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Northern Metal site not up for grabs — yet

Finance & Commerce; March 7, 2017

Anyone interested in redeveloping the Northern Metal Recycling site on the Mississippi riverfront in Minneapolis may be in for a wait.

Northern Metals settles with MPCA, plans to leave Minneapolis

Star Tribune; March 4, 2017

Northern Metals Recycling will pay $2.5 million to resolve air pollution complaints and will will relocate to Becker, Minn., by August 2019.

Park Board may act as developer for Scherer site

Star Tribune; February 20, 2017

The Minneapolis Park Board may take on the role of master developer after a Northeast riverfront site it hopes to redefine failed to draw proposals from private developers.

DeRusha Eats: Mississippi Mushrooms

WCCO Channel 4; February 9, 2017

Along the Mississippi River, in industrial north Minneapolis, there’s a warehouse that sure doesn’t feel like you’re entering a farm.

Activists envision audacious plan for Falls

MinnPost; February 8, 2017

The dream centers on one of the most-visited pieces of land in the region, around the lock and dam at the Upper St. Anthony Falls that sits below the Stone Arch Bridge. And the idea is to create a park experience to tell the story of the Native Americans who preceded the region’s white settlers as well as the industries that tapped the power of the river to build the city.

Dayton’s goal: Cut water pollutants 25 percent

Star Tribune; February 3, 2017

Gov. Mark Dayton has set a bold new goal for Minnesotans: Slash water pollution 25 percent by 2025. Dayton argued that the threat to Minnesota’s fabled 10,000 lakes, rivers streams and wetlands is “a wider, deeper crisis” than the threat that mining poses to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Can city preserve places where people make stuff?

MinnPost; February 2, 2017

As residential development continues to boom, should the city allow the edges of its industrial areas to be turned over to housing, preserve them for uses that might provide jobs, or create something in between?

People prepare for change along Lowry Ave.

Star Tribune; January 21, 2017

Three major intersections within a mile of one another have been targeted for housing developments in spots where buildings have sat abandoned for years. Meanwhile, Hennepin County has partnered with the city and others to implement a redevelopment plan on Lowry, a county road, between Central Avenue and the Mississippi River.

MPCA, Northern Metal could settle by the end of January

Star Tribune; January 19, 2017

After decades of fighting to move a metal recycling facility out of a North Side neighborhood, Minneapolis residents may finally see results.

State lays out vision for river corridor

Star Tribune; January 14, 2017

Minnesota has adopted a uniform framework for how the 21 cities and five counties along the river’s banks will manage the river to protect the water.

Residents frustrated polluting Mpls. metal shredder could stay open for years

Minnesota Public Radio; January 12, 2017

An outline of a settlement that could keep Northern Metal Recycling open in north Minneapolis for more than two years — even after it was found in violation of its permit — angered some to the point of walking out of a meeting Wednesday with state and local officials.

North neighborhoods tops for hot housing markets

Star Tribune; January 9, 2017

“People are desperately searching for affordable houses,” said Emily Green, a sales agent with Sandy Green Realty in north Minneapolis and a past president of the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors. “There’s been significant investment in those areas and it’s really showing.”

Proposal to redevelop Minneapolis port moves forward

Star Tribune; January 5, 2017

City Council and Park Board committees this week advanced plans to work with United Properties to redevelop the 48-acre site known as the Upper Harbor Terminal.

Terminal team recommendations coming in January

Finance & Commerce; December 30, 2016

The possible selection of a team led by Bloomington-based United Properties to redevelop Minneapolis’ Upper Harbor Terminal property will be determined in the first four weeks of the new year.

Alatus riverfront condo tower is delayed by trial

Star Tribune; December 29, 2016

Alatus LLC has been working on plans to build a 42-story condo tower overlooking St. Anthony Falls across the Mississippi River from downtown Minneapolis and had planned to demolish a former funeral home to make way for the project.

