The Victory neighborhood is located within the Camden community of Minneapolis. It is bordered by the Humboldt Industrial Area on the north, Penn Avenue on the east, Dowling Avenue on the south, the town of Robbinsdale on the west. Victory Memorial Parkway, from which the neighborhood takes its name, runs through the neighborhood and forms part of the western border; the Victory neighborhood was once home to the many factory and mill workers of north Minneapolis in the early 20th century. After World War I, the city named Victory Memorial Parkway and built upon it a memorial to all local soldiers who died in the World Wars; the Parkway, in addition to serving as a living memorial, has become a center of affluence and culture in North Minneapolis. By contrast with many of the surrounding neighborhoods, Victory residents enjoy a low crime rate and a higher standard of living. Media related to Victory, Minneapolis at Wikimedia Commons Minneapolis Neighborhood Profile - Victory
North Loop, Minneapolis
The North Loop is a neighborhood of the Central community of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The neighborhood is known as the Warehouse District from the city's shipping hub years, it includes the Minneapolis Warehouse Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The North Loop is located just northwest of the central business district between downtown Minneapolis and the Mississippi River. Streets in the North Loop are oriented to be parallel to the river, which means that they run at a 45-degree angle relative to the grid of the rest of the city. Although the extent of the neighborhood technically extends further to the south, the main residential and commercial area of the North Loop is a rectangle bounded by Hennepin Avenue, Plymouth Avenue, the elevated 4th street freeway entrance/exit in the southwest, the Mississippi River in the northeast. Washington Avenue is the main thoroughfare through the neighborhood; the James I. Rice Park, in the northeast portion of the neighborhood along the river, is popular with residents during the summer months.
The bike trail and West River Parkway that runs through the park are part of the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway. The park added a playground in 2010 located. For most of its history, the North Loop was an industrial area, it was home to numerous warehouses and factories. Much of the warehouse district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places; the warehouses that characterize the district are six to eight stories high, about 62 structures on seven square blocks contribute to the district. The predominant form of design is the Chicago Commercial style, but many other styles were built, including Italianate, Queen Anne style, Richardsonian Romanesque, Classical Revival, early 20th century commercial styles; the warehouse district was in turn associated with the railroad transportation network, under development at the time, which connected Minneapolis with the rest of the Midwest and the rest of the country. These warehouses were used for storage of goods related to milling and manufacturing.
The nomination for the National Register of Historic Places states that the district, as a whole, comprises a cohesive district of buildings with a common physical appearance, as well as a common age and original use. In the 1980s, the Warehouse district was the epicenter of the Minneapolis art scene until the area's buildings became more commercially desirable in the 1990s. At its peak, the Wyman Building, 400 First Avenue North, was home to more than twenty contemporary art galleries. No Name Gallery was located in the eastern part of the neighborhood, before it moved out of the district and became the Soap Factory. While some industrial tenants remain, many of the old factories and warehouses have been converted to commercial space or loft condominiums and apartments; the area still retains some feel of its industrial past, as many newer buildings have attempted to replicate the style of the old warehouses. Since the mid-1990s, when the gentrification of the neighborhood accelerated, thousands of people have moved into the North Loop.
The neighborhood is popular with people who work in downtown Minneapolis, whose proximity allows residents to walk, bike, or take a short bus or METRO ride to work. Coffee shops, bars, art galleries, small retail stores have moved into the neighborhood in recent years; the Tony-award-winning Theatre de la Jeune Lune and the Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art, a prominent artist cooperative and gallery space, are located in the eastern part of the neighborhood. The largest employer is the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, located at the southwest end of the Hennepin Avenue Bridge. In September 2006, the North Loop Neighborhood Association received funding to build a dog park for North Loop residents. A temporary dog park has been built on 7th Ave. Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins, opened in 2010, is on the southwest edge of the neighborhood. Plans call for the construction of condominiums and apartments for several thousand new residents near the stadium; the area is served by Target Field, the new terminus for the Northstar Commuter Rail, Metro Transit Blue and future light rail lines.
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Downtown East, Minneapolis
Downtown East is an official neighborhood in Minneapolis, United States part of the larger Central community. Its boundaries are the Mississippi River to the north, Interstate 35W to the east, 5th Street South to the south, Portland Avenue to the west, it is bounded by the Downtown West, Elliot Park, Cedar-Riverside neighborhoods. The Marcy-Holmes neighborhood is on the other side of the river, but there is no direct automobile connection between the two neighborhoods. There is a bicycle connection via the Stone Arch Bridge. Downtown East was home to the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, where the Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Gophers have all played home games; as of 2009, the Minnesota Golden Gophers moved into the new TCF Bank Stadium on the University of Minnesota Campus. Additionally, the Minnesota Twins moved into new Target Field at the start of the 2010 season. In 2016, U. S. Bank Stadium opened on the Metrodome's former site. Within Downtown East is the Mill District, which contains a number of former industrial properties left over from the days when Minneapolis was the flour milling capital of the world.
