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Bumpin’ Beef Baby

Posted Saturday, January 31st, 2015 01:55 pm GMT -6 in Food,Travel at 1:55 PM

Award-winning beef commercial sandwich @ Bump’s Family Restaurant, Glencoe (WCCO Best of MN, March 2014)

Originally published by DK on January 31, 2015 at 1:55 pm

The Corn Capital

Posted Saturday, January 31st, 2015 12:21 pm GMT -6 in Family,Travel at 12:21 PM

Sickie SK in Olivia, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on January 31, 2015 at 12:21 pm

Established 1957

Posted Saturday, January 31st, 2015 11:40 am GMT -6 in Food,Travel at 11:40 AM

Carl’s Bakery & Coffee Shop, Granite Falls, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on January 31, 2015 at 11:40 am

Still the best chicken strips in town

Posted Saturday, January 31st, 2015 11:39 am GMT -6 in Food at 11:39 AM

Raising Cane’s Apple Valley

Originally published by DK on January 31, 2015 at 11:39 am

Violet Crawley

Posted Friday, January 30th, 2015 04:31 pm GMT -6 in Quotes,Television at 4:31 PM

…however much the couple may strive to be honest, no one is ever in possession of the facts…

Originally published by DK on January 30, 2015 at 4:31 pm

This makes me happy

Posted Friday, January 30th, 2015 11:51 am GMT -6 in Personal at 11:51 AM

Bell Let’s Talk social media campaign

Originally published by DK on January 30, 2015 at 11:51 am

Local chicks are better

Posted Friday, January 30th, 2015 11:12 am GMT -6 in Fashion,Food at 11:12 AM

Locally Laid Egg Company, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on January 30, 2015 at 11:12 am

May I present, your butter

Posted Thursday, January 29th, 2015 05:27 pm GMT -6 in Casinos,Food at 5:27 PM

Seven Fires Steakhouse @ Black Bear

Originally published by DK on January 29, 2015 at 5:27 pm

Volunteering this year

Posted Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 04:41 pm GMT -6 in Biking,Friends,Running at 4:41 PM

Nice to see Mr. Berglund again at the Arrowhead 135 finish line

Originally published by DK on January 28, 2015 at 4:41 pm

How’s your pace of play?

Posted Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 04:32 pm GMT -6 in Golf,Skiing at 4:32 PM

XC ski trails between hole four and five @ The Wilderness

Originally published by DK on January 28, 2015 at 4:32 pm

New golf course doggie

Posted Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 04:28 pm GMT -6 in Pets at 4:28 PM

Ryan has a puppy

Originally published by DK on January 28, 2015 at 4:28 pm

Must be a good story

Posted Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 08:30 pm GMT -6 in History,Travel at 8:30 PM

Devil’s Island Lighthouse – northern most point of Wisconsin

Originally published by DK on January 27, 2015 at 8:30 pm

Swimming in money

Posted Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 02:01 pm GMT -6 in Casinos at 2:01 PM

The WMS babies are now live on the floor

Originally published by DK on January 27, 2015 at 2:01 pm

Bravo, @tniver

Posted Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 12:20 pm GMT -6 in Food,Links at 12:20 PM

http://minneapolis.eater.com/2015/1/27/7916345/tim-nivers-service-style-aquavit-strip-club-meat-fish-saint-dinette-town-talk

Originally published by DK on January 27, 2015 at 12:20 pm

Light Will Keep Your Heart Beating in the Future

Posted Monday, January 26th, 2015 04:38 pm GMT -6 in Music,Quotes at 4:38 PM

I was in an airport bookstore. I wait for many moons. Left a suitcase on the fourth floor…

Originally published by DK on January 26, 2015 at 4:38 pm

Belated birthday ice cream

Posted Monday, January 26th, 2015 02:43 pm GMT -6 in Casinos,Food at 2:43 PM

Thank you, workhouse

Originally published by DK on January 26, 2015 at 2:43 pm

2015 Arrowhead 135 Results

Posted Monday, January 26th, 2015 12:09 pm GMT -6 in Biking,Links,Running,Skiing at 12:09 PM

http://www.arrowheadultra.com/index.php/results/2015-results

Originally published by DK on January 26, 2015 at 12:09 pm

Recovery dinner with Grandma

Posted Sunday, January 25th, 2015 05:28 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food,Travel at 5:28 PM

Grandma’s Saloon & Grill, Canal Park

Originally published by DK on January 25, 2015 at 5:28 pm

We love the ski patrol

Posted Sunday, January 25th, 2015 02:13 pm GMT -6 in Family,Skiing,Travel at 2:13 PM

