Peter Kafka

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  • 18 years ago | Longform

    One of the trickier parts of being a savvy content provider is keeping up with fluctuating business argot. Five years ago, for instance, the smart set peppered every breakfast meeting with knowing references to synergy--i.e., the conceit that cobb...

  • 18 years ago | Media

    IN A YEAR when proposals for Minneapolis's more glamorous public works slipped into limbo, the Midtown Greenway is a pointed exception. The plan to turn a railway that bisects the city into an "urban park" is attractively high-concept and the mult...

  • 18 years ago | Media

    By most accounts, the abandoned Sears buildings in South Minneapolis constitute a headache of mammoth proportions. The sprawling complex at Lake Street and Chicago Avenue is too big to ignore; geography, history, and demographics, on the other han...

  • 19 years ago | Media

    IT'S A SCENARIO that ought to bring a smile to any schlub who's ever grappled with the Internal Revenue Service and wondered why the feds don't fry bigger fish: During the past few months, tax agents have camped out at the Bloomington headquarters...


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