]> The Bridge - http://www.readthebridge.info en Carlson School construction will close West Bank streets, lanes through May 10 http://www.readthebridge.info/node/1708 <div class="flexinode-body flexinode-1"><div class="flexinode-textfield-9"><div class="form-item"> <label>author(s):</label><br /> Bridge staff </div> </div><div class="flexinode-textarea-7"><div class="form-item"> <label>body text:</label><br /> <p>The ongoing construction of the Carlson School of Management’s Hanson Hall will result in various lane and street closures on the University of Minnesota's West Bank campus between Monday, April 30 and Thursday, May 10, according to a press release from the U of M's Parking and Transportation Services. </p> </div> </div></div> 2007 The Bridge Cedar-Riverside U of M Sun, 29 Apr 2007 15:39:22 -0500 Envisioning the Central Corridor http://www.readthebridge.info/node/1706 <div class="flexinode-body flexinode-1"><div class="flexinode-textfield-9"><div class="form-item"> <label>author(s):</label><br /> Anna Pratt </div> </div><div class="flexinode-textarea-7"><div class="form-item"> <label>body text:</label><br /> <p>More than 50 years after the dismantling of the streetcar line that once looped between Minneapolis and St. Paul, discussions are underway among stakeholders from both cities about the Central Corridor, the 11-mile light-rail transit (LRT) line that will connect the state’s two largest downtowns and the numerous neighborhoods in between. </p> </div> </div><div class="flexinode-image-4"><div class="form-item"> <label>first image:</label><br /> <img src="http://www.readthebridge.info/files/Central_Corridor_WB_meeting.jpg" alt="Envisioning the Central Corridor" /> </div> </div><div class="flexinode-textfield-6"><div class="form-item"> <label>first photographer:</label><br /> Photo by Jeremy Stratton </div> </div></div> 2007 The Bridge May Cedar-Riverside Prospect Park U of M yes Fri, 27 Apr 2007 12:12:40 -0500 Community forums on update of Comprehensive Plan begin Saturday, April 28 http://www.readthebridge.info/node/1701 <div class="flexinode-body flexinode-1"><div class="flexinode-textfield-9"><div class="form-item"> <label>author(s):</label><br /> Bridge staff </div> </div><div class="flexinode-textarea-7"><div class="form-item"> <label>body text:</label><br /> <p>The City of Minneapolis is seeking public input on its revision of the Comprehensive Plan — also known as the Minneapolis Plan — the document that guides the long-term vision for the city.</p> <p>The Comprehensive Plan guides the growth and physical development of the city, outlining a policy framework for planning, zoning and development and addressing jobs, transportation, parks, open space and water resource management, according to a description from the City of Minneapolis. It was last updated in 2000.</p> </div> </div></div> 2007 The Bridge May Thu, 26 Apr 2007 11:27:38 -0500 Spilling Optional http://www.readthebridge.info/node/1696 <div class="flexinode-body flexinode-1"><div class="flexinode-textfield-9"><div class="form-item"> <label>author(s):</label><br /> Anna Pratt </div> </div><div class="flexinode-textarea-7"><div class="form-item"> <label>body text:</label><br /> <p>As the last days of March went out like a lamb, Katie Milburn and her fiancé Karl Greeman were putting the final touches on their new restaurant and wine bar, Spill the Wine, in the 124-year-old Day Block building at 1101 Washington Ave. S. </p> </div> </div></div> 2007 The Bridge April Chow Downtown East yes Wed, 25 Apr 2007 10:03:18 -0500 Why we stay in the Minneapolis public schools http://www.readthebridge.info/node/1695 <div class="flexinode-body flexinode-1"><div class="flexinode-textfield-9"><div class="form-item"> <label>author(s):</label><br /> Kate Towle </div> </div><div class="flexinode-textarea-7"><div class="form-item"> <label>body text:</label><br /> <p>Minneapolis residents seem to know the dark side of the Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) by heart. What you may not know so well is why so many of us deliberately choose public schools in Minneapolis as the best option for our children’s learning.</p> </div> </div></div> 2007 The Bridge April Letters yes Tue, 24 Apr 2007 11:11:57 -0500 ‘Ej Blot Til Lyst’: Not for fun only http://www.readthebridge.info/node/1692 <div class="flexinode-body flexinode-1"><div class="flexinode-textfield-9"><div class="form-item"> <label>author(s):</label><br /> Cyn Collins </div> </div><div class="flexinode-textarea-7"><div class="form-item"> <label>body text:</label><br /> <p>Ej Blot Til Lyst (Danish for “not for fun only”) was painted across the main curtain of the stage in Dania Hall. Built in 1886, Dania Hall was a cultural center for the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood’s then-dominant population of Scandinavians. It soon became the birthplace of Scandinavian-language vaudeville and teater, visafton och bal, — <span class="caps">TVB </span>for short — which means theater, song-evening and dancing.