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They lit the tree

Posted Saturday, December 1st, 2018 01:38 pm GMT -6 in Holidays,Sports at 1:38 PM

Before basketball – not lit, after basketball – lit

Originally published by DK on December 1, 2018 at 1:38 pm

The ops team rocked it

Posted Saturday, December 1st, 2018 01:35 pm GMT -6 in Friends,Sports,Work at 1:35 PM

The place looked great – nicely done

Originally published by DK on December 1, 2018 at 1:35 pm

NotATweet: Timberwolves home opener

Posted Friday, October 19th, 2018 06:47 pm GMT -6 in Friends,Sports,Work at 6:47 PM

Good luck to Justin and his team at tonight’s Timberwolves home opener against Cleveland

Originally published by DK on October 19, 2018 at 6:47 pm

Beware, creatures of the forest

Posted Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 07:23 pm GMT -6 in Nature,Sports at 7:23 PM

The huntin’ time has arrived…

Originally published by DK on September 25, 2018 at 7:23 pm

NotATweet: 2018 Superior Fall races

Posted Saturday, September 8th, 2018 11:13 pm GMT -6 in Friends,Marathons,Running,Sports,Tweets at 11:13 PM

Congrats to Kaitlyn (50 miles) and all the other amazing Superior fall trail racers

Originally published by DK on September 8, 2018 at 11:13 pm

My first stadium

Posted Thursday, August 16th, 2018 12:04 pm GMT -6 in Baseball,Football,History,Sports at 12:04 PM

Don’t think I saw a Vikings game, but saw lots of Twins there

Originally published by DK on August 16, 2018 at 12:04 pm

Don’t envy goalies

Posted Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 05:56 pm GMT -6 in Sports,Work at 5:56 PM

Those nets are huge

Originally published by DK on July 31, 2018 at 5:56 pm

First timer at CHS Field

Posted Sunday, July 29th, 2018 05:01 pm GMT -6 in Baseball,Family,Sports at 5:01 PM

Hope they play better than last night

Originally published by DK on July 29, 2018 at 5:01 pm

Historic Height

Posted Friday, July 20th, 2018 08:32 pm GMT -6 in History,Sports,Work at 8:32 PM

Highest quarter pipe jump ever @ X Games

Originally published by DK on July 20, 2018 at 8:32 pm

Unlike all others

Posted Friday, July 20th, 2018 10:30 am GMT -6 in Art,Sports,Work at 10:30 AM

X Games is such a cool event

Originally published by DK on July 20, 2018 at 10:30 am

Work on the train

Posted Friday, June 22nd, 2018 12:55 pm GMT -6 in Sports,Work at 12:55 PM

July will be busy

Originally published by DK on June 22, 2018 at 12:55 pm

Coming soon to St. Paul

Posted Thursday, June 7th, 2018 02:27 am GMT -6 in Sports at 2:27 AM

Hope to hear lots of Oasis (and Rhymesayers)

Originally published by DK on June 7, 2018 at 2:27 am

The God of Hong Kong Horses

Posted Monday, May 7th, 2018 04:06 pm GMT -6 in Casinos,Links,Sports at 4:06 PM

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-05-03/the-gambler-who-cracked-the-horse-racing-code

Originally published by DK on May 7, 2018 at 4:06 pm

No snow or ice here

Posted Saturday, April 14th, 2018 11:27 am GMT -6 in Sports,Work at 11:27 AM

Just a whole lotta dirt and gas fumes

Originally published by DK on April 14, 2018 at 11:27 am

Got my Duke

Posted Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 12:44 pm GMT -6 in Football,Shopping,Sports,Work at 12:44 PM

The big staff sale finally made it reasonable

Originally published by DK on March 7, 2018 at 12:44 pm

Had to do this one

Posted Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 10:00 pm GMT -6 in Family,Personal,Sports at 10:00 PM

Miss you, Mom ❤️

Originally published by DK on February 14, 2018 at 10:00 pm

Two achievements unlocked

Posted Monday, February 5th, 2018 12:42 pm GMT -6 in Football,Sports,Work at 12:42 PM

Step 1: open building. Step 2: host Super Bowl LII

Originally published by DK on February 5, 2018 at 12:42 pm

Cool to be on the floor

Posted Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 09:24 pm GMT -6 in Sports,Work at 9:24 PM

First annual Minnesota Sports Awards, Target Center

Originally published by DK on December 13, 2017 at 9:24 pm

Last 4:45am start this week

Posted Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 06:04 am GMT -6 in Schools,Sports,Work at 6:04 AM

MSHSL State Soccer Championship Day ⚽️

Originally published by DK on November 2, 2017 at 6:04 am

A turkey to close ? ?

