I enjoyed a recent evening out with friends in the Lowertown neighborhood of St Paul (near where the new Saints' stadium
will be built for 2015). We hung out at the Bulldog
to watch the big game and then Barrio
to dance like maniacs -- but before all that rowdy revelry, we dropped in at ...
Though NFL Opening Day is still a summer away, pro football and the Minnesota Vikings are never far from our hearts and minds. Even with the Twins off to a solid start
and the Wild alive
and well in the NHL playoffs, many Minnesotans define their...
Movie Tie-in game time... again
! There are a lot of Star Wars
games out there. I mean, the movies have been around since 1977. Surely in all those decades a video game or two have been made? Yeah, plenty more than two
But I don't want to go over all of them, especially since...!--more-->
Columbus Day hasn't been the only thing due for a Minnesotanly-correct makeover this past week. This time it's happening in the capitol building. On Monday John Hoffman (DFL-Champlin) netted approval from the state Senate on a measure to change the name of 'Asian Carp' to 'Invasive Carp.'
the ambiguity of the name back in March:
Caucasians brought them to America... Should we call them `Caucasian carp?' They...
The Mall of America is making plans to upgrade the attractions in its Nickelodeon Universe theme park this summer (in addition to their other expansion plans
). Things are looking up as the park plans to install a zipline
, which will be suspended 55 feet in the air and run about 405...
The Minnesota Wild winning a Game 7 in overtime on the road versus the division foe Colorado Avalanche was without a doubt one of the best hockey games I've ever witnessed. Sure I've seen a lot of dandies, but this one was really special. In fact, the Wild became the first team
in NHL history to win a Game 7 after scoring four game-tying goals.
Four times Wild fans had to watch their team go down by a goal -- four times Wild fans got to see their team fight back and tie...
Famous billionaire, Bill Gates, released an infographic
on his blog to help raise awareness for the lethality of disease carrying mosquitoes.
The graphic ranks mosquitoes far over sharks, snakes, and other much feared animals. Gates puts forth statistics about malaria (a disease carried by mosquitoes,) indicating that it kills over 600,ooo people and debilitates 200 million. But mosquitoes carry...!--more-->
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Author's Note: I recommend you turn on the song "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor in the background while reading this post. (Here is a link to the Youtube video.)
The mere utterance of those two words will bring goosebumps to any diehard fan who loves their team enough to fathom the implications of what they mean in competitive sports.
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When I tell people I’m graduating college in a few weeks, I get bombarded with questions- “How old are you?” – “Didn’t you just graduate high school?” – or sometimes even just, “How did you manage that?!”
My answers to the first two questions are simple- “I just turned 21” – and – “Yep, I left high school in 2011.” The answer to the last question is a bit more complicated.
My road to graduating college two semesters early began my sophomore year of high school, as that was the year I took my...!--more-->
If you and your youngsters love anything with four wheels and a big engine, head on over to Edina this weekend to check out 'Vehicle Day' for your opportunity to get an up-close look at all the different vehicles that help make our suburban cities function.
Police squads cars, fire engines, snow plows, buses, garbage trucks and other public utility vehicles — bring your little tykes to give them a chances to sit in the driver's seat of some of these huge and unique vehicles. And, of course, bring your cameras to capture photos and video of all the fun.
The actual vehicle drivers will...!--more-->