Seven years ago today at 6:05 p.m., the I-35W Bridge collapsed near downtown Minneapolis. Thirteen people died, and another 145 were injured.
Photos via the Minnesota Historical Society
Shinders, Downtown Minneapolis, 1973.
Took this as a lad with my Minolta Hi-matic 7s, which I still have!
I Drank a Cup of Hot Coffee That Was Overnighted Across the Country
Last week, Thermos overnighted me a cup of hot coffee from Minneapolis to Washington, D.C., to see if it could. It was a bald-faced PR stunt. It succeeded in both senses: The coffee was still hot by the time it reached me, and I am writing about it now.
Now you’ve been warned: This is an article about a PR stunt. It was, however, an extraordinary PR stunt—well-executed, conceptually simple, and bubbling with zeitgeist. And I accepted the hot coffee for reasons beyond my love of roasted arabica.
Pretty cool article that just went up today at The Atlantic.
Let’s hope the Minneapolis College of Art and Design releases the übergroovy soundtrack to this 1985 promo spot.
Today is our 40th Anniversary!!!
We want to thank all of you for making our club strive over these past 40 years! Here’s to bringing you the best music on the West Bank for another 40+ years to come!
Cabooze wants to know what your favorite show(s) have been over the years?!
Pictured is the Joint Bar in 1951
"Cedar-Riverside…home of the old…home of the new…an ever-changing menagerie of faces and facades." - The Augsburgian, 1972-73
that was a good #sunset… #minneapolis #minnesota #bridges #mississippiriver #dusk #clouds #skyline
my latest map for virgin australia’s voyeur magazine
i read a lot about the ‘juicy lucy’ burger for this illustration.
it sounds really, REALLY good.
Suspect arrested after Mendota Heights police officer killed
Brian Fitch, left, was being sought in the fatal shooting of Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick, right.
A suspect was shot and wounded by police late Wednesday before being taken into custody during a dramatic manhunt that followed the fatal shooting of a Mendota Heights police officer.
At about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, many police cars and ambulances congregated at Sycamore and Park streets, just off of Rice Street, in St. Paul’s North End, and there were reports that shots had been fired. Just before 9 p.m., Fitch and a woman who was with him, both of whom were shot and wounded by police, had been taken into custody. Both were taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. Police said they were expected to survive, police said.
Officer Scott Thomas Patrick, 47, of Mendota Heights, was killed about 12:20 p.m. during what began as a routine traffic stop on Dodd Road near Smith Avenue in West St. Paul, just two blocks from his city’s limits.
Mendota Heights police officer shot, killed during traffic stop
Mendota Heights’ most senior police officer was shot and killed during a traffic stop Wednesday near Dodd Road and Smith Avenue in West St. Paul.
A manhunt is on for the suspect.
Officer Scott Patrick, a 47-year-old who was married and had two teenaged children, died at Regions Hospital, said Mendota Heights Police Chief Mike Aschenbrener.
Patrick was about two blocks into West St. Paul and conducting a routine traffic stop when he was shot about 12:20 p.m., Aschenbrener said
Police are searching for 39-year-old Brian Fitch, Sr. (pictured), who lives in the South St. Paul/West St. Paul area, Aschenbrener said. Fitch has a lengthy criminal history, including convictions for first-degree burglary, theft, escaping custody and fleeing from police officers.