Author Archive | Julie Kosbab

streets.mn Blogger Featured on WCCO

It’s been quite a week — first, one of our contributors appeared on KARE to talk about disappearing sidewalks. Yesterday, another contributor was cited in the StarTribune re: that Vikings pedestrian bridge and its $6 million price tag. Today? WCCO featured Nick Magrino’s perspective on that bridge. We’re proud to be providing a venue for […]

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streets.mn Featured on KARE 11

Streets.mn contributor Sean Hayford Oleary was featured on tonight’s KARE 11 news, discussing disappearing suburban crosswalks, as covered by Monte Castleman on site. Thanks to KARE for bringing this issue to a wider audience! Streets.mn is a non-profit and is volunteer run. We rely on your support to keep the servers running. If you value […]

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SWLRT Alternatives

SWLRT: A Retrospective Link Roundup

Have you heard the news today, oh boy? (Okay, yesterday.) The costs of the SWLRT are ballooning — up to $2B, in fact. By the math, that’s 333 Vikings pedestrian bridges, and change. Between ongoing legal and political battles from city, county and suburbs, to newly-identified soil contamination that’s worse than anticipated, to an improved […]

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Minneapolis Via Creative Commons

Put a Lid on It?

There’s quite a bit of chitter-chatter about lidding the I35W interstate through Cedar-Riverside, coming out of downtown. First, the Star-Tribune wrote about it. Then Charlie Zelle mentioned it at Policy & A Pint on January 16: Charlie Zelle’s mention of putting a lid on 35W between downtown & U of M solicits cheers from the […]

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Search Volume - Writers

You’ll Never Believe Who The Most-Searched For streets.mn Writer Is…

Our writers are awesome. Some of them, apparently, “incessantly” Google themselves. Others? May have stalkers. Here’s a peek at our most-searched for writers — and the most clicked on writers. Bill, put down the Google. Nick, look into witness protection. Streets.mn is a non-profit and is volunteer run. We rely on your support to keep […]

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Thanksgiving Assignment

Community: First Grade Thanksgiving Edition

In preparation for Thanksgiving, my son’s first grade class constructed three villages to compare and contrast the ways of life of three peoples: The Wampanoag Indians, 17th century Plymouth Plantation, and the Modern Suburb. First, the handout. This came home in his backpack, conveniently labeled with his specific assignment: Initial reaction: “He has to build […]

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Legislators on the Stone Arch Bridge

Seeing Minneapolis with the NCSL Bipartisan Bike Ride

The National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) have a conference every year to talk about legislating. And states. And such. This year, it took place in Minneapolis. Beyond a veritable smorgasbord of sessions ranging from community corrections to sales tax, attendees got to experience Minneapolis in a number of ways. On Friday morning, BikeMN and Bike […]

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Jim Oberstar

In Memoriam: Jim Oberstar (1934-2014)

Former Congressman and longtime transportation champion Jim Oberstar died unexpectedly Saturday morning at age 79. News outlets are all posting the usual obituaries that one expects for a man of distinction and achievement. He was a giant for transportation, not only in Minnesota, but in the United States. He was a member of the House […]

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