If you'd told people 100 years ago that local beer was coming back, they'd wonder what you meant. Isn't it all local?
Updated: April 28, 2012, - 09:33 PM
Lester dirt is now the official state soil, according to our new Omnibus Agriculture Bill. I've actually read it. The deft prose, the lyrical turn of phrase -- why, it's almost like a Broadway show tune lyric. Let's all sing along:
Updated: April 28, 2012, - 04:07 PM
Two ways to describe the situation:
Updated: April 26, 2012, - 11:06 PM
It's hard to concentrate on building a replacement for the Metrodome when the Capitol Dome is bouncing chunks off your desk. So the Legislature took up the question of funding repairs.
Updated: April 21, 2012, - 07:11 PM
Thanks to vital scientific research at the University of Minnesota, we know now that dieting females may, in some cases, prefer food to sex. They also tend to stuff food in their cheeks until they bulge out and bury it under the fluff for later.
Updated: April 19, 2012, - 07:52 PM
Best Buy has appeared alongside the word "troubled" in recent stories, as if the company were sitting in a dark bar looking pensive, playing country-western songs on the jukebox. It is a tough business: Competition from the Internet has hammered brick-and-mortar stores -- even the ones that sell brick and mortar. Amazon gives free shipping with a 40-ton order.
Updated: April 14, 2012, - 04:18 PM
As a rule, I'd rather preserve than destroy, especially since Minneapolis has leveled so much of its history that it's a miracle the Foshay wasn't knocked down and replaced with a four-story indoor shopping mall. But it'll generate more taxes! And maybe have a Chili's! Right.
Updated: April 12, 2012, - 08:03 PM
The Minneapolis City Council has lifted a ban on citizens selling produce to other people. This is madness. That law was there for 39 years, and for good reason. Do you know what the reason was? You do? Could you tell me? Because I don't.
Updated: April 07, 2012, - 10:01 PM
The Legislature is considering trusting us with fireworks again, which some fear would open the gates to complete societal devolution, like beer sold on Sunday in grocery stores. Opponents of legalized fireworks should admit that most people can handle them without problem. Supporters should admit that a few people will get burned. Everyone should wonder why current laws don't seem enforced. Either the cops are busy with serious idiocy on July 4th, or there's a tacit understanding that as long as you're not setting off something that produces a tsunami in Lake Calhoun, you get a pass.
Updated: April 05, 2012, - 07:39 PM