[Mpls] Park Board

2001-01-26 Thread Steve Brandt
and unruly the rest of the year,'' she said. Steve Brandt Staff Writer Star Tribune (Mpls-St. Paul) 425 Portland Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55488 612-673-4438 (voice) 612-673-4359 (fax) e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] ___ Minneapolis Issues Forum - Minnesota E

[Mpls] Nondisclosure of campaign finance reports

2001-02-01 Thread Steve Brandt
an unprecedented restriction, and that the county's campaign finance workers who process these reports always have been able to work around the public desire to inspect this data. This seems like something that is correctable without a lawsuit if enough people sound off. Steve Brandt Staff Writer Star

[Mpls] Disclosure of campaignh finance reports

2001-02-01 Thread Steve Brandt
his posting and were told to submit a list and we could get the reports next week. Marge Christianson, who used to run the county elections office before her recent retirement, never would have tolerated something like this. She actually thought she was there to serve the public. Steve

[Mpls] Tim Connolly writes: It will be about a week until they haveprocessed all the reports. A week is s

2001-02-02 Thread Steve Brandt
le county staff compile and organize the reports." Is there anyone else out there who subscribes to this today's-news-in-two-weeks approach? If so, e-mail me and I can probably arrange to have your newspaper for the day after November's city elections delivered to your neighbor's b

Re: [Mpls] DFL/Mayor's race opinion pieces

2001-02-28 Thread Steve Brandt
guess I'll have to learn links. Steve Brandt Staff Writer Star Tribune (Mpls-St. Paul) 425 Portland Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55488 612-673-4438 (voice) 612-673-4359 (fax) e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] ___ Minneapolis Issues Forum - Minnesota E-Democracy

Re: [Mpls] Re: Busses and Pollution

2001-03-01 Thread Steve Brandt
). The busses on order then hadn't been delivered to Metro Transit last time I checked. Steve Brandt Staff Writer Star Tribune (Mpls-St. Paul) 425 Portland Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55488 612-673-4438 (voice) 612-673-4359 (fax) e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] ___ Minneapolis

[Mpls] More census detail on Mpls

2001-03-30 Thread Steve Brandt
a breakdown of neighborhoods by race and Hispanic origin at the city web site: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/citywork/planning/Census2000/index.asp Steve Brandt Star Tribune ___ Minneapolis Issues Forum - Minnesota E-Democracy Post messages to: [EMAIL

[Mpls] Civil rights director

2001-03-30 Thread Steve Brandt
Timothy Connolly wrote: Nobody has mentioned the civil rights diector being awarded a half years severance pay from the executive committee. On the contrary, it was mentioned on page 13B of Thursday's Star Tribune. Steve Brandt Star Tribune

[Mpls] More census detail

2001-03-31 Thread Steve Brandt
database and check that. Steve Brandt Star Tribune ___ Minneapolis Issues Forum - Minnesota E-Democracy Post messages to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subscribe, Unsubscribe, Digest option, and more: http://e-democracy.org/mpls

[Mpls] Lavender vote

2001-04-03 Thread Steve Brandt
, which also represents employees of the Pioneer Press, Star Tribune and several smaller units. The Lavender employees become the first unionized GLBT publication in the nation. Now the Guild will work with Lavender employees to negotiate a contract. Steve Brandt Member of the Guild Organizing

[Mpls] List member speaks out

2001-04-15 Thread Steve Brandt
feelings. All editors must pass, and perhaps in the post-McGuire era this imbalance will be redressed. Steve Brandt Star Tribune ___ Minneapolis Issues Forum - Minnesota E-Democracy Post messages to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subscribe, Unsubscribe, Digest option

[Mpls] Is the Star Tribune inept, etc.

