A Circle of Grief: Wellstone and St Paul

Oct 22

A Circle of Grief: Wellstone and St Paul

Paul Wellstone died Oct. 25, 2002, with his wife, daughter, and a handful of extraordinary people who were known and loved in his adopted hometown, St. Paul. I wrote this for the Pioneer Press on the day after Paul died, to chronicle the mourning, the disbelief, the numbness 10 years ago, as St Paul became a tight-knit circle of grief. St. Paul was somber and...

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Wellstone

Oct 22

Wellstone

Paul Wellstone died on Oct. 25, 2002. The years in between have made him seem a little softer, a little safer. He would’ve hated that. I wrote this column for the Saint Paul Pioneer Press the day he died. He should be remembered, as he was. Unforgettable. MINNESOTA LOSES ITS STEADFAST HEART The greatest tragedy in life is that we rarely appreciate what we have...

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Minnesota Election Report — From Me to the People of Britain

Oct 17

Minnesota Election Report — From Me to the People of Britain

Here’s my dopey two-minute stand-up U.S. election video for Sky News, the U.K.-based satellite news channel, as part of what the network calls its “50 States Project.” U.S. residents can see my report — which I did for Sky News at my usual international commentary rate of $0 American dollars per minute — and watch any or all of the...

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Did Hockey Kill No. 24?

May 14

Did Hockey Kill No. 24?

Derek Boogaard, the beloved “Boogeyman” of The State of Hockey, is dead, his body found Friday in his Minneapolis apartment. Boogaard, a kid from Saskatchewan, was only 28, and a shocked hockey world is singing his praises today, talking about what a gentle, and decent man he was, except during his appearances on the ice for the Minnesota Wild, the team...

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Slice of the City: The Turkeys of St Paul

Apr 04

Slice of the City: The Turkeys of St Paul

No, these turkeys are not in the Legislature. They were on Iglehart Avenue near Fairview in Merriam Park, strolling west at a leisurely pace, about 5:15 pm...

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