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Introduction: Host Michael Rand jumps right into the big news Friday morning that the Twins will have new (but familiar) voices on their TV and radio broadcasts in 2024. With just a few months left in the offseason, though, we still don't know who their TV broadcast partner will be. Plus big wins for the Wolves and Gophers men's basketball show off their depth. 8:00: Star Tribune columnist Chip Scoggins joins Rand to talk about the three biggest stories of the week: The Gophers' QB upheaval, with Athan Kaliakmanis entering the transfer portal; the Vikings' impending decision at quarterback; and the Wild's coaching change. 31:00: Rand reiterates his preference for a Vikings quarterback and marvels at how much different the Wild looked in a 6-1 win Thursday.
The Star-Tribune's Wyoming beat writer, Ryan Thorburn, welcomes "Legends of Laradise" member Rob Jarosh and former UW tight end Jackon Marcotte to discuss the Cowboys' 42-6 victory over Nevada, the bowl picture and more on this episode of the Pokecast.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Star Tribune sports columnist Chip Scoggins joins with reaction to the Gopher football team finishing with a losing record and where the program is at under PJ Fleck. Plus, Chip weighs in on Sonny Gray leaving the Twins, continued struggles for the Wild and the Vikings taking on the Bears tonight.
On today's show, Dane is joined by Chris Hine from the Star Tribune to discuss the Wolves' bounce back win in Memphis on Sunday night and to talk through Chris' story on how this Wolves defense came together in training camp. Also some conversation on Mike Conley's shooting this season and the Wolves need for maximizing the shooting they do have. Topics and timestamps below... - The story of the Wolves' defense (2:00) - Elston Turner's role as defensive coordinator (11:00) - The Wolves' defensive numbers this season (19:00) - Ant stepping up on D in McDaniels' absence (27:00) - The importance of Mike Conley's shooting (34:00) - What happens if the Wolves don't make the IST knockout round? (40:00) If you'd like to support our partners... -- To enter the ticket giveaway, support the show by subscribing for $5 a month: Patreon.com/DaneMooreNBA -- Want to advertise on the show? Reach out to DaneMooreProductions@gmail.com -- Sign up today for a 14-day free trial of Aura's digital security at Aura.com/Dane -- Sign up for Prize Picks, promo code "DANE" for a $100 signup bonus -- Sign up for HelloFresh with promo code "danemoorefree" -- Try BetterHelp at BetterHelp.com/DANEMOORE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Star Tribune columnist Patrick Reusse joins host Michael Rand for a look back at the long holiday weekend of sports, which included the continued demise of two teams that figured prominently in Reusse's Turkey of the Year column on Thanksgiving. The Wild, who took home the grand prize this year for 20 years of mediocrity, have lost seven consecutive games. Changes have to be coming soon, but it's hard to see a path forward given the narrow constraints around the team. The Gophers, meanwhile, grabbed the very last of 82 bowl slots, even after losing four consecutive games to end the year -- the last a 28-14 setback against rival Wisconsin on Saturday. Plus Reusse and Rand get into Twins free agency, Gophers volleyball and Gophers men's basketball.
Matthew Coller along with Will Ragatz of Sports Illustrated and Andrew Krammer of the Star Tribune talk about whether the Bears are a scary opponent for the Vikings and whether their tank rebuild is going to turn out better than the Vikings competitive rebuild and what factors will decide that. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Hour 2 of the Chad Hartman show starts out with Sheletta's Feisty Friday's and her opinion on the timeless Dolly Parton. Later on the great Patrick Reusse of the Star Tribune joins Chad to talk about his annual Turkey of the Year column and sports in general.
The Star-Tribune's Wyoming beat writer, Ryan Thorburn, and Border War book co-author Robert Gagliardi rewind the Cowboys' 49-9 win over Hawaii, make Mountain West picks and look ahead to the regular-season finale at Nevada on this episode of the Pokescast.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Introduction: A recent posting by occasional podcast guest Jon Marthaler about the status of Minnesota pro sports teams got host Michael Rand thinking about how much can change in just a month of sports. 6:00: Rand is joined by Star Tribune writer and editor Jeff Day for a discussion of the Timberwolves and Karl-Anthony Towns. They carry a 10-3 record into a big game Wednesday against the 76ers. Just how good can these Wolves be? How good do Towns and the Wolves need to be in order to keep this roster together long-term? And is Towns unfairly criticized at every opportunity? 35:00: An injury of note and a win for the Gophers.
