Martin Sabo

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    DFL Rep. Clark says bill requiring swimming instruction in schools is "a civil rights issue"

    A bill authored by Rep. Karen Clark, D-Minneapolis, would make Minnesota the first state in the country to require swimming instruction for public school students.The bill comes on the heels of two recent incidents where Somali students drowned in school pools, but Clark says it's intended to addres ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Sabo Bridge failure due to dramatic cable vibrations unaccounted for by engineers [VIDEO]

    In March, we brought you video of the Martin Olav Sabo Bridge cables playing "The Wind Cries Mary," and wondered if the cable's ability to play air guitar could've had anything to do with them giving way weeks earlier.It seems pretty obvious that if you're going to build a bridge with loose cables t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Video: Sabo Bridge cables vibrate like guitar strings, July 2011

    ​On February 19, a cable support above the Martin Olav Sabo bike and pedestrian bridge gave way and slumped precariously over the Hiawatha LRT tracks, forcing temporary suspension of light rail service and closing Hiawatha Avenue. The bridge remains closed.News of the bridge failure caused some to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Balky Sabo bridge consultant same firm that consulted on I-35W bridge before it collapsed

    ​Perhaps San Francisco-based URS Corp. should just cease operations in the Twin Cities, because they've certainly had a bad run here during the past half-decade.Late last night, a cable support above the Martin Olav Sabo bike and pedestrian bridge gave way and ended up slumping precariously over t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Joel Demos hauls in the monster truck against Keith Ellison [VIDEO]

    Image via YouTubeJoe Demos: monster challenge.​The last time a Republican represented the fifth congressional district, John F. Kennedy was president. Walter Judd was replaced by DFLer Donald Fraser in 1963; Fraser was replaced by Martin Sabo in 1979; Ellison won the seat in 2007. That's a mon ... More >>

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    October 29, 2008
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    September 13, 2006
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    September 11, 2006

    National Spotlight on Ellison

    Today's Washington Post carries a longish analysis of the controversies surrounding DFL candidate Keith Ellison, who is running for the U.S. House of Representatives seat being vacated by Martin Sabo.

  • News

    August 30, 2006

    Running Man

    Keith Ellison, the DFL's endorsee for Congress in the Fifth District, has spent the summer countering attacks from Republicans—and Democrats. What made him everyone's favorite target?

  • News

    August 9, 2006

    Junge at Heart

    Ember Reichgott Junge: When does a compromiser become compromised?

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2006

    Junkets-R-Us: Congressional Edition

    In his four plus years of service in the United States Senate, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2006

    Party games

    The DFL is playing hardball with former state Sen. Ember Reichgott Junge. Yesterday the DFL's lawyer, Alan Weinblatt sent a letter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2006

    The quest for Sabo's seat

    With the DFL endorsement of Keith Ellison to run for Martin Sabo's congressional post, the race itself would seem to be a foregone conclusion. But is it?

  • News

    May 10, 2006

    5th District: The Battleground That Wasn't

    In the crowded race to replace Sabo, Keith Ellison wins endorsement easily

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2006

    5th CD: Yanisch out; Swastika Dome guy in!

    Congressional Idol

    At least 14 local pols vie to be the next Martin Olav Sabo

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2006

    Petey Mac is back?

    Peter McLaughlin made an appearance at a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2006

    How Green Was My Congressman?

    If you live in Minnesota's second Congressional district, represented by first term Republican John Kline, the answer is, "the opposite of green." At least if you believe the environmental advocacy group, the League of Conservation Voters, which last week released its environmental scorecard for ev ... More >>

  • News

    December 21, 2005

    Love Me Two Times

    You pay Tony Sutton to serve the state of Minnesota. The Republican Party pays Tony Sutton to serve them.

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2005

    Parsing out the pork

    There were plenty of huzzahs flying around on Wednesday over President Bush's signing of the $286.4 billion transportation bill--the "biggest public-works legislation in history," as dailies (online, at least) across the country dutifully recounted. Some $3.5 billion in pork came to simmer in Minne ... More >>

  • News

    July 27, 2005

    Sugar Daddy No More

    Sen. Norm Coleman does an about-face on a bill that will hurt Minnesota farmers

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2005

    Burn this bill

    The perennial calls for a constitutional amendment to prohibit desecration of the flag is among the most absurd features of contemporary American political life. Why? Because no matter where you fall on the free speech implications, you have to acknowledge that there simply isn't much of a probl ... More >>

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    September 22, 2004
  • Arts

    December 17, 2003

    White Light, White Heat

    Angry caucasians and fallen ladies never go out of style

  • News

    October 29, 2003

    Mullah Meets Megaton

    It's time for the U.S. to put up its nukes

  • News

    January 15, 2003

    Who's on Third?

    Faith versus meat-and-potatoes politics in the city council race to replace Joe Biernat

  • News

    August 14, 2002
  • Books

    June 19, 2002

    Worse for Wear

    Did GOP delegates destroy their nominee's chances?

  • Books

    May 8, 2002

    Left Behind

    The DFL plods out of the gate in the governor's race

  • News

    February 14, 2001

    Dr. Gridlock

    Lynn Woodward sold men's clothing, made millions in real estate, and raced Corvettes at 120 mph. Now he dreams of a car-free society.

  • Arts

    February 16, 2000

    You Down with GOP?

    An obscure conservative organization peddles Republican-sanctioned hip hop to the masses

  • News

    February 2, 2000

    Stop That Train!

    Light-rail boosters insist their multimillion-dollar project is finally leaving the station. But first Shoreview legislator Phil Krinkie has a few questions about inflated budgets, bid rigging, and some mysterious memos.

  • Feature

    March 1, 1999

    Braided Lives

    From brutality, death, survival, and triumph, a family emerges

  • News

    September 23, 1998
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    July 8, 1998


    Will the Twin Cities' light rail megaproject get any cars off the streets? Help the environment? Save any money? Not necessarily, say its supporters--but that's not the point.

  • News

    December 24, 1997

    Union Jacked

    If the U.S. Supreme Court agrees with commercial bankers that credit unions enjoy an unfair advantage, millions of people will pay a lot more for financial services.

  • News

    June 11, 1997

    Union Labels

    If an upcoming vote goes as expected, nurse Foluso Allison and his colleagues at the Nile Health Care Center will become the fifth local nursing-home staff to unionize in the past year

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    October 23, 1996
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    July 31, 1996

    Harold S. Kahm

    the self-declared "oldest and least-known writer in Minnesota,"

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    July 10, 1996