The I-35W Bridge, 5 Years On: The Whitewash Continues

Aug 01

The I-35W Bridge, 5 Years On: The Whitewash Continues

(Originally published Nov. 19, 2010. Re-posted on the 5th anniversary of the collapse and cover-up). Somehow, I missed the publication last week of a major new book on the 2007 collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, which killed 13, injured more than 100 and kicked the Pawlenty Administration into a high-gear CYA operation. The book by Barry LePatner,...

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A Fox Smells His Own Hole First: TPAW and the 35W Bridge

Jan 19

A Fox Smells His Own Hole First: TPAW and the 35W Bridge

Tim Pawlenty’s new auto-puff book, “Courage to Stand,” claims that an unidentified DFL legislator called him the night of the I-35W bridge collapse (Aug. 1, 2007) and threatened to use the tragedy (13 dead, 100-plus injured) to attack the governor politically. Within an hour of the collapse, Pawlenty’s book alleges, the unnamed Democrat told...

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