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September 19, 2018 
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New Mayors Take Office in the Twin Cities
Melvin Carter, the mayor of Saint Paul, and Jacob Frey, the mayor of Minneapolis, talk to AARP about ensuring that their communities are livable for people of all ages. (Yes, that’s Snoop Dogg, standing between the two men. The rapper and mayors met at a celebration for the Minnesota-hosted Super Bowl LII.)
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A Veteran Mayor Makes Chili in St. Cloud
Elsewhere in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, four-term Mayor Dave Kleis holds a weekly public meeting — sometimes in a “mobile town hall bus”— and throws dinner parties for townspeople. (In the picture shown here, Kleis and his guests snap a selfie.)
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Events, Resources & More
Art in Unnoticed but Obvious Places — Traffic-control and utility boxes are so drab and ubiquitous alongside many roadways that we hardly even notice them. Several cities are making sure those spots are both seen and enjoyed. Source: Route Fifty ►
Keeping Livable Communities Affordable — Urbanist Brent Toderian, once the chief planner for Vancouver, British Columbia, explains how walkable places can contain housing at various price points. Source: Vox ►
Which Is Cheaper? Ride-Hailing or Owning a Car? — A study of 20 major urban areas weighs the financial pros and cons of each. Source: AAA NewsRoom ►
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