, MN 55415. You can drop linens off at any time in the blue “Clothing donations” bin in our parking lot, or bring donations to the loading dock and ring the bell to the garage door.

What is needed specifically?

  • ·         Twin Fitted and Flat Sheets
  • ·         Double Fitted and Flat Sheets
  • ·         Pillow Cases
  • ·         Quilts
  • ·         Heavy blankets

Can I get a receipt for my donations?
If you ring the red door bell at the loading dock, you can get a receipt for your donations from our loading dock area. If you bring your donations during business hours, you may get a receipt for your donation from the security desk in our building right when you walk in.

I have a question – who can I ask?
Email Lauren at if you have further questions.


News - Mill City Farmers Market 2012 Dates Set

The Mill City Farmers Market 2012 will run from May 12 through October 27, 2012 according to the vendor application on the MCFM website.


Thank You, Mill City Commons, for Your Generosity! 

Mill City Commons Members were very generous in their response to the Fourth Annual Turkey, Dressings & Extra Helpings food and clothing drive organized by MCC members Delia and Tyrone Bujold, Barbara Goldner and Linda Willette.

- Members donated a car full of clothes to People Serving People, including job interview and cold weather clothing.

- Five bags of gifts were delivered to Exodus House and Mary's Place at Sharing and Caring Hands.

- Over $2200 in financial donations to purchase food for holiday dinners for 50 families in North Minneapolis.

The food was delivered to Ascension School where Principal Dorwatha Woods had identified 50 families with the most need. Woods told the volunteers "Your choices and generosity will help the families in many ways -- they will live off this food for a week. These children come from low income families, many of whom count on the school lunch program. Over the holidays, it's difficult for families to provide three meals a day." Ms. Wood also shared that she received a note from one of the mothers who said "Woohoo!" It was the largest pork shoulder roast she'd ever seen -- it would provide her family with multiple meals.

Photos courtesy of Linnea Tweed, Executive Director of Mill City Commons:

MCC members Delia and Tyrone getting into their vehicle after meeting five other drivers with 13 volunteers.

Meeting Rainbow Foods manager Jeff Hamm.

One of the Rainbow Foods team helping with the five rolling carts of food.

Loading up the SUV's and unloading at Ascension School in North Minneapolis.

A job well done!

Visit Mill City Commons on the web at to find out how to get involved in future projects.


West River Parkway Near Washington Avenue Bridge Closed December 22-23

West River Parkway, from 22nd Avenue South to 4th Street South, will be closed from 7am-6pm Thursday, December 22, and Friday, December 23.

The closure is needed to safely remove the north side of the Washington Avenue Bridge deck as part of the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit Project.  Traffic will be detoured to 19th Avenue South during the closure.