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MN Blog Cabin Roundup: 4/27

Costly NFL stadium upgrade arms race rrovision in Vikings stadium bill

from The Deets by Ed Kohler

How many stadiums would need to install HD scoreboards like the one Dallas spent $40 million on in 2009 before that would be considered necessary for the stadium to be “first-class and consistent with comparable” National Football League stadiums?

Special courtroom edition

from Tim Droogsma’s Blog by Tim Droogsma

To me, the most crucial piece of evidence so far is this: When Mrs. Senser got home that night, she parked her damaged SUV in the driveway, not in the garage.We know this because Joe Senser, who had to go pick up the girls at the concert, parked behind her in the driveway when he got home.

Rep. Tilberry is right — No URS contracts

from mnpACT! Progressive Political Blog by Dave Mindeman

the I-35 Bridge (that collapsed) inspection offers a host of unanswered questions to this day. After the post in the link above, Minnesota did sue URS….getting it filed just a few days before the statute of limitations ran out.

IRRRB transparency provision searches for daylight

from MinnesotaBrown by Aaron Brown

If a company asks for a $1 million loan and the IRRRB grants it, the people of the Iron Range should know what it’s for and how it was ultimately spent.

Climate change Obama can believe in

from Neorenaissance by Shawn Lawrence Otto

Obama has a lot to gain by pushing climate change and also the acceptance and celebration of mainstream science as the beast and fairest and most patriotic basis for public policy in America, and in a democracy for that matter.

Understanding poetry & connecting it to art in one Minnesota community

from Minnesota Prairie Roots by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

It did my writer’s persona good to mingle with other poets and with artists Saturday evening, to hear that no matter where we are in the stages of writing or in creating art, we are in this for the love of our respected crafts. That, I sensed, more than anything.

Getting it Done: Hands on the Wheel

from Northern Cheapskate by Jessica Shallow-Miller

Learning how to make pottery has been bopping around in the back of my head ever since I can remember. Also bopping around were the reasons why I couldn’t do it: Cost prohibitive, time constraints, nursing a child, husband’s work schedule, etc.

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