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Healthy, wealthy and wise in the US: America’s fittest city is…
… a trick question? Minneapolis — AND — St. Paul claim the top spot, according to the American College of Sports Medicine’s most recent American Fitness Index. The Twin Cities take top honors due to awesome parks, numerous bicyclists, and access to fresh food.
Minneapolitans are not ones to brag, so those who haven’t spent time in the area would be surprised to know that Minneapolis and its twin city, St. Paul, are perennial winners on nationwide surveys of health, happiness, fitness and well-being.
Why should you think about living in Minneapolis-St. Paul?
We’re home to more Fortune 500 companies per capita than anywhere in the country. We trail only New York in artistic activity per capita. Our parks are rated among the best in the world, our flourishing restaurants and microbreweries win national awards. We’re tops in recreational biking and civic engagement, according to experts. It’s hard to think of another place that offers so many urban and arts amenities interspersed with the natural beauty of lakes, trails, woods and the Mississippi River.
The Mississippi River meanders through the cities visited in Johnny Cash’s classic “Big River” in these classic and contemporary depictions. Listen to this week’s American Routes for more songs and stories of America’s rivers.
First off, I know this post has a ton of words in it, but that’s just how it has to be. This is a current list of Minnesota organizations that have a Tumblr, follow them if it strikes your interest. Secondly, if your name is on this list, TAG YOUR POSTS WITH LOCAL KEYWORDS. Folks, I’ve said this…
Every so often I come out with a list of Minnesota “organizations” that have a presence on Tumblr. Many of these groups work at their Tumblr and keep posting updated information about themselves, while others get hot and heavy for a few months and then fizzle out maybe because the Summer intern…
The Literary Way to Save Cash on Literature: Book readings don’t usually have the, shall we say, glamour of a rock concert or blockbuster film. After one spectacularly under-attended reading in Minneapolis, five organizations, including three local independent publishers—Milkweed Editions, Coffee House Press, and Graywolf Press—the Loft Literary Center, and Rain Taxi Review of Books, were downright dejected. This wasn’t the first time this had happened, and they presumed it wouldn’t be the last.
The organizations sought a creative way to get the Minneapolis and St. Paul literary communities together more often. Some bookstores have been charging customers to go to readings, but the literary quintet preferred to attract crowds and support authors with a carrot rather than a stick. Their solution resembles a trick that coffee shops have used to keep customers coming back: a punch card. Or in this case, a Literary Punch Card. Keep reading, literature geek!