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Surrounded on three sides by the Mississippi, with dramatic bluff views of the surrounding cityscape, the West Side is energized by its diverse cultures and enriched by one of the largest collections of public art in the Twin Cities, ranging from murals that tell neighborhood stories to sculpture by nationally recognized artists. The area's pleasant residential zones are dotted with intersections offering an eclectic mix of small shops, restaurants, and cafes both old and new. District del Sol, Saint Paul's original Mexican-American neighborhood, is chockablock with authentic taquerias and restaurants, many of which predate today's mushrooming Latin business growth by generations.
Why MSP's Amenity-Rich Downtowns are Prime Spots for Relocating Businesses
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
MSP’s increasingly amenity-rich downtowns offer irresistible quality-of-life benefits that help firms attract and retain top talent. Here’s a look at why some companies moved to the downtowns of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
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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Hoodstarter crowdsources solutions for vacant storefronts
Kickstarter connects you with people willing to fund the innovative idea you’re working on in your garage. Why can’t you get funding for the innovative idea you have for the vacant storefront down the block?
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St. Paul Bicycle Plan widens its scope
A different kind of West Side story
High hopes for redevelopment at vintage Fire Hall
$80,000 grant will help make CSPS Sokol Hall a year-round venue
$265,000 Latino veterans' memorial under construction on Harriet Island
St. Paul's West Side hopes zoning helps bring 100,000 Cinco de Mayo visitors back for more
Floating condo concept brings St. Paul river lifestyle to market
St. Paul kicks off yearlong process to put vision for 17-mile riverfront into plan for action
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SEAB Empowers St. Paul Students to Bridge Cultural Divides
In schools, it’s common for there to be a divide between the administration and the student body that’s hard to bridge. Local schools are trying to reach out, shown by the Minneapolis Board of Education’s decision to give a student...
Two St. Paul Initiatives Win Knight Cities Challenge
One Day on Earth gathers Twin Cities stories
Great River Greening looks to expand through key positions, new projects
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