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artist who created bronze mary tyler moore statue dies two days after star


the artist who created the bronze statue of the hat-tossing mary tyler moore for minneapolis’ nicollet mall has died.wisconsin artist gwendolyn gillen died jan. 27, two days after moore, according to the milwaukee journal sentinel. she was 76.last week, a steady stream of moore’s fans visited the statue to pay tribute to the iconic television actress, who played mary richards, a spunky minneapolis newswoman. the statue, which was erected in 2002, is temporarily housed in the meet minneapolis visitor center while nicollet mall is under construction.the 8-foot statue captures the moment after richards jubilantly spins around on nicollet mall and flings her hat into the air.“she helped break the stereotype of womanhood that our generation grew up believing was our destiny,” gillen said when t






artist who created bronze mary tyler moore statue dies two days after star


the artist who created the bronze statue of the hat-tossing mary tyler moore for minneapolis’ nicollet mall has died.wisconsin artist gwendolyn gillen died jan. 27, two days after moore died, according the milwaukee journal sentinel. she was 76.last week, a steady stream of moore’s fans visited the statue to pay tribute the iconic television actress, who played mary richards, a spunky minneapolis newswoman. the statue, which was erected in 2002, is temporarily housed in the meet minneapolis visitors center while nicollet mall is under construction.the 8-foot statue captures the moment after richards jubilantly spins around on nicollet mall and flings her hat into the air.“she helped break the stereotype of womanhood that our generation grew up believing was our destiny,” gillen said when t






wisconsin artist who cast mary tyler moore sculpture dies


madison, wis. — gwendolyn gillen, a wisconsin artist whose bronze sculpture of mary tyler moore tossing her hat be e a downtown minneapolis landmark, has died. she was 76.gillen's daughter, alessandra gillen, says her mother died friday in hospice care at madison heights senior community in madison, where she had lived since 2013. gwendolyn gillen died two days after moore died at the age of 80.alessandra gillen tells the milwaukee journal sentinel (http://bit.ly/2ks4dve ) her mother was most proud of the moore statue.in 2002, gillen's life-sized statue of moore was dedicated on nicollet mall, a pedestrian mall near where moore threw her tam in the opening credits of her 1970s tv show, "the mary tyler moore show."the statue is now on display in the minneapolis visitor center during mall re






melville mall’s proposed expansion faces residents’ opposition


advertisement | advertise on newsdaya plan to expand melville mall on route 110, seen on jan. 26, 2017, has drawn opposition from neighboring residents. (credit: chris ware) a proposed expansion of melville mall would add a 15,000-square-foot building to the 21-acre shopping center on route 110, but area residents pushed back at a recent public hearing, saying the project would negatively affect their community. the mall owner, federal realty investment, of rockville, maryland, has applied for variances from huntington town’s zoning board of appeals to build...






bid for amibitious i-94 project in minneapolis comes in $10 million under budget


the minnesota department of transportation budgeted $57 million to carry out its ambitions pavement rehabilitation and bridge repair project slated for this spring and summer along interstate 94 between nicollet avenue in minneapolis and the hwy. 252 interchange in brooklyn center.mndot will only spend $46.3 million.st. michael-based pci roads put in the lone bid and was awarded the project friday, said mndot spokesman david aeikens."it's less than we anticipated," he said. "it's another step in the process. the contractor needs to come up with a calendar and a schedule, then we will know when things are happening."mndot still needs to evaluated the bid to be sure it meets project specifications and none of the work was left out. once approved, here is a summary of what the project entails






bid for ambitious i-94 project in minneapolis comes in $10 million under budget


the minnesota department of transportation budgeted $57 million to carry out its ambitious pavement rehabilitation and bridge repair project slated for this spring and summer along interstate 94 between nicollet avenue in minneapolis and the hwy. 252 interchange in brooklyn center.mndot will only spend $46.3 million.st. michael-based pci roads put in the lone bid and was awarded the project friday, said mndot spokesman david aeikens."it's less than we anticipated," he said. "it's another step in the process. the contractor needs to come up with a calendar and a schedule, then we will know when things are happening."mndot still needs to evaluated the bid to be sure it meets project specifications and none of the work was left out. once approved, here is a summary of what the project entails






bid for ambitious i-94 project in minneapolis comes in $10 million under budget


the minnesota department of transportation budgeted $57 million to carry out its ambitious pavement rehabilitation and bridge repair project slated for this spring and summer along interstate 94 between nicollet avenue in minneapolis and the hwy. 252 interchange in brooklyn center.mndot will only spend $46.3 million.st. michael-based pci roads put in the lone bid and was awarded the project friday, said mndot spokesman david aeikens."it's less than we anticipated," he said. "it's another step in the process. the contractor needs to come up with a calendar and a schedule, then we will know when things are happening."mndot still needs to evaluated the bid to be sure it meets project specifications and none of the work was left out. once approved, here is a summary of what the project entails






twin cities area book events jan. 5-12


janet decaster perrin: "dog tales and pup parables." 2 p.m. today. barnes & noble, har mar mall, [email protected]: a discussion of f. scott fitzgerald's work. 4 p.m. today. common good books, 38 s. snelling av., st. paul.russell rathbun: "the great wall of china and the salton sea." 7 p.m. tue. magers & quinn, 3038 hennepin av. s., mpls.brian freeman: "spilled blood." 6:30 p.m. wed. northtown library, 711 ne. county road 10, blaine.benjamin percy: "thrill me: essays on fiction." 7 p.m. wed. hamline- midway library, 1558 w. minnehaha av., st. paul.jim walsh: "gold experience: following prince in the '90s." 7 p.m. wed. magers & quinn, 3038 hennepin av. s., mpls.michael tisserand: "krazy: george herriman, a life in black and white." 7 p.m. thu. magers & quinn, mpls.sop






city to review social gaming lounge


milpitas planning commission next wednesday will review a request to operate a social gaming lounge meant for avid gamers as well as their family and friends at great mall.city staff reports state playlive nation inc., an arizona-based company founded in 2011, is seeking a conditional use permit to operate within existing commercial space at 123 great mall drive. that space was formerly a flower and gift shop and a sushi bar within the mall.duncan wood, playlive nation’s founder and ceo, told the post that the franchise company hopes to open an approximately 2,600-square-foot establishment here.“playlive nation is a family-friendly, vip-style gaming lounge,” wood said. “we provide a clean, safe environment for moms and dads to come in with their kids.”according to playlive nation’s website






macy's sued by potential buyer of downtown minneapolis store


a developer that tried unsuccessfully to buy the macy’s inc. buildings on nicollet mall in downtown minneapolis on tuesday sued the retailer for the money it spent on the effort.city center realty partners, which has offices in minneapolis and san francisco, accused macy’s of “pulling the rug out from under city center at the last minute” by deciding in late december to sell the three buildings to a new york firm.in the suit filed in hennepin county district court, city center realty partners seeks financial compen ion for work it did as it planned to purchase the macy’s property, a retail landmark for more than a century.a macy’s spokeswoman declined to comment late tuesday, saying the company doesn’t discuss litigation.601w cos., a new york firm chiefly known for buying and selling promi






melville mall’s proposed expansion faces residents’ opposition


a proposed expansion of melville mall would add a 15,000-square-foot building to the 21-acre shopping center on route 110, but area residents pushed back at a recent public hearing, saying the project would negatively affect their community. the mall owner, federal realty investment, of rockville, maryland, has applied for variances from huntington town’s zoning board of appeals to build two mixed-use retail and restaurant buildings, according to officials representing the company at the jan. 19 hearing. most popularnearly a dozen residents attended the meeting, voicing their opposition to the project at the shopping area on walt whitman road north of the northern state parkway. “federal realty has shown a level of contempt and disregard for this community that is nothing less than unconsc






how to mobilize opposition after the women’s march


quora questions are part of a partnership between newsweek and quora, through which we’ll be posting relevant and interesting answers from quora contributors throughout the week. read more about the partnership here. answer from ben waggoner: as awesome as it is to see those pictures of the crowds on the national mall and around the world,…






