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Hello streets.mn readers. By now I am sure you are aware we are holding our annual streets.mn Winter Fundraiser on Wednesday, December 19th (purchase tickets here). While streets.mn is fortunate to count many among you as supporters, it is entirely possible some of you are asking “Why should I give money to streets.mn?” Let me […]

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Along Old Highway 61 to Duluth, A Phototour, Part Two

This is Part Two of a phototour of Old Highway 61 to Duluth. Previously we covered St. Paul to White Bear Lake, now we continue north at Forest Lake. Forest Lake Early on the cutoff to where the road from Minneapolis met the road from St. Paul to Duluth moved from White Bear Lake to […]

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Hello, my fellow snow-shoveling, salt-shuffling, sofa-snuggling streets.mn readers! Whether you’re new to the site or a streets.mn veteran, there has never been a better a better time to join streets.mn as a member. Why, you ask? Because if you join today through December 19 (the date of the streets.mn winter fundraiser), you will receive not […]

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The Remains of a Lost Icon

July 24, 2016 St. Anthony Park, Como, North End 23 miles Another nice day for a ride, this time to the northern edge of Saint Paul. The first stop – for a window – came in the St. Anthony Park neighborhood. St. Anthony Park One of the gorgeous stained glass window at 897 Raymond Avenue. […]

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Interview with Chris Carlier on Urban Mascots

Urban mascots have been sweeping the internets over the last few years, thanks firstly to the country of Japan and their particular brand of civic pride, and thanks secondly to Chris Carlier, a British photographer with a wonderful Mondo Mascots blog and Twitter account.  Given the latent passion within the streets.mn community for urban mascots, […]

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Sunday Summary – November 25, 2018

Looking ahead – join us for winter fun and fundraising at our annual Winter Fundraiser on December 19 for food, conversation and The Theater for Public Policy – get tickets here! And looking back, here’s last week, a light holiday week, on streets.mn   The Quarterly Transit Report — November 2018 is Aaron Isaacs regular feature with updates on […]

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To the Gulf of Minneapolis

July 10, 2016 Downtown, West Side 18.3 Miles I frequently look at maps of Saint Paul. Call it a “blogupational” hazard. Sometimes I’ll plan a ride with the help of Google maps. Occasionally I’ll use an official City of Saint Paul paper map. Street maps from the mid and late- 1800s to the 2010s are […]

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St. Andrew’s Church and the American Landscape

Editor’s note / correction: The original post did not state that Bob Roscoe is a paid consultant on this project. Per streets.mn editorial policy #14, possible conflicts of interest should be disclosed before publication. streets.mn regrets the error.   Many places of worship are built for unambiguously ecclesiastic use for the religious function of its […]

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Along Old Highway 61 to Duluth: A Phototour, Part One

Sometimes the fun is the journey, not the destination, and thus my series of phototours of scenic, notable, or historic highways and the sights found on or nearby. After a few much shorter ones for my former North Star Highways site, I did a full one on US 14 across southern Minnesota. Next up is […]

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Minneapolis Should Embrace Entropy, Dockless Bikes

If you are interested in Twin Cities history, one of the more amusing things this year was the parallel development in Minneapolis and Saint Paul of dockless bike sharing systems. Dockless bikes are a big leap forward in bike sharing technology —  the use of which is something that tech blogger Kottke recently compared to bluetooth […]

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