What if it does happen in your back yard?

  • Article by: LORI STURDEVANT , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 30, 2013 - 4:55 PM

Revisiting the site of a controversial supportive housing initiative in Minneapolis, we find that things didn’t turn out so badly.

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stillonlymeDec. 1, 13 4:54 PM

Fine article, stupid statement at the end. "...you ought to be in suburbia surrounded by people just like you." People who live in the city aren't sheep who want to be dictated. Bring them in to the conversation and don't preach at them. Wasn't that the point of the controversy?

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yargadDec. 1, 13 6:59 PM

I have to agree. It's so uniform out here in suburbia. I don't think I can take another day of walking around our central Bloomington neighborhood, seeing our dogs play with our Hispanic neighbor's Chihuahua, waving to the African immigrant grandmother out for her daily walk or watching the buses pick up the students with disabilities to get them to school. I guess I'd better move downtown where there are more yuppies gentrifying every loft space in sight.

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brucelieDec. 3, 1311:24 AM

"urban growth is to NIMBYism as global warming is to extreme weather" Excuse me? There hasn't been global warming for 17 years.

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