NENA Home Loan Program Relaunching Soon!

In July, NENA suspended its very popular home loan programs.  Our nonprofit loan provider abruptly ended its service and NENA worked with the City of Minneapolis to find alternative lending partners.  In August, the NENA Board of Directors unanimously approved switching to the Center for Energy and the Environment to administer our home loan programs.  The relaunch […]

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Bossen Mural Celebration (10/3)

As the paint dries on the Bossen mural, it is time to celebrate! Join Nokomis East mural artist Victor Yepez and NENA for an open house. Meet our artists including Nokomis East mosaic expert Dani Bianchini, learn about the community process and celebrate the newest public art addition to our neighborhood. Bossen Mural Celebration Open House Tuesday, October […]

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NENA is seeking applicants for the vacant Board seat from the Morris Park neighborhood

NENA is seeking applicants for the vacant Board seat from the Morris Park neighborhood.  Applications are due on September 13, 2017. NENA is a growing community-based nonprofit organization serving four unique, welcoming neighborhoods with over 14,600 residents and dozens of businesses in the southeast corner of Minneapolis.  NENA is dedicated to bettering the quality of […]

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Minneapolis Monarch Festival (9/9)!

NENA presents the Minneapolis Monarch Festival on September 9 at beautiful Lake Nokomis! The annual Monarch Festival celebrates the monarch butterfly’s amazing migration from Minnesota to Mexico. Using art, music, dance, games, native plants, prairie tours and food, the festival raises awareness of the need to provide and protect monarch habitat. Festival Website  

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NENA Welcomes New Wenonah Board Member

In July, Mark Keeler of Wenonah was appointed to fill a recently vacated seat on the NENA Board of Directors. Mark has been a member of the NENA Board since 2015 and served as the Board Chair in 2016-2017. Mark’s hope for his Board term is to see new and innovated businesses move into our area. […]

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Monarch Mile Connect Gateway Gardens with Naturescape

From the Longfellow Nokomis Messenger By Margie O’Loughlin The East Nokomis neighborhood has two outstanding native plant habitats: the Gateway Gardens at the NW corner of E. 50th St. and Hiawatha Ave., and the Nokomis Naturescape just a mile away at 5001 E. Nokomis Pkwy. These two native plant habitats will soon be connected by […]

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