This podcast hit paid subscribers' inboxes on Nov. 14. It dropped for free subscribers on Nov. 21. To receive future pods as soon as they're live, and to support independent ski journalism, please consider an upgrade to a paid subscription. You can also subscribe to the free tier below:WhoJim Vick, General Manager of Lutsen Mountains, MinnesotaRecorded onOctober 30, 2023About Lutsen MountainsClick here for a mountain stats overviewOwned by: Midwest Family Ski ResortsLocated in: Lutsen, MinnesotaYear founded: 1948Pass affiliations:* Legendary Gold Pass – unlimited access, no blackouts* Legendary Silver Pass – unlimited with 12 holiday and peak Saturday blackouts* Legendary Bronze Pass – unlimited weekdays with three Christmas week blackouts* Indy Pass – 2 days with 24 holiday and Saturday blackouts* Indy Plus Pass – 2 days with no blackoutsClosest neighboring ski areas: Chester Bowl (1:44), Loch Lomond (1:48), Spirit Mountain (1:54), Giants Ridge (1:57), Mt. Baldy (2:11)Base elevation: 800 feetSummit elevation: 1,688 feetVertical drop: 1,088 feet (825 feet lift-served)Skiable Acres: 1,000Average annual snowfall: 120 inchesTrail count: 95 (10% expert, 25% most difficult, 47% more difficult, 18% easiest)Lift count: 7 (1 eight-passenger gondola, 2 high-speed six-packs, 3 double chairs, 1 carpet)View historic Lutsen Mountains trailmaps on skimap.org.Why I interviewed himI often claim that Vail and Alterra have failed to appreciate Midwest skiing. I realize that this can be confusing. Vail Resorts owns 10 ski areas from Missouri to Ohio. Alterra's Ikon Pass includes a small but meaningful presence in Northern Michigan. What the hell am I talking about here?Lutsen, while a regional standout and outlier, illuminates each company's blind spots. In 2018, the newly formed Alterra Mountain Company looted the motley M.A.X. Pass roster for its best specimens, adding them to its Ikon Pass. Formed partly from the ashes of Intrawest, Alterra kept all of their own mountains and cherry-picked the best of Boyne and Powdr, leaving off Boyne's Michigan mountains, Brighton, Summit at Snoqualmie, and Cypress (which Ikon later added); and Powdr's Boreal, Lee Canyon, Pico, and Bachelor (Pico and Bachelor eventually made the team). Alterra also added Solitude and Crystal after purchasing them later in 2018, and, over time, Windham and Alyeska. Vail bought Triple Peaks (Crested Butte, Okemo, Sunapee), later that year, and added Resorts of the Canadian Rockies to its Epic Pass. But that left quite a few orphans, including Lutsen and sister mountain Granite Peak, which eventually joined the Indy Pass (which didn't debut until 2019).All of which is technocratic background to set up this question: what the hell was Alterra thinking? In Lutsen and Granite Peak, Alterra had, ready to snatch, two of the largest, most well-cared-for, most built-up resorts between Vermont and Colorado. Midwest Family Ski Resorts CEO Charles Skinner is one of the most aggressive and capable ski area operators anywhere. These mountains, with their 700-plus-foot vertical drops, high-speed lifts, endless glade networks, and varied terrain deliver a big-mountain experience that has more in common with a mid-sized New England ski area than anything within several hundred miles in any direction. It's like someone in a Colorado boardroom and a stack of spreadsheets didn't bother looking past the ZIP Codes when deciding what to keep and what to discard.This is one of the great miscalculations in the story of skiing's shift to multimountain pass hegemony. By overlooking Lutsen Mountains and Granite Peak in its earliest days, Alterra missed an opportunity to snatch enormous volumes of Ikon Pass sales across the Upper Midwest. Any Twin Cities skier (and there are a lot of them), would easily be able to calculate the value of an Ikon Pass that could deliver 10 or 14 days between Skinner's two resorts, and additional days on that mid-winter western run. By dismissing the region, Alterra also enabled the rise of the Indy Pass, now the only viable national multi-mountain pass product for the Midwestern skier outside of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. These sorts of regional destinations, while not as “iconic” as, say, Revelstoke, move passes; the sort of resort-hopping skier who is attracted to a multi-mountain pass is going to want to ski near home as much as they want to fly across the country.Which is a formula Vail Resorts, to its credit, figured out a long time ago. Which brings us back to those 10 Midwestern ski areas hanging off the Epic Pass attendance sheet. Vail has, indeed, grasped the utility of the Midwestern, city-adjacent day-ski area, and all 10 of its resorts fit neatly into that template: 75 chairlifts on 75 vertical feet with four trees seated within 10 miles of a city center. But here's what they missed: outside of school groups; Park Brahs who like to Park Out, Brah; and little kids, these ski areas hold little appeal even to Midwesterners. That they are busy beyond comprehension at all times underscores, rather than refutes, that point – something simulating a big-mountain experience, rather than a street riot, is what the frequent Midwest skier seeks.For that, you have to flee the cities. Go north, find