Dog days of summer, and the living is … drunk and dicey on the streets of downtown Minneapolis. With summer on the ropes, the clubs aflame with warm-weather-loving party people, and the Twins, Lynx and Vikings all playing home games, downtown Minneapolis this Saturday night past was rich in nightlife action, characters, and tension.
Territorial Alley: a vestige of the spine that linked the Twin Cities
Commuting from Pig Eye Parrant’s tavern in St. Paul to Ard Godfrey’s house in Minneapolis in the 1850s down Territorial Road would have essentially followed the same path as the Green Line.
Read more at http://www.minnpost.com/stroll/2014/08/territorial-alley-vestige-spine-linked-twin-cities
While rain poured down on Saturday night, a surprising number of you hardy souls still made it out to Northern Spark. MinnPost was in the lobby of the Northrop Auditorium (the weather dashed our outdoor plans) projecting Lacu, a visualization of Minnesota’s 13,817 lakes on the wall two at a time, all night long.
A first-timer’s guide to Northern Spark, that big, crazy all-night arts festival: Q&A with Steve Dietz, Northern Spark’s founder and artistic director, the guy who looked around the Twin Cities and decided Minnesotans could and would stay up all night, if we had someplace to go.
(Check out MinnPost’s Lacu at Northern Spark: From the collective mind of MinnPost’s Data Team, Lacu will be an all-night visualization of the 10k+ lakes in Minnesota.)
From the 1890’s to Saturday, June 14, 2014, MinnPost journalists Joe Kimball and Tom Nehil have compiled a timeline of the Green Line
Tammy Faye Bakker’s year in Minneapolis (1960/1961) was quite eventful; Minneapolis is where she and Jim met, married, and began their ministry. (Minneapolis is currently home to Jim and Tammy Faye’s son, Jay Bakker, whose Revolution Minnesota congregation meets each Sunday afternoon at Bryant-Lake Bowl.)
If you go into one of those bars (or banks, I guess) and talk to some of the Northeasters around you about ecclesiastical neighborhood attractions, at some point someone will make the following assertion: The block north of 13th Ave. NE between Madison and Monroe Streets is in the “Guinness Book of World Records” for being the only city block in the world with a church on each corner.
It might be useful to begin by pointing out that, in the Twin Cities, there are three Mississippi Rivers. Not literally, but in a sense. Each of these three rivers has its own set of peculiarities and idiosyncrasies that determine how people have interacted with it over the years, and how it can be used — or use us — for purposes as disparate as industry, recreation, and habitation.
We mapped the value of every real-estate parcel in Hennepin County.
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