Author Archive | Paul Jahn

Google Maps in the Minneapolis Bottineau Neighborhood

Note: Original post is from the LocalMN Stories blog in July, 2017. It’s edited just a bit regarding any recent changes to my knowledge. Definitely comment away if there are more! Plus, it’s chilly outside. Thinking happy summer thoughts. The Bottineau neighborhood is at the very north end of the 3rd ward. Google Maps does make it a bit […]

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Paul and Danielle’s Downtown Rochester DMC Districts Walk

So, it’s time for a streets.mn walk again and this time I’m in Rochester walking with my niece, Danielle as we went through a couple Rochester Destination Medical Center (DMC) sub-districts. Very short story – it’s where I grew up, studied piano, worked at a Shopko, rented in a 4-plex with a buddy, trekked the pedestrian […]

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Luxton Park, Glendale Townhomes, and a Missing Link

About a year and a half ago, I walked around the Luxton Park area for the first time. The park itself wasn’t really kept up by the city including lots of trash and litter, and an almost unplayable soccer pitch combined with an unkept softball diamond. It certainly looks nicer now including the new playground. […]

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A Neighborhood Walk Through the New Pedestrian Nicollet-Boom Island Bridge

After material delays and over 6 months and $2M in the making, the Nicollet-Boom Island bridge is open again! In one way, it’s just a footbridge. We had a neighborhood one growing up in Rochester. I don’t remember much of it other than being a 10-year old and using it as a quick shortcut to get […]

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The Palace Theatre, St. Paul’s W. 7th Place and its Pedestrian Mall

West 7th Place in St. Paul has often been a small and cool pedestrian area for me. It’s also been a pre-event meetup place at (now closed) Wild Tymes for a concert at the X a few blocks away, or next door to it at the least desirable venue in the Twin Cities. Dating back […]

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Destination Motley – A New Type of Minneapolis Neighborhood

It wasn’t until a month or so ago when I first heard about Motley. It’s the neighborhood, gateway, destination area thing just east of the U. That was my understanding, anyway. There was a U of M + Motley Open Streets in September and many including myself were just wondering exactly what is Motley? Here’s a […]

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Upper Harbor Terminal Amphitheater and a North Minneapolis Riverfront

Looking at the surface, an amphitheater at the Upper Harbor Terminal (UHT) would be fantastic. Selfishly, it’s just over 2 miles from me and the thought of seeing an outdoor concert at 10,000 capacity, and within walking distance is almost a dream. Awesome-O! I was intrigued enough to take a walk on the grid to hopefully […]

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Businesses and Community Along Nicollet Open Streets Minneapolis

One thing I look forward to when going to Open Streets events is to look at local businesses and community involvement along the routes. Open Streets Minneapolis – Nicollet is amongst my favorite. On a single lane street that’s usually too dangerous for drivers to view anything other than the road, these local businesses are […]

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Hall’s Island. Not an Island. Ok, an Island Again

I first visited Hall’s Island first before it was and island, for the 2nd time. To me it was a big parcel of land that Wilco played at a couple years ago. Why was it an island over 50 years ago, why not in 2016, and why again today? A brief history. The first known survey of […]

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Samatar Crossing Now Open for Engagement

Samatar Crossing is now open, a bike/ped path bridging the Cedar/Riverside and Downtown East neighborhoods together. This alone is a nice step forward to engage with each other’s neighbors. “This is saying to our Somali population, to our new American population, ‘Yes you are part of this city, you matter and we want you here,’” said Minneapolis […]

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