2001-04-19 Thread Steve Brandt
Steve Brandt; Staff Writer Next fall's elections could represent a political watershed for the nine-person board that governs the Minneapolis parks. I remain the person most responsible for the Park Board here. However, I have consciously cut back my coverage. The reason

[Mpls] garbles unsnarled

2001-04-25 Thread Steve Brandt
For those who were left confused by the garble at the end of the third paragraph in my story examining North Side racial turnover, here's a web address where it appears the way I wrote it: http://www.startribune.com/viewers/qview/cgi/qview.cgi?story=84043181template=metro_a_cache Steve Brandt

[Mpls] Star Tribune blah blah blah

2001-05-02 Thread Steve Brandt
parkways are now maintained by Public Works. There are a few other details to the agreement. It's something list readers who read the Dec. 10, 1999 editoion of the Star Tribune - The Newspaper That Doesn't Cover the Park Board - would already know. Steve Brandt Star Tribune

[Mpls] Conor Donnelly asked: I'm sitting here looking over a

2001-05-07 Thread Steve Brandt
of local interest. Steve Brandt Star Tribune neighborhoods guy ___ Minneapolis Issues Forum - Minnesota E-Democracy Post messages to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subscribe, Unsubscribe, Digest option, and more: http://e-democracy.org/mpls

[Mpls] May Day Parade electioneering

2001-05-07 Thread Steve Brandt
Honor or campaign workers for her. Did anyone else? Steve Brandt Kingfield ___ Minneapolis Issues Forum - Minnesota E-Democracy Post messages to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subscribe, Unsubscribe, Digest option, and more: http://e-democracy.org/mpls

Re: [Mpls] Mn property tax reform Minneapolis

2001-05-29 Thread Steve Brandt
Bill Dooley asks: What is the procedure for challenging an assessed value? There is a chart at the bottom of this web site: http://www.co.hennepin.mn.us/assessor/assessor.htm Steve Brandt Star Tribune ___ Minneapolis Issues Forum - Minnesota E-Democracy

[Mpls] Attracting new voters

2001-09-19 Thread Steve Brandt
cross the legal threshold as an item of value in the Second Ward university precincts, where some voters more often get the munchies. More recent events in Minneapolis have established a threshold of $5,000 to $10,000 for allegedly buying votes. Steve Brandt King Field

Re: [Mpls] Camp Coldwater a question...

2001-09-21 Thread Steve Brandt
for no reason? Steve Brandt here: This question can be argued on ideological grounds into perpetuity, and I'm sure it will be. But to give Brandon an answer to the question that I think he's asking, a previously completed segment of Hwy. 55 runs over the site of the four trees. The project

[Mpls] Likely voters?

2001-09-25 Thread Steve Brandt
for by less-likely voters or people who registered on election day, both groups tending to favor Ventura. But it's based on sound polling methodology. Steve Brandt Staff Writer Star Tribune (Mpls-St. Paul) 425 Portland Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55488 612-673-4438 (voice) 612-673-4359 (fax) e-mail

[Mpls] New threads for squirrels

2001-09-26 Thread Steve Brandt
Remember: our rules allow pointed disagreement, but require respectful discussion. -- Metal mesh works well for tulips, but you can avoid having to use it by planting daffodils. Squirrels leave them alone, in MINNEAPOLIS at least. They also seems to ignore scilla, which give a nice blue

[Mpls] Hollman and the Mayor--correction

2001-10-26 Thread Steve Brandt
Maura Brown's recitation of Hollman history requires correction in one respect. She asserts: Steve Brandt reported on many of these events at the time. Given that his mind is like a steel trap he should be able to correct any factual inaccuracies contained in this post. My wife and any number

[Mpls] Confused in Minneapolis

2001-11-04 Thread Steve Brandt
criticized by some opponents of the mayor after the September mayoral poll. Why have they not voiced the same criticisms now that a poll finds their candidate ahead by 20 points? Steve Brandt ___ Minneapolis Issues Forum - A Civil City Civic Discussion - Mn E

[Mpls] What is missing

2001-11-15 Thread Steve Brandt
The Minneapolis Times The Minneapolis Journal Newspaper row on 4th Street Steve Brandt Staff Writer Star Tribune (Mpls-St. Paul) 425 Portland Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55488 612-673-4438 (voice) 612-673-4359 (fax) e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] ___ Minneapolis Issues

[Mpls] More Kudos for Mpls: US Census Statistics

2001-12-18 Thread Steve Brandt
Ann Freeman writes: Based on the recently published 2000 Census Supplemental Survey, Minneapolis is ranked #1 in the country for bicycle commuting with an estimated average of 5,366 people riding to work each day on a bike. That is a 2.63% mode share. Steve Brandt: Not to rain

[Mpls] Whatever happene

2001-12-18 Thread Steve Brandt
Whatever happened to Herrongate? Clark Griffith, 7th Ward Look in the morning paper. Sabri's trial starts Jan. 14. Ortega's license hearing starts Feb. 12. Herron is presumably sentenced after the trial. Steve Brandt Newspaper of the Western Hemisphere

