I spotted this SUV driving around my neighborhood. It was not just passing through. It had some sort of multi-directional camera mounted on the roof, and it appeared to be turning up and down every street.
Last year, Google used a similar vehicle to take pictures for StreetView. Could it be that they are updating the Twin Cities StreetView so soon, or is some other company gathering these photos?
What will happen to the earlier photos once Google updates StreetView? Perhaps the most interesting photos from last summer's StreetView are the series of photos taken as the Google vehicle crossed the ill-fated 35W Bridge. I hope that these are archived in some manner.