Local ISP Offers Internet Speeds 10 Times Faster Than Google Fiber

While Kansas City and others gloat about their gigabit internet from Google Fiber, a small internet service provider in Minnesota is about to offer stupid fast 10-gigabit connections to consumers. US Internet just announced that the new service will be available to 30,000 households in Minneapolis next summer. It'll… »12/24/14 3:30pm12/24/14 3:30pm


Brunch, Laser Balls, Columbus Day: What's Ruining Our Cities This Week

Columbus Day has been ruining America for a few decades now, but a few cities are finally doing something about it. A sunlight-refracting silver orb is being removed in Calgary after burning a hole in someone's jacket. And someone says that brunch is turning our neighbors into assholes. It's What's Ruining Our Cities! »10/12/14 3:00pm10/12/14 3:00pm

Why Minneapolis Is One of America's Best Winter Biking Cities

After two days of sleet and snow, Minneapolis' Midtown Greenway looks like a wrong turn on Ice Road Truckers. Outside the Freewheel Midtown Bike Center, bundled-up fat-bike riders trace circular routes back and forth in front of the building, their barely visible eyes squinting with purpose into the gray air. »5/08/14 10:40am5/08/14 10:40am

Bike Lanes Don't Cause Traffic (If You Put Them In The Right Place)

The battle against bike lanes has turned into an all-out culture war here in the U.S., with NIMBYs shrieking about ceding a few feet of precious asphalt while squawking about the apocalyptic congestion that change will bring. But here's a deep, data-driven investigation into the truth about bike lanes and traffic. »4/11/14 4:00pm4/11/14 4:00pm

Minneapolis Opens Gadget-Filled Bridge After Tragic Collapse Last Year

You may recall an incident on the news last summer involving a bridge collapse in Minnesota that claimed 13 lives and injured 145 others. State officials were quick to draw up plans for a replacement—but this time they wanted strict safety measures in place to prevent another disaster from occurring in the future.… »9/18/08 6:40pm9/18/08 6:40pm