Work resumes on Vikings stadium after worker death

MinnPost photo by Peter Callaghan
U.S. Bank Stadium

Back to work. KARE’s Dan Thiede reports, “Crews are back at work on the new Vikings stadium less than one day after a subcontractor died in a fall from the roof. … Mortensen Construction Senior Vice President John Wood released a statement Thursday, in the wake of the death of 35-year-old Jeramie Gruber of Northfield. Gruber died after falling 50 feet into a snow gutter at U.S. Bank Stadium. The circumstances that led to the fatal fall are still being investigated. A second worker was also seriously hurt at the scene.”

City Pages has a cool guide to the Twin Cities’ newest murals. Alex Lauer writes, “The six muralists featured here come from a variety of educational backgrounds and approach their work in different ways, working in media such as parachute cloth, aerosol, and mosaic. They shared some thoughts about their recent projects, and where you can find them. Four of these artists are participating in Midway Murals, a project aimed at revitalizing the Hamline Midway neighborhood by way of Snelling Avenue. The finished murals, produced in collaboration with the immigrant business owners who live and work in the area, will be officially unveiled at the Midway Art Festival this Saturday, August 29.”

Major League baseball doesn’t own Twins.com, and they probably won’t be able to buy it. That’s because, as Ben Lindbergh writes in Grantland, it’s owned by a pair of Twins — Durland and Darvin Miller — who aren’t interested in selling: “ Even though the Millers’ facilities management business doesn’t depend as directly on Twins.com as Ray’s Boathouse does on Rays.com, their attachment to their site sounds similar, and just as deep-seated. ‘It’s more of an identity thing,’ Durland says. ‘To lose the Twins.com thing for us would be a life change. We’ve identified with it for decades.’

In other news…

We expect to have the time of our lives, as usual: “State Fair opens: Here’s what to expect” [MPR]

This gives a whole new meaning to “Great Minnesota Get Together”: “A State Fair fan pops the question to his beloved – in crop art” [Pioneer Press]

Ballot selfies: legal, but still stupid. “SOS Simon sides with court: no need for ‘ballot selfie’ ban” [Pioneer Press]

You thought flying was hell now? Just wait: “MAC envisions 68% more passengers using already strained MSP by 2035” [Star Tribune]

DNR avoids confrontation: “DNR issues special permit allowing wild rice harvest today by 1855 Authority” [Brainerd Dispatch]

NDSU scholarship athletes about to get paid. [Inforum]

Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Roy Everson on 08/28/2015 - 05:09 am.

    Plan B

    Is Twinkies.com available?

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