Marlys Harris, MinnPost
Submitted by Evergreene Digest Contributing Editor Lydia Howell
October 19, 2012 | I hope this letter finds you healthy and happy. For certain you should be happy because we Minnesotans have done some heavy lifting to make your dreams come true. If all goes well, in 2016, the Vikings -- your team -- will be moving into a spanking-new $975 million stadium to which we taxpayers will be contributing nearly $500 million, plus interest.
Yes, I realize that much of the money will come from a tax on electronic pull-tab gambling, something the state never had before. But you know as well as I do that we could have put that money to use for our own citizens, for schools, transit, housing, health care and parks. With that kind of dough, we could have transformed desperately poor North Minneapolis into a garden of the gods or rerouted I-94 so that it didn't slice St. Paul in two.
Lileks | Can't they just be happy with that lobby? James Lileks, Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune
Here's an unsolicited message to the Minnesota Orchestra management about the lockout.