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There are 5 blog entries for May 2010.
Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 at 12:21pm. 666 Views, 0 Comments.
As lovers of the outdoors, Minnesotans try hard to be good caretakers of the environment. Read on to learn about environmentally friendly news that happened recently around the Twin Cities and Minnesota!
The Department of Commerce's Office of Energy Security has reported that more solar energy systems were installed in Minnesota in 2009 than in any other year. 72 solar photovoltaic systems were installed in 2009 with a combined capacity of 784 kilowatts, which is also a record for Minnesota. The previous record was from 2007, when 56 systems were installed, providing 286 kilowatts. Overall, just over two megawatts of electricity are produced in Minnesota by solar panels, which is less than 1% of the state's total energy capacity. Officials expect that…
Thursday, May 20th, 2010 at 10:04pm. 1595 Views, 0 Comments.
The American Society of Interior Designers of Minnesota is holding their Showcase Home Tour right now through June.
Each year, Twin Cities interior designers from the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) takes over a home and gives it a design makeover. This year, there are two homes on the tour instead. And visitors can see both of them for the price of one!
26 designers re-designed two homes:
Adventurer, explorer, and author of "The Blue Zones," Dan Beuttner’s Lake of the Isles Home was redesigned to incorporate his "blue zone" theories about longevity, as well as his extensive collection of art and mementoes.
The second home on the tour, located about a mile away, is a condo at The Edgewater near Lake Calhoun. At this location designers had an…
Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 at 11:56pm. 997 Views, 0 Comments.
St. Paul-based nonprofit Preservation Alliance of Minnesota will soon formally announced the buildings and sites on this year’s “10 Most Endangered Historic Places” list. Although the official announcement of the list isn’t until later this week, this year’s list surfaced early in the June issue of Minnesota Monthly.
Three of the listed sites are in the Twin Cities area: The Samuel J. Hewson House and the Wesley United Methodist Church in Minneapolis, and the Dairy Queen located at 1720 Lexington Avenue N. in Roseville.
The rest of the buildings and sites on Minnesota's “10 Most Endangered Historic Places” for 2010:
• Great Northern Railway Depot, Princeton
• Dodd Ford Bridge, Amboy
• Jackson County Resource Center, Jackson
• Southeast St. Cloud Neighborhood,…
Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 at 6:51pm. 1798 Views, 1 Comments.
An historic building that once served as Young America's city hall is for sale on the market, listed at $449,900. This 1909 two-story brick building has been converted to a single-family home that could also easily accommodate a home-based business.
Located at 102 2nd Avenue SE in Norwood Young America, this striking home is on an easy access corner lot. The first floor is 2,000-square-feet including a garage, a bathroom, and open space which could serve as a living room or would also be suitable for a business.
The upstairs has over 3,000-square-feet of living quarters which includes 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a large kitchen, a living room, dining room, and a 3 season porch. Additionally, there is a partial loft which houses a recreation room,…
Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 at 6:14pm. 780 Views, 1 Comments.
Move.com has chosen the Minneapolis as one of the Top 10 Greenest Cities in the United States. The places, listed in no particular order, were chosen because Move.com thought the cities were doing a great job at putting residents first. These cities are obsessed with clean air and clean water, renewable energy, reliable city transportation, growing parks and green spaces, farmer’s markets and, most importantly, opportunities for community involvement.
What did they have to say about Minneapolis?
Named one of the top business districts in the nation for by the Environmental Protection Agency, Minneapolis is a commuter’s paradise where more than 60 percent of downtown workers use public or alternative transportation to get to the office. Free parking for…
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