QuestionHey, I want to take out a friend of mine who has been here for the summer. But also, I am broke. What are some free/cheap/easy to sneak into things to do? (Besides movie/music in the park, super fun, but been there done that) Answer

You want free/”easy to sneak into” places?

That tells me you want great places to walk around. Am I right?! Probably not, but here we go…

Como Zoo and the Conservatory are always awesome, and free.

MInnehaha Falls

North Mississippi Regional Park

I was just at http://www.pumphouse-creamery.com/ and thought that was pretty good..

Uh…I don’t know. Throw rocks off the Lowry Avenue Bridge?

QuestionWhat do you even do? Answer

I try to spread Minnesota love, brother.

Spread. It. Wide.

QuestionHello, My name is Jason. I've been in the Marine Corps for the past 5 years. I will be coming back to MN in a couple weeks for good. I'm looking to plug into local events and music business. My first order of business is to find blogs and such that will give me a good idea of what's going on. Do you have any recommendations besides your own blog? Answer

Hi Jason!

Check out these blogs for ideas around town:

http://www.vita.mn/

http://bampls.tumblr.com/

http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/

http://blogs.citypages.com/gimmenoise/

http://www.twincities.com/music

Anonymous Asked
QuestionIs this copyrighted? Can I put a pic in a book about my Aunt Frances Ford, who was born in 1893 in Minneapolis? Dianne Answer

Well…to be honest, I have no idea what post are you talking about.

Here, do this, email me…

stuffaboutminneapolis@gmail.com…

Okay?

Okay.

aleone Asked
QuestionThis has probably been asked before but I'm moving down from the Northland and wondering about apartments. Would anyone know any places/areas that you'd suggest? looking for a 1 bedroom under $800. I know it's last minute searching but just somewhere that's a nice neighborhood, easy to bike to things etc. Anyone know of anything or suggestions feel free to message me about it too! Answer

Does this move correspond with a work/school situation? Location is key, and makes it easier to give recommendations.  

Anonymous Asked
QuestionYou reblogged a picture recently titled "Somali Girls In Minneapolis", why did you feel the need to point out the ethnicity of the women in the picture? You should just accept people as people. Answer

Oh shit. * looks around* You talking to me, son?

Wait, wait, wait… here is the post in question…

http://stuffaboutminneapolis.tumblr.com/post/85249712424/somali-girls-in-minneapolis

First off, I don’t post/reblog many “people” pictures on my blog, so, if I do reblog a random photo of people, there should be some context. Right? Did you even bother to check out the original post? Probably not.

The woman who posted this photo, just recently added the title of “My Girls” to the pic. Now when I reblogged it, there was no “title” on the photo, but I just saw a wonderful picture of a group of girls smiling in Minneapolis. And I loved it.

My “title” on the photo came off the tags this young woman added to her photo. What were they?

Somali Girls

Beautiful

Mpls

So I reblogged this as “Somali Girls in Minneapolis”. I left out the “beautiful” part, because that would have come off as creepy as Hell on my end.

I used the photographer’s tags as my title, and guess what? This wonderful photo has over 360 notes right now.

Quit trying to stir up issues that don’t exist. 

- Paul

QuestionI love you.. Was that too straight forward? Anyways I just want to express how badass I felt Minneapolis was today. I was on my daily commute on lake to Sunrise Cyclery when I see about 300 people at the lake calhoun docks for like no reason except their own. Then well driving down further I see 3 guys on custom bikes, pink, blue, green, neon tires. And then I see a dude outside Bill's Market with a pinkish white mohawk. Passed by Bryant Lake bowl and saw a 1940's Buick. I love this city.. Answer

Well, thank you. It feels good to be loved.

Ride on brother, ride on.

QuestionI lost a shoe in a mosh pit at First Ave. in, oh, '99 or 2000. It's black. Have you seen it? Answer

Yep, I’m wearing it right now.

As a hat.

annacopp Asked
QuestionI'm possibly (most likely..) moving to Minneapolis this summer after graduation. I've been scanning craigslist for sublets/apts, but I have no idea what neighborhoods are considered best for young people or families or students or whatever. I'm just staring at the listings and blindly clicking through them.. Is Dinkytown all students? (who the hell named it Dinkytown anyway????) River Falls? Hopkins? Loring Park? thankyouthankyouthankyou! (Also, any cool ppl looking for a roommate?) Answer

Come to Minneapolis/Twin Cities, we would love to have you!

But here’s the thing, everyone has a different opinion on where to live. I get these questions quite a bit, but I ask you…Do you have friends/family in the Twin Cities? Is there a job you have lined up? If you find an apartment in Dinkytown, would you be willing to twerk on top of a cop car during a hockey riot?

Important questions, for sure. 

QuestionHi there. Love your blog. I moved to Minneapolis from Florida last year and it's been challenging adjusting, but I'm liking it so far (I survived the winter). So I have a question for you: Where can I find some pot? I've made inquiries into people I've met and haven't had any luck, but I can't imagine that it doesn't exist here. Any suggestions or helpful hints? Answer

I am not holding any pot on me (it never hurts to ask).

Anyone else got pot to sell?