Affordable housing issues affect many

Housing is an essential human requirement. We need adequate shelter for ourselves and our families to survive. Many of us are blessed with more-than-adequate housing situations. Not only do we cover all basic needs, we have man caves with monster televisions and open-concept kitchens with top-of-the-line appliances. However, nearly one in four Minnesota households struggles […]


Broken-back Mountin’: Edina man sues Cowboy Jack’s for mechanical bull injury

To hear some tell it, the Cowboy Jack’s mechanical bull (seen here in the foreground) is responsible for numerous injuries. Tom Horgen, Star Tribune Before hopping on the mechanical bull at Cowboy Jack’s, Cole Birkholtz signed a waiver, ostensibly absolving the bar from liability for any injuries sustained during his ride. This is not in […]


Pop-up markets, Indie Book Store Day, Cliche’s Crosswalk: 55 free things to do this weekend

Cliche’s Crosswalk gives new meaning to street style. Don Dickinson FRIDAY: Spring 2018 Saint Paul Art Crawl Though Lowertown St. Paul has undergone a remarkable renaissance in recent years, it wasn’t long ago that the area was a ghost town of parking lots and vacant structures. During those years, however, the St. Paul Art Collective […]


Heard on the Street: Downtown parking lot sells for $4.75 million

A downtown Rochester parking lot destined to house a $38 million development was sold for $4.75 million recently. First Broadway Rochester LLC, owned by the Opus Group, bought eight parcels totaling 1.3 acres at 402 First Ave. SW. First Broadway bought it from Urban on First LLC, which is owned by Rochester’s Titan Development. That’s […]


North Face Commits to Equal Representation of Women in Marketing with Global Campaign

The North Face is rolling out a massive—and its first global—initiative focused on women to celebrate and share the stories of adventurous and courageous female explorers. A screen shot from a Move Mountains video. The campaign, Move Mountains, is rooted in empowering the next generation of explorers and includes a multi-year outdoor adventure collaboration with […]


New Senior Living Development Breaks Ground in Plymouth

The Waters Senior Living, a leading owner and operator of senior living communities in the Twin Cities, broke ground Sept. 26 on its newest senior living community located at Highway 55 and County Road 73/South Shore Drive in Plymouth. Speakers at the event included Plymouth Mayor Kelli Slavik and Waters Senior Living Senior Developer Kathleen […]


Edina Apartment Building Project Upsets Hundreds of Neighbors

A proposed development project in Edina is drawing the ire of hundreds of neighbors. Developer Ted Carlson is considering tearing down Edina Cleaners and building a five-story apartment building near 44th Street and France Avenue. Many residents in the area think that’s too high a building, and they’ve sent a petition with more than 300 […]