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Todd Hintz

St. Louis Park, MN
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Posted on 11/20/14 at 11:35 am in response to Minnesota to New York Times: We do not eat grape salad for Thanksgiving

That's just sour grapes...

Posted on 11/20/14 at 11:39 am in response to Minnesota to New York Times: We do not eat grape salad for Thanksgiving

Yeah, there's usually a 50° temperature swing between the air and water temperature at any given time of the year, but especially in November!

Oh wait, there isn't...

Posted on 11/20/14 at 11:56 am in response to Does the future of the Riverview Corridor include light rail?

Some people say that West 7th Street isn't a good fit for rail. While I was driving down the street this past spring up ahead I spotted a huge pothole that, unfortunately, I couldn't avoid due to traffic in the next lane. The car and I survived, but down at the bottom of the hole I couldn't help but notice a section of shiny rail left over from the street car days.

There was room then for a rail system on the route as well as the population density to support it. I say give it a go...

Posted on 11/20/14 at 12:00 pm in response to MN GOP beware: Biking and pedestrian improvements have broad appeal

Thanks for the rebuttal and statistics, Bruce. Well said!

Posted on 11/20/14 at 12:10 pm in response to MN GOP beware: Biking and pedestrian improvements have broad appeal

Sorry, but I find it hard to get excited about bicyclists who don't follow the rules when we have virtually zero drivers who are law abiding. When was the last time you saw a car--any car--actually stop at a stop sign? I'm not talking California stop here or stopping "most of the way." I'm talking tires not moving, wait three seconds (that's the rule), look all around you, and then proceed. A guy did an impromptu quickie study a couple of years ago found that a full 87% didn't stop at...

Judges have to declare a political party as there are certain functions, such as handling ballots, that require two people from differing parties.

The items from Mr. Tester's posting weren't even a factor in the study, but rather negative advertising, too much money, and gerrymandering districts. College students and illegal aliens voting aren't even a statistical blip in the process, let alone dead people another person alluded to. If any of those are such a huge issue, by all...

Posted on 11/17/14 at 11:49 am in response to Has the Lino Lakes City Council jumped the shark?

It sounds like y'all need to vote in some new council members.

Posted on 11/17/14 at 10:16 pm in response to In defense of the Met Council

No one's forcing anything on anyone. If someone wants to live in a low density suburb, there are certainly plenty of those around. It's not like we're going to run out of them any time soon like the Christmas present du jur at your local Toys R Us.

What the Met Council does is encourages higher density development as that is more sustainable than low density housing. The energy use (and corresponding pollution) is less if you can walk or take mass transit to do your errands....

Posted on 11/17/14 at 10:26 pm in response to In defense of the Met Council

Elections for the Met Council would be an unmitigated disaster. It would just take the partisan politics from the legislature and transfer them to the Met, with all the infighting and do-nothing bickering you see now.

If you don't like the way the Met is run now, the solution is easy: elect a different governor. Then you've got the whole council covered in one shot.

The "various responsible entities, public and private" that you cite have only called for reform for the past...

Posted on 11/18/14 at 12:26 pm in response to In defense of the Met Council

Yeah, I've looked at the building many times and wondered aloud at its bunker design and drab exterior. The next thought that popped up was "what would happen if they instead put up a building with a light, vibrant, and welcoming look?" It's pretty easy to see where that would go. People would scream bloody murder about how the Met Council is WASTING YOUR TAX DOLLARS on this white elephant. All the old yellers, screamers, and nay sayers would have a field day.

Heck, just look at...