a toss of the hat: minneapolis fans pay tribute to mary tyler moore


maureen mook remembers the parting words of her father as she left her small iowa hometown in 1992. she was filled with youthful confidence that she would make it on her own in minneapolis.her father expected her to give up and be back in iowa in three months.instead, 25 years later, she stood friday with more than 150 other women and a few men who e to fling their hats into the air, à la mary tyler moore. the group, orchestrated by a local radio station, crowded the crystal court in the ids center to pay tribute to the television icon and her award-winning 1970s show, which was set in minneapolis.friday’s group hat toss was a show of love for moore, who died wednesday at the age of 80 in connecticut. her show just didn’t make them laugh; it inspired a generation of s to be just like moore






louvre machete attacker was in france on a tourist visa, prosecutor says


paris—a machete-wielding man believed to be visiting from dubai attacked soldiers near paris's louvre museum while shouting “allahu akbar” before being s and detained, french officials said, unnerving a country that has been repeatedly targeted by terrorist attacks.the attack took place at 9:50 a.m. friday as the soldiers were patrolling a shopping mall that leads to an entrance to the world-famous museum, according to french...






knife-wielding man attacks soldier near louvre museum in paris


paris—a man wielding a machete was s by authorities and detained near the entrance of paris’s louvre museum, according to police officials, unnerving a capital that has been the target of repeated terrorist attacks.the man, who was carrying bags, shouted “allahu akbar” as he clashed with soldiers guarding a shopping mall that leads to the entrance of the world-famous museum, according to french officials. the ailant...






bomb threat prompts evacuation of mall


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knife-wielding man attacks soldier near paris’s louvre museum, before being s


paris—a man with a machete attacked a group of soldiers near an entrance to paris's louvre museum while shouting “allahu akbar,” before being s and detained, according to police officials, unnerving a country that has been targeted repeatedly by terrorist attacks months before it elects a new president.the attack took place friday as the soldiers were patrolling a shopping mall that leads to an entrance to the world-famous museum, according to french officials. the man cut the scalp of one of the soldiers and the unit...






man found sleeping in stolen car arrested


pbell400 block of east hamilton avenue, 4:50 p.m. friday a 60-year-old man was caught shoplifting.1300 block of olympia, friday police say someone stole a chevy pick-up truck from a driveway.200 block of union avenue, 9 a.m. jan. 26 a gray 2015 toyota prius was reported stolen.800 block of apricot avenue, late jan. 26 someone broke into a vehicle and stole property.midway and mcbain avenue, late jan. 26 according to police, someone entered a car and stole items. a similar incident occurred approximately the same time on the 1100 block of mcbain avenue.100 block of east hamilton avenue, 8:40 p.m. jan. 26 police say someone entered a vehicle and stole property.santa clara3500 block of cecil avenue, 6:50 p.m. friday a resident told police someone tripped the motion sensor inside the home. of






trump spoke directly with national park service chief after inauguration


president trump spoke directly over the phone urday with the national park service (nps) chief following his inauguration --  the same day the white house aired grievances about reporting on crowd sizes at the historic ceremony.a national park service spokesperson confirmed to cbs news that michael reynolds, the acting nps director, had a phone call with mr. trump over the weekend. the washington post first reported on the direct communications between the two. according to the post, the president “personally ordered” reynolds to put out more images of people on the national mall during the inaugural events.  white house spokeswoman sarah huckabee sanders told the new york times, “it was a, ‘what’s going on?’ type of thing.” “why is the national park service tweeting out comparison p os? t






machete attacker at paris’s louvre museum s by police stoking terror fears


paris—a man with a machete attacked a group of soldiers near an entrance to paris's louvre museum while shouting “allahu akbar,” before being s and detained, according to police officials, unnerving a country that has been targeted repeatedly by terrorist attacks months before it elects a new president.the attack took place friday as the soldiers were patrolling a shopping mall that leads to an entrance to the world-famous museum, according to french officials. the man cut the scalp of one of the soldiers and the unit...






machete attacker at paris’s louvre museum s by police, stoking terror fears


paris—a man with a machete attacked a group of soldiers near an entrance to paris's louvre museum while shouting “allahu akbar,” before being s and detained, according to police officials, unnerving a country that has been targeted repeatedly by terrorist attacks months before it elects a new president.the attack took place friday as the soldiers were patrolling a shopping mall that leads to an entrance to the world-famous museum, according to french officials. the man cut the scalp of one of the soldiers and the unit...






