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Dinkytown houses flaunt their colors

Dinkytown smiles in ways that its more dignified neighbor, the University of Minnesota, can’t. Dinkytown residents party on just about any night of the week. One of its restaurants, Al’s Breakfast, succeeds year after year serving a meal that college … Continue reading

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Rickety Chimney Contest

From my front window, I can see a charming, red brick chimney. This slightly rickety chimney often reminds me of an illustration from one of my favorite books, “The Sailor Dog,” by Margaret Wise Brown. In the story, Scuppers (“born … Continue reading

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