(Photo: Mall of America)
Do you drop your kids off at the mall for a little post Turkey Day shopping or take them with you but let them go off on their own to browse the holiday sales?
One reported dead when truck hits span in Mall of America parking ramp
At least one person was killed Friday night when a small truck struck a concrete span in the parking lot at the Mall of America parking lot, causing the span to collapse, Bloomington police said.
The narrow rectangular span collapsed when it was struck by a U-Haul truck, police said. The span fell on the front of the truck. One person was being extracted from the vehicle at about 9 p.m.
Bloomington police and fire personnel responded to the report from the fourth floor of the parking lot near Nordstrom’s at about 8:30 p.m.
The incident appeared to be an accident and not intentional, police said.
Mall of America Parking Ramp Collapse via dabbyswen
Breaking News: Part Of Parking Ramp Collapses At MOA
Mall of America parking ramp partially collapsed Friday evening and fell on a truck.
Images of the collapse show a piece of the parking ramp atop a U-Haul truck. Bloomington police said someone, with some relation to the truck, has suffered injuries. The extent of the injuries is not known.
The collapse happened near Nordstroms.
This story will be updated.
Trying to make sense of the eight million square foot capitalist fever dream that is the Mall of America has been a favorite of locals since it opened in 1992. What do we do with such a place? What does it say about Minnesota? Is the MOA something to be proud of and awed by, or something to be ashamed of? Andy Sturdevant, who will admit to never liking the Mall very much, will lead a sympathetic, in-depth tour of the MOA’s history, inner workings, secret highlights, notable attractions, and complex, enduring influence on the state’s self-image.
Tour on foot and via light rail - participants must bring money for their fare
All tours will depart from the Common Room sign at The Soap Factory’s front dock at precisely 6:30 p.m.
I will be here tonight, and the cool thing is I gave Andy Sturdevant a tour of the mall last week. Little known fact: he helped launch Stuff about Minneapolis over three years ago with my first reblogged post, and a cheery note of, “Follow this guy!”.
If you don’t take the train and are driving down to the mall, it sounds like we will be meeting on the fourth floor by the MOA Wall Of Fame around 7:15-7:30.
Hastily taken cell phone pic of a lady pushing her two dogs in a baby stroller at Mall Of America today.
Things Remembered, Mall of America
Cheers To The Best Dad Anyone Could Ask For
Ah yes, Father’s Day. The one day a year we playfully acknowledge Dad’s underlying battle with booze.
(I was moving jerseys between our stores, that’s why you you see a ghostly Mauer image on this crappy cell phone picture)
Happy Father’s Day, you guys.
British boyband supergroup One Direction were at MoA today.
There were A LOT of teenage girls there.
Great Girl Gathering at Mall of America
This weekend is the Great Girl Gathering at MoA in celebration of 100 years of Girl Scouts in America.
It is literally Girlscoutpalooza there right now.
Several fights occurred inside the Mall of America on Monday night, according to Bloomington Police.
Police said the fights started in the north food court and as many as 200 were involved in fights.
Mall of America officials released a statement saying around 4:20 p.m., 50 juveniles caused a large disturbance in the food court.
Mall of America security and Bloomington Police responded to the call.
After the original report of a fight, a few other altercations occurred throughout the Mall, according to Mall of America officials.
Witnesses said the fights started after there were reports that rappers Lil’ Wayne and Drake were visiting the Mall.
I worked today, and all day long it was kids/cops/security running around, and I saw two teenage girls duke it out in front of a jewelry store myself.
I’m still getting calls from employees at work about stuff happening.