something in the 400- to 600-foot vertical range, something with glades and nooks and natural snow. Places like Caberfae, Crystal Mountain, Nub's Nob, and Shanty Creek in Michigan; Cascade, Devil's Head, and Whitecap, Wisconsin; Giants Ridge and Spirit Mountain, Minnesota. Lutsen is the best of all of these, a sprawler with every kind of terrain flung across its hundreds of acres. A major ski area. A true resort. A Midwestern dream.Vick and I discuss the Ikon snub in the podcast. It's weird. And while Alterra, five years later, is clearly doing just fine, its early decision to deliberately exclude itself from one of the world's great ski regions is as mystifying a strategic choice as I've seen any ski company make. Vail, perhaps, understands the Midwest resort's true potential, but never found one it could close on – there aren't that many of them, and they aren't often for sale. Perhaps they dropped a blank check on Skinner's desk, and he promptly deposited it into the nearest trashcan.All of which is a long way of saying this: Lutsen is the best conventional ski area in the Midwest (monster ungroomed Mount Bohemia is going to hold more appeal for a certain sort of expert skier), and one of the most consistently excellent ski operations in America. Its existence ought to legitimize the region to national operators too bent on dismissing it. Someday, they will understand that. And after listening to this podcast, I hope that you will, too.What we talked aboutWhy Lutsen never makes snow in October; Minnesota as early-season operator; the new Raptor Express six-pack; why the Bridge double is intact but retiring from winter operations; why Lutsen removed the 10th Mountain triple; why so many Riblet chairs are still operating; why Moose Return trail will be closed indefinitely; potential new lower-mountain trails on Eagle Mountain; an updated season-opening plan; how lake-effect snow impacts the west side of Lake Superior; how the Raptor lift may impact potential May operations; fire destroys Papa Charlie's; how it could have been worse; rebuilding the restaurant; Lutsen's long evolution from backwater to regional leader and legit western alternative; the Skinner family's aggressive operating philosophy; the history of Lutsen's gondola, the only such machine in Midwest skiing; Lutsen's ambitious but stalled masterplan; potential Ullr and Mystery mountain chairlift upgrades; “the list of what skiers want is long”; why Lutsen switched to a multi-mountain season pass with Granite Peak and Snowriver; and “if we would have been invited into the Ikon at the start, we would have jumped on that.”Why I thought that now was a good time for this interviewFor all my gushing above, Lutsen isn't perfect. While Granite Peak has planted three high-speed lifts on the bump in the past 20 years, Lutsen has still largely been reliant on a fleet of antique Riblets, plus a sixer that landed a decade ago and the Midwest's only gondola, a glimmering eight-passenger Doppelmayr machine installed in 2015. While a fixed-grip foundation isn't particularly abnormal for the Midwest, which is home to probably the largest collection of antique chairlifts on the planet, it's off-brand for burnished Midwest Family Ski Resorts.Enter, this year, Lutsen's second six-pack, Raptor Express, which replaces both the 10th Mountain triple (removed), and the Bridge double (demoted to summer-only use). This new lift, running approximately 600 vertical feet parallel to Bridge, will (sort of; more below), smooth out the janky connection from Moose back to Eagle. And while the loss of 10th Mountain will mean 300 vertical feet of rambling below the steep upper-mountain shots, Raptor is a welcome upgrade that will help Lutsen keep up with the Boynes.However, even as this summer moved the mountain ahead with the Raptor installation, a storm demolished a skier bridge over the river on Moose Return, carving a several-hundred-foot-wide, unbridgeable (at least in the short term), gap across the trail. Which means that skiers will have to connect back to Eagle via gondola, somewhat dampening Raptor's expected impact. That's too bad, and Vick and I talk extensively about what that means for skiers this coming winter.The final big timely piece of this interview is the abrupt cancellation of Lutsen's massive proposed terrain expansion, which would have more than doubled the ski area's size with new terrain on Moose and Eagle mountains. Here's what they were hoping to do with Moose:And Eagle:Over the summer, Lutsen withdrew the plan, and Superior National Forest Supervisor Thomas Hall recommended a “no action” alternative, citing “irreversible damage” to mature white cedar and sugar maple stands, displacement of backcountry skiers, negative impacts to the 300-mile-long Superior hiking trail, objections from Native American communities, and water-quality concerns. Lutsen had until Oct. 10 to file an objection to the decision, and they did. What happens now? we discuss that.Questions I wish I'd askedIt may have been worth getting into the difference between Lutsen's stated lift-served vertical (825 feet), and overall vertical (1,088 feet). But it wasn't really necessary, as I asked the same question of Midwest Family Ski Resorts CEO Charles