The caucus at the Brian Coyle Center in Cedar-Riverside produced an overflow crowd of more than 300, a pre-caucus argument handled by the police and a subsequent physical attack on one of the participants. The cause of the uproar was strong feelings among backers of longtime Rep. Phyllis Kahn and her challenger, Minneapolis School Board Member Mohamud Noor, who has strong support in the Somali community.
The Minneapolis Central Library fourth floor collection is an odd little vacuum that exists out of time. The books are accessible if you ask for them, but they’re also somewhat invisible. Not only have many of these books not had their classification updated, but most haven’t even been catalogued.
Andy Sturdevant: Cracking the spine on Hennepin County Library’s many hidden charms
“We are silently irradiating ourselves to death.”
In a solid three hours of testimony, I didn’t hear a single indication that the killing of 562 wolves by sportsmen, and another 430 by government agents and landowners, and who knows how many by poachers, is having an effect at all. Or ever will.
What you are doing is you are the hens and you open up the hen house to the fox. The NFL comes in and opens up their super store and all they are doing is selling their NFL memorabilia. What you have done is invited a national chain to come into your community and compete with you.
University of South Florida economics professor Philip Porter, on the economic impact of hosting a Super Bowl
The oldest existing human-made structures in the Twin Cities are so much older than anything else that the rest of the constructed landscape around it, from the past 150 years, seems paltry. These ancient structures are the cities’ Hopewellian mounds, circular earthworks built thousands of years ago, found all across the continent. In Minnesota, there are 15,000 mounds. There are more than 1,100 in Hennepin County alone, with many more in Ramsey and Scott Counties, as well.
Andy Sturdevant: At Indian Mounds Park, the sense of continuity is striking
It’s hard for me to believe all these people who get up and say there’s no way we can do this [safely]. I’ve never heard so much negativity. This is America — we can do anything, right?
The 38th Annual Saintly City Cat Club Show set up shop at the RiverCentre over the weekend, attracting cat breeders and lovers from around the country and naming winners in four categories.
MinnPost’s Jim Walsh was on the scene: Cats and their people: ‘It’s a real partnership’
Here we go again. On Thursday, another male politician revealed his utter ignorance about women’s reproductive health.
In one case, it helped police find a man in the woods who had been missing for 24 hours. In another instance, a parent abducted their child and fled to Pennsylvania, but the technology helped deliver the child home safely. It even led police directly to a 14-year-old missing girl locked in a hotel room.
In all of these incidents, Minnesota law-enforcement officials say the use of secretive cell-phone tracking devices were critical in quickly solving crimes that had stumped police using traditional methods.
But with concerns about mass surveillance and data privacy growing nationally, legislators want to know more about what kind of data local law-enforcement agencies are collecting and how they plan to use it.
One of the reasons I’m compelled to return to cemeteries again and again is that they’re such great places to walk. What other part of a city is so focused on foot traffic, so amenable to pedestrians? Cemeteries are designed to be walked through, to be admired. They’re designed for you to linger for a while, to be alone with your thoughts.
Andy Sturdevant: Exploring the grand, lonely beauty of Sunset Memorial Cemetery
The Hudson Sunday beer run is a Twin Cities tradition as old as highways and blue laws. On any Sunday, a steady flow of traffic down I-94 into Hudson consists of Minnesotans that were either too lazy, forgetful, or inconvenienced to buy beer on Saturday night. And Hudson is ready for them.