Archive | November, 2016

Come for Scintillating Discussion, Stay for Great Beer

The 2nd annual awesome streets.mn wintertime fundraiser is this week and I hope you can come. There are at least two reasons you should come. First, we’ll be having an exciting special guest, Adam Duinick, the chair of the Metropolitan Council, the premiere regional government in the entire United States, who will be attending and […]

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Walking the Bridges of the Mississippi River

Did you know that you there are 23 bridges in Minneapolis and Saint Paul that allow you to walk or roll across the Mississippi River? This October, I spent a weekend walking across 19 of them and am in love with this way of experiencing the river and our twin cities. This route was so much […]

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Podcast #93: Visiting Minneapolis’ Lost Skid Row with James Eli Shiffer

Hello! This week’s podcast is a conversation with James Eli Shiffer, a writer and editor at the Star Tribune, about his recent book the King of Skid Row: John Bacich and the Twilight Years of Old Minneapolis. The book is an in-depth account of Shiffer’s research into the old Gateway area of downtown Minneapolis, centered […]

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Calling All Artists: Midtown Greenway In Need of Art

  Editor’s Note: One of the missing voices in bicycle planning in the Twin Cities is college students. This series aims to include the perspectives of a generation that is much less likely than their parents to own vehicles. The authors are Macalester students enrolled in the “Bicycling the Urban Landscape” course. The overarching objective […]

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Rochester, MN : A Question of UBER importance

Although I live in Minneapolis now, I grew up about 90 miles south of Minneapolis in Rochester, MN.  For those of you that aren’t aware, Rochester is a neat little place.  It’s also a strange little place that has been in a state of change for a number of years now. The folk song of […]

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Map Monday: Minneapolis Racial Covenants in 1951

Historyapolis‘ amazing work on the history of racism and real estate in the Twin Cities continues with this map showing racial covenants in Minneapolis over time. Here’s the cumulative total (so far!) from 1951.   Racial covenants were part of a suite of racist practices and policies that profoundly shaped Northern cities in the 20th century. […]

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11 Reasons I’ll Attend Thursday’s Fundraiser

The streets.mn annual fundraiser party is coming up on December 1st! You’re invited to join the party (RSVP here) and in return, please do your part and donate. Here are a few reasons I donate – add yours in the comments: I love reading 46+ comment threads, especially the ones parsing “tax levies” and “tax rates,” parking […]

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National Links: Urban Mind Control, Driving Revolutions, and More!

Every day at The Direct Transfer we collect news about cities and send the links to our email list.  At the end of the week we take some of the most popular stories and post them to Greater Greater Washington, a group blog similar to streets.mn that focuses on urban issues in the DC region.  […]

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Sunday Summary – November 27, 2016

We’ve now observed Thanksgiving, Black Friday or Opt Out Friday, Small Business Saturday and perhaps you now have a minute to sit down and read this week’s posts before Cyber Monday. Also mark your calendar to join streets.mn on December 1, 2016 for our fundraiser; meet streets.mn board members, other streets.mn readers, win prizes, and have […]

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Get on the Path to Happiness

Editor’s Note: One of the missing voices in bicycle planning in the Twin Cities is college students. This series aims to include the perspectives of a generation that is much less likely than their parents to own vehicles. The authors are Macalester students enrolled in the “Bicycling the Urban Landscape” course. The overarching objective is […]

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