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Walking All the Streets of Southern Lowry Hill

The Lowry Hill neighborhood is named for the “devil’s backbone” ridge that runs through it, approximately on the dividing line between my two walks. Thomas Lowry and his 19th-century peers lived on the north side of the hill, whereas this first walk concentrated on the more grid-like area to the south, largely developed in the […]

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Saint Paul Ward 1 Candidate Questionnaire: Abu Nayeem

For many years streets.mn has published questionnaires for candidates for local office in the Twin Cities so that our many interested readers can make better informed decisions when they participate in local political races. This year  I am focusing on the Saint Paul Ward 1 Council race.  The questions were compiled from community member inquiries […]

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SWLRT Construction: A Bike Tour of the Construction

If you have have driven, biked, walked, or heard the news in the southwest metro, you might be seeing construction. Especially with biking, this has caused an inconvenience for biking around. Many trails have been closed for multiple years, and detours are in place. However, I was curious and wanted to see the construction. I […]

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A History of Traffic Management Technology

Earlier I wrote about the history of our Interstate Highway System (Part One and Part Two) and how they were partly a 1930s response to growing urban congestion, as big of a threat to the freedom of mobility as mud and ruts were only a few decades before. However the dream of ending congestion didn’t […]

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Saint Paul Ward 1 Candidate Questionnaire: Dai Thao

For many years Streets.MN has published questionnaires for candidates for local office in the Twin Cities so that our many interested readers can make better informed decisions when they participate in local political races. This year  I am focusing on the Saint Paul Ward 1 Council race.  The questions were compiled from community member inquiries in my […]

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Manufacturing Consent: A Timeline of Policing and Propaganda in Minneapolis

[content warning/trigger warning: gun violence, police violence, murder, anti-Black and anti-Native abuse, r*pe, assault] 1821 The Metropolitan Police Department, the first municipal police force in the world, is created in London. The first American police force forms in Boston 17 years later. 1867 Minneapolis incorporates and the City Council establishes the Minneapolis Police Department, which […]

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Sunday Summary – October 13, 2019

As part of its year end work, the streets.mn Board is reviewing 2019 efforts and developing priorities for 2020.  We’d appreciate your help, too, as readers of streets.mn.  Click over to our board priorities survey by Saturday, October 19 to tell us how well you think we met goals and what needs attention and improvement […]

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Facts: Minneapolis Violent Crime Average Citywide, Up 69 Percent in Downtown West Over 11 Years

Check out the statistics used in this article: You can research Minneapolis crime statistics on the city website and check out the collected data behind this article’s charts on Google Sheets. Crime in Minneapolis has been a hot-button issue recently, flaring up tensions over perceptions of violent crime and a policing strategy to address it. […]

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How I Use My Bike

My bike is my primary mode of transportation. I’ve been biking regularly since I moved to Minneapolis for college 13 years ago and have spent the last eight years bike commuting. Over that time, I’ve figured out how to bike in fancy clothes, in the cold, with my dog, and with stuff. Here’s a photo […]

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Where the Sidewalk Ends: What Comes Next for Indian Mounds Park

I’m proud to say I’m a second-generation St. Paul resident – not that I’ve known that for a long time. I was introduced to St. Paul when I started my bachelor’s degree at Hamline University, nestled comfortably in the Midway. It was only then my father first told me stories of his childhood growing up […]

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