Judith Martin

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2006
  • News

    April 21, 2004

    Downtown Renaissance, Again

    Can condos and entertainment venues make a neighborhood out of the city's core?

  • News

    November 17, 1999

    Pawn Broke

    Neighbors say Pawn America will bring nothing but trouble. Strapped customers say it's their last resort. The City of Minneapolis just says no.

  • News

    October 13, 1999

    The Once and Future River

    Promenades and parks, cappuccino and condos: Tomorrow's upper Mississippi looks dandy. But first, can't city hall get rid of those grimy scrapyards? Why, yes.

  • Books

    August 11, 1999

    Tot Lot--Not

    In Minneapolis's longest-running neighborhood squabble, it's swing sets vs. suntans

  • Books

    July 14, 1999

    Bump and Grind

    An urban design trend rattles tempers and suspensions

  • News

    March 31, 1999

    Sherlock Homes

    Minneapolis's Victorian gems have endured boom times, bad times, and some godawful weather. Now they face their greatest danger yet: government ownership and a new brand of antique "collectors."

  • News

    November 5, 1997

    Bridges and Budgets

    Replacing campus messages from student groups with commercial ads is just one more example of the UM's newfound emphasis on mimicking private-sector methods.

  • News

    October 29, 1997

    Bill of Goods

    Ten years ago Minneapolis officials turned the heart of downtown into a parking lot. Now they've got an even better idea

  • News

    January 22, 1997
  • News

    February 21, 1996

    If These Walls Could Talk

    The history of an entire city echoes through the empty rooms at 3044 Third Avenue South.