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2014 Upper Mississippi Main Street Conference

October 21-23, 2014 Convention Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin Conference Hotel: Downtown Radisson DRAFT Conference Agenda October 21st 8 – 10 PM: Evening Reception with cash bar, snacks October 22nd 8:30 AM: Welcome & Opening Remarks – LaCrosse Mayor Tim Kabat 8:45-9:45 AM: Keynote Speaker – PPS, Cynthia Nikitin 9:45-10:00 AM: Break 10:00-11:00: Session 1: The […]

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs): A tool for preservation

Example of an ADU found in a NE Portland neighborhood.

Minneapolis is growing. For the first time since the 1970s, the population has reached more than 400,000 people, and folks are struggling to find places to live. There’s a lot of economic pressure to demolish old homes and develop apartment buildings and condominiums to make space for these new residents. This influx of people threatens […]

Coming Soon: The LynLake Brewery!

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We reached out to one of the guys behind the very exciting LynLake Brewery, which is slated to open in October of this year in the former Lyndale Theater (2934 Lyndale Avenue S, Minneapolis). Mark Anderson, Co-Founder, and President at Metropolitan Mechanical Contractors, was willing to answer some questions and talk through some of their […]

PAM’s List of the 10 Best Historic Staycation Hotspots this Summer!

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#10 Lake Mille Lacs Sights to see: Father Hennepin State Park and Mille Lacs Indian Museum Food and drink: Muggs of Mille Lacs and Farm Market Cafe, LLC #9 Itasca State Park Sights to see: Red Pine Trail (see more at Friends of the Red Pine Trails) and Mississippi Headwaters Hostel (which is listed on the National Register!). Additionally, this area is known for […]

Dubuque, Iowa: Economic Value through Historic Preservation

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The Historic Millwork District Master Plan, approved in 2009, provides exemplary solutions in historic preservation, parking requirements, and environmental standards, all now rewarding the city of Dubuque, Iowa with economic development…. ….Today, with projects such as the Millwork Plan in place, Dubuque enjoys a low 3.5 percent unemployment rate, with a new creative district emerging […]

PAM Sponsored Trip to Conservationist Retreats in Northern Minnesota

Two of our dedicated board members have an exciting excursion planned in Northern Minnesota to visit the retreats of Sig Olson and Ernest Oberholtzer! This 3 day trip, scheduled for June 20th-22nd, 2014 will visit Ely, International Falls, Rainy Lake and Mallard Island. Cost is a $150 non-refundable deposit and details are as follows: Friday […]

A New Site Worth Saving: Redeemer Missionary Baptist Church

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Redeemer Missionary Baptist Church in Minneapolis is the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota’s newest Site Worth Saving.  A new partnership between PAM, the Church, and the Redeemer Restoration Project is intended to help more people enjoy the space, sustain, use, and grow the restoration fund, and develop intimate connections between the people and the space.  Through Sites […]

Board Member Profile: Jane Bisel

As one of PAM’s newest board members, I thought I’d take this opportunity to introduce myself and to express my appreciation for all this organization has accomplished over the past few decades, as well as the role it has played in my own life and work. When I joined the board last fall, a number […]

A fresh face at PAM

By: Chris Brown Community Action Assistant   Hello all! To those of you who have not met me at our events or spoken with me at the office, I am officially the newest addition to PAM! I graduated this past May from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities with a Bachelors of Science in […]

Treat the Cow Kindly

Note: This post appears courtesy of Nokohaha; you can find the original post here. We appreciate the continued support and encourage you to visit their website. 2013 and 1920 Haecker Hall on the Saint Paul Campus was named for the father of Minesota’s Dairy Coops, Theopjilus Haeker. The renaissance revival building designed by Clarence Johnston was […]