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Until later…

Dear Bridge Number 9 readers, A book project on the wild and wacky North Dakota oil boom (see photo below) is taking me away from my neighborhood musings for now. I hope to return to Bridge 9 in the near … Continue reading

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The Stone Arch Bridge botanical garden

When James J. Hill finished his spectacular stone arch bridge across the Mississippi River in 1883, a writer for the Minneapolis Tribune declared the bridge “more solid than the ground itself.” Those newspaper writers — they get so excited. The … Continue reading

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R.I.P., bur oak branch

Gone! My bur oak branch has been lopped off. Here’s the same shot in February 2011, which is when I started tracking the seasons by following this low-hanging branch on the University of Minnesota campus: I had just signed off … Continue reading

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Who made those pretty red tiles?


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