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  • But we are told that this bridge went down in three separate sections right near the University of Minnesota in a little area called Dinkytown, which is kind of a cool place for kids who go to school there.

    CNN Transcript Aug 2, 2007 2007

  • WILL FARLEY, EYEWITNESS: My girlfriend just got off work, and we were heading into Dinkytown, which is kind of the college district of the area.

    CNN Transcript Aug 1, 2007 2007

  • My wife adopted her as a stray (so we don't know her exact age) when she was living in Minneapolis, in the strangely named "Dinkytown" section near the University of Minnesota.


  • He actually named (it is said) the busy business student neighborhood by the main campus here at The U: "Dinkytown" ... because he thought it was like a town, and it was dinky.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science 2008

  • 1: 55 PM Minnesota Gophers linebacker Gary Tinsley was caught last night by Minneapolis police in "Dinkytown" after "swinging around a wood board" during a fight involving as many as 50 people.


  • And, you know, I met her, we played in a basement and she happened to be there and then we played at this place called the Varsity in Dinkytown a couple of days later and she showed up there and everyone was - we got everyone to come up on stage and start dancing and she was the only one sitting down in the audience.

    Billie Joe Armstrong, From Green Day To Broadway 2010

  • Once or twice a year I walk around Dinkytown by the U, and I pass a bridge on which someone wrote in the early 80s “Reagan is a vegetable.”

    Friday! Friday! June 19 – The Bleat. 2009

  • Another example of good practice today was the treatment of the Dinkytown Precinct (W-3, P-1) that had 133 missing ballots at recount.

    Franken Camp: Coleman Is Desperate, Knows He's Going To Lose 2009

  • On the day I needed to take my shoes into the shoe shop, I had memorized the address and headed toward 4th Street in the Dinkytown neighborhood of Minneapolis ... that's the positively 4th Street of Bob Dylan fame.

    Elana Centor: The Changing Footprint of the Shoe Repair Industry 2008

  • VIEW FAVORITES yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Gail Collins: The Senate, Snowe and Dinkytown'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'If Lieberman had turned out to be Mr. 60, he would not only have wanted the committee, he would have insisted on being carried to all its meetings on a litter, borne by the fellow senators who failed to appreciate him, with Lindsey Graham running ahead, clashing cymbals.'

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: Gail Collins: The Senate, Snowe and Dinkytown 2008


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  • Home of "the Loring Pasta Bar (formerly Gray's Drug and also the building where Bob Dylan lived in Minneapolis)."

    --from Wikipedia

    February 7, 2010