As farmland prices skyrocketed, so did the cost of growing a suburb.
Jun 15, 2009 New Geography
For low-income people in the Mankato, Minnesota area, there might be no hope for assistance from government vouchers.
Jun 10, 2009 The Free Press
Fuled by casino cash, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is buying up sections of Scott County, Minnesota at a rate that has local planners spinning.
May 16, 2009 Minneapolis/St. Paul Star Tribune
A new LEED Platinum building in suburban Minneapolis may be the greenest single building in the state, but what about all those who must drive there? The City of Lakes blog looks at the fallacy of LEED rankings when location is not factored in.
Apr 7, 2009 City of Lakes Urbanism
Concrete in a Minneapolis bridge replacing that which collapsed in 2007 is made of a concoction that boasts less environmental impact and durability. And it's self-cleaning.
Mar 31, 2009 The New York Times
Target Field is the forthcoming ballpark for the Minnesota Twins, and the team and their sponsor recently unveiled their plans for the public space in front of the park. Designs include 40 ft. topiary and a giant bronze glove.
Feb 13, 2009 Minneapolis Post
Mayor R.T. Rybak of Minneapolis is changing the rules of urban economic redevelopment, mainly by not handing out large tax incentives to big businesses.
Feb 10, 2009 Governing Magazine
The chairman of the Twin Cities' Metropolitan Council announced Monday plans to use federal stimulus money to fund the bus system rather than "shovel-ready" projects for which they were intended.
Feb 6, 2009 Pioneer Press
Ridership is up on transit in the Twin Cities. Fewer cars are being sold, and tax revenues are down. With little funding expected to fill the gap, transit fare increases may be on the horizon.
Feb 5, 2009 Minneapolis-St.Paul Star Tribune
Urban development needs to be re-considered as urban redevelopment, according to this column from <em>MinnPost</em>.
Jan 29, 2009 MinnPost