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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.

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February Arts and Culture: Feasts for the Mind and the Mouth

A Hmong pop-up dinner, electrifying art exhibition, architecture tour of an already iconic brewery and the opportunity to laugh out loud with the nation's funniest Native American author are on our to-do list for arts and culture in February.

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Make the Switch from Car to Bike Commute This Winter: Here's How

Imagine a day in a bike commuter’s boots. How does he or she prepare before walking out the door? How do they stay comfortable behind Arctic fronts and snow curtains — even the dreaded polar vortex. Here's how.

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5 Stops Not To Miss on the Blue Line

Metro Transit's Green Line just celebrated its first anniversary and MSP’s transit community is abuzz with a bevy of planned or under-construction projects. But there's sill plenty to see and do along MSP’s original light rail line, the Blue Line. Get reacquainted with your hometown with these five Blue Line stops.

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MSP Slides Into September with National Events and Exhibits

This month’s arts and culture feature includes visual and literary arts that continue to break boundaries and forge new alliances.

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The Buzz on MSP's Growing Pro-Pollinator Community

MSP's increasing public awareness about the plight of pollinators has mobilized beekeepers and gardeners, social entrepreneurs, nonprofits, educational institutions and government representatives to create new initiatives on behalf of bees and butterflies.
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