Skinner two years ago. He explains the disparity at the 25:39 mark:What I got wrongI said that Boyne Mountain runs the Hemlock double chair instead of the Mountain Express six-pack for summer operations. That is not entirely true, as Mountain Express sometimes runs, as does the new Disciples 8 chair on the far side of the mountain's Sky Bridge.I referred to Midwest Family Ski Resorts CEO Charles Skinner as “Charles Skinner Jr.” He is in fact Charles Skinner IV.Why you should ski Lutsen MountainsOne of the most unexpected recurring messages I receive from Storm readers floats out of the West. Dedicated skiers of the big-mountain, big-snow kingdoms of the Rockies, they'd never thought much about skiing east of the Continental Divide. But now they're curious. All these profiles of New England girth and history, Midwest backwater bumps, and Great Lakes snowtrains have them angling for a quirky adventure, for novelty and, perhaps, a less-stressful version of skiing. These folks are a minority. Most Western skiers wear their big-mountain chauvinism as a badge of stupid pride. Which I understand. But they are missing a version of skiing that is heartier, grittier, and more human than the version that swarms from the western skies.So, to those few who peek east over the fortress walls and consider the great rolling beyond, I tell you this: go to Lutsen. If you're only going to ski the Midwest once, and only in a limited way, this is one of the few must-experience stops. Lutsen and Bohemia. Mix and match the rest. But these two are truly singular.To the rest of you, well: Midwest Family's stated goal is to beef up its resorts so that they're an acceptable substitute for a western vacation. Lutsen's website even hosts a page comparing the cost of a five-day trip there and to Breckenridge:Sure, that's slightly exaggerated, and yes, Breck crushes Lutsen in every on-mountain statistical category, from skiable acreage to vertical drop to average annual snowfall. But 800 vertical feet is about what an average skier can manage in one go anyway. And Lutsen really does give you a bigger-mountain feel than anything for a thousand miles in either direction (except, as always, the Bohemia exception). And when you board that gondy and swing up the cliffs toward Moose Mountain, you're going to wonder where, exactly, you've been transported to. Because it sure as hell doesn't look like Minnesota.Podcast NotesOn Midwest Family Ski ResortsMidwest Family Ski Resorts now owns four ski areas (Snowriver, Michigan is one resort with two side-by-side ski areas). Here's an overview:On the loss of Moose ReturnA small but significant change will disrupt skiing at Lutsen Mountains this winter: the destruction of the skier bridge at the bottom of the Moose Return trail that crosses the Poplar River, providing direct ski access from Moose to Eagle mountains. Vick details why this presents an unfixable obstacle in the podcast, but you can see that Lutsen removed the trail from its updated 2023-24 map:On the Stowe gondola I referencedI briefly referenced Stowe's gondola as a potential model for traversing the newly re-gapped Moose Return run. The resort is home to two gondolas – the 2,100-vertical-foot, 7,664-foot-long, eight-passenger Mansfield Gondola; and the 1,454-foot-long, six-passenger Over Easy Gondola, which moves between the Mansfield and Spruce bases. It is the latter that I'm referring to in the podcast: On Mt. FrontenacVick mentions that his first job was at Mt. Frontenac, a now-lost 420-vertical-foot ski area in Minnesota. Here was a circa 2000 trailmap:Apparently a local group purchased the ski area and converted it into a golf course. Boo.On the evolution of LutsenThe Skinners have been involved with Lutsen since the early 1980s. Here's a circa 1982 trailmap, which underscores the mountain's massive evolution over the decades:On the evolution of Granite PeakWhen Charles Skinner purchased Granite Peak, then known as Rib Mountain, it was a nubby little backwater, with neglected infrastructure and a miniscule footprint:And here it is today, a mile-wide broadside running three high-speed chairlifts:An absolutely stunning transformation.On Charles Skinner IIISkinner's 2021 Star Tribune obituary summarized his contributions to Lutsen and to skiing:Charles Mather Skinner III passed away on June 17th at the age of 87 in his new home in Red Wing, MN. …Charles was born in St. Louis, MO on August 30, 1933, to Eleanor Whiting Skinner and Charles Mather Skinner II. He grew up near Lake Harriet in Minneapolis where he loved racing sailboats during the summer and snow sliding adventures in the winter.At the age of 17, he joined the United States Navy and fought in the Korean War as a navigator aboard dive bombers. After his service, he returned home to Minnesota where he graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School, served on the law review, and began practicing law in Grand Rapids, MN.In 1962, he led the formation of Sugar Hills Ski and purchased Sugar Lake (Otis) Resort in Grand Rapids, MN. For 20 years, Charles pioneer-ed snowmaking inventions, collaborated with other Midwest ski area owners to build a golden age for Midwest ski areas, and advised ski areas across the U.S. including Aspen on snowmaking.In