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Macalester - Groveland
Payne - Phalen
Saint Anthony Park
Summit - University
Summit Hill and Crocus Hill
Thomas - Dale/Frogtown
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Strong Local Economy
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Surrounded on three sides by the Mississippi, with dramatic bluff views of the surrounding cityscape, the West Side is energized by its diverse cultures and enriched by one of the largest collections of public art in the Twin Cities, ranging from murals that tell neighborhood stories to sculpture by nationally recognized artists. The area's pleasant residential zones are dotted with intersections offering an eclectic mix of small shops, restaurants, and cafes both old and new. District del Sol, Saint Paul's original Mexican-American neighborhood, is chockablock with authentic taquerias and restaurants, many of which predate today's mushrooming Latin business growth by generations.
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.
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.
The Dish on Heritage Restaurants: Food, Families, Neighborhoods
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
A look at four heritage restaurants in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, their origin stories, their participation in their neighborhoods, and why their loyal patrons—and new generations of diners—keep coming back.
The Odd (Retail) Couple
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Need a kicky pair of high heels or an affordable, eco-friendly coffin? Two shops sharing a building on Saint Paul's evolving Smith Avenue are ready to help with fashion or funerals.
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St. Paul Bicycle Plan widens its scope
The City of St. Paul recently revealed the latest draft of the comprehensive
St. Paul Bicycle Plan
, which proposes adding more than 200 miles of bikeways to the city. Incorporating public input on a previous draft of the plan, the latest ...
A different kind of West Side story
High hopes for redevelopment at vintage Fire Hall
$80,000 grant will help make CSPS Sokol Hall a year-round venue
$265,000 Latino veterans' memorial under construction on Harriet Island
St. Paul's West Side hopes zoning helps bring 100,000 Cinco de Mayo visitors back for more
Floating condo concept brings St. Paul river lifestyle to market
St. Paul kicks off yearlong process to put vision for 17-mile riverfront into plan for action
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One Day on Earth gathers Twin Cities stories
Got big plans for April 26? Lu Lippold, the local producer for
One Day on Earth
“One Day in the Twin Cities,”
has a suggestion: Grab whatever video recording device you can—cameraphones included—and record the ...
Great River Greening looks to expand through key positions, new projects
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