MSFCThe Metrodome roof still isn't safe for repair crews.Ice and snow have started to build up in the remaining collapsed roof panels over the Metrodome field, and workers today fired a shotgun round into one of them to bring it down as a precaution. Three of the panels dramatically gave way ... More >>
NASARush Limbaugh knows more about climate science than NASA.The Earth is warming up. The glaciers are melting. There's no serious debate among climate experts that we're in a pickle. And then the Metrodome goes and collapses in a blizzard. What more proof do you need that global climate ch ... More >>
The Metrodome is out of service, so the Vikes will move across the river.Are you ready for some outdoor football? The Metrodome is still torn and frayed from the blizzard, so the Minnesota Vikings are going to host the Chicago Bears at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium on Monday ... More >>
Mottaqi Stadium, IranWhat might have happened had the Metrodome roof collapsed during the Vikings game against the Giants on Sunday? What might have happened if the roof had slowly sagged and busted wide open over stands packed with spectators in a panic, but unable to move? Disaster, that's ... More >>
Because the Vikings' 2010 season has been so tame . . .
A hunch paid off for Fox Sports.The amazing video of the Metrodome bubble groaning under the weight of Saturday's blizzard, and finally bursting and deflating, was the result of a hunch by Fox Sports, and an on-the-scene tip.
Before and after video from St. Paul.It's hard to beat the amazing video of the Metrodome roof collapsing. But in a different vein, video from YouTube does a great job of showing St. Paul's Mears Park before and after Saturday's blizzard.
Mind your own damned Dome.The collapse of the Metrodome roof spawned a blizzard of comments, some of which came from folks not tough enough to live here Up North on the tundra, but who never the less felt qualified to serve some scorn. One our commenters took umbrage:
When the money runs out, we'll plow the streets with wakeboards.Minneapolis is declaring yet another snow emergency, but the money for snow removal is already drying up according to Mayor R.T. Rybak's spokesperson. "This will probably exhaust the snow emergency budget for 2010," said John St ... More >>
The now widely-circulated Fox Sports video inside the collapse of the Metrodome's roof shows two holes open in the Teflon roof and dump tons of snow into the Red Zone.Although the video is just 30 seconds, it reveals a lot about how the roof failed. We've got a Zapruder Film-like frame-by-frame a ... More >>
The Metrodome roof gives way and snow pours into Mall of America Field.Fox has just released video of what the collapse of the Metrodome looked like from inside, and it is nothing short of amazing.It starts with water dripping in, then an ominous sagging, before a hole rips in the skylight and to ... More >>
Will the Purple head West to some fancy new digs?There's another warning sign that we'd better figure out a way to keep the Vikings in Minnesota. The value of the team has dropped 7 percent compared to last year in a new survey of NFL franchises. The sobering news comes via Forbes magazine's ... More >>
Photo: marnanelESPN finds a lack of happy mealsTake a look at that that soggy half-time hamburger wrapped in foil, sitting under a heat lamp, that you're going to count as your evening meal. Forget the calorie count; is the sorry-ass looking thing even safe? ESPN is out with a nationwide surv ... More >>
At AT&T Center, Inspectors found 18 pounds of expired hot dogs.Do sports concessionaires get distracted by big plays and slack on food safety? ESPN recently looked into stadium eats--from the health inspector's perspective and published highlights from the 2009 reports for MLB, NBA, NHL and N ... More >>
Bright lights. Big city. Less room for outstate kidsSo here you are, a good student at Neveln Elementary School in Austin. You sign up for crossing guard duty and student council because you know, just like in years passed, you're going to get a trip up to the big city to catch your heroes, t ... More >>
10 years of Minnesota's sexiest scandals all in one place! Dreams do come true.
Remember those two strangers who met at the Metrodome last year during the Gopher game against the Iowa Hawkeyes and decided to have a bathroom romp with a crowd of cheering fans? The PiPress decided to spend a weekend stalking them.
The vet shortstop of 13 postseasons stated his presence with authority in New York's 7-2 win over the Twins.
Twins fans travel in enthusiastic hordes for a baseball weekend in Chicago.
Our Erotic Specialist answers the question: Was "Sexy Spring VI" in fact sexy?
Concessions Contrast: ballpark prices from '82 and today.
Spend some time with mom this weekend.
Pharcyde and MF Doom? Looks like the 500 pound gorilla of hip hop festivals put on some weight over the winter.
A night at the Turf Club with Alpha Consumer
Searchlights dazzled overhead. Champagne flowed in the streets. And it all started at the dome.
Pawlenty helps revive campaigns for new stadiums
Guild members at the Star Tribune worry about their contract and wonder about their editor
Around the horn at the All-Star break with a sports-writing legend
The Twins finally bring home the 2002 edition
Is there any way to keep Major League Baseball in Minnesota? Well, for starters we could get a judge to classify Carl Pohlad as a vulnerable adult...
The Minnesota Twins are convinced the public will eventually buy them a new $300 million stadium. They have reason to believe.
The Women's Expo brings out the beast within, but Supercross brings out the knitting
City Pages solves the Twins ballpark conundrum
Does Arizona have an ace up its sleeve?
The Vikings defang the Jaguars--and silence the doubters