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Continued: Minneapolis west metropolitan news briefs: Bloomington's Old Cedar Avenue Bridge gets historic designation

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  • Last update: June 18, 2013 - 4:17 PM

Burwell House starts summer tours

The Charles H. Burwell House has started tours and will continue offering them throughout the summer.

The house, located at 13209 E. McGinty Rd. in Minnetonka, is listed on the National Register of Historic and is owned and operated by the city. The 2013 tour season began June 8 and will continue through Aug. 31. Tours are available noon-3 p.m. Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays (except for July 3) and noon-4 p.m. on Saturdays (except June 29). In September, the house will be open on Saturdays only.

To arrange a special tour, call 952-939-8219 or contact or


Creek cleanup volunteers needed

The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District is seeking volunteers to help with the seventh annual Minnehaha Creek cleanup on Sunday, June 30.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at Lake Hiawatha Park off 46th Street and 28th Avenue S. It will be hosted by the Watershed District, Metro Blooms and the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co.’s “Canoes for a Cause” campaign.

Registration and a free bagel breakfast begins at 9 a.m. Buses will leave at 9:30 a.m. to take volunteers to locations along the creek and the Chain of Lakes. A free BBQ lunch provided by Leinenkugel’s will take place at 11 a.m. at Lake Hiawatha and will include prizes for children and adults.

RSVP at www.minnehaha


Exhibit of infrared photography opens

Bradford Kissell’s infrared photography will be on display at the Hopkins Center for the Arts through July 28.

Kissell uses a specially adapted digital camera to capture his images. The title of the show, “715nm,” reflects the fact that black-and-white infrared film is sensitive to light in wavelengths in the 700-900 part of the electromagnetic spectrum, often called the “near-infrared,” though Kissell does not use film.

There are 32 images in the show, which will be featured on both levels of the Center’s Lobby Gallery.

The exhibit is open to the public anytime the building is open, generally from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.

The Hopkins Center for the Arts is located at 1111 Mainstreet in Hopkins.


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