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City Pages: Best Local Blog?

streets.mn has been nominated as a 2014 best local blog by the City Pages! We launched over two years ago in January 2011 as a handful of scrappy bloggers with a logo pieced together in Microsoft Paint (here is what we looked like right after our launch). I remember being ecstatic over the 6,000 hits […]

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Recap: Streets.MN Best of 2013

So. It’s over. 2013 is in the books. And, while we know you’ve been reading our Best Of series with fevered delight, how about a January 1 recap of the magic that was 2013? Without further ado, your complete list of 2013 Best Of, as chosen by YOU, our readers. Best Minnesota County Seat: Grand […]

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2013 Best Riparian Corridor

2013 is drawing to a close, and so is the streets.mn Best of 2013.  The last, but certainly not least, “best of” post for 2013 is for riparian corridor.  Readers voted, and the results are in. Not too surprisingly, the readers chose Minnehaha Creek.  The Creek’s watershed drains 181 square miles, and includes 129 lakes, 27 […]

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2013 Best Sports Venue: Target Field

Sports venues remain a major piece of shared culture in 2013 USA.  Thousands of strangers gather together on gameday, sharing only a passion for their sporting team on the field (or court, rink, etc), and perhaps a love of beer and hot dogs.  We revel in victory as one, despair in defeat together, and the […]

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2013 Best Neighborhood for Families in St. Paul: Mac-Groveland

The Mac-Groveland neighborhood has been voted the best neighborhood for young families in St. Paul by Streets.MN readers (inching out Hamline –Midway and Highland Park by only 2 and 3 votes).   Profiling Mac-Groveland is difficult, especially on the evening of December 23rd as one prepares for Christmas. It’s a nice place, what else is there to say? There is […]

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2013 Best Place for Utilitarian Cycling: Summit Avenue

As a citizen cyclist, AKA utilitarian cyclist, A to B cyclist, commuter, I gladly embraced the task of reporting and commenting on: The Best Place for Utilitarian Pedaling With 45 respondents (in the survey game we call this the n size) the results are as follows: Summit Avenue                                             29% Light Rail Trail (along Hiawatha)                […]

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2013 Best Civic Booster: R.T. Rybak

In 1930, noted Minnesotan Sinclair Lewis received the Nobel Prize in Literature mostly for lampooning Minnesotan provincial boosterism. In some ways, not much has changed. We still set the bar pretty darn high when it comes to hometown homers. And this year, just in time for his denauguration, Streets.mn readers have voted to give a […]

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