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A Brief Tour of Minneapolis (Part 1)

The Mississippi River as seen from the Stone Arch Bridge.

The Mississippi River as seen from the Stone Arch Bridge.

It’s been a busy few months. Included in that time, Cailie and I went to Minnesota for a friends wedding. Despite being from the midwest, this was my first time in Minneapolis. Though Minneapolis isĀ on the wrong side of the lakeĀ and thus suffers from bad geographic luck, what I found was an amazing city.

We flew in on a stormy Wednesday night and rode the Blue line to Target Field where a friend we were staying with picked us up. Even at night, it seems like much of the line was surrounded by parking lots as opposed to urban development. Though there are downsides to this, it does result in great potential for transit oriented development in the future. Continue reading

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