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T J Simplot

South Saint Paul, MN
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6 years 39 weeks

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I think it is also noteworthy that none of the Hennepin County commissioners who voted for the Twins Stadium lost their reelection bids, all of which came after the vote.

Posted on 09/23/10 at 10:41 am in response to Health insurance changes today; your plan -- maybe not

Just one thought:

1. It should not be referred to as "free" preventive care. It may be free to the member but it is not free to the insurance company. Instead, it should be billed as "100% coverage for preventive care".

One of the dangers of calling something "free" is that it removes any inclinations that there may be any cost involved whatsoever, even by another party.

Posted on 09/23/10 at 09:19 am in response to Tom Horner's Vikings stadium plan: its strengths, its weaknesses

I know I am putting the cart way before the horse here Jay but I am curious as to your thoughts about where the Vikings would play during construction if a new stadium is built on the grounds of the Metrodome.

The Gopher Stadium holds 40K and the Metrodome holds 60K. That would be a sigificant loss of revenue during the 2 - 3 years it would take to build the new stadium. Plus, alcohol cannot be sold at TCF stadium.

Posted on 08/09/10 at 10:16 am in response to Star Tribune's Zulgad defends Favre reporting; Souhan says QB 'lying'

I am not a great journalistic mind so I have an honest question. If a subject claims to have a text or an email from someone, at what point does the reporter ask to see it?

Posted on 06/02/10 at 12:49 pm in response to KSTP-AM's share rises: new ESPN format or just the Twins?

I am liking the Mike & Mike show a lot more than I thought I would. I don't care for Colin Cowherd however.

WCCO simply plays way too many commercials and has too many things that are sponsored ("this weather forecast brought to you by...)

I know that's how the make money but maybe they could charge the advertisers more and advertise less. That might get people like me to listen more.

Posted on 05/11/10 at 11:50 am in response to A look at Minnesota firms developing mobile device apps is from St. Paul and they created the Skee-Ball app for the iPhone. It has been one of the top sellers in the iTunes App Store for a long time.

Posted on 05/04/10 at 07:52 am in response to Pawlenty nixes major funding sources for proposed Vikings stadium plan

Would he be okay with it if we changed the word "tax" to "fee"?

Mr. Kapphahn,

Please provide some examples of how "executive compensation packages are as outrageous, if not moreso than in the for-profit sector".

Posted on 03/22/10 at 06:58 am in response to Health care bill passes House; Minnesotans split 4-4

If you want insurance companies to cover everyone regardless of their pre-existing conditions, you must have a requirement in place to ensure that everyone has insurance or face a significant penalty. The penalties being proposed are just not significant enough to prevent people from simply not carrying insurance until they need it.

Posted on 02/11/10 at 03:31 pm in response to Health care for state officials: Is it fair when others go without?

What's even more upsetting to me is that the State often exempts themselves from new mandates that they require all other plans in MN to include.

People argue that these mandates are too expensive, but they pass them anyway, only too exempt themselves because they are too expensive.