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Centering on broad and bustling Snelling Avenue, the cosmopolitan but unpretentious Midway actually contains a midway--the one that comes to life every summer on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, in the northern part of the neighborhood. A little ways south on Snelling, some excellent and inexpensive ethnic restaurants--Korean and Turkish--share the street with the comfortably funky Ginkgo Coffeehouse, one of the city's best places to catch early-career singer-songwriters. Nearby is Hamline University, a liberal arts school with a beautiful recital hall that welcomes a broad range of classical music performances.

Midway Features

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?  

We On Some Nonstop! Why We're the Cities of Music

From a fan's perspective, the Minnesota music scene feels like a uniquely supportive community. But he wanted to see if that's a viewpoint shared by artists who have come here from other environs. It is, despite the cold.

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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