Posted Thursday, October 19th, 2017 08:42 am GMT -6 in Family,Sports,Travel at 8:42 AM

Not bad for being rusty

Originally published by DK on October 19, 2017 at 8:42 am

Back at it

Posted Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 09:48 pm GMT -6 in Family,Sports at 9:48 PM

The Tuesday night $5 special with MK

Originally published by DK on August 1, 2017 at 9:48 pm

Sunday with the Saints

Posted Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 04:57 pm GMT -6 in Baseball,Food,Sports at 4:57 PM

Mac and meat is my new favorite 

Originally published by DK on July 23, 2017 at 4:57 pm

Stripes or solids?

Posted Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 09:13 pm GMT -6 in Family,Friends,Sports at 9:13 PM

Nice to finally play again

Originally published by DK on July 19, 2017 at 9:13 pm

Finally tried this out

Posted Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 07:58 pm GMT -6 in Sports at 7:58 PM

Cheaper just to use your own, no?

Originally published by DK on July 18, 2017 at 7:58 pm

Adam was busy

Posted Monday, July 17th, 2017 03:14 pm GMT -6 in Art,Pop Culture,Sports,Work at 3:14 PM

So much cool X Games art

Originally published by DK on July 17, 2017 at 3:14 pm

It’s a wrap!

Posted Sunday, July 16th, 2017 06:31 pm GMT -6 in Friends,Sports,Work at 6:31 PM

X Games year one is in the books – learned so much

Originally published by DK on July 16, 2017 at 6:31 pm

X Games Reflections

Posted Saturday, July 15th, 2017 03:06 pm GMT -6 in Sports,Work at 3:06 PM

Medtronic Plaza @ U.S. Bank Stadium

Originally published by DK on July 15, 2017 at 3:06 pm

Not a bad view

Posted Friday, July 14th, 2017 11:20 pm GMT -6 in Sports,Work at 11:20 PM

The Big Air people aren’t right in the head

Originally published by DK on July 14, 2017 at 11:20 pm

It’s almost showtime

Posted Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 12:58 pm GMT -6 in Pop Culture,Sports,Work at 12:58 PM

And I think we are mostly ready

Originally published by DK on July 12, 2017 at 12:58 pm

Canoeing on Vermilion

Posted Monday, July 3rd, 2017 02:54 pm GMT -6 in Family,Sports,Travel at 2:54 PM

So much work, but well worth it

Originally published by DK on July 3, 2017 at 2:54 pm

Bulldog racing, FTW

Posted Monday, May 29th, 2017 03:00 pm GMT -6 in Pets,Sports at 3:00 PM

Memorial Day @ Canterbury Park

Originally published by DK on May 29, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Ray Lewis on the attack

Posted Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 04:26 pm GMT -6 in Family,Schools,Sports at 4:26 PM

Finally got to see MK play lax (final game of the year), Shakopee South

Originally published by DK on May 23, 2017 at 4:26 pm

Work it, Jim

Posted Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 11:11 pm GMT -6 in Baseball,Friends,Sports at 11:11 PM

Mr. Cunningham does such a great job for the Twins (and Wild)

Originally published by DK on May 16, 2017 at 11:11 pm

Aerosmith at the Final Four

Posted Sunday, May 14th, 2017 11:00 pm GMT -6 in Concerts,Music,Sports,Travel at 11:00 PM

My job took me to Phoenix for the Final Four college basketball tournament this year (in anticipation of our stadium hosting in 2019), where I learned a lot about the preparation and logistics needed to put on this major event. With the first two semifinal games on Saturday and the finals on Monday night, I was able to sneak away on Sunday, April 1, to attend the Capital One JamFest.

The NCAA puts on a series of concerts over the weekend each year, but this was the only day I could go to the Arizona edition. This turned out great, as that day had the lineup I most wanted to see:

  • Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
  • Blink 182
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • Aerosmith

I’ve seen the Night Sweats and Macklemore before, but Aerosmith was on my bucket list (I think Blink 182 skipped my generation – don’t think I knew any of their songs, to be honest). Leon Bridges played the night before and made a quick cameo with Nathaniel Rateliff during S.O.B., which was cool (I’ve seen Leon a few times, but was still sad his set was during the semifinal games).

The local paper has a summary of the day here, which was highlighted by massive crowd control issues at Margaret T. Hance Park. Thankfully my NCAA credential got me in, because there was no way the police were letting in more than 20,000 people. I got there just as Night Sweats took the stage, positioning myself in front of the sound board and large lighting tower. I ended up getting pushed up farther and farther with each act, which included my first close-up encounter with a real mosh pit during the Blink set (waaaaay too intense for my tastes).

