From the day we moved here in 1992, I never developed the hatred of the Metrodome that a lot of area sports fans did. So you’ll have to forgive me if I find that some of the pictures showing up on Twitter today some with a heaping helping of melancholy. Read more →
Archives for January 2014
Would a required ultrasound reduce the number of abortions?
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There are happy endings and sad ones and today there’s an example of both in the category of first responders and health care professionals. Read more →
Should the skyways of Nicollet Mall be destroyed, what does it take to cancel school around here (and elsewhere), the commercial drone war has already started, Rod Carew’s mission, and the growing legend of Derrick Coleman. Read more →
Seattle’s taking the Seahawks’ “12th man” rallying cry pretty seriously leading up to the Super Bowl. Read more →
Six years ago, Jonny Benjamin climbed to the edge of the Waterloo Bridge in London intending to jump to his death. But a stranger told him it would be OK, and offered to buy him a cup of coffee if he’d climb down from the railings. He climbed down and lived to tell his story. Read more →
While the rest of us approached a comparatively short journey to work today as if it was an Antarctic expedition, Ben Saunders and Tarka L’Herpiniere continued their walk that’s roughly the equivalent of a walk from Paris to Moscow without much fuss today. They’re in Antarctica. The two are honoring the 1912 race to the Read more →
The reappearance of Dunkin’ Donuts in Minnesota is no longer theoretical. Read more →
Hey Twin Cities, you made fun of Atlanta’s 2 inch snowpocalypse, didn’t you. You’re not laughing today. Read more →
Where now in the archdiocese scandal, a school throws food away intended for hungry children, the return of a Purple Heart, fracking fights back, and the Minnesota that keeps going in the cold and snow. Read more →
Despite my best attempts with butterfly gardens and milkweed, the grand total number of Monarch butterflies I saw last summer: 1. It was quite a moment. That’s not terribly surprising since conservation experts warned us that the number of Monarchs at their Mexico winter home was quite low. It’s even worse now. This year, the Read more →
Spend any time watching the Georgia Department of Transportation traffic cameras today and the cold weather of Minnesota never looked better. Consider, for example, this situation this afternoon on Interstate-285 in Atlanta. If you’re expecting anything from Georgia by truck, it’s probably going to be delayed. How can an area mess up an ice storm Read more →
Just because you’re not making minimum wage doesn’t mean you don’t skin in the fight over whether it should be raised.
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If you race the Arrowhead 135, you’re in for trouble; Who is Cory Remsburg; Minnesota’s not-so-super transportation; the Napkin Notes Dad; and farewell, comma! Read more →
The number of people who will pause to watch the State of the Union address tonight is but a fraction of the number of people who will watch a single football game this weekend. America has never quite figured out how to make public policy as interesting as grown men knocking each other senseless on the gridiron.
It’s not for lack of trying. Read more →