Special trees that are described as being integral to the surrounding environment and community in St. Paul will be inducted into the Landmark Tree Program. The city Tree Advisory Panel is asking for nominations for new trees to be given “landmark” status. There are currently 27 trees recognized annually through the program, out of the Read more →
The proposed ban on plastic foam containers in Minneapolis restaurants may give some residents a sense of déjà vu. It should.
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Ethan Fawley, executive director of the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition, said he is hearing more concern about bike etiquette as biking continues to grow in popularity. Fawley, and some bicyclists on Twitter, suggested some ways to maintain safety (and harmony) as you take to the streets this spring. Read more →
If the Saint Paul Port Authority decides to demolish the downtown Macy’s building, it will have to come up with an estimated $13.5 million. The Port is scheduled to buy the property tomorrow for $3 million. It will immediately try to re-sell the property with the building intact. If that doesn’t work, the fallback plan Read more →
The mind altering and expanding effects of mescaline, psilocybin, ayahuasca and other plant derived chemicals as, as U of M ethno pharmacologist Dennis McKenna describes them, can be profound. Read more →
A new biography of an early Minnesota bird observer, Dr. Thomas Sadler Roberts, shows him to be a workaholic according to author Sue Leaf. Read more →
Several Minneapolis and St. Paul office buildings are being recognized for cutting down their electricity use through changes such as LED lighting and upgraded ventilation systems.
A Hennepin County program that collects unwanted medication received 6,700 pounds of medicine in its first year.
City buildings in Minneapolis and St. Paul will go dark for an hour on Earth Day as part of a global climate change event.
Check out these cool videos of the St. Croix River.