Hey, folks! We need to figure out the relationship between Minneapolis, St. Paul (or should it be Saint Paul?), and the Twin Cities] page. Otherwise, we're going to continue having the situation we have now -- duplicate information on all the pages. I have a couple of ideas:
Any ideas? I don't know the Twin Cities at all, so I'm kinda working on hearsay, here. But my understanding is that the Twin Cities are much more interwined than, two big cities in the same metro region like, say, Dallas-Fort Worth, or Hong Kong and Macau or San Francisco and Oakland. Ideas? --Evan 01:06, 31 Jan 2004 (EST)
By the way, added a HUGE amount of dining info after taking monthly "food adventures" for the past half a year. This is a great area for food. -- Westifer 3/5/2005
(Also see http://wikitravel.org/en/Wikitravel:Geographical_hierarchy) -spydust 3/18/06
I reorganized some of the restaurants. Someone stopped in and recommended a few that are obviously part of the same ownership. They're good restaurants, but they don't go in front of everything else with no justification.
To explain how I organized it, "Areas to Eat" are places where several restaurants are clumped together. If the article expands more to explain what Dinkytown, Stadium Village, and Eat Street are, the restaurants could be ripped from these paragraphs. For now though it should make it far easier for travelers to find the grub stops.
Otherwise, I also added in "Get Out" (which seems redundant with "Go"), Drinking info, and a little vague hotel info. I also added several links on the bottom. Others are welcome to help clean this up a bit more, especially mods, as I am still a somewhat novice editor with only a few hours of computer time after work to go over all of this. But thanks! --Westifer 06:36, 08 Apr 2005 (CST)
I understand how Chino Latino's advertising can be offensive to people, but racist? I fail to see the racism, as defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as "belief in the superiority of a particular race leading to prejudice and antagonism towards people of other races, especially those in close proximity who may be felt as a threat to one's cultural and racial integrity or economic well-being." Bangkok has brothels. Cheap ones. Just because the citizens of Bangkok are of a "race" (i.e. not white, because this wouldn't be an issue otherwise) does not make references to unsavory aspects of the country racist. I will reword the reference to express the possibility of offense and suggest it remain that way until true racism is shown.126.96.36.199 20:40, 18 May 2005 (EDT) (created account): Mikepjones 20:42, 18 May 2005 (EDT)
Removed Perkins from the eats section. They're in 3/4 of the states in the US and every populated Canadian province; including them here is like including McDonald's, or Denny's. They are most certainly NOT a local chain, as was stated.--Climbing vine 21:24, 24 October 2006 (EDT)
Editing and restructuring
I did some pretty big edits today. I consolidated the "Do" and "Get Out" sections and edited the content of the two to match the rest of the page structurally. I hope I didn't hack away at anyone else's contributions too much. I tried to keep the gist and only change the structure, generally speaking.
The new structure will hopefully allow folks (myself included) to expand on the parts of the entries. (For instance, there's plenty of room to expand on lake activities and tips, music venues, etc.)
I plan to continue working on this over the summer.
OK. I wasn't aware of that. That's good to know. I've rearranged things to fit this template. (I think the "Get Out" category is a good one. I can think of plenty of ideas for that.) I'll have to do some more reading on the preferred structure. :) Thanks for the tip.
This is Huge City - lets treat it like one!
Okay... so I glanced at this article today and was overwhelmed with the information available. It fantastic to see so much work going into it! However, it seems to be a little wild and on occasions, a little repeatative. I've added a Districts section and made guesses as to the districts based on the article as a whole.
I know nothing about the city, so hopefully those more knowledgable can build it in the right direction.
-- Ilkirk 17:07, 8 Oct 2005 (EDT)
The following hotels were removed because they have addresses that aren't in Minneapolis. Unless someone can say that they really, more or less ARE in Minneapolis and in fact don't belong to some other article, then they are here, more or less ready to be dropped back in. -- Ilkirk 11:27, 10 Nov 2005 (EST)
The name "Minneapolis"
Minneapolis doesn't just call itself the city of lakes. Its name actually means the city of water, or the city of lakes.
Minne = Dakota word meaning "water" polis = Greek word meaning "city"
The section on safety needs a workover. To advise people to avoid all of Franklin east of Lyndale is overkill as it eliminates Franklin and Nicollet and its surrounding eateries.
Also, if you're going to paint all of North Minneapolis with such a broad stroke, some mention needs to be made of equally dangerous areas of South Minneapolis.
Perhaps it might be easier to advise people as to what areas they should stick to?
I've made extensive, extensive updates, mostly regarding "local color" (history and local attitudes, etc) and eating. Article was a very good start, though had a few small errors which have been corrected (for example, Minnehaha Creek does not connect the Chain of Lakes together).
It's fine that MPLS/St. Paul are treated separately, but that being the case it might be wise to emphasize this more at the start of the entry, ie more prominent reference to more information on the area in the "Twin Cities" and "St. Paul" entries. Right now those references are sort of buried in individual sections, so it's not obvious to a person that they could easily treat all of these as a whole on their journey.
--Climbing vine 02:39, 25 October 2006 (EDT)
Some Muslim cabbies have been causing a controversy and inconvenience to travelers that may be carrying alcohol. Should we explain this in the article and what's the best approach? In the "Get in" section, "get around" or somewhere else? See this CNN article. -- Andrew H. (Sapphire) 19:04, 1 February 2007 (EST)
Areas to avoid?
It looks like some additional information has been added to the Stay Safe section, and it looks somewhat questionable. 45th and Chicago is considered "ghetto" now? Really? I'll admit I don't know as much about North Minneapolis, but I had always been under the assumption that most of the "problem" areas were on the Near North Side (roughly speaking, south of and including Lowry Avenue). Telling people to be cautious anywhere north of Broadway would include the upper north side (e.g. Camden area), which last I heard wasn't considered a hotbed of crime. Anyway, I have removed the information. If anyone objects, we can discuss it here. Eco84 12:15, 20 June 2007 (EDT)