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About 75 people attended the March 7 meeting to hear about, and offer input, on three possible options for the Hiawatha Golf Course property. (Photo by Tesha M. Christensen) Possible components … more
By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN Is Hiawatha Golf Course losing money or making money? Both options are asserted during community meetings. The confusion lies in whether people are looking at the audited or … more
By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN Community members shared their thoughts about the Hiawatha Golf Course during informal focus sessions in November. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) held two of … more
Nokomis Area Groundwater and Surface Water Evaluation team discusses study results with residents By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN Why are there higher levels of groundwater and standing water in previously … more
On July 25, the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board of Commissioners passed a resolution directing CAC members to reduce pumping at the golf course while also maintaining a minimum 9-hole course. … more
By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN Sean Connaughty, Standish resident and Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) volunteer steward of Lake Hiawatha, continues to push for a solution to the large amount of … more
Majority of committee members want all options on the table—not just reduced pumping scenarios By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN The Hiawatha Golf Course Community Advisory Committee (CAC) wants to be able … more
The charge for the Community Advisory Committee from the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is to make recommendations to the MPRB Commissioners in support of any changes to the golf course … more
Nokomis/Hiawatha Water Sustainability believes comprehensive study needed of entire Watershed These images show the same area on the west side of Lake Nokomis in 2014 and in 2017. On left is an image … more
The City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) received inquiries in late October from visitors and neighbors of Nokomis-Hiawatha Regional Park about waterlogged … more
Golf supporters have held rallies and other events to fight for the continuation of an 18-hole course at Hiawatha. (Photo by Tesha M. Christensen) Next step is to form a community advisory committee … more
Photo above: A group of about 100 Hiawatha Golf Course supporters gathered on Tues., Aug. 15, in response to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board decision on Aug. 9 to shut down the course. They … more
Meanwhile, golfers ramp up efforts to save course and continue to question why Minnehaha Creek can’t be dredged By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN As the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board (MPRB) of … more
Open house held as changes require modification of Nokomis-Hiawatha Regional Park by park board By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN With the focus of nearby Bossen Park on softball, some residents feel that … more
DNR favors reducing pumping at the golf course. Residents are split: peace and quiet vs. maximum usage of space. By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN Of the two directions for the Hiawatha Golf Course that were … more
The Park Board continues to evaluate whether it will keep the golf course running. Exercise prompts residents to consider the sorts of amenities they would support at Hiawatha Golf Course if the … more
By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN To celebrate Arbor Day 2017, over 1,500 people planted 300 trees at Lake Hiawatha Park. The location was chosen, in part, because of the highly engaged community that cares … more
Five scenarios being studied for Hiawatha Golf Course: • Alternative 1 - Existing Conditions: 18 hole golf course, current pumping; affects one house • Alternative 2 – No groundwater pumping, … more
Park Board, City enter phase two of investigation and hope to find preferred solution to water issues at golf course By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN If the level of Lake Hiawatha were lowered, would that … more
Staff will evaluate pilot project after eight weeks to see if it is helping Lake Hiawatha reduce its drainage debris By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN Will a floating yellow curtain help with the trash problem … more
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