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University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota: Wish You Were Here
Intro blurb voiced by Garrison Keillor
City of Minneapolis Official site
Minneapolis Craigslist Apartments, roommates
Minneapolis Wikipedia Because Wikipedia knows everything?
Pros and Cons of Minneapolis
City Pages News, culture, art, music, nightlife
Seems cool, like Boston's Weekly Dig, which I loved and still check out occasionally. (When I pick up a Tucson Weekly, on the other hand, I really only read the syndicated columns/comics at the back. I'm afraid the rest of it usually bores me.)
Secrets of the City, Minneapolis/St.Paul: Includes local art/culture/food/politics links and articles, and a forum.
Thrifty Hipster: Special deals, happy hours, music venues, restaurants in Minneapolis.
City-Data Forum: Minneapolis-St.Paul...lots of really helpful threads about neighborhoods, renting, commuting etc. Sounds like Uptown, Marcy-Holmes, the Wedge, Whittier and maybe Near Northeast are good areas for grad students to consider (affordable, lots to do, close and with quick bus routes to the U of M, youngish atmosphere but w/out the supposed mayhem of the areas right next to campus.) Here's a thread about "safe, quiet neighborhoods not too far from the U."
LiveJournal Twin Cities Misc. threads
Minneapolis Public Transit Getting to the U of M by bus and/or lightrail
WalkScore.com Walkability rankings by address. As an example, here's the walkscore of the campus area around the U Minn English Dept.
Bike/Walk Twin Cities...Minneapolis seems really walkable!
Bike Commuting in Minneapolis
Open Book: The Loft Literary Center, Milkweed Editions, Minnesota for Book Arts.
1011 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis
The Loft Literary Center
Weisman Museum: 333 East River Road, Minneapolis
Minneapolis Institute of the Arts: 2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis
Walker Art Center: 1750 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis
Guthrie Theater: 818 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis
Poets & Writers Speakeasy: Minneapolis
Poets & Writers Speakeasy: U Minnesota
Grad Cafe: Minneapolis City Guide
Grad Cafe: U Minnesota
Long-distance move, I don't drive, eek! Here's the cheapest option I've found~
ABF U-Pack 5 feet min. in a 28 ft trailer, or a private 6x7x8 "ReloCube." Door to door or terminal to terminal service available. I pack, they drive, sounds good.
MovingScam.com reviews of U-Pack
Epinions reviews of U-Pack