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Kevin Reichard

Minnetonka, MN
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Posted on 12/27/11 at 07:33 pm in response to Should the media report Brodkorb rumors in Koch scandal?

#21: "However, it does not appear to be illegal under this statute for a married MAN to have sexual intercourse with a single WOMAN....Yet another double standard?"

No. That situation falls under the state's fornication statute:

Posted on 12/12/11 at 01:42 pm in response to Winona Daily News parent files bankruptcy

Winona won't be affected because there's a very, very small staff actually producing the Winona paper -- no sports editor, for instance. The majority of the staff in the area is under the La Crosse Tribune banner, and publisher Rusty Cunningham works out of La Crosse, as does classified and circulation. For instance, Jeff Brown covers Winona State basketball for the Winona paper, but he does so under his duties as the La Crosse sports editor. Really, the only way to get smaller is to close...

Posted on 12/13/11 at 12:41 pm in response to Winona Daily News parent files bankruptcy

Forum Communications out of Fargo owns Duluth, Alex and Grand Forks, Greg. Lee's only Minnesota paper is Winona. It's an odd little chain; there seems to have been no philosophy in putting together the chain in terms of efficiencies (past La Crosse and Winona, ironically); in fact, in Madison, Wis., its deal with the Cap Times is precisely the opposite of efficient.

Posted on 12/07/11 at 08:53 am in response to Strib metered pay wall: Web traffic down 10-15 percent, revenue up

So the Strib successfully transitions to a pretty weak paywall, is on pace to generate a million a year from it (with only a loss of under $99,000 in crap, .02/cpm network ad revenue), and you "experts" are still predicting doom? Paid content is the wave of the future, whether it's on paper or on an iPsd -- and everyone who writes for a living should be happy about it.

Posted on 04/28/11 at 04:27 pm in response to Shocking study says Minnesota not really all that bad for business

Here's the real URL:$FILE/Competitiveness_state_and_local_business_taxes.pdf

Posted on 04/04/11 at 07:38 pm in response to New Star Tribune website: The screenshots

This looks suspiciously like the Teline II template working under Joomla. Mark, it looks the most like the LA Times -- they went to their new look way before the WaPost and won a lot of praise for the airy look.

Posted on 03/11/11 at 01:36 pm in response to Being there: The Uptake's traffic soars on Wisconsin coverage

The better video source -- and the local one -- is WisconsinEye ( They could use money as much as Uptake and are actually based in Madison; they're also older and more established. MSNBC and Rachel Maddow specifically have called on WisconsinEye for streaming media. And, unlike the Uptake, WisEye has been live throughout.

Posted on 02/16/11 at 08:18 pm in response to WCCO's Vascellaro on BringMeTheNews's Kupchella

David: is now a joke. No one takes its numbers seriously.

The best public source of numbers appears to be Quantcast: it pegs Minnpost as having 188K unique visitors monthly, roughly matching the GA numbers. I've found the same correlation with my site: both GA and Quantcast peg the monthly number at 260K monthly as of today. You should start using it when researching Web numbers: it really is the best and most accurate source for sites that...

Posted on 02/07/11 at 09:23 am in response to What Murdoch's The Daily means for the future of media

No links out, a closed and buggy design, and an operating budget of $500,000 a week? Man, John, no offense, but you are such an apologist for expensive digital media you'll hail anything as the next big deal as long as you think your industry will snare some crumbs from the table. This type of daily publishing is a regression, not a progression -- do you really expect a digital publication geared toward news to update only once a day? Publishing early, publish often is the new business model...

Posted on 02/02/11 at 09:10 am in response to Renovate Target Center? Who designed it in the first place?

"But that heart-attack-inducing raked second deck was so awful they've considered blowing it up or luring fans by ripping out the seats and putting couches!"

They already made some dramatic changes in the last round of renovations. Assume you haven't been there in recent years, David.

There is not a single metropolitan area that can support two arenas. It's been tried and tried again, and it's never worked. Newark, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Portland, Detroit, Sunrise/