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The centerpiece of this large green swathe of south and southeast Minneapolis is Lake Nokomis, one of the largest of the city's famed "Chain of Lakes." Minnehaha Creek, with its walking and running trails and bike paths, winds through it as well. The 48th and Chicago Avenue shopping district is home to the Amazon Bookstore--which was selling feminist books decades before the cyber-Amazon set up shop--and Cafe Levain, one of the leaders in Minneapolis' restaurant renaissance, reborn three years ago in a less formal incarnation.

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Community Developers Create Room to Mingle

Twin Cities community developers aim to create more public spaces in lower-income neighborhoods as common assets for all to enjoy.

Askov Finlayson's sold-out North hat

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?  

Photo by Micah Taylor/Flickr

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.    

Shawn Combs Walding, photo by Brian Martucci

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. 

Marking alleys, courtesy Andy Sturdevant

Alley Activation: Pathways to Urban Revitalization

From Seattle to Washington D.C., alleys are being reinvented as people-friendly spaces. Often perceived as dirty and dangerous, alleys are moving beyond garbage and garages to become havens for pedestrians, public art and small business.
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