DNR has new rules for what you can build along Mississippi

Pioneer Press; December 29, 2016

After close to a decade of wrangling — between conservationists, developers, and dozens of cities and counties — state officials have published new rules governing what can be built on the Mississippi River’s edge and what can’t. This article focuses on St. Paul, but the same rules apply in Minneapolis.

No bids for Scherer site

Star Tribune; December 24, 2016

No developers stepped forward to transform a tract of land north of downtown along the Mississippi River.

Northern Metal catches fire

Star Tribune; December 20, 2016

The blaze broke out about 10:10 a.m. at Northern Metal Recycling in the 1800 block of 2nd Street N., a site bordered by Interstate 94 to the west and the Mississippi River to the east.

Minneapolis Park board seeks developer for Parcel D along the Mississippi

Star Tribune; November 23, 2016

The city has designs on turning Parcel D, the Scherer Brothers site, into a park, and it’s looking for the right firm to partner with.

On the trail to Lock and Dam No. 1

MinnPost; November 16, 2016

The Lock and Dam No. 1 is the best place in the Twin Cities to see, up close, how commerce and industry has shaped the river physically.

Upper Harbor plans call for multiple uses

Star Tribune; November 10, 2016

More details were released to give community members the first look at what the city’s Upper Harbor Terminal could possibly look like after transformation.

Pryes Brewing building riverside brewery

The Growler; November 9, 2016

Two years after Pryes Brewing launched their first beer, Miraculum, the company announced it has found a permanent home for its brewery along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis.

Amphitheater would feature marina, parks, ‘residential towers,’ giant glowing half-orbs

City Pages; October 26, 2016

If approved by the city government, the 10,000-seat outdoor concert and performance site would be the first and only in this area. First Avenue would handle management of the amphitheater space, and bookings would be handled with the help of Minnesota Public Radio’s 89.3 The Current, as well as the Minnesota Orchestra, and the Minnesota Opera.

First Ave pitches Upper Harbor amphitheater

Star Tribune; October 18, 2016

Concertgoers may one day be able to catch a show alongside the Mississippi River — at what is now the city’s decaying port — if First Avenue and others move forward with a proposal sent to Minneapolis officials last week.

Riverfront advocates propose new park at Minneapolis lock and dam

Star Tribune; October 15, 2016

The plan, with a visitor center and performance space, would remake Mill Ruins Park and the Stone Arch Bridge area but push out a hydro plant.

Danger downstream

Star Tribune; October 2, 2016

The Mississippi is North America’s greatest river. But in Minnesota, home to its headwaters, sweeping changes in the landscape are putting water quality at risk.

MnDOT issues RFP for Third Ave. bridge in Minneapolis

Finance & Commerce; October 1, 2016

Cracks and deterioration are showing up on the Third Avenue Bridge, a nearly 100-year-old historic concrete arch structure over the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis. (Subscription required.)

East Bank Trail offers river views in Northeast

Star Tribune; September 30, 2016

If you’re looking for a new trail to refresh your bike path options before winter sets in, check out the new East Bank Trail in northeast Minneapolis.

Report finds a new pollutant building up in the Mississippi

Star Tribune; September 21, 2016

Microscopic fibers and pieces of plastic are accumulating at the bottom of the Mississippi River in the metro area, posing a rising threat to fish and other wildlife and reflecting changes in urban life along its banks.

North Minneapolis recycler agrees to dust suppression

Star Tribune; September 14, 2016

A state pollution regulator has praised a riverside scrap yard in Minneapolis for voluntarily taking steps to reduce the amount of dust it produces after state monitors in the area showed air particles in the area that exceeded allowable limits. The voluntary agreement contrasts with the state’s fight with Northern Metal over particulates.

North Minneapolis residents push for permanent closure

MinnPost; September 9, 2016

Last week, Northern Metal Recycling had to shut down part of their north Minneapolis metal recycling plant after a Ramsey County District Judge ordered the company to idle part of their operations. Now residents are pushing to make the closure permanent.

