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[YOU BETTER] Love Thy Neighborhood

April 18, 2014

Macalester College is considered a premier small liberal arts institution. We rank among other colleges such as Carleton, Bowdoin, Middlebury, etc. This is not news to the people who go here, but the question of what distinguishes Ma...

Love Thy Neighborhood: Enjoying the twin cities outdoors during the spring thaw

April 11, 2014

Yes, it’s that time of year again, when Minnesotans emerge from the indoors after surviving a long and bitterly cold winter; in fact, Wednesday was the first 70 degree day in six months! We put away our ice skates and winter co...

Love thy neighborhood: Green line is a’comin

February 28, 2014

President Obama announced a $302 billion transportation plan at St. Paul’s Union Depot on Wednesday Feb. 26, making the argument that our infrastructure is crumbling and that current levels of spending do not meet its depreciation ra...

Love Thy Neighborhood: Romance in Mac Groveland

February 14, 2014

Love is in our name and in the air this week. So if you haven’t made plans already for Valentine’s Day, I’ve put together a list of 14 things that you can do with that special someone in the neighborhood on February 14th...

Love thy neighborhood Twin Cities change with apartment boom

November 22, 2013

The residential housing market in Minneapolis and St. Paul is in full boom. After years of suburban sprawl, new apartment towers are being erected all across the city in both downtowns, the neighborhoods surrounding them, and al...

Love thy neighborhood: Advocating pedestrian improvements

November 8, 2013

For most Macalester students, being a pedestrian is a part of everyday life. Macalester’s location in an urban neighborhood provides more busy streets and potential pedestrian problems than colleges in rural areas. Recent projects on camp...

Putting the pedal to the metal on plans for streetcars

October 18, 2013

A few weeks ago I wrote a column about the transit revolution that is going on in the Twin Cities, but I failed to mention the current proposals that are being floated for the reintroduction of streetcars in St. Paul. The last time...

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