2 weeks after storm, limbs litter Minneapolis streets

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Some Minneapolis residents are getting impatient two weeks after a storm littered streets with fallen limbs and uprooted trees, WCCO reports. Leaves on the fallen boughs are browning – and it's past time that city crews removed the debris, residents say.

Residents say the limbs pose a safety threat. Rotting wood is a fire hazard and limbs are blocking sidewalks and streets, WCCO reports.

City officials vow that tree debris collection will pick up in earnest now that the July Fourth holiday is over, the station reports. City officials offer these stats as evidence that a massive job is getting done bit by bit: More than 75 Minneapolis Park Board Forestry crew members cleared 2,000 trees and hauled 750 semi-truckloads of storm damage debris between June 22 and June 30, WCCO reports.

Meanwhile, Gov. Mark Dayton has declared 26 counties a disaster area in the week of the storms that battered the state.

Next Up

closed sign

What's open and closed in Minnesota on Thanksgiving Day 2020?

Most services will not be running on Thursday and unlike most years, many stores will be closed, too.

PennyMomentos

How a turkey's brush with celebrity in Bloomington came to a tragic end

DNR: if you care about wild animals, stop feeding them

TCF Bank Stadium

Saturday's Gophers/Badgers football game canceled due to COVID-19 issues

The Battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe will not take place for the first time since 1906.

coronavirus, Iowa

MN health officials don't think downside of COVID-19 peak has arrived

We could be in a trough between a series of waves, Jan Malcolm said.

covid-19, coronavirus

Wisconsin reports record 104 deaths from COVID-19 Tuesday

That's roughly 10% of the total in the nation in a 24-hour period.

Drywall

Husband and wife sentenced for fraud scheme through their drywall firm

The Annandale pair bilked an insurance company out of more than $300,000.

ambulance

4 pedestrians suffer life-threatening injuries after being struck by vehicle

Two vehicles crashed into a car that was on the side of the road after striking a deer.

Marcus Carr

Gophers season preview: New lineup, deeper bench, more questions

Mathew Goldstein takes a deep dive into the murky waters of the college hoops season.

20201107_vivir-1151-Edit

Photos: ViV!R, Minneapolis' new Mexican cafe and shop, is now open

The team behind the acclaimed Popol Vuh have opened the cafe in the same space.

MasklessJudgesinWiscoyTownship

At Wiscoy Township's sole precinct, election judges ditched masks

Voter and Wiscoy resident Kaitlyn O'Connor took a photo of the judges after asking them to wear masks, she said

Related