Judge orders metal shredder to cease major part of operations

Star Tribune; August 31, 2016

A Ramsey County judge has ordered a key portion of a north Minneapolis metal recycling company to cease operations because of pollution concerns from the plant along the Mississippi River.

NASA’s eye in the sky monitors algae blooms

Star Tribune; August 26, 2016

A pilot from Rochester helps scientists track potentially toxic scum along the Mississippi River. In Minnesota, the idea is to track and document harmful algal blooms in the Mississippi River — the source of drinking water in Minneapolis, St. Paul and several other communities in the Twin Cities.

Minneapolis wants to redevelop northern waterfront

KARE 11; August 21, 2016

“It is an eyesore when you look out your front window or back window, for some people, and you don’t see just the beautiful river with all of the lights and the bridge,” said Heather Kuikka, board chair of the mostly industrial McKinley neighborhood.

Wilco sails into overtime on the Mississippi

Star Tribune; August 21, 2016

Wilco fans savored an extended outdoor concert just a short raft ride up the Mississippi River that spotlighted both the band and the stellar Historic Hall’s Island venue.

Photos: A national park in the heart of the Cities

Minnesota Public Radion; August 5, 2016

On the centennial of the National Park Service, MPR sets out to explore Minnesota’s six National Parks, beginning with Mississippi National River and Recreation Area.

New paddle share stations bring kayak rental to the Minneapolis Riverfront!

Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board; August 4, 2016

New agreements between the National Park Service’s (NPS) non-profit charitable partner Mississippi Park Connection (MPC), the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) and the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) created a pilot program that will bring “paddle share” stations to Minneapolis’ Upper Riverfront this summer. This exciting initiative will be the first paddle share program on the Mississippi River and the first paddle share program in a national park. The pilot program is planned to launch later this month.

Mississippi Minute Film Festival Contest

Kare 11; August 3, 2016

Kare11 interviews Kathleen Boe and gets the scoop on the Mississippi Minute Film Festival, from this year’s special focus to exciting prizes for the top films in each category.

Kayak sharing along Mississippi in the works

Star Tribune; August 2, 2016

A first-of-its-kind paddle share may be coming to Minneapolis this month! Pending Park Board approval, there will be 32 kayaks with paddles and life jackets available for rent at two stations: North Mississippi Regional Park and the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization headquarters.

Interview: The 3rd Annual Mississippi Minute Film Festival

WCCOTV; July 28, 2016

Our very own Kathleen Boe drops by WCCO to talk about the 3rd Annual Mississippi Minute Film Festival.

Mississippi River is ready for its close-up and for you to film it

Pioneer Press; July 26, 2016

The 3rd Annual Mississippi Minute Film Festival is underway! Help us celebrate the 100th year of the National Park Service by submitting your 60-second video of the Mississippi by September 15.

Could the Mississippi River actually begin in South Dakota?

Star Tribune; July 25, 2016

Kim Ode ponders the headwaters of the Mississippi River in this lighthearted look at the potential conflict between local lore and geological history. Blasphemy or good geology? You’ll have to read to find out.

Three national park units preserve Minnesota treasures

Star Tribune; July 23, 2016

Three national park units preserve Minnesota’s natural treasures: the Mississippi National River & Recreation Area, North Country National Scenic Trail, and St. Croix National Scenic Riverway.

PinKU Japanese Street Food

Mill City Times; June 25, 2016

PinKU Japanese Street Food doesn’t fit neatly into a category. It’s not casual, although you do order at the counter. It’s not fine dining, despite the fact the food is beautifully presented. There are no reservations and no tipping. According to Xiaoteng Huang (X) and John Sugimura, partners and the founders of the restaurant, that’s exactly how they planned it.

A new farmers market for the riverfront

The Journal; June 24, 2016

A farmers market is a place where local farmers, producers and artisans come together to sell their crafts to the community. While “farm” often gets the attention, it’s the latter part, the community that truly makes a market a success.