[Mpls] Property Taxes - Minneapolis vs. North Oaks

2001-12-20 Thread Steve Brandt
and Minneapolis is one of the most meaningless municipal comparisons that can be made. My understanding is that a number of services normally funded by government are privately funded in North Oaks. That's why the roads are private. Steve Brandt Kingfield Where you can bike on every street

[Mpls] New director for our libraries

2001-12-21 Thread Steve Brandt
job and doing so because of a feeling that she hasn't been as committed since doing so. Steve Brandt Staff Writer Star Tribune (Mpls-St. Paul) 425 Portland Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55488 612-673-4438 (voice) 612-673-4359 (fax) e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED

[Mpls] Iced out

2001-12-26 Thread Steve Brandt
It's quiet out there. Too quiet. My neighborhood's ice rink isn't ready yet. How about yours? Steve Brandt Skating on thin ice in Kingfield ___ Minneapolis Issues Forum - A Civil City Civic Discussion - Mn E-Democracy Post messages to: [EMAIL PROTECTED

[Mpls] TIF for dummies

2001-12-28 Thread Steve Brandt
Some people may find these helpful: City tax increment policy is at: http://www.mcda.org/policies_reports/Policies/Tax_increment.htm Some background about the common project is at: http://www.mcda.org/whats_new/cd_finances/common_project.htm Steve Brandt Downtown East by day Kingfield by night

[Mpls] Magical skating Happy New Year

2002-01-03 Thread Steve Brandt
a spectacular experience, wait for the moon to rise at 10:01 p.m. It helps you spot the ice fishing holes, but they're mostly clumped near the bandstand and the north beach. A question for the Park Board: Why isn't the bandshell's warming house open yet for this beautiful skating? Steve Brandt

[Mpls] 6th District Park Election

2002-01-13 Thread Steve Brandt
. There are color-coded detailed maps at MNDOT and perhaps in court files for anyone who wants to review this further. Steve Brandt Star Tribune Whose colleagues wish he'd dispose of his foot-high stack of Hwy. 55 documents ___ Minneapolis Issues Forum - A Civil City

[Mpls] Lydia House

2002-01-14 Thread Steve Brandt
David Piehl writes: Does anyone know how this study was constructed? (yes, I know I should read the book.) Steve Brandt: For those who do want to read the report, it can be ordered at this web site: http://www.cura.umn.edu/search/fullRecord.php A summary is appended below: Author

[Mpls] Mike Hohmann sai

2002-01-18 Thread Steve Brandt
Mike Hohmann said: In Mpls., we have our Minneapolis libraries and we pay for our Minneapolis Libraries... we also pay for Hennepin Co. Libraries which we are free to use as well. Brandt here: Actually, the county library levy is applied only to the suburban portion of the county. Steve

[Mpls] Sabri unindicted

2002-01-28 Thread Steve Brandt
http://www.startribune.com/stories/467/1129833.html Brandt StarTribune ___ Minneapolis Issues Forum - A Civil City Civic Discussion - Mn E-Democracy Post messages to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subscribe, Unsubscribe, Digest option, and more:

[Mpls] Stadia

2002-01-29 Thread Steve Brandt
This must be a first: A Star Tribune editorial on paying for the proposed stadia draws no angry List response. Battle fatigue out there? Steve Brandt Kingfield Next door to Lyndale, the home of the Minneapolis Millers ___ Minneapolis Issues Forum

[Mpls] Selwin Ortega hearing

2002-01-30 Thread Steve Brandt
Actually, the administrative law judge earlier this month postponed the Ortega licensure hearing to March 18-20 and 25-26. Whether those dates will stand may be determined by subsequent events. Steve Brandt Star Tribune ___ Minneapolis Issues Forum

[Mpls] Soccer in the city--youth and women's

2002-02-12 Thread Steve Brandt
to over 50, although late 30s to early 40s is probably the norm. Steve Brandt Kingfield Where some soccer fields actually have grass ___ Minneapolis Issues Forum - A Civil City Civic Discussion - Mn E-Democracy Post messages to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subscribe