machete attacker at paris’s louvre museum s by police, stoking terror fears


paris—a man with a machete attacked a group of soldiers near an entrance to paris's louvre museum while shouting “allahu akbar” before being s and detained, according to police officials, unnerving a country that has been targeted repeatedly by terrorist attacks months before it elects a new president.the attack took place friday as the soldiers were patrolling a shopping mall that leads to an entrance to the world-famous museum, according to french officials. the man cut the scalp of one of the soldiers and the unit...






falcons hold media availability in skating rink


houston — the atlanta falcons' media availability tuesday is not being held at a stadium or arena or even in a el ballroom.try a skating rink inside a houston mall.no, the ice isn't down at the square at memorial city. and only a handful of players are scheduled to meet with reporters.still, it's an unusual setting for a super bowl event, hard by an old navy and a cheesecake factory.adding to the surreal atmosphere — houston doesn't have even a minor league hockey team any longer — was the presence of a high school band playing as buses arrived. some folks, perhaps puzzled by who was riding in the buses, waved to media members as the vehicles pulled up to the entrance.






man brandishes firearm during argument


pbell300 block of east pbell avenue, urday police say someone defaced a wall with spray paint.100 block of west rincon avenue, 6 a.m. jan. 28 a resident told place a man and woman e to the apartment. the man brandished a handgun following an argument. the two fled afterward.palo alto300 block of hamilton avenue, 6:10 a.m. monday someone walked into a business and walked out with merchandise.200 block of swain way, 3:15 p.m. monday a vehicle was burglarized and its documents were stolen.1100 block of lincoln avenue, 9 a.m. monday police say a car window was smashed and items were stolen.2100 block of west bayshore road, 8:10 a.m. monday someone smashed the window of a vehicle and stole items.1700 block of guinda street, 11:35 p.m. sunday officers arrested a 32-year-old man for stealing a v






pair charged in hammond woman's shooting death


two chicago residents have been charged with murder in a jan. 27 homicide in which a 21-year-old woman hammond was gunned down.kashena lavette hayes, 23, and lavell holloway, 24, are charged in lake superior court with murder in the killing of kadejah ariel jackson, 21, who was s five times in the lower abdomen, according to court documents. jackson was taken to franciscan st. margaret health in hammond and later to an illinois trauma center where she died that morning from her injuries.the homicide followed an altercation at river oaks mall in calumet city, ill., between jackson and hayes over jackson having an affair with hayes' boyfriend, who is holloway, according to the probable cause affidavit.when jackson, her mother and others arrived at the family home in the 900 block of becker s






wisconsin-based great wolf resorts buys minnesota water park


bloomington, minn. — wisconsin-based great wolf resorts inc. has bought a twin cities water park and adjoining el near the mall of america.finance & commerce (http://bit.ly/2kx3b4m ) reports great wolf paid $39.1 million for the water park of america property, according to a certificate of real estate value made public wednesday.the seller is an affiliate of wheelock street capital of greenwich, connecticut, which paid $49.1 million in 2010 for the complex.a representative of great wolf said thursday the madison, wisconsin-based company had no update on its plans for a great wolf lodge in the minneapolis area, but an official announcement is expected next week. a wheelock spokesman confirmed the property was sold but would not say to whom.the indoor water park in bloomington is connect






mum covers anti-homeless spikes in manchester with cushions


image copyrightjennie plattimage caption jennie platt said she got a bee in her bonnet after the spikes were installed on marsden street a mother incensed at the installation of anti-homeless metal spikes outside a manchester building has hit out at the owner - with cushions.jennie platt, from prestwich, got "a bee in her bonnet" after reading about the spikes on marsden street in the manchester evening news.so ms platt recruited sons george, 11, and sam, 10, and they "piled down to primark" to buy cushions to cover them."this is not the mancunian thing, it's not how we treat people," she said.rough sleeping rises at 'appalling rate'what are the best ways of helping homeless people?ms platt, who is an estate agent, added: "the building owners are treating human beings like pigeons."i woke






