7 Minute Miles

Look who’s back

Posted Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 12:09 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Work at 12:09 PM

Great to see our visitor from Indiana for X Games

Originally published by DK on July 31, 2019 at 12:09 pm

Tweet: JB and Rage Cage did not disappoint – have fun tonight, Saint Paul

Posted Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 11:16 am GMT -5 in Tweets at 11:16 AM

JB and Rage Cage did not disappoint – have fun tonight, Saint Paul

Originally published by on July 31, 2019 at 11:16 am

The Return of the D

Posted Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 11:14 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Friends,Music at 11:14 PM

Tenancious D @ Palace with Mikey & Jake

Originally published by DK on July 30, 2019 at 11:14 pm

One from the list b4 the show

Posted Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 10:57 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 10:57 PM

Pazzaluna Urban Italian Restaurant

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on July 30, 2019 at 10:57 pm

Tweet: WELCOME TO D DAY

Posted Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 11:12 am GMT -5 in Tweets at 11:12 AM

WELCOME TO D DAY

Originally published by on July 30, 2019 at 11:12 am

Perfect 612 summer morning

Posted Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 10:47 am GMT -5 in Biking,Weather at 10:47 AM

YAAAAS

Originally published by DK on July 30, 2019 at 10:47 am

Tweet: First outdoor run since the ICU – slow, but steady, 3.5 miles along the m…

Posted Monday, July 29th, 2019 07:25 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 7:25 PM

First outdoor run since the ICU – slow, but steady, 3.5 miles along the mighty Mississippi

Originally published by on July 29, 2019 at 7:25 pm

Love their breakfast burger

Posted Monday, July 29th, 2019 04:30 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 4:30 PM

Band Box Diner

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on July 29, 2019 at 4:30 pm

Tweet: Pulp Fiction has aged really well (except for the dialog about $5 milksha…

Posted Sunday, July 28th, 2019 11:36 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 11:36 PM

Pulp Fiction has aged really well (except for the dialog about $5 milkshakes)

Originally published by on July 28, 2019 at 11:36 pm

The Spread of Sports Betting

Posted Sunday, July 28th, 2019 08:24 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Mini Posts,Sports at 8:24 PM

While I worked for a number of years in the casino business, my property never offered sports betting. As it now spreads across the United States, it is starting to make an impact with my current industry, professional sports venue management. I haven’t done a lot of research on this topic, but I feel like both sides aren’t fully prepared for all the potential side effects of a much larger pool of bettors.

Minnesota has always had a unique gaming environment among states and the various types of tribal compacts, so I don’t envision any immediate changes in the landscape. As it sweeps across the country, though, I imagine Minnesota will join at some point – too much money is involved to completely sit out. Minnesota tribes have understandably been reluctant to reopen the gaming agreements, but most of the larger ones already have ties to professional sports in one form or another.

As a technical venue manager, I’m curious as to what additional demands will be made on wireless networks, digital signage, cyber security and real-time statistical data feeds if sports betting is approved here. Not to mention physical changes to buildings if things like betting windows were ever to be added. I can easily imagine fans having sports betting apps on their phones, placing bets in their seats during a game and wanting to cash out winners immediately.

Lastly, I had another thought while watching the Twins lose their epic battle with the Yankees the other night. If human referees and umpires are still used in all leagues (which is likely), what extra security measures will be needed when they make bad calls? Will it influence how they make calls in the first place? It’s already a challenging environment with rowdy fans who have had too much to drink…

Originally published by DK on July 28, 2019 at 8:24 pm

Tweet: They are trying hard, but this doesn’t look promising

Posted Sunday, July 28th, 2019 05:14 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 5:14 PM

They are trying hard, but this doesn’t look promising

Originally published by on July 28, 2019 at 5:14 pm

This will be a busy week

Posted Sunday, July 28th, 2019 05:11 pm GMT -5 in Art,Games,Sports,Work at 5:11 PM

XGMN19 – now with e-sports

Originally published by DK on July 28, 2019 at 5:11 pm

Tweet: Two days, two MLS games, 3056 miles

Posted Saturday, July 27th, 2019 06:49 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 6:49 PM

Two days, two MLS games, 3056 miles

Originally published by on July 27, 2019 at 6:49 pm

MK swam with her at Riptide

Posted Saturday, July 27th, 2019 02:22 pm GMT -5 in Links,Sports,Video at 2:22 PM

Originally published by DK on July 27, 2019 at 2:22 pm

Tweet: Who leaves on a jet plane, but doesn’t know when they’ll be back agai…

Posted Saturday, July 27th, 2019 02:03 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 2:03 PM

Who leaves on a jet plane, but doesn’t know when they’ll be back again?