<br /> <br /> More than 120 years later, a new vaudeville play is in the works: In the Spirit of Dania, a collaboration between Bedlam Theatre, University of Minnesota students and West Bank residents exploring the dramatic history of Dania Hall and the current debate about its future. The one-time performance, free and open to the public, takes begins at 7 p.m. on April 25, beginning at either the University of Minnesota Rarig Center, 320 21st Ave. S, or at Bedlam’s new space at 1501 S. Sixth St, near the Cedar-Riverside light rail station. The roving performance will move through the neighborhood to the Dania site and eventually to a post-performance reception. (Call Bedlam at 612-341-1038 for more information.)</p> </div> </div><div class="flexinode-image-4"><div class="form-item"> <label>first image:</label><br /> <img src="http://www.readthebridge.info/files/Dania-Hall-colorizedWEB.jpg" alt="‘Ej Blot Til Lyst’: Not for fun only" /> </div> </div><div class="flexinode-textfield-6"><div class="form-item"> <label>first photographer:</label><br /> John Harvey </div> </div></div> 2007 The Bridge April Cedar-Riverside Show yes Mon, 23 Apr 2007 10:14:39 -0500 Veggies and more at your door http://www.readthebridge.info/node/1687 <div class="flexinode-body flexinode-1"><div class="flexinode-textfield-9"><div class="form-item"> <label>author(s):</label><br /> Jeremy Stratton </div> </div><div class="flexinode-textarea-7"><div class="form-item"> <label>body text:</label><br /> <p>If the term “Community Supported Agriculture” (CSA) doesn’t ring a bell with you, let us boil it down for you: in exchange for buying a share of the harvest of a local farm or vendor, you get produce delivered weekly to your door (or somewhere almost as close).</p> </div> </div><div class="flexinode-image-4"><div class="form-item"> <label>first image:</label><br /> <img src="http://www.readthebridge.info/files/0507_Chow_CSA_WEB.jpg" alt="Veggies and more at your door" /> </div> </div><div class="flexinode-textfield-6"><div class="form-item"> <label>first photographer:</label><br /> Jeremy Stratton </div> </div></div> 2007 The Bridge Chow Seward Wed, 18 Apr 2007 11:27:44 -0500 Wrenching for Rwanda http://www.readthebridge.info/node/1685 <div class="flexinode-body flexinode-1"><div class="flexinode-textfield-9"><div class="form-item"> <label>author(s):</label><br /> Jeremy Stratton </div> </div><div class="flexinode-textarea-7"><div class="form-item"> <label>body text:</label><br /> <p>Since 2001, Scallywags Bike Club has been most visible for their “high-bikes” (one frame welded on top of another) and their biker aesthetic that incorporates their raison d’etre, put plainly on their website: “As you might have noticed, we love Jesus and we love to build and ride bikes.” </p> </div> </div><div class="flexinode-image-4"><div class="form-item"> <label>first image:</label><br /> <img src="http://www.readthebridge.info/files/Scallywags1WEB.jpg" alt="Wrenching for Rwanda" /> </div> </div><div class="flexinode-textfield-6"><div class="form-item"> <label>first photographer:</label><br /> Jeremy Stratton </div> </div></div> 2007 The Bridge Seward Tue, 17 Apr 2007 12:31:32 -0500 Stayin' Alive http://www.readthebridge.info/node/1368 <div class="flexinode-body flexinode-1"><div class="flexinode-textfield-9"><div class="form-item"> <label>author(s):</label><br /> Anna Pratt </div> </div><div class="flexinode-textarea-7"><div class="form-item"> <label>body text:</label><br /> <p><span class="caps">UNIVERSITY</span>—Despite reports of financial troubles and the possible sale of Oak Street Cinema, the 25th annual Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival will open at area theaters April 19–29. </p> </div> </div></div> 2007 The Bridge Marcy-Holmes North Cooper Show U of M Mon, 16 Apr 2007 11:03:45 -0500 Minneapolis school board votes 6-1 to close Tuttle Community School http://www.readthebridge.info/node/1366 <p>By a 6-1 vote, the directors of the Minneapolis School Board voted to accept the recommendation by Minneapolis school district officials to close Tuttle Community School in the Como neighborhood. Officially, the vote was to close the middle school at Tuttle and merge the K-5 Tuttle program into Pratt Community School in Prospect Park. Director Chris Stewart was the lone vote against the recommendation to close Tuttle.