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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 […]

Then & Now: Near North Minneapolis

Doing research for my recent Olson Memorial Highway article, I dug through the Minnesota Historical Society archives and the University of Minnesota’s Borchert Aerial Map Archive to try and figure out exactly when this road was constructed. The answer is 1937, the same year that Olson himself died. It was also the year that the Sumner […]