Mike Kaszuba

Reporter | Politics and government
Phone: 651-222-1672
Mike Kaszuba has been a reporter at the Star Tribune for 29 years, and has covered a wide range of government agencies including the city of Minneapolis, Hennepin County and the state of Minnesota.

Recent content from Mike Kaszuba

Football concussion fallout extends to youth programs

Local administrators are worried that the headlines surrounding the NFL over lawsuits, debilitating head injuries and even suicides are making parents reluctant to sign up their sons for football.

Updated: August 04, 2012, - 11:32 PM

Titans hit field for TCF Bank Stadium battle: Coke vs. Pepsi

The Minnesota Vikings and the University of Minnesota are playing their own version of Coke vs. Pepsi -- with millions of dollars at stake.

Updated: July 17, 2012, - 10:37 PM

Vikings to pay $50M more in deal passed by House; Senate up next

The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to spend $477 million —$50 million more than they had planned — to get a new stadium under a deal that was given final House approval around 3:30 Thursday morning.

Updated: July 16, 2012, - 04:49 PM

A life of contradictions: Shedding light on Dark Star

Once he was plain old George, and then, foibles and all, he turned himself into one of the Twin Cities' most flamboyant sports media personalities. Like the name he took to his death, he was full of contradictions.

Updated: July 12, 2012, - 07:48 AM

Wild must wait to see payoff on investment

After committing $196 million to marquee players Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, Minnesota's team must maintain fan interest, improve ratings ... and make money.

Updated: July 08, 2012, - 02:07 AM

Sioux gain major role at Canterbury

Agreement details unprecedented presence of Mystic Lake Casino owners in horse-racetrack operations.

Updated: June 27, 2012, - 12:10 AM

Economic punch of Target Field tailing off after first couple of years

Tax revenue is down, but new ballpark is still a good draw to downtown restaurants and bars.

Updated: June 25, 2012, - 12:45 PM

NFL faces image-damage contrast

The league enjoys popularity and profitability, despite growing claims of players' health issues.

Updated: June 10, 2012, - 08:25 AM

Local racing industry at Canterbury in line for a revival

The political jockeying that effectively ended racino efforts is a boon for Canterbury Park.

Updated: June 09, 2012, - 07:52 PM

Hot Dish Politics: New panel led by Hackbarth pretty quiet

Fresh off the victory that gave Republicans the House majority in 2010, veteran Rep. Tom Hackbarth was named chairman of an influential House committee dealing with environment, energy and national resources issues.

Updated: May 26, 2012, - 11:40 PM

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