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Rich Crose

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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Posted on 04/30/12 at 08:00 am in response to Amid newspaper industry woes, stadium deal could help Star Tribune

Strib has a vested interest in keeping the Vikes around. Their pay wall revenue comes from sports fans. The largest amount of words printed in last Sunday's newspaper was discussion about the NFL draft.

No NFL, No Sid. Could we really live with ourselves if that were to happen?

Posted on 04/26/12 at 12:44 pm in response to Dayton says he won't negotiate on LIFO

If the teachers aren't doing their jobs look at the Principals. If the Principals aren't doing their jobs, look at the School Administrators. The people supervising the School Administrators are Legislators who keep cutting budgets and dictating how to teach.

You can't blame a teacher when the school district cuts their support staff and training after the legislature cuts their budget. Its like Republican's blaming the SEC for not doing its job during the bank meltdown after they...

Posted on 04/24/12 at 08:02 am in response to Target should acquire Best Buy

They built their back-end computer systems based on moving semi-trucks to stores, not one product to one customer. You can't go look in their vast warehouses for a single product. You have to ask the robot to bring you a pallet.

Posted on 04/09/12 at 11:06 am in response to The case for more Minnesota gambling

Pay me a dollar and pick a number between 1 and 145,000,000....

Since it is a tax on people who are bad at math, they may want to consider a constitutional amendment to ban math instruction in schools.

Posted on 04/05/12 at 08:03 am in response to Best Buy’s travails part of the evolution of mass retailing

These big box retailers discounted technology as an expense after the Y2K bust and spent big money on marketing to bring customers to their brick and mortar.

Amazon bet on technology as a competitive advantage and the results are clear. When Best Buy was outsourcing its IT department to off-shore suppliers to save money, Amazon was building the biggest ecommerce platform the world will ever know. Target and Walmart spent its IT money in the 90's upgrading its supply system to move...

Posted on 04/03/12 at 10:29 am in response to Photo ID constitutional amendment poised for final passage

They tell you what to think.

You would think Businesses would be clamoring for a single payer plan. Large corporations have banks of call center operators to answer questions about employee health plans and teams of benefit administrators to fine tune their health plans and negotiate with insurance companies. Small businesses are at the mercy of insurance companies. If one employee gets cancer, everyone's rates go up.

Posted on 03/27/12 at 10:53 am in response to Two provocative questions about health care law and Supreme Court case

Old people get sick and go in the hospital and cost insurance companies money. If we got rid of Medicare and made senior citizens buy from private companies, they couldn't afford it. There are not enough young people who don't get sick who would buy insurance to cover the cost of treating old people. And there are 60 MILLION baby boomers about to get old and sick in the next ten years.

On the plus side, old people would die quicker and cheaper from lack of medical care and the free-...

Posted on 03/26/12 at 12:18 pm in response to Santorum wins Louisiana, sinks to new low with 'Obamaville'

That's the ad Potter would have put out to get rid of George Bailey if he hadn't stolen his money first.

Posted on 03/19/12 at 01:54 pm in response to Some reasons to be bullish on the future of magazines

I notice newsweeklies in my wife's name have different versions of the same ads than the ones in my magazine. Same companies, different ads. Auto ads are aimed at women in hers, men in mine. Inserted pages, added in and stapled after the rest of the magazine has been printed.

The technology of the printing industry is advancing like the web. If they can custom print ads, they can custom print content.

Your mailbox will contain micro-targeted, custom-printed magazines based on...