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Last Week in MPLS episode 8

In episode 8 of Last Week in MPLS, Scott welcomes Tom back from Alabama and they talk about: Meat and three Druid City Brewing The 61-car pile-up Brian Hart David Foster Wallace biopic, starring Jason Segel and Jesse Rosenberg, shooting in the Mall of America Bob “Again” Carney, Jr. and the mayoral race “Touching up” […]

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Hire a Marathon Planner

What’s the best way to see a place? Run a marathon. There is no better way to experience a city than running through it. Okay – so I used to play A LOT of SimCity. Thanks Jordan. I appreciate the support (and humor). Here’s my advice: hire a marathon planner. Look at the selected route, find where it goes and why. […]

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Keeping Green Streets Alive

Rain gardens and other streetside stormwater retention systems are designed to infiltrate street runoff, retain pollutants, and incorporate attractive plantings.  That is the vision, but the reality is that they are hard to get right, particularly in a cold climate like Minnesota.  What makes a curb-cut rain garden project sucessful? The move to install decentralized […]

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Water for our future

Streets.mn has me on assignment in mostly sunnier San Diego, and besides seeing a lot of cool animals, this trip has me thinking about water (ok, not on assignment, but on vacation).  San Diego is classified as semi-arid to arid, receiving less than 12 inches of rain per year.  Typical suburban yards look a lot […]

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Newflash: St. Paul isn’t Minneapolis (and that’s a good thing)

If you were to read the City of St. Paul’s legislative wish list, you’d see a list of big projects such as: $14 million to improve the Children’s Museum $7 million for parking and transportation improvements at Como Park $32 million loan forgiveness tied to the Xcel Energy Center (in an effort to not pay […]

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