Many old mills and factories are being converted to housing, bringing a residential population to a neighborhood that beforehand didn't have many residents. The neighborhood is home to the Mill City Museum, Mill Ruins Park, the new Guthrie Theater complex, which abandoned its old location near Loring Park during the summer of 2006; the neighborhood is served by U. S. Bank Stadium Station of the METRO light rail system. Minneapolis Neighborhood Profile - Downtown East 7th Ward, City of Minneapolis Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association
Lind-Bohanon is a northern neighborhood within the Camden community in Minneapolis. The neighborhood's southern boundary is the Canadian Pacific Webber Parkway. Humboldt Avenue North and Shingle Creek, Minneapolis marks its border to the west, its eastern boundary runs from north to south as follows: along the Mississippi River from 53rd Avenue North to 48th Avenue North, along Lyndale Avenue North from 48th Avenue to the Canadian Pacific Railway. 53rd Avenue North and Brooklyn Center, MN border Lind-Bohanon to the north. Centered in Lind-Bohanon is Bohanon Park; the North Mississippi Regional Park is a Minneapolis Recreation Park. It lies along the western bank of the Mississippi River connecting Lind-Bohanon to the trails and paths of the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway and Anoka County parks and trails; the NMRP is home to the Carl Kroening Interpretive Center where naturalists give tours about the history and current state of the Mississippi River. The Humboldt Greenway is a neighborhood revitalization program on Lind-Bohanon's western border.
More than 200 World War II houses and local businesses were razed and replaced with newer single family homes, multifamily townhomes, Shingle Creek Commons apartments for seniors and Kingsley Commons apartments for persons with MS. Media related to Lind-Bohanon, Minneapolis at Wikimedia Commons Minneapolis Neighborhood Profile - Lind-Bohanon Lind-Bohanon Neighborhood Association
Loring Park, on the southwest corner of downtown Minneapolis, is the largest park in the Central Community of Minneapolis, Minnesota. It lends its name to the surrounding neighborhood. Loring Park hosts several annual events including the Twin Cities Pride Festival and the Loring Park Artists' Festival; the park contains a small lake and paths for biking. Named Central Park, it was renamed in honor of Charles M. Loring, known as the "Father of Minneapolis Parks." The park is the site of various cultural and political events. It features a playground and walking paths, public art, a fishing pier, it displays two well-known pieces of public art: the "Dandelion Fountain," a 1975 gift of Parks Commissioner Ben Berger, a statue of Norwegian composer Ole Bull. Loring Park was established in 1883 after the passage of the Park Act, which first created the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board; the park was first named Central Park. In 1890 the park was renamed again in honor of Charles Morgridge Loring, the first president of the park board in Minneapolis.
Loring Park was purchased by the Minnesota Public Parks board on April 28, 1883. The land was contained 30 acres of land. A few more pieces of land were added to the park for a total cost of $350,000; this was the first plot of land, purchased by the Minnesota Public Parks board. Shortly after purchasing the land, the Minneapolis Public Parks board hired George Brakett and Horace Cleveland to design the park and to drain the bog in the lake, they used plants. They decided at this time to make the park pedestrian only. In 1906 the first permanent building in any Minneapolis park was constructed in Loring Park; the heated two-story shelter was donated by Charles Loring and was used as a warming house, recreation center and kindergarten. In 1960, the park renovated the shelter to be used as a space for senior programs, it was the first Minneapolis park to provide senior activities. Loring Park was the first park in Minnesota to have electric lights; the lights were installed in fall of 1884 to be used to illuminate the pond during winter skating season.
In 1916 the local General Mills Company provided the park with 91 electric lights. Loring Park was the center of the case Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board; this lawsuit was between the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and Brian Johnson over First Amendment rights. The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled that MSRB can not ban non-commercial material distribution in the park unless the material violates the law. Loring Park is the venue for various annual events; the Twin Cities Pride Festival and the Loring Park Artists' Festival are some of the more famous events. Loring Park's location directly across from the Walker Art Museum makes it a fitting venue for the annual Loring Park Artists' Festival and a series of smaller artist gatherings. Starting in summer 2014, Chipotle has held their Cultivate free music and culinary festival in Loring Park; the 2014 lineup included Portugal. The Man, The Mowgli's, Grouplove. Walk the Moon, Atlas Genius, X Ambassadors, Anderson East, Hippo Campus were all slotted to appear at the 2015 festival.
