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Minneapolis officials can now log in to a popular neighborhood social network to post updates or news bulletins for neighborhoods around the city.
The city said it is working with Nextdoor, a private social networking tool that allows residents of specific neighborhoods to communicate with one another. Most of Minneapolis' neighborhoods already have Nextdoor networks, and more than 24,100 residents subscribe.
Spokesman Matt Lindstrom said the city will have one-way access to those networks. The Police Department, Fire Department and other agencies can post relevant messages to neighborhoods or citywide, but won't be able to see people's information. More information is available at www.nextdoor.com/minneapolis.