7 Minute Miles

Wait, Chris Pratt was born in Virginia, Minnesota and was discovered waiting tables at the Maui Bubba Gump?

@kingsbury tweeted Thursday, March 5th, 2020 10:31 pm GMT -5

They finally made it big

pic posted Thursday, March 5th, 2020 08:44 am GMT -5

Guard the Cyber Citadel

pic posted Thursday, March 5th, 2020 12:29 am GMT -5

Hope you find it in everything, everything that you see…

- Hide and Seek

quoted Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 11:30 pm GMT -5

High school flashback night with Howard Jones in Saint Paul

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 11:20 pm GMT -5

This isn’t the Ordway

pic posted Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 08:12 pm GMT -5

Best hockey TV day of the year

pic posted Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 11:26 am GMT -5

I wish we got Sweet Lou on every Wild broadcast

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 09:44 pm GMT -5

I vote for the fish burger

pic posted Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 07:03 pm GMT -5

Looking for a pair of entry-level nerds to join the stadium team in 2020

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 12:12 pm GMT -5

Hoping I’ve turned the corner on the crud – too much change to deal with to be sick right now

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 09:59 am GMT -5

1:49 AM

pic posted Monday, March 2nd, 2020 01:50 am GMT -5

Technically haven’t left home

pic posted Sunday, March 1st, 2020 12:48 pm GMT -5

I hate being sick

pic posted Saturday, February 29th, 2020 04:02 pm GMT -5

The glasses beat the Real ID

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 08:19 pm GMT -5

This was amazing

pic posted Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 08:33 pm GMT -5

Solid

pic posted Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 08:30 pm GMT -5

Sent my first faxes in probably 10 years today – almost had to ask for help

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 04:51 pm GMT -5

Meet Minneapolis 2020

pic posted Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 12:20 pm GMT -5

Everybody counts or nobody counts…

- Bosch

quoted Monday, February 24th, 2020 08:21 pm GMT -5

Hitting all the old family spots

pic posted Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 11:30 pm GMT -5

Say “cheese!”

pic posted Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 01:22 pm GMT -5

The OG Luncheon

pic posted Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 01:11 pm GMT -5

The Greatest Day

pic posted Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 10:30 am GMT -5

Denial bubble has burst

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 08:22 am GMT -5

It’s like a treasure hunt

pic posted Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 08:20 am GMT -5

Another family tradition

pic posted Friday, February 21st, 2020 09:58 pm GMT -5

Love bug

pic posted Friday, February 21st, 2020 04:32 pm GMT -5

This seems like an impossible project, but it has to happen #Lombard

@kingsbury tweeted Friday, February 21st, 2020 04:05 pm GMT -5

THE most powerful tool

pic posted Friday, February 21st, 2020 03:40 pm GMT -5

That Linwood Style

pic posted Thursday, February 20th, 2020 10:49 pm GMT -5

We played a dangerous game

pic posted Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 07:56 pm GMT -5

That Five Drinks Thing

story posted Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 05:14 pm GMT -5

I usually don’t like to do the social media question thing *on* social media, but I’m intrigued by the “5 Drinks to get to know me” one:

  • Mountain Dew
  • Cherry Coke
  • Any cider > any beer
  • Old Fashioned
  • Octo’s Madagascar

Honorable mentions to the Epiphany at Prohibition and just about anything from Marvel Bar…

The race is on between my new glasses and my new Real ID – been a month so far on both

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 08:26 am GMT -5

I buried my Mama and I buried my Pa. They sleep up the street beside that pretty brick wall. I bring them flowers about every day. But I just gotta cry when I think what they’d say…

- Our Town

quoted Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 11:02 pm GMT -5

Lots of menu changes

pic posted Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 01:21 pm GMT -5

FU, Goat

pic posted Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 11:30 am GMT -5

She’s 22 (and ️❤️ squirrels)

pic posted Monday, February 17th, 2020 06:29 pm GMT -5

Office visitors

pic posted Saturday, February 15th, 2020 09:28 pm GMT -5

A classic ❤️

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, February 15th, 2020 10:21 am GMT -5

Valentine pasta

pic posted Friday, February 14th, 2020 06:45 pm GMT -5

This can only mean one thing

pic posted Friday, February 14th, 2020 05:11 pm GMT -5

The losing streak is over

pic posted Friday, February 14th, 2020 02:38 pm GMT -5

Steak and potatoes, Adam-style

pic posted Thursday, February 13th, 2020 06:44 pm GMT -5

Future Farmer?

pic posted Thursday, February 13th, 2020 01:04 pm GMT -5

RIP Michael Kingsbury, 1946-2020

story posted Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 10:45 pm GMT -5

It seems like I’ve written way too many “RIP” posts recently and unfortunately that now includes my father Mike, who died on Monday at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in downtown Saint Paul. With Colleen’s mom Jean passing at the end of 2019, we are now officially out of parents/grandparents, which is a really, really tough thing to process.

