Coast Guard Begins Clearing Minneapolis’ Icy Sidewalks — PHOTO ESSAY

Minneapolis, MN — In response to widespread community activism, Minneapolis began deploying ice cutter ships on loan from the US Coast Guard to clear its icy sidewalks. As the cutters began working in the background, both Minneapolis and Duluth mayors joined hands and announced the new initiative.

“Thanks to our good friends at the US Coast Guard, our sidewalks will be free from ice for the busy walking season,” stated an elated Minneapolis Mayor Hodges. “Yes,” added Duluth Mayor Ness. “What she said.”

The four cutters, on loan from the Duluth Coast Guard Station, are expected to operate through the night until sidewalks are clear. (Except in North Minneapolis.)









Bill Lindeke

About Bill Lindeke

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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.