Ladies and gentlemen, we have an exciting announcement: Secrets of the City and I are in the process of taking up residence at Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and, as a part of the move, MNSpeak will be transitioning to its own domain — and to tumblr — under the management of the fine fellows at Ciceron.

Through the rest of this week, as the Secrets brand integrates more and more with MSP Magazine, you’ll see some changes on this site, which will stay at this web address. Mpls.St.Paul Magazine editors will contribute news to Secrets of the City from their specific areas of expertise, including food and dining, arts and entertainment and local lifestyle. Later this summer will be re-launching with new daily content, including city news from Secrets of the City.

Also starting this week, MNSpeak will be moving under the watchful eyes of old-timer MNSpeaker, Andrew Eklund (aeklund) and Karl Pearson-Cater (bigboxcar) at Ciceron, a digital strategy and social advocacy firm in the Twin Cities.  Ciceron will be leading the charge for what the future holds for MNSpeak, re-imagining local content and conversation in the age of Facebook and Twitter.

I’d also like to extend a big hug to Kate Iverson who has for 3+ years kept daily Secrets readers up to speed the coolest events in town.  Kate will be ending her run on Secrets and continue her work as Creative Director of Permanent Art & Design Group, a full-service agency based in Minneapolis, and editor of l’etoile Magazine.

The new MNSpeak site is up in an early beta, but it’s ready for comments, user submissions, and re-blogging.