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Reader Survey Results: Economics of Amtrak from Minneapolis to Duluth

On March 27, we posted about the numbers surrounding the proposed $600 million investment to bring Amtrak rail service along a corridor between Minneapolis and Duluth. Many of you shared your stories of rail and bus travel, and many expressed a deep appreciation for the comfort and conveniences of travel by rail. To learn more, I created a […]

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Reader Survey: What Would You Pay for Minneapolis-Duluth Rail Service?

On March 27, we posted about the numbers surrounding the proposed $600 million investment to bring Amtrak rail service along a corridor between Minneapolis and Duluth. Many of you shared your stories of rail and bus travel, and many expressed a deep appreciation for the comfort and conveniences of travel by rail. In an effort […]

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Snow covered bike path with bike basket and bar mitts in foreground. River with railing and bridge, plus dawning sun and grey clouds.

Sunday Summary – January 20, 2019

Last week was busy here on streets.mn with current events, project reviews, and a variety of journeys.  Plus, of course, some regular features. Get up to speed… Winter! I love winter – especially snowy winter – and think being active outside is the way to be warm and enjoy the season. Others agree – Jenny […]

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Map Monday: Duluth & Winnipeg Railroad Map, c. 1881

Via Perfect Duluth Day, here’s a map showing an early railroad connection from Duluth to the northwest, all the way to Winnipeg. This was right in the middle of the era when both cities were booming. Here’s the map, which also shows early railroad era connections from Duluth into Wisconsin: And an expandable close-up of […]

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Podcast #111: A Vision for Duluth’s Superior Street with Ben Garland

The podcast this week is a conversation with Ben Garland, a Duluth resident who runs a small business in the hillside neighborhood. Over the last year or so, Garland has been organizing to try and change the design for a street reconstruction project on Superior Street in downtown Duluth. Superior Street is Duluth’s main street, […]

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Duluth City Council Candidate Forum on Transportation Equity

This candidate forum will give Duluth voters the opportunity to hear city council candidates discuss their vision for transportation equity and active transportation (bus, bike, walk) in Duluth. Hosted by Duluth Bikes, Zeitgeist Center for Arts & Community, Arc Northland, Community Action Duluth, and MN Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG at UMD).

Program:
5:30PM Doors Open
6:00PM Forum Begins
7:15PM: Social Hour & Meet and Greet

Refreshments provided.
The event is free and open to the public.

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Map Monday: Duluth as the Center of Half the Country

Via Perfect Duluth Day, this is a funny map from a civic booster-era advertisement touting the centrality of Duluth in 1888. The cartographer drew a line separating the country into two geographic catchments, the Chicago half and the Duluth half of the USA. Sort of a fun line to draw, in a way. I guess… […]

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Sunday Summary – February 28, 2016

Almost Leap Day!  More important – almost March 1 and Caucus Day (find your caucus here)!  Why caucus? Engaged, knowledgeable people like streets.mn readers can help build party platforms and elect candidates who will do good things for transportation and land use from the local level on up. Caucuses are also a great place to […]

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Map of the Day: Duluth’s Canal Parking

After a ridiculously warm weekend, it seems like spring has arrived early. Before you know it, thousands of us Minneapolis-types will be driving up Interstate 35 to the cool shores of Gitche Gumee. Since its post-industrial low point a few decades ago, Duluth has built Canal Park into one of the top-drawing tourist spots in the state. […]

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Map Monday: Duluth c. 1887

Here’s a map of Duluth, via the great Perfect Duluth Day site, showing the city in 1887: For Minnesota, Duluth is a really old city with Native American, fur trading, and lots of industrial history. By the 1880s, the recession of the 1870s was over and the city was booming again. According to Wikipedia: In […]

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