In June 1947, the Milwaukee Road Railroad introduced the streamlined, herculean Olympian Hiawatha train on the Twin Cities-Chicago route. Adam Burns of American Rails reported that the new “trains became instantly successful and regularly cruised over 100 mph with nary a bump or shudder during the ride.” He added that the “trains could make the jaunt between the two cities in roughly six hours.”
The 1952 afternoon Hiawatha from Chicago to St. Paul was scheduled at 6 hours and 15 minutes. In the pursuit of safety, Milwaukee Road installed “Reduce to 90” (miles-per-hour)...
Most of us Minnesotans follow at least one sport. We follow our favorite team(s) by several means like watching them on television, listening to them on the radio or following the team through our mobile devices. Some would rather attend a live sporting event in person to cheer on their favorite team(s).
Recently, Wallet Hub published
their 2016 rankings for the top sports cities in the U.S. They ranked 423 sports cities based upon several factors, including: number of sports bars, performance of the team(s)...!--more-->
It was almost midnight September 2nd as thousands of Gopher football fans streamed to the Green Line rail platforms. Metro Transit lined up trains like cord wood. Not that the riders minded the short wait. An orange crescent moon presided over a glorious summer night and temps were still in the mid-seventies. Indeed, the sound of the train horns could easily lead the mind to wander and reminisce: Were we dreaming or did this scene happen before?
There certainly were a lot of clues to think it had.
1. Echoes of Twin City Rapid Transit (TCRT)...
Straying slightly from our Minnesota Nice mantra, Minneapolis residents have spent the week boasting about their city, using #BragMpls
on Twitter. This uncharacteristic showboating was started by Mayor Hodges in an attempt to create a full week of bragging about Minneapolis.
Minneapolis citizens have taken up the call, bragging about the All-Star game, local restaurants, bars, fun places to visit and beautiful parks. To further encourage people, Mayor Hodges has developed a ...
The Minnesota-based Primp
stores look like high-end, high-priced boutiques, with clean interiors filled with fashionable, trendy clothing. One thing, however, sets Primp apart from the typical high fashion stores: the prices. Everything at Primp is under $100, quite a feat for quality stylish options.
Providing affordable style was one of the main concerns for owners Michele Gudmundson and Wesley Uthus.
The two have backgrounds in apparel design and met through a mutual friend years ago. They started designing and selling handbags together, giving them...!--more-->
The Green Line light rail
has finally connected St. Paul and Minneapolis as the Twin Cities. Now that this project is completed, focus has turned to spreading the connection out into the southern communities. The Southwest Light Rail plan
would extend the line from downtown Minneapolis to St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Minnetonka and Eden Prairie.
This expansion would mean 16 new stations and an extra 16 miles of track. The line would make connections with other public transit systems such as...!--more-->
The American Heart Association is on a mission to reduce heart problems in America. Heart disease is America's number one killer, and the AHA wants you to be aware, know the risks, protect your future, and be healthy. On Saturday May 31st, the American Heart Association is featuring the Twin Cities Heart Walk at the Target Field. All are welcome to come support and walk.
The gates open at 7:00 am, with opening ceremonies starting at 9:00 am. There will be two open courses for walkers. The first is a mile long course, and the second option is a three mile course. The courses...!--more-->
Patina is a Minnesota-based chain of shops which sell everything from odd iPhone stands to mugs shaped like owls. This past Saturday, I found myself strolling around it for hours trying to take in all of the little novelty items inside.
There are several locations in the Twin Cities and after visiting two of the stops in the St. Paul area, it’s clear why the store is such a local success. Though the items may ome with a higher price, the shop has the perfect gift for absolutely any type of person for any occasion.
When first walking into the store, you’re met with the...!--more-->