2016 NE Calendar WINNERS!


By Corey Sweeter – Northeast Park

CONGRATULATIONS to all of the winning artists for the 2016 Northeast Calendar contest! Listed below are the winners for each neighborhood and the calendar cover. To see images of the winning submissions for each month, go to our Northeast Calendar website.



Cover:  Tiffany Rodgers – Sheridan neighborhood

Audubon:  Margo Ashmore

Beltrami:  Jim Benz

Bottineau:  Candy Kuehn

Columbia Park:  Mason Butler

Holland:  Andrew Miller

Logan Park:  Kyle Fokken

Marshall Terrace:  Diane Loeffler

Mid-City Industrial:  Jim Benz

Northeast Park:  Corey Sweeter

Sheridan:  Margo Ashmore

St. Anthony East:  Mason Butler

St. Anthony West:  Manesha Nordine

Waite Park: Jim Benz

Windom Park: Jim Benz


Hello everyone!

Apologies for how long it’s been since our websites were updated. We’ve had some staff and board member changes over the summer so we’ve had to do some shifting of duties. Anyway! This Fall is proving to be a busy one, with our 2016 Northeast Calendar contest being a main focus.

Speaking of the 2016 Northeast Calendar: We’d like to give a big THANK YOU to everyone who submitted artwork! We really appreciate your participation and enthusiasm. Last Thursday night the submissions were voted on by the public and now we’re in the process of finishing up the calendar design in order to get it printed soon. Please stay tuned to our websites and Facebook pages–web versions of the winning submissions will be posted ASAP along with information about how and where to pick up calendars once they’re available.

Thank you again to all of the artists who submitted work for the calendar and to everyone who supports our lovely Northeast Minneapolis neighborhoods and the NE CDC!

Happy Autumn!

Angela Lundberg
Northeast CDC Board Member

Social Media Links:

NE CDC Facebook page
NE Calendar Facebook page
NE CDC Instagram
NE CDC Twitter

NECDC/MNSure Open Enrollment Events Successful!

On January 10 and February 7, the NECDC and MNSure collaborated on healthcare sign-up events for open enrollment in Minnesota’s healthcare exchange. At least two dozen people were either signed up, or later contacted for healthcare. We at the NECDC along MNSure were greatly pleased with the results. Actions like this are why Minnesota is one of the most insured states in the nation. Way to go to all those involved! Here a few pictures of the event.

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Hey there smart phone users, the Northeast CDC is now on Instagram! Please find and follow us if you want to see and share some cool photos from NE Minneapolis. Also feel free to tag any NE Ride-related posts with #NEride or #NERide. We don’t have much posted yet but there will be a lot more soon!

Instagram username: northeastcdc




The 2013 NE Ride, Photo by Angela Lundberg

The third annual NE Ride is happening on Saturday, June 14th! We at the Northeast CDC are excited to be organizing the ride again, and we hope that this year’s ride will be even bigger and better than last year! Registration is open RIGHT NOW and we are still currently looking for volunteers and sponsors.

For more information about the 2014 NE Ride, please check out our website: northeastride.org

We’re also on Facebook and Twitter.

Please join us and RIDE NORTHEAST!

NE artist: Kevin Cannon


2013 NE Ride map by Kevin Cannon

We’re happy to announce that local cartoonist Kevin Cannon is designing the ride map again this year for the third year in a row! One of the perks of participating in the NE Ride is getting to take home one of these delightful maps for yourself. We’re very excited and grateful to have one of Northeast’s own talented artists working with us on the ride. Thank you, Kevin. Can’t wait to see the new finished map!

Check out more of Kevin’s work on his website: www.kevincannon.org

Volunteer with us!


Registration/check-in at the NE Ride, 2013 – photo by Angela Lundberg


Want to help out with the NE Ride this year? Come and be a part of our team–we need YOU to help make the NE Ride a success again! We need volunteers to help with set-up, registration and check-in, leading the groups of riders, assisting at the stops, photography, clean-up, and other miscellaneous jobs. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Fill out and submit the Volunteer Form if you know how you’d like to help and we’ll get back to you ASAP.

For more information about open shifts, duties, volunteer perks, and general questions: email info@northeastride.org

***One other awesome way you can volunteer right now, is to please help spread the word about the ride to your friends and family! We’d love to make the 2014 NE Ride even bigger and better than last year!


Save the Date: The 2014 NE Ride

The Northeast Ride, 2013

The NE Ride 2013, Photo by Angela Lundberg

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The 2014 Northeast Ride is JUNE 14th!

Planning is underway right now and we’re working on some exciting things to add to this year’s ride, such as creating a new route which will include new stops and activities. Keep checking our website for updates regarding registration, route information/map, volunteering, sponsorship, etc.

If you have questions, please contact us at: info@northeastride.org

Let’s make this year’s ride the BEST yet!