7 Minute Miles

Nice job, Cass

Posted Sunday, June 17th, 2018 09:35 am GMT -5 in Design,History at 9:35 AM

One of the best capitol buildings in the country, IMO

The family tree

Posted Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 09:49 am GMT -5 in Family,History at 9:49 AM

Mom, dad and both grandparents on the marryin’ day

Don’t mess with Samurai

Posted Thursday, March 29th, 2018 03:35 am GMT -5 in History,Museums,Travel at 3:35 AM

Great exhibit at BGFA

Mike D, In Conversation

Posted Monday, March 26th, 2018 09:52 am GMT -5 in History,Links,Music at 9:52 AM

http://www.vulture.com/2018/03/mike-d-beastie-boys-in-conversation.html

For all that extra free time

Posted Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 10:43 pm GMT -5 in Games,History,Pop Culture,Technology at 10:43 PM

Donkey Kong Country sure seemed prettier back then

End of an era

Posted Saturday, January 6th, 2018 03:23 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,History at 3:23 PM

Please don’t mess up the legacy

Beef, Beer and Bacca

Posted Monday, December 18th, 2017 04:41 pm GMT -5 in History,Links at 4:41 PM

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skeleton_Army

Hidden St. Paul

Posted Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 07:46 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,History at 7:46 PM

Landmark Center (but just on one side)

Glensheen (the Musical)

Posted Friday, July 21st, 2017 10:59 pm GMT -5 in History,Theater at 10:59 PM

The History Theater was smart to bring this back

Had at least five of these

Posted Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 02:56 pm GMT -5 in Food,Games,History,Technology at 2:56 PM

The throw-back games wall @ Hot Plate

A History of Magic

Posted Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 09:55 am GMT -5 in History,Movies,Museums at 9:55 AM

https://www.bl.uk/harry-potter/articles/harry-potter-at-the-british-library

Topps just made my day

Posted Sunday, July 16th, 2017 11:42 am GMT -5 in History,Movies,Pop Culture at 11:42 AM

New Kenner cards are a blast from the past

The Cadillac of Mines

Posted Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 08:59 pm GMT -5 in Family,History,Travel at 8:59 PM

A return to the Soudan Underground Mine

Vikings of my youth

Posted Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 05:26 pm GMT -5 in Football,History at 5:26 PM

#77 – Gary Larsen

Fun stuff at Shattucks

Posted Saturday, April 15th, 2017 05:26 pm GMT -5 in History,Hockey,Schools at 5:26 PM

Crosby, Toews and a midget Zach Parise

Dayton’s, no more

Posted Friday, March 24th, 2017 09:01 pm GMT -5 in Business,History,Shopping at 9:01 PM

End of an era 🙁

Scenes from the train

Posted Friday, March 17th, 2017 09:02 am GMT -5 in Design,History,Music at 9:02 AM

United Crushers, behind the Gopher Stadium

Ah, Dayton’s

Posted Friday, March 10th, 2017 08:18 pm GMT -5 in History,Shopping at 8:18 PM

The good old days (although I usually went to the one in Southdale)

History lives in St.Paul

Posted Friday, March 10th, 2017 07:31 am GMT -5 in History at 7:31 AM

Rice Park and Landmark Center

One of those is us

Posted Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 08:24 pm GMT -5 in Design,History at 8:24 PM

North side of the Rayette Lofts, St. Paul

What I looked like at 19

Posted Friday, February 17th, 2017 08:47 pm GMT -5 in Family,History at 8:47 PM

She asked, so here’s an example

Credit Unions Forever

Posted Monday, February 6th, 2017 01:48 pm GMT -5 in Business,History at 1:48 PM

Joined NWAFCU almost 32 years ago – can’t believe they used to have your SSN right on the statement

Second Kingsbury?

Posted Monday, February 6th, 2017 01:38 pm GMT -5 in Family,History,Running,Travel at 1:38 PM

First from Eagan, first of those born on 1/19 – my results sheet and bib from the 1996 Bloomsday 12K in Spokane

Back when I was smart

Posted Monday, February 6th, 2017 01:32 pm GMT -5 in History,Schools at 1:32 PM

Inaugural St. Paul Central High School Honor Society, 1986

A Cop in Hot Pants

Posted Saturday, February 4th, 2017 11:52 pm GMT -5 in History,Pop Culture,Television at 11:52 PM

Cleaning and packing can be fun

Never heard of this before

Posted Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 09:46 pm GMT -5 in History,Links,Politics at 9:46 PM

