Pipe dream?The Legislature is evidently too busy writing discrimination into the state constitution these days to take up the Vikings stadium bill, but the wheeling and dealing over the facility's location -- and who benefits -- continues behind the scenes. Can you say, "St. Paul Vikings?"
Hennepin County's smoking ban: Does it go too far? Take the poll below.We mentioned the other day that Hennepin County Commissioners have now passed a far-reaching ban on smoking in and on all country property. The new rule builds on previous policies that banned smoking in, and within 45 fee ... More >>
Not as popular as it used to be.Smokers aren't going to be welcome anywhere on Hennepin County property, including in county-owned vehicles, after commissioners approved a smoking ban by a 6-1 margin yesterday. The goal of the measure is to just clear the air uniformly for all county proper ... More >>
Image via Sanford HealthWhat you'll see along with Target, Budweiser and other branding.Let's see if we have this right. The Minnesota Twins play at Target Field underneath a gargantuan Budweiser sign visible from the the entire neighborhood. They are surrounded by advertising logos inside ... More >>
The Twins ballpark deal hits a snag on one minor detail: Property acquisition
People are still accusing Mary Kiffmeyer of election high jinks. But this time, they're after her job.
Minnesota's largest daily gives Sabo aide the nod in DFL primary against Ellison, Junge, and Ostrow. The vote is September 12.
Two Hennepin County commissioners offered no fewer than 13 amendments to the county's proposed ballpark deal with the Twins. The idea was to derail the plan. It didn't work.
Hines Interests joins in the stadium game. What does that mean for Twinsville?
The Minneapolis City Council can't seem to get a grasp on the political, uh ... football ... that is the proposal for a new Twins baseball stadium. As reported in today's Star Tribune, the council's Intergovernmental Relations committee has approved several aspects that serve to qualify--but not ne ... More >>
The Strib's sometimes-contrarian editorial board joins the pro-stadium chorus
The ballpark deal that wouldn't die: After a decade of threats, insults, and doomsday scenarios, how did the Twins get the most Pohlad-friendly stadium plan yet?
Will a management transplant stop the bleeding at HCMC?
Is Mary Kiffmeyer's crusade against the state's biggest counties political hackery?
What they're saying about madam secretary
A budget squeeze at HCMC means diminished medical care for those who can't go anywhere else
Let's all buy the Twins!
The peculiar politics of watershed management in suburbia
R.T. Rybak alters his stance on a publicly funded ballpark
Mark Stenglein climbed out of a Dickensian childhood to become a business success and one of Hennepin County's most powerful politicians. Now he thinks he's ready to be mayor of Minneapolis.
Two buildings, one loan: A tragedy in three acts
Hennepin County asks homeless men to make themselves uncomfortable
The Wearing of the Greenway
NORWEST FINDS THE BRIGHT SIDE OF POVERTY
How do you solve a problem as intractable as homelessness?