mum covers anti-homeless spikes in manchester with cushions


image copyrightjennie plattimage caption jennie platt said she got a bee in her bonnet after the spikes were installed on marsden street a mother incensed at the installation of anti-homeless metal spikes outside a manchester building has hit out at the owner - with cushions.jennie platt, from prestwich, got "a bee in her bonnet" after reading about the spikes on marsden street in the manchester evening news.so ms platt recruited sons george, 11, and sam, 10, and they "piled down to primark" to buy cushions to cover them."this is not the mancunian thing, it's not how we treat people," she said.rough sleeping rises at 'appalling rate'what are the best ways of helping homeless people?ms platt, who is an estate agent, added: "the building owners are treating human beings like pigeons."i woke






trump says frederick dougl did 'an amazing job'


president trump singled out one of the most renowned figures in american history wednesday with the type of praise he might normally reserve for a quality subcontractor on one of his development projects. "frederick dougl is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job that is being recognized more and more, i notice," trump said during an african american history month listening session at the white house. "harriet tubman, rosa parks and millions more black americans who made america what it is today. big impact. i’m proud to honor this heritage. and we’ll be honoring it more and more." dougl , who escaped slavery to become a leading abolitionist and social thinker, died in 1895. his life story is a staple of most grade-school curricula. trump was recognizing him as someone whose






mum covers anti-homeless spikes in manchester with cushions


image copyrightjennie plattimage caption jennie platt said she got a bee in her bonnet after the spikes were installed on marsden street a mother incensed at the installation of anti-homeless metal spikes outside a manchester building has hit out at the owner - with cushions.jennie platt, from prestwich, got "a bee in her bonnet" after reading about the spikes on marsden street in the manchester evening news.she recruited her sons george, 11, and sam, 10, and they "piled down to primark" to buy cushions to cover them."this is not the mancunian thing, it's not how we treat people," she said.rough sleeping rises at 'appalling rate'what are the best ways of helping homeless people?ms platt, who is an estate agent, added: "the building owners are treating human beings like pigeons."i woke up o






mum covers anti-homeless spikes in manchester with cushions


image copyrightjennie plattimage caption jennie platt said she got a bee in her bonnet after the spikes were installed on marsden street a mother incensed at the installation of anti-homeless metal spikes outside a manchester building has hit out at the owner - with cushions.jennie platt, from prestwich, got "a bee in her bonnet" after reading about the spikes on marsden street in the manchester evening news.she recruited her sons george, 11, and sam, 10, and they "piled down to primark" to buy cushions to cover them."this is not the mancunian thing, it's not how we treat people," she said.media captioncushions were placed over "anti-homeless" spikes installed outside a central manchester buildingrough sleeping rises at 'appalling rate'what are the best ways of helping homeless people?ms p






mum covers anti-homeless spikes in manchester with cushions


image copyrightjennie plattimage caption jennie platt said she got a bee in her bonnet after the spikes were installed on marsden street a mother incensed at the installation of anti-homeless metal spikes outside a manchester building has hit out at the owner - with cushions.jennie platt, from prestwich, got "a bee in her bonnet" after reading about the spikes on marsden street in the manchester evening news.she recruited her sons george, 11, and sam, 10, and they "piled down to primark" to buy cushions to cover them."this is not the mancunian thing, it's not how we treat people," she said.media captioncushions were placed over "anti-homeless" spikes installed outside a central manchester buildingrough sleeping rises at 'appalling rate'what are the best ways of helping homeless people?ms p






​kakao navi use hits 12m during korean new year


navigation app kakao navi was used 12 million times over five days during the lunar new year holidays in south korea, kakao has said.kakao said it calculated usage from january 26, the day before the holiday period began, to january 31. usage was highest for january 28, the first day of the korean lunar calendar, 30 percent higher than the days before and after.it was the highest use in a given time on its record, the company said, adding that it only counted figures for when the app actively began its guide, excluding searches and destination research.gas stations and marts were the most popular destinations, followed by shopping malls and transportation stations. starfield hanam shopping mall was the number one destination, while incheon international airport was ranked fourth, kakao sai