the 1970s, Scott Paper Company recruited Charles to manage recreational lands across New England, and later promoted him to become President of Sugarloaf Mountain ski area in Maine. In 1980, he bought, and significantly expanded, Lutsen Mountains in Lutsen, MN, which is now owned and operated by his children.He and his wife spent many happy years on North Captiva Island, Florida, where they owned and operated Barnacle Phil's Restaurant. An entrepreneur and risk-taker at heart, he never wanted to retire and was always looking for new business ventures.His work at Sugar Hills, Lutsen Mountains and North Captive Island helped local economics expand and thrive.He was a much-respected leader and inspiration to thousands of people over the years. Charles was incredibly intellectually curious and an avid reader, with a tremendous memory for facts and history.Unstoppable and unforgettable, he had a wonderful sense of humor and gave wise counsel to many. …On the number of ski areas on Forest Service landA huge number of U.S. ski areas operate on Forest Service land, with the majority seated in the West. A handful also sit in the Midwest and New England (Lutsen once sat partially on Forest Service land, but currently does not):On additional Midwest podcastsAs a native Midwesterner, I've made it a point to regularly feature the leaders of Midwest ski areas on the podcast. 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Star Tribune columnist Patrick Reusse joins host Michael Rand for a look back at the weekend in sports, which included an end to the Vikings' five-game losing streak thanks to a 21-20 loss at Denver. The Vikings outplayed the Broncos in almost every way, leaving Reusse wondering -- aside from turnovers, of course -- how the heck this one wasn't a win. Reusse and Rand also got into the Wolves' narrow win over the Pelicans, Tom Thibodeau coming back to town Monday night, the Gophers football team just trying to keep it close and the big crowd Sunday at the Barn for Gophers vs. UConn. And in a roundabout way, you'll get a preview of Turkey of the Year as well.
On today's show, Dane is joined by Chris Hine from the Star Tribune to discuss the Wolves' win in New Orleans on Saturday night -- a win that completed a 4-1 road trip over the course of nine days. Chris, who was on the road from San Francisco to Phoenix to New Orleans, shares what he was able to glean from the successful road trip. Topics and timestamps below... - The vibe of the road trip (2:00) - A huge 5-game stretch from KAT (6:00) - Navigating KAT and Ant foul trouble (13:30) - NAW steps up (23:00) - What would a bigger role for Naz look like? (28:00) - Excelling in fourth quarter execution (37:00) If you'd like to support our partners... -- To enter the ticket giveaway, support the show by subscribing for $5 a month: Patreon.com/DaneMooreNBA -- Want to advertise on the show? Reach out to DaneMooreProductions@gmail.com -- Sign up today for a 14-day free trial of Aura's digital security at Aura.com/Dane -- Sign up for Prize Picks, promo code "DANE" for a $100 signup bonus -- Learn more about Falling Knife Brewing Company: https://fallingknife.beer/ -- Sign up for HelloFresh with promo code "danemoorefree" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Patricia Lopez of the Star Tribune editorial board joins Chad to discuss her series examining light rail in the Twin Cities and what steps can be taken to improve safety and ridership.
Star Tribune sports columnist Chip Scoggins joins Chad with reaction to the Vikings losing in Denver, the Gophers getting whipped by Ohio State, Paige Bueckers playing at The Barn and Joe Mauer's first appearance on the Hall of Fame ballot.
The Star-Tribune's Wyoming beat writer, Ryan Thorburn, and Border War book co-author Robert Gagliardi preview the Cowboys' home finale against Hawaii, discuss Craig Bohl's future and make Mountain West picks on this episode of the Pokescast.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Judd Zulgad and Chip Scoggins from the Star Tribune continue to be impressed by Joshua Dobbs and the magic carpet ride he and the Minnesota Vikings are on. Can the Vikings start to get anything out of their run game with Ty Chandler? PLUS, what happens when the Vikings finally lose a game with Josh Dobbs at QB? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Star-Tribune's Wyoming beat writer, Ryan Thorburn, welcomes "Legends of Laradise" member Rob Jarosh and former UW tight end Jackon Marcotte to discuss the Cowboys' disappointing loss at UNLV, Craig Bohl's future and the home finale against Hawaii on this episode of the Pokecast.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Travel Tuesday: Taylor Swift is entering the travel industry, hidden bars in Vegas, and last-minute flight deals! Julia's Random Thoughts: A listener gave us a great idea for a local TV show. Neal Justin from the Star Tribune joins the show today to talk about all the good shows to watch and look out for. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Josh Dobbs and the Vikings picked up another victory over the weekend while the Gopher football team was beaten up by Purdue. Star Tribune sports columnist Chip Scoggins joins on the state of both clubs and more.
