Uncensored Civics //
David Brauer is a former Journal editor who lives in Kingfield, where he chaired the neighborhood association and farmers market boards. Find him on Twitter @dbrauer.
Sam Newberg //
Since 1998, Sam has been active in the real estate development and planning industry. He has written for several national publications, performed appraisals and market studies for a variety of real estate types, guest lectured and presented on a range of topics. Read more of his work at www.joe-urban.com.
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.
Wild City //
Mary Jean Port writes at home, near Minnehaha Creek and Lake Harriet, and teaches at the Loft Literary Center.
Weekend Tourist //
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 Dr. Teresa Hershey, a veterinarian at Westgate Pet Clinic in Linden Hills. (www.westgatepetclinicmn.com)
Spokes & Soles //
Hilary Reeves writes our "Spokes & Soles" column about biking and pedestrian issues around town. She's communications director for Bike Walk Twin Cities, an organization devoted to increase commuting by biking and walking.
Carla Waldemar //
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.
Everyday Gardener //
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."
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