Author Archive | Julie Kosbab

Fuel Consumption

Chart of the Day: US Fuel Consumption 1999-2018

Via the Federal Highway Administration Twitter account, today’s chart shows US fuel consumption continues to increase year over year. This represents the seventh straight year of increase. Specific information about commercial and personal use by state, including Minnesota, is available at https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policyinformation/statistics/2018/mf21.cfm.

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Festivus 2019: Detours For The Rest of Us

It is time once again to honor Festivus with decor and activities befitting the day, as we do each year. The Festivus Pole We shall start the observance with a pole. While we have done this before and so you may think us lazy, we are going with a bollard once again for our pole, […]

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Map Monday: Trees & Urban Carbon Emissions in the Twin Cities

As you may be aware, trees mitigate carbon dioxide, a major greenhouse gas. As such, tree planting has gained popularity as a form of carbon offset, with some cities and states providing incentives to plant trees as an offset activity. This 2015 study of the Twin Cities suggests that trees can help, but that they […]

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BBQ Trends BY State

Bonus Map: Uniquely Searched BBQ, By State

It’s not Monday, but in honor of July 4th, we bring you Google‘s look at uniquely searched BBQ sauces, by state: As you can see, Minnesota’s unique search trend is Korean BBQ.  Wisconsin and our Dakotan neighbors want homemade sauce. And Iowa? Sugar free. (All righty then, although part of the point of barbecue sauce […]

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Map Monday: Memorial Day Travel Safety

Happy Memorial Day! Today’s map recognizes that not only is this day about recognition of the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military, but also that many travel both in- and out of state for the day. (Three day weekend for white collar workers, amirite?) Based on the NHTSA data the […]

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Map Monday: Minnesota’s Great River Road

Spring is here, spring is here. Life is Skittles and life is beer. Among the other signs of spring in Minnesota, we have both river flooding, and scenic sights along Minnesota’s Great River Road. This includes the Apple Blossoms of La Crescent, eagles, birds and other wildlife emerging for the season. Today’s map features the […]

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Bike to Work Day is Coming!

It is Bike to Work Day in the Twin Cities on Friday! Perhaps you are biking to work. Maybe you will see all those joyous cyclists and think, “I would like to try that!” We have content that can help! streets.mn writers have written more than once about bike commuting. Whether it’s your first bike […]

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Map Monday: Minnesota Working Moms With Children Under 6

Mother’s Day was yesterday, but moms don’t get days off. Especially if you’re a working mom with children under 6. This map comes via the Humphrey School of Public Affairs’ Center on Women, Gender, and Public Policy and the American Community Survey. It shows that some of Minnesota’s most rural counties have the highest percentages […]

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Map Monday: Minnesota Plant Hardiness Zones

It’s May! Hooray! But don’t get ahead of yourselves with the excitement of planting green things. Today’s map is the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map, updated in 2012 with data through 2005. Plant hardiness indicates which plants are most likely to thrive. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into […]

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