Target Center renovations, by the numbers

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NEWS DAY | Protesting the R word

Despite protests and please, the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority announced October 26 that they will go ahead and allow the use of the derogatory team nickname of the Washington NFL franchise in the Metrodome at the November 7 game. The American Indian Movement — AIM of Twin Cities and AIM Patrol of Minneapolis — had called on the MSFA to ban the use of the mascot and logo inside the publicly-funded stadium and now plans to protest the game.


St. Paul's new math may privatize Como, Phalen Park's golf courses

All photos by Jack Steinmann

The fate of two of St. Paul golf courses was debated for nearly two hours in city council chambers on October 23.


A white settler's perspective: Listening and losing the sports metaphors

In my work as a journalist I have reported on a number of Native American’s stories. I have spent the past few years reporting on the Ojibwe language revitalization movement and the Dakota struggle to reclaim rights and recognition in their homeland.


St. Paul plans to privatize Como, Phalen golf courses but will still run Como ski center

Kathy Zieman was caught off guard when she got news last week that the St. Paul City Council would be voting on a resolution this week that would initiate a request for proposals (RFP) process to find a private vendor to take over the management of the Como and Phalen golf courses by next spring.


The right to control your image: Rethinking mascots

Sometime when a controversial issue just keeps going in circles, it can be helpful to “flip the script” and imagine how it might go down, if the same were happening but the group being impacted was from a different socio-economic class.


COMMUNITY VOICES | Bethune Soccer wins on the field and in the community

Bethune Soccer Team Celebrates Winning Minneapolis Citywide Tournament Championship 

On Tuesday night, October 15, the Bethune Park soccer team won the 2013 Minneapolis Parks citywide 13u tournament championship.  Bethune defeated Kenwood in the tournament finals 3-2 with a come-from-behind overtime victory.


Velodrome proposed for Shoreham Yards site in Minneapolis

The gray areas in the upper left are existing buildings: The roundhouse chunk at the right would be the history center and plaza cafe, the rectangle commercial/industrial space. The curved gray chunks would be covered cafe seating and grandstand for skate park and reflecting pool. The colored areas between are assumed too far gone, and would become “plaza under open air. Rehab roof structure.” The velodrome is the multicolored oval. It would have a second story with skyboxes and classrooms. New retail buildings front on Central, and the green parking buffers are indicated as “future development potential.”

One Gear. No Brakes. That’s what velodrome bike racing is all about, that’s the slogan in a promotional video. I did not know that. They have to keep pedaling, though they can slow down by holding back.


Summit Academy OIC gets stadium contract

Summit Academy OIC has been chosen by the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority to be the Employment Assistance Firm for the construction of the Vikings stadium in Minneapolis. This means Summit Academy is going to identify qualified workers to help the project meet its goals of employing a diverse workforce.

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