Andrew Zimmern and Richard Blais attended the event, a part of the festival's gratuitous "Chef Demos."In addition, Loring Park is home to the annual "Winterfest at Loring Park," which in 2016 included horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday crafts and the local Kairos Dance Company. It is hosted by the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board; the official boundaries of the neighborhood are Lyndale Avenue to the west, Interstate 394 to the north, 12th Street to the northeast, Highway 65 to the east, Interstate 94 to the south. Notable buildings near Loring Park include the Walker Art Center,430 Oak Grove, Basilica of St. Mary, St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Minneapolis Convention Center, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden; the park is surrounded by apartment buildings, many dating from the early 1900s, although recent construction in the area has brought many new town homes and condominiums to the area. Loring Park is locally known for its diverse social environment and as a nexus for many arts and cultural events, boasting over 300 businesses and institutions.
The Loring Park District, according to its official site, offers the "quintessential urban lifestyle," a blend of "condominium and apartment living." The philosophy of the district is one of coalescence: it seeks to mix the old with the new, desiring to become quaint and charming through its combining of the modern with the "historic brownstone." Loring Park is mentioned extensively by Craig Finn by the name "Penetration Park" in songs by his bands Lifter Puller and Hold Steady. Portions of the television series Man v. Food's first-season finale were filmed in Loring Park. Minneapolis Neighborhood Profile - Loring Park Citizens for a Loring Park Community Loring Business Association
Neighborhoods of Minneapolis
The city of Minneapolis, Minnesota is defined by the Minneapolis City Council as divided into eleven communities, each containing multiple official neighborhoods. Informally, there are city areas with colloquial labels. Residents may group themselves by their city street suffixes, Northeast, South and Southwest; the City Council, made up of one representative from each of the city's 13 wards, has legislative authority to define neighborhood boundaries. Community and neighborhood boundaries are not the same as the Ward boundaries, which are adjusted after each decennial census. Common conceptions of Minneapolis neighborhoods do not always align with official city maps since much of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area's population now lives outside of the two major cities. Twin Cities residents and visitors use generalized names based on geography, such as "North Minneapolis." What most people would consider North Minneapolis is a combination of the Near North and Camden communities, each of, made up of several neighborhoods.
The local community defines several general areas based on the directional suffixes added to streets in the city. These city areas do not correlate with official community or neighborhood definitions. Downtown Minneapolis refers to the street grid area aligned on a diagonal with the Mississippi River bend, as opposed to the true north-south grid orientation; the area north of downtown on the west bank of the Mississippi River is considered North Minneapolis. The part of Minneapolis on the east bank of the Mississippi River is divided by East Hennepin Avenue into Northeast and Southeast aligned with the communities of Northeast and University, respectively; the entire area south of downtown is referred to as South Minneapolis. The westerly portion surrounding the city's famed Chain of Lakes is loosely labeled Southwest Minneapolis, bounded on the east by I-35W and on the north by 36th St W, which extends west from Bde Maka Ska to the city limits. Minneapolis consists of 11 communities, each of which are subdivided into anywhere between 4 and 13 neighborhoods.
The official neighborhoods have a variety of origins. The division of the city into official neighborhoods and communities occurred as part of the Neighborhood Revitalization Program in the early 1990s, they remain associated with this community-based funding program, are used for statistical purposes. For purposes of the NRP, some of the 81 official neighborhoods have combined forces, leading to a total of 67 NRP Neighborhood action plans. Neighborhoods defined themselves around schools and commercial hubs, many trace neighborhood identity back into community organizations formed in the early part of the 20th century; the oldest, the Prospect Park East River Road Association formed in 1901 to oppose city plans to level Tower Hill. In other neighborhoods, the current official neighborhood association was formed in the 1970s and 1980s. Many of the major business districts of the city sit on major thoroughfares, since these thoroughfares form the boundaries of official neighborhoods, local identity may not correspond with these official neighborhoods.
Lake Street, running the entire width of the city in south Minneapolis is a string of commercial districts which includes Uptown, Lyn-Lake and Midtown, while forming the border of 12 neighborhoods. Other streets with similar linking and bordering qualities include Nicollet Avenue, stringing together Nicollet Mall, Eat Street south of Franklin Avenue, smaller districts south of Lake Street. Uptown is the most well-known business district in Minneapolis besides downtown, centered at the intersection of West Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue, but it is not recognized as it includes parts of four neighborhoods: CARAG, ECCO, East Isles, Lowry Hill East; the Uptown Business Association is focused on the area within a few blocks of Lake and Hennepin, but the "Uptown" identity can stretch as far north as Franklin Avenue, as far east as Lyndale Avenue, where it now merges into Lyn-Lake. Eat Street is the newest of Minneapolis's commercial district, formed in the late 1990s to promote the international variety of restaurants along Nicollet Avenue South within three blocks of 26th Street.
