Subject:

Minneapolis Community Development Agency

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    October 8, 2003

    A Major Complex

    Plans for the Sears building loom large (again)

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    March 5, 2003

    Hard Times at City Hall

    The State of the City? We're Broke.

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    November 6, 2002

    Habitat for Humbuggery

    Why is the city of Minneapolis dragging its feet on affordable housing?

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    May 29, 2002

    Deadbeats, Inc.

    Minneapolis swallows another developer's debts

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    February 13, 2002

    Holding the Fort

    Chuck Lutz shouldn't go printing new business cards

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    December 26, 2001
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    December 19, 2001

    Silly Pop Songs

    Yet another round of Abba retreads, this time sans plot

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    December 19, 2001
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    September 26, 2001

    Erector Set

    The Hollman redevelopment project is finally under way on Minneapolis's near north side. Now it's time to follow the money.

  • Books

    August 1, 2001

    The Third Man

    Unmasking the unidentified businessman at the center of the Brian Herron brouhaha

  • News

    August 1, 2001

    Dreams of Field

    The Minnesota Twins are convinced the public will eventually buy them a new $300 million stadium. They have reason to believe.

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    July 18, 2001
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    March 14, 2001

    Jungle Boogie

    Two buildings, one loan: A tragedy in three acts

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    November 29, 2000

    Have We Got a Deal for You!

    City Pages solves the Twins ballpark conundrum

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    September 6, 2000

    Shell Game

    The old Sears complex isn't filling up with new tenants, but there's more than enough rancor to go around

  • News

    August 9, 2000

    The Candidate

    When did U.S. Senate hopeful Rebecca Yanisch get the idea to make affordable housing a top priority? It sure wasn't while she was running the Minneapolis Community Development Agency.

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    May 24, 2000

    Money Pit

    Ten years, $200 million, and one heck of a political headache: Minneapolisís grand plan for neighborhood revitalization enters the home stretch.

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    March 29, 2000
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    March 29, 2000

    Gravy Train

    City planners want a piece of the light-rail action--and they're not thinking spare change

  • Arts

    March 22, 2000

    There Goes the Neighborhood

    Can an art gallery in a rehabilitated theater change the picture for East Franklin Avenue?

  • Books

    March 22, 2000

    Haste Laid Waste

    Thought the Dania Hall fire was a hot one? Wait till Cedar-Riverside tries to get the city to pay up.

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    March 15, 2000

    Cyanide Pact

    The Minneapolis river terminal agrees to clean up its poison salt piles

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    March 1, 2000

    Pass the Block

    With all the noise about Block E, one minor detail hasn't gotten much attention: The numbers

  • News

    February 23, 2000

    Theater of the Absurd

    When the Shubert inched down Hennepin Avenue a year ago, Minneapolis politicos promised a bright future for the historic theater. They didn't mention stingy legislators, taxpayer bailouts, or the specter of the wrecking ball.

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    January 19, 2000

    Mann Over Board?

    City number-crunchers say the plan to renovate another old theater is a money pit

  • 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

    October 13, 1999

    Down at the Depot

    Blight in southwest Minneapolis? According to city officials, you betcha!

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    September 1, 1999

    The Plot Thickens

    Community gardens in Phillips get weeded out

  • News

    July 28, 1999

    Bringing Down the House

    Taxpayers spent $65,000 to demolish the old Victorian at 1816 15th Ave. S. A buyer wanted to invest at least that much to fix it up. Make sense? You bet, says the Minneapolis Community Development Agency.

  • 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."

  • Books

    March 3, 1999

    Turn Your Public Sector Know-How Into Big Bucks!

    Stuck in a dead-end government job? Revolving Door Career Counseling Services® can help you cash in!

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    February 17, 1999

    The House of Lot

    A Minneapolis neighborhood wants to put homes back on skinny urban properties. But will the city cooperate?

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    September 2, 1998

    Greenbacks or Green Space?

    Brookfield's Block E plan is headed for the dumpster, but a new movement is afoot to turn downtown's saddest parking lot into a park

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    May 20, 1998

    Bidder Battles

    The MCDA's policy for dealing with contractors encourages lowball bids--and homeowners' headaches

  • News

    January 7, 1998

    Sold Down The River

    Minneapolis's brave new riverfront will have parks, museums, and upscale condos. Who said subsidized housing was just for the poor?

  • News

    December 17, 1997

    Blockbusted

    By the end of the month, the City Council could order the demolition of the Shubert, Minneapolis's oldest theater.

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    December 17, 1997

    Of Time and the River

    Known as "Eden Prairie on the River," a housing project called The Landings may soon be joined by another suburban-style development.

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    December 10, 1997

    Last Stop Shop

    Even though Sullivan's New Market on West Broadway in North Minneapolis is the only grocer in the immediate area, its parking lot fills up only a couple of times a month. Aghast at what they see as Sullivan's poor customer service and substandard merchand

  • News

    November 5, 1997

    Timing is Everything

    At the 11th hour, candidates learn to love shrink-wrap, use the city postage meter, and broadcast platitudes to no one.

  • News

    July 2, 1997

    Meet the Taxman

    Should the state's huge nonprofit health-care groups, which work in an industry characterized by mergers, "strategic alliances," and for-profit subsidiaries, still be afforded the tax advantages of charitable organizations?

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    May 21, 1997

    Mall or Nothing

    The MCDA may be backing off the proposed co-op site at the corner of 38th Street and Fourth Avenue.

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    May 7, 1997
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    April 2, 1997

    LSGI Again?

    The City appears headed toward another lawsuit over property on Nicollet Mall

  • News

    April 2, 1997

    Riverfront Double Play

    Developer and Sports Facilities Commissioner Peggy Lucas pursues both a new ballpark and upscale condos

  • News

    March 26, 1997
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    January 8, 1997
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    September 18, 1996

    A Phillips Affair

    Neighborhood politics get personal.

  • News

    August 7, 1996

    Razing Minneapolis

    The city embarks on a program of destroying low-income inner-city housing to save itself.

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    May 8, 1996
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    November 1, 1995
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