MPR has opened up a new blog called The Cities that adds a little bit of discussion space to news about Minneapolis and St. Paul. One of the lead off posts raises an interesting question: why isn’t Target sponsoring the Creating Change conference, the largest strategy meeting for advocates of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender rights in the country that starts today in Minneapolis.

Other sponsors of the conference include big businesses like Best Buy, Xcel Energy, General Mills, and even Chili’s restaurants. But Target’s spokesperson said it wasn’t the right fit for right now, even though a rep from the GLBT Task Force acknowledged that some members of the community are still upset at Target’s financial support for the conservative MN Forward/Tom Emmer donations.