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To roof, or not to roof — a Shakespearean stadium question

To roof, or not to roof?
That is one of the fundamental questions facing the Vikings, policy makers and the pigskin-loving/tax-paying public as the discussion swirls around a new pro football stadium.

GOP national convention: What’s in it for our cities?

Three Views: Mayor R.T. Rybak, Erin Dady and Mayor Gene WinsteadMinneapolis: Convention will showcase city and feature nonpartisan community festival
By Mayor R.T. Rybak
Friday, Nov.

Where the jobs are, and aren’t

Welcome to Public Numbers, wherein a variety of journalists will write Current Posts about numbers and public life — what we can learn from these numbers, and how to know when numbers are being misused.

O brothers, where aren’t thou?

O brothers, where aren’t thou?   
It’s a better-than-average time to be a fan of Joel and Ethan Coen.

Stadium commission spins Vikings plan around the state

Rochester, Minn. Minnesota’s stadium debate was revved up by the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission and glitzed up Wednesday by the agency’s gaggle of consultants.

The commission, which owns and operates the Metrodome, s

Some transportation advice — from Utah?

Some transportation advice — from Utah? The fallen I-35W bridge may serve best as a metaphor in motion. Its splashdown resembles perfectly the descending condition of our metropolitan transportation policy.

Right now, the D in DFL stands for debt

The party needs a $5,000 contribution just to meet this week’s payroll. Competition among political campaigns, internal party disillusionment and extra staffing are complicating budgeting.