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Saturday
Dec312011

2011 Mill City Flashback - Fireworks Over the Stone Arch Bridge [Photos] [Video]

We watched the fireworks from our balcony this year.  There was a big turnout to see an awesome finale.  Notice the crowd on the Stone Arch Bridge in the first picture - the hill at Gold Medal Park is in the foreground. Video at the end of this post.

Fireworks Over the Stone Arch Bridge

Fireworks Over the Stone Arch Bridge

Fireworks Over the Stone Arch Bridge

Fireworks Over the Stone Arch Bridge

Fireworks Over the Stone Arch Bridge

Fireworks Over the Stone Arch Bridge

Fireworks Over the Stone Arch Bridge

Fireworks Over the Stone Arch Bridge

Fireworks Over the Stone Arch Bridge

Fireworks Over the Stone Arch Bridge

Fireworks Over the Stone Arch Bridge

Fireworks Over the Stone Arch Bridge

Fireworks Over the Stone Arch Bridge

The Red, White & BOOM Fireworks over the Stone Arch Bridge in the Mill District of Minneapolis.

View the whole set of 84 photos on Flickr...

Saturday
Dec312011

2011 Mill City Flashback - Mayor Rybak Leads August 1 Dedication of the 35W Memorial Garden

In remembrance of Sherry Engebretsen - Artemio Trinidad-Mena - Julia Blackhawk - Patrick Holmes - Peter Hausmann - Paul Eickstadt - Greg Jolstad - Scott Sathers - Christina Sacorafas - Hanah Sahal - Sadiya Sahal - Vera Peck - Richard Chit.

Driving rain ended shortly before the 5:00pm Memorial Garden ceremony dedicated to the victims and survivors of the August 1, 2007, 35W bridge collapse.

The Memorial Garden features 13 columns, which bear the names of the individuals lost to the collapse. Names of the survivors are engraved in the black wall behind the columns. Behind the wall is an observation deck for viewing the river and new 35W bridge.

Following speeches by Mayor Rybak and Governor Dayton, loved ones shared sentiments and there was a performance by Christina Baldwin, Jennifer Baldwin Peden and Bradley Greenwald.

Governor Dayton had ordered flags in Minnesota to fly in half-staff in observation of the fourth anniversary of the 35W collapse.

Saturday
Dec312011

2011 Mill City Flashback - Joe Hatch-Surisook of Sen Yai Sen Lek at Mill City Farmer Market

Joe Hatch-Surisook of Thai restaurant Sen Yai Sen Lek, 2422 Central Avenue NE, prepared a Green Papaya Salad (substituting melon for papaya) at the September 3 Mill City Cooks demo.  It was out of this world tasty!

The recipe can be found on the Mill City Farmers Market website.   Also, here's a link to a great piece on Joe and his wife from 2010.

Saturday
Dec312011

2011 Mill City Flashback - 600 Sluts on the Stone Arch Bridge - SlutWalk Minneapolis

SlutWalk Minneapolis 2011

A diverse crowd participated in Saturday's SlutWalk Minneapolis 2011, including barely dressed women, fully dressed women, men, parents with babies, trannies and even pets (plus a Segway tour and horse-drawn carriage inadvertently got in the mix).

The purpose of this rape-awareness event was to spread the messages of 'don't blame the victim' and 'don't rape'.   Details are available on the website, and there are news clips from Kare11 and the StarTrib with more info.

Slide show best viewed in full-screen mode

Saturday
Dec312011

2011 Mill City Flashback - Meg Ashling and Friend at Mill City Farmers Market

Mill City Farmers Market August 6, 2011

Mill City Farmers Market August 6, 2011

Mill City Farmers Market August 6, 2011

Mill City Farmers Market August 6, 2011 

Saturday
Dec312011

2011 Mill City Flashback - Runners Get in the Spirit of the 2011 Mill City Suds Run

Creative runners turned out in full force for the September 10 Mill City Suds Run (formerly known as the Blubber Run).

Mill City Suds Run 2011

Mill City Suds Run 2011

Mill City Suds Run 2011

Mill City Suds Run 2011

Mill City Suds Run 2011

Mill City Suds Run 2011

Mill City Suds Run 2011

Mill City Suds Run 2011

Mill City Suds Run 2011

Mill City Suds Run 2011

Mill City Suds Run 2011

Mill City Suds Run 2011

Mill City Suds Run 2011

Mill City Suds Run 2011

Mill City Suds Run 2011

Mill City Suds Run 2011

Mill City Suds Run 2011 

Mill City Suds Run 2011

Here's a slide show with a more expansive group of pictures: