The Loring Park neighborhood is a bicyclist & pedestrian paradise with easy access to bicycle trails, a 15 minute walk to the downtown and uptown areas, and excellent public transportation.
The neighborhood's character, history, architecture, location, park, and green space are the top most important features that make Loring Park a "Livable Place" according to a community survey taken in preparation for the future.
The neighborhood crowning jewel is Loring Park, connected to Nicollet Mall by the Loring Greenway. It is the neighborhood's focal point for many festivals, films & concerts, recreational & community building activities, and offering a delightful place to take a stroll around the lake & beautiful gardens, and most recently a dog park.
On Tuesday morning President Obama spoke along with Miss America and Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger (inspiration for the movie Rudy) at the 2011 American Legion National Convention at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Obama's message was that as the troops are brought home, we need to honor and support them, get them the medical care they need, and get them transitioned into jobs.
Local band Cloud Cult performed at Orchestra Hall on Friday, July 29 and delivered an emotional showcase of old and new gems to an overflowing audience. The octet are known for their unique orchestral indie rock sound and their haunting-yet-angelic vocal formula, both of which seemed like they were made to be heard in a grand venue.