Monthly Archives: January 2011

Is the snow cleared from your crosswalk?

This crosswalk is better than most, but not perfect.

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X marks the spot

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Snowy Friday on First Street

Snow Friday on First Street

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No Parking, time to clear the snow

City workers were out clearing the snow from the streets.

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Bench and rock for “Sly the Boss”

Today I was exploring the area behind Perkins on London Road near the Edgewater Motel. My plans were to take a photo of the sidewalk that overpasses Interstate 35.  As I got closer to the entrance of the overpass I noticed a new  bench and a stone painted with red letters. It read: SLY THE […]

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8th Street Video on 9th Street

This local icon is for sale. Does anyone know the story of why it is named 8th Street Video on 9th Street?  Or why they are selling?

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Removing the snow at the corners

Sometimes our snow turns to ice around the edges of the sidewalks. It gets especially hard to get over the hurdles of snow when the city plows come by. Today this little plow was opening up the sections of the sidewalks at the crosswalks. They had gotten hard and impassable. Today was a blustery, but […]

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Round bluesh-green ice sculpture at Whole Foods Co-op

These round white, clear and bluish-green balls of ice are outside of the door of Whole Food Co-op on East. Fourth Street.  They are the creation of Walter Sipola, according to Shannon Szymkowiak, marketing manager of Whole Foods Co-op. (The small bit of the blue stained glass above is a piece of artwork is recycled […]

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Revitalization on Ramsey Street

The Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) recently remodeled this apartment building at 5201 Ramsey Street. It has 12 apartments. The purpose of this building and another building on this block is to assist veterans in securing permanent housing. There is also space for other support services for the veterans to successfully transition to permanent […]

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Semi-trucks at church?

Today as I was running errands I got behind a semi-truck. I don’t really enjoy following big trucks because they limit my ability to see. I drove down Central Entrance and then the truck turned left, right were I was going to turn near the Coppertop Church. Then it turned into the parking-lot at the […]

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