Lyndale Pictures

Lyndale at the Heart Walk

The Bassais Family at the Heart Walk

Dia Del Nino

Pepina showing off her dance moves with Mariachi Estrella

Litter Outta Lyndale

Cleaning up the Blaisdell Rain Garden

Board Thank You Calls

LNA Board Members Eric, Melissa, and Natasha make thank you calls and invite people to the Open House

February General Membership Meeting

It was one of the best attended General Membership meetings in years

La Posada Poster

Love Lyndale

November General Membership

Taylor thanks Council Member Tuthill and the 10th Ward Team

Curiosities of Lyndale

How to set up a shelf

Curiosities of Lyndale

Freshly installed boxes at Nicollet and 36th

Fish Fest 2013

Lula and the dancing bear

Fish Fest 2013

Steve waiting for the water balloons

Walk-A-Thon Kick Off

Folks gathered for a BBQ to kick off this year's Walk-A-Thon

Litter "outta" Lyndale

Saturday was cold, but we still picked up a ton of trash!

2013 Lyndale Open House

The Taste of Lyndale Was a Big Success

2012 Community Service Award

Richelle presents Teen Challenge with their Community Serivce Award

January General Membership

Rep Susan Allen discusses the upcoming legislative session

LNA Holiday Greeting

Lyndale Women's Leadership Program

Lyndale Women's Leadership Program Cohort visits City Hall

Live Nicollet Bus Front

On the road with Live Nicolet

La Posada (2011)

A dancer from Mexico Lindo

Museum in the Streets

Joyce Wisdom at Kick-off Event

Live Nicollet

Martha, Lisa, and Holly working on the garden at the Lyndale Community Center

Live Nicollet

Alex, the owner of Fresh Cuts outside his shop

Pats Tap Block Party

Scott, Shannon, and Holly hanging out at the Live Nicollet booth

Eating for Art

Join us for Eating for Art this year on Thursday, September 20th

Live Nicollet Feature on Goda Cafe

Moussa Doualeh, owner of Goda Café at 3400 Nicollet Ave. in the Lyndale Neighborhood, learned to cook watching his father in Somalia.

Pat's Tap Block Party Poster

Pat's Tap Block Party Poster

Live Nicollet Banner

Live Nicollet Banner

Live Nicollet

Ed and Sam at Variety Beauty Supply

Live Nicollet

Jerry (Corporate Incentives), Mary (El Paraiso), and Dan (Butter) at the July LNBA Happy Hour

Live Nicollet

Joseph G at Alem Chiropractor

Curiosities of Lyndale

Curiosities of Lyndale

Pats Tap

A salad at Pats Tap

Pats Tap Bar

The bar at Pat's Tap

Pats Tap

Pats Tap Skee Ball

Star Kuts Barbershop

Star Kuts Barbershop Sign

Businesses at Lake & Nicollet

Support businesses at Lake & Nicollet

Goda Cafe

Goda Cafe Sign

B-Squad Vintage

B-Squad Vintage Sign

Honeycomb Salon

Honeycomb Salon

B-Squad Vintage

Front of B-Squad Vintage

Live Nicollet

Sign Up For Live Nicollet Today

Curiosities of Lyndale

A mock for the Curiosities of Lyndale Project

First Layer of Pavement

The first new layer of pavement in over 50 years on the new Nicollet Avenue

Lyndale's Environement Committee

Cleaning up the Blaisdell Rain Garden as Part of St. Olaf's Day of Service

Twin City Tattoo

Erik, Jessica, and Mike

2011 Fish Fest

A scene from the 2011 Fish Fest

Passport to Lyndale

Passport to Lyndale

Passport to Lyndale

Join us on March 22nd for the Lyndale Open House

Lyndale Community Center

Lyndale Community Center (3537 Nicollet Avenue)

Horn Towers Puppet Show

Puppet Show at Horn Towers


Salsaabrosa regularly appears at LNA's La Posada

2011 Lyndale Community Service Award Winners

John Meegan and Jeannie Wiener recieve their 2011 Lyndale Community Service Awards

Neighborhood News

Over the past six months a group of LNA Board and staff members have been working to improve the neighborhood’s General Membership Meetings.  The General Membership Meetings are the neighborhood’s monthly community meetings that usually consist of discussions of neighborhood issues, City of Minneapolis policy issues, conversations with elected officials, and what LNA is working on.

The purpose of the meetings is to make sure there is a place for community members to come together to discuss what’s happening in the neighborhood and that there is a place for them to be involved in their neighborhood’s decision making process.

When talking about growing up in a small town in Western North Dakota, Volunteer Committee member Ann Leitel says, “I was not cool because I didn’t rodeo.  I wore jelly shoes and didn’t have a belt buckle associated with barrel roping.” This is one of Ann’s great skills, painting a picture with a few statements; with this one statement I could see Ann in the 80’s rocking her jellies out in ranch country.   

The 2014 LNA Bike Patrol, started out very “wet” this year.  It seemed like it rained every day in the month of June.  Myself and Sgt. James Jensen were able to ride a few nights.  I believe I have been a participant in this program since 2001.  Every summer, I am fortunate to meet new people in the neighborhood and to reconnect with those I have known for years.

The first agenda item was a discussion regarding the increase in administration fees that the Center for Energy and the Environment (CEE) is asking for administration of the loan programs. CEE send a letter to the 42 neighborhoods it services in June telling them there would be an annual $5,000 flat fee to service their loan contracts.  The fee is per contract, LNA currently has two contracts with them, and the $5,000 fee is the same regardless of how many loans a neighborhood closes.


