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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

Wut

Posted Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 11:06 am GMT -5 in Art,Biking at 11:06 AM

Didn’t really know what that was until today…

Originally published by DK on July 16, 2019 at 11:06 am

Tweet: I was sure I could beat the storm home, but I was very, very wrong

Posted Monday, July 15th, 2019 06:27 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 6:27 PM

I was sure I could beat the storm home, but I was very, very wrong

Originally published by on July 15, 2019 at 6:27 pm

Plastic abs

Posted Monday, July 15th, 2019 02:01 pm GMT -5 in Fashion,Shopping at 2:01 PM

Models, models, models

Originally published by DK on July 15, 2019 at 2:01 pm

Tweet: “Feels like 96F” = feels like I’ll watch the rest of the Saints gam…

Posted Sunday, July 14th, 2019 06:31 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 6:31 PM

“Feels like 96F” = feels like I’ll watch the rest of the Saints game on TV instead of from our seats at CHS Field

Originally published by on July 14, 2019 at 6:31 pm

Melty Dippin’ Dots Day

Posted Sunday, July 14th, 2019 05:32 pm GMT -5 in Baseball,Food,Weather at 5:32 PM

Too cold, too hot?

Originally published by DK on July 14, 2019 at 5:32 pm

The Lite-Brite is a nice touch

Posted Saturday, July 13th, 2019 11:31 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 11:31 PM

Turf Club

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on July 13, 2019 at 11:31 pm

Soccer up close

Posted Saturday, July 13th, 2019 11:26 pm GMT -5 in Sports at 11:26 PM

Fun night + Loons victory 1-0

Originally published by DK on July 13, 2019 at 11:26 pm

MNUFC premium space is A+

Posted Saturday, July 13th, 2019 06:06 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 6:06 PM

Allianz Field

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on July 13, 2019 at 6:06 pm

Such a great Vegas property

Posted Saturday, July 13th, 2019 02:40 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Food,Links,Travel at 2:40 PM

https://www.forbes.com/sites/larryolmsted/2019/07/11/the-cosmopolitan-las-vegas-hotel-is-now-better-than-ever/

Originally published by DK on July 13, 2019 at 2:40 pm

Northern States Power Co.

Posted Saturday, July 13th, 2019 01:59 pm GMT -5 in Business,Design,History at 1:59 PM

I remember the old NSP bills (green envelopes too, I think)

Originally published by DK on July 13, 2019 at 1:59 pm

Hello Theodore

Posted Saturday, July 13th, 2019 01:57 pm GMT -5 in Art,Golf at 1:57 PM

The muniest of the munis

Originally published by DK on July 13, 2019 at 1:57 pm

Tweet: Interesting changes at Wirth on the back nine – new 12th is weird; much b…

Posted Saturday, July 13th, 2019 01:49 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 1:49 PM

Interesting changes at Wirth on the back nine – new 12th is weird; much better 18th

Originally published by on July 13, 2019 at 1:49 pm

Armon’s Mucci is packed

Posted Friday, July 12th, 2019 09:09 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 9:09 PM

Mucci's Italian

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on July 12, 2019 at 9:09 pm

Elron McKenzie

Posted Friday, July 12th, 2019 01:54 pm GMT -5 in Music,Pop Culture,Quotes at 1:54 PM

In a few minutes I’ll be giving my sermon. My topic today is: don’t kill bugs…

Originally published by DK on July 12, 2019 at 1:54 pm

Tweet: Landmark occasion? Received my first senior discount :-/

Posted Friday, July 12th, 2019 11:51 am GMT -5 in Tweets at 11:51 AM

Landmark occasion? Received my first senior discount :-/

Originally published by on July 12, 2019 at 11:51 am

American Pickers + Aerosmith

Posted Thursday, July 11th, 2019 04:51 pm GMT -5 in History,Links,Music at 4:51 PM

https://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/8519368/american-pickers-host-explains-finding-aerosmiths-pre-fame-tour-van-and-saving

Originally published by DK on July 11, 2019 at 4:51 pm

Tweet: Nirvana closing out their MTV Unplugged album with that version of Where …

Posted Thursday, July 11th, 2019 04:06 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 4:06 PM

Nirvana closing out their MTV Unplugged album with that version of Where Did You Sleep Last Night is brilliant

Originally published by on July 11, 2019 at 4:06 pm

Tweet: Guess who’s staging @SaintDinette tonight?

Posted Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 07:24 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 7:24 PM

Guess who’s staging @SaintDinette tonight?

Originally published by on July 10, 2019 at 7:24 pm

Today’s lunch visitor

Posted Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 12:36 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 12:36 PM

Band Box Diner

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on July 10, 2019 at 12:36 pm

Artie

Posted Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 10:29 am GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 10:29 AM

It’s scotch whisky… Glenlivet, single malt. When you die, you’ll go to heaven, say hello to God; and when God says hello to you, this is what you’ll smell on his breath…

Originally published by DK on July 10, 2019 at 10:29 am

Tweet: Nice job by the @Twins hosting an All-Star viewing party for STH in Bat a…

Posted Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 07:06 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 7:06 PM

Nice job by the @Twins hosting an All-Star viewing party for STH in Bat and Barrel

Originally published by on July 9, 2019 at 7:06 pm

Spot the bunny

Posted Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 04:37 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Nature at 4:37 PM

Miss the bunnies per mile ratios

Originally published by DK on July 9, 2019 at 4:37 pm

Looking good, Met Council

Posted Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 04:35 pm GMT -5 in Business,Politics at 4:35 PM

Practically neighbors

Originally published by DK on July 9, 2019 at 4:35 pm

Mike

Posted Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 09:50 am GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 9:50 AM

He’s just some angry old man who hates joy…

Originally published by DK on July 9, 2019 at 9:50 am

Macho Nacho

Posted Monday, July 8th, 2019 01:09 pm GMT -5 in Food,Work at 1:09 PM

As opposed to?