Originally published by on July 27, 2019 at 2:03 pm

It was promising for a minute

Posted Saturday, July 27th, 2019 01:04 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Games at 1:04 PM

Thanks a lot, Stompy

Originally published by DK on July 27, 2019 at 1:04 pm

Six years in a row

Posted Saturday, July 27th, 2019 12:23 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 12:23 PM

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on July 27, 2019 at 12:23 pm

Tweet: Victory for the home team

Posted Saturday, July 27th, 2019 01:28 am GMT -5 in Tweets at 1:28 AM

Victory for the home team

Originally published by on July 27, 2019 at 1:28 am

Olympic History

Posted Saturday, July 27th, 2019 01:26 am GMT -5 in Sports,Travel,Work at 1:26 AM

Really didn’t know that is so close to Staples Center

Originally published by DK on July 27, 2019 at 1:26 am

So great to visit (and eat)

Posted Saturday, July 27th, 2019 01:22 am GMT -5 in Food,Friends,Travel at 1:22 AM

Go to The Left Handed Cook, L.A. people

Originally published by DK on July 27, 2019 at 1:22 am

Tweet: Literally run from LAX terminal 1 to terminal 5 ✔️

Posted Saturday, July 27th, 2019 01:15 am GMT -5 in Tweets at 1:15 AM

Literally run from LAX terminal 1 to terminal 5 ✔️

Originally published by on July 27, 2019 at 1:15 am

Well that was really something

Posted Saturday, July 27th, 2019 12:01 am GMT -5 in Photography at 12:01 AM

Banc of California Stadium

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on July 27, 2019 at 12:01 am

Iconic

Posted Friday, July 26th, 2019 09:43 pm GMT -5 in Design,Travel at 9:43 PM

Everyone seems to hate LAX, but I kinda like it (mostly)

Originally published by DK on July 26, 2019 at 9:43 pm

Because of course

Posted Friday, July 26th, 2019 09:12 pm GMT -5 in Cars,Sports,Travel,Work at 9:12 PM

This market is so not like the others

Originally published by DK on July 26, 2019 at 9:12 pm

Mandatory stop #2

Posted Friday, July 26th, 2019 09:08 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 9:08 PM

The Left Handed Cook

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on July 26, 2019 at 9:08 pm

Of course we did

Posted Friday, July 26th, 2019 01:58 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 1:58 PM

In-N-Out Burger

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on July 26, 2019 at 1:58 pm

Tweet: Holy flightpath, Batman

Posted Friday, July 26th, 2019 09:55 am GMT -5 in Tweets at 9:55 AM

Holy flightpath, Batman

Originally published by on July 26, 2019 at 9:55 am

Tweet: TSA Precheck didn’t show on my ticket today and I had to do it the old …

Posted Friday, July 26th, 2019 05:21 am GMT -5 in Tweets at 5:21 AM

TSA Precheck didn’t show on my ticket today and I had to do it the old way. The old way is not good

Originally published by on July 26, 2019 at 5:21 am

That was a tough one

Posted Friday, July 26th, 2019 12:34 am GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 12:34 AM

Still under 15K hours later

Originally published by DK on July 26, 2019 at 12:34 am

Handle With Care

Posted Friday, July 26th, 2019 12:12 am GMT -5 in Concerts,Music,Quotes at 12:12 AM

Been stuck in airports, terrorized. Sent to meetings, hypnotized. Overexposed, commercialized…

Originally published by DK on July 26, 2019 at 12:12 am

Tweet: We were 12 when ELO was last here, but the lasers were worth the wait

Posted Friday, July 26th, 2019 12:08 am GMT -5 in Tweets at 12:08 AM

We were 12 when ELO was last here, but the lasers were worth the wait

Originally published by on July 26, 2019 at 12:08 am

C’mon, Atmosphere

Posted Thursday, July 25th, 2019 05:08 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 5:08 PM

Hey policeman don’t bother, even as a kid I only played robbers and robbers…

Originally published by DK on July 25, 2019 at 5:08 pm

It’s almost time

Posted Thursday, July 25th, 2019 04:37 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 4:37 PM

U.S. Bank Stadium

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on July 25, 2019 at 4:37 pm

Tweet: First Pip, then Paul, now Erin :(

Posted Thursday, July 25th, 2019 10:23 am GMT -5 in Tweets at 10:23 AM

First Pip, then Paul, now Erin 🙁

Originally published by on July 25, 2019 at 10:23 am

So much baseball ⚾️

Posted Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 07:43 pm GMT -5 in Baseball,Sports at 7:43 PM

