Drop-off organics recycling options expand in Twin Cities
Minneapolis and St. Paul residents who lament tossing things like dirty Kleenex, paper towels and dryer lint into the trash have some new options.
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How Minneapolis scores in ‘solar cities’ ranking
While not considered a “solar star” or “leader” by Environment America, Minneapolis did better than solar “beginners” like Chicago, New York, Miami, St. Louis and Detroit. Read more →
Choo Choo Bob’s organizes big train show at RiverCentre
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 →
Say goodbye to outdoor patio season as wintry weather arrives
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 →
Water supplies in the east metro: by the numbers
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 →
NYC design firm chosen for Nicollet Mall redo
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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‘Urban oasis’ in Bruce Vento Sanctuary wins $1M in St. Paul idea competition
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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Photos: Three options for the new Nicollet Mall
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 →
St. Paul $1M idea contest: Voting begins tomorrow for 3 finalists
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 →