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Mpls. Wants To Repair, Restore North Loop’s Brick Roads

The fastest developing neighborhood in Minneapolis is also one of the toughest areas on vehicles and their suspension systems. You could call it the North Loop Bounce — the feel of driving over brick streets built for a different century. Steve Young rumbles his way along the uneven surfaces several times a day.

09/10/2014

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Minnesotan To Meet: Motorcyclist, Rocker Dan Johnson

A North Loop motorcycle business sells fantasy fulfillment. Customers range from local professionals to visitors, but the real character could be the shop’s owner. From family owned hotels to the restaurant business and rock and roll night clubs, a family fight and divorce eventually drove Dan Johnson to Midwest Motorcycle Rentals and Tours.

08/26/2014

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Give Back While Working Out At New Mpls. Fitness Store

If you like to look good while working out, you’ll love a brand new fitness shop that just opened in downtown Minneapolis. Lole has a great store front on Washington Avenue. But it’s what takes place on the roof, and what they do for charity, that caught our attention.

06/28/2014

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DeRusha Eats: Smack Shack

For many of us in the Midwest lobster is a fancy, special occasion food. But that has changed in the Twin Cities, thanks to one food truck that’s become one hot restaurant. This morning Jason DeRusha Eats in the busiest neighborhood for food, at one of the busiest restaurants: Smack Shack.

06/21/2014

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As New Apartments Pop Up In Mpls., Vacancy Rate Doubles

It seems like everywhere you look downtown, a new condo or apartment building is popping up. But now, the vacancy rate is going up, too. Minneapolis-based Marquette Advisors reported the vacancy rate for apartments in downtown Minneapolis at 5 percent at the end of March. That’s up from the 2.2 percent vacancy rate at the end of March from last year.

05/26/2014

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Trending Now: Netflix Prices, Colbert On Letterman

It is time to see what’s Trending Now on ‘CCO. And who knows more about what’s going on around town and around the country than Jason Matheson.

04/22/2014

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DeRusha Eats: The Bachelor Farmer

If the first thing you think of when you hear “Swedish chef” is the Muppets character, then maybe you need to start thinking of Paul Berglund. He has a picture of his felt counterpart in the kitchen of the Bachelor Farmer, the red-hot North Loop Minneapolis restaurant. “A liver pate is one of my favorite things,” Berglund said.

04/12/2014

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

The weekend is nearly here, so it’s time to get planning. This weekend you can get into cars, homes and clothing sales. Here are Natalie Nyhus’ best entertainment bets.

04/03/2014

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Macaroni And Cheese

It’s the king of comfort foods: macaroni and cheese. Whether it comes in a blue box or out of the kitchen of a five-star restaurant, I wanted to find the best in Minnesota.

03/20/2014

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Curiocity: The Freehouse Brings Breakfast, Beer To North Loop

For a restaurant company that’s built a small empire in the Twin Cities, it’s almost funny to hear their latest venture was introduced over beers during a summer music festival.

01/09/2014

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Check The North Loop For Small Business Saturday

It may be Black Friday, but locally-speaking, some Minnesota shops are looking forward to tomorrow: Small Business Saturday. Many of these small businesses can’t compete with blowouts the big box retailers have.

11/29/2013

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Best Of Minnesota: Sushi

It’s a place that’s been serving up the freshest fish for more than 20 years — Origami in Minneapolis’ North Loop.

03/02/2013

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Mpls. North Loop Ranked Among Best Hipster Neighborhoods

No doubt to the horror of any and all hipsters who live, work or play there, Minneapolis’ North Loop was named one of the best hipster neighborhoods in America by Forbes Magazine.

09/25/2012

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High Tech Parking Meters To Be Installed In Mpls.

New parking meters in downtown Minneapolis mean drivers may never have to fumble around for loose change in downtown Minneapolis, but they won’t be able to circle around looking for free time on a meter, either.

11/09/2010

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