[Mpls] Re: (Mpls) Camp Coldwater

2002-02-13 Thread Steve Brandt
that this photo was taken in 1991, so the roadways have changed. But it's still in the same place in relation to the Bureau of Mines buildings shown. Steve Brandt Kingfield Where hope springs eternal ___ Minneapolis Issues Forum - A Civil City Civic Discussion - Mn E

[Mpls] Re neighborhood debate

2002-02-16 Thread Steve Brandt
of debate into 17 inches means lots of stuff gets left out. Elimination is also the essence of elections. By the way, the Star Tribune wasn't a sponsor of the debate, as you assert. It was sponsored by Neighbors for Neighborhoods. Steve Brandt Star Tribune Where the bean counters, who must

[Mpls] Signs of the times

2002-02-18 Thread Steve Brandt
in anyone who would hold public office. Steve Brandt Star Tribune ___ Minneapolis Issues Forum - A Civil City Civic Discussion - Mn E-Democracy Post messages to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subscribe, Unsubscribe, Digest option, and more: http://e-democracy.org/mpls

[Mpls] Star Tribune naming neighborhoods in shooting deaths

2002-03-01 Thread Steve Brandt
certain neighborhoods, no one's let me in on it yet. Steve Brandt Kingfield Where hoops are shot more often than people ___ Minneapolis Issues Forum - A Civil City Civic Discussion - Mn E-Democracy Post messages to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subscribe, Unsubscribe

[Mpls] Grow and the list

2002-03-17 Thread Steve Brandt
the civic agenda in an election year, and a follow up to that on Nov. 11. And yes, both gave the link for subscribing to the List, even though it's readily obtainable by searching the Web. Yours for less PR in journalism, Steve Brandt Star Tribune {40 hours a week} Kingfield {128 hours a week

[Mpls] Sign of spring

2002-03-21 Thread Steve Brandt
A crocus was blooming this morning on the south side of the South Side Farm Store on E. 38th St. Maybe this reverse winter (warm in January, cold in March) hasn't killed off all signs of life. Steve Brandt Downtown East for work Kingfield for play

[Mpls] news coverage or Come on, Tim, get your facts straight

2002-03-22 Thread Steve Brandt
because it was in the Star Tribune a day before the Pioneer Press story, and had three times the length and detail of the Pioneer story. I could go on. But why bother? It would just let the facts get in the way of sloppy research. Steve Brandt Star Tribune

[Mpls] Neighborhood kickbacks

2002-03-27 Thread Steve Brandt
Barb Lickness asked: Does anyone know what the outcome was of the administrative court hearing on his businesses? Steve Brandt here: The administrative law judge's recommendation to the City Council in this matter is not expected for at least two months. I'll be reporting it when it is made

[Mpls] Do It Yourself Legal Research

2002-04-12 Thread Steve Brandt
David Piehl writes: This seems so illogical - I am not familiar with judge Kyle - what's his track record? Why would he make such a decision? Steve Brandt: I would refer anyone interested in exploring these issues to two sources: 1) The Star Tribune article of Jan. 29; and 2) the Memorandum

Re: [Mpls] City Pages article/Black Like Us/ Stalking Horse?

2002-04-12 Thread Steve Brandt
find it necessary to charge for access to archives older than a few weeks? What's up with that? Steve Brandt: I don't know the answer to Mark's question, but I do know that one can pull up Star Tribune articles for free at Minneapolis public libraries, or at least one could the last time I

[Mpls] Eight lanes on Lake Street

2002-04-21 Thread Steve Brandt
for several dozen intersections near Nicollet-Lake, under multiple scenarios. To view it, go to: http://www.startribune.com/stories/462/2244119.html Steve Brandt Star Tribune Glad the damn story finally got in the paper ___ Minneapolis Issues Forum - A Civil City

[Mpls] Bike registration

2002-04-25 Thread Steve Brandt
a used bike in the city or a new bike in the suburbs could also license their bike if they wanted some possibility of recovery after a theft. Steve Brandt Kingfield ___ Minneapolis Issues Forum - A Civil City Civic Discussion - Mn E-Democracy Post

[Mpls] Neighborhood Name Histories: Kingfield branch

2002-05-17 Thread Steve Brandt
North neighborhood although it has its own identity. Hawthorne is north of Broadway. Steve Brandt Kingfield A good place to live even if we can't agree on spelling ___ Minneapolis Issues Forum - A Civil City Civic Discussion - Mn E-Democracy Post messages

