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John Reinan

Minneapolis, MN
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Posted on 01/12/15 at 03:44 pm in response to Walter Mondale on life and loss — and finding ways to matter

And it involves reading a lot of non-fiction and catching old movies on obscure TV channels. If it's good enough for Fritz, it's good enough for me!

Posted on 12/04/14 at 11:42 am in response to Minneapolis levy debate reveals fault lines among council members

I live in Linden Hills, in Palmisano's ward. When we moved there 12 years ago, we looked at a few homes in Morningside, just a few blocks away -- but on the other side of France Avenue, in Edina. The property taxes on a comparable home in Morningside were about half of what they were in Minneapolis. So I find Palmisano's claim completely believable -- I don't doubt there are people who move across France Avenue into Edina to pay lower taxes while still living in basically the same...

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...