Category: Announcements

Act Now on Hennepin Avenue

In early March 2021, at the third open house, the City of Minneapolis presented two options for the future Hennepin Avenue reconstruction project between Lake Street and Douglas Avenue. Hennepin Avenue was last reconstructed in 1957, so this is a huge opportunity to weigh in on a street we’ll be living with for the next […]

Introducing the 2021 streets.mn Board of Directors

As a fully member-supported and volunteer organization, streets.mn’s mission is driven by our authors and supported by our Board of Directors. Every year, we recruit a new cohort of board members via a call for applicants, and each serves a two year term. Here is this year’s board! New Board Members in 2021 Andrew Rankin […]

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Celebrating the 1-year Anniversary of the streets.mn Climate Committee

On December 29, 2019, seven people met at Dual Citizen Brewery in St. Paul, and there we created the streets.mn Climate Emergency Committee. We had a few in-person writing meet-ups before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, and even though none of us could anticipate the events that followed throughout the year of 2020, we maintained […]

National Links: Barcelona’s 10 Year Superblock Plan

Every day at The Overhead Wire, 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 D.C. region. […]

Extended Deadline! Become a streets.mn Board Member

Whew! The last few weeks have been a wild ride, to say the least. I will admit that a few things may have inadvertently fallen off of my to-do list. I imagine some of you might be able to say the same.  That’s why streets.mn is extending its board recruitment period until Tuesday, November 17, […]

Become a streets.mn Board Member

streets.mn has begun our annual board recruitment drive and is seeking board members for the 2021-22 term. We seek individuals who will improve the board balance of racial, ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, and sexual identities to more accurately represent Minnesota. We also welcome board members from a variety of occupations and perspectives – one must […]

What Happened to the Comments?

We’re turning off the comments for a little bit. Here’s why. Psychologists don’t recommend trying to address trauma while you’re still in danger. Step 1, get out of danger. Step 2, deal with your mental health. What’s different about 2020 is that there’s no way out. Climate change, racial injustice, an air-borne pathogen that has […]

Help be an extra set of eyes. Volunteer to edit on streets.mn

Create Change for a Better World; Be a Volunteer Editor for streets.mn

Do you want to make a positive volunteer contribution while still maintaining safe social distancing? Or do you know someone who does? Please help us pass the word. We need volunteer editors to join our Editorial Board and help proof articles before they get posted on streets.mn. It’s the perfect volunteer job because you only […]

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Towards a Carbon Audit of streets.mn

Happy Earth Day, from the Climate Emergency Committee. When we established our committee a few months ago, one of the first items on our to-do list was to take a look at the carbon footprint of ourselves, as streets dot mn. Carbon emissions need to drop, and there’s no reason why we as an organization […]

streets.mn Actions Related to COVID-19

Since our founding, streets.mn has been devoted to community-based discussion of better places in Minnesota. Today, we want to let our readers, supporters and volunteers know how we are adjusting our operations as we face COVID-19. We are closely monitoring developments related to coronavirus and taking specific actions to help protect our volunteers and communities. […]