The concerts went on for seven and a half hours, which meant I nearly passed out from dehydration by the end. In hindsight, I was glad that I didn’t give up my spot, as watching Steven Tyler from about 15 feet away singing Dream On was a lifetime concert highlight for me (pictures after the jump). The openers sounded great, Blink was almost as energetic as their fan base, Macklemore put on a high-quality set reminiscent of his Minnesota State Fair show, while the Bad Boys of Boston really lived up to my high expectations (hard to believe those guys are all nearly 70).

Charles Barkley and Jim Nantz also made an appearance in between sets, along with about ten million Capital One promotions…


Originally published by DK on May 14, 2017 at 11:00 pm

Showtime

Posted Monday, April 3rd, 2017 08:24 pm GMT -6 in Sports,Travel,Work at 8:24 PM

The road ends now

Originally published by DK on April 3, 2017 at 8:24 pm

Almost time to dance

Posted Monday, April 3rd, 2017 05:28 pm GMT -6 in Schools,Sports,Work at 5:28 PM

Gonzaga vs. North Carolina @ 6pm local

Originally published by DK on April 3, 2017 at 5:28 pm

This press box is so chill

Posted Saturday, April 1st, 2017 07:02 pm GMT -6 in Sports,Travel,Work at 7:02 PM

But it’s crazy out there

Originally published by DK on April 1, 2017 at 7:02 pm

We are all from Spokane

Posted Saturday, April 1st, 2017 07:00 pm GMT -6 in Schools,Sports,Travel,Work at 7:00 PM

I do have a dog in this fight

Originally published by DK on April 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm

90 minutes in traffic

Posted Saturday, April 1st, 2017 06:58 pm GMT -6 in Sports,Travel,Work at 6:58 PM

…then 15 minute security line

Originally published by DK on April 1, 2017 at 6:58 pm

Courtside is intense

Posted Saturday, April 1st, 2017 02:56 pm GMT -6 in Sports,Technology,Travel at 2:56 PM

Looks like we need some wires in the middle of the field

Originally published by DK on April 1, 2017 at 2:56 pm

The merch is on point

Posted Friday, March 31st, 2017 10:24 pm GMT -6 in Shopping,Sports,Travel,Work at 10:24 PM

One of my Final Four souvenirs (also got a hat)

Originally published by DK on March 31, 2017 at 10:24 pm

End of the Road

Posted Thursday, March 30th, 2017 10:31 pm GMT -6 in Schools,Sports at 10:31 PM

And we’re not talking WELY

Originally published by DK on March 30, 2017 at 10:31 pm

Drkulas Throwdown

Posted Saturday, March 11th, 2017 02:41 pm GMT -6 in Family,Sports at 2:41 PM

We’re watching you, MK

Originally published by DK on March 11, 2017 at 2:41 pm

Saturday night Gophers

Posted Saturday, March 4th, 2017 07:41 pm GMT -6 in Sports,Work at 7:41 PM

We’ve got room for more – come on down

Originally published by DK on March 4, 2017 at 7:41 pm

Still seems so weird

Posted Monday, February 27th, 2017 03:44 pm GMT -6 in Sports,Work at 3:44 PM

Baseball @ USBS

Originally published by DK on February 27, 2017 at 3:44 pm

Only 300 to right

Posted Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 04:51 pm GMT -6 in Sports,Work at 4:51 PM

Turned out better than I thought (but still a bit hokey)

Originally published by DK on February 23, 2017 at 4:51 pm

My best ever?

Posted Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 11:32 pm GMT -6 in Family,Sports at 11:32 PM

Might have had a 212 once, but I can’t remember for sure…

Originally published by DK on February 21, 2017 at 11:32 pm

Saturday will be fun

Posted Thursday, February 16th, 2017 04:02 pm GMT -6 in Sports,Work at 4:02 PM

First SuperCross in the building 

Originally published by DK on February 16, 2017 at 4:02 pm

162-160-156-146-126

Posted Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 02:38 pm GMT -6 in Family,Sports at 2:38 PM

Need to get better

Originally published by DK on January 25, 2017 at 2:38 pm

She’s back in action

Posted Saturday, January 14th, 2017 03:16 pm GMT -6 in Family,Sports at 3:16 PM

MK bowling for Bloomington now

Originally published by DK on January 14, 2017 at 3:16 pm

That new scoreboard though

Posted Monday, January 9th, 2017 11:33 pm GMT -6 in Business,Sports,Technology at 11:33 PM

