Weather memories tend to fade quickly. But two events make 2011 stand out: the May tornado that sliced through the...
Updated: January 07, 2012, - 10:48 AM
After 28 years under the Teflon-coated ceiling of the Metrodome, Minnesota's new 39,504-seat outdoor --yes, outdoor--ballpark, Target Field, will host its first regular-season game April 12. The contest will mark the start of the Twins' 50th season in Minnesota. Almost everything about Target Field says Minnesota. The ballpark's exterior is a modern interpretation of the state's natural elements, including a façade of native Minnesota limestone. Local artwork abounds, including the striking wind veil on Target Plaza leading into the stadium by the 6th Street extension. The ballpark incorporates Minnesota native flowers, trees and shrubs throughout. Photos of past Twins line the club areas. And fans will certainly enjoy the heated main level concourse, heated concession areas, a wide variety of restaurants and concessions featuring a local flavor, plus wider concourses and more restrooms than the Metrodome offered. And for those who miss the Dome's roof, the upper-level canopy will provide weather protection for many seats. Getting to the new ballpark will not be much different from getting to the Dome, except you will have even more options, including light-rail transit, Northstar Commuter Rail, Metro Transit bus, Cedar Lake Bike Trail and around 25,000 parking spots throughout downtown Minneapolis.
Updated: March 31, 2010, - 02:02 PM
The United States spends far more on health care than any other advanced country, yet Americans’ health is mediocre.
Updated: March 02, 2010, - 12:07 PM