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The original Guthrie Theater

MSP's Theater Community Then and Now: From the Old Log to the Legacy Amendment

We introduce the first in a two-part series about how MSP became the second-largest theater region after New York, as well as mobile, inventive and idiosyncratic.


Scandinavian Light Trick: Time-Tested Design Solutions Find Modern Expression in a St. Paul House

In the St. Anthony Park neighborhood of St. Paul, near University Grove's enclave of mid-century architecture, architect John Dwyer designed an award-winning modern home on a tiny infill lot that deploys an ancient Scandinavian light trick.


An Urbanist's Dream: New MSP Innovation District Would Create National Standard for City Building

The Prospect North Partnership has created an ambitious, innovative vision for development and urban problem solving along University Avenue that could set a national standard for 21st-century city building.

The Centennial Chromagraph, fabricated in the DigiFab Lab to celebrate the U of M School of Architecture's history

Why MSP is Leading the New DigiFab (Third Industrial) Revolution

We're experiencing the third industrial revolution in which MSP’s digital fabricators are innovatively building the future, one pixel at a time.  


Gluten-Free Beer, Women-Only Ridesharing, Wellness Apps: 10 New Startups That Will Change Your Life

Driven by the seemingly boundless energy of local creatives, community leaders and entrepreneurs, Minneapolis-St. Paul’s burgeoning startup culture shows no signs of slowing down. Here are 10 compelling, life-changing startups to know about now.  

Virajita Singh and the transportation group.

Design Thinking at the U of M: Organizing Collaborations Around Social Issues

How groups at the University of Minnesota are using design thinking as the creative approach to explore new ways of working and collaborating.

Assisting Fellows via the C3 and CCAP programs

Jobs, Housing, Transit: Leveraging the Economic Power of the Central Corridor's Anchor Institutions

How key non-profits have forged partnerships with healthcare institutions along the Green Line to generate corridors of opportunity for job seekers, residents, and communities.

Osage dancers, courtesy College of Design

The Endangered Osage Language Gets a Unicode-Friendly Alphabet

Jessica Harjo, a recent graduate of the University of Minnesota’s Design MA program and a current PhD candidate, has sketched out a novel orthography for the Osage language.

Shefali Mehta

Meet the new face of STEM: Shefali Mehta

A proud "geek girl" from childhood, this globe-trotting scientist-businesswoman founded a local STEM-education program for elementary-school kids, moved away, then returned to find it still going strong. Now she's more committed than ever to strengthening science-and-technology training in our towns.

Maryam Yusufzadeh, David Harris, Nirmala Rajasekar

A Line or Two: Embracing the Beloved

This week: Three of the Twin Cities most accomplished master-musicians represent three great cultural and spiritual traditions in a concert that spans centuries and civilizations.

Keynote speaker Krista Donaldson

At the U of M, a confab for designers who want to change the world

Consolidating its position as a laboratory for cutting-edge design thinking, the University of Minnesota's College of Design hosted the first Public Interest Design Week. Its climax was an awards show that displayed ingenious design-driven solutions to the dilemmas of poverty and ill health in America and around the world.

MNUDL debaters at the National WWII Monument in Washington, DC last year

A Place at the Podium: Debate Drives Success in Inner-City Schools

Once the exclusive province of privileged young white men heading for law degrees, debate is flourishing in inner-city schools here, thanks to the Minnesota Urban Debate League. The disciplined, demanding, and fun "mind sport" is helping kids of color and of lower income develop study and thinking skills--and get into college.

Solome Tibebu

At St. Thomas, the Hottest Tech Incubator You've Never Heard Of

The University of St. Thomas's Minneapolis campus is home to a quiet program that's incubated and helped fund some of the Twin Cities' most prominent (and promising) tech startups--including several run by women. It's a place where professors turn into business advisors and colleagues and the help just keeps on coming.
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