Star Tribune columnist Patrick Reusse joins host Michael Rand for a look back at the weekend in sports. The four biggest teams currently playing could not have had a weekend of more significant opposites. Reusse gives plenty of praise to the Vikings and quarterback Joshua Dobbs. Minnesota won its fifth consecutive game -- all five without Justin Jefferson and now two without Kirk Cousins -- to improve to 6-4. The Wolves are the only local team hotter than that, with their winning streak up to six after an impressive win at Golden State. The Gophers football team, meanwhile, gave up 600 yards and 49 points to Purdue. Were we really talking about a Big Ten West title just two weeks ago? And the Wild gave up eight goals Sunday. They now head to Sweden, which might be good timing for everyone except Sweden.
On today's show, Dane is joined by Chris Hine from the Star Tribune to discuss the Wolves sixth win in a row and the impact of Karl-Anthony Towns turning the corner in his individual productivity. Specific topics and timestamps below... - KAT's impact, specifically on defense: 2:30 - Ant even more impactful than the numbers suggest: 17:00 - Conley's role playing with a lead: 23:00 - A growing belief in the double-big look: 31:00 If you'd like to support our partners... -- To enter the ticket giveaway, support the show by subscribing for $5 a month: Patreon.com/DaneMooreNBA -- Want to advertise on the show? Reach out to DaneMooreProductions@gmail.com -- Sign up today for a 14-day free trial of Aura's digital security at Aura.com/Dane -- Sign up for Prize Picks, promo code "DANE" for a $100 signup bonus -- Learn more about Falling Knife Brewing Company: https://fallingknife.beer/ -- Sign up for HelloFresh with promo code "danemoorefree" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
It's "morning in Minneapolis" and we're celebrating the results of election 2023. A progressive majority is empowered, but it's not veto-proof. The city's only two open seats without an incumbent (in Wards 7 and 12) were filled by smart young, inspiring women (Katie Cashman and Aurin Chowdhury) running against older white men. We talk about what went right; why the big money interests behind the All of Mpls slate failed; why Andrea Jenkins barely holding on in Ward 8 should be seen as a rebuke of her leadership; why the Star Tribune editorial board needs to learn to feel shame; the importance of recruiting good candidates; and what this all means for the next two year council term and the 2025 mayor/council elections. Watch: https://youtube.com/wedgelive Join the conversation: https://twitter.com/wedgelive Support the show: https://patreon.com/wedgelive Wedge LIVE theme song by Anthony Kasper x LaFontsee
Matthew Coller, Andrew Krammer of the Star Tribune and Will Ragatz of Sports Illustrated break down the Vikings' matchup with the New Orleans Saints and how they will be more difficult for Josh Dobbs and the streaking defense. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Introduction: Host Michael Rand rattles off some really impressive numbers about the Timberwolves, including the fact that they have started the season with five consecutive home victories -- all of which the team has announced as Target Center sellouts. TV numbers are also way up this year compared to last year. Plus Rand notes the strong start for the Gophers women's basketball team and the Wild's blue line shakeup from two Wednesday trades. 10:00: Star Tribune columnist Chip Scoggins joins Rand to talk about his latest long effort on former Gophers running backs Laurence Maroney and Marion Barber III. In the wake of Barber's death last year, it's a story filled with both tragedy and hope. 29:00: Can Joshua Dobbs take the Vikings higher?
The Star-Tribune's Wyoming beat writer, Ryan Thorburn, and Border War book co-author Robert Gagliardi look back on the Pokes' Border War win over Colorado State, make Mountain West picks and preview Friday's game at UNLV on this episode of the Pokescast.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Introduction: Host Michael Rand notes one of the most complete Wild performances of the season in a 4-2 win over the Islanders on Tuesday. Two big plays by Pat Maroon and solid goaltending by the easily forgotten Marc-Andre Fleury were the keys to the Wild re-establishing their identity. 9:00: Star Tribune writer Kent Youngblood joins Rand ahead of Wednesday's season opener for the Gophers women's basketball team, the first game under new head coach Dawn Plitzuweit. Can the Gophers emerge as a threat to make the NCAA tournament? 29:00: Payroll will shrink for the Twins. What will that mean for their ability to compete in 2024?