[Mpls] Be Bopping and sand piles in bike lanes

2002-05-17 Thread Steve Brandt
in mid-May to force a rider using a 25 cm tire virtually into the traffic lane. Steve Brandt Kingfield ___ Minneapolis Issues Forum - A Civil City Civic Discussion - Mn E-Democracy Post messages to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subscribe, Unsubscribe, Digest option

[Mpls] Neighborhood Names/Quiz

2002-05-20 Thread Steve Brandt
Who can name the earlier (1962) neighborhood names applied by the city to these areas? Jordan Lynnhurst North Bryant-south Central Near North (two neighborhood names) E-mail me by Wednesday noon. I'll post the correct answers that day, assuming I don't forget. Steve Brandt King Field

[Mpls] Property maps and neighborhood locator

2002-05-20 Thread Steve Brandt
.co.hennepin.mn.us/pins/addrsrch.jsp For a neighborhood locator for an address in Minneapolis:http://apps.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/pi.app/Reports/General_Information.asp Steve Brandt Enter his address and the computer will say King Field ___ Minneapolis Issues Forum

[Mpls] Wildlife

2002-05-21 Thread Steve Brandt
Unlike Mark Wilde's neighbor, I haven't seen any deer recently, but I did see a turkey a couple of weeks ago up along Groveland Avenue. Does anyone know if the foxes are still living in Roberts bird sanctuary? Steve Brandt King Field Kingfield Nicollet Field

[Mpls] Biernat/Herron coverage

2002-05-23 Thread Steve Brandt
the number of section cover stories (nine) in the first two months of the Herron disclosure. Steve Brandt Star Tribune ___ Minneapolis Issues Forum - A Civil City Civic Discussion - Mn E-Democracy Post messages to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subscribe, Unsubscribe, Digest

[Mpls] Another Star Tribune editor leaves

2002-05-24 Thread Steve Brandt
In case there's any interest out there, Star Tribune Managing Editor Pam Fine has announced her departure: http://www.startribune.com/stories/468/2858109.html Steve Brandt Star Tribune ___ Minneapolis Issues Forum - A Civil City Civic Discussion - Mn E

[Mpls] Neighborhood Names/Quiz

2002-05-25 Thread Steve Brandt
. A city park, which had its' name changed in 1968 and was dedicated to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King on 6/21/70. Steve Brandt Star Tribune ___ Minneapolis Issues Forum - A Civil City Civic Discussion - Mn E-Democracy Post messages to: [EMAIL PROTECTED

[Mpls] McKinsey preliminary recommendations

2002-05-31 Thread Steve Brandt
I'm willing to fax McKinsey's preliminary recommendations to anyone who wants to see them--even elected officials. Steve Brandt Star Tribune Steve Brandt Staff writer Star Tribune Phone: 612-673-4438 Fax: 612-673-4359 425 Portland Av. Minneapolis, MN 55488

[Mpls] New Park Board digs

2002-07-01 Thread Steve Brandt
Tim Connolly asks: And finally why have we only seen mention of this now in the Strib? Tim, it's because you didn't read the June 8 article, the first time it appeared. Steve Brandt Star Tribune ___ Minneapolis Issues Forum - A Civil City Civic

[Mpls] Environmental Concerns

2002-07-01 Thread Steve Brandt
After parking for the first time in the controversial Ace Hardware parking lot over the weekend, I'd prefer to see fewer flowers and more trees in the landscaping. The sun was pretty brutal and there was almost no shade in which to park. Steve Brandt Kingfield

[Mpls] Strib: Rybak reorganization met with skepticism

2002-07-26 Thread Steve Brandt
Lisa McDonald posts: Folks must be either blind or oblivious to the fact that NRP is a creature created by the Legislature and is multi-jurisdictional in orientation. Any changes in it's structure, including becoming essentially a department, must be approved by the Legislature. Steve Brandt

[Mpls] JHarmon writes: If memory serves, he [Fraser] was mayor whenthe gentrification and segregation too

2002-07-26 Thread Steve Brandt
JHarmon writes: If memory serves, he [Fraser] was mayor when the gentrification and segregation took place that resulted in poor minority people being steered toward the projects in the first place. Steve Brandt: The historical record shows that Sumner Field, the original project

[Mpls] Would the real Tom Johnson please stand up!

