Minneapolis city officials are holding a news conference Thursday at 10 a.m. to announce the “removal of 1,529 unsightly tipped tree stumps in the 3.5 mile tornado-affected area of north Minneapolis”.
This comes after a message earlier this week from Rep. Joe Mullery:
UPROOTED STUMPS AND SIDEWALKS
I finally got a response from the city regarding the uprooted tree stamps and destroyed sidewalks. The city says the Park Board will start removing the uprooted stumps on the boulevards on Monday, August 8, beginning at the north end and continuing south. The Park Board plans to be done with the removal by September 1. When the stumps have mostly been removed (i.e. about three-fourths gone), the city will begin repairing sidewalks.
This is good news for the tornado zone. Many blocks, especially in the hardest hit areas, are still littered with uprooted tree stumps.