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The Heartless City

The Heartless City

“I am so sorry he’s going through this why can’t Citi of robbinsdale leave this man alone he’s doing a good deed for a woman who has cancer.

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Let's Talk About Transparency

Let's Talk About Transparency

Recently I have been hearing some comments - online and in neighborhoods - about a perceived lack of transparency by the city of Robbinsdale, including city staff and the City Council.

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City Survey Results

City Survey Results

A long overdue post! Last fall the city hired a professional market and research firm, the Morris Leatherman Company, to conduct a resident survey.

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Snowy Robbinsdale

Snowy Robbinsdale

This winter season has seen a number of Snow Emergencies - more than the last few (unless I have blocked them from my memory!

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Grocery Proposal

Grocery Proposal

The news of a proposal for a grocery store at the Terrace Mall (36th and Bottineau Blvd) has spurred lots of conversation in social media and in person.

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Wicked News

Wicked News

Pulling into the back parking lot at 4165-4175 West Broadway sure didn’t feel much different.

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Sinkhole Update

Sinkhole Update

There has not been a lot of public information about the water main break since the second giant hole appeared on County Road 9 several weeks ago.

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Slow Down!

Slow Down!

Every spring the emails start popping up, and the Facebook posts start appearing.

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Due Diligence

Due Diligence

On a sunny Thursday morning in early April – that one day the sun was out, before it snowed again and then again – I drove up to a quiet neighborhood in South Minneapolis.

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The Information Balance

The Information Balance

My wife walked in the door and before she even set down the shopping bags asked “What’s going on at 35th and Grimes, right by Tim’s house?

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Police Chief

Police Chief

The news about the police chief today is beyond surprising. Shocking doesn’t even describe it very well.

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Three Rivers Park Trail

Three Rivers Park Trail

My mom loves to walk along Crystal Lake whenever she can, moving her routine inside only after the temperature falls too far and the snow piles too high.

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Shop Robbinsdale!

Shop Robbinsdale!

Being an engaged citizen of Robbinsdale, I am certain you are aware that the City Council meets the first and third Tuesday of each month.

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Crime and Traffic

Crime and Traffic

As members of the city council, we get lots of email – questions, complaints and even the occasional thank you.

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Growing Robbinsdale

Growing Robbinsdale

Recently I was chatting with my neighbor about the sudden closing of The Lodge, and he brought up “all the empty space” in Robbinsdale.

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Milk Jugs

Milk Jugs

Recently some friends picked me up for a meeting, and as I got in the car they asked why I had milk jugs nailed to my tree.

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Robbinsdale’s New Art and Gift Shop!

Robbinsdale’s New Art and Gift Shop!

In 2012 Robbinsdale saw ten new independent businesses open. For a town the size of Robbinsdale, ten is an exceptional number, and really shows that we are in demand as a place to operate a business.

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Legislative Town Hall

Legislative Town Hall

Saturday morning over 70 people jammed the city council chambers to ask questions and hear updates from our local Legislative members.

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Chamber EggStravaganza!

Chamber EggStravaganza!

Saturday afternoon 500 kids and their parents lined up outside city hall in the hopes of spotting the Easter Bunny and taking home some prizes.

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Busy Tuesday Night

Busy Tuesday Night

My Tuesday nights are reserved for City Council and Robbinsdale Economic Development Authority meetings – and this one was packed full of new info.

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Light Rail Meeting

Light Rail Meeting

Thursday night I was on my way to Bottineau Boulevard Community Advisory Committee (which I usually just call the “light rail meeting” meeting so my family knows where I am going) and I started thinking about how far this process has come in just the past 2 years I have been a member.

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Where are all the trees?

Where are all the trees?

Recently I was driving down Bottineau Boulevard near Lakeview Terrace Park and noticed where there were once trees in the median, there are now only stumps.

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