streets.m(ad)n(ess) – Call for Nominations

What a time to be alive!

There’s a lot going on around here: cranes and trains all over, new bike lanes, new parklets, and new possibilities! In the spirit of getting in on the March bracket-making action, we are happy to announce the first annual streets.m(ad)n(ess) Tournament! Using the suggestions of you, our readers, we’re going to set up a bracket and have public voting to find out what you, the community, are most excited about.


What time range? It’s broad! Probably in the past year or so? That way we can do it again next year if it goes well.

What geographic area? The whole state, though keep in mind that most voters will be in the metro. What types of things? Many things! Some quick examples:

  • Green Line opening
  • Hennepin/Lyndale bottleneck reconstruction public process
  • Holidazzle Winter Market

Be specific!

We, the behind-the-scenes masters of, will seed them accordingly on the bracket and then open it up to public voting later this month. We reserve the right to ultimately fill out the bracket in a logical way. Will there be prizes? Maybe! Who knows? Each submission will get a brief write up as voting opens–you may end up being recruited to help with that, but we’ll see how it plays out.

Potential categories:

But it depends what we get! I’m hoping for at least 32 submissions, but optimally we’d get 33 or more and do zany play-in games.

So leave some comments with suggestions! Or Tweet them at us, or share them on our Facebook page, or dispatch a carrier pigeon to our downtown offices.

Nick Magrino

About Nick Magrino

Nick Magrino grew up all over the place but has lived in the Loring Park neighborhood of Minneapolis longer than anywhere else. He has a new cat, Sweater, and does not use hashtags at @nickmagrino. He is probably on a bus right now.