Nice job on the remodel so far

Originally published by DK on January 9, 2017 at 11:33 pm

Sweet 16 Bowling Party

Posted Sunday, January 8th, 2017 02:54 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food,Friends,Holidays,Sports at 2:54 PM

Thanks, Cedarvale

Originally published by DK on January 8, 2017 at 2:54 pm

Should’ve started months ago

Posted Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 07:29 pm GMT -6 in Football,Friends,Sports,Work at 7:29 PM

Team member ultimate football (and field goal contest) 🏈

Originally published by DK on December 28, 2016 at 7:29 pm

The sports graveyard

Posted Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 11:19 am GMT -6 in Golf,Shopping,Skiing,Sports at 11:19 AM

Flashbacks @ Goodwill

Originally published by DK on December 22, 2016 at 11:19 am

Wednesday at the Barn

Posted Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 07:44 pm GMT -6 in Friends,Schools,Sports at 7:44 PM

Gophers vs. The Mount

Originally published by DK on November 16, 2016 at 7:44 pm

Super salty bowler

Posted Saturday, November 5th, 2016 03:48 pm GMT -6 in Family,Schools,Sports at 3:48 PM

No phone makes MK something, something

Originally published by DK on November 5, 2016 at 3:48 pm

Another historic moment

Posted Monday, October 31st, 2016 07:57 am GMT -6 in Schools,Sports,Work at 7:57 AM

First MSHSL state championship game in the stadium (soccer semi between Andover & Stillwater)

Originally published by DK on October 31, 2016 at 7:57 am

Last race of the season

Posted Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 09:08 am GMT -6 in Family,Sports at 9:08 AM

MK in a relay, Farmington, MN

Originally published by DK on October 26, 2016 at 9:08 am

Time to hate the Swiss?

Posted Monday, October 24th, 2016 08:49 am GMT -6 in Sports,Work at 8:49 AM

USWNT vs. Switzerland @ U.S. Bank Stadium

Originally published by DK on October 24, 2016 at 8:49 am

Bowlin’ with my homie

Posted Friday, October 21st, 2016 06:29 pm GMT -6 in Family,Sports at 6:29 PM

2-2 against the bowling nerd

Originally published by DK on October 21, 2016 at 6:29 pm

On to victory

Posted Friday, September 30th, 2016 01:09 pm GMT -6 in Family,Sports at 1:09 PM

Fishy vs. Shakopee @ FRMS

Originally published by DK on September 30, 2016 at 1:09 pm

Interesting take on poutine

Posted Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 08:47 pm GMT -6 in Food,Sports at 8:47 PM

Really didn’t need this, but YOLO, right? Red Cow @ Target Field

Originally published by DK on September 20, 2016 at 8:47 pm

Practically paying me to attend

Posted Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 06:43 pm GMT -6 in Food,Sports at 6:43 PM

Free hat, sweatshirt and $20 gift certificate 

Originally published by DK on September 20, 2016 at 6:43 pm

Delta Club is *close*

Posted Monday, September 19th, 2016 02:28 am GMT -6 in Football,Sports,Work at 2:28 AM

Broken AP?

Originally published by DK on September 19, 2016 at 2:28 am

SNF on ice

Posted Monday, September 19th, 2016 02:26 am GMT -6 in Food,Football,Sports,Work at 2:26 AM

Kick-ass catering in the Delta 360 Club 

Originally published by DK on September 19, 2016 at 2:26 am

The loser presser

Posted Monday, September 19th, 2016 02:24 am GMT -6 in News,Sports,Work at 2:24 AM

Damn, that’s a lot of gear for the cheeseheads

Originally published by DK on September 19, 2016 at 2:24 am

Bowler (thug) life

Posted Saturday, September 17th, 2016 01:19 pm GMT -6 in Family,Schools,Sports at 1:19 PM

MK @ Mattie’s South St. Paul

Originally published by DK on September 17, 2016 at 1:19 pm

On your mark

Posted Thursday, September 15th, 2016 07:53 pm GMT -6 in Family,Sports at 7:53 PM

MK @ AV meet

Originally published by DK on September 15, 2016 at 7:53 pm

Obstructed view?

Posted Sunday, September 11th, 2016 01:53 pm GMT -6 in Sports at 1:53 PM

…or not. Again, people bitch about the Vikings for this, but it’s everywhere.

Originally published by DK on September 11, 2016 at 1:53 pm

3 HRs for the Bulldozer

Posted Monday, September 5th, 2016 06:02 pm GMT -6 in Sports at 6:02 PM

One highlight to the season

Originally published by DK on September 5, 2016 at 6:02 pm
 

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