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Calhoun - Isles
Cedar - Riverside/West Bank
Greater East Side
Macalester - Groveland
Payne - Phalen
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Summit Hill and Crocus Hill
Thomas - Dale/Frogtown
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Strong Local Economy
Transit Oriented Development
Bull sculptures by Peter Woytuk on the U of M ag campus - Bill Kelley
Musicians at the Mill City Farmer's Market
The only falls on the entire Mississippi, Saint Anthony Falls quite literally made Minneapolis, powering sawmills and then the flour mills that gave the city its economic identity. Today a major museum, built within the stabilized ruin of one of the mills, celebrates the flour-making era, and the Guthrie Theater sits nearby, in a stylish dark-blue industrial-style building by French mega-architect Jean Nouvel.
Riverfront/Mill District Features
A Line or Two: Of Cold Ramen and Rice Balls
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
In A Line or Two, I share some of my discoveries and enthusiasms as I make my way around the Twin Cities. Call it an editor's note as blog entry. This week: a lunchtime celebration of local Japanese food.
A Line or Two: 48-Hour Films at the Crooked Pint
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
In A Line or Two, I share some of my discoveries and enthusiasms as I make my way around the Twin Cities. Call it an editor's note as blog entry. This week: Watch the local entries in the 48-Hour Film Project--and quaff a microbrew or two.
VideoLine: A Slightly Frantic Google Street View Tour of Minneapolis
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Capturing hundreds of sequential Street View images from Google Maps using ScreenHunter software, then stitching them together and time-lapsing them in Windows Movie Maker, the peripatetic highway videographer who goes by the YouTube handle eluko79 has created a real-but-virtual photographic journey into the heart of the city.
Behind the Bicycle Boom
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Most of us in the Twin Cities are aware that we've become a great town for bicycling in recent years, but urbanist and author Jay Walljasper--an avid biker for decades--has been digging into the trend to find out the what and the why behind it. In this adaptation of an article he wrote for Bikes Belong, he fills in the story and gives us some impressive facts about the sheer scale and promise of our new two-wheel era.
Videoline: Celebrating the Midtown Greenway
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
To accompany Jay Walljasper's take on bike policy and bike culture in the Twin Cities, here's a video by Streetfilms that shows just how valuable one of the crown jewels in our bikeway system is--the Midtown Greenway, running more or less parallel to Lake Street from Chowen Avenue to the Mississippi River.
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