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by Didier
September 11th, 2020, 6:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: University of Minnesota - General Topics
Replies: 576
Views: 116693

Re: University of Minnesota - General Topics

I was mostly kidding. The U suddenly has a lot of facilities for a women’s tennis and track team though.
by Didier
August 26th, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Stadium Village
Replies: 152
Views: 57454

Re: Stadium Village

Very much hypothetical here but I was thinking, if the U ever did decide to raze the Barn and build a new basketball arena / sports pavilion, where would you put it? The existing Barn location doesn't bother me, to be sure, but driving by yesterday I got to thinking about how big of a project that w...
by Didier
August 21st, 2020, 6:03 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 581
Views: 148008

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

I get that we need gas stations, but this little area would be very nice with something else on the corner there.
by Didier
August 20th, 2020, 8:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'
Replies: 325
Views: 86949

Re: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'

I believe it’s up to 14 floors now, seven on the podium and seven on the tower, if I counted right while running by the other day.
by Didier
August 10th, 2020, 7:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Daymark Uptown (Sons of Norway site) - 3014 Holmes Ave S
Replies: 137
Views: 35969

Re: Daymark Uptown (Sons of Norway site) - 3014 Holmes Ave S

Don’t you live in Philadelphia? How do you know all of this?
by Didier
August 4th, 2020, 7:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 597
Views: 91170

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

West River Parkway is open again as of Monday, at least until 34th Street, where there has been some underground project going on all summer. (Anyone know what they’re doing?)
by Didier
August 1st, 2020, 12:41 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: National Sports Center - Blaine
Replies: 1
Views: 1160

Re: National Sports Center - Blaine

by Didier
June 22nd, 2020, 1:15 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election
Replies: 20
Views: 1921

Re: 2020 Presidential Election

Of course a lot can change, but I'd think Amy would be a shoo-in for governor when Walz is done. I also think ending an esteemed political career as a governor would be more appealing than being a cabinet official or senator in gridlocked Washington, though I realize others could reasonably disagree...
by Didier
June 21st, 2020, 8:59 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election
Replies: 20
Views: 1921

Re: 2020 Presidential Election

Does this put Amy back in the drivers seat to succeed Walz?
by Didier
June 6th, 2020, 9:51 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: George Floyd murder and aftermath
Replies: 80
Views: 4770

Re: George Floyd murder and aftermath

As I understood it from the reporting Friday night, didn’t they say they had the numbers but they were just initially deployed to the wrong places? One of the tricky parts about the TV coverage was that it was sometimes hard to get a sense of what was going on outside the two or three spots where th...
by Didier
June 4th, 2020, 12:01 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 785
Views: 110053

Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

I’m not 100 percent, but I’m pretty sure that space has always been fenced off and not used as a parking lot.
by Didier
June 3rd, 2020, 10:33 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: George Floyd murder and aftermath
Replies: 80
Views: 4770

George Floyd murder and aftermath

This is being discussed in a handful of threads but it feels worthy of having a dedicated space for more general discussion. So here we go. Something I've been thinking about these last few days, as things continue to play out, is whether we might eventually look back at the local response last week...
by Didier
June 1st, 2020, 2:21 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: George Floyd murder and aftermath
Replies: 80
Views: 4770

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Probably time to split this off into it's own thread? Anecdotally, the Walgreens at 31st Avenue was hit hard on Wednesday night, boarded up and broken into again on Thursday, and then destroyed by fire overnight Thursday. Definitely the hardest hit of anything in the vicinity. Not sure if there's an...
by Didier
June 1st, 2020, 1:39 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Prospect Park - General Topics
Replies: 192
Views: 46478

Re: Prospect Park - General Topics

A "short" blog, eh? Maybe veering a little off your central point, but in addition to all of the new development you mentioned I'd consider the Hampton Inn & Suites and 44 North to be part of the same transformation around Prospect Park Station. And now that I think about it, technically M Flats mig...
by Didier
May 31st, 2020, 12:31 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Iconic Local News Commenters
Replies: 6
Views: 2015

Re: Iconic Local News Commenters

From the Star Tribune's list of places accepting donations today.
by Didier
May 21st, 2020, 2:11 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election
Replies: 20
Views: 1921

Re: 2020 Presidential Election

I actually think Amy would be a pretty solid pick among a field where nobody is really perfect. Amy's biggest attribute is that she's competent to the point of being kind of lame, which after four years of Donald Trump might actually be an ideal quality right now. It also doesn't hurt that she's dem...
by Didier
May 20th, 2020, 5:56 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election
Replies: 20
Views: 1921

2020 Presidential Election

Looks like we don’t have a thread on this yet. So let’s start with a hypothetical:

If Amy were to get the VP nomination, who would replace her in the senate?
by Didier
May 20th, 2020, 5:55 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Izzy's Ice Cream Factory
Replies: 197
Views: 36555

Re: Izzy's Ice Cream Factory

Wasn’t it a big fight with the condo to built it the first time?
by Didier
May 11th, 2020, 3:37 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 597
Views: 91170

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

I hate to keep piling on here, but they really did make the worst possible choice here and I can't understand why. The bike is already tight in normal times. Putting them on the road is such an obvious decision, but even just making the road mixed traffic would have been better. I haven't seen an ex...