Downtown Minneapolis

Is this Really the End for Nye's Polonaise Room?

nyes polonaise room - minneapolis The announcement regarding the pending closing and demolition of Nye's Polonaise Room didn't surprise me. Its prime location in one of Minneapolis' budding river-side districts is a coveted location for developers to build yet another cluster of expensive and unsightly condos (though it would take quite the addled architect to unseat the ugliest new building in the Twin Cities); and the current plan is to do just that. The real surprise, for...

Winter Market Coming to Minneapolis

Nuremburg Winter Market- Tourismus Nurnberg

The announcement that 2013 would be the last year of the Holidazzle Parade came as a head-scratcher to many (including myself). Why would Minneapolis abandon its event of more than two decades? Didn't it annually attract 300,000 spectators? The official "tough economic situation" line didn't stick. The real answer: the Minneapolis Downtown Council wanted to create a much more...

Congregations Make Historical Palm Sunday March

[caption id="attachment_222044" align="aligncenter" width="570"]Reverend Roland Wells (Center) helps to lead the colorful march. Reverend Roland Wells (Center) helps to lead the colorful march.[/caption] The historic and ironically named St. Paul's Lutheran of Minneapolis drew police and media attention this past Palm Sunday; fortunately the four congregations that share the 19th and Portland Avenue landmark church planned it that...