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On Civic Mascots, Civic Pride & the City of St. Paul

(With major input from Andy Singer, Bill Lindeke, and Tom Basgen,but especially Andy.   Last week, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter announced that St. Paul’s annual July 4 fireworks are a no-go this year. Naturally, the comments – both on Facebook and on the local news sites – are displeased. Accusations are being flung that […]

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2017: By The Numbers

For fun, we thought we’d share some highlights from the year that has been on streets.mn. Audience Facts: We had more than 250,000 unique visitors to the site. They read, on average, 2.38 pages. We served up more than 1 million pages of content! 35% of our visitors were between ages 25 and 34, with […]

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Hooray, Hooray, it’s Election Day

Today, November 7, 2017 is election day throughout the state. The Minneapolis and St. Paul elections are notable because they include mayoral races and a variety of other posts, such as city council and parks board in Minneapolis. You can review the streets.mn election coverage for the city elections at this handy link: https://streets.mn/category/2017-voter-guide/ You can […]

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Staving Off Bikesharing Shrinkage

A couple of days before the Nice Ride season started this year, I looked at their map to scout out stations by TCF Stadium. I was getting ready to go to a soccer game there and was looking forward to being able to use Nice Ride to get to or from games. But my neighborhood […]

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Winter Playground in the Realm of Boreas

This coming Saturday, February 4th is the Saint Paul Winter Carnival’s Torchlight parade. If you have never been, I highly encourage you to go. I brought my friend, Mary, for the first time last year and this was her review: “This is the strangest parade I have ever been to, but it is the best […]

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Why streets.mn Matters to Me

Tomorrow, November 17, 2016, is Give to the Max day, and streets.mn is one of the many organizations that generous Minnesotans can support with their donations. If you don’t want to wait, you can actually schedule a gift today that will “count” for tomorrow. Click here to donate now. Now that the ask is out of […]

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streets.mn 2016 Fundraiser: Save the Date!

Hello streets.mn community and friends! Since our humble beginnings in 2012, we’ve grown into an organization with over a hundred writers and thousands of readers across the state, region, and nation. Our mission has been to expand the conversation on land use and transportation issues in the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota, and we hope […]

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Eight Steps To Improve Urbanism

We need to stop building bad places. We don’t need to build Rome or Paris. We just need to stop building Houston. The following eight rules apply to every major and mid-sized city with no exceptions. If your leaders don’t do these, somebody else will. And, you’ll have people asking in 10 years time why you […]

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Best Local Blog For Particular People? Vote Us. Support Us.

Have you voted yet? As previously noted, Streets.MN is up for Best Local Blog in the CityPages Readers’ Choice Awards. We’re facing tough competition, including dogs and food — we love dogs and food too. But, without trying to sound like narcissists, we hope you love us too. Voting goes through April 4. You can […]

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Hooray, Hooray: New Minnesota Bicycle-Friendly Communities Named

The League of American Bicyclists recently named a new round of Bicycle Friendly Communities and businesses. Several Minnesota communities have jumped through the hoops and made this list, including Richfield, Winona and Duluth. Previous awardees include Greater Mankato, Minneapolis, Rochester, St. Paul, Bemidji, Grand Marais, and Grand Rapids. Minnesota itself ranks #4 among the 50 […]

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