A trusty staffer here at the Star Tribune, Jim Foster, snapped this photo today of the Metrodome's walls being demolished. Up until very recently demolition has included the roof (deflated in January) and the ancillary buildings and structures surrounding the bowl portion of the Dome.
For those of you who don't get downtown that often, the landscape surrounding the Dome has undergone a striking change. And work has continued despite this winter's frigid temperatures. The entire Dome is expected to be demolished by April, with the new $1 billion stadium opening July of 2016.
On Mexican soil for the first time as the Republican presidential nominee, a firm but measured Donald Trump defended the right of the United States to build a massive border wall along its southern flank, standing up for the centerpiece of his immigration plan in a country where he is widely despised.
The decision means the $15 minimum wage proposal and a police insurance question will not be on the November ballot. The state's highest court found that neither proposal to amend the city's charter met legal standards.
The 22-year-old former starter at Minnesota looks to redeem himself, more than two years after he was involved in a nightclub fight that left a former Minnesota State-Mankato player with a serious brain injury