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District 10

Girl Scouts help Churchill Rain Gardens

In October, District 10 put out a call for help maintaining the Churchill Rain Gardens at Horton and Van Slyke avenues.

Some neighbors have helped keep the weeds at bay since the newest version of the gardens were established in 2016 with a Capitol Region Watershed District grant. Since then, however, the number of helpers has dwindled but the amount of work has not.

The Girl Scout Troops from Twin Cities German Immersion School answered our call to assist in the recent cleanup with over 20 girls helping weed, harvest and plant seeds and rake. District 10 thanks these young volunteers.

Blood drive at Como Zoo Dec. 16

District 10, the American Red Cross and the Como Zoo & Conservatory will host a community blood drive at the zoo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec.16. Reservations are required. For more information and the registration link, go to

If you’re interested in volunteering at the check-in table, contact District 10 at

Liquor licenses renewal time

Some businesses in the Como neighborhood are up for liquor license renewals. They are:

Best Western—The liquor license for this hotel at 1010 Bandana Blvd. W. is up for renewal on Jan. 3. Anyone who would like to give input should email District10@­ or contact the office of Ward 4 Councilmember Mitra Jalali at

Bole Ethiopian Cuisine—The liquor licenses for this restaurant at 1341 Pascal St. N. are up for renewal on Jan. 7. Anyone who would like to give input should email or contact the office of Ward 4 Councilmember Jalali at

Ted’s Recreation—The liquor licenses for this bar at 1084 Larpenteur Ave. W. are up for renewal on Jan. 3. Anyone who would like to give input should email or contact the office of Ward 5 Councilmember Amy Brendmoen at

Upcoming meetings:

Renters, homeowners and other community members are always welcome to participate in District 10’s board and committee meetings. You can join either by video conference or by phone.

To obtain links or other access information, send a request by email to: Or call 651-644-3889.

Land Use Committee: Wednesday, Dec. 1

Neighborhood Relations Committee: Tuesday, Dec. 7

Environment Committee: Tuesday, Dec. 14

Board meeting: Tuesday, Dec. 21

All meetings begin at 7 p.m. Whenever possible, agendas and other relevant documents are posted in advance on District 10’s website:

Submitted by Shevek McKee, District 10 Como Community Council executive director.

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