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by Rich
February 7th, 2016, 3:30 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing
Replies: 323
Views: 25024

Re: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing

VAStationDude wrote:Apparently where you went to school didn't teach reading comprehension. I wrote Minnetonka does whatever they can block poor people from living in the district.
Yikes! You're right, I completely misread that.
by Rich
February 7th, 2016, 2:47 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing
Replies: 323
Views: 25024

Re: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing

Minneapolis should learn from Minnetonka and do whatever they can to shut out anyone who isn't poor from living in the district. That's the exact opposite of the truth. About a third of Minnetonka students - almost 3,000 kids - are open enrollees who commute from other districts. It’s first-come, f...
by Rich
February 2nd, 2016, 12:33 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Chanhassen - Chaska - Carver County - General Topics
Replies: 103
Views: 12736

Re: General Discussion: Chanhassen - Chaska - Carver County

Popularity of Chaska curling club has blown away expectations It’s perfectly positioned halfway between 212 and 169. And they’ve virtually cornered the market on curling anywhere within a 20-minute drive. All of which is populated by folks with outsized disposable income and leisure time. So I’m su...
by Rich
January 27th, 2016, 7:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 538
Views: 63636

Re: Minneapolis Park System

Anondson wrote:With the future Vikings front yard having trouble getting donations to pay for it, in contrast, General Mills donated $3 million to help fund upgrades along the river.
$9 million has been raised for upgrades along the river. $10.5 million has been raised for The Commons.
by Rich
December 9th, 2015, 12:44 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Sports: Pro & Con
Replies: 200
Views: 7483

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

It’s not just sportswear. Racist idiots also tend to wear pants. I’d like Matt’s thoughts on the correlation between racism and the wearing of pants.
by Rich
December 7th, 2015, 9:44 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Vikings Stadium Legislation/Financing Package
Replies: 261
Views: 18354

Re: USBank Stadium LRT Station, Ped Bridge & Plaza (MSFA blo

David Greene wrote:Interesting how mandates break down systemic barriers
Public funding makes those mandates possible, right? It’ll also be interesting to see how many minorities make up the privately-funded MLS stadium workforce.
by Rich
December 5th, 2015, 9:29 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Excelsior and Lake Minnetonka Cities - General Topics
Replies: 71
Views: 8005

Re: Excelsior and Lake Minnetonka Cities - General Topics

The Excelsior boutique hotel is dead. "Simply put, the costs of construction of the current design are too high to be spread over so few rooms" said the developer.

http://www.startribune.com/plans-for-mu ... 360642301/
by Rich
November 20th, 2015, 10:32 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium LRT Station, Ped Bridge & Plaza (MSFA block)
Replies: 466
Views: 54406

Re: Stadium LRT Station, Ped Bridge & Plaza (MSFA block)

Also, U.S. Bank Stadium’s design funnels 85% of the fans through the west doors. So there might frequently be as many as 55,000 people milling about the area of the tracks. From the Metrodome, people scattered much moreso in all directions.
by Rich
November 16th, 2015, 9:35 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Road Crime
Replies: 420
Views: 45337

Re: Road Crime

Could it be possible that this cyclist ignored a stop sign and sped into the path of an oncoming vehicle? And if that’s indeed what happened, would “the entire system” still be to blame?
by Rich
November 16th, 2015, 8:25 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Road Crime
Replies: 420
Views: 45337

Re: Road Crime

Pioneer Press wrote:there appears to have been no misconduct or impairment on the part of the driver...reports indicate the collision may have been the fault of the cyclist
by Rich
November 6th, 2015, 8:01 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Friendships and the Built Environment
Replies: 14
Views: 979

Re: Friendships and the Built Environment

Our suburban family ends up chatting with suburban neighbors while raking leaves, walking the dog, collecting the mail, shoveling the drive, tending the garden, mowing the lawn and pruning shrubs and trees. We bump into folks at the beach, in the park, at the coffee shop, grocery store, hardware sto...
by Rich
November 2nd, 2015, 4:32 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Road Crime
Replies: 420
Views: 45337

Re: Road Crime

Apparently the 5-yr-old jumped from an eastbound car and was quickly struck in the westbound lane by a driver who couldn’t stop in time.

http://www.startribune.com/trick-or-tre ... 339416871/
by Rich
October 29th, 2015, 11:57 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 952
Views: 86745

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

That's actually $95,000 per capita income, not median household income.
by Rich
October 6th, 2015, 9:19 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Road Crime
Replies: 420
Views: 45337

Re: Road Crime

MNdible wrote:Rich, you just walked into his trap.
I know. He’s full of mischief isn’t he? :D
by Rich
October 6th, 2015, 9:04 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Road Crime
Replies: 420
Views: 45337

Re: Road Crime

So we should conclude that all motorists are “the worst” because 21-year-old Shatavia N. Jackson of St. Paul once behaved badly?
by Rich
October 6th, 2015, 6:50 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59902

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

by Rich
September 15th, 2015, 4:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Commons - Downtown East Park
Replies: 687
Views: 95962

Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apt

Park Ave is also closed at the moment. So that bit of congestion is actually not related to the Portland closure.
by Rich
September 14th, 2015, 9:27 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Commons - Downtown East Park
Replies: 687
Views: 95962

Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

Now might be a good time to note how disruptive the removal of Portland would be, because it looks like it's closed.

http://webcampub.multivista.com/index.c ... 298F7B8EF9
by Rich
September 11th, 2015, 9:44 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Vikings Stadium Legislation/Financing Package
Replies: 261
Views: 18354

Re: Vikings Stadium Legislation/Financing Package

LakeCharles wrote:I think its a big assumption to assume they'll grow 5% every year for 30 years.
Historically the salary cap has risen closer to 6% a year. In 1995 it was only $37 million, now it's $143 million.
by Rich
September 11th, 2015, 8:45 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Vikings Stadium Legislation/Financing Package
Replies: 261
Views: 18354

Re: Vikings Stadium Legislation/Financing Package

Most of NFL revenue is TV contract money. And that money is used to pay players’ salaries. Taxes on players’ salaries will add $14 million to Minnesota coffers this year. This number increases annually by 5% or so as the salary cap grows. Next year it’ll be nearly $15 million, in 10 years it’ll be $...

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