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Jeff Strate

Eden Prairie, MN
Commenter for
5 years 48 weeks

Recent Comments

New Handbill needed - "Dump Nimbys." The anti-SWLRT platoon along the Kenilworth corridor have hired legal counsel that seems to be offering false hopes for its environmental law suite. My perspective from Eden Prairie.

Twin Cities and Western RR, which has run freight trains through Eden Prairie has yet to experience a derailment or accicent for as long as I've lived here (19 years). Claims that Kenilworth's bike trial will be ruined by co-location of SWLRT and freight are...

Posted on 08/13/14 at 01:51 pm in response to House District 48B: Loon triumphs over Kihne

Sheila Kihne’s right wing flavored activism in Eden Prairie also probably contributed to her poor showing against incumbent Jenifer Loon. Mrs. Kihne is on record in her blogs and/or the Eden Prairie News and Sun Current for having marshaled fear rather than fact and sound perspective in attempting to fight the reconfiguration of Eden Prairie’s primary schools and more recently Southwest Light Rail. She has branded as “pork” the State portion of the funding of Eden Prairie’s Veterans...

It is satisfying to read that former Mayor Ryback was door knocking with Mr. Noor. Ms. Kahn and many of her constituents feel that only she can deliver the goods for here district. That's not so. RT understands that. There are other ways to serve Minneapolis and Minnesota and I am hoping primary election voters select Mr. Noor and open the door to provide Ms. Kahn the opportunity to explore those other options.

Posted on 08/02/14 at 12:03 am in response to Life's disturbances arrive whether you're ready or not

Mary Stanik has crafted another poignant, savvy and humorous take on life; this time quite personal. Condo communities, for me, seem like purgatories where the sparks of life grow dim -- even the ones for the youngish generation Xers and Millenia or what ever they're called. I look forward to updates on what Miss Stanik learns and how she survives. Why am I thinking of the Tom Hanks film Cast Away? Her mom's gotta be a million times better to live with than Wilson.

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...