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This mosaic of a neighborhood, home to many immigrant nationalities and native-born ethnicities, including African-Americans and Native Americans, is a complex mix of residences, small businesses, and major medical and financial institutions, including the sprawling Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Allina Health Care, and Wells Fargo Mortgage. The towering, long-vacant Sears building at Chicago Avenue and Lake Street was remade to the tune of $189 million into a mixed-used development; at ground level it hosts the colorful Midtown Global Market, a cluster of small food stands, restaurants, and retail stores that celebrate--and sell--the fruits of Minneapolis' many cultures.

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Takin' It To the Streets: New Food Trucks Coming to a Corner Near You

Birds are chirping, patios are open and soon food truck season begins in earnest. These new additions to our burgeoning mobile foodie scene show off MSP’s evolving restaurant culture, stimulate street life and generate community.

Courtesy Urban Roots

Cultivating Youth As Agents of Change Through Urban Agriculture

Youth programs with a focus on urban agriculture cultivate good health, leadership skills, community development and economic independence.

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A Place People Call Their Own: Community Partnerships That Foster Community Health

The 2014 Minnesota Healthy Communities Conference introduced participants to innovative community health projects that explore links between community development and the health of low-income people.

Water Works Park, rendering courtesy of SCAPE

10 Development Projects That Will Transform MSP in 2015

Enjoy this roundup of 10 exciting architectural and development additions to Minneapolis and St. Paul that promise to transform neighborhoods, enrich our quality of life and add to the roster of “must see” attractions for out-of-town guests.

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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?  
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