Construction on the $1 billion, "people's stadium," has been complete for almost a year now. The Vikings have already spent one season breaking fans' hearts after starting 5-0 and plummeting to an 8-8 record. But despite the price tag, issues with the palace still persist.
The stadium, coined by many as the crown jewel of NFL stadiums, is still facing some of the same issues from when it opened -- issues with exterior panels. The water leaking
into the stadium was actually so significant that puddles...
The Minnesota Vikings all-time leading rusher, Adrian Peterson, after what seemed like forever, has finally landed with another NFL team -- but despite his many contributions to the Minnesota football community, few fans in the Land of 10,000 Lakes actually care. And I once considered myself one of Adrian Peterson's biggest fans -- I couldn't care less that he's gone.
After months of sitting as a free agent, the aging Peterson finally inked a deal with the (still hated
) New Orleans Saints.
For an athlete to...!--more-->
With the anniversary of the passing of Minnesota music legend Prince, it's no surprise that a lot of tributes and dedications make their way to the local scene. Many radio stations played non-stop Prince, dance clubs had all night parties and First Avenue played host to many mourners from across the globe who came to pay their respects to the exterior famed golden star of Prince.
Prince showed that music is not only alive in Minnesota, but thriving. First Avenue is one of the nation's most famous venues -- and with that, there have been a multitude of legendary performers and performances over the years.
To celebrate that, the Mill City Museum has been showcasing an exhibit...!--more-->
It's no secret that seniors and those with disabilities in our community sometimes need help. There are many organizations that help those in need, and when those organizations need a show of support, it's always great to see the community respond.
Lake Como is hosting an event called the 'Age Out Loud' Run + Walk to help show support for the elderly in the community -- this event is being put on by the local non-profit, Help at Your Door. This non-profit is geared towards helping seniors and those with disabilities maintain their independence. They help those in need with groceries, transportation and handyman...!--more-->
The Food Connection
A common factor of the American food system has been the industry that surrounds a food item and its production. While other countries have been influenced through the progression of mass production, America has also been influenced and has experienced a shift in their food relationships.
In the past, Americans farmed locally and had a close relationship to the production and consumption of their food items. Now, during the industrial economy of mass production, Americans and other global producers do not hold this close relationship to the production practices associated to their food.
This food market industry...!--more-->
The Minnesota Twins had an awful season last year -- they finished with a record of 59-103 -- the worst in Twins franchise history and the worst record in the majors last year. This performance by the club prompted a front office overhaul with Derek Falvey hired from the Cleveland Indians as the Chief Baseball Officer and Phad Levine hired from the Texas Rangers as General Manager.
Yet, most of the players that were here this past season still remain. Catcher Kurt Suzuki was not re-signed, but was replaced by Jason Castro, a free agent signing to be the Twins starting catcher. Matt Belisle and former Twin Craig Breslow were signed to add depth in...!--more-->