My SO is going away to Minneapolis for a course for a week, and I'd like to make her a little care package. After checking the weather, I got some posh lip balm and swanky mittens, but I'd also like to get her a fun (non-travel guide) book about the area too -- she enjoys Jonathan Franzen and David Sedaris. Suggestions for the care package are welcome too!
I'm a Chicagoan who has lived in Portland, OR for four years. I miss the Midwest and I'm considering moving to Minneapolis (or possibly St. Paul). Next week, I'll be visiting the Twin Cities to scope it out. Help me plan a kick-ass and productive itinerary for my limited time in town! Also, what small progressive church should I attend on Sunday morning? [more inside]
I rent a second floor apartment (815 sq ft) that is around 100 years old. I work from home a lot and summers in Minneapolis can get hot and humid! How do I improve the air flow and or keep it cool without air conditioning? Challenge: some of the larger windows do not open. [more inside]
Hi, we have guests visiting us in Minneapolis for the 4th of July holiday weekend. We've got a minivan and designated driver and we'd like to drive around and visit a number of small breweries/brewpubs tomorrow. We took them to Indeed, Fulton, and 612 last time they were in town. Where should we go? Surly seems like an obvious possibility, but where else?
Basically, where can I go to watch the Tony Awards this Sunday night in Minneapolis or St Paul? I must, must, must see Lin-Manuel Miranda in as real time as possible... but I don't don't don't have cable and I prefer to be in a crowd anyway. Help me be surrounded by my Hamilton people on Sunday night!
Where can I go in the Twin Cities metro area this weekend to see a selection of quality journals/planners? [more inside]
Mid-twenties, starting "professional" careers. Details under the fold. [more inside]
How can I find a job that has a regular schedule and is limited to 40 hours per week max? [more inside]
I need the entire roof replaced on my 1920's house in Saint Paul. Looking for recommendations from you fine folks. Thank you.
We were told that the taxes are based on the assessed value of the home, and that it didn't vary by neighborhood-- i.e. a $300k-valued home would pay the same property taxes whether it was in ritzy mc-ritzville or the wrong side of the tracks. But when we looked at property taxes, they seem to vary wildly by neighborhood. What gives? [more inside]
What is there to know about bicycle commuting in Minneapolis for someone brand new -to both bike commuting and/or Minneapolis? Is 8 miles one way too far? [more inside]
Hi, our favorite pediatrician is moving to a practice out in the far suburbs. We really like her, but it probably makes sense to find someone not so far from where we live. We live in south Minneapolis so someone in the city or a first-ring suburb would be ideal. As a non-doctor, I find it hard to evaluate anyone's medical skills, but we obviously want someone good who also has a rapport with children. We ask lots of questions (we are curious worriers) so a doctor who likes explaining things to parents would be great.
I'm looking for a room to rent in a long term, stable house with an orientation towards social justice and vegetarian living. Is anyone familiar with a house like this in Minneapolis/Saint Paul? [more inside]
Planning to move to Minneapolis St Paul and would rather pick the best neighborhoods to look into from afar (snowflakes inside) and would also like to figure out the transportation system so that I still be car free if possible. [more inside]
Where can I get a lower-carb hot lunch in downtown Minneapolis? [more inside]
I'm going to be starting a graduate program in St. Paul in February (coming from Omaha) and need to get my (new) life together in a fairly short period of time. Where can I find a place to live and a roommate? Details below the fold. [more inside]
Is there a store that sells Diastatic Malt Powder in the Twin Cities? Can you tell me that store? Dear reader, which store is it?
Who are the most senior, oldest, most experienced yoga teachers in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul) area? [more inside]
What's the best way to go about finding a lawyer to help me write a will? I know I could/should be able to do this on my own, but I'd feel more comfortable having someone else be responsible for dotting all i's and crossing all t's. This is in Minneapolis. [more inside]
MSP mefites! What is *the* food item to bring back from the Twin Cities? [more inside]
I'm visiting a bunch of US cities this month and next! Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver/Boulder, Albuquerque and Los Angeles. I am looking for recommendations of things to do and/or folks to meet. [more inside]
I need a name for my project! It will be an information resource helping people find great independent local theatre in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro based on past experiences they've enjoyed.
Looking for information about flying out of Minneapolis-St. Paul airport in November. I will be flying out on Delta from terminal 1 on a Monday evening. Specific questions inside. [more inside]
In Missouri, I loved US Toy. In Minneapolis, is there something like this? I'm looking for something like Oriental Trading Company: The Store but with teacher supplies, like posters. I couldn't find anything aside from Lakeshore... Please Help!
Hi, I've recently started to make bagels at home. For best results, I need high-gluten flour. I'm sick of paying a lot in shipping costs when I buy from vendors on Amazon, but I also don't see that kind of flour in the grocery store. Can anyone recommend a cheaper online vendor they've used or suggest a local source or how I might find one? I live in Minneapolis, Minnesota (historically, the "Mill City," which makes me feel worse about paying to have flour mailed to my house.)