Two nights of All Stars, now two nights to start the second half

Originally published by DK on July 24, 2019 at 7:43 pm

Tweet: Not sure I understand the “symbiosis” of Cracker Barrel investing $14…

Posted Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 03:55 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 3:55 PM

Not sure I understand the “symbiosis” of Cracker Barrel investing $140 million in Punch Bowl Social

Originally published by on July 24, 2019 at 3:55 pm

Beer pipes

Posted Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 02:07 pm GMT -5 in Food,Work at 2:07 PM

They seem extra large to me

Originally published by DK on July 24, 2019 at 2:07 pm

Tweet: I, for one, will welcome our new robot umpire overlords

Posted Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 12:11 am GMT -5 in Tweets at 12:11 AM

I, for one, will welcome our new robot umpire overlords

Originally published by on July 24, 2019 at 12:11 am

American Association All Stars

Posted Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 06:21 pm GMT -5 in Baseball,Shopping,Sports at 6:21 PM

So much CHS Field time this week

Originally published by DK on July 23, 2019 at 6:21 pm

Tweet: Really love it when my vendor partners step up and perform above expectat…

Posted Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 04:57 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 4:57 PM

Really love it when my vendor partners step up and perform above expectations

Originally published by on July 23, 2019 at 4:57 pm

Revisiting the fish burger

Posted Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 04:04 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 4:04 PM

My Burger

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on July 23, 2019 at 4:04 pm

River choo-choo

Posted Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 11:36 am GMT -5 in Business at 11:36 AM

Are the stories about rats really true?

Originally published by DK on July 23, 2019 at 11:36 am

Your 2019 HR Derby champ!

Posted Monday, July 22nd, 2019 09:20 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 9:20 PM

CHS Field

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on July 22, 2019 at 9:20 pm

Tweet: Today was a busy start to a really crazy two weeks

Posted Monday, July 22nd, 2019 04:24 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 4:24 PM

Today was a busy start to a really crazy two weeks

Originally published by on July 22, 2019 at 4:24 pm

Larry (and Robert)

Posted Sunday, July 21st, 2019 10:44 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 10:44 PM

So much is said in silence…

Originally published by DK on July 21, 2019 at 10:44 pm

I know, I know…

Posted Sunday, July 21st, 2019 08:21 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 8:21 PM

Carbone's Pizza on Randolph

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on July 21, 2019 at 8:21 pm

Tweet: Perfect Simpson clouds today at Target Field

Posted Sunday, July 21st, 2019 01:24 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 1:24 PM

Perfect Simpson clouds today at Target Field

Originally published by on July 21, 2019 at 1:24 pm

A little late

Posted Sunday, July 21st, 2019 01:08 pm GMT -5 in History,Science at 1:08 PM

…but happy anniversary moon nerds!

Originally published by DK on July 21, 2019 at 1:08 pm

Champion Golfer + Twins

Posted Sunday, July 21st, 2019 01:01 pm GMT -5 in Baseball,Golf,Sports,Television at 1:01 PM

Now we just need a win over Oakland

Originally published by DK on July 21, 2019 at 1:01 pm

Guilty pleasures

Posted Sunday, July 21st, 2019 12:58 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 12:58 PM

McDonald's

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on July 21, 2019 at 12:58 pm

Thank you, Lyft driver

Posted Sunday, July 21st, 2019 10:57 am GMT -5 in Family,Work at 10:57 AM

Well, not really a Lyft driver

Originally published by DK on July 21, 2019 at 10:57 am

The Elders

Posted Saturday, July 20th, 2019 10:00 pm GMT -5 in History,Politics,Quotes at 10:00 PM

The justification of discrimination against women and girls on grounds of religion or tradition, as if it were prescribed by a Higher Authority, is unacceptable.

Originally published by DK on July 20, 2019 at 10:00 pm

Tweet: First golf rainout of the season

Posted Saturday, July 20th, 2019 08:54 am GMT -5 in Tweets at 8:54 AM

First golf rainout of the season

Originally published by on July 20, 2019 at 8:54 am

Blues and Funk Fest

Posted Friday, July 19th, 2019 09:42 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music at 9:42 PM

The 2019 edition with Commodores covers

Originally published by DK on July 19, 2019 at 9:42 pm

Tweet: Murray’s is only two train stops away from the office – really should g…

Posted Friday, July 19th, 2019 06:56 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 6:56 PM

Murray’s is only two train stops away from the office – really should go here more often

Originally published by on July 19, 2019 at 6:56 pm

Still the best deal in town

Posted Friday, July 19th, 2019 06:50 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 6:50 PM

Murray's

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on July 19, 2019 at 6:50 pm

Tweet: I understand why they do it, but it kind of bugs me when they don’t use…

Posted Friday, July 19th, 2019 08:27 am GMT -5 in Tweets at 8:27 AM

I understand why they do it, but it kind of bugs me when they don’t use the regular championship course routings in majors

