Posts Tagged ‘rain barrel’

Roundup

  • The next Twin Cities Media Alliance brown bag lunch is Wednesday, 10/22, at the East Lake Library in Minneapolis, at noon, with Paul Schmelzer. TCMA’s blurb on Paul is pretty nice, so I’ll just give it to you: “Please join me for a brown bag lunch Wednesday, October 22 with Paul Schmelzer, managing editor of the Minnesota Independent, and a winner of the prestigious Premack and SPJ Page One awards for journalistic excellence. Paul coordinated the Independent’s outstanding coverage of the RNC protests – a subject you can ask him about at lunch. Paul also writes the blog Eyeteeth: A journal of incisive ideas, which appears regularly in the Twin Cities Daily Planet, and has written for Adbusters, Cabinet, Ode, Raw Vision, Utne and other publications.”
  • Hennepin County has more rain barrels for sale. 18 left as of October 13. $62 each. This is your last chance. There are no more incoming shipments and no more will be sold after 2008.
  • Urban Wanderlust has a list of all the goodies they’ve canned and/or frozen this year out of their garden, CSA share, or locally grown fruit. So cool. How many people even know what grows in Minnesota? I don’t.
  • In case you wanted to know you can buy pepper spray at General J’s Army Surplus.
  • Thinkery stops by the St Louis Park treehouse. I used to live kitty corner from that thing, but I never actually walked across the street to take a closer look at it.
  • The Daily Planet’s Arts Orbit blog has an update on the behind-the-scenes situation at the Southern Theater. Drama!
  • Also at the Daily Planet is an article from the MN Daily saying that, as bike commuting has doubled over the last year, so have fatalities to bicyclists. Injuries have increased as well. There have been nine recorded bike fatalities in Minnesota so far this year, vs four in 2007. (Note that that’s across the whole state.) I’d like to see a death-per-thousand-cyclist statistic similar to how they report driving fatalities. The (three, so far) commenters disagree vehemently, saying it’s been shown that injuries to bicyclists decrease as the number of cyclists decreases because everyone’s more accustomed to sharing the road. Insert “drivers and cyclists alike should follow the rules of the road” argument in which everyone blames everyone else [here].

Roundup

TC Daily Planet: Asks for reader comments on comment policy. i.e., We get shitty comments, too. What should we do about it so people don’t hate reading our stuff like they hate reading comments at the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press? (via @mn_newscouncil)

About Minneapolis/St. Paul: Get your kettlebell on. (I have to say I really love About’s practice of self-linking to boost their page views. Love it so much. Not.)

Least Dangerous Game: As cool as everyone thinks the Twitter hide and seek game is, not many people are actually playing. Aric’s going back to the drawing board.

mpls/doesbike: Bicycle Film Festival will include a scavenger race! (via mediation)

Hennepin County has a limited number of low cost rain barrels for sale. They’re going for something like $60. Usual price is more like $200. (via Mpls Issues Forum)

MPLS Mirror presents a very good case for why their citizen journalism effort is worthy of a donation. If you like what they do, help ’em out.

News Cut: 35W Bridge, yay! Wakota Bridge, boo!

Saints Baseball: The other All-Star Game has five local players in it.

The Bridge: Resident response to Grand Rounds missing link proposal public hearing.

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