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The Best of The Line: Our Top 10 Stories

With mixed emotions, The Line presents its best-of article, reflecting on seven years of publishing in Minneapolis and St. Paul. MSP has changed tremendously since 2010, when the first issue of The Line hit inboxes. We're proud of the role we've played in changing the conversation about MSP and we're deeply grateful to all of the partners who made this work possible.
We also tremendously appreciate the dedication, hard work and amazing talent everyone on our local team brought to The Line over the years. Above all, we're grateful to MSP! Thank you for reading, engaging, sharing and for making The Line the valued publication it’s been.
Here are our top 10 stories:
1. Forget Midwest. We are North: Repositioning MSP’s National Identity for the 21st Century by Camille LeFevre, December 4, 2014
A panel discussion at the Walker Art Center, preceded by lively debate on MPR and in the comments following a Star Tribune article, focused on MSP's identity as the creative capital of The North and the economic engine that will attract the population necessary to keep the Twin Cities entrepreneurial, innovative, creative, robust and relevant in the coming years.
2.  10 Development Projects That Will Transform MSP in 2015 by Phillip Koski, December 10, 2014
These 10 exciting architectural and development additions to Minneapolis and St. Paul promise to transform neighborhoods, enrich our quality of life and add to the roster of “must see” attractions for out-of-town guests.
3. Target Center’s Green Roof: A Prairie in the Sky by Meleah Maynard, August 10, 2011
It’s been two years since the Target Center’s green roof was installed. The Line took a tour to see how things are going and found that the lofty prairie is doing well—though the lupines died.
4. The Bar-Meets-Bike Business Called PedalPub is On a Roll by Lori Storm, May 4, 2011
PedalPub, the bar that moves like a huge bicycle, is thriving in the Twin Cities and the company behind it is expanding into 10 other locations.
5. Man Cave Meats Introduces Craft Brats and Burgers by Brian Martucci, September 10, 2014
Man Cave Meats, a rapidly growing Minneapolis startup founded by a recent University of Minnesota grad and his brother, aims to do for burgers and brats what Summit and Surly have done for beer.
6.  Thinking Big—and Delicious—at 38th and Chicago by Anna Pratt, January 29, 2012
Mike Stebnitz and Journey Gosselin are helping revitalize 38th and Chicago in Minneapolis by inviting arts-oriented businesses in and making big plans centering on healthy food for the neighborhood.
7. Oulmans Bring a “Throwback Vibe” to New Como Dockside by Camille LeFevre, April 21, 2015

Jon Oulman and his team will open the doors to their latest restaurant and entertainment venue: Como Dockside in the Como Lakeside Pavilion in St. Paul. The team is bringing in a new dock system; new canoes, kayaks and paddleboards; and a 30-foot electric guided dining boat. “You can get a picnic basket, a bucket of beer and one our guys will putt you around the lake for an hour,” Oulman enthuses. “This is St. Paul!”
8. In Bike-Culture Cafes, Java Meets Pedal Power—and Art by Molly Priesmeyer, November 10, 2010  
The Angry Catfish is the newest of three signature bike cafes in the Twin Cities—places where you can buy great bikes, drink serious coffee and look at two-wheel-themed art too.
9. Sustainable Modern: Two New Twin Cities Houses That Fuse the Edgy and the Earthy by Camille LeFevre, September 1, 2010
Two houses, one in Minneapolis' Linden Hills and one in Golden Valley, typify the kind of home design that happens when "cultural creative" clients work with young architects: small, edgy, "green" and fitting the neighborhood fabric.
10. Brewers and Architects Spark the New Brewpub Boom—Along the Green Line by Camille LeFevre, August 21, 2103
Three about-to-open brewpubs and a new facility for a well-established fourth are turning the Central Corridor area in St. Paul and Minneapolis into the newest brewpub hot zone.
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