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Calhoun - Isles

Leafy, prosperous, gifted with--and named for--two of the city's finest lakes, Lake Calhoun and Lake of the Isles, Calhoun-Isles epitomizes the city's special brand of urban gentility. Strollers, bikers, and dog-walkers circle the lakes; autos make their way gingerly over traffic-calming bumps; and neighbors chat on generous front porches, while the Uptown business district draws Calhoun-Isles residents to its many restaurants, coffee houses, and offbeat retail offerings.


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Scale and Context: Redefining Residential Modernism in Minneapolis

In many areas of South Minneapolis, an epidemic has taken hold: small traditional houses are being bulldozed for McMansions. In Linden Hills  however, homeowners and their architect took a different approach.

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Jump Into July with Makers, ArtCars, Movement and Beer

July arts, entertainment and culture highlights not to be missed in MSP, with a focus on makers of all sorts — of art, crafts, dance and beer.

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Forget Midwest. We Are North: Repositioning MSP's National Identity for the 21st Century

According to a recent panel discussion, we need to own our cold climate and our ingenuity in order to attract new talent, continue fueling the innovation at the heart of our economy, and create a new and authentic national identity. Shall we call ourselves the North?  

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Cycling in the Cities: Seven New Local Inventions for Bike Enthusiasts Here and Around the Globe

The Twin Cities is a leader in bicycle use and a major innovator in bicycle design and technology. The seven inventions profiled here have, or will have, an impact on the local and global cycling industry. And the pace of innovation shows no sign of slowing down.    

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Q+A: Shawn Combs Walding, MnDOT's Transit Advantages Coordinator

We recently sat down with Shawn Combs Walding, MnDOT’s Transit Advantages Coordinator for the Twin Cities Metro District to discuss alternative transportation in the Twin Cities, what local entities can do to promote transit use, and how easy it really is to be car-free. 
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