Bert tackles the current NFL Playoff Picture this hour, and breaks down who will fall out and who could play their way into a playoff spot. Also this hour, Bert talks all things Twin cities with LaVelle Neal of the Star Tribune, including breaking down an impressive start for the Timberwolves!
Star Tribune columnist Patrick Reusse joins host Michael Rand for a look back at two games that were very similar -- but which elicited extremely different emotions if you are a Minnesota football fan. The Vikings pulled out a win for the ages on Sunday, rallying behind quarterback Joshua Dobbs. The veteran arrived midweek after a trade and was only in the game because of various injuries to Kirk Cousins, Jaren Hall and Nick Mullens. But Dobbs made big plays with his feet and arm, leading the Vikings to an improbably 31-28 win. Just a day earlier, the Gophers were undone by a backup quarterback from Illinois who conjured up his own late-game magic. The Gophers' 27-26 loss to Illinois on a late and long touchdown pass put a major dent in their hopes of rallying for a Big Ten West title. The path for the rest of the season and beyond only gets harder.
Jeffrey Meidtrodt, along with a couple others from the Star Tribune have written a heart wrenching story and series about Minnesota's child protection system allowing children to be returned to unsafe and abusive homes. He talks about the broken system with the situation and the horrible endings to some of these stories with these children.
Hour 1: Jason thinks that we're paying too much attention to college protests - listeners weren't so sure. Then Maya Rao from the Star Tribune joined him to talk about how immigrants to the US are starting to overwhelm homeless shelters.
On today's show, Dane is joined by Wolves beat writer Chris Hine from the Star Tribune to discuss the Wolves blowout win over Utah on Saturday night and what is shaping up to be their greater formula for winning. Specific topics (with timestamps) today include... - Formula for winning (2:00) - What got KAT going on offense (8:00) - Believing this an elite defense (17:00) - Ant's best shot selection mix (34:00) - McDaniels foul trouble + defensive rebounding (43:00) If you'd like to support our partners... -- To enter the ticket giveaway, support the show by subscribing for $5 a month: Patreon.com/DaneMooreNBA -- Want to advertise on the show? Reach out to DaneMooreProductions@gmail.com -- Sign up today for a 14-day free trial of Aura's digital security at Aura.com/Dane -- Sign up for Prize Picks, promo code "DANE" for a $100 signup bonus -- Learn more about Falling Knife Brewing Company: https://fallingknife.beer/ -- Sign up for HelloFresh with promo code "50danemoore" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Matthew Coller is joined by Will Ragatz of Sports Illustrated and Andrew Krammer of the Star Tribune to discuss Jaren Hall starting and what type of performance we expect from the Vikings after Kirk Cousins' injury and how to interpret Kwesi Adofo-Mensah's press conference Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Do you try to shut out grief or pack away trauma in order to function in your life and work? We're often told that there's an “appropriate” time and place to express emotion, whether it be the loss of a loved one, a past trauma, or even just the emotional overload of a bad day. While holding those feelings in might be the thing we're told to do, it's important to understand that there's a reason why emotions exist. Not only are emotions pathways for processing our life experiences, but they are also gateways for human connection. Today on The Bridge to Fulfillment Ⓡ, Blake welcomes Rachel Schromen, an estate planning and elder law attorney and owner of Schromen Law, LLC. Since starting to practice law in 2013, Rachel has been named one of the Top 3 Best Rated Estate Law firms in St. Paul (2018 – 2023) and was voted Minnesota's Best Estate Law Firm by readers of the Star Tribune in 2021, 2022 and 2023. Apart from her law practice, Rachel is a hospice volunteer as an end-of-life doula. In this episode, you'll learn how Rachel first began to recognize that there was emotional work that needed tending to in her life. She shares her decades-long process of discovering why that work was so important, how it helped relieve her trauma and process grief, and ultimately, how it led her toward work that truly aligned her with her whole self and the work she was meant to do. What You'll Learn: When Rachel first recognized that trauma was present in her life (5:02) How we tend to cope when things are out of alignment (10:33) Why showing emotion is a path to true connection (18:10) A roadmap for recovering from grief and helping those you care about (23:43) The healing power of vulnerability (32:31) Favorite Quotes: “When we allow ourselves to connect to the things that we're most passionate about in life is truly where we can make the biggest impact.” –Blake “In society, we label the anxieties and stresses and things that we have as who we are. And often that isn't true at all. It's our way of coping. It's how we learned how to adapt in a world that felt unsafe.” –Blake “ It's the human connection that really brings joy and passion to what I do. And that comes with the underlying issues of what I address for clients. I'm here to solve a legal problem. There's usually a lot of