Archive | January, 2014

Should The Dorothy Day Center Relocate?

“I hate being reminded how unequal things are in this city that I love. I hate that I’m forced to confront how little I’m doing about it. And I hate what my lack of generosity says about me, especially on the days I stop at the Starbucks one block down for a $2.15 tea.” – Amanda […]

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Road Infrastructure 101 Part II – Who Pays

This post is the second in a three part series on MN road infrastructure, use, and funding.  Part I can be read here, check back for the finale over the next week.   Bill’s latest post highlights the nature of educated and well-meaning folks’ lack of real data to back up certain opinions when it […]

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Podcast #54 – Towards a Sustainable Minneapolis with Brendon Slotterback

The podcast this week is a conversation with Brendon Slotterback, longtime Streets.mn writer and sustainability program coordinator for the city of Minneapolis. Brendon has been leading the city’s efforts to develop and achieve a set of sustainability metrics, targets aimed at reducing energy use, pollution, and increasing social equity in Minnesota’s largest city. We met […]

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Happy New Year

Friday Photo – Cedar Riverside Fire

By now most of you have probably heard about the tragic fire that occurred in Cedar Riverside on New Year’s day. Fires, especially in the winter, have been eerie spectacles photographed throughout the cities’ history. The aftermath of the fire in Cedar Riverside. Photo by Kevin Horn. This photograph of a hotel fire in downtown […]

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Tax-Cut Urbanism: A Thought Experiment

The holiday season is a magical time. Conspicuous consumption, massive hangovers, and repeated family dinners where people pretend they like one another. For me, it’s also one of the one or two annual moments where I get to argue with my conservative, talk radio addled cousins about politics. And this magical year, after a few […]

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Car Commercial Accidentally Hilarious

This commercial, for the 2014 Nissan Rogue, is accidentally hilarious. Saw it several times during the Rose Bowl (presented by Vizio) and couldn’t believe it. This commercial is literally: Hey, buy this car and use it to commute, except commuting by car sucks, so actually take the train. Who was in charge of this? 2014 […]

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Happy Birthday Streets.MN

Happy Birthday Streets.MN, Today or so you are two years old, (though it depends on how you date it). As with anything there are many parents. The most direct is the earlier Twin Cities Streets for People site, (featuring Antonio Rosell, Bill Lindeke and Matty Lang, among others) which dates to 2007, and which many […]

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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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