Originally published by on July 19, 2019 at 8:27 am

Good morning, Stans

Posted Friday, July 19th, 2019 07:41 am GMT -5 in Friends,Pets at 7:41 AM

Just a pair of city doge

Originally published by DK on July 19, 2019 at 7:41 am

Big Boy Choo-Choo Tour

Posted Thursday, July 18th, 2019 10:49 pm GMT -5 in History at 10:49 PM

It’s not every day the “Beatles of the train world” rolls into your city, but last night we heard the train whistle blow on the largest operational steam locomotive in the world, also known as Union Pacific’s Big Boy #4014. Currently on a Midwest Tour to help celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad’s Completion, this Big Boy was on display at Union Depot today. How could I not walk the two blocks from our loft to check out this impressive piece of history?

Turns out there are a lot of choo-choo nerds in these parts, so lines were a little long to view the one car exhibit. There was also another line to view the inside of the engine cab, but I didn’t wait for that one. You could walk around both sides of the train, though, so there was plenty of opportunity to get some cool pictures without nine million other people in the shot (more pics after the jump). They also had food available on the platform and there were a number of vendor booths in the Waiting Room hall with all kinds of interesting stuff for sale.

Built in 1941, the #4014 is the only operating Big Boy of the eight that remain in existence. It was used in revenue service to haul trains weighing up to 4,200 tons over Utah’s Wasatch Range until 1959, traveling 1,031,205 miles during that period. The Big Boys are 132 feet long, weigh 1.2 million pounds (more than a 747), output 6,290 horsepower and have a top speed of 80 miles per hour. After retirement, this Big Boy spent time resting in the RailGiants Train Museum in Pomona, California. In 2013, Union Pacific regained ownership and started a multi-year restoration project in their Cheyenne Steam Shop. The locomotive was converted from coal to oil and in May 2019, Big Boy #4014 completed a successful test round trip from Cheyenne to Nunn, Colorado.

Video: Bringing the Big Boy Back to Life

Originally published by DK on July 18, 2019 at 10:49 pm

So. Many. Taps.

Posted Thursday, July 18th, 2019 06:22 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 6:22 PM

The Official Groveland Tap Page

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on July 18, 2019 at 6:22 pm

Trains are cool

Posted Thursday, July 18th, 2019 10:04 am GMT -5 in Photography at 10:04 AM

Union Depot

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on July 18, 2019 at 10:04 am

New Hiawatha trail fence

Posted Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 11:00 pm GMT -5 in Biking at 11:00 PM

Wonder how long this one will last…

Originally published by DK on July 17, 2019 at 11:00 pm

Tweet: So glad I picked this up @efetusmpls yesterday – so much fun hearing thes…

Posted Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 10:49 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 10:49 PM

So glad I picked this up @efetusmpls yesterday – so much fun hearing these songs

Originally published by on July 17, 2019 at 10:49 pm

Tweet: PSA: the new updates to the iOS WordPress app have been wreaking havoc on…

Posted Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 10:38 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 10:38 PM

PSA: the new updates to the iOS WordPress app have been wreaking havoc on my media library

Originally published by on July 17, 2019 at 10:38 pm

Family reunion in 317

Posted Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 10:24 pm GMT -5 in Baseball,Family at 10:24 PM

Swapped out uncles…

Originally published by DK on July 17, 2019 at 10:24 pm

The witching hour approaches

Posted Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 10:20 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games,Personal at 10:20 PM

Hide yourself until dawn…

Originally published by DK on July 17, 2019 at 10:20 pm

Losing stinks, but this was cool

Posted Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 07:38 pm GMT -5 in Baseball,Links,Sports at 7:38 PM

https://www.tmz.com/2019/07/17/pete-alonso-home-run-minnesota-474-feet-new-york-mets-mlb/

Originally published by DK on July 17, 2019 at 7:38 pm

The tarps are finally off

Posted Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 12:44 pm GMT -5 in Baseball,Sports,Weather at 12:44 PM

Weirdest rain delay ever

Originally published by DK on July 17, 2019 at 12:44 pm

Tweet: The Twins had Jack White, but the Saints made the most of their walk-off …

Posted Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 06:54 am GMT -5 in Tweets at 6:54 AM

The Twins had Jack White, but the Saints made the most of their walk-off grand slam opportunity ⚾️

Originally published by on July 17, 2019 at 6:54 am

Flicker comfort food

Posted Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 07:35 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 7:35 PM

Bull's Horn Food And Drink

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on July 16, 2019 at 7:35 pm
 

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