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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: April 23rd, 2016, 9:29 pm
by winterfan
David Greene wrote:Right on. I honestly can't think of any single city that really drove nationwide music since Seattle in the '90's. I don't think it's a coincidence that that was just before the rise of the internet.

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I can't either. I blame Napster. And right before the Seattle explosion, there was all that music from Athens, GA. My college years encapsulated by two cities. :)

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: May 16th, 2016, 8:00 am
by mulad
A movie called Spinning Man is expected to be filmed in Minnesota, with actors including Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister on Game of Thrones), Emma Roberts (American Horror Story, Scream Queens), and Greg Kinnear (you know, the guy from the thing...)

http://www.kare11.com/news/star-studded ... /190272129

Maria Bamford's Lady Dynamite is coming out this Friday on Netflix. Some of it was shot in Minneapolis, though most of the series takes place in Los Angeles. Sounds like she wanted to include Duluth too, but apparently that was too expensive.

http://www.startribune.com/duluth-s-lad ... 379258961/
http://www.twincities.com/2016/05/12/ma ... te-duluth/

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: May 26th, 2016, 10:56 am
by grant1simons2
Minneapolis ranked 4th best city for recent college grads by Trulia

http://www.trulia.com/blog/trends/gradu ... tion-2016/

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: May 26th, 2016, 1:24 pm
by KML_1981
Best parks again today too. #1 Mpls, #2 St. Paul

http://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/26 ... ark-system

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: May 26th, 2016, 3:18 pm
by Anondson
Minneapolis is going to eat up some of that "low access" territory in downtown a bit when The Commons is complete. Then again when the old river port gets redone more acreage will get added. Will the plaza at the Lake Street LRT count enough to clear some of that too?

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: May 26th, 2016, 3:23 pm
by FISHMANPET
Is the TPL counting Parks as spaced owned and maintained by a Park Board or as part of a city park system, or a broader definition? The Lake St Plaza will be on private property so not sure if it would count towards the rankings. Not sure about The Commons either, but I see Gold Medal Park counts as a park so maybe it would.

Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: May 26th, 2016, 3:27 pm
by Anondson
And Peavey Plaza is ... not marked per se but is calculated? Maybe hardscape plazas don't rate.

And the green space of the Hennepin County blocks.

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: June 14th, 2016, 5:52 pm
by Anondson
3M tops for workplaces among millennials?

http://www.startribune.com/3m-bumps-goo ... 383014671/

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: June 14th, 2016, 5:55 pm
by Tiller
http://www.forbes.com/sites/karstenstra ... -longer-1/

3M has supplanted Google, which used to be #1. St. Judes and Mayo Clinic also make the list at #3 and #13, respectively.

Edit: the hivemind is strong

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: June 15th, 2016, 10:37 am
by KML_1981
Tiller wrote:http://www.forbes.com/sites/karstenstra ... -longer-1/

3M has supplanted Google, which used to be #1. St. Judes and Mayo Clinic also make the list at #3 and #13, respectively.

Edit: the hivemind is strong
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital isn't affiliated with St. Jude Medical. The hospital is in Memphis.

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: June 24th, 2016, 1:31 pm
by mulad
Bob Odenkirk came through town to gather stories and scout locations for a possible miniseries based on David Carr's "Night of the Gun". Hard to say if anything will actually end up being filmed here, but something to keep an eye on:

https://www.minnpost.com/media/2016/06/ ... b-odenkirk

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: July 6th, 2016, 7:41 pm
by twincitizen
NYTimes' Frugal Traveler visited St. Paul: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/10/trave ... ravel.html

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: July 6th, 2016, 10:06 pm
by Didier

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: July 16th, 2016, 4:47 pm
by EOst
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/ ... ile-214053

"Something is rotten in the state of Minnesota"
Last October, PatchofEarth.com confirmed what Minnesotans had been saying for years: Minneapolis and St. Paul are the best cities in the nation to live in. The lifestyle website aggregated the results of seven other “Best Cities” lists and found that the Twin Cities frequently took top spots by virtue of their green spaces, culinary scene and job market. High median incomes, low unemployment and poverty rates and affordable housing opportunities are also part of what The Atlantic deemed “The Miracle of Minneapolis,” “No other place mixes affordability, opportunity, and wealth so well,” announced the headline. “What’s its secret?”

The secret is you have to be white.

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: July 18th, 2016, 9:25 am
by amiller92
Interesting article, although I always wonder what the disparities numbers look like if you control for first generation immigrants. I have no doubt that the disparities are still there but disparities for non-immigrant communities of color seem like a different challenge than those of immigrants.

Otherwise, as to the discussion of where to put subsidized housing, pairing a subsidy for housing with the negative subsidy car dependency does not seem like a good idea. And planting people in the suburbs seems a bit like chasing a the last trend.

It seems to me that among the highest priorities for locating subsidized housing should be access to transit and access to jobs (including via transit), and maybe after that integration. I can think of quite a few neighborhoods in the city that would satisfy those criteria and we could make more if we would invest in transit in existing communities of color.

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: July 18th, 2016, 9:31 am
by MNdible
I suspect (and I've never found any good evidence to actually back this up, so grain of salt and all) that the issue is that Minnesota lacks a robust black middle to upper class, and this sort of becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. If you're a black kid from a poor neighborhood that overcomes the odds, you're going to accept a scholarship to a nice east coast college and then when you graduate, you're not going to move back to Minneapolis, because there's nobody like you there. So, instead, you move to a Sunbelt city with a thriving black culture. And the cycle continues.

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: July 18th, 2016, 10:00 am
by EOst
amiller92 wrote:It seems to me that among the highest priorities for locating subsidized housing should be access to transit and access to jobs (including via transit), and maybe after that integration. I can think of quite a few neighborhoods in the city that would satisfy those criteria and we could make more if we would invest in transit in existing communities of color.
You seem to be ignoring the real problem of the article, though, which is: how do you do this without further concentrating poor people in poor neighborhoods? We do not need more affordable housing in Phillips or Whittier or the North, good transit service or not.

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: July 18th, 2016, 10:19 am
by amiller92
EOst wrote:You seem to be ignoring the real problem of the article, though, which is: how do you do this without further concentrating poor people in poor neighborhoods?
I don't think I am. We should locate some subsidized housing in, for example, the North Loop, Uptown, the Wedge, or heck, even down in Hale by my house.
We do not need more affordable housing in Phillips or Whittier or the North, good transit service or not.
While I think we need more affordable housing everywhere, Phillips/Whittier and North are different cases. North needs transit investment that can help provide economic opportunity to existing communities of color. Phillips/Whittier are going to need to build to stave off the dreaded G word.

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: July 18th, 2016, 10:24 am
by David Greene
And Phillips/Whittier/Corcoran/Lyndale/Central/Powderhorn would all benefit immensely from Midtown LRT, with more job & transit access for people already living there.

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: July 18th, 2016, 11:55 am
by amiller92
Right. It's also too bad that the two LRT lines we're supposed to be building only skirt North as well.