North Minneapolis: What’s working? By Chuck Olsen | July 29, 2011 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Issues Subscribe to Issues Click to learn what's working on the NorthsideNorth Minneapolis is a place in need of solutions. Poverty, lack of jobs, and a housing crisis are longstanding systemic problems that were only magnified by the tornado that swept through the area on May 22, 2011. And yet, amid these serious needs we’re seeing creativity and innovation from solution-makers taking action. Immediate disaster relief came from individuals such as Peter Kerre from MplsTornado.info, non-profits like Urban Homeworks, and coalitions like the Northside Community Response Team. These solution-makers are learning to remedy what some Northsiders call the “storm before the storm.” The UpTake’s Northside Project is seeking out those making inspired, positive change in North Minneapolis. We encourage donations to the many non-profits making a positive impact in North Minneapolis: http://givemn.razoo.com/story/Northminneapolisrecovery http://MplsTornado.info Produced by The UpTake with support from the Bush Foundation. Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.