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by LakeCharles
May 20th, 2020, 6:19 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections
Replies: 188
Views: 19774

Re: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections

Populations of the 5 largest cities 2019 (2018): Minneapolis 435,885 (429,382) St. Paul 315,925 (313,010) Bloomington 90,271 (89,654) Brooklyn Park 82,444 (81,679) Plymouth 79,475 (78,351) Wow. So the five largest cities combined to gain ~12k residents, and well over half of that was Minneapolis al...
by LakeCharles
May 12th, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 2841 Hennepin - Old Chicago Boneyard Salsa a la Salsa Game Lotus Piggy Bank
Replies: 6
Views: 813

Re: 2841 Hennepin - Old Chicago Boneyard Salsa a la Salsa Game Lotus Piggy Bank

I mean I would take anything at this point both because 1) the current setup is terrible and has so many failures, and 2) who knows what the market will be like in the next few years.
by LakeCharles
May 4th, 2020, 8:47 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Future of the forum
Replies: 11
Views: 1012

Re: Future of the forum

mplsjaromir wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 8:19 am
I would chip in monetarily, not smart enough for the other stuff.
Ditto
by LakeCharles
April 20th, 2020, 9:42 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, known as SARS-CoV-2
Replies: 13
Views: 625

Re: Coronavirus / COVID-19 Discussion

Miami is no longer bringing the average down, so it was just delayed. Dade County now has 10,000 cases and 200+ deaths. Broward County has another 4,000 cases and 100+ deaths. Those numbers are well above average per capita.
by LakeCharles
April 20th, 2020, 9:37 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 584
Views: 81613

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

From what I understand, it's purely from a socially distancing perspective. Bikers are mostly distanced anyway, and there aren't as many of them. So this just gives pedestrians a bunch of room to spread out.
by LakeCharles
April 6th, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, known as SARS-CoV-2
Replies: 13
Views: 625

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

There is also the possibility that we've been worse at testing than other areas and are just missing many people who are infected. In terms of just raw tests per capita, we are roughly middle of the pack, but it is possible they have been distributed less optimally than others.
by LakeCharles
March 30th, 2020, 2:20 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion
Replies: 367
Views: 38115

Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

Abdi Warsame resigns to take role as leader of Minneapolis Public Housing Authority. The earliest an election would be held for his replacement would be Aug 21.

https://www.startribune.com/warsame-res ... 569223952/
by LakeCharles
March 26th, 2020, 7:53 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Bergan's Redevelopment - Cedar & Minnehaha Parkway
Replies: 43
Views: 9907

Re: Bergan's Redevelopment - Cedar & Minnehaha Parkway

The Central (2nd Ave & 35th St) was market-rate, I believe? Though that is only technically east of 35W.
by LakeCharles
March 20th, 2020, 2:24 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1108
Views: 190112

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Is it? It feels like going out to a restaurant is a direct contradiction to the official medical/epidemiological advice. It's a virus, not omnipresent radioactivity. It still requires an exposure. By maintaining more than the CDC-recommended physical distance, one renders that necessary exposure ev...
by LakeCharles
March 17th, 2020, 6:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1108
Views: 190112

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Is it? It feels like going out to a restaurant is a direct contradiction to the official medical/epidemiological advice.
by LakeCharles
March 14th, 2020, 6:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Work from home and road congestion
Replies: 28
Views: 5349

Re: Work from home and road congestion

Agreed. Being able to confer with colleagues directly, and have spontaneous interactions and conversations is very helpful to both my actual work and my sanity.
by LakeCharles
March 13th, 2020, 10:06 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2378
Views: 270878

Re: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)

NYTimes wrote about the national decline in bus ridership: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/03/13/upshot/mystery-of-missing-bus-riders.html Analysis shows the decline is largely coming from upper middle class whites. Ride shares seem to be the largest factor, though bike shares and bike ridi...
by LakeCharles
March 10th, 2020, 3:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: MPS Comprehensive District Design
Replies: 27
Views: 8762

Re: MPS Comprehensive District Design

Where are those numbers? In the map posted above, the boundaries for Washburn are getting smaller (losing area to the South and East, and not gaining any extra area anywhere), so how would the population increase? Second link fehler posted, if you scroll down through the article. Oh yeah, those are...
by LakeCharles
March 10th, 2020, 3:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: MPS Comprehensive District Design
Replies: 27
Views: 8762

Re: MPS Comprehensive District Design

I also find the idea that they would deliberately make Washburn more overcrowded than it already is to be bizarre, but according to the numbers they provided, that's what they're going to do. It doesn't make any sense if they're already changing all of the high school boundaries anyway. Where are t...
by LakeCharles
March 10th, 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: MPS Comprehensive District Design
Replies: 27
Views: 8762

Re: MPS Comprehensive District Design

This isn't integration though. We already struggle with diversity in the schools; with this plan we'll have even less. Where are you getting that info from? That is a genuine question. I'm still trying to figure out what it will all mean. But from what I have seen, each elementary school will be mo...
by LakeCharles
March 2nd, 2020, 8:41 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 982
Views: 152644

Re: Southside - General Topics

It's possible something is happening, but those seem unrelated. Dragon Wok had no seating, and really wanted to have a sit-down portion of their space. So they upgraded to a much bigger facility. City Market had been struggling and the last time I was in their the clerk told me it was only a matter ...
by LakeCharles
January 22nd, 2020, 12:39 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1108
Views: 190112

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

McKinney Roe closed as well:

http://www.startribune.com/downtown-min ... 567200372/

Not terribly suprised, tbh.
by LakeCharles
January 16th, 2020, 4:41 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1108
Views: 190112

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

There are many external factors though. 18 years ago, The North Loop and Washington Ave hardly existed as drinking/dining destinations Target (and other large employers) were far more loose with expensing lunches/drinks. Taprooms didn't exist. It was illegal for most neighborhood bars to sell liquor...
by LakeCharles
January 16th, 2020, 4:27 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Role of Visitors and Spaces for them in Cities
Replies: 15
Views: 2821

Re: Role of Visitors and Spaces for them in Cities

During the Super Bowl I spoke to several people who said they would not have come here if it weren't for the event, but were impressed enough that they were planning on coming back in warmer weather to revisit the area and check things out. I'd be very curious to see how many people actually do com...

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