french soldier shoots knife attacker outside louvre museum


a knife-wielding man shouting "allahu akbar" attacked french soldiers on patrol near the louvre museum friday in what officials described as a suspected terror attack. the soldiers first tried to fight off the attacker and then opened fire, shooting him five times.the attack at an entrance to a shopping mall that extends beneath the museum sowed panic and again highlighted the threat french officials say hangs over the country, which was hit repeatedly by extremist attacks in 2015 and 2016.a police union official said the attacker was carrying two backpacks and had two machetes. he said the man launched himself at the soldiers when they told him that he could not bring his bags into the carrousel du louvre shopping mall underneath the world-famous museum where the "mona lisa" hangs."that's






miss france crowned miss universe in philippines


manila, philippines — a 24-year-old dental student from france won the miss universe crown monday in a pageant held in the philippines, saying her triumph will make the beauty contest more popular in europe and help her efforts to put more underprivileged children in school.iris mittenaere from lille city in northern france buried her face in her hands in shock and joy as the outgoing winner from the philippines, pia wurtzbach, crowned her and the crowd erupted in cheers at the packed mall of asia arena by manila bay.miss haiti, raquel pelissier, a 25-year-old survivor of the devastating 2010 earthquake that destroyed her hometown, was named first runner-up, while miss colombia, 23-year-old industrial designer and p og her andrea tovar, was second runner-up.as he closed the ceremony, the h






miss france crowned miss universe in philippines


manila, philippines — a 23-year-old dental student from france won the miss universe crown monday in a pageant held in the philippines, saying her triumph will make the beauty contest more popular in europe and help her efforts to put more underprivileged children in school.iris mittenaere from lille city in northern france buried her face in her hands in shock and joy as the outgoing winner from the philippines, pia wurtzbach, crowned her and the crowd erupted in cheers at the packed mall of asia arena by manila bay.miss haiti, raquel pelissier, a 25-year-old survivor of the devastating 2010 earthquake that destroyed her hometown, was named first runner-up, while miss colombia, 23-year-old industrial designer and p og her andrea tovar, was second runner-up.as he closed the ceremony, the h






soldiers thwart attack on louvre, tourists held in lockdown


paris — paris was plunged into panic friday — again — when soldiers guarding the louvre museum s an attacker who lunged at them with a machete and shouted "allahu akbar!" as the historic landmark went into lockdown.the threat appeared to quickly recede after the ailant was hospitalized, but it cast a new shadow over the city just as tourism was beginning to rebound after a string of deadly attacks. the timing was also unfortunate: just hours before paris finalized its bid for the 2024 olympics.the suspect is believed to be an egyptian national, two police union officials said, though no other information about his identity or motive was released.anti-terrorism prosecutors took charge of the investigation into what french president francois hollande said was "no doubt" a terrorist attack.po






the latest: mall staffers return beneath louvre after attack


paris — the latest on an attack outside the louvre museum in paris (all times local):12:30 p.m.staff members are returning to a shopping mall beneath the louvre museum and roadblocks have been cleared after a man was s after trying to attack a soldier guarding the site.police said the area around the attempted attack was evacuated following the incident. a french soldier s the attacker — who shouted "allahu akbar," or "god is great" — and seriously wounded him.as the roadblocks were cleared, tourists began streaming out of the louvre.hundreds of tourists had remained inside the museum during the incident, and some were brought into special safe rooms, according to a witness.conor bakhuizen, 18, is in paris on a school trip. in a twitter exchange with the ociated press, he said he "was in t






reaction from bay area conservatives


protests of president donald trump’s executive order restricting immigration showed there is plenty of opposition to the travel ban in the bay area, but that feeling is not universal.conservatives and trump supporters are far less critical. some give the measure their full-throated support, while others like the idea in theory but disagree with the execution.“what he does to keep our country safe is fine,” said carmen navarro, 60, of milpitas. “i think people should be vetted to come to this country because i don’t want my family, my daughters, my granddaughters, if they go to the airport, to get blown up or get s at the mall.”reading this on your phone? stay up to date with our new, free mobile app. get it from the apple app store or the google play store.navarro emigrated from central am






