Planting the new Raymond Avenue: Volunteer initiative sows lasting results

When it comes to improving the beauty and environmental friendliness of any neighborhood, there’s no better way to get things done and done in the right way than through the power and initiative of

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North Minneapolis residents fight out-of-state investors, poor maintenance

(Photo courtesy of Connie Beckers)

If you’re a landlord in the city of Minneapolis, you already have the home field advantage when it comes to the rental game. But some North Minneapolis residents say they’re tired of out-of-state landlords playing hardball with their neighborhoods.

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Debate continues on what to do at Upper Harbor Terminal site

At the end of the year, the city-owned Upper Harbor Terminal will stop operating, ending an era that began when the site opened in 1968. The 48-acre industrial stretch on the west side of the Mississippi River between the Lowry and Camden bridges is destined for transformation in the coming years, but just what shape it will take remains up for discussion.

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Hamline University expansion plans threaten neighborhood

(Photo by Tom Goldstein) This home at 1538 Englewood Ave, built in 1887 and currently serving as the Hamline "Guest House" was targeted for demolition in Hamline's 2008 expansion plan.

People walking or driving along Minnehaha Avenue and neighboring streets near Hamline University may have noticed bright red signs beginning to dot several residential lawns.

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TCE lawsuit inches on, Southeast Como organizes outreach

While Southeast Como neighborhood residents’ concerns about harmful vapors in their homes continue to linger, a lawsuit against General Mills is moving forward.

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Marshall Street project on hold for 2 months

Outcry from residents and business people temporarily stopped the Minneapolis Park Board from locating an operations center on the Mississippi River at 1720 Marshall St. NE.

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TC Weekend | Selby Jazz Fest, Nicollet Open Streets, Community Garden Day and more!

The fun continues this weekend with an array of community events to help you get the most out of the last days of summer. From free jazz fests and county fairs, to celebrations of caramel, community and urban gardens  there's a lot to love about this weekend's lineup! Scroll down for details:

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Dinkytown hopes for commercial boost with new apartments

(Photo by Elizabeth Brumley) Students and parents bring belongings to their apartments on move-in day at The Venue on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. The Venue is a new luxury apartment complex on campus.

After summer construction on new luxury apartment complexes in Dinkytown kept foot and car traffic at bay, about a thousand potential customers made the area their home last week.

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OPINION | Working on renters' issues in Lyndale

Working on renters’ issues in Lyndale called to me through the lens of an educator. I live for the challenges and little victories I experience every day at our community school not because I have patience and hope but because continuity is on my side. When a family gains understanding of the ins and outs of our school, when teachers are able to collaborate about the skills and needs of a child as they progress to the next grade level, when we are able to construct a shared foundation of knowledge as educators and students, we have the advantage of successful learning relationships.

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Minneapolis can salvage the Hiawatha crosswalk "improvement" project

The City of Minneapolis can salvage the Hiawatha Crosswalk “Improvement” project. All they have to do is send out a traffic engineer to reprogram the signals so the Walk signals automatically appear. Pedestrians deserve the right to an automatic Walk signal, particularly in a city-designated Pedestrian Overlay Zone near the Blue Line, a nearly $800 million transit investment that is approached on foot by every single rider. Hundreds of pedestrians cross Hiawatha Avenue every day, and not just to access light rail. We deserve automatic Walk signals.

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