MK with her new shirt

Originally published by DK on January 25, 2015 at 2:13 pm

Blackjack Selfie

Posted Sunday, January 25th, 2015 02:12 pm GMT -6 in Family,Skiing,Travel at 2:12 PM

Nice place (aside from the water bar)

Originally published by DK on January 25, 2015 at 2:12 pm

Ski Patrol Tails @ Blackjack

Posted Sunday, January 25th, 2015 01:44 pm GMT -6 in Family,Skiing,Travel at 1:44 PM

MK and the water bar

Originally published by DK on January 25, 2015 at 1:44 pm

Blackjack Mountain (after)

Posted Sunday, January 25th, 2015 01:38 pm GMT -6 in Family,Skiing,Travel at 1:38 PM

That water bar just came out of nowhere…

Originally published by DK on January 25, 2015 at 1:38 pm

Blackjack Mountain (before)

Posted Sunday, January 25th, 2015 01:35 pm GMT -6 in Family,Skiing,Travel at 1:35 PM

MK at the top

Originally published by DK on January 25, 2015 at 1:35 pm

Smiley’s Place

Posted Saturday, January 24th, 2015 12:55 pm GMT -6 in Family,Skiing,Travel at 12:55 PM

MK @ Lunch

Originally published by DK on January 24, 2015 at 12:55 pm

Kickin’ it old school

Posted Saturday, January 24th, 2015 11:09 am GMT -6 in Skiing,Travel at 11:09 AM

Long skis for old guys

Originally published by DK on January 24, 2015 at 11:09 am

Speed Demon

Posted Saturday, January 24th, 2015 10:41 am GMT -6 in Family,Skiing,Travel at 10:41 AM

The kid’s got it down

Originally published by DK on January 24, 2015 at 10:41 am

That one never gets old

Posted Saturday, January 24th, 2015 09:34 am GMT -6 in Skiing,Travel at 9:34 AM

Although now it also means the runs I can ski without smashing up my face

Originally published by DK on January 24, 2015 at 9:34 am

Now I wear a helmet

Posted Friday, January 23rd, 2015 11:25 pm GMT -6 in Skiing at 11:25 PM

My crash four years ago @ Lutsen

Originally published by DK on January 23, 2015 at 11:25 pm

Excited for the weekend

Posted Friday, January 23rd, 2015 11:15 pm GMT -6 in Skiing,Travel at 11:15 PM

First time with a tag in years @ Indianhead Mountain

Originally published by DK on January 23, 2015 at 11:15 pm

Arrived safely (but power is out)

Posted Friday, January 23rd, 2015 06:13 pm GMT -6 in Skiing,Travel at 6:13 PM

Indianhead Mountain, Michigan

Originally published by DK on January 23, 2015 at 6:13 pm

And another one!

Posted Friday, January 23rd, 2015 05:24 pm GMT -6 in Casinos,Travel at 5:24 PM

Bad River Casino, Wisconsin

Originally published by DK on January 23, 2015 at 5:24 pm

How pretty is that?

Posted Friday, January 23rd, 2015 04:08 pm GMT -6 in Art,History,Travel at 4:08 PM

Bank of Washburn (1890), National Register of Historic Places

Originally published by DK on January 23, 2015 at 4:08 pm

Waiting for what?

Posted Friday, January 23rd, 2015 03:42 pm GMT -6 in History,Travel at 3:42 PM

The Bayfield Waiting Pavilion

Originally published by DK on January 23, 2015 at 3:42 pm

The Big Top really draws big names

Posted Friday, January 23rd, 2015 03:41 pm GMT -6 in Concerts,Music,Travel at 3:41 PM

Big Top Chautauqua ticket booth in Bayfield

Originally published by DK on January 23, 2015 at 3:41 pm

Spying on the Apostles

Posted Friday, January 23rd, 2015 03:39 pm GMT -6 in Family,Travel at 3:39 PM

MK at the Bayfield Harbor

Originally published by DK on January 23, 2015 at 3:39 pm

The place that kicked out Overman

Posted Friday, January 23rd, 2015 02:15 pm GMT -6 in Casinos,Food,Travel at 2:15 PM

Legendary Waters Resort and Casino, Red Cliff, Wisconsin

Originally published by DK on January 23, 2015 at 2:15 pm

Hope they still fit

Posted Friday, January 23rd, 2015 08:04 am GMT -6 in Skiing at 8:04 AM

My ski boots before Michigan

Originally published by DK on January 23, 2015 at 8:04 am

Marilyn Hagerty

Posted Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 09:54 pm GMT -6 in Food,Quotes at 9:54 PM

And it’s hard to believe, but they also had cola drinks for breakfast.

