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John Reinan

Minneapolis, MN
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6 years 42 weeks

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Great story. But downtown already has a really good hardware store: Gardner Hardware on Washington Ave. in the North Loop.

Posted on 10/29/14 at 03:20 pm in response to Should you feel ashamed for reading the hard copy newspaper?

I recently rejoined the Star Tribune as (hopefully) one of those "people who know what the hell they're talking about." Delighted to read a powerful endorsement from such a well-regarded source.

"They’re all here, too, assembled like the troops in Qin Shi Huang’s Terracotta Army, waiting for orders to illuminate downtown Minneapolis that will never come."

That's top-notch stuff.

Posted on 09/19/14 at 09:24 am in response to Why the Great Recession was even worse than you thought

I have never understood why governments at all levels haven't been borrowing huge sums of money these past few years, when they can get it practically for free.

If this topic interests you, it would be worth reading up on other military-based crowd control weapons your government is developing, such as sonic cannon and heat-ray guns that penetrate the skin and set the fluids in your body into a brief broil. Your tax dollars at work.

Posted on 08/05/14 at 02:36 pm in response to Peter Callaghan joins MinnPost

The 1936 Gophers opened the season on the road at UW. Led by the stellar play of Bud Wilkinson, they defeated the Huskies 14-7 on the way to their third straight national title.

What a wonderful example our mayor is setting as a politician who is also a real human being. And Sally -- nice "get" on the interview.

I learned a great deal from this concise yet thorough report. Thanks so much. I'm very excited, especially, to hear Frey's and Bender's focus on quality development. I live in Linden Hills and have been through several major NIMBY episodes, verging on BANANA. Maybe if people in SW Mpls see great urban developments elsewhere in the city, they'll lose some of that attitude. I hope Frey can facilitate a great project on the Superior Plating site, and I commend Bender for her stand on the...

Posted on 05/14/14 at 08:36 am in response to Marion Greene wins Hennepin County Board seat; sworn in May 21 or after

I supported Marion Greene and was pleased that she won, of course. But it's not blind partisanship that makes me say: Aspiring DFL commissioner candidates, don't even think of taking another run at this seat in August!!! We don't need another campaign season for this seat.

Posted on 04/30/14 at 08:43 pm in response to Taylor's Star Tribune purchase triggers newsroom buyouts

I get tired of that shallow cynicism so commonly expressed about newspapers in Internet comment sections.