Fourth Ward

Fourth Ward Report

Council Member Barbara A. Johnson

Phone: 612-673-2204 

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Congratulations Camden News 40th anniversary issue

Congratulations to Camden News on your 40th issue! It is such a positive force to tell the good community stories that don’t hit the mainstream news about North Minneapolis. We appreciate all you that you do!

33rd Annual Minneapolis National Night Out

National Night Out Tuesday, August 2
Planning for this year’s National Night Out has begun! It is free to participate and when you register your event, you will get free Mystery Point Passes for Nickelodeon Universe at the Mall of America. Register your event at or call 311. If you want to block your street, you can do so for free through July 19 (not all streets can be blocked, depending on traffic flow). From July 20-27, there is a $100 fee. After July 27 no applications for blocking off a street will be allowed. Last year Minneapolis ranked number one for registered NNO block events. Help make Minneapolis number one again! For more information and planning ideas and tools, visit the Minneapolis NNO website at

Hennepin County hosting Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

Hennepin County residents can safely dispose of unwanted garden and household hazardous wastes during a series of community collection events. All sites will be open to the public from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday through Saturday. The North Minneapolis event will be held July 7-9 at Jenny Lind School, 5025 Bryant Ave. N.
For more information and additional sites, including directions and a complete list of acceptable and non-acceptable items, call Hennepin County Environmental Services at 612-348-3777 or visit

Minneapolis Aquatennial

July 20-23 – at various locations. The Aquatennial is the official civic celebration of Minneapolis, dubbed the best days of summer! Entering its 77th year, the summer festival has something for everyone ranging from the Twin Cities River Rats water ski show, to the coveted Torchlight Parade and Most Amazing Race, there are many great and diverse events happening throughout the celebration. Bring the whole family and enjoy the festivities! For more information and the full schedule, visit
Voting location downtown changes from City Hall to 217 S. Third St., absentee voting begins June 24

Absentee voting for the Aug. 9 primary began June 24. People can vote early (by absentee ballot) by mail or in person. In-person absentee voting will no longer be at City Hall but is moving to the Community Services Building, 217 S. Third St., with entry on Third Street. The new location will have better security and allow a more ordered process for voters. Voting is as easy as 1, 2, 3 with the help of the elections website voters’ section at

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