underlying emotional grief, etc, that to an extent, I can connect with that person on and support them through.” –Rachel Schromen “I should be able to emote. Should I be inconsolable and need the client to take care of me? No. But there's an appropriate way to show emotion, and it took me a long time to step into that. ” –Rachel Schromen “The people who showed up in the best way, unsurprisingly, were the ones who had experienced loss. One of my friends texted me and said, ‘Will you be home tonight, between 5 and 6? I'm going to drop off a meal, I will leave it at your door and ring the doorbell'. And I said, ‘Yes, thank you'. I still get emotional because it was one of the kindest things and I felt so loved and supported. If she had texted me and said, ‘Can I drop off a meal?' I would have said, ‘No'. If she had texted me and said, ‘What can I do to help?', I would have said ‘Nothing.'” –Rachel Schromen “We're all having a human experience, you know? Why do we all feel so alone in it? We don't have to.” –Rachel Schromen Additional Resources: Connect with Rachel Schromen: Website: https://schromenlaw.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/schromenlawllc/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/schromenlaw For programs and opportunities to work with Blake, go to www.BlakeSchofield.com
The Star-Tribune's Wyoming beat writer, Ryan Thorburn, and Border War book co-author Robert Gagliardi look back on the Pokes' debacle at Boise State, make Week 10 Mountain West picks and preview the rivalry game with Colorado State on this episode of the Pokescast.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The barbarians are no longer at the gate, they are in the house. Say hello to Meredith Aby-Keirstead, a social studies teacher at Kennedy HS in Bloomington. Star Tribune endorses barbarians for city council seats. Johnny Heidt with guitar news. Heard On The Show: Change in ‘Move Over' Law to protect all pulled-over vehicles Minneapolis Mayor's 3rd site endorsement for 3rd Precinct fails City Council committee with split vote FBI says terrorism threat hits ‘a whole other level' after Hamas attack Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On a special Tuesday afternoon NFL trade deadline edition of Daily Delivery, host Michael Rand is joined by Star Tribune columnist La Velle E. Neal III to break down two interesting Vikings moves -- most notably the acquisition of quarterback Joshua Dobbs. How soon (if at all) could Dobbs play? Neal and Rand have different opinions on that, but both are intrigued by his mobility and rushing success this season. The trade shows the Vikings are at least giving themselves options in the wake of Kirk Cousins' season-ending injury. Plus the sixth-round pick it took to get Dobbs was immediately recouped when the Vikings traded offensive lineman Ezra Cleveland to Jacksonville.
Kirk Cousins' season-ending Achilles injury dominated Monday's show featuring Star Tribune columnist Patrick Reusse and host Michael Rand. Just when the Vikings were getting their season in order and squaring their record at 4-4 with a convincing win over a bad Packers team, they lost their durable signal caller. What happens next? Will the Vikings try to make a trade or sign another quarterback? Will they stick with rookie Jaren Hall? What they do will tell us a lot about who they think they are this season. Plus Reusse's thoughts on Jimmy Butler, the Gophers and more.
On today's show, Dane is joined by Star Tribune beat writer Chris Hine from Atlanta to discuss three key themes from the first two games: Naz Reid, Point Ant and the Wolves defense situationally looking elite. Topic timestamps... -- Naz Reid (3:00) -- Can the defense be elite? (21:00) -- Finding Point ant (40:00) -- Atlanta Matchup and Shake Milton (45:00) If you'd like to support our partners... -- To enter the ticket giveaway, support the show by subscribing for $5 a month: Patreon.com/DaneMooreNBA -- Want to advertise on the show? Reach out to DaneMooreProductions@gmail.com -- Sign up today for a 14-day free trial of Aura's digital security at Aura.com/Dane -- Sign up for Prize Picks, promo code "DANE" for a $100 signup bonus -- Learn more about Falling Knife Brewing Company: https://fallingknife.beer/ -- Sign up for HelloFresh with promo code "50danemoore" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aaron and John set the stage for the Twins' offseason by talking about the projected payroll, Sonny Gray and other free agents, arbitration decisions, team options on Jorge Polanco and Max Kepler, and trade possibilities, plus a clip of our recent chat with Bobby Nightengale of the Star Tribune.
Matthew Coller, Will Ragatz of Sports Illustrated and Andrew Krammer of the Star Tribune discuss the Vikings' matchup with the Green Bay Packers and what they think will carry over against Green Bay. Will a win cause them to buy? How could they do that without messing with the future? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Matthew Coller talks with SI.com's Will Ragatz and the Star Tribune's Andrew Krammer discuss whether there's a path to victory on Monday night against the 49ers and the potential impact of the 49ers' injuries. Plus they discuss where the running game has gone and if there's something Kevin O'Connell should be changing on offense. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices