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Oct 24 Community Discussion: Ways to Combat Street Harassment

Join your neighbors for a community discussion about ways to combat STREET HARASSMENT!

Monday, October 24
7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD)
Main Building, 2501 Stevens Ave
Auditorium 150 in the south end of the building

Everyone is welcome to attend and participate! The discussion will be facilitated by staff from the Sexual Violence Center. Come and share your experiences and suggestions about ways to combat this problem which affects our entire community.

Sponsored by Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Sexual Violence Center, Stevens Square Community Organization, and Whittier Alliance.

For further information, call SSCO at (612) 874-2840.

Oct 29 Fall Harvest Festival

Everyone is invited to attend! Kids and pets are welcome!

SSCO's Fall Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 29
noon to 2:00 p.m.
Stevens Square Park, 1801 Stevens Ave

The event features:

Live music, photography, a bonfire.

Free hot apple cider, hot chocolate, s'mores, and more.

Pumpkin carvings for kids.

Pet costume contest, with prizes from Pet Doctors.

This event is sponsored by Stevens Square Community Organization, Boiler Room Coffee, and Pet Doctors.

For more information, contact

Oct 27 Community Safety meeting

Come and join your neighbors:

Community Safety meeting
Thursday, October 27
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
PPL Loring Nicollet Center
1925 Nicollet Ave


Introductions and announcements

Updates from police, probation officers, community attorney, and the community relations officer from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): open discussion

Ward 6 report: City Council Member Abdi Warsame

Follow-up to the October 24 community discussion about ways to combat street harassment

Proposed outreach project to neighborhood businesses

Neighborhood-related safety ideas and concerns: open discussion

Block Patrol news


Everyone is welcome to attend and participate! Need to arrive late or leave early? No a problem. As usual, refreshments will be served.

For more information, call (612) 874-2840.

Community Safety plan

How can SSCO's Safety committee and Block Patrol be enhanced to better cope with the needs of the community? Click here to view the 2014 Community Safety plan.




Building Safety Improvement Program

SSCO has amended the guidelines of its Building Safety Improvement program to include funding for surveillance camera systems. Through matching grants, this program supports the efforts of residential property owners and tenants to improve the safety and security of their buildings and surroundings. Please click here to read program guidelines and details.

Our neighborhood at a glance

Welcome to Stevens Square—Loring Heights, a vibrant neighborhood located in the shadow of downtown Minneapolis. A centrally-located park, tree-lined blocks of brick apartment buildings, and a post-card view of downtown make Stevens Square the Brooklyn of the Midwest. This geographically small urban enclave boasts one of the highest densities of any metro neighborhood.

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Block Patrol

Block Patrol is a group of trained volunteers who:
• patrol the streets of Steven Square - Loring Heights observing activity in the neighborhood.
• are interested in coming together socially to meet other neighbors and to learn more about the neighborhood.
• want to reduce criminal activity in the neighborhood.
• act as an extra set of eyes and ears for the police department.
• help organize residents as a preventive force to deter criminal and disruptive behavior.

Block Patrol is open to all individuals 18 years and older. Prospective volunteers must complete an application, agree to follow the established guidelines, and attend a two-hour orientation session and patrol. Volunteers are asked to participate for at least two hours per month. To join Block Patrol, contact Dave at (612) 874-2840 or Read more »

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The area south of what is the Minneapolis Central Business District was platted in 1856. Two property owners, Richard J. Mendenhall and Dr. Nathan B.Hill, owned most of the surrounding land which they developed as a residential neighborhood made up of a few large, single family homes. These large residential lots and "country estates" ensured that the Stevens Square area remained stable during periodic, speculative real-estate booms.