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The Chef Experience food was awesome, but my feet are still unthawing

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, January 29th, 2018 08:52 pm GMT -6

Just your regular Monday night

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Feel like I work for the CIA this week (and can’t share anything), but I do have to say – how great is the green line? 🚈💚

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, January 28th, 2018 08:03 pm GMT -6

Good luck to all the “perfectly sane” participants in the Arrowhead 135 tomorrow ❄️

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, January 28th, 2018 04:12 pm GMT -6

Not the three I wanted

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Very popular demand

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That top one is overdue

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One last day of freedom

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The little exercise in narcissism has been updated for all you insomniacs and show hole peeps

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, January 28th, 2018 12:05 am GMT -6

Our smiling server rocks

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Updated the about page on 7minutemiles – now on to the biography page (which hasn’t changed since 2015)

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, January 27th, 2018 04:43 pm GMT -6

We really love Kyatchi

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Florida all-stars: NFL in Orlando, NHL in Tampa

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, January 27th, 2018 11:01 am GMT -6

Friday saké flights

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The dog had a new trick

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RIP Warren Miller, 1924-2018

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Really enjoyed the Robbie and Janney performances in I, Tonya

@kingsbury tweeted Thursday, January 25th, 2018 10:40 am GMT -6

Exploring beyond the burger

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This is some solid engineering right here

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 08:35 am GMT -6

Come on, Minnesotans, it’s not *that* much snow

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, January 22nd, 2018 07:02 pm GMT -6

Perfect night for hockey

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Trains rule, example #597

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So. Much. Fun.

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Zach is wearing my hat

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, January 20th, 2018 08:53 pm GMT -6

God is already famous, but that doesn’t stop the preacher from ringing the church bells every morning…

- Paul Bocuse

quoted Saturday, January 20th, 2018 12:07 pm GMT -6

This was a big hit

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The service here is AMAZING

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Thank you, Shelbyville!

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Heart rate during the “Minneapolis Miracle” was 133

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 01:08 pm GMT -6

The watch says my little jaunt on the catwalk yesterday took my heart rate from 72 to 128

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 01:05 pm GMT -6

I was starting to think no one sold gum drops any more

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 08:34 am GMT -6

It was a pretty good day for concert announcements

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 10:24 pm GMT -6

All sites successfully updated to WordPress 4.9.2

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 05:43 pm GMT -6

More people need to visit Sea Change for weekday lunch

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 04:17 pm GMT -6

I see friends shaking hands, saying how do you do? They’re really saying I love you…

- What a Wonderful World

quoted Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 08:19 am GMT -6

Becoming too rare

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We didn’t get that one

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Aftermath

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A Historic Night

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So wait, did they flag Diggs for taking off his helmet – then pick it up?

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, January 14th, 2018 10:58 pm GMT -6

Can’t wait for the post-game meeting on the field

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, January 14th, 2018 07:18 pm GMT -6

Bring It Home

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That time when T-Pain did your warm-up music

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, January 14th, 2018 03:15 pm GMT -6

Happy birthday, Herm

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These are kinda cute

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Another great G. Love show tonight @mysticlake

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, January 13th, 2018 12:53 am GMT -6

Blues Music

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The 1961 Ferrari 250GT California. Less than a hundred were made…

@kingsbury tweeted Thursday, January 11th, 2018 07:32 pm GMT -6

Mina Moore

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Edge of Seventeen

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These iPads are liars

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 03:20 pm GMT -6

Quick lunch special

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I heard you die twice, once when they bury you in the grave, and the second time is the last time that somebody mentions your name…

- Glorious

quoted Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 09:44 am GMT -6

It’s really happening

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RIP Karen Kingsbury, 1944-2017

story posted Monday, January 8th, 2018 11:40 pm GMT -6

It’s taken me a while to start writing this post, as I’ve been left rather speechless since my mother passed away on December 22. She had multiple health issues over the years, but this all happened too quickly and it seems I’m still stuck in the denial stage of grief. We were just talking a few weeks ago – I told her about the great Christmas tree we got from the farmers market and how I was sorry the Garrison Keillor show I was going to take her to at the Cedar had been cancelled. I read her the list of songs on the 2017 edition of the Kingsbury Christmas Sampler and was proud to show her the artwork that SK created for the cover (even though I don’t think she fully supported our move to Lowertown – “Are you sure you’re safe down there?”).

My mom loved to spoil us kids, much to the peril of her own financial stability. I remember her driving my brother and I out to LaBelle’s in Roseville when she knew they would get new shipments of Star Wars figures so both of us could fill our Darth Vader cases full of characters. Christmas was always way overdone, with huge piles of presents for each of us. We were an airline family and basically used those flight benefits to alternate between the two centers of the Disney universe – Florida and California – sometimes multiple times a year. And every summer included at least one week on the North Shore, usually in a cabin on Croftville Road.

When Colleen and I had kids, SK and MK were instantly showered with love and attention by the newly minted grandma. My mom played a huge part in the lives of my daughters and helped shape the wonderful people they have become. She happily served as babysitter and chauffeur for many years and attended countless band and choir concerts, swim meets and other school events. As they grew older and could drive themselves, both still liked getting together and having lunch with my mom on a regular basis at a number of their favorite spots around town.

It’s always tough to lose a family member, but it’s especially rough around the holidays. My mom’s dad also passed away in December four years ago, so this was really a double whammy. I’m glad that my mom didn’t have to suffer, though, and that most of our family was able to be with her at the end. I’d like to thank the ICU staff at Fairview Southdale hospital for their expert care and to Dr. Gary Knudsen, who was her primary care physician for as long as I can remember. Thanks also to everyone who has expressed their condolences and reached out to our family in this time of grief. But most of all, I want to thank my mom, one of the kindest, most caring people I’ve ever known.

Love you, mom. ❤️

Obituary from Mueller-Bies and photo gallery after the jump.

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No wonder Kendrick is wearing that coat – it’s currently 37F with 100% humidity in Hotlanta

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, January 8th, 2018 09:11 pm GMT -6

Close, but not quite

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All new Apple patches tested and successfully deployed at home (tomorrow = 150+ more at work)

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, January 8th, 2018 03:56 pm GMT -6

Nice to have it back again

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Rough treadmill five miler while watching this AFC “old-school battle of field position”

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, January 7th, 2018 02:52 pm GMT -6

Walked in to @ticasino with my $100 free play card and walked out with $94 cash

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, January 6th, 2018 09:45 pm GMT -6

The Silder

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End of an era

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Only the road is closed

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One last time

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One thing, one thing’s for certain baby, I know what I want…

- The Beautiful Ones

quoted Friday, January 5th, 2018 03:46 pm GMT -6

It seems like half of these Sabres players spent time in Minnesota at some point

@kingsbury tweeted Thursday, January 4th, 2018 06:58 pm GMT -6

Minnesota connections

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  • Robert Cray - 3/4, Fitzgerald
  • k.d. lang - 3/14, State
  • Graveyard Club & Rushmore - 3/22, Fitz
  • Cloud Cult - 4/7, Orchestra Hall
  • Trampled by Turtles - 5/4, Palace
  • Kenny Chesney - 5/5, USBS
  • David Byrne - 5/17, Orpheum
  • David Byrne - 5/18, Orpheum
  • Trampled by Turtles - 7/7, Bayfront
  • Jack White - 8/6, Armory
  • Pearl Jam - 8/18, Wrigley Field
  • Pearl Jam - 8/20, Wrigley Field
  • Taylor Swift - 8/31 & 9/1, USBS
  • Ed Sheeran - 10/20, USBS