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Pat Berg

Twin Cities
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Posted on 11/25/14 at 08:22 am in response to Bridge designs for Kenilworth Corridor unveiled

The first one looks like bridges you can see over freeways anywhere in the metropolitan area. And the third one looks like it was built with scrapped out materials left over from some construction project.

At least the second one isn't so in-your-face, although the illustration including the train really increases the visual incongruity of that great big yellow-and-white behemoth traversing the span (which was the first thing my eye was drawn to when I got to that one).

Posted on 11/24/14 at 04:46 pm in response to GOP county chairman fired from day job for anti-Muslim rant

I'm glad I was able to help vote her in for another term working on behalf of Minnesotans.

Posted on 11/24/14 at 08:28 am in response to Minnesota's revenue growth 'far out-paced' most of the nation

Yeah - North Dakota is gonna run out of oil someday, and then what?

Posted on 11/20/14 at 05:57 pm in response to Archdiocese is contemplating bankruptcy

And what is especially pitiful is that this is money that should never have had to be spent on these ongoing and potential lawsuits if the church had just done the right thing in the first place.

Of course, Neinstadt and his predecessors will never admit how liable they are - individually and collectively - for these costly "mistakes". The church is going into bankruptcy because of them, but they'll all skate free.

Pitiful, and despicable.

Posted on 11/20/14 at 08:48 am in response to Minnesota to New York Times: We do not eat grape salad for Thanksgiving

You just made me choke on a grape!

Posted on 11/19/14 at 04:03 pm in response to Macalester students kick MPIRG off campus

and the first "hit" was a Martha Stewart page.

Minnesotan indeed!

Posted on 11/19/14 at 08:48 pm in response to Macalester students kick MPIRG off campus

That's what I thought, too!

Posted on 11/19/14 at 10:00 pm in response to Macalester students kick MPIRG off campus

This one adds rum!

That might make it worthwhile!

Posted on 11/19/14 at 04:53 pm in response to Does the future of the Riverview Corridor include light rail?

I understand "do not", but why "cannot"?

What kinds of changes might you envision that would help you consider mass transit for at least some of your transportation needs?

Posted on 11/18/14 at 08:15 am in response to UCare pulls advertising from KSTP over Pointergate

It seems to be kind of flying under the radar, but it was mentioned in the piece on the Ucare advertising withdrawal, so I went and found it:

I haven't yet listened to the whole thing, but here's a quote from the printed summary:

"This isn't something we did. You can blame the police and you can yell at them...