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Melissa Hansen

Minneapolis, MN
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I am glad that people are aware of breast cancer and other diseases, but obviously this stuff gets out of hand.
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Posted on 06/24/14 at 10:07 am in response to Urban rhythms and the case of the missing all-night diner

I have been thinking a lot about this kind of setting. I love working in public and I like to work late at night. I thrive on the energy of the environment, so it would be great if more people were out late with me. A standard coffee shop is not always what I am looking for. I would love to have more places where I can get a meal and savor it while I work on my laptop or my knitting project. I do not want to go to a normal sit down restaurant and haul out my work, I feel like it takes away...

Posted on 07/17/13 at 08:51 am in response to Spruce Tree Centre: 'Ugly or beautiful, your customers can find it.'

My father enjoys the building, he thinks that it looks like a full scale Erector Set. I love that it is totally '80s.

Posted on 02/11/13 at 11:26 pm in response to Karma's knife-twist: I have to take freshman comp

I took Freshman Comp at the U as a Post-Secondary Enrollment Option student, I was a high school senior from a cush suburb. A gentleman in my class, and my work group, was taking Freshman Comp as his final course for his 30 year bumpy road to a BA. His pieces turned my small, self-obsessed world upside down; he had lived through decades of self-exploration and happenstance. The starts and stops in the Academy made me reassess the luxury of my education. The events in his wondrous first...

Posted on 01/22/13 at 10:18 am in response to Return to the U: The Confession

Best of luck to you, I look forward to reading your point of view as a returning student.

Posted on 02/11/13 at 11:37 pm in response to Return to the U: The Confession

Just waving 'hello', Andy.

Posted on 11/16/11 at 12:38 pm in response to Minnesota Boychoir -- 'Can You Hear Me?'

Very nice. I have a good friend who is an alumni of the MN Boy Choir; they have such wonderful performance opportunities through that organization.

Posted on 10/26/11 at 10:09 am in response to Minneapolis bikers getting increased attention, new safety measures

FWIW, as a novice street biker (I have a Nice Ride pass and do not own a bike yet), I do feel more safe and empowered in these green lanes. I bike around the University of Minnesota with so many cars, buses, bikes and pedestrians and they added a lot of these new, clearly marked bike lanes; the green paint makes all the difference.

Admittedly I am just breezing through this on the bus, but wanted to chime in and say that I am very interested in seeing more research and human resources policy on just this topic. While these sites are not blocked by my employer, there seems to be a haphazard way of monitoring and enforcing personal vs. work related social networking and online use. Different departments and divisions have taken different degrees of action towards "reasonable use" (not abusive amounts of time or using...

Posted on 04/13/11 at 12:12 pm in response to Local Patch freelance budgets bounce up

My partner is a freelance videographer and the various Patch sites in the Twin cities have been contracting with him regularly. He has found them to be a reliable client that pays a competitive rate. On top of my bias, I really am please that they use local talent for their content. Like Brauer, I keep watching with and interested eye and continue to use my other sources for news. I am frequently explaining to our friends and family who live in Patch communities what Patch is, so I am not...