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Tom Clark

Podunk, Iowa
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3 years 40 weeks

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Posted on 10/06/14 at 09:34 am in response to Poll has Dayton up by 10 points over Johnson

The NFL is so much more popular than every other professional sport that they have the power to demand more and get it. In contrast, the upgrade to the Target Center at $100 million has only $47 million in public dollars involved, because the downside to having the Timberwolves leave is a lot less than having the Vikings leave. For all the complaints about craven politicians going on here, it's has to be noted that there are a lot of Vikings fans out there, and they vote.

Posted on 09/03/14 at 02:19 pm in response to Forget about biking to the State Fair

I also remember when the Metro Transit buses served the Park 'n Ride lots, and when Lorentz took them over how it took longer to get to and from the Fairgrounds. It's somewhat better now, but the problem is still that the fancy commuter buses aren't designed for the job. Not only is there less passenger space on the fancy commuter buses, the lack of a rear exit door and the narrow aisles mean it takes much more time to get on and off, and if you have a stroller or trouble going up and down...

Kahn is 77 years old, not 76.

Posted on 08/04/14 at 12:18 pm in response to Fixing Vikings stadium's bird-killing glass would be 'relatively cheap'

doesn't lie with those who suffer from them, it's with those who create them. The Vikings should do the right thing here and spend the money to ameliorate the problem with bird strikes. It's not as if fans walking over dead birds around the stadium is great PR either.

Posted on 08/04/14 at 03:23 pm in response to Fixing Vikings stadium's bird-killing glass would be 'relatively cheap'

Any window that reflects what appears to a bird to be unobstructed space is a potential collision:

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Posted on 04/07/14 at 04:13 pm in response to Kahn, Noor to face primary after deadlocked DFL convention

given that Noor has made it this far is that he will prevail in the primary, given the zeal of his supporters and the likelihood of a light turnout given the primary is in early August.

Posted on 03/04/14 at 01:46 pm in response to Twin Cities, how do we really feel about mass transit?

Asking is one thing, but funding is quite another. Start now to get that $20 a year wheel tax passed in 2018, and have the shovel-ready transit projects lined up by then too.

Posted on 10/16/13 at 02:41 pm in response to Will Minnesota's House Republicans support a budget deal?

will blame the moderates who will vote in favor of the Senate bill, but the reality is that it's the moderates in the Republican Party who are helping the conservatives out of a tight spot.

Posted on 10/14/13 at 10:34 am in response to Wisconsin's proposed wolf reduction worries scientists

don't elect Republicans if you care about wildlife.

Posted on 10/15/13 at 08:49 am in response to Wisconsin's proposed wolf reduction worries scientists

but we have no choice except to manage wildlife given how widespread our human presence is, especially in the case of wolves which have a wide range.