2002-07-31 Thread Steve Brandt
for Thomas Ls in the voter database is Lee at six individuals. The most common birth year for Thomas Ls is 1956 with five individuals. No other year had more than two. Steve Brandt Downtown East/Kingfield ___ Minneapolis Issues Forum - A Civil City Civic

[Mpls] Vickie Heller asks:

2002-08-01 Thread Steve Brandt
Vickie Heller asks: Has anyone disclosed how much McCafferty is paying himself in developer's fees? And what about the ongoing property management fees? And then the recurring asset management fees? And so on and so on. Steve Brandt: MCDA's project files are open to anyone willing to do

[Mpls] Police budget

2002-08-13 Thread Steve Brandt
. I hope that this summary provides more clarity for members of the list. Steve Brandt Star Tribune Steve Brandt_1.doc Description: MS-Word document

[Mpls] East Side Neighborhood Services

2002-08-21 Thread Steve Brandt
Barb Lickness asked: I saw an add for a Lawful Gambling Manager in last Sunday's paper for East Side Neighborhood Services. Do they do bingo or pulltabs? Could this be a way for other neighborhoods to make money? Steve Brandt: Anyone who wants to look up a gambling license may do so at this web

[Mpls] Thoughts on riots, media sins and the North Side

2002-08-30 Thread Steve Brandt
left the Pioneer Press to do so, her colleagues contributed a hefty collection to send with her to help finance these efforts. That's putting their money where their mouths are. Steve Brandt Star Tribune ___ Minneapolis Issues Forum - A Civil City Civic Discussion

[Mpls] Coverage of non-police voices

2002-09-03 Thread Steve Brandt
you are lying dazed in a hospital bed. For the record, for the second-day Star Tribune story on 8-24 reporters did quote Toney Powell and Otis Chineth, father of Julies Powell. You could look it up...if you're willing to let the facts get in the way of a good rant.. Steve Brandt Star Tribune

[Mpls] Car Crash 38th and Grand

2002-09-18 Thread Steve Brandt
The photo looks more like 36th and Grand to me, Ken. Steve Brandt Kingfield ___ Minneapolis Issues Forum - A Civil City Civic Discussion - Mn E-Democracy Post messages to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subscribe, Unsubscribe, Digest option, and more: http://e

[Mpls] Car Crash 38th and Grand

2002-09-19 Thread Steve Brandt
Wizard Marks suggests: Using neighborhood money under NRP or whatever other money pots you have, get speed tables installed Steve Brandt responds: Nice idea. But it won't work on either 36th or Grand because they are state-aid streets. MNDOT won't allow speed tables or speed humps on MSA

[Mpls] Riverview Supper Club

2002-09-27 Thread Steve Brandt
Susan Maricle asked for historical information on the Riverview. The obituary of owner Jimmy Fuller, which ran in the Star Tribune on Jan. 3, 2000, had a some background on the club. Steve Brandt Star Tribune ___ Minneapolis Issues Forum - A Civil City Civic

[Mpls] Flakes in Minneapolis

2002-10-07 Thread Steve Brandt
9:40 a.m., S. 4th St. near City Hall. Several snowflakes landed on my windshield. First sighting in Minneapolis or can someone beat that? Steve Brandt Born during the winter of 51-52 (the big one) ___ Minneapolis Issues Forum - A Civil City Civic Discussion

[Mpls] Minneapolis Land Values

2002-10-09 Thread Steve Brandt
and has the same assessment. As for Ms. Heller's mystification over when Cherryhomes and Tyler purchased their house, I refer her to my July 23, 2000 article on that topic. Evidently, the newspaper didnt get delivered in North Oaks that day. Steve Brandt Star Tribune Steve Brandt Staff writer

[Mpls] Nordeast: a derogatory term?

2002-10-10 Thread Steve Brandt
that it is a suburb, but cap it in a sentence such as ``I was happy growing up in Northeast,'' Dziedzic said. I note that occasional uses that violate this policy do slip through. Readers should feel to complain to Lou Gelfand at 673-4450 Steve Brandt Star Tribune

[Mpls] Rabbit sculpture

2002-10-22 Thread Steve Brandt
Dana Bacon writes: This should be the only rabbit of its kind, unless Jeff chooses to allow copies to be made. Everyone knows that rabbits reproduce like--well--rabbits... Steve Brandt Kingfield ___ Minneapolis Issues Forum - A City-focused Civic

[Mpls] List/Pages

2002-11-08 Thread Steve Brandt
Bob Alberti asks: But how do you know it wasn't an op-ed piece that he decided to share with the list? ;-) Steve Brandt: I read it on the list, and suggested to Jay Clark that it was well-written enough to have the makings of an op-ed piece. Steve Brandt Star Tribune

[Mpls] park board--some of the best money in town?

