Build Back Better climate policies, originally proposed last fall, included a $900 tax credit for e-bikes, a provision missing from the legislation signed into law this week.
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The Loring Park shuffleboard courts are one of the least likely spots in the Minneapolis vaunted park system. Whenever there’s action on the court, passers-by do double-takes, come up to the chain link fence and say, “What’s that?”
Like clockwork, the odd plaza along “7th Place” fills with rock music fans most weekends, and a corner of downtown St. Paul comes to life.
While driving extends our ability to move at high speed, it comes at the cost of almost every other kind of action.
During the unrest (of 2020), fires were set in many of the buildings on the corner, and the Coliseum did not escape. Fires burned the interior and triggered extensive water damage in fighting the blaze. Two years ago, the massive, three-story brick complex was slated for the wrecking ball.
While the traffic diverters circumvent plans and process, did the Minneapolis Police Department hit upon a solution to the increasing problem of speeding, reckless driving and vehicular violence?
“Buy one, get one” promotion includes 16 different businesses in the Longfellow, Cooper, Howe and Hiawatha neighborhoods.
If built, the new arenas and ballparks would occupy all of the Canadian Pacific parcel, along with another dozen acres of Highland Bridge land currently owned by Ryan Companies.
The decision is alarming because it discards years of work by a team of Minneapolis city planners and staff, makes irrelevant hundreds of public meetings attended by thousands of Minneapolis citizens and puts in limbo billions of dollars of development across the city.
The pending reconstruction of Summit Avenue gives St. Paul a golden opportunity to improve the street for the next generation.
For 11 years now, Open Streets have been a popular addition to the city’s summer calendar. But the organization that runs it, Our Streets Minneapolis, has hit a wall. A lack of funding has meant cuts to the number of events and limits to outreach.
The call by opponents of the Purple Line to “stop the bus invasion” begs the obvious question: Invasion of who?
The money allowed Ramsey County, like many local governments, to sign temporary leases for single-room occupancy shelters — making a huge difference for folks who had been out on the street.
The market coming back to the light rail stop marks a return to, if not normalcy, something that puts public space at the center of everyday life.
There’s no infrastructure that’s so important, yet so ignored, as a city’s sewers.
After another week of gray skies and cold weather, I asked some of the people participating in 30 Days of Biking: Was this cruel April just my bitter jaded imagination, or was this truly a horrible Minnesota spring?
Anyone who’s visited a large, thriving city knows the symbiosis between nightlife and transit.
At the very least, developer Cody Fischer may have grounds for a lawsuit.
The retail environment has changed a lot since the pharmacy was pitched back in 2006.
The lessons an upcoming state audit is sure to miss.