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Greater East Side

Wm. L. Ames School
Wm. L. Ames School
Stretching north and east, this expansive residential neighborhood, centered on White Bear Avenue, has a suburban feel--Cape Cod and rambler houses and generous lawns predominate, and the sprawling Hillcrest Country Club golf course adds to the ambience. White Bear Avenue is the main commercial district, with a mix of chain establishments and local small businesses, and there is plenty of retail and business presence on Phalen Boulevard too, thanks to a major urban revitalization project a few years ago.

Greater East Side Features

A Place People Call Their Own: Community Partnerships That Foster Community Health

The 2014 Minnesota Healthy Communities Conference introduced participants to innovative community health projects that explore links between community development and the health of low-income people.

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?  

Small Business Development Equals Big Growth in Three TC Neighborhoods

Creative collaborations on St. Paul’s East Side, throughout Little Africa in St. Paul and along West Broadway in North Minneapolis are helping small businesses thrive while sparking economic vitality and community pride.

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.    

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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