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

August was another busy month for the LNA Graffiti Busters. It seems one or two new taggers have made their appearance in the neighborhood and left many unwanted messages.

The Graffiti Busters are cleaning off or painting over graffiti on garbage bins, city electrical boxes, postal boxes, traffic light poles, wooden poles, and the list goes on and on.

If you see anyone tagging please call 911 and report it. We have supplies, here at the office, you can use to remove graffiti from your property, just contact Norma at 612-824-9402 ext.15 or

This past month Lyndale begun working on the Nicollet Votes project. The goal for this project is to increase voter turnout in the Lyndale, Kingfield, Stevens Square, and Whittier neighborhoods from 57 percent to 65 percent in this non-presidential election year and to have over a thousand conversations with community members about what is important to them in their neighborhood. The project will do this through voter registration, being present at community events, phone banks, and thirty-two neighborhood doorknocks.


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.   

El viernes, 18 de julio, miembros comunitarios de Lyndale organizaron un taller sobre derechos inquilinos para el vecindario en la iglesia Zion. El evento fue una oportunidad para fomentar comunicación entre oficiales de la Ciudad y miembros comunitarios y explicar un proceso claro para enfrentar los problemas serios que experimentan los inquilinos en Lyndale. El evento fue el primero de muchas reuniones de inquilinos que veremos en nuestra comunidad en los meses que vienen.


2015 Lyndale Sponsors
Please take a moment to thank the following neighborhood businesses for sponsoring the Lyndale Neighborhood Association during 2015.

Community Builder

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

Neighborhood Partner
Redeemer Health & Rehab
625 W 31st St

TruStone Financial Credit Union
2817 Lyndale Ave

Nicollet Ace Hardware
3805 Nicollet Ave
InnerCity Tennis
4005 Nicollet Ave
Blaisdell YMCA
3355 Blaisdell Ave S
Lake Wine & Spirits
404 W Lake St
Butter Bakery Cafe
3700 Nicollet Ave

Good Neighbor
Royal Pet
3019 Lyndale Ave S
Edina Realty
5318 Lyndale Ave S
Extreme Noise
407 W Lake St
Schatzlein Saddle Shop
413 W Lake St
State Farm Insurance
3430 Nicollet Ave
The Chair

3255 Lyndale Ave S
Warners' Stellian
5462 Nicollet Ave S

Become a Sponsor Today!