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Peter Doughty

Minneapolis, MN
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Posted on 06/02/14 at 08:14 am in response to Post-convention, mining a key issue for DFL

Maybe composting toilets aren't such a terrible idea after all.

I think that euphemism can be translated: "fracking chemicals."

Posted on 04/05/14 at 07:22 am in response to Josh Ostergaard's 'Devil's Snake Curve' looks beyond the ballpark

Hear, hear. And I have similar feelings about major league baseball. Real baseball, to me, is what around here is called "town ball": amateur teams playing in local leagues. I've been to a couple of fine venues to witness terrific games, and I recommend New Ulm and Miesville.

Folks who are intrigued by Ostergaard's approach may also be interested in "The Farmers' Game: Baseball in Rural America," by David Vaught. It gets a full-page review in Minnesota History, Spring 2014.

Posted on 01/23/14 at 12:04 pm in response to Exploring the grand, lonely beauty of Sunset Memorial Cemetery

"(Theodore Wirth was forced by the Park Board to tear up the parkway between the southern edge of the golf course and East Hennepin Ave., because the owner of a stone quarry who had donated the land for it demanded his land back in 1928)"

Huh. I hadn't heard of that before. Donated but demanded back?--such nerve. And the board went along?--outrageous. Would that be the quarry that spawned the ill-designed Quarry shopping center?

Posted on 10/02/13 at 07:27 am in response to American Crystal Sugar to default on government loan of $71.2 million

Weren't they actually locked-out-and-replaced workers?

I’m no connoisseur of classical music—my taste runs in other directions—but I’ve greatly appreciated the several concerts I’ve attended at Orchestra Hall. Thus, I view the lockout and dismemberment of the Orchestra—the reason for refurbishing the Hall, right?—as a civic disgrace. And the political process in legislating a new Igloo for the Vikings? Ditto. And the one involved in the St. Croix Megabridge? Ditto.
Waste, waste, waste.
Thankfully, there are so many admirable small-...

Posted on 09/03/13 at 09:18 am in response to Twin Cities parks 3.0: Bold new initiatives coming to our green spaces

Well, that sounds fine and dandy, and I hope that it somehow is so, but the article makes absolutely no case. Some citation of evidence, please.

Posted on 04/05/13 at 10:38 am in response to GOP's Nienow urges delaying Vikes stadium groundbreaking

Let’s hold to the fire those feet whose butts were in the seats voting in favor of this unraveling travesty.

Senate http://www.minnpost.com/data/2012/05/vikings-bill-how-senate-voted
House...

Posted on 03/07/13 at 12:21 pm in response to GOP plans to fire amendment barrage at health exchange bill

Hmmm. . . I wonder what (typical) subsidies in the form of roads and water and sewer infrastructure will also be provided by Mankato-area taxpayers?

Posted on 03/07/13 at 01:31 pm in response to GOP plans to fire amendment barrage at health exchange bill

Ah yes, here we go . . . Strong Towns http://www.strongtowns.org/journal/?currentPage=2 reports: “The interchange and roadway networks are being designed to accommodate a controversial Wal-Mart distribution center, for which the City has already kicked in $2 million in subsidies for a project that may not actually happen. Quick back-story, the distribution center has...