A winter storm is coming and it will feel more like one in late March. The prediction is a lot of rain and a little snow. I am helping my buddy Brian move on Saturday. The concern being when a person moves in December how cold will it be. We are lucky. Rain and 40 degrees.
Minnesota Business Scene:
-This makes sense and would save most of the jobs, Northwest, Mesaba consider merger.
-Students in an Urban Studies class at the U of M have been working on a project with Dinkytown residents and businesses to write the history of the neighborhood. Yes, it is much more than Bob Dylan and hockey riots, Beyond Dylan.
-Starting Monday the sales tax rate in Hennepin County will move form 6.5% to 6.65% and for those of us in Downtown Minneapolis a move from 7% to 7.15%, Sales tax for new Twins ballpark kicks in Monday. Mmmm, I can smell the burgers and brats already.
Recruiting and Careers:
Twin Cities Blogs:
-An update on the growing community, Ruby in the Twin Cities in 2006.
-A great article that shows sometimes less is more, Optimizing your site for less traffic.
(The political bloggers seem to be coming out of their post election slumber)
-Minnesota's Top 10: Worst Political Persons in the State!!!!, with the #1 being an opposing blogger. Here are his responses, AM I THE “WORST POLITICAL PERSON” IN THE STATE? and AM I THE “WORST POLITICAL PERSON” IN THE STATE? #2.
-John Edwards to announce run for President tomorrow, by the time you read this the announcement may already have happened.
-Woodchipper Wednesday, a nice sports wrap. Quote of the week is priceless.
Lose another one on the road
Lose another one in the 4th quarter
College football bowl season (6-3)
- Emerald Bowl: UCLA over Florida State. I should have gone with my gut and not my brain. Florida State does have pride and the talent decided to show up.
Independence Bowl: Alabama over Oklahoma State. Roll Tide. This is one of those stupid think with my heart picks. My brain says Okie State is gonna put a whooping on the Tide.
Holiday Bowl: Cal over Texas A&M. I saw Cal in person and thnk most days they are a great team. Maybe one season they will live up to the hype. Picking Cal but a huge fan of the Twelfth Man.
Texas Bowl: The state is so big it gets it’s own game now? Yeee Hawwww. Rutgers over Kansas State. This game should not be close. Oops, you know what that means…