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Extended Deadline! Become a streets.mn Board Member

Whew! The last few weeks have been a wild ride, to say the least. I will admit that a few things may have inadvertently fallen off of my to-do list. I imagine some of you might be able to say the same.  That’s why streets.mn is extending its board recruitment period until Tuesday, November 17, […]

What Happened to the Comments?

We’re turning off the comments for a little bit. Here’s why. Psychologists don’t recommend trying to address trauma while you’re still in danger. Step 1, get out of danger. Step 2, deal with your mental health. What’s different about 2020 is that there’s no way out. Climate change, racial injustice, an air-borne pathogen that has […]

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UPDATED: Spring 2020 Writers’ Forum: May 30th

UPDATE: we have decided to postpone our Writers’ Forum, and will be rescheduling for May 30th  – details to come! It’s time for our big spring event: The Writers’ Forum! Details: Network with fellow authors and new contributors Ask your questions about how to contribute more effectively Brainstorm topics for posts, event ideas, etc. Meet […]

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Come to a streets.mn Happy Hour on Wednesday – NEW LOCATION

Hello, reader of this website! The streets.mn Events Committee is hosting a streets.mn Happy Hour get-together on February 12th. It’s been too long and we miss you.   Feb. 12; 5-7pm One Fermentary and Taproom, 618 N. 5th St. UPDATE: To accommodate some excellent folks, we’re moving the event to… Lynlake Brewery, 2934 Lyndale Avenue. […]

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Things Can’t Be Both Better and the Same

The streets.mn mission is: To foster positive connections and inclusive conversations about better places in Minnesota. I want to focus on just one adjective in that statement: “better.” This site—streets.mn as an organization—is dedicated to improvement. There are different approaches to improving something, and certainly the mission statement leaves considerable room for people to disagree […]

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Streets.mn’s Summer Picnic Remembered

In case you missed it, last Saturday was a hot and humid one, but under the shade of our pavilion at Boom Island Park, it was perfectly cool for the sixth annual streets.mn Summer Picnic! Despite the sweltering heat, we had a great turnout – it was wonderful to see so many familiar faces, and a […]

Raymond University

Spring 2019 Writers’ Workshop: April 6th

Join streets.mn’s Editorial Council for the Spring 2019 Writers’ Workshop! Date: Saturday, April 6th, 11am-1pm Location: CoCreatz, Saint Paul, MN Details: Network with fellow authors and new contributors Learn things to help you contribute more effectively Brainstorm topics Meet some editors Eat food (provided!)   Directions: CoCreatz is near University and Raymond in St. Paul, close to […]


Why Give Money to streets.mn?

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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Fight Climate Breakdown by Joining the streets.mn Board!

I don’t know how to write this post to ask you to join the streets.mn board. This is supposed to be my rousing invitation, and every time I start typing, I find myself writing about the IPCC instead. But that’s not actually all that far off. Climate change–our role in causing it, the consequences we […]

Join us Friday night for the Red Line Ride!

A few weeks ago, Bill Lindeke, Mike Hicks, and myself toured the Red Line. I’ve taken it a few times before for errands, but never to just explore. It’s an unique mode of transit here in the Twin Cities that tries to be LRT on rails and…well, determine for yourself how well it does this […]