North Siders upset about city of Minneapolis's tree-planting tornado commemoration
|City officials planted a tree to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Northside tornado.|
To which some North Siders are responding: "A single tree? That's it?"
They'd like to see more than a single tree. Or, even better, more investment in a historically downtrodden part of town.
Here's how the kerfuffle unfolded:
Sure, it's a nice gesture, and all of north Minneapolis's problems can't be solved at once. But who can argue with North Side residents who want to see the city do more than plant trees to revitalize their poverty-stricken neighborhoods?