Lyndale Pictures

Women's Leadership Program

LNA's Women's Leadership Program Latina Cohort

October Lyndale Neighborhood Meeting

Lisa Lyons presents information on Accessory Dwelling Units

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


The Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA) is an award-winning, nationally recognized community-based organization in South Minneapolis on the cutting edge of community development.  LNA is currently seeking an experienced community leader to serve as LNA’s Community Organizer for the Latino Community.

En la última elección presidencial, 92 porcentajes de votantes registrados en los vecindarios de Lyndale, Kingfield, Whittier y Stevens Square votaron. Esa cantidad de votantes es muy diferente de la cantidad que votaron en la elección de 2010, una elección no-presidencial, cuando solamente 57 porcentaje de votantes registrados en nuestros vecindarios votaron. ¡La diferencia es de casi 7,000 personas!

El problema mayor es la tasa de retención, que es la cantidad de votantes nuevos que sigue votando en la próxima elección. Votantes nuevos en 2008 regresaron a votar con la tasa de 33 porcentajes en nuestros vecindarios. Eso quiere decir que casi todos los votantes nuevos de 2008 no votaron en 2010.

I was fortunate to spend a recent afternoon in conversation with a remarkable woman.  Donna L. den Boer currently resides at Redeemer Residence in the Lyndale Neighborhood, but like many octogenarians, she has had adventures far beyond the boundaries of a home for the elderly and of this South Minneapolis neighborhood.

On Sunday, September 14th the Lyndale and Kingfield Neighborhoods will be welcoming thousands of people to our community as a part of the Nicollet Open Streets event.  This is an exciting opportunity to show off the new Nicollet Avenue and all the great things going on in our neighborhoods. 

Kingfield and Lyndale have been working with local businesses, nonprofits, and community volunteers for months to plan what we hope becomes our neighborhoods' biggest annual festival.  In other areas Open Streets events have drawn people from all over the metro area to see parts of Minneapolis and St. Paul that they’ve never been to before.  Those of us who live here, know what we have to offer, but this is our chance to show off how great our neighborhoods are to a much bigger audience.

During the next couple of months there will be three free outdoor concerts at Painter Park.  The concerts are a part of the Hosmer World Music Series.

The Hosmer World Music Series is a partnership between the Lyndale Neighborhood Association, Hosmer Library, KFAI, and Painter Park.  In June the series received a $10,000 grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC) that will fund the series through June of next year.

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 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 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 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:


Upcoming Events

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

Monday, November 24
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Join us at the November Lyndale Neighborhood Meeting where we will be hearing about the results of the Nicollet Votes Project, talking about Lyndale's priorities for the City's budget, hearing an update from our Women's Leadership Program, and having a community vote on LNA's 2015 Budget.

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!