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Southdale Evolution… fostering community, pushing walkability

When Victor Gruen designed Southdale Center in 1956 it was the first enclosed regional mall in the US. But his vision was to be more than just a retail site…...
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The Twin Cities of Minnesota… where there is always tonic in the air and wine in the winds…

We just finished a fascinating course to become 'Old Home Certified', which of course included some history of the Twin Cities. While the current growth of the LRT lines makes...
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Colossal Cafe… one of a growing number of made-from-scratch neighborhood cafes

A record 91 restaurants have opened in the Twin Cities so far in 2014 and more are in the pipeline. What is perhaps most impressive about this boom is that...
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Energy Fit Homes… a new standard for energy efficiency in existing homes

400,000 + Minnesota Homes Have Inadequate Insulation New energy efficiency standards for existing homes are being set in Minnesota through a new program called Energy Fit Homes. The HERS energy...
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One-of-a-kind retirement home designed by Sarah Susanka and Tina Govan… plans available!

When two noted architects collaborate on a home designed to not only connect with its spectacular setting but also meet flexible needs for aging in place and accommodating frequent visits...
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What makes this energy saving Golden Valley house ‘green’?

This Golden Valley house was built in 1982 specifically to conserve energy. It features many of the same things associated with 'green' buildings today, and reflects considerable energy savings… the...
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More and more generations of familiy are choosing to live together

The number of households with more than one adult generation living together increased over 30% from 2000 to 2010 and is expected to continue to grow. A record 49 million...
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Tech-Savvy Home Trends… way beyond Star Trek!

Our world and lives will be so different in the next few years when it comes to our home life and technology. Very few homes already have this technology now,...
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