MPCA: Redevelopment Of Fmr. St. Paul Ford Plant Can Proceed

WCCO TV; June 24, 2016

Ford Motor Co. and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency say contamination shouldn’t get in the way of redeveloping the land in St. Paul where the company’s Twin Cities Assembly Plant once stood.

An environmental analysis released Thursday night identified five hot spots that need attention, but they say plans can proceed for mixed-use development involving residences, light industry, office space and parkland.

Redevelopment of Former St. Paul Ford Plant Site Can Proceed

KSTP TV; June 24, 2016

Ford Motor Co. and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency say contamination shouldn’t get in the way of redeveloping the land in St. Paul where the company’s Twin Cities Assembly Plant once stood.

An environmental analysis released Tuesday night identified five hot spots that need attention, but they say plans can proceed for mixed-use development involving residences, light industry, office space and parkland.

Redevelopment of former St. Paul Ford plant site can proceed

Star Tribune; June 24, 2016

Ford Motor Co. and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency say contamination shouldn’t get in the way of redeveloping the land in St. Paul where the company’s Twin Cities Assembly Plant once stood.

Ford completes environmental investigation on former St. Paul plant site

MPR News; June 24, 2016

Nearly five years after the last Ford Ranger rolled off the assembly line in St. Paul, the car company says it now knows what a century of car building left on the site. Ford told a meeting of neighbors Thursday night that it has completed an environmental investigation and the cleanup can begin.

It’s taken a long time to get here. Ford announced it would shut down its St. Paul plant 10 years ago. It closed in December 2011. Almost half the time since then has been devoted to an investigation of possible pollution on the site.

Hi-Lo Diner lights up Lake Street with classic food ‘from scratch’

Star Tribune; June 23, 2016

Taking a seat inside the Hi-Lo Diner is an instant mood-enhancer.

Heck, just driving past this gleaming, painstakingly restored structure — which started life in a New Jersey factory in the late 1950s and arrived in Minneapolis last fall, split down the middle and strapped to a pair of flatbed trucks — is enough to trigger a rush of endorphins.

Northern Metal site not up for grabs — yet
Finance & Commerce; March 7, 2017

Anyone interested in redeveloping the Northern Metal Recycling site on the Mississippi riverfront in Minneapolis may be in for a wait.

Northern Metals settles with MPCA, plans to leave Minneapolis
Star Tribune; March 4, 2017

Northern Metals Recycling will pay $2.5 million to resolve air pollution complaints and will will relocate to Becker, Minn., by August 2019.

Park Board may act as developer for Scherer site
Star Tribune; February 20, 2017

The Minneapolis Park Board may take on the role of master developer after a Northeast riverfront site it hopes to redefine failed to draw proposals from private developers.

DeRusha Eats: Mississippi Mushrooms
WCCO Channel 4; February 9, 2017

Along the Mississippi River, in industrial north Minneapolis, there’s a warehouse that sure doesn’t feel like you’re entering a farm.

Activists envision audacious plan for Falls
MinnPost; February 8, 2017

The dream centers on one of the most-visited pieces of land in the region, around the lock and dam at the Upper St. Anthony Falls that sits below the Stone Arch Bridge. And the idea is to create a park experience to tell the story of the Native Americans who preceded the region's white settlers as well as the industries that tapped the power of the river to build the city.

Dayton's goal: Cut water pollutants 25 percent
Star Tribune; February 3, 2017

Gov. Mark Dayton has set a bold new goal for Minnesotans: Slash water pollution 25 percent by 2025. Dayton argued that the threat to Minnesota’s fabled 10,000 lakes, rivers streams and wetlands is “a wider, deeper crisis” than the threat that mining poses to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Can city preserve places where people make stuff?
MinnPost; February 2, 2017

As residential development continues to boom, should the city allow the edges of its industrial areas to be turned over to housing, preserve them for uses that might provide jobs, or create something in between?

