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How a Car-Free Calling Led to a Healthier, Fuller, Smaller-Footprint Life

Tami Traeger, Nice Ride MN's outreach and sponsor relationship manager, explains how a car-free calling led her to align her lifestyle with her values and smaller-footprint living.

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Community Developers Create Room to Mingle

Twin Cities community developers aim to create more public spaces in lower-income neighborhoods as common assets for all to enjoy.


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Legal Marijuana Spurs Entrepreneurialism, Gentrification in Denver

The Mile High City's booming marijuana industry has created and catalyzed thousands of jobs. While its impact rivals that of any single economic development initiative in the city's recent history, there are plenty of challenges and growing pains as well.

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Artist Liz Miller's installations explore the beauty in devastation

Minnesota installation artist Liz Miller--her collaboration with other local artists is on view at Public Functionary--"is fascinated with weapons, invasive species, and pattern/ornament/decoration. My installations reference beauty and violence."

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Why MSP is Leading the New DigiFab (Third Industrial) Revolution

We're experiencing the third industrial revolution in which MSP’s digital fabricators are innovatively building the future, one pixel at a time.  

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An L.A. Native and Her Husband Embrace the Pedal-Powered Lifestyle

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.

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Cultivating a Cinema of The North

In this essay, reprinted from MinnesotaPlaylist.com, Kevin Obsatz puts forward bold proposals for how filmmakers based in The North could create a body of signature, lasting work.

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10 Independent Bookstores To Get Cozy With This Winter

Searching for a book to get lost in? Ditch your computer and mobile devices, and plan a day trip exploring these distinct and community-minded local bookstores, many of which are celebrating decade birthdays in 2015.

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The Discussion Continues: Still More Reasons Why MSP is Capital of The North

In our follow up to our blockbuster story "Forget Midwest. We Are North," we look at why city leaders continue to believe MSP should be the first non-coastal city that knowledge workers and business leaders think of after Chicago.

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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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Local Doesn't End With Summer: Meet 4 Food Entrepreneurs at 5 Winter Markets in MSP

A merry band of farmers market managers and vendors are braving the cold and dark to keep us supplied with locally grown food, locally made food products and locally sourced crafts. Here's where you can find them this winter!

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An (Almost) One-Woman STEM Revolution Brings Photonics to Light

Colette DeHarpporte is on a mission. The CEO of Laser Classroom designs, builds and markets educational light, laser and optics tools for schoolchildren.    

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Beer, Bikes, Buildings, Benedict and New North Identity: The Line's Top 10 Stories of 2014

Our stories on beer, bikes, buildings and TPT's Rewire (hence Benedict Cumberbatch from “Sherlock”) were among The Line’s top stories of 2104. But even those hot topics paled in comparison to our story on forging a new North identity.  

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Police-community partnerships help improve neighborhood safety

Dozens of communities across the U.S. have formed effective, ongoing partnerships with the police that have improved safety and trust between residents and police.
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