Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:

Another change from the Trump years: now we have beggers on street corners in Woodbury. I suppose that’s more equitable than having them concentrated in the central cities. And we seem to have a better class of buskers, showing some musical talent instead of merely waving a sign.

Does make one question whether the economy is headed in the right direction, and whether the people in charge of any idea what they’re doing. I hope so. There are only so many street corners to go around.

Joe Doakes

The good news: out in the suburbs they have those Roundies. You can fit a lot of buskers and panhandlers on those.

6 thoughts on “

  1. Does make one question whether the economy is headed in the right direction,
    It isn’t.
    and whether the people in charge of any idea what they’re doing.
    They don’t.

  2. From my observations, the majority of these panhandlers are pretty well dressed. I’ve seen some pretty expensive Nike’s on several, not to mention their backpacks, which don’t look very well used.

  3. goes along with

    Crime rates in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul suburban area have risen at an alarming rate as violent crime continues to surge in the Twin Cities following the death of George Floyd in 2020, according to a report.

    and just an intended consequence of turning MN into a shithole third world state:

    Measles in Minnesota: Child hospitalized and second isolating at home after testing positive for disease that is most dangerous in under-5s

  4. It’s no longer safe for the beggars and panhandlers to work the streets of Minneapolis and St. Paul, plus these guys are smart enough to follow the Willie Horton advice of going where the money is.

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