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Economic Development

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Minneapolis and St. Paul grew faster than the suburbs last year

    A new study finds that the Twin Cities is among a minority of major American metros where the urban core grew faster than the suburbs between 2012 and 2013.The metro as a whole grew by 1.10 percent during that timeframe. But most of the growth occurred in Minneapolis and St. Paul, where the growth r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Jacob Frey on Lyft/Uber regulations: "I think the taxi industry needed some competition"

    Most folks are aware that Lyft and Uber are already up and running in Minneapolis. But did you realize the smartphone-based "next-gen taxi" services are essentially operating illegally right now?To rectify that situation, City Council Member Jacob Frey is working on an ordinance that would regulate ... More >>

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    April 30, 2014
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    April 16, 2014
  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Rick Spielman reacts to Vikings having more players arrested this month than wins all season

    News of Erin Henderson's arrest means we now know of (at least) three Vikings who have been arrested so far this month alone. (the since-released A.J. Jefferson and Jerome Simpson being the other two.)A BIT DATED NOW, BUT STILL: Meet the Minnesota Vikings All-Arrested team In other words, the Viking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    New York Times op-ed sees MN winning over Wisconsin in battle of political ideas

    Don't like tie games? Well, readers of the New York Times were treated yesterday to a regional battle of another kind -- one of ideas, courtesy of Lawrence R. Jacobs, a political science professor at the U of M. His op-ed for the Gray Lady, entitled "Right vs. Left in the Midwest," looks at the due ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    Mpls committee approves streetcar plan called "boondoggle of highest order" by Cam Winton

    Yesterday, the Minneapolis City Council's Transportation & Public Works Committee recommended approval of a plan that would install a roughly $200 million, 3.4 mile streetcar line from Northeast to South Minneapolis.SEE ALSO: Green Line test trains now running down University Avenue [IMAGES] Tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    Despite "Available" sign, Uptown Cheapo to remain open for now

    Selling antiquated products in an antiquated building next to a multi-floor, mixed-use redevelopment project that's still under construction, the presence of an "Available" sign on the exterior of Cheapo's Uptown location prompted some to believe the iconic record store wasn't long for its rapidly g ... More >>

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    June 19, 2013
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    December 5, 2012
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    October 16, 2012

    Seward Cafe to add evening hours, live music, wine and beer

    First the Birchwood announced an addition. Now Seward Cafe, another neighborhood institution, is pursuing its own expansion plans.The 38-year-old cafe isn't looking to add onto its spacious corner lot, but instead to revamp the menu, extend its current breakfast and lunch business into dinner, start ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    Occupy Homes MN staging debt protest on one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street

    SEE ALSO:-- Occupy Homes celebrates new victories with party and conference-- Occupy Homes can't defend Cruz family home from third eviction attempt-- Occupy Homes activist Nick Espinosa helps save his mom's Mpls home from foreclosure-- Occupy Wall Street's Anniversary: The Greatest Photos One year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    The Birchwood Cafe seeks to rezone and remodel

    See Also:Birchwood Cafe's cobbler: 100 Favorite DishesBest Farm to Table Restaurant 2012: Birchwood CafeFor decades, Birchwood Cafe has been a favorite neighborhood cafe, especially for vegans and vegetarians. They were also one of the first to promote the farm-to-table movement and demonstrate thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    "Right to work" amendment advances in Senate

    ‚ÄčThe so-called "right to work" bill was approved by the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee earlier today, but it's unclear whether the measure has enough support to be approved by both the House and Senate.Today's committee vote was 7-6, with Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, joining ... More >>

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    February 29, 2012
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    December 14, 2011
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    May 4, 2011
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    October 19, 2010

    Tim Pawlenty loves federal spending (on flood relief)

    Suddenly loving federal cash.​Yesterday, Gov. Tim Pawlenty was loving federal spending. Not the kind to help all Minnesotans with their health care costs, however. Just the kind to help southern Minnesota recover from floods. The former isn't a priority, he says. He won't even allow state a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    Rep. Ellison recounts his Darfur protest arrest

    Ellison was detained for about three hours before being released on $100 bail after the planned arrest.

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    March 18, 2009
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    January 27, 2009

    Station 19 owner: City trying to tax us out

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    After protecting his historic building from the University of Minneso ... More >>

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    November 12, 2008
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    October 24, 2007

    Save the Savior

    Saddled with debt and failed development deals, the Northside Residents Redevelopment Council struggles to survive

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    September 19, 2007
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    February 20, 2007

    NoDak politicos show Bono no love

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    North Dakota lawmakers last Thursday defeated a resolution to honor U2 frontman Bono for his advocacy of debt relief for Third World countries. M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2007

    Twins Ball Park comment thread

    This week's cover story, A Big Roadblock at Home Plate, by G.R. Anderson Jr., looks at the dispute between Hennepin County and the owners of the land where ... More >>

  • News

    January 3, 2007

    How Much for the Washington Avenue Bridge?

    The city of Minneapolis, citing budget woes, puts For Sale signs on eight municipal parking ramps

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    November 8, 2006

    Billion Dollar Dreamer

    Jerry Trooien has already spent millions promoting The Bridges, the $1.5 billion St. Paul riverfront development that city government keeps on spurning. No matter: He knows they'll come around someday.

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2006

    Twins Stadium: Verbatim testimony from the House

    Here is the final hour--save for a brief gap while the videotape was being replaced--of the Minnesota House testimony on the Twins stadium bill, after all the amendments had been considered.

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2006
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    February 9, 2006

    The big (and very tall) chill

    There's a mailer circulating to certain Minneapolis residents this week touting The Nicollet on the Mall, the condo project that will purportedly become the tallest residential building in the city. Trouble is, the entire project is behind schedule.

  • Books

    June 19, 2002

    Hey Joe!

    A closer look at Joe Duffy's probe into Minneapolis corruption

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    January 30, 2002
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    September 27, 2000
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    September 27, 2000

    Mall Rats

    The city says it won't try to bulldoze Hi-Lake for months, if at all. Shopping Center tenants aren't impressed.

  • Books

    September 6, 2000

    Watchdog Training

    City council members vow to pay closer attention to the Hollman project

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    September 6, 2000

    Arrested Development

    City officials say the head of the Frogtown Action Alliance is dodging them. Two former employees say he sexually harassed them. Leaders in the struggling St. Paul neighborhood fear Shem Shakir's bad karma is contagious.

  • News

    August 2, 2000

    Off Beat

    A Good Bet, and If the Shubert Doesn't Fit...

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    February 16, 2000
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    April 21, 1999

    Ground Troops

    From its South Minneapolis headquarters, the American Refugee Committee sorts out the logistics of relief

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    September 16, 1998

    Political Theater

    The Guthrie's search for new digs casts the company in a Minneapolis development drama

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    August 5, 1998

    The Last Block Party

    Pig's Eye Parrant bootlegged here 150 years ago. Then came the robber barons, the great wars, the spaghetti junctions, and the exodus to the suburbs. Its glory days gone, St. Paul's Brewery District tries upscaling--and evicting renters who don't belong.

  • News

    May 6, 1998

    Room at the Bottom

    When Eisenhower-era civic leaders drunk on urban renewal laid waste to the Gateway district, they forever altered the topography of this town's hard-luck hotels and shot-and-a-beer saloons.

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    March 18, 1998

    A Dose of Reality

    After years of gathering dust on drugstore shelves, the female condom may finally be on its way to finding acceptance among gay men and Third World women.

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    January 28, 1998
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    November 12, 1997

    Honey of a Deal

    Since its plan to tear down up to 100 Phillips rentals is privately funded, Honeywell won't have to pay tenants' relocation costs. Once the low-income families are out, however, the city of Minneapolis stands ready to kick in tax dollars for the company's

  • News

    November 20, 1996

    New Kids on the Block

    A nonprofit group called Urban Ventures is making moves along the long-depressed Lake Street corridor--and polarizing some of the people who live there in the process.

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    August 28, 1996
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    November 15, 1995

    Swept Away

    The likely demolition of over 700 public housing units in north Minneapolis will scatter people who live there and open up 73 acres of prime real estate at downtown's edge. Is it a matter of civic renewal or a land grab?

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    November 1, 1995
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