People prepare for change along Lowry Ave.
Star Tribune; January 21, 2017

Three major intersections within a mile of one another have been targeted for housing developments in spots where buildings have sat abandoned for years. Meanwhile, Hennepin County has partnered with the city and others to implement a redevelopment plan on Lowry, a county road, between Central Avenue and the Mississippi River.

MPCA, Northern Metal could settle by the end of January
Star Tribune; January 19, 2017

After decades of fighting to move a metal recycling facility out of a North Side neighborhood, Minneapolis residents may finally see results.

State lays out vision for river corridor
Star Tribune; January 14, 2017

Minnesota has adopted a uniform framework for how the 21 cities and five counties along the river's banks will manage the river to protect the water.

Residents frustrated polluting Mpls. metal shredder could stay open for years
Minnesota Public Radio; January 12, 2017

An outline of a settlement that could keep Northern Metal Recycling open in north Minneapolis for more than two years — even after it was found in violation of its permit — angered some to the point of walking out of a meeting Wednesday with state and local officials.

North neighborhoods tops for hot housing markets
Star Tribune; January 9, 2017

“People are desperately searching for affordable houses,” said Emily Green, a sales agent with Sandy Green Realty in north Minneapolis and a past president of the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors. “There’s been significant investment in those areas and it’s really showing.”

Proposal to redevelop Minneapolis port moves forward
Star Tribune; January 5, 2017

City Council and Park Board committees this week advanced plans to work with United Properties to redevelop the 48-acre site known as the Upper Harbor Terminal.

Terminal team recommendations coming in January
Finance & Commerce; December 30, 2016

The possible selection of a team led by Bloomington-based United Properties to redevelop Minneapolis’ Upper Harbor Terminal property will be determined in the first four weeks of the new year.

Alatus riverfront condo tower is delayed by trial
Star Tribune; December 29, 2016

Alatus LLC has been working on plans to build a 42-story condo tower overlooking St. Anthony Falls across the Mississippi River from downtown Minneapolis and had planned to demolish a former funeral home to make way for the project.

DNR has new rules for what you can build along Mississippi
Pioneer Press; December 29, 2016

After close to a decade of wrangling — between conservationists, developers, and dozens of cities and counties — state officials have published new rules governing what can be built on the Mississippi River’s edge and what can’t. This article focuses on St. Paul, but the same rules apply in Minneapolis.

No bids for Scherer site
Star Tribune; December 24, 2016

No developers stepped forward to transform a tract of land north of downtown along the Mississippi River.

Northern Metal catches fire
Star Tribune; December 20, 2016

The blaze broke out about 10:10 a.m. at Northern Metal Recycling in the 1800 block of 2nd Street N., a site bordered by Interstate 94 to the west and the Mississippi River to the east.

Minneapolis Park board seeks developer for Parcel D along the Mississippi
Star Tribune; November 23, 2016

The city has designs on turning Parcel D, the Scherer Brothers site, into a park, and it's looking for the right firm to partner with.

On the trail to Lock and Dam No. 1
MinnPost; November 16, 2016

The Lock and Dam No. 1 is the best place in the Twin Cities to see, up close, how commerce and industry has shaped the river physically.

Upper Harbor plans call for multiple uses
Star Tribune; November 10, 2016

More details were released to give community members the first look at what the city's Upper Harbor Terminal could possibly look like after transformation.

Pryes Brewing building riverside brewery
The Growler; November 9, 2016

Two years after Pryes Brewing launched their first beer, Miraculum, the company announced it has found a permanent home for its brewery along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis.

Amphitheater would feature marina, parks, 'residential towers,' giant glowing half-orbs
City Pages; October 26, 2016

If approved by the city government, the 10,000-seat outdoor concert and performance site would be the first and only in this area. First Avenue would handle management of the amphitheater space, and bookings would be handled with the help of Minnesota Public Radio's 89.3 The Current, as well as the Minnesota Orchestra, and the Minnesota Opera.

