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Verso Paper Sartell Mill

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By: Bill Morgan At 11:17 a.m. on Memorial Day 2012 noise from a huge explosion, followed by the sight of a tall black plume, startled citizens of Sartell, Minnesota, a town of 16,000 that straddles the Mississippi River northwest of St. Cloud. Townspeople soon learned that the Verso Paper Sartell Mill, a modern industry with […]

Holiday Shopping and Celebrating

Are you shopping small this year with Small Business Saturday?  Perhaps Plaid Friday is more your style. Black Friday? Cyber Monday? Well, if you’re keeping it local, keeping it festive, here are ways to get out and explore Minnesota’s Main Streets this holiday season: Willmar Holidaze 2014, Nov. 22, 2014 Black/Plaid Friday, November 28, 2014 New […]

PAM Heads to University Avenue

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PAM is hopping on the Green Line for our next real estate project. We are assisting in the development of Western U Plaza, the former home of the Minnesota Milk Company and Old Home Foods distribution center on University Avenue in St. Paul. Despite its distinctive Art Deco façade and prime position at the intersection […]

Learning Cemetery Preservation

Hi! I’m Zack Mohlis. I’m a new intern at here at PAM. I’m very excited to be a part of this wonderful organization. This fall and winter, I’ll be working on various things here and there, but my main project is the February Heart Bombing campaign. I’m coordinating a way for all of us old-building-lovers […]

2014 Minnesota Preservation Award Winners

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Below are our 2014 Minnesota Preservation Award Winners. These projects and preservation stewards were honored at our 30th annual awards ceremony on September 25th, 2014, held at the elegant Union Depot in St. Paul. Congratulations! The Donaldson Mansion  The Donaldson Mansion on Mount Curve Ave in Minneapolis was completed in 1907 for Lawrence S. Donaldson […]

We’re headed to Ely…

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…and not just to see the wolves. We’re thrilled to announce that the Ely Community Center Foundation has contracted with us to assist them in their efforts to revitalize the Ely Community Center. In the coming months, the Ely Public Library will be vacating the Ely Community Center for a new space in town. While […]

Lowertown Art Exhibition

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Through our partnership with Sherman Associates on the Rayette Lofts project in Lowertown – we were asked to compile artwork highlighting the historic character in and around Lowertown. We worked closely with Sherman Associates to help them more efficiently utilize the State Historic Tax Credit when they began the rehabilitation and conversion of the Rayette Building […]

2014 Upper Mississippi Main Street Conference

October 21-23, 2014 Convention Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin Conference Hotel: Downtown Radisson Register Online 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 […]

Downtown Business Showcases Historic Renovation…and Motorcycle Accessories!

August 19, 2014 Shakopee, Minnesota – A new downtown destination is open for businesses in a newly renovated building after hosting their Grand Opening celebration earlier this month. Inessa Hansen, owner of OneSexyBikerChick’s For the Journey Emporium, committed a lot of thought and energy into the restoration of the former Auto Parts service store at […]

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 […]