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Eyes

The movie literally showed us

Posted Thursday, January 26th, 2017 11:16 am GMT -5 in History,Links,Movies,Pop Culture at 11:16 AM

http://fxrant.blogspot.com/2017/01/the-death-star-and-final-trench-run.html

Winston Churchill

Posted Friday, January 20th, 2017 09:29 am GMT -5 in History,Politics,Quotes at 9:29 AM

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter…

Never really our thing

Posted Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 12:32 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,History at 12:32 PM

…but it will still be missed. Last few days of the Oak Grill @ Dayton’s 12th floor

A grander era

Posted Thursday, December 15th, 2016 09:07 pm GMT -5 in History,Travel at 9:07 PM

So much more elegant than email and Snapchat

Orca and the Empress

Posted Thursday, December 15th, 2016 08:57 pm GMT -5 in History,Travel at 8:57 PM

The Fairmount was a little worn, but so full of history

Life size Mammoth

Posted Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 07:57 pm GMT -5 in History,Museums,Travel at 7:57 PM

Royal BC Museum dioramas rule

Video game flashbacks

Posted Thursday, July 14th, 2016 12:38 am GMT -5 in Games,History,Technology at 12:38 AM

Crystal Castles @ Up-Down Minneapolis 

Elie Wiesel Visits Disneyland

Posted Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 12:54 pm GMT -5 in Disney,History,Links at 12:54 PM

Elie Wiesel Visits Disneyland

Armory looks weird inside

Posted Friday, June 3rd, 2016 12:33 pm GMT -5 in Business,Design,History at 12:33 PM

Not what I expected…

Since 1939

Posted Friday, May 13th, 2016 12:48 pm GMT -5 in Food,History at 12:48 PM

Band Box Diner, Elliot Park, Minneapolis 

Mummies of St. Paul

Posted Friday, April 29th, 2016 07:12 pm GMT -5 in History,Museums at 7:12 PM

Friday at the museum

Schools two and three

Posted Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 12:59 pm GMT -5 in History,Schools at 12:59 PM

Randolph Heights and Ramsey Junior High, St. Paul

Back where it all happened

Posted Friday, April 22nd, 2016 09:19 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,History,Movies,Music at 9:19 PM

Purple Rain @ First Ave

Haven’t thought of this in ages

Posted Saturday, April 16th, 2016 04:53 pm GMT -5 in Food,History at 4:53 PM

The Pop Shoppe (product) reappears in Edina

Grandma’s photo album

Posted Sunday, March 27th, 2016 03:29 pm GMT -5 in Family,History,Photography at 3:29 PM

Don’t think I have a lot of these

Should’ve been bald

Posted Saturday, March 19th, 2016 06:25 pm GMT -5 in Family,Fashion,History at 6:25 PM

Why can’t I have normal hair?

Where the nose comes from

Posted Saturday, March 19th, 2016 01:43 pm GMT -5 in Family,History at 1:43 PM

My great grandfather Charles

Paging Dr. Dewey

Posted Monday, March 14th, 2016 08:46 pm GMT -5 in History,Schools at 8:46 PM

The very first Eastview principal (1997)

Thomas Edison

Posted Thursday, February 4th, 2016 09:44 am GMT -5 in History,Personal,Quotes at 9:44 AM

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.

The Great Dane

Posted Monday, December 21st, 2015 11:15 pm GMT -5 in Football,History,Sports,Travel at 11:15 PM

And one year as a Viking

24 Years Ago Today

Posted Monday, December 14th, 2015 08:30 pm GMT -5 in Family,History,Holidays at 8:30 PM

Happy Anniversary, CMK ❤️

Long Live Captain EO

Posted Friday, December 11th, 2015 09:56 pm GMT -5 in Disney,History,Links,Movies at 9:56 PM

https://www.yahoo.com/movies/the-making-of-captain-eo-lucas-coppola-and-162110246.html

Celebrating 40 Years

Posted Saturday, November 14th, 2015 11:40 am GMT -5 in Food,History at 11:40 AM

Key’s on Raymond, St. Paul

Ye Old Troll

Posted Saturday, November 14th, 2015 11:38 am GMT -5 in History,Pop Culture at 11:38 AM

Minnesota State Fair Heritage and History Center

It’ll tickle yore innards

Posted Saturday, October 17th, 2015 05:29 pm GMT -5 in Design,Food,History at 5:29 PM

Mountain Dew – filled by Stan and Claire

Lost Python? Yes!!

