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

David Joles, Star Tribune

Residents of a homeless encampment along Bloomington Avenue S. near 26th Street E. moved their belongings from tents before city officials cleared the camp Thursday in Minneapolis.

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.



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