Legislature considers banning rent control measures statewide

City officials are scrambling to get the policies and processes in place before the May 1 effective date for the new rent control ordinance in Saint Paul. Meanwhile, at the state Capitol, lawmakers are arguing for a bill that would…

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Riverview planners could learn a thing or two from Seattle

Like the Twin Cities, Seattle has pursued a regional light-rail-transit solution to its pressing urban mobility challenges. Similar to our Blue Line and proposed Riverview Corridor line, Seattle’s 14-mile Central Link connects downtown Seattle with SeaTac International Airport after passing…

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Minneapolis Athena Awards celebrate their 50th year

The 50th annual Minneapolis Athena Awards will be back live and in person on May 6 after the last two ceremonies were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The awards will be presented to 55 of the best and brightest…

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Plan is pitched to replace Twin Cities’ stretch of I-94 with boulevard

Shops, transit, bike and walking paths would fill 7.5-mile freeway trench. Rethinking I-94, an effort by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) to reimagine the 7.5 miles of interstate between the downtowns of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, is expected to…

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Evie Carshare makes Twin Cities debut with five charging stations

A long-awaited car-sharing program powered by renewable energy has been unveiled with the opening of five charging stations in Saint Paul and Minneapolis on February 2. The Twin Cities have spent many months working with HourCar and Xcel Energy on…

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Undamming the Mississippi: Intriguing proposal deserves more study

In the 20th century, we made major public investments in the Twin Cities to transform the Mississippi River for commercial and industrial purposes. However, some of that old infrastructure is no longer useful, presenting an opportunity to re-imagine our relationship…

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Sports Shorts July 21, 2021

Khalid El-Amin has been chosen as the new head basketball coach at Saint Thomas Academy. El-Amin helped lead Minneapolis North to three state champions and was named the state’s Mr. Basketball in 1997. He went on to win an NCAA…

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