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craig furguson

Minneapolis, MN
Commenter for
4 years 8 weeks

Recent Comments

The GOP will be blamed for botching the stadium if they can't get this through the legislature. And Dayton's got two more years.

Posted on 05/03/12 at 12:56 pm in response to Twins hit a new rock-bottom, no-hit by the Angels

Yup, that new stadium sure made them competitive. Now we'll see if beauty is enough to fill it.

Posted on 05/02/12 at 10:03 am in response to Legislators’ out-of-blue stadium proposal badly fumbles trust issue

Minneapolis' real total contribution is $675 million, not $150 million.

The GOP continues their effort to be a record holder in Jumping the Shark this year.

Posted on 04/27/12 at 11:27 am in response to Transit fare cards gain popularity

I get a significant percentage of my rides for free when the Go card reader is not working. The driver just looks at our cards and flags us off when the meter is broken at the end of my express bus ride. Good for me, bad for MTC

Posted on 04/27/12 at 11:23 am in response to Vikings stadium momentum slows

"‘We don’t trust the estimates’ on tax revenue from newly authorized electronic forms of charitable gaming, said Mike Benson" So gaming must be a tax, it has a tax estimate.

Posted on 04/26/12 at 12:04 am in response to Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan stepping down at year’s end

Served the city well and I hope he has a good retirement.

"...found the state to be spending less of its money on in-state health care plans while overcharging the federal government, through Medicaid reimbursements, to make up the difference." This sounds exactly what Hospitals do. Different rates for different customers.

Posted on 04/25/12 at 11:19 am in response to Minneapolis' contribution to Vikes stadium: $675 million

I'll point out that the Hennepin County Commissioners did not suffer one bit, nada, for voting in the stadium. Neither will the Minneapolis City Council. The public has short memories and is not the power in charge.

As I tell my kids, "The fair is in August."

Posted on 04/24/12 at 12:21 pm in response to Senate approves increase in hunting and fishing fees

I'm calling it a tax increase. But I'll happily pay it.