</p> Fri, 13 Apr 2007 00:51:57 -0500 Tuttle supporters plead with school board members to keep their school open http://www.readthebridge.info/node/1364 <p>The Patrick Henry High School auditorium was filled on Tuesday evening with people who turned out to voice their opinions on the Minneapolis Public School (MPS) district’s staff recommendations to close six schools for the 2007–08 school year, five on the city’s North Side (Jordan Park, Lincoln, North Star, Shingle Creek, and W. Harry Davis) and Tuttle in Southeast Minneapolis, where the middle school would be closed and K-5 students would be sent to Pratt Community School in Prospect Park).</p> Wed, 11 Apr 2007 18:11:09 -0500 Teaching art on a shoestring budget http://www.readthebridge.info/node/1358 <div class="flexinode-body flexinode-1"><div class="flexinode-textfield-9"><div class="form-item"> <label>author(s):</label><br /> Anna Pratt </div> </div><div class="flexinode-textarea-7"><div class="form-item"> <label>body text:</label><br /> <p>On a sunny Saturday in February, about 300 people packed the Eagles Club, 2507 E. 25th St., for the second annual “Bands for Band,” a rock ’n’ roll fundraiser for the music program at Anne Sullivan Communication Center. The event brought in $7,000 through donations, raffles and silent auctions for the Anne Sullivan program, which had been discontinued three years ago due to cuts in the Minneapolis Public Schools budget.<br /> <br /> Now, thanks to a $25,000 grant in 2006 from the VH-1 Save the Music Foundation and further donations from residents and businesses, 86 of Anne Sullivan’s 728 students play in band.</p> </div> </div><div class="flexinode-image-4"><div class="form-item"> <label>first image:</label><br /> <img src="http://www.readthebridge.info/files/AnneSullivanBand.jpg" alt="Teaching art on a shoestring budget" /> </div> </div><div class="flexinode-textfield-6"><div class="form-item"> <label>first photographer:</label><br /> Jeremy Stratton </div> </div></div> 2007 The Bridge Wed, 11 Apr 2007 14:56:53 -0500 A view from the Bridge http://www.readthebridge.info/node/1350 <div class="flexinode-body flexinode-1"><div class="flexinode-textarea-7"><div class="form-item"> <label>body text:</label><br /> <p>To view photos collected for the April 2007 edition of The Bridge, click on <a href="http://www.readthebridge.info/image/tid/88">www.readthebridge.info/image/tid/88</a>.</p> </div> </div><div class="flexinode-image-4"><div class="form-item"> <label>first image:</label><br /> <img src="http://www.readthebridge.info/files/0407_Scallywags1.jpg" alt="A view from the Bridge" /> </div> </div></div> 2007 The Bridge Mon, 09 Apr 2007 13:59:15 -0500 Mysteries of the Washburn ‘A’ Mill http://www.readthebridge.info/node/1341 <div class="flexinode-body flexinode-1"><div class="flexinode-textfield-9"><div class="form-item"> <label>author(s):</label><br /> Jenessa Stark </div> </div><div class="flexinode-textarea-7"><div class="form-item"> <label>body text:</label><br /> <p>Thirty-two sets of train tracks lined the area between Washington Avenue and the Mississippi River. Workers risked their lives daily to cross them. Giant turbines churned water from a diverted canal off of St. Anthony Falls, making use of a seemingly infinite supply of energy. Wheat from across Minnesota, the Dakotas, and Montana was crushed and sifted until what remained was millions of pounds of a white powder necessary in a society without refrigeration. </p> </div> </div><div class="flexinode-image-4"><div class="form-item"> <label>first image:</label><br /> <img src="http://www.readthebridge.info/files/WashburnAMill_historical_WE.jpg" alt="Mysteries of the Washburn ‘A’ Mill" /> </div> </div><div class="flexinode-textfield-6"><div class="form-item"> <label>first photographer:</label><br /> courtesy Hennepin History Museum </div> </div></div> 2007 The Bridge Downtown East Water Under the Bridge Thu, 05 Apr 2007 16:49:21 -0500 A time to grow http://www.readthebridge.info/node/1334 <div class="flexinode-body flexinode-1"><div class="flexinode-textfield-9"><div class="form-item"> <label>author(s):</label><br /> Jeremy Stratton </div> </div><div class="flexinode-textarea-7"><div class="form-item"> <label>body text:</label><br /> <p>In 1991, Bok Kang wanted a garden, so she dug out a plot on the lawn of the Cedar-Riverside public housing complex in which she lives. “The property manager complained and complained and finally gave up,” said Kwanja Kwan, who, 16 years later, coordinates the 47-plot Community Peace Garden that grew from Kang’s humble initiative.</p> </div> </div><div class="flexinode-image-4"><div class="form-item"> <label>first image:</label><br /> <img src="http://www.readthebridge.info/files/Community_Peace_Garden.jpg" alt="A time to grow" /> </div> </div><div class="flexinode-textfield-6"><div class="form-item"> <label>first photographer:</label><br /> courtesy Community Peace Garden </div> </div></div> 2007 The Bridge April Home/Grow yes Wed, 04 Apr 2007 14:31:51 -0500