Posted Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 10:50 am GMT -5 in History,Links,Movies,Pop Culture,Video at 10:50 AM

Miss you, Mr. Sound Effect

Posted Saturday, September 19th, 2015 10:04 pm GMT -5 in History,Personal at 10:04 PM

Tom Keith memorial, Fitzgerald Theater, Saint Paul, Minnesota 

A tribute to Megan

Posted Monday, September 14th, 2015 10:58 am GMT -5 in Friends,History at 10:58 AM

Ironman Memorial, Chisholm, Minnesota

Booji Boy

Posted Monday, August 24th, 2015 04:30 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,History,Museums,Music at 4:30 PM

This mask freaks me out – Myopia @ Mia

Golf blast from the past

Posted Saturday, August 15th, 2015 04:10 pm GMT -5 in Golf,History at 4:10 PM

Rich Acres on a metro golf poster at Brookview

The original lighthouse?

Posted Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 07:32 pm GMT -5 in History,Travel at 7:32 PM

On the walk to the current Grand Marais lighthouse

I love this page so much

Posted Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 10:19 pm GMT -5 in Friends,History,Links,Technology at 10:19 PM

http://www.mactech.com/articles/mactech/Vol.22/22.08/2006MacTech25/index.html

Do these still work?

Posted Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 02:11 pm GMT -5 in Family,History,Technology at 2:11 PM

Mother-in-law’s basement in St. Paul

7 Things You Can’t Do in MSP

Posted Sunday, July 19th, 2015 03:25 pm GMT -5 in Food,Golf,History at 3:25 PM

Now that the friendly service desk at Seven Corners Hardware is a pile of rubble, here are seven other things you can no longer do in the Twin Cities:

  • Order the onion rings at Porky’s on University
  • Hit balls from the second floor of George’s Driving Range in Mendota Heights
  • Walk by the electric chair on the way to the first tee at Parkview Golf Club (above)
  • Listen to an in-store performance at Let in Be Records downtown
  • Drive your car across the Washington Avenue Bridge
  • Wash your hands after a plate of Al Baker’s Buffalo wings
  • Register to run the Grand Old Day 8K

What else do you miss?

UPDATE: Apparently you can still drive your car on the Washington Avenue Bridge – just not by driving down Washington from St. Paul…

RIP Seven Corners

Posted Saturday, July 18th, 2015 05:54 pm GMT -5 in Business,History at 5:54 PM

This is shockingly different for St. Paul

Diddling the Public

Posted Thursday, July 9th, 2015 09:32 am GMT -5 in History,Links,Technology at 9:32 AM

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21228440.700-dotdashdiss-the-gentleman-hackers-1903-lulz.html?full=true#.VZ6FZRNVhBc

Ultra-swag

Posted Friday, May 15th, 2015 08:10 pm GMT -5 in Family,History,Photography at 8:10 PM

A very old family portrait hanging at my sister’s place in Duluth

Harry Silbert

Posted Monday, May 11th, 2015 12:51 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,History,Quotes at 12:51 PM

We have very, very bad management…

60 Years in Vegas

Posted Monday, May 11th, 2015 12:41 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,History,Links at 12:41 PM

http://vegasseven.com/2015/05/07/last-days-riviera/

Gold Medal Day

Posted Saturday, April 25th, 2015 02:55 pm GMT -5 in History,Weather at 2:55 PM

Minneapolis doesn’t suck

WTG Wild – Bonus Hockey!

Posted Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 09:11 am GMT -5 in History at 9:11 AM

Wild clinch playoff berth with 2-1 win @ Chicago

Conrad Rocks

Posted Friday, March 27th, 2015 03:02 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,History,Links,Music at 3:02 PM

http://mspmag.com/Out-And-About/Articles/Features/First-Ave-at-45/#conrad

A more modern treasure

Posted Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 03:23 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,History,Technology at 3:23 PM

King Tut slots @ Fortune Bay Resort Casino

That old ladder of love

Posted Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 09:16 am GMT -5 in Art,History,Music at 9:16 AM

Climb it

 

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  • Dan Israel - 7/26, Music in Mears
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  • Jack White - 8/6, Armory
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  • Aby Wolf - 8/9, Music in Mears
  • Kind Country - 8/16, Music in Mears
  • Pearl Jam - 8/18, Wrigley Field
  • Pearl Jam - 8/20, Wrigley Field
  • Twilight Hours - 8/23, Music in Mears
  • Erik Koskinen - 8/30, Music in Mears
  • Taylor Swift - 8/31 & 9/1, USBS
  • Liz Phair - 9/15, First Ave
  • Hamilton - 9/18, State
  • Leon Bridges - 9/20, Palace
  • Avett Brothers - 10/11, Mystic Lake
  • Ed Sheeran - 10/20, USBS
  • Hippo Campus - 11/23, Palace
  • Elton John - 2/21/19, Target Center
  • P!nk - 5/5/19, Xcel