Originally published by DK on January 21, 2015 at 9:54 pm

How could I resist?

Posted Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 05:45 pm GMT -6 in Disney,Movies,Technology at 5:45 PM

Olaf the 8GB flash drive

Originally published by DK on January 21, 2015 at 5:45 pm

Making Progress

Posted Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 01:05 pm GMT -6 in Business,Food at 1:05 PM

Construction proceeds on the new Tim Hortons at the Y Store

Originally published by DK on January 21, 2015 at 1:05 pm

Goldfish in the House

Posted Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 01:04 pm GMT -6 in Casinos at 1:04 PM

New slots from WMS @ Fortune Bay

Originally published by DK on January 21, 2015 at 1:04 pm

Dog Mayor Don’t Care

Posted Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 10:36 am GMT -6 in Links,Pets at 10:36 AM

http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2015/01/dog_mayor_of_cormorant_minnesota_was_pretty_chill_about_losing_out_on_dog_of_the_year_award.php

Originally published by DK on January 20, 2015 at 10:36 am

Black Widow

Posted Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 10:25 am GMT -6 in Music,Quotes at 10:25 AM

It’s like I loved you so much and now I just hate you. Feeling stupid for all the time that I gave you…

Originally published by DK on January 20, 2015 at 10:25 am

Progressives up, hockey down

Posted Monday, January 19th, 2015 11:30 pm GMT -6 in Casinos,Hockey at 11:30 PM

Konami game (and system) @ White Oak

Originally published by DK on January 19, 2015 at 11:30 pm

The 420 Burrito

Posted Monday, January 19th, 2015 08:37 pm GMT -6 in Food,Travel at 8:37 PM

Chicken, bacon, ranch, lettuce and cheese @ Zorbaz on Pokegama, Grand Rapids, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on January 19, 2015 at 8:37 pm

Hannah Lynch is Awesome

Posted Monday, January 19th, 2015 01:30 pm GMT -6 in Family,Photography at 1:30 PM

Photography by Hannah Lynch – Dan and Alicia’s Weddin’ Day

Originally published by DK on January 19, 2015 at 1:30 pm

Still my favorite deli

Posted Sunday, January 18th, 2015 08:22 pm GMT -6 in Food at 8:22 PM

…anywhere

Originally published by DK on January 18, 2015 at 8:22 pm

My pick for pre-birthday dinner

Posted Sunday, January 18th, 2015 06:47 pm GMT -6 in Food at 6:47 PM

Cecil’s Deli in Highland Park

Originally published by DK on January 18, 2015 at 6:47 pm

And in lane one

Posted Saturday, January 17th, 2015 02:29 pm GMT -6 in Family,Sports at 2:29 PM

MK during a 200m medley

Originally published by DK on January 17, 2015 at 2:29 pm

Landslide

Posted Saturday, January 17th, 2015 01:07 am GMT -6 in Music,Quotes at 1:07 AM

But time makes you bolder. Even children get older, and I’m getting older too…

Originally published by DK on January 17, 2015 at 1:07 am

Slept until two

Posted Friday, January 16th, 2015 04:16 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food at 4:16 PM

Late, late lunch for SK @ Culver’s Eagan

Originally published by DK on January 16, 2015 at 4:16 pm

The Hazelburger

Posted Friday, January 16th, 2015 02:41 pm GMT -6 in Food,Golf at 2:41 PM

AKA the Eagles Nest Burger @ Hazeltine National Golf Club, Chaska

Originally published by DK on January 16, 2015 at 2:41 pm

Breakfast with CK and J

Posted Friday, January 16th, 2015 10:38 am GMT -6 in Family,Food at 10:38 AM

J’s Family Restaurant, Burnsville

Originally published by DK on January 16, 2015 at 10:38 am

The replacement has arrived

Posted Friday, January 16th, 2015 08:36 am GMT -6 in Shopping,Technology,Television at 8:36 AM

First new TV in seven years

Originally published by DK on January 16, 2015 at 8:36 am

Committed to a Baby Ultra

Posted Friday, January 16th, 2015 01:45 am GMT -6 in Running at 1:45 AM

OK, so I may regret this decision based on Jean’s review from two years ago, when he said it was “by far, the hardest race I have done.” All fear aside, I managed to get past their overheated web server on Thursday morning and signed up for the Superior Spring Trail Race 50K in Lutsen. The 2015 edition will be held on Saturday, May 16th, with a start time of 7AM.

If all goes well and I like trail running on that difficult part of the Superior Hiking Trail, I may try to register for the 50 mile fall version, which will be held on Saturday, September 12th. Registration for that race opens on March 15th, so hopefully it doesn’t fill before I get a chance to try the 50K and see if I’m really up for 19 more miles. The race organizers added registration qualifiers for the 50 and 100 mile races, so I have to finish the 50K before I can attempt the others.

