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Visit the Hennepin Energy Recovery Center (HERC) and many other venues during Doors Open Minneapolis

Did you know Hennepin Energy Recovery Center (HERC) converts Minneapolis’ trash into energy? That energy provides electricity to 25,000 homes, plus heat to Target Field and downtown buildings. HERC is just one of the many buildings that will be open during Doors Open Minneapolis (Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19), and visitors will learn how HERC works, see the waste pit and trash trucks on a live video feed in the visitor center, and discover strategies to reduce waste.

Doors Open Minneapolis is a weekend-long event that allows the public free, behind-the-scenes access to buildings in the City of Minneapolis that are architecturally, culturally, or socially significant.

Now, it's pretty much impossible to see all the available properties in those two days, so check out the full list of buildings to plan your weekend!

There are also volunteer opportunities, which will entitle you to a free Doors Open Minneapolis t-shirt and 'front of the line’ VIP access at all other venues. (The first 100 volunteers to sign up will also receive a free book: AIA Guide to the Twin Cities.) 

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