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Urban ecosystems grow in Cedar-Riverside

The rain garden at the Riverside Plaza apartments features plants that are friendly to insect pollinators, like bees. The first garden, part of a partnership between the building’s developer, Sherman Associates, and nonprofit Metro Blooms, was installed on June 18. A second garden will be finished later this summer.

Kafe 421 to close after 16 years in Dinkytown

“We very much thank the U of M community just for the ability to sustain us here for so long. We got so much energy from the student body [and] so much support from departments,” said Antigoni Sander, who runs the restaurant with her mother. “So that’s really what’s kept us grounded here... all the many types of people from different walks of life that we get to meet.” 

UMN building could see new life as small business hub

Pete Degan has put a $1.8 million offer on the former Minnesota Geological Survey building, which he hopes to convert into a creative workspace for small businesses that cannot afford expensive rents. The Board of Regents will vote on the offer in July.

Lawmakers, CEOs talk clean energy at McNamara

The forum was one of a three-part series which hopes to facilitate discussion on clean energy. Among the many in attendance were Gov. Tim Walz and U.S. Senator Tina Smith, D-Minn., who detailed steps they plan to take in the coming months.