Minneapolis Institute of Art Park

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The park in front of the MIA is big with benches and pathways, but seemed to be lacking in people. We walked around for a little while and noticed a George Washington statue, which seemed random.

U.S. Bank Stadium

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The parking lot and area in front of the stadium was vacant when I was there, giving it a strange feeling. I was struck by the size of the stadium and how it dominates the surrounding space. The new foot bridges and the light rail stop will serve super bowl attendants well.

City Hall

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St. Paul City Hall and Ramsey County Courthouse looks out at a busy avenue and the Mississippi River. It’s doors seem small as the tall building looms above. It produces an old city feeling as opposed to the nearby modern RiverCentre.

Local Business

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The Cheng Meng Cambodian restaurant is located on University Avenue along the Green Line. The small restaurant was full of diners and served delicious food. The establishment is one of several of its kind along this section of University Avenue.

Early Suburbia

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We spoke to one of the homeowners on Nile Avenue, who told us that her home was built in 1939 as part of the Suburban Infill era. Many houses on the block are tudors, and she explained that the insides have cheap but nice shelving instead of traditional closet space.