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Payne - Phalen
Payne Avenue is one of the most colorful streets in Saint Paul, once the center of Swedish immigrant enterprise, then a mix of antique shops and empty storefronts, today a developing Little Mexico. And Lake Phalen is yet another of the Twin Cities' flourishing, and well-used, urban bodies of water. Together they define a neighborhood that combines a rich urban fabric--many of the buildings on Payne predate the 1890s--with plenty of greenery for strolling or biking.
Museums and Libraries as Co-Creators of Change
Gayle C. Thorsen
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
New research reveals the catalytic role that libraries and museums are playing in rebuilding troubled neighborhoods. These important "anchor institutions" are helping drive economic, educational and social efforts in their neighborhoods.
Pedals and Pints: A Guide to Your Own Bike Friendly Brewery Tour
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
All of these homegrown breweries are located on or near major bikeways, making for convenient — and safe — access. String two or three of these bike-friendly breweries together for a pedal-powered, DIY brewery tour.
Forget Midwest. We Are North: Repositioning MSP's National Identity for the 21st Century
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
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?
Cycling in the Cities: Seven New Local Inventions for Bike Enthusiasts Here and Around the Globe
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
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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St. Paul bike plan begins with downtown "loop" and Grand Round
Grand Rounds Scenic Byway System
is well known to Twin Cities walkers, runners and bicyclists. One of the country’s longest continuous systems of public urban parkways, the system includes the Chain of Lakes, the Mississippi ...
St. Paul Bicycle Plan widens its scope
Urban Organics: Twin Cities first indoor organic aquaponics farm
East Side Neighborhood Development Company collecting data on impact of energy-efficiency measures
Focus on rebuilding foreclosure-wracked communities earns Habitat group Carter visit
HealthEast fills part of St. Paul's former 3M site
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Two St. Paul Initiatives Win Knight Cities Challenge
Knight Cities Challenge
, a massive social enterprise contest supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, announced the 37 winners of its 2016 competition last week. Two innovative concepts hatched in St. Paul made the cut, taking home ...
Dino bike rack, Hmong fashion: Knight Arts Challenge winners
Rail~volution showcases MSP's transit-oriented development
One Day on Earth gathers Twin Cities stories
Mobile tech company ThisClicks hits its stride with new funding
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St. Paul grocer nabs cover of Wells Fargo annual report
A St. Paul grocer landed on the cover of
Wells Fargo & Company’s
recently released 2012 annual report.
The annual report leads with an anecdote about Shua Xiong, owner of Golden Harvest Foods, and his conversation with a banker. ...
Source: Wells Fargo
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