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Dayton's Bluff Community Garden
Running from just east of downtown south to the banks of the Mississippi, Dayton's Bluff is steeped in history. It was the earliest upscale neighborhood in the city, the preferred residential quarter for the merchants and bankers who built Saint Paul, and today it's the city's largest historic district. On the bluff itself, Mounds Park enshrines six ancient Native burial mounds, while nearby are the striking new buildings of Metropolitan State University, and Swede Hollow, once an immigrant settlement, today a park. The Swede Hollow Café, perched above the park, serves coffee and imaginative pastries and sandwiches to a loyal crowd.
Dayton's Bluff Features
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.
Rebuilding More than Houses
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
A pair of determined nonprofits, Minneapolis' Urban Homeworks and Dayton’s Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services in Saint Paul, begin by fixing up damaged, foreclosed, and derelict houses--and then go on to help strengthen the surrounding neighborhoods in many other ways.
A Line or Two: Hikes and History
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
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: A web site that makes hiking through our towns an exercise in historical imagination.
The Big Picture 9: Bruce Corrie on the power of "ethnic capital"
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Often, says Concordia University economist and biz-school dean Bruce Corrie, our minority and immigrant communities are seen solely through the "problem" lens. Their struggles are real, but their contributions to our prosperity and potential for growth are greater than most majority Minnesotans realize. And Corrie's got the figures to prove it.
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