• Downtown Council update // Steve Cramer
    Steve Cramer is the CEO of the Minneapolis Downtown Council/Downtown Improvement District.
  • My Minneapolis // Jim Walsh

    Jim Walsh writes a column for every issue of the SWJ. He’s a veteran scribe, musician and a lifelong resident of the East Harriet neighborhood.

  • Sustainable We // Mikki Morrissette
    Mikki Morrissette is founder of MPLSGreen.com, a best practices sustainability resource for Minneapolis residents. Please follow this column, and MPLSGreen.com, to learn what we can do together.
  • Gadget Guy // Paul Burnstein
    Paul Burnstein is a tech handyman and digital dad who lives in Kingfield. As the founder of Gadget Guy MN, Paul focuses on optimizing personal and business use of technology. Contact him via gadgetguymn.com or email paul@gagdetguymn.com.
  • The Historyapolis Project // Kirsten Delegard
    Kirsten Delegard is director of the Historyapolis Project, which is part of the history department at Augsburg College. The Historyapolis Project seeks to bring fresh attention to the history of Minneapolis and is working to unearth stories that can explain how the city took shape. During 2014, Delegard is compiling an inventory of historical resources pertinent to Minneapolis with the help of a team of students and citizen-researchers associated with the Historyapolis Lab. For more details visit our website at www.historyapolis.com. This project has been made possible by the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, which is administered by the Minnesota Historical Society.
  • Bike Beat
    Commentary from the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition.
  • Be the Change // Ryan Stopera
    Ryan Stopera is a social worker and community organizer in Minneapolis. He is on the board of directors of MN Neighborhoods Organizing for Change and the Lyndale Neighborhood Association. Ryan is also working on clean energy programs to create jobs in lower income communities around the city. In his free time he enjoys rock climbing and cycling.
  • Everyday Gardener // Meleah Maynard

    Meleah is a longtime journalist and garden writer. She is out with a new book, co-authored with Jeff Gillman: "Decoding Gardening Advice: The Science Behind the 100 Most Common Recommendations."

  • Carla Waldemar // Dining Columnist

    Carla Waldemar is an award-winning food/travel/arts writer who co-edited the former Twin Cities Reader, then served as food editor for Better Homes and Gardens and senior editor of Cuisine magazines. She edits the annual Zagat Survey of Twin Cities restaurants and contributes food and travel articles to local and national publications.

  • Ask Dr. Rachel // Rachel Allyn
    Dr. Rachel Allyn is a licensed psychologist in private practice. Learn more about her unique style of therapy at www.DrRachelAllyn.com. Email her questions to Rachel@DrRachelAllyn.com.
  • Loft Living // Carissa Tobin
    Carissa Jean Tobin lives in a condo in Northeast Minneapolis with her husband. Her hobbies include creating humorous surveys for friends, lounging at the Wilde Roast Café, and scanning old papers in an effort to minimize. She teaches first grade in North Minneapolis.
  • Weekend Tourist // Linda Koutsky

    The Weekend Tourist is about fun weekend excursions in the Twin Cities. From great parks to shopping destinations, she provides great tips on fun places to explore in our backyard.

  • Ask the Veterinarian
    A Q&A column from veterinarians at Westgate Pet Clinic in Linden Hills. (www.westgatepetclinicmn.com)