Fourth Ward Report

Pillsbury United Communities Hiring and Training Fair, Thursday, August 18, 3-6 pm.

Culinary, hospitality, health care and construction job openings and training program information will be available at the Fair. What to bring: Government issued ID, multiple copies of your resume and a list of professional references. Remember to dress professionally. Job Fair location: Harrison Recreation Center, 503 Irving Avenue North. Transportation/parking: Public Transit: Bus routes 9 and 19. Parking is free at Harrison Recreation Center.

Lowry Harvest Festival – Saturday, August 20, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

The Harvest Festival is back! Join your neighbors on Lowry from Oliver to Russell for a day of music, food and local artists. Celebrate summer and the Northside with this fun-filled annual event!

Minneapolis Police begin using body cameras

Body cameras are now being used by the Minneapolis Police Department. Officers in the 1st Precinct began wearing body cameras earlier this month. Later in July, officers in the 4th Precinct will begin wearing them, and officers across the city will be wearing body cameras by the end of the year. The use of the cameras follows the finalization of the body-worn camera policy, which was developed with extensive feedback from and involvement with community. More information: The body-worn camera policy (section 4-223 of the “equipment and supplies” section of the MPD Policy & Procedure Manual).

Minneapolis offers free home energy efficiency visits, no-interest financing for recommended upgrades

The City of Minneapolis is offering free home visits from energy-saving experts to income-qualified Minneapolis residents including renters. Join more than 9,000 households that have already benefitted from the program. Home Energy Squad visits bring energy efficiency experts to participants’ homes to install energy-saving materials and make recommendations on energy-saving upgrades. Minneapolis households over the income limit for the free visits can still receive the visit for $70.

Free visits and no-interest financing. The City of Minneapolis offers free visits to qualified households with an income less than $48,100 for one person, $54,950 for two people, $61,850 for three people, or up to $90,650 for eight people. If the Home Energy Squad recommends insulation or air sealing, income-qualified residents also have special access to zero percent financing to complete that work. Homeowners can call 612-335-5874 to confirm eligibility and schedule a visit. Funds are limited. To schedule a Home Energy Squad or for more information visit, call 612-335-5874 or visit

Start your tech career

Apply now for classes to launch your tech career. There are more tech jobs than tech workers in the metro with over 9,282 tech jobs open now – one of them could be yours. Classes are starting all the time, and you may be eligible for scholarships.

In 2015 President Obama named the Minneapolis area one of the first TechHire regions in the nation for creating pathways to quality, well-paying tech jobs. Find more information about classes and scholarships at

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