MN Blog Cabin Roundup, 1/30

Analysis: Lots of cheap apartments next to expensive apartments

from by Nick Magrino

The following analysis is not highly scientific. I generally picked the cheapest unit I could find in the new buildings and, with the old ones, picked what I could find. Many older buildings do not have easy to find websites, and some newer buildings do not list rents up front. Craigslist was prowled, but I was safe. This does not impact the findings of the study, which are significant.

Faceless no more: Tribute bike ride organizers honor those who died doing what they loved

from RedCurrent by Tesha M. Christensen

“We want to spread awareness that cyclists aren’t a statistic or a faceless obstacle on the road,” said Stephenson. “They’re people, like anybody else, and they have stories and passions. Marcus was one such person, and one of his passions was biking. His love for bikes brought him, along with his passion for the culinary arts, to our city, and that moved us. So the ride is about telling stories like Marcus’. It’s about paying tribute to people who ride bikes who’ve fallen while doing something they love. It’s about revealing the humanity behind the cyclist stereotype.”

Learning on a beautiful spring day at Auschwitz-Birkenau

from Thoughts Towards a Better World by Dick Bernard

May 4, 2000, my 60th birthday, was spent at Auschwitz-Birkenau with a group of about 40 Christians and Jews from Temple Israel and Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis MN.

Grandpa’s camera: a life in pictures

from Stubble by Tom Johnson

Stubble: Who was your grandfather?

Matt: Paul Scharfencamp was my grandpa on my mom’s side of the family. He was a Staff Sergeant in WWII, a civilian pilot, a truck driver, an avid hunter, husband to my Grandma Verna for 42 years, a father of eight children, and a man who enjoyed photography. He passed away in 1989 at the age of 68. I was seven years old.

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