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New York, #1 Bike City

This experience was from two years ago, so the landscape has probably changed since then, but from what I gather, probably not. My friend got a job with Google Labs in New York and uprooted his family to move to Brooklyn. I was going to be in Annapolis, Maryland while touring with Minnesota Brass, so […]

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City Pages: Best Local Blog?

streets.mn has been nominated as a 2014 best local blog by the City Pages! We launched over two years ago in January 2011 as a handful of scrappy bloggers with a logo pieced together in Microsoft Paint (here is what we looked like right after our launch). I remember being ecstatic over the 6,000 hits […]

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Recap: Streets.MN Best of 2013

So. It’s over. 2013 is in the books. And, while we know you’ve been reading our Best Of series with fevered delight, how about a January 1 recap of the magic that was 2013? Without further ado, your complete list of 2013 Best Of, as chosen by YOU, our readers. Best Minnesota County Seat: Grand […]

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2013 Best Riparian Corridor

2013 is drawing to a close, and so is the streets.mn Best of 2013.  The last, but certainly not least, “best of” post for 2013 is for riparian corridor.  Readers voted, and the results are in. Not too surprisingly, the readers chose Minnehaha Creek.  The Creek’s watershed drains 181 square miles, and includes 129 lakes, 27 […]

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Cascade State Park/Superior Hiking Trail

2013 Best Rural Trail: Superior Hiking Trail

As urbanists, many of us love us some Minneapolis and some Saint Paul, and even some Duluth, Rochester and Mankato. But there’s nothing like getting out of town and looking at some stars, maybe a moose or two, and leaving bus routes far behind. For our readers, the top place to do this is the […]

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2013 Best Sports Venue: Target Field

Sports venues remain a major piece of shared culture in 2013 USA.  Thousands of strangers gather together on gameday, sharing only a passion for their sporting team on the field (or court, rink, etc), and perhaps a love of beer and hot dogs.  We revel in victory as one, despair in defeat together, and the […]

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2013 Best Neighborhood for Families in St. Paul: Mac-Groveland

The Mac-Groveland neighborhood has been voted the best neighborhood for young families in St. Paul by Streets.MN readers (inching out Hamline –Midway and Highland Park by only 2 and 3 votes).   Profiling Mac-Groveland is difficult, especially on the evening of December 23rd as one prepares for Christmas. It’s a nice place, what else is there to say? There is […]

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Staircase leading down from Our Lady of Lourdes church in Minneapolis

2013 Best Place for Utilitarian Walking: Riverplace

If you’re walking to get somewhere, according to Streets.MN readers, the place to do it is East Hennepin Avenue to SE Main Street through Riverplace in Minneapolis. In the Best Place for Utilitarian Walking category, almost 30% of readers (14 votes out of 48) thought this walk from Hennepin over to the stairs at Riverplace […]

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2013 Best Neighborhood for Young Families in Minneapolis: Kingfield

In 2008 the City Pages voted the Riverview Café as Best Place to Meet Other Parents. That very year the Minneapolis Public Schools elected to close Howe, an elementary school located one block away. How tone-deaf, I thought at the time. The school board should have read the City Pages and they’d have chosen to leave […]

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2013 Best Place for Utilitarian Cycling: Summit Avenue

As a citizen cyclist, AKA utilitarian cyclist, A to B cyclist, commuter, I gladly embraced the task of reporting and commenting on: The Best Place for Utilitarian Pedaling With 45 respondents (in the survey game we call this the n size) the results are as follows: Summit Avenue                                             29% Light Rail Trail (along Hiawatha)                […]

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