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MN Blog Cabin Roundup, 5/23

Missing the GOP-controlled legislature, college urbanism, removing the Cedar Ave. bridge and more.

True confession: I miss the GOP-controlled Legislature

from Wry Wing Politics by Joe Loveland

As a blogger interested in the absurd side of politics, I’m pulled mightily in the opposite direction.  Because when it comes to generating a steady stream of blog-worthy absurdity, nothing beats the modern Tea Party-backed Republican Party.

College urbanism

from Betsey Buckheit: Small town, big picture, smart policy by Betsy Buckheit

A college is the best thing for a community have in its backyard, noted Carleton College President Steve Poskanzer soon after his arrival in Northfield in 2010. Northfield, of course, has two.

Removing the Cedar Ave bridge: Now is the time

from by Matt Steele

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It’s not too late to remove the bridge. It may not happen tomorrow, but the Nokomis Hiawatha Regional Park master plan can include an official call to do what Theodore Wirth would want done: Remove the Cedar Avenue bridge over Lake Nokomis.

Many waters, many stories, one special place

from St. Croix 360 by Greg Seitz

Years of work and public input are culminating in the release of a proposal for a National Heritage Area in the St. Croix River region.

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