2002-11-13 Thread Steve Brandt
is getting a huge amount of use; lots of kids every time I'm playing/coaching soccer there. Steve Brandt Kingfield aka suburban East Harriet Farmstead ___ Minneapolis Issues Forum - A City-focused Civic Discussion - Mn E-Democracy Post messages to: mailto:mpls

[Mpls] Density

2002-11-13 Thread Steve Brandt
of zoning changes that would allow denser housing in Minneapolis -- especially if it's affordable -- is headed to the City Council. Steve Brandt Star Tribune An English-language daily newspaper published in Minneapolis ___ Minneapolis Issues Forum - A City

[Mpls] Not my screwup

2002-11-14 Thread Steve Brandt
that the convention would be held Friday. But an editor wanted to include it in our right-hand community update column on the Metro cover in today's paper. She inadvertently listed the date incorrectly as Saturday. But it's Friday. Steve Brandt Staff writer Star Tribune Phone: 612-673-4438 Fax: 612-673

[Mpls] Great skating at Isles

2002-12-09 Thread Steve Brandt
the lake. I ventured over to the Kenilworth lagoon and back. The ice was stable the whole way. I don't think the warming house will open for another week or so, and I don't know if the lights are on at night. But the moon doesn't set until 10:12 tonight Steve Brandt Kingfish Neighborhood

[Mpls] Downtown shopping

2002-12-18 Thread Steve Brandt
are absolutely jammed, even more so than during a nice summer noon during a weekday nowadays. There's also a nice shot of what I assume is the Miller ballpark near Nicollet and Lake. It's amazing how much of the neighboring commercial infrastrcuture has been lost since then. Steve Brandt Kingfield

[Mpls] Subprime lenders

2002-12-20 Thread Steve Brandt
restrictions on subprime lending is being drafted for City Council debate early next year. Steve Brandt Star Tribune ___ Minneapolis Issues Forum - A City-focused Civic Discussion - Mn E-Democracy Post messages to: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Subscribe

[Mpls] Link to boarded building list

2003-01-01 Thread Steve Brandt
/operations/inspections/housing_inspections/ch249online.pdf Steve Brandt Staff writer Star Tribune Phone: 612-673-4438 Fax: 612-673-4359 425 Portland Av. Minneapolis, MN 55488 ___ Minneapolis Issues Forum - A City-focused Civic Discussion - Mn E-Democracy Post

[Mpls] Saturday NRP session with neighborhoods and mayor

2003-01-11 Thread Steve Brandt
to his idea that neighborhood decision-making should guide more of the city's spending than just NRP allocations? Do you think that can be made to work? Steve Brandt Star Tribune ___ Minneapolis Issues Forum - A City-focused Civic Discussion - Mn E-Democracy

[Mpls] Star Tribune's coverage of Anti-War Demonstrations

2003-01-20 Thread Steve Brandt
Jim McGuire writes: Imagine my surprise when I read the Star Tribune this morning. 30,000 demonstrators was their report of the march in DC. The byline on the report was Associated Press and I can only conclude that this is lazy reporting by our local paper. Steve Brandt: Jim now has something

[Mpls] Stimson Building

2003-01-22 Thread Steve Brandt
rights to McCaffery, the MCDA board report is posted at: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/council/2003-meetings/20030131/docs/06_StimsonBldg.pdf Steve Brandt Star Tribune TEMPORARY REMINDER: 1. Send all posts in plain-text format. 2. Cut as much of the post you're responding to as possible

[Mpls] Taxation but less representation?

