Fall street sweeping set to begin

Minneapolis' fall street sweeping will begin in mid-October, and it will take approximately one month to clean all 1,100 miles of city roads, a city news release said.

City officials again ask residents to keep leaves and other debris out of the streets and gutters. Stormwater carries the decomposing material into lakes and waterways. It overfertilizes the lakes, contributes to algae growth, and hurts water quality for swimming and fishing.

Instead, city officials ask residents to bag leaves and yard waste. Public Works crews will collect them during weekly garbage collection through the week of Nov. 15.

Watch for the no parking signs to avoid a tow. Parking is banned from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on streets the day of a scheduled sweep.