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Mark Gisleson

St Paul, MN
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Posted on 03/28/14 at 04:14 pm in response to St. Paul downtown development: dreaming (really) big

I thought if anyone in MN media would pick up on this morning's Romenesko item about Glenn Taylor being in the process of closing a deal for the Strib, it would be you.

I will miss Effenberger. I didn't send him as many emails of complaint as I meant to, but I'm sure he didn't mind.

Posted on 01/07/14 at 12:13 pm in response to Wolves get a boost: The Turiaf effect

and hopefully there'll be a winning streak for you to comment on when you get back.

Posted on 11/15/13 at 01:40 pm in response to Wolves barometer: Gauging the trends of NBA season thus far

from Canis Hoopus where you are widely believed to be a semi-deity among sportswriters. (Actual deities have more hair.)

Insightful analysis that really adds to my enjoyment of the Wolves and this breakout season. I admit to being a homer and firmly believe that our current one-game winning streak will not be broken until well into the playoffs!

Posted on 11/12/13 at 02:00 pm in response to Timberwolves' starting lineup is one of the best in NBA

this is the most entertaining Wolves team ever. My new schedule has me getting up at 4 am and I just assumed I'd fall asleep during last night's game. Not hardly.

Bud and Turiaf will help the bench but this team is just one trade away from greatness. I could not believe we played that tough on the second night of a back to back against a rested team. I won't say the refs robbed us, but I think it's clear the Clippers couldn't have won without them.

Great analysis. Between you...

Posted on 11/05/13 at 07:24 pm in response to Mature Wolves ready for playoff contention

Just got a 14GB hotspot plan today so I could keep following the Wolves from the wilds of internet-free Wisconsin (Paul Ryan's CD, of course).

Glad you did your research on Corey so fans like me would have some ammunition to take on the haters. I always thought when Corey was here that the only reason he wasn't a lockdown defender was thanks to all the help defense he was giving his teammates.

Four games into the new season and already I feel sorry for all the players who are...

"Why are we so indifferent to this kind of casual, serial fatherhood?” Tragedy aside, that seems like a fair question."

It's a fair question only if you're the kind of person who goes around trash talking women who have children by different fathers. If you are, I suspect most of the same pejoratives would work just fine.

But since Mr. Peterson financially supports his children, I really do not see why this is any of our business.

I think the fact he's not linked to steroids or human growth hormones, and appears to play in a sportsmanlike manner make him quite the positive role model.

I'm pretty sure I was fully grown before I discovered my childhood sports idols were, for the most part, drunks and drug addicts. To this day I haven't a clue whether Mickey Mantle, Wilt Chamberlain or Bart Starr were good parents. I guess we didn't have very good newspapers when I was growing up.

The DFL endorsement process, otoh, has severely weakened Minnesota Democrats ever since I moved here a quarter century ago.

The old saying in Iowa was that when Democrats fight, they create more Democrats. Republicans have always preferred to anoint their candidates without messy primaries. It's sad that so many state Democratic parties have sought to emulate the Republican philosophy of the few picking candidates for the many.

Given that this leak served Brodkorb's interests, I do not understand why a judge hasn't called his legal team in to discuss punishment.

Is the entire state too afraid of this muck slinger to hold him accountable?

Posted on 06/24/13 at 09:47 am in response to David Brooks unraveling 'The Unwinding'

Had Packer included any kind of grand theory about what's happened to the American economy, David Brooks would have spent the entire review attacking that theory.

Brooks is a good writer, but an unconscionable political hack who has shilled for unjust wars, an unjust economy and injustice in general. It is a classic Brooksism to laud a book then lament its failure to copiously document each and every salient point. This, despite the fact that Brooks is widely mocked for his penchant...