2003-01-22 Thread Steve Brandt
wasn't left without representation, except then-Third Ward (mostly today's Fifth) where both aldermen were convicted. Steve Brandt Kingfield TEMPORARY REMINDER: 1. Send all posts in plain-text format. 2. Cut as much of the post you're responding to as possible

[Mpls] Joe Barisonzi says:

2003-02-09 Thread Steve Brandt
, Phillips and the Ventura Village area of Phillips. Phillips neighborhood 2001: 78 2002: 65 Ventura Village 2001: 87 2002: 76 Minneapolis (overall) 2001: 58 2002: 56 Source: Minneapolis police, Star Tribune Steve Brandt Star Tribune Writing in Monday's business sectionon

[Mpls] Community journalist dies

2003-02-10 Thread Steve Brandt
many decades to renovate the Grain Belt brewery. One of the highlights of a reporting trip to Northeast for me was the likelihood of running into Mike at a community gathering. The community is the poorer for his parting. Steve Brandt Staff writer Star Tribune Phone: 612-673-4438 Fax: 612-673

[Mpls] AZIA Restuarant

2003-02-14 Thread Steve Brandt
of Valentines after 27 years of wedlock. Steve Brandt Kingfield TEMPORARY REMINDER: 1. Send all posts in plain-text format. 2. Cut as much of the post you're responding to as possible. Minneapolis Issues Forum - A City-focused Civic Discussion - Mn E-Democracy Post

[Mpls] Let's have some....

2003-02-21 Thread Steve Brandt
choice because she's not a librarian. Reasonable people can differ about whether that's good or bad. But at least it's not the same-old same-old. Steve Brandt Kingfield TEMPORARY REMINDER: 1. Send all posts in plain-text format. 2. Cut as much of the post you're responding to as possible

[Mpls] Highways

2003-02-23 Thread Steve Brandt
Minnepaolis. But below is an excerpt that may bear on the Mork-Gaardner discussion:Steve Brandt, Star Tribune The advent of the freeway was decades in the making. Congress, inspired by Germany's limited-access autobahns, directed a study of a national system of super highways. Two of Minnesota's

[Mpls] Minneapolis officers

2003-02-26 Thread Steve Brandt
Steve Brandt: I believe that people are referring to this incident, encapsulated in this morning's paper: In 1997, Storlie shot and wounded Lawrence Miles Jr., who was 15 at the time, in south Minneapolis after Miles ran past him with a BB gun. Storlie shot Miles, believing the teenager

[Mpls] Mike Hess asks: I have meant to ask this question for a while- as you drive through Mpls by the U

2003-03-06 Thread Steve Brandt
there. Steve Brandt Kingfield TEMPORARY REMINDER: 1. Send all posts in plain-text format. 2. Cut as much of the post you're responding

[Mpls] Tim Erickson posted: In 1950, Minneapolis had 521,718citizens represented by 13 Aldermen. Each war

2003-03-06 Thread Steve Brandt
of debate. The official numbers from the last census showed 33,667 in the Sixth Ward, and the real number is likely higher. Steve Brandt Kingfield TEMPORARY REMINDER: 1. Send all posts in plain-text format. 2. Cut as much of the post you're responding to as possible

[Mpls] Who says Mpls kids can't win the big one?

2003-03-14 Thread Steve Brandt
School Mock Trial Championship in New Orleans May 8 through 11. SB here: The List's Judy Borger is married to the aforementioned John Borger, and is the proud mother of Nick Borger, who was recognized indiviually for his student-attorney skills. Steve Brandt Kingfield TEMPORARY REMINDER: 1. Send

[Mpls] Wellstone's Memorial

2003-03-20 Thread Steve Brandt
List member Susan Marcicle asked me to post the URL to a column that Doug Grow wrote about political discussions at Schneider Drug, which is owned by Tom Sengupta. There's no live link but those with access to the Library can look it up online. It appeared on page 2b on Aprtil 10, 2000. Steve

[Mpls] Highest point

2003-03-21 Thread Steve Brandt
taller. Maybe some day I'll remember to bike the Grand Round counter clockwise. Steve Brandt Kingfield Some highs, few lows TEMPORARY REMINDER: 1. Send all posts in plain-text format. 2. Cut as much of the post you're responding to as possible. Minneapolis Issues

[Mpls] NRP vote; Kondirator

2003-03-21 Thread Steve Brandt
1) Here's a link to the NRP vote today that Jim Graham referred to: http://www.startribune.com/stories/462/3773427.html 2) Fans of the never-ending story of the Kondirator dispute may want to check out a story scheduled for Sunday's Star Tribune. Steve Brandt Since 1951 Star Tribune Since 1867

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