The Southwest Light Rail project, if built, will be the state’s most costly public works project ever. For around $1.4 billion, 15 miles of light rail track, tunnels, stations and bridges will be constructed across the southwest Twin Cities metropolitan area, from Minneapolis, through St. Louis Park, Hopkins and Minnetonka, ending in Eden Prairie. Countless [...]
“School Choice” and Minnesota schools have been partners for several decades. This is the state that gave birth to charter schools, open enrollment and post-secondary options.
Football season is here. High school teams are doing two-a-day practices. Monday morning quarterbacks are replaying, analyzing and criticizing Vikings games. Fans are making sure they have the latest fashions in purple and white, or maroon and gold. Fantasy football players are studying every statistic.
Housing prices are up 17.5 percent. Home sales are up 5.6 percent. Consumer spending is up. Americans are buying appliances at mid-2007 levels.
As I write this, the Minnesota Twins finished off the Evil Empire (New York Yankees) to take two of three games in the final series before the All-Star break.
Calendar-wise, mid July signals the half-way point of the month. However, if you’re a student, it is also the mile marker for the half-way point of the summer.
If a prize existed for the coming together of community, I would have to say it would go to Fridley for its ‘49er Days Parade. The nearly three-hour parade June 27 was not only about Fridley, it was also about the surrounding cities and region as evidenced by the parade’s lineup. A fitting tribute to [...]