First Ave pitches Upper Harbor amphitheater
Star Tribune; October 18, 2016

Concertgoers may one day be able to catch a show alongside the Mississippi River — at what is now the city’s decaying port — if First Avenue and others move forward with a proposal sent to Minneapolis officials last week.

Riverfront advocates propose new park at Minneapolis lock and dam
Star Tribune; October 15, 2016

The plan, with a visitor center and performance space, would remake Mill Ruins Park and the Stone Arch Bridge area but push out a hydro plant.

Danger downstream
Star Tribune; October 2, 2016

The Mississippi is North America’s greatest river. But in Minnesota, home to its headwaters, sweeping changes in the landscape are putting water quality at risk.

MnDOT issues RFP for Third Ave. bridge in Minneapolis
Finance & Commerce; October 1, 2016

Cracks and deterioration are showing up on the Third Avenue Bridge, a nearly 100-year-old historic concrete arch structure over the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis. (Subscription required.)

East Bank Trail offers river views in Northeast
Star Tribune; September 30, 2016

If you’re looking for a new trail to refresh your bike path options before winter sets in, check out the new East Bank Trail in northeast Minneapolis.

Report finds a new pollutant building up in the Mississippi
Star Tribune; September 21, 2016

Microscopic fibers and pieces of plastic are accumulating at the bottom of the Mississippi River in the metro area, posing a rising threat to fish and other wildlife and reflecting changes in urban life along its banks.

North Minneapolis recycler agrees to dust suppression
Star Tribune; September 14, 2016

A state pollution regulator has praised a riverside scrap yard in Minneapolis for voluntarily taking steps to reduce the amount of dust it produces after state monitors in the area showed air particles in the area that exceeded allowable limits. The voluntary agreement contrasts with the state's fight with Northern Metal over particulates.

North Minneapolis residents push for permanent closure
MinnPost; September 9, 2016

Last week, Northern Metal Recycling had to shut down part of their north Minneapolis metal recycling plant after a Ramsey County District Judge ordered the company to idle part of their operations. Now residents are pushing to make the closure permanent.

Judge orders metal shredder to cease major part of operations
Star Tribune; August 31, 2016

A Ramsey County judge has ordered a key portion of a north Minneapolis metal recycling company to cease operations because of pollution concerns from the plant along the Mississippi River.

NASA's eye in the sky monitors algae blooms
Star Tribune; August 26, 2016

A pilot from Rochester helps scientists track potentially toxic scum along the Mississippi River. In Minnesota, the idea is to track and document harmful algal blooms in the Mississippi River — the source of drinking water in Minneapolis, St. Paul and several other communities in the Twin Cities.

Minneapolis wants to redevelop northern waterfront
KARE 11; August 21, 2016

"It is an eyesore when you look out your front window or back window, for some people, and you don't see just the beautiful river with all of the lights and the bridge," said Heather Kuikka, board chair of the mostly industrial McKinley neighborhood.

Wilco sails into overtime on the Mississippi
Star Tribune; August 21, 2016

Wilco fans savored an extended outdoor concert just a short raft ride up the Mississippi River that spotlighted both the band and the stellar Historic Hall's Island venue.

Photos: A national park in the heart of the Cities
Minnesota Public Radion; August 5, 2016

On the centennial of the National Park Service, MPR sets out to explore Minnesota's six National Parks, beginning with Mississippi National River and Recreation Area.

New paddle share stations bring kayak rental to the Minneapolis Riverfront!
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board; August 4, 2016

New agreements between the National Park Service’s (NPS) non-profit charitable partner Mississippi Park Connection (MPC), the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) and the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) created a pilot program that will bring “paddle share” stations to Minneapolis’ Upper Riverfront this summer. This exciting initiative will be the first paddle share program on the Mississippi River and the first paddle share program in a national park. The pilot program is planned to launch later this month.

Mississippi Minute Film Festival Contest
Kare 11; August 3, 2016

Kare11 interviews Kathleen Boe and gets the scoop on the Mississippi Minute Film Festival, from this year’s special focus to exciting prizes for the top films in each category.

