“I like to compare it to your grandparents house. People are sad when their grandparents finally sell the house and move into a condo or assisted living or something. But you still have the memories. It’s time to take the best of the Saints, and improve on the rest.”
—Saint Paul Saints Club vice president Annie Huidekoper
Read more here -> http://www.minnpost.com/sports/2014/08/saints-fans-say-goodbye-midway-stadium
The T-shirts at the State Fair are always an interesting referendum on the public’s tastes, interests and general attitudes about life in Minnesota. This year, with no hotly contested elections or ballot initiatives, and the relative demise of the Tea Party, the T-shirt landscape seems much less politically charged than it has in years past.
Read more (and print out more cards) here -> http://www.minnpost.com/stroll/2014/08/minnesota-state-fair-t-shirt-bingo
Territorial Alley: a vestige of the spine that linked the Twin Cities
Commuting from Pig Eye Parrant’s tavern in St. Paul to Ard Godfrey’s house in Minneapolis in the 1850s down Territorial Road would have essentially followed the same path as the Green Line.
Read more at http://www.minnpost.com/stroll/2014/08/territorial-alley-vestige-spine-linked-twin-cities
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.
Senate Media Services was at the Minnesota State Fair this year, ambushing unsuspecting visiting senators with the question: “What should Minnesota’s official state pastime be?” Not surprisingly, hockey got a lot of votes, but some senators went a little farther afield, like Olmsted County’s Sen. Carla Nelson, who answered, “reading.” And then there was Sen. David Senjem: ”Going to the lake and sitting at a table and having a beer.”
Check out more MinnPost MinnClips here.
“Anytime a veteran who fought our enemies abroad or helped defend America from within our borders dies by their own hand, it’s completely unacceptable.”
-Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., chairman of the House Committee on Veteran’s Affairs, told an American Legion conference in Washington earlier this year. The suicide rate has remained consistently high, he said, adding that more work was needed to address gaps in veterans’ mental health care.
We are delighted to announce an early end to MinnPost’s 10-day campaign to raise $10,000 to fund a new beat covering mental health and addiction issues. We reached the goal last night (Day 7). As of this morning, we’ve received 112 donations totaling $11,038. Additional donations are still very welcome, and will be used to fund the second year of the beat. Thank you all very much for your support!
Slide show: MinnPost made the sweaty trek to the Minnesota State Fair and offers a glimpse of many of the political attractions.