Pat Kessler

A Look At The Vikings Stadium's Space-Age RoofThe most striking feature on the iconic U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis is something you look right through -- literally. Instead of a 1990s-style retractable roof, which most NFL stadiums rarely open, the Minnesota Vikings are using a revolutionary design that is incredibly light.
Some MSP Airport Workers On Hunger Strike For Better WagesTwin Cities airport workers set up a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony just outside baggage claim on Wednesday -- one of America's busiest travel days of the year. It is where they could talk about the work they do, and the difficulty of raising a family on $10 an hour.
Local Groups Asks Citizens To Weigh In On State Capitol ArtThe group that is overseeing the three-year Capitol restoration is asking Minnesotans to take an online survey. They want to find out what you think about the art in the State Capitol.
Reality Check: Cheap Thanksgiving Gas That trip on Thursday to Grandmother's house? It'll cost you a lot less this year. Thanksgiving gas prices are the lowest they've been in nearly a decade. They could go even lower.
After Avian Flu, Gov's Annual Turkey Event Highlights Recovery Of IndustryOne bird may have been the star, but Gov. Mark Dayton and Minnesota turkey producers held the flapping 40-pounder out as a tribute to an important agriculture sector in the midst of a rebound.
Reality Check: Syrian Refugees And MinnesotaMinnesota lawmakers are increasingly divided on how many -- if any -- Syrian refugees to accept in the state. That is after two terrorists in Paris reportedly had fake Syrian passports, and Minnesota Democrats broke with President Obama to support a bill ramping up security checks.
MPD Chief, Union Head Spar Over 4th Precinct Protests On WCCO RadioTwo city law enforcement leaders exchanged heated words on live radio Friday afternoon.
GOP Renews Call To Stop Syrian Refugee Resettlement In MinnesotaMinnesota's top Republican lawmaker Thursday said Democratic Governor Mark Dayton should stop accepting Syrian refugees for resettlement in the state.
MN Rep.: With 'Driverless' Cars Coming, Why Spend On Light Rail?Minnesota should prepare for thousands of "driverless" cars on state roads in the very near future. That's the prediction of a top state lawmaker, who says self-driving cars will one day outnumber traditional vehicles, and make other forms of transportation obsolete.
Should Art In The State Capitol Be Saved, Shelved or Created New?The group that oversees the three-year Capitol restoration is asking Minnesotans to take an online survey that raises the possibility of significant changes not just to the art on display that some consider offensive, but also installing more modern art that reflects Minnesota today.
Bruce Dayton, Target Co-Founder & Governor's Father, Dies At 97Minnesota remembers business legend Bruce Dayton, who passed away at his home Friday at the age of 97. He was the last of the Dayton brothers who grew Dayton's Department Store into the Target Corporation. And he is the father of Minnesota's governor, Mark Dayton.
Reality Check: The Cost To Not Have Health Insurance In 2016It's an important time of year for thousands of Minnesotans: Time to sign up for next year's health insurance. And if you don't get it, get ready to pay up anyway. The new federal health care law requires American citizens to have health insurance.
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