So now my race calendar has two registered races, this one and my usual Get in Gear 10K on April 25th. I may register for the TC 1 Mile on May 14th, but that might not be wise to risk injury so close to the 50K. We’ll see, though – defending the mile title against Megan may demand participation. The fall schedule will totally depend on how the 50K goes – if I like it, I’ll try the 50 mile (if available), otherwise I’ll probably do either Twin Cities (October 4th) or Des Moines (October 18th).

Next week I hope to announce my other big health initiative for 2015 – stay tuned, it’s pretty fun…

Originally published by DK on January 16, 2015 at 1:45 am

16,718 tweets in five years

Posted Friday, January 16th, 2015 01:17 am GMT -6 in Technology at 1:17 AM

That’s a lot of mindless babble

Originally published by DK on January 16, 2015 at 1:17 am

Happy 40th Space Mountain

Posted Thursday, January 15th, 2015 10:59 am GMT -6 in Disney,History,Travel at 10:59 AM

Times flies when you’re having fun

Originally published by DK on January 15, 2015 at 10:59 am

qz.com charts

Posted Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 09:14 pm GMT -6 in Links,Reading at 9:14 PM

If you thought FarmVille was bad, wait until you try I.T. City…

Originally published by DK on January 14, 2015 at 9:14 pm

Two steaks in one week

Posted Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 08:37 pm GMT -6 in Food at 8:37 PM

Spoiled

Originally published by DK on January 14, 2015 at 8:37 pm

Konami graphics rule

Posted Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 01:28 am GMT -6 in Art,Casinos,Technology at 1:28 AM

Flying Fortune @ Fortune Bay Resort Casino

Originally published by DK on January 14, 2015 at 1:28 am

Not creepy at all

Posted Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 01:26 am GMT -6 in Travel at 1:26 AM

Dead End on Birch Point, Lake Vermilion

Originally published by DK on January 14, 2015 at 1:26 am

Busted

Posted Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 06:33 pm GMT -6 in Casinos,Television at 6:33 PM

Sons of Anarchy slot machine marketing campaign from Aristocrat

Originally published by DK on January 13, 2015 at 6:33 pm

Portlandia Rocks Again

Posted Monday, January 12th, 2015 09:11 pm GMT -6 in Links,Music at 9:11 PM

http://www.npr.org/2015/01/11/376085344/first-listen-sleater-kinney-no-cities-to-love

Originally published by DK on January 12, 2015 at 9:11 pm

Casino Birthday Month

Posted Monday, January 12th, 2015 07:38 pm GMT -6 in Casinos,Holidays at 7:38 PM

Here is the sampling of offers received so far this month from various Minnesota casinos for my birthday:

  • Mystic Lake – email with $5 free play
  • Grand Casino Hinckley – kiosk game (won double points for the day), drawing entry into birthday drawing to be held last Tuesday of the month
  • Black Bear – kiosk game (won $10 off in the steakhouse any day in January)

Not as good as past years…

Originally published by DK on January 12, 2015 at 7:38 pm

Eighty free spins

Posted Monday, January 12th, 2015 12:07 pm GMT -6 in Casinos at 12:07 PM

New Konami game @ Black Bear (won $36 on a 40-cent base bet)

Originally published by DK on January 12, 2015 at 12:07 pm

Who said it was my birthday?

Posted Monday, January 12th, 2015 08:14 am GMT -6 in Family,Holidays at 8:14 AM

Happy birthday MK – love you more than you will ever know

Originally published by DK on January 12, 2015 at 8:14 am

Hozier tix for her birthday

Posted Sunday, January 11th, 2015 06:52 pm GMT -6 in Concerts,Family,Food,Holidays at 6:52 PM

MK surprised @ Carbone’s on Randolph

Originally published by DK on January 11, 2015 at 6:52 pm

Mmm…steak

Posted Sunday, January 11th, 2015 11:25 am GMT -6 in Food at 11:25 AM

The small filet @ St. Paul Grill

Originally published by DK on January 11, 2015 at 11:25 am

Burned off part of dinner

Posted Sunday, January 11th, 2015 10:56 am GMT -6 in Biking,Travel at 10:56 AM

Exercise room, 12th floor, St. Paul Hotel

Originally published by DK on January 11, 2015 at 10:56 am

Rice Park at night

Posted Saturday, January 10th, 2015 07:50 pm GMT -6 in Travel at 7:50 PM

Almost makes the cold worth it

Originally published by DK on January 10, 2015 at 7:50 pm
 

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