St. Paul, like its sister Minneapolis, or just about any of its inland brethren anywhere in America, is waking up to the fact that the riverfront can be a valuable asset and in important part of a community, and not something to be ignored or abused.
We mapped the value of every real-estate parcel in Hennepin County.
Roseville’s Memorial Pet Cemetery is testament to the fact that people will pay any price, bear any burden or meet any hardship on behalf of their ever-faithful pets. It’d be crass to let some rain stop me from making my pilgrimage and paying my respects.
Map illustration by Andy Sturdevant, photos by Natalie Vestin
The last picture show at the Hollywood Theater in northeast Minneapolis took place 27 years ago. The building has been empty, but not forgotten, since then. …
“I saw ‘Raging Bull’ there, I saw the ‘Blues Brothers’ there,” [Developer Andrew] Volna said. “It’s been on my radar since then.”
Photos courtesy of Sawdust Media
Though blacks and Hispanics typically have lower incomes than white borrowers, income differences do not explain the disparities — very-high-income blacks and Hispanics were more likely to receive subprime loans than very-low-income whites. In fact, very high income blacks were 3.8 times more likely to receive subprime loans for home purchases than very low income whites, and 1.9 times more likely to receive subprime refinance loans.
Twin Cities in Crisis: Unequal Treatment of Communities of Color in Mortgage Lending
It was just above freezing at game time Sunday afternoon in windy and drizzly downtown Minneapolis, but that didn’t stop one of the smallest crowds in Target Field history from witnessing a chilly pitcher’s duel and a thrilling win for the Twins.
(Photos by Jim Walsh)
Nixon Lake is, of course, not named for Richard Nixon. It was named long before Richard Nixon was born half a country away in 1913; the online Minnesota Place Names directory states that it and its neighbor Cornell Lake were named “for early settlers” of Wright County sometime in the 1850s. Still, it’s impossible now to think of the name “Nixon” without thinking of the 37th President.
I am not a brook: meet Minnesota’s Nixon Lake by Andy Sturdevant
You can’t be among alpacas for long without the cuteness factor winning you over.
Photos by Audrey Kletscher Helbling
Join us at the Historic State Theatre on Friday, April 25 for MinnRoast — our annual song-and-skit variety show featuring Lizz Winstead and your favorite local politicians, journalists, and media types.
Of all of Ignatius Donnelly’s accomplishments, the one he’d most wanted to be remembered for was his greatest failure. From 1856 until about 1859, Nininger City, about 25 miles downriver from St. Paul, was poised to be a utopian beacon on the Mississippi River.
Andy Sturdevant: Nininger City, Ignatius Donnelly’s lost Atlantis on the Mississippi
(Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society)
In June 1950, also under pleasant flying conditions, the Northwest DC4 flight departed New York LaGuardia Airport in the evening, as scheduled.
Cruising at 3,500 feet over Lake Michigan, near Benton Harbor, Mich., Captain Robert Lind encountered a line of electrical storms and quickly asked permission to reduce altitude to 2,500 feet.
The Civil Aviation Authority could not grant the request because of congestion in the area. That was the last transmission received from Northwest Flight 2501.
David Enblom is an artist living in Lowertown St. Paul who was recently the subject of a retrospective show at the 262 Building that closed last weekend. One of the centerpieces of Enblom’s show was a series of hundreds of photographs of barns, all shot on digital camera within about 40 miles of the Twin Cities between 2002 and 2006.