Here’s the Strib obit, filled with Minneapolis-centric detail. Jim’s big break came when his mentor, John Wayne, recommended that Arness be cast as Matt Dillion in “Gunsmoke,” which later became TV’s most-watched series from 1957-1961. Prior to that, Arness had… Continue Reading →
The standoff at the state capitol continues. Governor Dayton wanted to bring in a mediator to discuss the stalemate in the state budget, but the GOP wasn’t very into that idea. Conversely, Dayton didn’t send his commissioners to the meeting… Continue Reading →
It was a sprint, but you made it to Friday. Congratulations.
Despite the support of the LaCrosse Area Planning Committe and local cycling organizations for pedestrian lanes, a new, 100-year-lifespan bridge linking the Minnesota and Wisconsin via Interstate 90 will be built for motor vehicle access only. La Crescent’s Planning Commission… Continue Reading →
Stuff About Minneapolis: The Northern Spark nuit blanche participatory art festival begins Saturday evening, 6/4, in Minneapolis. The overnight fest will feature “multi-story projections, audio environments with vistas, floating works on barges, houseboats and paddleboats, headphone concerts, and the use… Continue Reading →
A quick bit of news in Uptown around the Henn-Lake area via The Southwest Journal: The building those houses Cowboy Slims is going to be remodeled to include a new apartment complex (just what Uptown needs, right?) and that the Booksmart on Hennepin… Continue Reading →
It’s a tough job market across the nation, and that includes our own state of Minnesota. There’s one place in the country looking for employees, however, and that’s North Dakota. Governor Jack Dalrymple recently visited the Twin Cities to meet… Continue Reading →
When it comes to the Minnesota Vikings and video games, it’s usually kicker Chris Kluwe who gets the recognition. But Complex Magazine, a magazine for aficionados of the dude lifestyle (slightly NSFW, lots of bikinis), recently talked gaming with Vikings… Continue Reading →