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River Balcony Prototyping Festival, with Craft Beer Overlook, Previews "St. Paul's High Line"

Music, art, craft beer: Earlier this month, MSP'ers enjoyed a tantalizing glimpse of the (possible) future for a 1.5-mile stretch of St. Paul riverfront during the River Balcony Prototyping Festival.
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Practitioners and Partners: Artspace Evolves Breaking Ground Into "Idea Lab" That Celebrates Artists

Artspace’s annual Breaking Ground event evolves this year from one dynamic evening of speakers and performances to an immersive, two-day “idea lab” on Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15 in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
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September Arts and Culture: Grand Openings, Helmet Art and Community Gardens

A new independent bookstore! A second ReStore store! Plus a community garden celebration and an art exhibit and fashion show featuring motorcycle helmets highlight September arts and culture.  
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The Funky Little Chair Offers Upholstery Services and Classes in the CEZ

The Funky Little Chair started with Cynthia Bleskachek’s desire to build a community around the upholstery industry through education. Now open on University Avenue in the Creative Enterprise Zone of St. Paul, The Funky Little Chair offers upholstery services and ...
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Fair State Brewing Cooperative Expands Into St. Paul With New Production Facility

Earlier this month, Northeast Minneapolis-based Fair State Brewing Cooperative announced a major expansion into previously uncharted territory: St. Paul.   The cooperative’s 40,000-square-foot Creative Enterprise Zone production facility, just blocks from Urban ...
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Broken Clock Brewing Co-op Ready for Northeast Move

The upstart craft beer cooperative, profiled in our recent roundup of new MSP breweries, just launched a $25,000 Indiegogo campaign ahead of a planned early 2017 launch. The goal is flexible, meaning Broken Clock will receive funds even if it doesn’t hit the ...
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Red Lake Band Plans Mixed-Use Affordable Housing Project

  The American Indian Cultural Corridor in Minneapolis, home to the largest population of urban American Indian people in Minnesota, continues its ongoing redevelopment into an area of cultural pride and community cohesion with a new proposed mixed-used housing ...
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Minneapolis Idea eXchange to Incorporate Design Thinking in Free "Power of Ideas" Event

A year ago, the Minneapolis Idea eXchange (MiX) launched its festival of ideas in downtown Minneapolis during a lively event in which innovators from throughout MSP inspired participants to think in fresh new ways about the initiatives proposed in the Minneapolis ...
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Disruptive Irish Charity Startup Chooses Minnesota As First U.S. Market

ChangeX, the Dublin-based, technology-driven social enterprise startup, has yet to celebrate its second birthday, but it’s already looking to conquer its first overseas market: Minnesota. To mark its international launch, ChangeX held a (local) star-studded launch ...
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Highland Park

It's mostly a green, quiet, tree-lined neighborhood of postwar-era houses, but Highland has some surprises as well: a flourishing Hasidic Jewish community, the multi-ethnic Sibley Plaza mall, home to La Hacienda, a pan-South-American restaurant and a Kiev, a comprehensive Russian grocery store, and the lively  business district on Ford Parkway, with a medley of urban offerings: from one of the city's best movie theaters to the hip Highland Grill--Australian-style fish and chips a specialty--and Punch Neapolitan Pizza, which was dishing out southern-Italian-style traditional pizza before that retro-purist trend hit New York.