Minneapolis announces plans to transfer land to Red Lake Nation
September 22, 2023
With prayer and smoldering tobacco, Minneapolis leaders ceremoniously announced a plan Thursday to transfer two city-owned parcels to the Red Lake Band of Chippewa to build an addiction treatment center.
The two lots in the East Phillips neighborhood have been vacant - one with an empty building - for more than a decade after a developer's plans to build multi-unit affordable housing never materialized.
Located at 2931 and 2937 Bloomington Av. S., the parcels will technically be sold for $1 each - pending City Council approval - to Red Lake Nation leaders to build a culturally sensitive opioid and fentanyl addiction facility.