Nicollet was the "Main Street" of the Whittier neighborhood, but was cut off from Lake Street by construction of a K-Mart. The named district was an effort to give the neighborhood a fresh identity; the Old St. Anthony district known as Northeast, straddles the neighborhoods of Marcy-Holmes, Nicollet Island/East Bank, both of which are part of the University community, rather than Northeast, it was the downtown for the city of St. Anthony before it joined Minneapolis in 1872. Dinkytown is the coined name for an area just north of the University of Minnesota within the official Marcy-Holmes neighborhood populated by students. A row of historic fraternity houses along University Avenue is referred to as "fraternity row."
Hennepin County, Minnesota
Hennepin County is a county in the U. S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 census the population was 1,152,425, it is the 35th-most populous county in the United States. Its county seat is the state's most populous city; the county is named in honor of the 17th-century explorer Father Louis Hennepin. Hennepin County is included in the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area; the center of population of Minnesota is in the city of Minneapolis. Hennepin County was created in 1852 by the Minnesota Territorial Legislature. Father Louis Hennepin's name was chosen because he named St. Anthony Falls and recorded some of the earliest accounts of the area for the Western world. Hennepin County's early history is linked to the establishment of the cities of Minneapolis and St. Anthony; the history of Hennepin County is cataloged at the Hennepin History Museum, located in Minneapolis. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 607 square miles, of which 554 square miles is land and 53 square miles is water.
Hennepin is one of 17 Minnesota counties with more savanna soils than either prairie or forest soils, is one of only two Minnesota counties with more than 75% of its area in savanna soils. The highest waterfall on the Mississippi River, the Saint Anthony Falls is in Hennepin County next to downtown Minneapolis, but in the 19th century, the falls were converted to a series of dams. Barges and boats now pass through locks to move between the parts of the river above and below the dams. Anoka County Ramsey County Dakota County Scott County Carver County Wright County Sherburne County Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Mississippi National River and Recreation Area As of the 2010 Census, there were 1,152,425 people, 475,913 households, 272,885 families residing in the county; the racial makeup of the county was 74.4% White, 11.8% Black or African American, 0.9% Native American, 6.2% Asian, 3.4% from other races, 3.2% from two or more races. 6.7% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
According to the 2010–2015 American Community Survey, the largest ancestry groups were German, Norwegian and Swedish. At the 2000 Census, there were 1,116,200 people, 456,129 households, 267,291 families residing in the county; the population density was 774/km². There were 468,824 housing units at an average density of 325/km²; the racial makeup of the county was 80.53% White, 8.95% Black or African American, 1.00% Native American, 4.80% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 2.06% from other races, 2.60% from two or more races. 4.07% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 456,129 households out of which 28.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.30% were married couples living together, 9.90% had a female householder with no husband present, 41.40% were non-families. 31.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.40% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.07. In the county 24.00% of the population was under the age of 18, 9.70% was between 18 and 24, 33.70% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, 11.00% were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 97.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.70 males. The median income for a household in the county was $51,711, the median income for a family was $65,985 Accounting for inflation, these figures rise again to $76,202.87 for individuals, $92,353.46 for households, adjusted for 2014 dollars. Males had a median income of $42,466 versus $32,400 for females; the per capita income for the county was $28,789. About 5.00% of families and 8.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.50% of those under age 18 and 5.90% of those age 65 or over. Hennepin County is the wealthiest county in Minnesota and one of the 100 highest-income counties in the United States. Besides English, languages with significant numbers of speakers in Hennepin County include Arabic, Khmer, Russian, Somali and Vietnamese. Like all counties in Minnesota, Hennepin is governed by an elected and nonpartisan board of commissioners.
In Minnesota, county commissions have five members, but Hennepin, Dakota, Anoka and St Louis counties have seven members. Each commissioner represents a district of equal population. In Hennepin the county commission appoints the medical examiner, county auditor-treasurer and county recorder; the sheriff and county attorney are elected on a nonpartisan ticket. The county government's headquarters are in downtown Minneapolis in the Hennepin County Government Center; the county oversees the Hennepin County Library system, Hennepin County Medical Center. The county commission elects a chair. Commissioners as of January 7, 2019 Hennepin County's normal operations are coordinated by the County Administrator David Hough, Deputy County Administrator for Health and Human Services Jennifer DeCubellis, Assistant County Administrator for Operations Chester Cooper, Acting Assistant County Administrator for Public Works Chris Sagsveen, Assistant County Administrator for Public Safety Mark Thompson. Under Administrator H