Hamline University expansion plans threaten neighborhood

People walking or driving along Minnehaha Avenue and neighboring streets near Hamline University may have noticed bright red signs beginning to dot several residential lawns. They look like the standard campaign sign one often sees this time of year, except no candidate’s name is to be found. Instead, the words “STOP THE DEMOLITIONS” appear in large block letters, with the added message, “Tell Hamline University to Respect Our Neighborhood, Not Tear It Down!” printed below.This is a Community Voices submission and is moderated but not edited. The opinions expressed by Community Voices contributors are their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the TC Daily Planet.What’s going on? Is Hamline University in the midst of a major expansion? Continue Reading

Kirby Puckett: Hero Lost

Tom Goldstein

I met him only once. It was in the spring of 1985 at an autograph signing held at my retail store. I’d worked out an agreement with the Twins that he would sign for two hours on the first Saturday in May, so I spent several weeks before the event promoting his appearance to customers, running ads in the local newspapers, rearranging my small store to accommodate a large crowd, stocking up on his rookie baseball cards and other Twins memorabilia, and hoping for sunshine—not a given in Minnesota during the early days of spring.

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