The lessons an upcoming state audit is sure to miss.
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The machines make it possible to heat and cool buildings using only electricity, not natural gas.
The decline may have a lot to do with the inherently conservative nature of most construction financing.
The change was proposed after the toppling by protesters of a statue of Columbus in 2020, when it became clear there wasn’t a formal process for asking for a monument’s removal.
On being free of freeways.
The five-year saga of Carbucks illustrates how difficult it is for cities to remove drive-thrus once they are built — even obviously dysfunctional ones.
The right-of-way encompassed by the spur could be a critical trail and transit link in the capital city. But negotiations with Canadian Pacific to buy the land haven’t really started, and meanwhile the railroad has the option of selling it off piece by piece.
G. Travis Norvell, aka @pedalingpastor on Twitter, found himself annoyed that commuting information focused exclusively on those getting around by car.
After years of passing plans claiming the city is serious about climate change and safe streets, the Hennepin Avenue redesign actually puts these ideas into practice.
The ramp at HealthPartners’ Bloomington headquarters provided a safe space to gather — and, of course, plenty of parking.
There are limitations to a freeway-based transit line, but the Orange Line makes the best of them.
If St. Paul is serious about its climate goals, it should stop subsidizing car storage in the crown jewel of its parks system.
Taken as a whole, the new building feels a bit like a science-fiction set, one from films like Her or Star Trek.
The money will help build at least 1,000 new homes for families making 30 percent of the Area Median Income.
Thanks to its gradual obsolescence, the Waddell lift bridge’s days are numbered.
What would have to change?
If you glimpse an old-school message board, it’s a sign you’re at an urban hotspot, part of a city alive with the footsteps of strangers.
Advocates see small homes located on existing residential and nonprofit properties as a possible solution to quickly providing more kinds of housing in Minneapolis and St. Paul, but regulations on the structures — and their costs — have prevented widespread construction.
The area, at the intersection of St. Paul, Roseville and Maplewood, has long been dominated by strip malls, parking lots and very wide roads.
Horizontal deflection, tabled intersections, chicanes and more.