MN Blog Cabin Roundup, 12/7

How much are you willing to lose per hour to provide corporate #wilfare to the NFL?

from The Deets by Ed Kohler

If you plan to spend some time losing 15 cents per hand while drinking a beer, how much can you expect to lose? That comes down to how fast you can play. Once you’re familiar with the games, it seems reasonable that you could play a hand every 15 seconds (probably faster). At 15 seconds, you’ll lose 60 cents per minute on average or $36/hour.

Income inequality threatens Minnesota’s future

from Minnesota Budget Bites by Nan Madden

Income inequalities between Minnesota’s richest and poorest families continue to widen and endanger the state’s future, according to a recent national report.

Swedish paper profiles complicated story of Bob Dylan in Hibbing

from Minnesota Brown by Aaron J. Brown

Reporter Kristin Lundell and photographer Karin Grip visited Hibbing in October to do a feature for the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet, one of the nation’s largest dailies. Today, Lundell’s story and Grip’s photos ran in a huge three-page feature in the Culture section. 

Kosher community moving on from Twin City Poultry

from TCJewfolk by Lonny Goldsmith

Nobody is ever going to confuse the Twin Cities with New York when it comes to kosher food offerings. But what happens when Twin City Poultry, the one kosher distributor in the Twin Cities, closes? That is something that the Jewish community is still coming to grips with.

When you plan, you begin with A B C

from by Andrew Owen

Of course, there are many instances of themed clusters of street names in the region. The map includes some of these, such as the great lakes names southeast of the University and the several names in southeast Minneapolis associated with Longfellow’s Song of Hiawatha (including, unexpectedly, Standish). In this post I focus on sequences—sets of street names that include some sort of ordering. I also focus on named rather than numbered sequences. (The region’s various street numbering systems have some interesting features as well; I hope to explore them in a future article.)

Support regional writing this Christmas via the gift of words 

from Minnesota Prairie Roots by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

Allow me to show you two Minnesota publications that would make ideal Christmas gifts for anyone who appreciates regional based writing. Both feature collections of fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry.

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