Electric model trains and those fascinated by them have taken over the Saint Paul RiverCentre this weekend for the largest event ever hosted by local train store Choo Choo Bob’s. The store, whose owner also started a children’s TV show with the same name, has held events for the past few years in Eagan Read more →
It’s pretty slow these days at Sea Salt, the Minneapolis seafood eatery located just steps away from Minnehaha Falls. Sea Salt stays open through October in part to help accommodate an annual Halloween event put on by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. But Bill Blood, Sea Salt’s manager, says few customers have had an Read more →
Numbers were everywhere as I reported my story on how to get some of the east metro suburbs to use less groundwater. The U.S. Geological Survey has linked increased pumping of groundwater in those communities to dropping water levels in White Bear Lake. We don’t like to bombard listeners with a lot of numbers in our Read more →
A design team led by New York-based James Corner Field Operations has been chosen to give Nicollet Mall a makeover.
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An “urban oasis” that aims to connect food, nature and culture is a million-dollar idea, the Saint Paul Foundation announced Monday.
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The three teams competing to redesign Nicollet Mall have submitted artist renderings of their visions for the downtown Minneapolis corridor. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak on Tuesday will take media and city representatives on a walking tour of Nicollet Mall to make his pitch for a makeover. Nicollet Mall had its last major reconstruction in the Read more →
The St. Paul Foundation and Minnesota Idea Open have announced the three finalists that a panel of judges chose to vie for the competition’s top prize. Read more →
A panel of nine judges has been looking over 30 different ideas to make St. Paul a better place and will announce three finalists on Tuesday. Then, it’s the public’s turn to vote in the Forever St. Paul Challenge. The winner gets $1 million, which is the largest prize in the history of the Read more →
A business on East Lake Street in Minneapolis is showing off its roof, which will soon be home to a community solar garden. No, there won’t be any plants on that roof, but the concept is similar to a community garden: People invest in the array to cover their electricity needs, just as Read more →
Hennepin County is planning a major reconstruction of Minnehaha Avenue in south Minneapolis, and planners are asking the public for advice about how to handle bicycle traffic along the busy corridor. The county has come up with two options: an off-road, two-way cycletrack like the one pictured above, or buffered bike lanes on both sides Read more →