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August 3, 2007
The year 1967 was a watershed of sorts for bridge failure. The Silver Bridge in West Virginia collapsed unexpectedly that year, killing 46, and the disaster led engineers to place much more emphasis on what they called redundancy. Simply put, redundancy means that if one part fails, the whole bridge won't go down. The lesson came too late, though, for the builders of the Interstate 35 bridge in Minneapolis, which was opened that same year, and which failed catastrophically during the Wednesday evening rush hour.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2014
Continuing its expansion in the Baltimore market, Spirit Airlines announced Wednesday a new non-stop daily route between BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. The service will run from May 1 through Nov. 1, officials said. Officials touted the Spirit's expansion, which also opens a new route between Minneapolis-St. Paul and Houston, as a benefit to local residents and tourists. "Continued growth from Spirit is good news for travelers from throughout the region," said Paul J. Wiedefeld, BWI's CEO, in a statement.
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By Jakob Engelke and Special to The Baltimore Sun | July 25, 2012
Editor's note: Each week, InsideMdSports.com provides this blog with a Maryland recruiting feature that previously appeared as premium content on its site. Maryland expanded its search for basketball prospects in the class of 2014 on Monday, extending an offer to rising junior Rashad Vaughn . Vaughn, a 6-foot-5, 190-pound small forward from Robbinsdale Cooper High School in Minneapolis, impressed the Terps' staff at the Under Armour Summer Jam in Milwaukee.
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By Jakob Engelke and Special to The Baltimore Sun | July 25, 2012
Editor's note: Each week, InsideMdSports.com provides this blog with a Maryland recruiting feature that previously appeared as premium content on its site. Maryland expanded its search for basketball prospects in the class of 2014 on Monday, extending an offer to rising junior Rashad Vaughn . Vaughn, a 6-foot-5, 190-pound small forward from Robbinsdale Cooper High School in Minneapolis, impressed the Terps' staff at the Under Armour Summer Jam in Milwaukee.
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By Joel Obermayer and Joel Obermayer,Sun Staff Writer Bloomberg Business News contributed to this article | May 26, 1994
Kirschner Medical Corp., the Timonium-based manufacturer of replacement joints and other orthopedic products, announced yesterday that it plans to merge with Orthomet Inc. of Minneapolis.Kirschner said it had signed a letter of intent with Orthomet and, assuming a formal merger agreement is concluded, the new entity will be 56 percent owned by the shareholders of Orthomet and 44 percent owned by those of Kirschner. Those percentages were based on the relative market capitalizations of the two companies, the announcement said.
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By Michael Ollove | February 17, 1991
ONCE UPON A TIME, THERE was a kind Fortune 500 corporation that donated millions of dollars to do good works in its hometown. It helped unwed mothers and underprivileged children. It built housing for the poor. It funded theater proj-ects and dance troupes. It was the community's No. 1 sugar daddy.One year, though, the kind corporation ran into trouble. Sales and profits went down. And then a big, bad, faraway company threatened to take over the corporation, break it up and sell off the pieces.
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By MICHAEL & JANE STERN and MICHAEL & JANE STERN,Universal Press Syndicate | December 2, 1990
MINNEAPOLIS -- When you order your food at the Sri Lanka Curry House, the waitress will likely give you a warning. The menu says that most dishes are available medium, hot and very hot. "Medium," she says, "is like the hottest Szechuan food you ever ate." If you like mild meals, we suggest you find another place to eat in Minneapolis. This is the cuisine of fire and spice.The Curry House is easy to find along Hennepin Avenue. Loo for the set of mammoth wooden doors, each bedecked with an enormous round gargoyle-faced handle so elaborate you don't really know where to grab and pull.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 30, 1996
MINNEAPOLIS -- This was a city that seemed to have all the answers.Fortune 500 companies thrive in an atmosphere of Scandinavian-style social liberalism. Stillwater lakes give woodsy neighborhoods a fairy-tale look. Even the brutal Upper Midwest winters are made manageable, with elaborate glass skyways to protect downtown pedestrians.It is a way of life, the Minneapolis Star Tribune once noted, that boosters regard as "superior to that in most places on earth."But lately, this idyllic image has been shattered by violence, with gang turf wars and drive-by shootings on streets where children play games of kick-the-can.
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By Steve Jacobson and Steve Jacobson,Newsday | October 20, 1991
MINNEAPOLIS -- Build it, the small voice told them, and they will come. So they built it, and they have come.They called it the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, which gave rise across the street to a hamburger joint named Hubert's, and a whole lot of other points of interest in this city. So many people thought the Metrodome was a tumor on the city when it was opened in 1982; not many do now.It's big and clean and busy, which is a mirror of Minneapolis. The TV station in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" was based here.
BUSINESS
By Suzanne Wooton and Suzanne Wooton,SUN STAFF Bloomberg Business News contributed to this article | June 27, 1996
Times Mirror Co. said yesterday that it will buy Apartment Search Inc., a Minneapolis-based company that charges landlords a fee to provide information on their properties to renters.Apartment Search has operated in Baltimore since February, when The Baltimore Sun Co., owned by Times Mirror, formed a partnership with the company and agreed to help it expand its business here in exchange for a share of its revenue.Apartment Search operates four offices in the Baltimore area and plans to open another, in Ellicott City, this summer.
