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The Bridges of Des Moines Part III: The (lost) Truss Bridges
There are more bridge types that make Des Moines one of the most populous bridges in the Midwest. As we will see in this part, truss bridges were just as popular of a bridge design as the arch bridg...
10/28/13 at 9:58 AM St. Anthony Parkway Bridge spans for sale 10/22/13 at 5:24 AM
Winona Bridge to receive a sister 10/18/13 at 7:10 AM
Sound of the Steam Whistle
The original 1944 Milwaukee Road No. 261 Steam Engine Train came through Litchfield October 12th while on a 186 mile round trip excursion from Minneapolis to Willmar, Minnesota. I picked a location ...
10/13/13 at 8:46 AM
Are you smarter than a 9-year-old?
I am intrigued today by a story from the Associated Press out of Minneapolis about a 9-year-old boy who was able to grab another person's luggage off the baggage carousel, skip out of a lunch bill, ge...
10/6/13 at 12:38 PM Petunia balls... 9/26/12 at 6:57 PM
Color my world... 10/5/11 at 12:57 PM
This ended up in the garbage after a rough day teaching at an inner city school in Minneapolis.
I was told walking in they were tough, but Ive been told that before. This class, it turned out, was better described as draining, and bythe end of the day, depressing. Typical of other classes thi...
9/26/13 at 4:30 PM What is Justice? Interviews on WCCO and KFGO 6/25/13 at 7:21 AM
Conversation on Justice Grows: On Mike McFeely Show Today 6/20/13 at 10:44 AM
The Murderer Next Door: A Story of Forgiveness
Jordan Maahs Mary Johnsons son was murdered in Minneapolis. The murderer, named Oshea, served 17 years in prison. He is now Mary Johnsons next door neighbor. This is not an unfortunate fluke, but r...
6/2/13 at 3:25 PM
Two Twin Cities Bites & A Sysco Food Show: Los Paisanos Taqueria & Sun Street Breads
This past weekend, Jake and I headed to the Twin Cities for the wedding reception we never had. We had said our vows in October at a small ceremony and were finally able to extend the celebration to f...
4/11/13 at 10:53 AM Birthday Week Eats: Happy Hour At Mezzaluna & Kibbe Nayyi 9/30/12 at 2:53 PM
A Romp Through The Red River Valley Fair & A Gyro Rant 7/19/12 at 4:50 PM
Adventures in Subbing: Inner City School pt 2
Part one was about the hoopla; this post is about the nuts and bolts of the student struggles in North Minneapolis. When the 6th and 7th graders I taught this day eventually got down to work (which t...
2/14/13 at 9:03 AM Adventures in Subbing: Inner City School pt 1 2/6/13 at 10:20 AM
Unknown Ordinances: Why Fines Aren't Fine for Budget Use 5/16/12 at 9:33 AM
Sarcoma patient Kelly Hutton returns to Grand Forks job; benefit for Hutton, birth-traumatized son on Nov. 10
Kelly Hutton returned to work in Grand Forks Monday, still buoyed by self-described wonderful news in late September about her outlook after cancer surgery. Hutton who, with her baby son Mason, is...
10/3/12 at 3:31 PM Grand Forks boy, 8, who battled back from ruptured appendix, infection returns home; fundraiser continues 10/3/12 at 9:08 AM
Fund created for ill Grand Forks boy 9/22/12 at 8:25 AM
2012 Presidential Election
Back in February of 2010 I etch-a-sketched an article called "Repubocrats"...my term for the total "indifferences" between republicans and democrats. Upon watching sometimes up to 8-minutes of the rep...
9/4/12 at 2:13 PM
When Bridges Fall Down
Yesterday August 1 marked the fifth anniversary of the Minneapolis 35W bridge collapse which took the lives of 13 people and marred the emotional lives of many more. As a city and as a nation, we co...
8/2/12 at 7:45 AM Hidden Treasures 6/20/12 at 6:30 AM
Getting Wild in the City! 4/3/12 at 4:30 AM
An easy 6
After heading home from work on Monday, I went straight to my laptop and logged in. With 2 competing issues hampering my running, I'm determined to work on some weaknesses and beat the rash of health-...
5/8/12 at 3:38 PM A good running rhythm 6/8/11 at 7:18 AM
Closer to fine 6/7/11 at 8:15 AM
MSU Moorhead student creates indie music website
Michael Schreifels, a senior majoring in film studies at Minnesota State University Moorhead, is a dedicated student to say the least. Schreifels will complete his four-year degree in three, has contr...
4/18/12 at 8:40 AM
Stadium backers say deal to be announced Thursday
Minnesota Vikings stadium supporters say they will announce a deal Thursday that could lead to a new home for the states professional football team. Team officials, state leaders and Minneapolis offi...
2/29/12 at 10:21 PM Minneapolis 'all but out' of convention consideration 12/20/10 at 4:24 AM
International interest in cycling
I ride bicycles for the fun of it and for the activitys health benefits. Ive ridden most of my life and really hit it hard a few years ago when my doctor told me I was pre-diabetic and needed to lose ...
2/3/12 at 5:06 PM
First you walk, then we talk!
Like many of us, I had my favorite teams to cheer for when I grew up in rural Minnesota. In the summer, there were the Twins in baseball; the winter time consisted of split shifts between the Timberwo...
11/17/11 at 4:41 AM