Usually a “curse” is nothing more sinister than a bunch of bad decisions, compounded by more bad decisions. That’s where we are, finishing a week of tumult from two Minnesota franchises known for it.
The current development blitz is cutting an entirely new neighborhood from whole cloth — a rare opportunity for the city of Minneapolis.
In a complex deal, the land formerly know as “the Yard” will be “sold” by the city to the park board, which will, in turn, lease it back to the city.
The march from Northrop Auditorium and rally at TCF Bank Stadium made for a sometimes tense and often inspiring gathering of ideas, expressions and histories.
City attorney says the city doesn’t have the legal standing to sue over the use of the Washington, D.C. team’s name and logos in the stadium.
PLUS: Peterson releases his own statement; Franken’s lead widens; Michelle MacDonald’s trial begins; and more.
PLUS: Fortune magazine slams Medtronic deal; GOP guv candidate Johnson still a mystery to many voters; The Replacements get raves; and more.
PLUS: State falls short of tax revenue projections; Michelle MacDonald’s drunk driving trial won’t be televised; Franken ad called ‘misleading’ and more.
PLUS: Target comes out in support of gay marriage; the Vikings stadium gets a roof; and Phyllis Kahn gets a big endorsement.
PLUS: GOP House incumbent taking heat for pro gay marriage vote; Amy Klobuchar goes after the contact-lens cartel; and the world’s worst intersection gets a public hearing.
The public will have no or limited access to ‘The Yard’ up to two months a year, and now an unknown entity might run it.
Big Medicare doctor bucks; free the databases!; Bullying Bill becomes law; paying players; and more.
No matter how you look at it, the ostensible gains in jobs, opportunities and revenues never add up.
Mini Mideast export boom; meanwhile, 200 jobs leaving state; bill to address problem nurses; nation’s only college “drone school”; Shakopee Mdewakanton community grants; and more.
WASHINGTON — McCollum has called the name “derogatory, demeaning and offensive.”
WASHINGTON — Birk didn’t attend the Baltimore Ravens’ White House reception because of an April speech given by Obama.
With ratings slumping and Twins rights gone, Hubbard Broadcasting moves Joe Soucheray out of afternoon drive.
Ryan’s dreamscape described as office buildings, a parking ramp, two full blocks of public parkland — and potentially more public subsidy.
I don’t do a “Media Year in Review,” but if I did, here’s a great new entrant: “Star Tribune denies own story.”
Reporter Tom Webb also criticizes paper for straining-at-the-leash marriage amendment support.