Looking for recommendations for a good, reasonably priced plumber and electrician in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. [more inside]
My boyfriend and I are travel novices, so we need advice about whether this is an OK idea or a stupid plan. (Southwest Airlines/air travel edition.) [more inside]
Next Thursday I have a 515a flight (on American née US Air, so Terminal 1 is my point of departure) out of MSP. Assuming I'll go through security at around 400-415, it seems silly to stay at a hotel the night before. The airport is open 24 hours. What I'm curious about is if I can I go through security around midnight and try to catch a few ZZZs in the terminal? If not, can I sleep safely outside of security, or will local law enforcement tell me to move along? [more inside]
I got lucky on my very first time using a camera, and I'm afraid to try again, 'cause I don't think I can come close to getting anything nearly as good. [more inside]
I’ve decided to finally move out of Madison, WI, for many reasons. I have traction now that my landlord won’t be renewing my lease, which expires in August, due to my lack of housekeeping. I’m hoping to move to Portland, OR, with Minneapolis in second. I’m aware that I’m not a desirable tenant at all for a number of reasons, and I’m trying to start strategizing now how to get an apartment of my own. More inside. [more inside]
Hi, my wife is looking to buy a new bike and I was wondering if anyone could recommend a particular store in Minneapolis or its environs. Neither of us knows all that much about bikes and the last time she bought one it wasn't a great experience (the clerk sold her a bike that really wasn't a good fit for her needs and the people at that shop are snotty.)
SO and I will be in Minneapolis for a bunch of days around Memorial Day. I used to be a frequent visitor, but haven't been back in a few years now. What are things we should do? [more inside]
I'm not sure which I would rather as far as living situations, so I would like to gather opinions on it. [more inside]
What do you like about living in the Twin Cities? What advice would you give to someone who might be relocating there, particularly about the weather? [more inside]
Does anyone have tips on finding apartments beyond Padmapper? When is a good time to actually look/sign leases for apartments for next August? Apartments seem to go extremely fast here and I'm afraid I'm missing out on something by not signing a lease right now. Also, are there any neighborhoods you would recommend for a graduate student at the U? [more inside]
I'm in this class with some people. For unrelated reasons - but the idea of a tattoo field trip is funny! - we would like to go as a small group to get some tattoo touch-up work and some simple piercings. No one has had work done in the Twin Cities recently and we're not sure where to go. [more inside]
TaskRabbit isn't available in Minneapolis. I need somebody to pick up some groceries, maybe a balloon, some items from the pharmacy, etc. and deliver to the apartment of a sick person today. Are there any similar services available, that could deliver today?
As parents of four year olds we don't get out much, and we're out of touch with the Twin Cities dining scene. Here's what we like; hoping someone has an inspired suggestion... [more inside]
What other places could I live? Outside NYC/lower cost of living filter. [more inside]
Is it going to be possible to see the northern lights in Minneapolis tonight? Will it be similar to a meteor shower, where one needs to get pretty far from the glow of the city lights to enjoy the show? Any tips/suggestions for how to make the best of it, or suggestions of particularly good spots from which to see it?
After watching our house not sell for 3 months (with one offer that would require us to bring 40k to the table!), we think it might be time for more creative solutions. Tell me about Strategic Defaults in Minnesota. [more inside]
We're driving this route with our two kids and are looking for something better than the fly-ridden service centers and truckstops. [more inside]
My boyfriend and I are considering moving to the Twin Cities. [more inside]
My wife loves those thin onion rings and has a birthday coming up. She'd like to celebrate at at some place that has great skinny rings. Can you recommend any restaurants with tasty onion rings in Minneapolis, St. Paul, or any of the Twin Cities suburbs? I can't recall what the onion rings are like at different restaurants and her examples of good rings are from other cities.
For the first time ever, my partner and I will be taking a vacation together, and we're looking at either Omaha or Minneapolis. Looking for things we should see-- all suggestions welcome! [more inside]
Due to The Grand Budapest Hotel not playing in our area tonight, my husband and I have a babysitter for a few hours tonight and nothing planned. Help us devise an alternative plan. [more inside]
I need to buy footies tonight for a friend who's in the hospital. Who sells them? [more inside]
I was recently admitted to the University of Minnesota for graduate school. I'm trying to find out what neighborhoods are good and close to the university that fit the kind of place that I'm looking for. Problem is, there's a ton of neighborhoods and areas to live in. [more inside]
Minnesota winter has drained me of the will to live. Help me find a warm, US vacation. Criteria inside. [more inside]
I'd like to take my mother-in-law on a drive Christmas Eve to look at Christmas lights. What neighborhood should we go to in the Hopkins/St. Louis Park/Minnetonka/Edina area near the Twin Cities? [more inside]