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The gigantic Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota spawned two student-friendly business districts: Stadium Village, where chain eateries alternate with authentic Chinese places and a couple of venerable bars; and Dinkytown, where Bob Dylan got his start in a long-gone café called the Ten O'clock Scholar, and which still maintains a countercultural vibe, thanks to coffee houses, Asian restaurants, a pair of classic campus-style used-and-rare bookstores, and the Varsity, a movie-theater-turned-ultrahip-rock-venue. The once-dowdy Marcy-Holmes district, which borders the Northeast neighborhood, has been remade in the last decade into a mecca for creative retail and new restaurants.
Why MSP is Leading the New DigiFab (Third Industrial) Revolution
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
We're experiencing the third industrial revolution in which MSP’s digital fabricators are innovatively building the future, one pixel at a time.
An L.A. Native and Her Husband Embrace the Pedal-Powered Lifestyle
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Janis LaDouceur relocated to The North in the late 1980s and began a two-decade process of disengaging from car culture.Today, LaDouceur and her husband, Sean Burns, live an almost totally car-free lifestyle.
10 Development Projects That Will Transform MSP in 2015
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
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.
Forget Midwest. We Are North: Repositioning MSP's National Identity for the 21st Century
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
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?
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.
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Twin Cities architecture firms receive AIA Honor Awards
What do an airy and daylit community library, a renewed college studio-arts building, a sustainably designed and modern apartment structure, and a renovated historic performing-arts center have in common? All of these Twin Cities projects were ...
Greening the Green Line with POPS
St. Paul Bicycle Plan widens its scope
Goodwill targets millennials with Gina + Will concept
Turf Club reopens with grit--and racing mural--intact
C4ward opens doors to cultural districts along Green Line
Dead Media enlivens community around vinyl, books, tapes
Field guide explores Green Line's natural history
Potter's Pasties emulates Tube station eatery
Learning the ABCs on the light rail
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Innovation + Job News
College of Design students craft tap handles for micro-breweries
A novel partnership between several local craft breweries and the students in a College of Design class at the University of Minnesota produced innovative tap-handle designs, and laid the groundwork for future collaborations between creative students ...
Prohibition Kombucha: Hippie elixir to haute mixer
Creative City Roadmap welcomes arts insights
WAM recreating iconic photo with Green Line train
Dino bike rack, Hmong fashion: Knight Arts Challenge winners
MN Cup: "American Idol" for entrepreneurs
Man Cave Meats introduces craft brats and burgers
Box Fresh artfully enlivens utility boxes in Marcy-Holmes
MARS Lab and Google's mapping initiative for smartphones
Tenth Minnesota Cup for entrepreneurs adds category
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MSP top metro for innovatively solving urban issues
Minneapolis-St. Paul was recently named one of the top 10 innovative cities in the U.S. by
"From technology and infrastructure, to job creation and sustainability," the article stated, the cities included are "leading the ...
Saint Paul artist Chris Larson selected for 2013 Whitney Biennial
Two local restaurants make Open Table's top 100 list of restaurants for last year
Source: Open Table
Indiana newspaper highlights University of Minnesota "meat lab" program
Source: The Republic
Bell Museum's Alaska’s Wildlife Refuge exhibit noted in Washington Post
Source: Washington Post, Associated Press
LA Times: Owl City a long way from first gig in Dinkytown
Source: LA Times
U of M researchers closer to making renewable petroleum
Source: Journal of Biological Chemistry
'This Old House': Prospect Park is best neighborhood for old houses
Source: Star Tribune
U of M student group installing wind turbines for Nicaraguan village
Source: The Minnesota Daily
U of M spinoff BioCee include on list of top solar-biofuel projects
Source: Biofuels Digest
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