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Como Park


Walking or biking through Como feels like a trip well beyond urban boundaries. The big park that gives this peaceful residential neighborhood its name is graced with a beautiful lake, an airy pavilion where orchestras and bands serenade in the warm months, and with a zoo that, while smaller than the suburban Minnesota Zoo, holds a special place in the hearts of several generations of Saint Paulites, and features an aquatic polar bear. The Como Park Conservatory, full of gorgeous flowers and other tropical plants, is a favorite spot for snapping wedding photos and for an hour or two of winter-denial.

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The Sounds of Summer: August Arts and Culture In MSP

In this month’s feature highlights arts, entertainment and culture not to be missed in MSP by focusing on music, festivals and fashion.    

Askov Finlayson's sold-out North hat

Forget Midwest. We Are North: Repositioning MSP's National Identity for the 21st Century

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?  

Photo by Micah Taylor/Flickr

Cycling in the Cities: Seven New Local Inventions for Bike Enthusiasts Here and Around the Globe

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.    

Shawn Combs Walding, photo by Brian Martucci

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. 

Chris Andrejka training vines in the hops garden, courtesy Star Tribune

How Local is Your Beer? The Rise of Regional Ingredients

Despite our love of micro-brews, many of the ingredients in our favorite beers haven't been sourced locally. That's changing as brewers tap into the local farming movement in their communities to add more fresh flavors and ingredients.
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