Staff Directory 10644666

Casey Common

Digital copy desk chief | Newsroom
phone: 612-673-7096
Casey Common is the Star Tribune's digital copy desk chief.
Recent content from Casey Common
U.S. Bank Stadium rises 30 stories above the east side of downtown Minneapolis. It cost $1.1 billion to build and opened in August 2016.

Attention, first-timers: Get to know Minneapolis' U.S. Bank Stadium

If Super Bowl LII is your first visit to U.S. Bank Stadium, these quick facts will get you up to speed on Minneapolis’ new stadium.…
Fowl! Bird strike blamed for damage to plane carrying NBA's Thunder from MSP

Fowl! Bird strike blamed for damage to plane carrying NBA's Thunder from MSP

Players got an alarming sight after they exited their plane in Chicago after their flight from Minneapolis-St. Paul.
The Allianz Life building in Golden Valley.

Getting to know Allianz: It has a long Twin Cities history

Allianz Life has a German name (pronounced “AH-lee-ahnz”), but it has deep roots in the Twin Cities. The company dates back to the North American…
Every Bloomington kid growing up in the 1970s remembers the giant screen at the Mann Southtown theater.

REVIEW: 'Sting-Ray Afternoons,' by Steve Rushin

NONFICTION: Steve Rushin's memoir is a nostalgic look at growing up in Bloomington in the 1970s.
The White House in Washington, in a 2008 file photo.

Minnesota and the presidents: Take our Presidents' Day quiz

No, there are no presidents from Minnesota. But Minnesota has had plenty of close connections to the White House. On this Presidents' Day, let's see how well you know them.
A container of Spam, seen resting at 16,230 feet (4,947 meters) on the slopes of a canyon leading to the Sirena Deep in the Mariana trench in the Paci

Even in the ocean depths, there's no escape from Spam

A photo of Spam on the ocean floor circulated in the wake of a report on deep-ocean pollution.
A screenshot from "Easy Driver," a new ad for Mercedes-Benz directed by Joel and Ethan Coen that will appear during this year's Super Bowl.

See the Coen brothers' new Super Bowl ad for Mercedes

Their new ad stars "Easy Rider" star and baby boomer icon Peter Fonda.
Gophers wide receiver Drew Wolitarsky, center, flanked by quarterback Mitch Leidner, left, and tight end Duke Anyanwu, read the statement on behalf of

What you need to know about the Gophers football controversy

The case goes back to an incident that took place the night of Sept. 1.
FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2015, file photo, Comcast trucks are parked in a lot in the company's Westford, Mass. operations center.

Comcast to roll out internet data caps in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Starting Nov. 1, most residential customers will be limited to 1 terabyte a month or face hefty fees.
Two St. Paul coffee shops will be serving up free “Luke’s” coffee Wednesday morning, courtesy of Netflix, which is bringing back "Gilmore Girls.

Some free coffee while you wait for the new 'Gilmore Girls'

A national Netflix promotion Wednesday morning includes two St. Paul coffee shops.
Traffic should move freely this weekend on I-694 in Fridley.

I-694 to stay open this weekend; bridge painting postponed

If you live in the north suburbs, there’s one side benefit to all this rain: Interstate 694 will stay open this weekend. Because of more…

MSU Mankato cancels hockey game because of flu

Minnesota State Mankato canceled Saturday night's men's hockey game vs. Princeton in Mankato after the school said several Mankato players came down with the flu.
An image from a security camera of two men who robbed the Guaranty Bank in Coon Rapids on Friday, November 14, 2014.

FBI searching for Coon Rapids bank robbers

The two men escaped with cash after locking two bank employees in the vault.
A DOT truck plowing snow on Hwy. 56 near Kenyon.

Snow emergencies declared in Minneapolis, St. Paul

A quick-moving storm dropped 2 to 5 inches of snow on the Twin Cities area early Saturday morning.
U.S. Army soldiers crossed the Ourthe River in Houffalize, Belgium, on Jan. 17, 1945, to seal off the town during the Battle of the Bulge, a turning p

Triumph and tragedy: "Guns at Last Light," by Rick Atkinson

The third book of Rick Atkinson's World War II trilogy tells the stories of the generals and the GIs in the Allied armies' final sweep across Western Europe.
Dolley Madison

NONFICTION: "Mr. and Mrs. Madison's War," by Hugh Howard

An account of the heroics of the War of 1812, in which the White House burned and nobody really won.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs

NONFICTION REVIEW: Bringing a visionary into focus

Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs is fascinating and thorough, but he provides few insights.
Washington: A Live by Ron Chernow

Right man, right time

A new look portrays Washington as indispensable for Revolutionary America.

Hwys. 41 and 101 closed over Minnesota River

Rush hour just got a lot more complicated for commuters in the southwest metro, as flooding closed two key roads over the Minnesota River. The closures are indefinite.
I.O.U., John Lanchester

'I.O.U.' treads well-worn path with new steps

A look at the reasons behind the credit crunch, with pithy anecdotes and stories.

Twin Cities are No. 61 in measure of recession's toll

The recession's toll on the metro area's economy puts the region about in the middle of the pack among large U.S. cities, a report out today says -- except for a lackluster housing market.

A look at the faces behind Wall Street's black eye

Kate Kelly falls short on analysis, but her account of Bear Stearns' collapse paints rich and revealing profiles of the people behind the company.
Southern Storm by Noah Andre Trudeau

A Civil War buff's delight

This comprehensive look at Sherman's march to the sea is based on the letters of those who were there.

Firming up plans for loose-meat sandwich revival

With the State Fair underway, it seems a fair gastronomic question: Is Minnesota hungry for loose-meat sandwiches?

MoneyGram finds equity investor

The St. Louis Park money-transfer specialist, pursued by a hostile suitor, also disclosed a paper loss of $860 million on mortgage-backed securities.
UnitedHealth Group CEO William McGuire

Judge rules McGuire's options to stay frozen

Despite a settlement in the UnitedHealth Group Inc. stock-option case this month, a federal judge in Minneapolis ruled Wednesday that about $800 million worth of former CEO William McGuire's options will remain frozen for now.

The state we're in

A patchwork of small, personal stories stitches together Minnesota's social history.
Read our comment standards

StarTribune.com welcomes and encourages readers to comment and engage in substantive, mutually respectful exchanges over news topics. Commenters must follow our Terms of Use.

  1. Keep it civil and stay on topic.
  2. No profanity, vulgarity, racial slurs or personal attacks.
  3. Comments with web links are not permitted.
  4. Comments that violate the above will be removed. Repeat violators may lose their commenting privileges on StarTribune.com.

Comments will be reviewed before being published.

More from Star Tribune