Tag Archives | Mankato

When Was The Last Time You Were in Mankato?

The nice part about living in Mankato is that you’re often times overlooked by statewide media. Sure, we’ll pop up here and there for the best hockey town or landing number 10 on nation’s drunkest city list, but despite this marginal attention, we’ve been simply humming along. I have plenty of problems with Mankato that […]

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Suburban Annexation is a Bailout

This story is not unique: a mid-sized Midwestern town is preparing to adopt a 50-year-old neighborhood. If you read between the lines, news of annexation often times read as case studies against low-density suburban development. This article from Mankato demonstrates (unintentionally) why these types of subdivisions can be so problematic. All quotes related to the annexation were taken from the […]

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Sunday Summary – July 19, 2015

‘Tis been a hot and humid week here in Minnesota, but we have not been just sitting around drinking lemonade here at streets.mn.  Writers have been at community events, continuing to chew over transit planning/projects, and getting on their bikes. Here are the week’s posts sorted and summarized so you can read what you need […]

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The Rent is Too Damn High in Mankato

Maybe you saw it, maybe you didn’t. The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies published an interactive map listing (essentially) the worst place for renting in each state, that is to say, the highest cost place to rent in each state. Guess who scored a big ‘ol fat numero uno for Minnesota. You got it. […]

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I Don’t Want to be Like You, Either

A few days ago was Greater Mankato Growth’s “Day at the Capitol.” Unfortunately the Capitol building is undergoing some much needed renovation so we were actually at the Double Tree in St. Paul. Cool place. Anyway, during a discussion with someone, they told me that “You just want us to all live like you, downtown […]

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The Full Force of Urban Renewal

Morning all and happy voting, I’m working on a project that shows Mankato throughout the years. In this project I thought that I would try and show a more interactive version of what Urban Renewal did to Mankato. A little backstory. During Urban Renewal Mankato ripped out five city blocks of historical commercial development in their […]

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Pixels in the Plaza [Mankato]

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Tactical Urbanism. Downtown Mankato. October 10th. 8pm. Classic Video Games.

Mario Kart. Smash Bros. Halo.

Key City is hosting their first event, Pixels in the Plaza! With the help of We Got Game and Elegant Affairs DJ we are brining classic video games outside and on big screens for you and your friends to go head to head. Our goal is to promote the use of public space and bring friends and strangers together over a shared nostalgic love for awesome games. It’s as simple as that. The event is free to the public and everyone is invited.

The location is here.

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Sunday Summary – September 7, 2014

Perhaps streets.mn writers are busy back at school, because it was a pretty light week.  Here’s all the news sliced, diced and summarized: Audio/visual department: MnDOT Multimodal Plan Video Asks Tough Questions asks one question – “What is multimodal transportation?” –  and the answers are illuminating although not always encouraging.  Two photos this week show us […]

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Hallelujah! The Two-Block Bike Lane Celebration!

I have a problem with celebrating menial things. I didn’t want to graduate from pre-school and I don’t want praise for doing things that should just be done. North Mankato though, a bit of a different story.

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