Economy keeps millennials locked out of home ownership
Who’s going to live in the McMansions the parents of millennials are building in the Twin Cities suburbs? Apparently, it won’t be the millennials.
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The new suburban sprawl: poverty
Poverty, quite obviously, is still a bigger problem in the city than the suburbs, but a new report from Brookings says the rate of poverty is increasing in suburbs more than cities. The number of “distressed” neighborhoods has grown by 78 percent in the 2000’s, with much of that increase coming in the suburbs. Of Read more →
We’ve had about 20 inches of rain this month so far. And yet people are still pumping out the aquifers to water their lawns.
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Report: Mpls. to lose ground in battle against sprawl
Minneapolis is the 12th most “walkable” city in the nation, a report released today shows. It’s one of the few national surveys in which the city finishes behind Cleveland (10). Read more →
A woman died in her own garage, and life went on in her neighborhood without anyone wondering whatever happened to her. For six years. Read more →
In suburban isolation, ‘cookie lady’ built community at the school bus stop
The bus stop cookie lady has been shut down. Somebody blew the whistle on her. Read more →