The Minnesota Department of Commerce stands ready to assist business owners, property owners and renters

The Minnesota Department of Commerce stands ready to assist business owners, property owners and renters in your community that experienced property damage or loss.

Attached please find two documents, one for business owners ( Business insurance claim tips COMMERCE ) and one for residential property owners and renters ( Residential insurance claim tips COMMERCE ) , that contains information on making and filing insurance claims on damaged property. Commerce is committed to providing information for people in your community can access relief as quickly as possible and avoid scammers who may attempt to take advantage of the situation.

The Department of Commerce’s Consumer Services Center (CSC) helps consumers with questions, concerns, or complaints involving insurance claims. The CSC can help consumers understand their rights, work with their insurer to settle a claim, and help Minnesotans make informed insurance decisions.

The CSC can be reached by phone at (651) 539-1600 or by email at


June 1st Lockdown Changes

June 1st is the day that restaurants and bars can open for business-outside dining only. 6 feet of distance must be maintained and capacity cannot exceed 50 customers. Reservations are required. Masks are required for workers and are strongly recommended for customers. The Department of Safety & Inspections will be working with restaurants and bars regarding utilizing space in a unique way; adjacent greenspace, parking lots. Restaurants and bars will need a re-opening plan so please call 651-266-8989 to get started.


Also on June 1st Personal services (salons, tattoos, barbershops): 6 feet of distance must be maintained at 25% capacity. Appointments and masks are required for workers and customers.

Campgrounds and charter boats: Open with guidance.


220 Larpenteur Avenue

A new Szechuan Restaurant is planned for 220 Larpenteur Avenue. The project is going through the city’s review process. We’ve included the preliminary site and landscape plan. We’ll post finalized plans and updated information when we receive it.


220 Larpenteur east plans

Parks Survey! Help us understand how you use our parks and greenspaces!

Parks & Greenspaces in the North End
The North End Neighborhood Organization with four other district councils received a grant from Trust for Public Land-10 Minute Walk, a national effort led by The Trust for Public Land. These grants will help bolster local efforts to ensure that 100% of people in U.S. cities have access to parks or green space within a 10-minute walk of home by 2050.
We all know these are difficult times but we also realize that our friends and neighbors will be spending more time at home-in their neighborhoods and at parks and greenspaces.
NENO has a survey regarding our parks & greenspaces (not recreation centers or their programming) in the North End and we really hope you will take a few minutes to fill it out. It will really help when we are all advocating for our North End parks system. North End Parks & Greenspace Survey

Take The Survey