Timberwolves Flash Seats Platform – where’s the free market?

If you haven’t heard, the Minnesota Timberwolves are 10-21. There are many reasons why, just check out any blog or sports website to learn more.

If you haven’t heard, the Minnesota Timberwolves are 29 out of 30 when it comes to NBA home attendance (https://www.espn.com/nba/attendance) this year. A key reason why is self-inflicted by Glen Taylor and the Timberwolves organization. Continue reading “Timberwolves Flash Seats Platform – where’s the free market?”

Timberwolves seasons tickets, time to buy?

The luxury of picking and choosing when to go. The luxury of avoiding ticket scalpers or aftermarket sites for the last time. The luxwolves-newsales-pricing-prices-large-160204ury of arriving and leaving when you choose. The luxury of being on the giving
end of “Hey, I’m going to be out of town. Want to catch the Wolves game?? The luxury of getting a sheet full of paper tickets each season…I mean a Flash Seats account?!?   Continue reading “Timberwolves seasons tickets, time to buy?”

To join a Twin Cities country club

200px-PinkArgyle_svgInterlachen Country Club.  Spring Hill Golf Club.  Windsong Farm Golf Club.  Woodhill Country Club.  Wayzata Country Club.  Edina Country Club.  Town & Country.  Somerset Country Club.  The list is large and plentiful if you find yourself living within the urban and suburban “prime” areas.  Facilities and golf courses that most only see partially from a road or sneak into the parking lot and turn around.  Many may look at with envy, jealously, disgust or indifference. Continue reading “To join a Twin Cities country club”

Minnesota access to most exclusive golf clubs in the U.S.

Late last week Minneapolis businessman, civic leader, philanthropist, politician and sports executive, Wheelock Whitney Jr. passed away. Wheelock was born in St. Cloud and grew up the son of a distinguished businessman, philanthropist, and politician – Wheelock Sr.WW jr

Wheelock Jr. made a career as an investment banker in Minneapolis and co-founded what today is Minnesota’s largest private equity firm – Norwest Equity Partners.  If you’re driving down Hennepin Avenue through MCTC, you will even see his named etched across their urban campus.  Generally a great citizen who helped advance many causes to help the Twin Cities grow and prosper. Continue reading “Minnesota access to most exclusive golf clubs in the U.S.”

Prince memorialized in Uptown

On Thursday, Prince passed away – surfacing a wide range of memorials and tributes throughout the city.  From those outside of Paisley Park in Chanhassen to the lighting of bridges and skyscrapers in purple – all in honor of arguably one of the most famous residents of Minnesota.Prince

While on a drive through Uptown, I came across this beautiful mural being worked on yesterday and near completion today.  On the back end of Sencha Tea Bar, on the corner of 26th and Fremont – this stunning mural has surfaced.  A hidden mural that in coming time will be a talking point and potential local attraction. Continue reading “Prince memorialized in Uptown”

The daily morning commute during the Hennepin / Lyndale construction

We are in the midst of spring weather, pasty white bodies being exposed to sun for the first time in six months, pothole swerve driving, and of course road construction.

If you have not noticed, the painfully anticipated Hennepin and Lyndale construction project has begun. My early takeaway?  The traffic cops at Lyndale and Franklin need a 101 in traffic flow management. Continue reading “The daily morning commute during the Hennepin / Lyndale construction”

The Twins season has started…does anyone care?

This week the MLB season kicked off. Quite frankly I forgot basebHome openerall
season was upon us given March Madness and mixed spring weather.  For me the upcoming Twins season was met with a big yawn.  Their 0-4 start is not helping their cause to generate excitement as the April 11th
home opener approaches, as there is potential for another forgettable year where people are reminded what we have in the chosen one Joe Mauer, wonder
when our young talent will develop, and will we ever be back in the playoff hunt.  The allure of the newest craft beer or food item lasts for about 3 innings.  WCCO will make sure you stay on top of these important news developments. Continue reading “The Twins season has started…does anyone care?”

WCCO Chanel 4 News – Where’s the news?

Unless there’s a major snowstorm, I realize the need to tune in and watch the local news dwindles with each passing day, week, month and year.   I also understand as the internet has impacted newspapers and TV, that business models must change and new ways of generating a viewership are needed – you simply can get your news quicker and through more outlets than ever today.

As someone who grew up watching NBC national news and KARE 11 (they heyday of Paul Magers, Diana Pierce, and Pat Miles, with Randy Shaver on sports) – I found myself wondering do they even really report news anymore.  If so, is there less than 5 minutes of content each 10pm newscast?  Besides wanting to the be the cool, hip, fashionable, and social circle king and queens in the Twin Cities – do any of their personalities even report on news anymore (excluding field reporters)? Continue reading “WCCO Chanel 4 News – Where’s the news?”

Is it worth the money to live in Edina?

Over the past 10 years, the city of Edina has experienced a rapid tear-down and build craze – setting itself apart as an “ideal” place to live if you’re a white collar, trendy working professional.  Close proximity to Minneapolis and urban centers of gravity, proximity to neighboring second ring suburbs, a nationally ranked public school system, popular dining and shopping, and of course the “privilege” to say you live in Edina!  For a first ring suburb out of Minneapolis – a cut above most cities.  We all know the cakeater stereotype, and who can forget the Hennepin Theater Trust’s showing of The Realish Housewives of Edina.  The reality is some are completely turned off by this stigma and the city, while for others it’s the oxygen to fuel their country club soul. Continue reading “Is it worth the money to live in Edina?”