Originally published by DK on July 8, 2019 at 1:09 pm

Warren Zevon

Posted Sunday, July 7th, 2019 01:48 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music,Quotes at 1:48 PM

Shadows are falling and I’m running out of breath. Keep me in your heart for awhile…

Originally published by DK on July 7, 2019 at 1:48 pm

Yay, USWNT!

Posted Sunday, July 7th, 2019 12:42 pm GMT -5 in Sports,Television at 12:42 PM

That was some good TV sportsball

Originally published by DK on July 7, 2019 at 12:42 pm

Breakfast is for the birds

Posted Sunday, July 7th, 2019 12:39 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Pets at 12:39 PM

Lunes likes her waffles

Originally published by DK on July 7, 2019 at 12:39 pm

Reached the pinnacle

Posted Sunday, July 7th, 2019 12:29 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 12:29 PM

Don’t think we’ve peaked

Originally published by DK on July 7, 2019 at 12:29 pm

Not your normal backdrop

Posted Saturday, July 6th, 2019 05:55 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music,Travel at 5:55 PM

The American Integrity hauling ore past the Bayfront Park stage

Originally published by DK on July 6, 2019 at 5:55 pm

Tweet: Don’t know if I’ve ever done a top 7 food post, but the house-made VC…

Posted Saturday, July 6th, 2019 02:24 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 2:24 PM

Don’t know if I’ve ever done a top 7 food post, but the house-made VC blue cheese would be right up there

Originally published by on July 6, 2019 at 2:24 pm

Second visit this trip

Posted Saturday, July 6th, 2019 02:16 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 2:16 PM

The Vermilion Club

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on July 6, 2019 at 2:16 pm

The tiki bar is back

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

Bay View Lodge

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on July 5, 2019 at 9:19 pm

Good luck is right

Posted Friday, July 5th, 2019 01:55 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Games,Travel at 1:55 PM

Just *once* I’d like something other than the smallest one, Stompy…

Originally published by DK on July 5, 2019 at 1:55 pm

Tweet: Pretty sure Minnesota is one of the few places where you tee it up on a T…

Posted Thursday, July 4th, 2019 02:34 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 2:34 PM

Pretty sure Minnesota is one of the few places where you tee it up on a Top 100 course for $50 (with a cart)

Originally published by on July 4, 2019 at 2:34 pm

Ah, the memories (and butter)

Posted Thursday, July 4th, 2019 11:14 am GMT -5 in Photography at 11:14 AM

Tamarack

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on July 4, 2019 at 11:14 am

Tweet: Birch Point bonfires are special

Posted Thursday, July 4th, 2019 01:12 am GMT -5 in Tweets at 1:12 AM

Birch Point bonfires are special

Originally published by on July 4, 2019 at 1:12 am

Everything you need

Posted Thursday, July 4th, 2019 01:07 am GMT -5 in Photography at 1:07 AM

The Y-Store

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on July 4, 2019 at 1:07 am

Gotta love the VC

Posted Thursday, July 4th, 2019 01:01 am GMT -5 in Food,Personal,Travel at 1:01 AM

Nothing else quite like it

Originally published by DK on July 4, 2019 at 1:01 am

Happy birthday America!

Posted Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 11:02 am GMT -5 in Photography at 11:02 AM

Gordy’s Hi-Hat

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on July 3, 2019 at 11:02 am

BFFs forever

Posted Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 10:58 am GMT -5 in Family,Food,Friends,Travel at 10:58 AM

MK + Gordy = true love ❤️

Originally published by DK on July 3, 2019 at 10:58 am

First targeted ad I’ve really liked

Posted Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 09:42 pm GMT -5 in Art,Links,Skiing at 9:42 PM

https://jamesniehues.com/

Originally published by DK on July 2, 2019 at 9:42 pm

Tweet: Perfect evening for some bonus baseball in Lowertown

Posted Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 06:30 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 6:30 PM

Perfect evening for some bonus baseball in Lowertown

Originally published by on July 2, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Tweet: The Sony Walkman brand changed my life 40 years ago, but this one was the…

Posted Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 11:06 am GMT -5 in Tweets at 11:06 AM

The Sony Walkman brand changed my life 40 years ago, but this one was the really big deal

Originally published by on July 2, 2019 at 11:06 am

Summer Shindig

Posted Monday, July 1st, 2019 04:14 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,History at 4:14 PM

Still have to finish the remix level

Originally published by DK on July 1, 2019 at 4:14 pm

Zip-a-dee-doo-da

Posted Monday, July 1st, 2019 12:11 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Disney at 12:11 PM

It’s that time of the year again

Originally published by DK on July 1, 2019 at 12:11 pm
 

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