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From Sun staff reports | July 8, 2012
Former Colts offensive lineman John Williams, who played four seasons in Baltimore, died Sunday while out for a walk about six blocks from his Minneapolis home, the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune reported . The cause of death was not immediately available. The Star Tribune article said Williams was 64, while NFL.com listed him as 66. Williams was drafted by the Colts in 1968 and was a member of the team that won Super Bowl V in January 1971. In 1972 he joined the Los Angeles Rams and played eight seasons with them until retiring after the 1979 season.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | February 10, 2011
Aileen Elizabeth Foley, a retired hospital administrator and World War II veteran, died Feb. 1 of heart failure at St. Catherine's Nursing Center in Emmitsburg. She was 93. Miss Foley, the daughter of a grocer and a community activist, was born and raised in Minneapolis. She attended St. Lawrence Catholic School and graduated in 1935 from John Marshal High School in Minneapolis. She attended the University of Minnesota and in the late 1930s worked for BlueCross BlueShield of North Dakota.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2010
At 12:21 p.m. yesterday, there came a scraping sound as a 130-foot-high crane standing on the floor of the Herring Run valley in Northeast Baltimore began tugging upward on a more than 7-ton piece of concrete and steel rebar that had supported the Argonne Drive bridge since Dwight D. Eisenhower was president. Eight minutes later, after being slowly plucked from the bridge pier and eased to the ground, the massive chunk of 1950s infrastructure was resting on the valley floor. "It's always delicate," said Rick Slamon, superintendent for contractor American Infrastructure.
SPORTS
By Mark Craig and Mark Craig,Minneapolis Star Tribune | October 19, 2009
MINNEAPOLIS - - The chemistry between Brett Favre and Sidney Rice appears to be coming along quite nicely, considering that it produced two of the biggest plays in Sunday's 33-31 victory over the Ravens at the Metrodome. The 63-yard reception that set up Ryan Longwell's third-quarter field goal came on a play that Favre changed from run to pass. And the 58-yarder that led to Longwell's game-winner late in the fourth quarter came on a play in which Rice changed his route while trusting that Favre would understand why, which, of course, he did. On the 58-yarder, Rice was supposed to run a 12- to 15-yard comeback route.
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April 27, 2008
MORRIS L. PERMAN, age 101, passed peacefully at Sholom Home East in St. Paul, Minnesota on Saturday, April 26, 2008. He was surrounded by family and loving friends. Preceded by his wife of 56 years, Ruth Weinstein Perman. Survived by his daughters, Naomi Ellen Perman (Kenneth Kohnstamm), Barbara Ann Perman (Stephen Bauer); and son, Michael Robert Perman (Jordana Perman); grandchildren, Adam and Alexander Kohnstamm and Emily and Jacob Perman. Born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1906, Morris devoted his life to Jewish education and the pursuit of knowledge.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun reporter | March 20, 2008
MINNEAPOLIS -- While the National Invitation Tournament is a losing proposition financially for teams such as Maryland that are sent on the road, the Terrapins got something in return during Tuesday's victory over Minnesota in the opening round at Williams Arena. Maryland gained the satisfaction that comes with winning, something the Terps hadn't experienced since a visit to Wake Forest three weeks ago. The team's freshmen also gained more experience in the 68-58 win, and they'll likely get more when Maryland (19-14)
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By JOE GERGEN | March 27, 2006
Minneapolis -- Florida, a team that starts four sophomores and a junior, completed a stunning weekend in the NCAA tournament by eliminating the final No. 1 seed and turning the Final Four into the Indianapolis Open. By overpowering Villanova, 75-62, yesterday, the Gators advanced to the national championship semifinals for the first time since 2000, coincidentally the last time they were held at the RCA Dome. They will meet George Mason in the first game of a Saturday doubleheader at 6:07 p.m. Joakim Noah and Al Horford, the Florida post players who are the sons of professional athletes, dominated the interior against the smaller Wildcats.
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By Lou Carlozo and Lou Carlozo,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | March 9, 1997
Those who live in Minneapolis-St. Paul boast a cold-weather spunk worth saluting with humility. Or a song.Case in point: On a recent January weekend, wind chills dipped to near 60 degrees below zero for three straight nights. But that hardly stopped Twin Cities denizens from donning their party hats (along with multiple layers of scarves, jackets and thermal undies) and packing the local nightclubs.Why brave such subarctic climes? Whether at Bunker's, the Cabooze, Lee's Liquor Bar or the famed First Avenue, crowds came out to hear music, though not the sort that might entice the natives elsewhere.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Reporter | March 19, 2008
MINNEAPOLIS -- The pressure was finally off Maryland last night. No talk of the NCAA tournament, of being on the bubble, of blowing double-digit leads down the stretch. Playing in 80-year-old Williams Arena against a young Minnesota team looking to build toward next season, the Terps finally did something they hadn't accomplished in nearly two weeks. They won. Maryland@Syracuse Tomorrow, 7 p.m., NIT second round, ESPNU, 1300 AM, 105.7 FM Records: Maryland (19-14), Syracuse (20-13)
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