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St. Thomas
This is a complex neighborhood with a bit of everything: plenty of green, leafy streets; a Lutheran university (Concordia), a Catholic university (St. Thomas), an interstate (94), and several bustling business districts, including Snelling-Selby, where there's a clutch of stylish shops that are so Francophile that they hold their own Bastille Day celebration, and Marshall at Cleveland, where a great ice cream shop, Izzy's, shares the street with an eccentric martial-arts-goods emporium.

Union Park Features

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. 

Beyond the Rails: Mapping the Development, Cultural and Community Impact of the New Green Line

More than providing a convenient, environmentally friendly transit option, the $957 million Green Line light-rail project down the Central Corridor is proving a catalyst for rejuvenating the once vibrant, 11-mile spine connecting the Twin Cities.

Cultural Districts + LRT Stops: A Guide to the Central Corridor's Arts and Culture Hotspots

The Central Corridor is becoming the Twin Cities' new cultural hotspot showcasing local diversity, bringing communities closer together, and boosting economic opportunities.

Serious Java: The Twin Cities' new generation of artisan coffee shops

A handful of local coffee shops are redefining the coffee experience as an art form. From sourcing to roasting, grinding to "latte art," their watchword is quality. If you're looking for quick joe to grab and go, you may need to adjust your expectations upward.

A Line or Two: Five More from My Top-Ten List

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: five more of my Top Ten Reasons to Visit (and Love) the Twin Cities. It's a list of offbeat but worthy places and happenings that you might miss if you only visit our big-ticket attractions.
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