Skip to main content

Hennepin Co. paints over unapproved Mpls. Greenway mural

  • Author:
  • Updated:

Mural artists who dedicated their time and money to produce artwork along the Midtown Greenway were disappointed to see their work painted over by a graffiti removal crew.

KARE 11 says although the artists had permission from building owners and the Midtown Greenway Alliance, they failed to obtain a permit from the county, which is required for all public art projects.

Work began on the mural near Blaisdell Avenue last week as part of Saturday's Greenway Glow art festival and bicycling event.

The county said in a statement that the graffiti removal crew ran out of paint mid-job and has been instructed to leave the mural as-is while officials work with the city and the artists on the next steps.

City Pages has a photo of the mural before it was painted over. KARE 11 has video:

Next Up


Iconic Dangerfield's Supper Club sells, with buyer planning new concept

Dangerfield's Restaurant quietly sold recently after more than 30 years in business.

police lights squad car dark - Unsplash

Charges: Minneapolis shooter photographed 'lifeless' body before fleeing

Charges filed against an accomplice reveal new details about the death of Chante Williams.

Maple grove fire

5 youths are 'persons of interest' in Maple Grove greenhouse fire

Police say it's being investigated as a possible arson.

Dave Hutchinson

Dave Hutchinson has police license suspended for 30 days

The sheriff's suspension will begin on Nov. 22.

minnesota bureau of criminal apprehension - bca

Man with sword, officers who shot him in North Branch identified

The 31-year-old was shot multiple times in the Friday incident.

Jeff Plush

MN-based USA Curling 'reviewing' report that CEO ignored abuse in NWSL

Jeff Plush is under fire for multiple allegations made by U.S. women soccer players.

Axdahl's Garden Farm & Greenhouse

7 Minnesota pumpkin patches to visit this fall

Plenty of patches to pick the best pumpkin

slushy snow

Sven Sundgaard responds to AccuWeather's winter forecast

Take anything beyond a couple weeks with a grain of salt, warns meteorologist Sven Sundgaard.


Screen Shot 2020-07-19 at 7.29.47 AM

Huge 'Black Lives Matter' mural painted on Minneapolis street

Minneapolis is the latest city to get a BLM street mural.