President Obama is making a two day trip to Minneapolis and Bloomington at the end of this week. The trip's plan previously comprised of only a fundraiser but it has ballooned out into a Minnehaha Park town hall-style event on Thursday and a public speech at the Lake Harriet Bandshell on Friday morning.
One of the major reasons for the trip's expansion has been a letter written by a Minneapolitan woman named 'Rebekah.' She outlined her struggles to the president (who has a habit of reading ten letters from citizens a day)...!--more-->
To grow or not to grow, that is the question — whether 'tis profitable in the purse to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous construction, or to withhold permits from a sea of business.
Something is rotten in southwest Minneapolis as a moratorium (created by Council Member Linea Palmisano and approved by the rest of the City Council) regarding the tearing down of houses goes into its second week. The ordinance dropped suddenly on March 7th causing agitation for homeowners caught midstream, builders looking...