Dad’s medical journey started back in October when he was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. He had surgery at Saint John’s Hospital in Maplewood to have his thyroid glands removed. That procedure went fine and the first few times I visited him out there, he was sitting in the chair next to his bed with his iPad playing video poker and could walk around the room. The surgery was close to his vocal cords, though, so he talked in a whisper-voice. Things seemed to be progressing nicely and he was transferred to Bethesda Hospital in Saint Paul, which is now an intermediate care facility in the Fairview system.

After only a few days at Bethesda, I got the first of many calls that said they needed to transfer him to the ICU at Saint Joe’s to deal with more serious complications that they couldn’t handle at Bethesda. These included a chyle leak, heart and breathing issues and the eventual installation of a tracheostomy tube, connection to a ventilator and installation of a pacemaker. Unfortunately, his condition continued to weaken even after these steps were taken, leaving him bedridden and unable to talk. My brother and sister traveled back to Saint Paul last weekend upon the recommendation of the palliative care team at St. Joe’s and we all got to say our goodbyes before he passed away peacefully just before 1 p.m. on Monday afternoon.

Like my mom, my dad loved being a grandparent to our daughters. As I’ve gone back looking for the photos posted below, I remember that he really liked combining his interests with Sasha and Marisa, whether it was a Twins game, a visit to a Disney park or the annual trip to Grand Marais and the North Shore. He loved playing video poker on his iPad (with fake money) and at many of the Minnesota tribal casinos with me and other family members (for real money). He visited me during my time at Fortune Bay, we made many round trip drives from Grand Marais to Grand Portage, used our free spin coupons at Treasure Island, stopped in at Grand Casino Hinckley on the way to Duluth to play the nickel poker machines and occasionally I would even get him to step out at the ritzy Mystic Lake.

The Twins were a huge deal for my dad. I’m super proud of him for going on the team trip to Seattle last year solo. He had partial season tickets for many years and we all liked to attend games with him (or stop by and visit if we had our own tickets). He’d participate in Twins Fest every year, would go to spring training games in Florida with Brian and Patti and had a great time at the bigger events like the All Star Game and last year’s playoff game (stupid Yankees). His man cave is full of Twins bobbleheads and signed baseballs and it will be bittersweet if they have a great season this year – although he did get to experience both 1987 and 1991. I still have the foul ball I got on 9-5-79 at Met Stadium sitting on my desk that he went and had signed after the game by the Twins hitter (Jesus Vega: Twins 8, Royals 3). If I remember right, the KC pitcher was the Mad Hungarian himself, Al Hrabosky.

Thank you to everyone at Mueller-Bies Funeral Home, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and Acacia Park Cemetery for your help in arranging the events scheduled for next week (please see the obituary below for details). Thanks also to everyone who has expressed their condolences and reached out to our family in this time of grief.

Love you, dad. ❤️

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

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Well, I can’t seem to find anything wrong with you, Mr. Babar

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 01:50 pm GMT -5

Still so thankful for this place

pic posted Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 11:22 am GMT -5

Fun little diversion

pic posted Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 12:28 am GMT -5

Hey @TheAthleticMIN, how about a feature on the app that reads @RussoHockey tweets in my headphones during the game?

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 08:33 pm GMT -5

Thanks, Dad ️❤️ 9/7/46 – 2/10/20

pic posted Monday, February 10th, 2020 11:29 pm GMT -5

Lida’s Lovely Flip

pic posted Monday, February 10th, 2020 11:19 pm GMT -5

New brunch menu alert

pic posted Saturday, February 8th, 2020 08:31 pm GMT -5

Saint Paul classic

pic posted Friday, February 7th, 2020 06:40 pm GMT -5

Slowly, desparatly slowly, the remains of passage debris that encumbered the lower part of the doorway was removed. With trembling hands I made a tiny breach in the upper left-hand corner. And then, widening the hole a little, I inserted the candle and peered in. The hot air escaping from the chamber caused the flame to flicker, but presently details of the room within emerged from the mist…

- Howard Carter (via Kryptos)

quoted Thursday, February 6th, 2020 10:55 am GMT -5

FINALLY

pic posted Thursday, February 6th, 2020 07:52 am GMT -5

Fun night listening to Juliana Hatfield sing Police and ONJ songs at the Turf Club

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 11:22 pm GMT -5

Tumultuous Tea Party

pic posted Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 07:40 pm GMT -5

Ah, the memories

pic posted Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 04:04 pm GMT -5

Logo as old as me

pic posted Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 04:01 pm GMT -5

Kept It Hot

pic posted Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 09:51 pm GMT -5

Buffalo Tap Creek

pic posted Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 09:46 pm GMT -5

False advertising

pic posted Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 09:39 pm GMT -5

Vikings briefing is delicious

pic posted Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 12:43 pm GMT -5

Grumpy’s, NO MOR

pic posted Monday, February 3rd, 2020 02:32 pm GMT -5

More landmark birthdays: Target Field turns 10, Xcel Energy Center is 20 and Target Center is 30

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, February 3rd, 2020 09:43 am GMT -5

Congrats to everyone behind the scenes at Hard Rock Stadium (and the Populous crew) – it’s over!

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, February 3rd, 2020 09:19 am GMT -5
 

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