COMMUNITY VOICES | Dinkytown should be a protected historic district

Thirty years ago, in the fall of 1983, I left Richmond, Virginia where I had lived all my life, to attend U of MN-Minneapolis. I wanted to know my grandparents better and felt moving to Minnesota would enable me to see them more often before they died. They were from Alexandria, MN. I lived on campus in Comstock Dorm when it was still an all female dorm, and the school and Dinkytown were intertwined, they still are. Dinkytown and the uniqueness of it, have continued on to this day. They are intertwined with the fabric of that part of MInneapolis and that edge of U of MN. Continue Reading