Mendota community URGENTLY seeks assistance

Update from Linda Brown (06/29/99)

Dear Friends, There will be another Watershed Meeting this Thursday July 1st at 6:30PM at the Minnetonka City Hall. I did not make it to the last meeting and have been waiting for a copy of the transcript from that meeting to pass on info to you, we have not been able to get a final approved and corrected copy, I do know that they had some conditions and concerns about the project. I will let you know whatr these are when I get the copy of the meeting minutes. It is important that as many people as possible show up for these meetings. "Green Cities" the organization that filed a law suit against the parkboard's decision to transfer the Minnehaha Park land to MNDOT so they can build the road through the park, is trying to raise the money to appeal Judge Lang's decision that this was legal. I will find out an address for contributions if anyone would like to help with this. We are still working on some things on the Federal level I will let you know more on this later. We are still requesting that you write letters to the Federal officials whose addresses were sent in earlier emails. The bids have gone out for the road starting at 46th St to 52nd St. and they are saying that the bids for the road from 52nd St to Hwy 62 will be let at the end of July. Time grows short. Your prayers and support are still needed. Pidamiya, Love Linda

NOTE: I have continued to leave the following in these updates because we still need some calls and letters written. Since you are reading this, please help out with at least an email.....
U.S. Senators and Representatives via clickable map

U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
Names, Addresses, email to Senate Committee Members.
Governer Jesse Ventura   Phone: (651) 297-9500
State Capitol Building
75 Constitution Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55155

Commissioner Elwyn Tinklenberg  Phone: (651) 296-3000  Fax: (651) 296-3587
MNDOT 395 John Ireland Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55155

Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton  Phone: (612) 673-2100
350 S. 5th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55415

U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone Phone: (202) 224-5641, fax (202) 224-8438
136 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington D.C.  20510

Mr. Alan Steger Division Administrator FHWA Phone: (651) 291-6100
Sheryl Martin
Galtier Plaza, Suite 500
175 E. 5th St.
St Paul, MN  55101

Bruce Eberly Historic Preservatin Officer FHWA Phone: (202) 366-2060
C/O HEP -40, room 3240
Washington D.C. 20590

Ann Boland, National Register of Historic Preservation
Dept of the Interior                           Phone (202) 343-9500
Box 37127
Washington D.C.  20013-7127

Bruce Babbit Secretary of the Interior
Dept. of the Interior
1849 C Street NW
Washington D.C. 20240 202208-7351

President William Clinton    Phone: (202) 4565-1414
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, DC 20500

Vice President Al Gore       Phone: (202) 4565-1414
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington DC,  20500

Janet Reno U.S. Attorney General  Phone: (202) 737-5214
Justice Dept.
600 E. St. NW
Washington,DC 20090

The Mendota are a non-profit organization and reciepts will be supplied for
those who request them.  Send donations to:
Checks or money orders may be made payable to MMDC.
     Mendota Medewakanton Dakota Community
     PO Box 50835
     Mendota, MN 55150
Contact numbers are Linda M. Brown - (612) 944-7290 FAX (612) 944-0105 or Bob Brown, Chairman - (612) 576-9686 FAX (612) 576-0632 We ask that everyone send what they it money or supplies. PLEASE HELP PROTECT OUR SACRED SITES!

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