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Interesting info at the end of the article I thought was useful to share easily:
What happens to groups of homeless people who congregate in visible places for a time, and then disappear?
The encampment of mostly Native Americans at the Hi-Lake Intersection has disappeared, following a murder there on Oct. 3.
The American Indian Development Council has been able to secure funding from the State of Minnesota and Hennepin County to open a housing facility for Native Americans with substance use issues. It will be a “low barrier” facility, meaning that residents can be admitted whether or not they are sober. The South Minneapolis facility will have up to 18 beds, be culturally specific to Native Americans, and will open in November.
The opening of this facility is an important piece of the conversation around humanizing Hi-Lake: finding a place where people who need help can go. Heidi Johnson McAllister, Corcoran Neighborhood Association executive director, said, “Improvement of the Hi-Lake Intersection, to me, means that the underlying social issues are addressed as well as the physical problems of infrastructure.”
Wow, there's a heroin epidemic around here? I didn't even know.
It's part of the larger opioid epidemic. When people can't get prescription drugs anymore they go for heroin since it's cheaper and more available.
Well I'm glad to hear there is a larger project to improve that intersection and provide more resources to help the people that hang around there. During the summer I don't go through there much on foot since I'm usually riding my bike up the trail to the north to work, but in the colder months I walk over and hop on the train at Lake. I will be so glad when someday I can go in that station and not have to hold my breath/cover my nose from the stench of urine everywhere.
I will be so happy to have all of this done to have something other than empty parking lots and buildings by my house. It's going to look fantastic!
Good article, too bad there's a bunch of incorrect East/West references in it. Seems as though the author has some troubles understanding the difference! Wow...John21 wrote: ↑November 28th, 2017, 5:02 pmSchool opens in former Rainbow; senior housing, grocery store coming
For instance: "The Minnehaha Crossing project marks the first time the Wellington Group has embarked on a project to the west of Hiawatha."
Despite the cold the work on the school they a rebuilding from the back half of the old rainbow is looking great. Much more interesting facade than the square ass of a grocery store.
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