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Jeff Strate

Eden Prairie, MN
Commenter for
5 years 25 weeks

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Posted on 01/20/14 at 10:22 am in response to Presidential mentoring: Hoover and Truman first got it right

Mr. Slocum's account of the relationship between Presidents Hoover and Truman is most informative and interesting. The advisory roles of former presidents has had a minor status in the high school and college history courses I've taken. Thank you.

Mr. Reinan. The level of enthusiasm for new versions of what ever operating systems and software widgets and ways of communicating with others has not improved the quality of communication and not helped us select words, construct sentences and weave them into Tweets, paragraphs, alerts, articles, scripts, diaries, novels and histories. And the good stuff is hard to find in the blizzards of info bits. We spend a lot of time trying to find that stuff and a lot of time attempting to...

Posted on 11/04/13 at 01:32 pm in response to Vikings’ season turns into a nightmare of humiliation and discontent

At this point the only enjoyable items about this season are your columns and Peterson's runs. The rest has been this fool's hope followed by heartbreak and depression.

Mr. Frazier is frustrating. After a few minutes into the third quarter it was clear to every second guessing, cheese dipping, couch potato that the new guy should have been furloughed to the side lines to watch Ponder or one of the other three Viking quarterbacks.

Posted on 08/09/13 at 11:51 am in response to Don Shelby will not run for Congress

Don Shelby would have diminished his ability to affect policy on such issues as energy and climate change if he had been elected to Congress and had needed to invest a lot of time, thought and energy raising campaign funds and attending DFL picnics. Those global challenges need unmuffled, resonant, articulate and independent voices like Don Shelby's.

The Third Congressional District DFL will need an immediately recognizable, likeable, celebrity-level candidate with deep pockets to...

Posted on 08/07/13 at 06:32 pm in response to Minneapolis mayoral candidate Hodges wants to slow Southwest LRT plan

David Greene has a most reasonable point. And few reporters and commentaries or activists refer to the stations that will directly benefit North Minneapolis and the southwest suburbs of Eden Prairie, Edina, Hopkins and Minnetonka. Planners, project committees of citizens and elected and appointed officials are struggling with Kenilworth. An answer may come from pressing much more robustly with both carrot and stick on the railroads. Re-routing freight to larger mainlines further west...

Your neighborhood is not historically special or hisotrically first regarding the intrusion of transportation infrastructure. Decades ago, Interstate Highway 35W in Minneapolis took out hundreds of homes. The construction of I94 bifurcated the Rondo neighborhood and wiped out hundreds of homes even before Mary Richards drove I35 to nurse Lou Grant in the WJM newsroom. More recently, the western extension of the Highway 212 freeway through Eden Prairie wiped out several whole...

that peaceful neighborhoods should be protected.

Posted on 07/22/13 at 11:28 am in response to Who are the worst All-Stars in Twins history?

I greatly appreciate Mr. Gleeman's reality checks on baseball. Like this one, they've supported with stats. I would very much enjoy hearing Ron Coomer's and his team mate's memories of his making the All Star team. Ron is a good guy. I've met him a could of times in non-sports situations and settings. I wonder how he will handle this damper of an analysis in, say, a sports saloon with some jerk linking to this article on his IPhone, or in the future, telling yarns about the Twins to...

Posted on 01/28/13 at 12:59 pm in response to Wolves suffering from the absence of Adelman the taskmaster

I can not recall any professional sports team that I've held interest in that has been crippled by such misfortune. I will remember fondly this team arcing to the top of its game earlier this season. It was a dance of great, competitive beauty.