Kayak sharing along Mississippi in the works
Star Tribune; August 2, 2016

A first-of-its-kind paddle share may be coming to Minneapolis this month! Pending Park Board approval, there will be 32 kayaks with paddles and life jackets available for rent at two stations: North Mississippi Regional Park and the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization headquarters.

Interview: The 3rd Annual Mississippi Minute Film Festival
WCCOTV; July 28, 2016

Our very own Kathleen Boe drops by WCCO to talk about the 3rd Annual Mississippi Minute Film Festival.

Mississippi River is ready for its close-up and for you to film it
Pioneer Press; July 26, 2016

The 3rd Annual Mississippi Minute Film Festival is underway! Help us celebrate the 100th year of the National Park Service by submitting your 60-second video of the Mississippi by September 15.

Could the Mississippi River actually begin in South Dakota?
Star Tribune; July 25, 2016

Kim Ode ponders the headwaters of the Mississippi River in this lighthearted look at the potential conflict between local lore and geological history. Blasphemy or good geology? You'll have to read to find out.

Three national park units preserve Minnesota treasures
Star Tribune; July 23, 2016

Three national park units preserve Minnesota’s natural treasures: the Mississippi National River & Recreation Area, North Country National Scenic Trail, and St. Croix National Scenic Riverway.

PinKU Japanese Street Food
Mill City Times; June 25, 2016

PinKU Japanese Street Food doesn't fit neatly into a category. It's not casual, although you do order at the counter. It's not fine dining, despite the fact the food is beautifully presented. There are no reservations and no tipping. According to Xiaoteng Huang (X) and John Sugimura, partners and the founders of the restaurant, that's exactly how they planned it.

A new farmers market for the riverfront
The Journal; June 24, 2016

A farmers market is a place where local farmers, producers and artisans come together to sell their crafts to the community. While “farm” often gets the attention, it’s the latter part, the community that truly makes a market a success.

MPCA: Redevelopment Of Fmr. St. Paul Ford Plant Can Proceed
WCCO TV; June 24, 2016

Ford Motor Co. and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency say contamination shouldn’t get in the way of redeveloping the land in St. Paul where the company’s Twin Cities Assembly Plant once stood.

An environmental analysis released Thursday night identified five hot spots that need attention, but they say plans can proceed for mixed-use development involving residences, light industry, office space and parkland.

Redevelopment of Former St. Paul Ford Plant Site Can Proceed
KSTP TV; June 24, 2016

Ford Motor Co. and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency say contamination shouldn't get in the way of redeveloping the land in St. Paul where the company's Twin Cities Assembly Plant once stood.

An environmental analysis released Tuesday night identified five hot spots that need attention, but they say plans can proceed for mixed-use development involving residences, light industry, office space and parkland.

Redevelopment of former St. Paul Ford plant site can proceed
Star Tribune; June 24, 2016

Ford Motor Co. and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency say contamination shouldn't get in the way of redeveloping the land in St. Paul where the company's Twin Cities Assembly Plant once stood.

Ford completes environmental investigation on former St. Paul plant site
MPR News; June 24, 2016

Nearly five years after the last Ford Ranger rolled off the assembly line in St. Paul, the car company says it now knows what a century of car building left on the site. Ford told a meeting of neighbors Thursday night that it has completed an environmental investigation and the cleanup can begin.

It's taken a long time to get here. Ford announced it would shut down its St. Paul plant 10 years ago. It closed in December 2011. Almost half the time since then has been devoted to an investigation of possible pollution on the site.

Hi-Lo Diner lights up Lake Street with classic food 'from scratch'
Star Tribune; June 23, 2016

Taking a seat inside the Hi-Lo Diner is an instant mood-enhancer.

Heck, just driving past this gleaming, painstakingly restored structure — which started life in a New Jersey factory in the late 1950s and arrived in Minneapolis last fall, split down the middle and strapped to a pair of flatbed trucks — is enough to trigger a rush of endorphins.