Eyewitness report from Jim Bickal of MPR News: End of the Minneapolis cops shooting incident took place “inside my house” …
— MPR News (@MPRnews) May 10, 2013
The North Minneapolis Greenway would run 30 blocks north-south.
Imagine if your city street was stripped of its pavement and turned into a bike/pedestrian-friendly “greenway.” Trees, grass, and paths replace pavement and cars whizzing by.
That scenario is being considered in Minneapolis, where the city is working to develop plans to convert a low-traffic street in north Minneapolis to a no-cars-allowed “linear park.”
It looks like another rough commute this morning.
A major wreck involving 10 vehicles has traffic at a near standstill on westbound/northbound 94 at 394 in downtown Minneapolis. A backup is developing and stretching back to the Hennepin/Lyndale Avenue exit. Traffic getting by in the right lane only.
via Star Tribune.
TV person says MSP officials say chemicals on roads don’t work ’til temp gets close to 30. Isn’t that close to when snow melts w/o chemicals
— Bob Collins (@NewsCut) December 12, 2012
“Onlookers crowd a Minneapolis sidewalk to watch a turkey race on the day after Thanksgiving. Captured by a Minneapolis newspaper photographer on November 25, 1955,” via Minnesota Historical Society.
“A Minneapolis man is accused of assaulting a 21-month-old girl to the point she could be paralyzed,” via CBS Minnesota.
“The Twin” a panoramic image by Peter Ladd via MN Today’s Flickr pool
“Of the 15 highest-income metropolitan areas in the United States, 14 are in high-cost coastal areas. The other one, clocking in at No. 12 with a median household income about 23 percent above the national average, is the Minneapolis-St Paul MSA with its low low Midwestern prices.
People appear to be deterred from moving to Minneapolis on the grounds that it’s very cold, but David Schkade and Daniel Kahneman have found that people’s thinking about weather and happiness is dominated by ‘focusing illusion‘ in which ‘easily observed and distinctive differences between locations are given more weight in such judgments than they will have in reality.’ (more…)
Early rendering of Surly’s destination complex from February 2011 (Photo courtesy of Surly)
After months of research, Surly is setting its sights on a former food processing plant near University Ave. in the Prospect Park neighborhood. It’s just down the street from what will eventually be the Central Corridor light rail’s "Westgate" station.
Surly is working with the city to apply for environmental remediation grants to clean up the area, which has had 150 years of industrial use.