Minneapolis clears homeless encampment at 26th and Bloomington
No elected officials showed up to defend residents, as they had earlier this week in the Near North neighborhood
January 14, 2022
Public works employees closed a small but densely packed homeless encampment in the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis on Thursday morning.
The camp of fewer than 20 residents stretched down the west sidewalk of Bloomington Avenue between E. 26th and 27th streets, in front of businesses and residences, and across the street from a daycare. Several tents jammed the driveway of Abraham Auto.
"This encampment is partially on private property, and the business owners have reached out to the city for assistance in moving the tents," said city spokeswoman Sarah McKenzie.