MN Blog Cabin Roundup, 7/18

Speeding up the Green Line

from by Aaron Isaacs

The Green Line’s on-time performance is poor. Few trains are able to meet the already relaxed running time. Lateness of 5 minutes is typical and 12 minutes not uncommon. After almost a month of late and erratically timed trains, it’s clear that unnecessarily restrictive traffic signals in St. Paul are the culprit. In contrast, Minneapolis is doing a pretty good job, with few delays because of their signals.

Minneapolis stepping on its applause line

from Wry Wing Politics by Joe Loveland

Of all of the contrived things about contemporary professional sports stage management, nothing is more inauthentic than the Jumbotron exhortations for fans to “Make Some Noise!” The piped-in artificial rhythmic clapping and the mind-numbingly chirpy D.J. Casper song “Everybody Clap Your Hands” fall into the same category.   Inevitably these perky little pick-me-ups come when the bats are silent, the defense is porous, and the hometown ownership is starting to worry about meeting its beer sales targets.

They Said It: Quotes you’ll likely be seeing

from by Michael Brodkorb

I’m compiling a list of key quotes that will likely resurface during the upcoming elections. Below is a the list I’ve started and I would welcome suggestions on quotes to include on this list. Please leave your suggestions in the comment section of this post.

Cruisin’ the car show on Central

from Minnesota Prairie Roots by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

It’s not the make or model or engine or such that typically draws my interest. Rather, it’s the art of the vehicles and my ability to view a car show with a photographer’s eye.

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