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Walkable Neighborhoods

Highland Bridge development on the site of the former St. Paul Ford plant is progressing… and townhouses are for sale!

It was 2019 when I first wrote about the St. Paul Ford truck plant history and Ryan Company plans for reshaping it into a walkable village of thousands powered by...
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Hazelwood St. Louis Park… fresh, modern comfort food

When they tore down the little strip of businesses on the corner across from Trader Joe’s in St. Louis Park to build a new Bridgewater Bank it was such a...
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Fire & Nice Alehouse… inventive par-baked pizza, rotating MN beer list

This neighborhood  haunt for wood-fired pizza and a rotating MN Beer list from as many breweries as they can get got a shout-out in the StarTribune recently, and husband John...
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St. Anthony Park… a college town in the city

The hills of St. Anthony Park were originally expected to become an elite suburb for people living on the East Bank of the Mississippi near St. Anthony Falls. That didn’t...
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Wet Paint… where I found my new fountain pen

It was my birthday last week and John told me my present was to be selecting a new pen! That set us off on an adventure to find said pen....
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Jackson Meadow… you can still buy in this utopia of Salmela design

I have long known that you can find David Salmela designed homes in Marine on Saint Croix, but didn’t realize they were located in the unique development of Jackson Meadow....
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Jonathan… 1960s-1970s “new town” of the future

Jonathan was a “new town” of the future in the 1970s, when John was a grad student in architecture and city planning at NDSU. We lived in Fargo, ND but...
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Linden Hills… picturesque Minneapolis lakes neighborhood with an interesting history

Linden Hills, nestled in the rolling hills between the southern shore of Bde Maka Ska (formerly known as Lake Calhoun) and the western shore of Lake Harriet, is one of...
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