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Andy Sturdevant

Minneapolis, MN
Commenter for
4 years 1 week

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Posted on 04/03/14 at 11:42 am in response to Economy-sized dealership has a rich history and an outsized personality

...pointed out that the license could rightfully be "NOT A CLU." Which probably makes a little more sense, and I have added this interpretation to the text. Still, the idea of a wealthy guy driving a Mercedes-Benz around Nantucket with a "NOT ACLU" vanity plate is too hilarious to not consider.

Posted on 01/30/14 at 02:10 pm in response to At Indian Mounds Park, the sense of continuity is striking very questionable. Rookie mistake there, and thanks for spotting it, Dennis!

Posted on 01/24/14 at 02:25 pm in response to Exploring the grand, lonely beauty of Sunset Memorial Cemetery

Thank you for posting it.

Posted on 01/15/14 at 03:21 pm in response to Minnesotans' Sunday booze run: Hudson stores stand ready

I certainly got that impression. I think it's like how inveterate partiers stay in for New Year's Eve, because it's amateur night out there. 

Posted on 01/16/14 at 09:42 am in response to Minnesotans' Sunday booze run: Hudson stores stand ready

You're right, Frank, and I would too caution anyone, pro- or anti-Sunday sales, from drawing any sort of useful economic conclusions based on my little trip across the river. I was more interested in finding out what the trans-St. Croix beer run culture looks like and providing some anecdotes. I sure did find a lot of Minnesotans, but I think using the figures provided to me by the liquor store clerks to prove a specific point about increased sales or economic benefits in a larger sense...

Posted on 01/14/14 at 12:45 pm in response to Seeing 1960s-70s Minneapolis through Mike Evangelist's eyes

That is one the biggest changes between the downtown of then and now (and the whole city, really). That's the era, too, in which those demographic changes were really ramping up. You see flashes of it in the larger body of Mike's work, and it would be interesting to see a similar body of work through the '70s and '80s to how the demographic changes looked on street level over those years. Restaging those photos now, you'd see a much more racially diverse scene.

Posted on 12/11/13 at 11:00 pm in response to Longfellow outlier: Suburbia on the banks of the Mississippi

Thank you for the clarification, Fiona -- for whatever reason, I never came across the Luella Anderson Addition name, but glad to have it now.

Posted on 09/12/13 at 11:27 am in response to Off-street activity: Twin Cities alleys offer a glimpse of a shadow city

...shouldn't be driving through alleys as shortcuts (which is illegal), or hanging out in alleys in neighborhoods where they don't live at night (which can be dangerous). But that's not what I'm talking about. There's a big difference between those things, and walking on foot during the day through an alley near where you live. There is nothing wrong, illegal, or dangerous about that.

First local microbrewery to name a beer after Fish Alley gets a $10 gift certificate to the Old Spaghetti Factory on me.

One day I'll write a column that won't need corrections, but this wasn't it. All corrected now.