from piccolo to pizza, the best restaurants for date night in the twin cities


rick nelson is here to answer any and all dining-related questions. send your queries to [email protected]: we have a significant anniversary coming up. where should we celebrate?a: my immediate reaction is to recommend piccolo (4300 bryant av. s., mpls., 612-827-8111, piccolompls.com), in part because it’s an extraordinary experience, one that will feel entirely suitable to your occasion. another reason is that this four-star is not going to be around forever. chef doug flicker and his business partner and spouse, amy greeley, are closing up shop march 11. actually, don’t wait for a special occasion to book a table. q: thursday is our date night. any suggestions for helping us out of our rut?a: how about pizza? every thursday evening, baker solveig tofte pulls pizzas from her






minnesotans getting a look at houston before next year's super bowl in minnesota


houston – dozens of minnesotans have come through houston this super bowl week, getting a last look at one of the world’s biggest events before it lands in the twin cities next year.one was dave haselman, who as chief operating officer of minnesota’s super bowl host committee, is the logistical conductor of minnesota’s hosting venues, traffic and backstage engineering. a year ago, at the big game in san francisco, he was “wide-eyed and absorbing, kind of like, ‘what on earth?’ ” he said during a rare seated break in the media lounge at the george r. brown convention center, which has been the swirling hub of pregame activity for hundreds of media workers from all over the world between deadlines and interviews with nfl greats past and present. “there wasn’t so much of that this year,” hase






man s , wounded after attacking soldiers outside louvre


paris (ap) — a knife-wielding man shouting “allahu akbar” attacked french soldiers on patrol near the louvre museum friday in what officials described as a suspected terror attack. the soldiers first tried to fight off the attacker and then opened fire, shooting him five times.the attack at an entrance to a shopping mall that extends beneath the museum sowed panic and again highlighted the threat french officials say hangs over the country, which was hit repeatedly by extremist attacks in 2015 and 2016.a police union official said the attacker was carrying two backpacks and had two machetes. he said the man launched himself at the soldiers when they told him that he could not bring his bags into the carrousel du louvre shopping mall underneath the world-famous museum where the “mona lisa”






best-selling drinks shop


this is the most summer drinks store, packed with many people, in order to come to a cup of ice cold can eliminate the pressure accumulated in daily life, the most through the cool frozen beverage, the taste is also very rich, how to operate a good beverage stores, which are great for learning, are applications that contain surprises and strategies for virtual simulations of beverage stores surprises. beverage shop refers to the sale of goods or services, retail, wholesale two categories. shop includes a ground floor, shop upstairs and mall stores, department stores, specialty stores and so on. they may be self-employed or chain operation. every summer, every day i go to the beverage shop to buy a drink, so that life can live a more dynamic day, the drink is not just tasty, but also con






march for life - abortion opponents march in d.c. - pictures


march for lifeanti-abortion demonstrators gather at the washington monument to hear vice president mike pence speak at the march for life rally on january 27, 2017 in washington, d.c.it is the 44th annual gathering for anti-abortion advocates, who are protesting the supreme court’s 1973 roe v. wade decision legalizing abortion nationwide.credit: tasos katopodis/afp/getty imagesmarch for lifeanti-abortion protesters gather at the washington monument to hear vice president mike pence speak at the march for life rally on january 27, 2017 in washington, d.c. organizers anticipated 50,000 would attend. credit: tasos katopodis/afp/getty imagesmarch for lifeanti-abortion advocates gather for the national march for life rally in washington, d.c., january 27, 2017.“the #marchforlife is so important






columnist and late-night shows have fun with trump’s praising of frederick dougl


the abolitionist, orator, author and former slave is making headlines and doing amazing things from the grave.for those wondering, yes, frederick dougl is indeed dead.dougl , who died in 1895, is getting a lot of attention and praise this week for doing an “amazing” job. the accolades are expected during black history month. what wasn’t expected is how the abolitionist, author, orator and former slave rocketed to the top of trending lists and be e a topic for late-night comedy bits.at a black history month event wednesday, president trump talked about dougl as if he were alive saying, “i am very proud now that we have a museum on the national mall where people can learn about rev. king, so many other things, frederick dougl is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is getting






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