Brooklyn Center man honored for building bus stop on front lawn

Author:
Updated:
Original:

A Brooklyn Center man's efforts to keep people safe has earned him an honor from the city.

The Star Tribune reports Jerry Evans, 72, was one of 21 people recently honored with one of Brooklyn Center's Random Acts of Kindness certificates for building a bus stop on his own front lawn.

According to the paper, Evans sprung into action after seeing parents and children standing inches from traffic while waiting for city buses on busy Brooklyn Boulevard.

A retired landscape designer, Evans made and installed benches, a retaining wall and did some landscaping on his lawn so riders wouldn't have to wait so close to the street.

Evans was honored at the city's Random Acts of Kindness ceremony last month.

According to the City of Brooklyn Center website, others were honored for such acts as finding lost dogs, sharing produce with neighbors, coordinating a free meals program for the needy, and transporting residents to the clinic.

Brooklyn Center has been honoring Random Acts of Kindness since 1997.

Next Up

police lights

Attempted luring of 14-year-old girl reported in West St. Paul

The suspect is described as a white man in his 40s.

Screen Shot 2021-03-04 at 9.19.48 PM

Worker, 18, suffers serious electric shock at Vikings apartments site

The worker was reportedly in a critical condition Thursday.

49920879552_ef6458affd_o2

As golf season approaches, book your round now at Dacotah Ridge GC

The stunning course is designed by world-renowned architect Rees Jones.

Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett's group out of potential Timberwolves sale

Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said that Garnett's group was not one of "more than 10" to buy the team.

axebridge

Full production winery set to open in Minneapolis this month

The couple behind Schram Vineyards Winery and Brewery is opening AxeBridge Wine Company in Minneapolis' North Loop neighborhood.

ambulance

Pedestrian killed in two-vehicle crash in Crystal

The incident happened just after noon.

Screen Shot 2021-03-04 at 1.45.48 PM

Foss Swim School opens its 9th Minnesota location in former Pier 1 store

The Eden Prairie based company has 22 locations across the Midwest.

police tape, crime scene

Charges: Minneapolis man kills woman, tells police to kill him

A convicted felon is accused of fatally shooting a 29-year-old woman on Feb. 28.

tree

It's that time of year: Minneapolis offers deal on trees for property owners

The City Trees program sells trees for $25 from March 8 to April 16, or until trees run out.

coronavirus, covid-19, doctor

CDC report reveals how first cases of Brazilian COVID variant came to MN

Dozens of people had to be tested for the virus after the first and only two cases of the P.1 variant were detected in Minnesota.

Related

Celebrations cut short in Brooklyn Center

The Earle Brown Heritage Center was evacuated Saturday night after police received a bomb threat. The convention center was hosting two weddings and a prom. Investigators didn't find anything suspicious. They're now looking into whether the prank was tied to any of the events at the center.