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

Sept. 16, 2012: The truth behind Wally Hilgenberg's death

Wally Hilgenberg's family gave his brain for research in Boston. What they've learned has made them uneasy with a sport central to their lives.

Updated: September 17, 2012, - 10:13 AM

Sept. 7: On tap at Gophers football stadium: $7.25 beer at 8 tents

The U's two-year experiment of selling alcohol at the 50,800-seat TCF Bank Stadium begins Saturday when the football team plays its first home game against New Hampshire.

Updated: September 07, 2012, - 06:38 AM

All-Star Game's payoff: Homer or a solid single?

It's hard to guess the rewards coming to Minneapolis in 2014.

Updated: August 30, 2012, - 11:11 AM

Aug. 18, 2012: Not yet 10 and risking football concussions

Children are not immune from head injuries, forcing hard choices.

Updated: August 17, 2012, - 09:34 PM

Football's still a tough sell at U

Three years after opening a new football stadium, the University of Minnesota is scrambling to get students -- and fans in general -- interested in going to the games.

Updated: August 16, 2012, - 03:47 PM

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

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