It was just above freezing at game time Sunday afternoon in windy and drizzly downtown Minneapolis, but that didn’t stop one of the smallest crowds in Target Field history from witnessing a chilly pitcher’s duel and a thrilling win for the Twins.
(Photos by Jim Walsh)
Nixon Lake is, of course, not named for Richard Nixon. It was named long before Richard Nixon was born half a country away in 1913; the online Minnesota Place Names directory states that it and its neighbor Cornell Lake were named “for early settlers” of Wright County sometime in the 1850s. Still, it’s impossible now to think of the name “Nixon” without thinking of the 37th President.
I am not a brook: meet Minnesota’s Nixon Lake by Andy Sturdevant
You can’t be among alpacas for long without the cuteness factor winning you over.
Photos by Audrey Kletscher Helbling
Join us at the Historic State Theatre on Friday, April 25 for MinnRoast — our annual song-and-skit variety show featuring Lizz Winstead and your favorite local politicians, journalists, and media types.
Of all of Ignatius Donnelly’s accomplishments, the one he’d most wanted to be remembered for was his greatest failure. From 1856 until about 1859, Nininger City, about 25 miles downriver from St. Paul, was poised to be a utopian beacon on the Mississippi River.
Andy Sturdevant: Nininger City, Ignatius Donnelly’s lost Atlantis on the Mississippi
(Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society)
In June 1950, also under pleasant flying conditions, the Northwest DC4 flight departed New York LaGuardia Airport in the evening, as scheduled.
Cruising at 3,500 feet over Lake Michigan, near Benton Harbor, Mich., Captain Robert Lind encountered a line of electrical storms and quickly asked permission to reduce altitude to 2,500 feet.
The Civil Aviation Authority could not grant the request because of congestion in the area. That was the last transmission received from Northwest Flight 2501.
David Enblom is an artist living in Lowertown St. Paul who was recently the subject of a retrospective show at the 262 Building that closed last weekend. One of the centerpieces of Enblom’s show was a series of hundreds of photographs of barns, all shot on digital camera within about 40 miles of the Twin Cities between 2002 and 2006.
There is no circumstance under which the Senate is going to do inflation. They can sit there until the snow melts — it’s not going to happen. We have checked with our members and we don’t have the votes for that.
Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk
Members of the House and Senate minimum wage conference committee traded offers Tuesday evening, with the issue of indexing the wage to inflation emerging as the key sticking point in negotiations.
Andy Sturdevant: Fortunately, we can occasionally elect take a stroll though the Cities using a literary, artistic, or cinematic proxy, and that’s just what I am doing this week. Sinclair Lewis’ famed account of the endless disappointments and miseries of 1910s small-town living in “Main Street” gives one of the most wonderful walking tours of the city in the annals of literature.
His moves on minimum wage have perplexed his union supporters and a huge cross-section of the DFL base who wonder: This is a guy who has pushed hard to get a new Senate office building constructed — for $63 million — but he can’t push for a decent minimum wage for the state’s lowest-paid workers? What sort of a DFLer is that?
About seven in 10 minimum-wage workers in Minnesota are women.
Last night, Minneapolis declared its seventh snow emergency of the season.
Use our new snow emergency tracker to figure out where to park your car: www.minnpost.com/snow
(p.s. It works great on mobile, and can easily jump to your current location.)