The Lyndale Neighborhood Association’s ESL Program serves English Language Students in Lyndale and the surrounding neighborhoods.  The purpose of the program is to provide high-quality English instruction and to help students become more connected to their community.

ESL Teachers are responsible for leading one of Lyndale’s ESL classes.  LNA currently offers a variety of ESL classes each week.  Classes are held in off-site locations in the Lyndale neighborhood.  LNA is currently looking for a teacher for one of our evenings classes that meets on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:00 pm.

This is a 15 hour a week position that includes a half-hour of prep time for every hour of class time.

General Qualifications:

On July 8, in lieu of a Crime and Drug Committee Meeting, we had a working walk. There was an eclectic group of six walkers who met at Painter Park. During the walk, one by one walkers broke away so there ended up not being a gathering at Crema Café as had been planned, but it was a fun walk on a beautiful night.

Participants were lucky to have long-time Lyndale resident Jo Gibson along, as she had prepared several Lyndale success stories which she wanted to share and to whose locations she took us and told their stories. She also had some suggestions for “theme walks”.

The meeting was Tuesday, July 8th at the Lyndale Community Center and Kellie Kish, City of Minneapolis Recycling Coordinator, had a power-point showing an enormous amount of information about recycling. The main focus was on commercial recycling and the changes to the Environmental Acceptable Packaging Ordinance. Who is affected by this? All people, businesses, events, or individuals who serve or give away food prepared for immediate consumption. This includes all restaurants, grocery store hot-cases, mobile and temporary food vendors (food trucks and other event vendors).

Have you ever seen a lawn that has been 'scalped' in the middle of summer? Not a pretty sight!

Research has proven that grass that is maintained at a taller height actually grows deeper roots than grass that is mowed short.   When moisture is scarce, deeper roots will keep the grass healthier than shallow ones.  And, when you mow too low you see more narrow stems, it can take many days before the lawn looks good again.

If you come back from vacation and the grass is way too tall, mow it in stages. Take off 1 1/2 inches the first time and in a couple of days, mow again.  Taking off 3-4 inches all at once is really tough on grass.

In the last presidential election, 92 percent of registered voters in Lyndale, Kingfield, Whittier and Stevens Square neighborhoods voted. Such turnout is vastly different from the turnout of the election of 2010, a non-presidential election, when only 57 percent of registered voters in our neighborhoods voted. This is a difference of nearly 7,000 voters!

The biggest  problem is the retention rate, which is how many first-time voters in one election vote in the next. New voters in 2008 returned to the polls at a rate of 33 percent in our neighborhoods. That means most new voters in 2008 didn’t vote in 2010.  

Cris and Terry, this summer's Graffiti Buster team have worked seventeen days so far during June and July removing graffiti.

They have cleaned or painted approximately 300 sites. It seems like they never get caught up, one day they clean a site up and a day or two later it's tagged again.

A regular shift for them is go out in the morning and after two or three hours out working in the neighborhood they come back into the office and record all the addresses and items that were tagged and cleaned up. Then they get everything recorded including loading photos, so we can keep track of which areas are getting tagged the most and if there is a pattern of the person doing the tagging.  


Upcoming Events

Monday, October 27
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Join us at the October Lyndale Neighborhood Meeting to hear from the Hennepin County Sheriff candidates and to learn about the proposed changes to allow "Granny Flats" in Minneapolis.

Wednesday, November 5
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Housing, Planning & Development Committee Meeting is Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 6:30 to 8:00pm at the Lyndale Community Center.

Tuesday, November 11
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Lyndale Neighborhood Business Association meets to discuss different Business issues in the neighborhood.

Lyndale Neighborhood Business Association meeting is Tuesday, November 11, 2014 from noon to 1:00pm

Tuesday, November 11
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Crime & Safety Committee Meeting is Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the 5th Police Precinct (3101 Nicollet Ave). 6:30 to 8:00pm

2014 Lyndale Sponsors
Please take a moment to thank the following neighborhood businesses for sponsoring the Lyndale Neighborhood Association during 2014.

Community Builder
Highland Plaza
3009 Nicollet Avenue
Cooper & Reid, LLC The Low Cost Law Firm
825 Nicollet Ave
36th & Lyndale BP
3551 Lyndale Ave S
Zion Lutheran Church
128 W 33rd St

Neighborhood Partner
Butter Bakery Cafe
3700 Nicollet Ave
Bryant Lake Bowl
810 W Lake St
Crema Cafe - The Home of Sonny's Ice Cream
3401 Lyndale Ave S
Los Andes
317 W Lake St
Prima Land, Inc.
PO Box 188
Redeemer Health & Rehab
625 W 31st St
The Chair
3255 Lyndale Ave
Valerie's Carniceria
3149 Nicollet Ave

Lake Wine & Spirits
404 W Lake St
MN Teen Challenge
1619 Portland Ave S
Pat's Tap
3510 Nicollet Ave S

Good Neighbor
Nicollet Subway
3043 Nicollet Ave
TruStone Financial Credit Union
2817 Lyndale Ave
Museum of Russian Art
5500 Stevens Ave
Nicollet Ace Hardware
3805 Nicollet Ave
615 W Lake St
State Farm Insurance
3430 Nicollet Ave
Royal Pet
3019 Lyndale Ave S
InnerCity Tennis

4005 Nicollet Ave
Blaisdell YMCA

3355 Blaisdell Ave S

Become a Sponsor Today!