Minnehaha neighborhood is located in south Minneapolis. The neighborhood is bound on the east by Hiawatha Avenue, on the south by 54th Street East, on the west by 34th Avenue South and on the north by Minnehaha Parkway East. Minnehaha and its neighbor Hiawatha both received their names from an Ojibwe mentioned in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, The Song of Hiawatha. Minnehaha means “laughing waters,” [author note: this is inaccurate] as the waterfall in what is now Minnehaha Park were dubbed in Longfellow’s poem.
Source: City of Minneapolis profile of Minnehaha neighborhood
Kelly and Ian Stade have lived in their Minnehaha home since 2008. Kelly and Ian are both librarians at Hennepin County Library. Kelly manages the St. Louis Park Library and Ian works at Special Collections at Minneapolis Central Library. Ian helps manage the Hennepin County Library Tumblr blog. In their free-time they read, bicycle in the neighborhood, ski and hike at Fort Snelling State Park. They spend a lot of time in their backyard with their cats under their stately Elm tree. Kelly volunteers for the Tubman Center and Ian is involved in their church, St. Joan of Arc.