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    In 2021 my wife and I finally got to experience Duluth and we both fell in love with the area. We made a couple trips up and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves both times. Canal Park and Lake Superior are wonderful settings that give great views. Watching the sun rise over Lake Superior was a highlight during our trips. The other thing I have found myself fascinated by is the ships going in and out of the harbor and watching the Aerial Bridge go up and down. Throughout the year I have watched the Duluth Harbor cams on You Tube and have enjoyed watching it very much. I bring this up since today Lake Superior shuts down for the season as the Soo Locks close for annual maintenance.

    I look forward to more trips to the Duluth area this year as we have two planned already. One we are going to explore Duluth a little more and then the other we are going further up the North Shore. We have made it as far as Silver Bay and plan on making it to Grand Marais this fall.

    I am enjoying watching as the last few ships are on Lake Superior today as they either head to the other Great Lakes or into Duluth for winter layup. It has truly been a simple pleasure this past year.

    The towns are great but the parks are incredible. Last year was a down year because the rivers were dry. But Cascade River is a wonderful hike.

    If you like golfing. Superior National is awesome. It’s been many years since I golfed it but having river rapids flow through a hole is pretty awesome. And the view of the lake are great form the hill. :dup:

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    The MN portion of the NS is spectacular. Going around the lake is beyond spectacular.

    One of the best motorcycle tours we have taken. I recommend doing it clockwise.

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    My wife’s relatives from Florida who had never been to MN were here visiting. They asked me what the one thing is I would recommend that they see. I said Duluth and the North Shore. They kicked it around and decided to go see the Mall of America. :ddown:


    The North Shore has a northwest Montana/ Glacier Nat’l Park feel, just without the mountains.

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    The MN portion of the NS is spectacular. Going around the lake is beyond spectacular.

    One of the best motorcycle tours we have taken. I recommend doing it clockwise.

    A little over a decade ago was one of a few moments where I just stood in absolute awe of something. It was a windy and clear day, and those winds out of the west has been blowing for two or three days leading up to it. Absolutely MASSIVE waves breaking and crashing on the eastern shore near Wawa as the sun set. I wanted the world to stop spinning and stand there forever.

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    We stayed about 2 miles south of Wawa in a motel on the inland side of the Queens Hyw and walked to a European restaurant right across the road. Rode back to Wawa to Tim Hortons for breakfast & to gas up.

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    Karlsson wrote:


    Bladepuller wrote:


    The MN portion of the NS is spectacular. Going around the lake is beyond spectacular.

    One of the best motorcycle tours we have taken. I recommend doing it clockwise.

    A little over a decade ago was one of a few moments where I just stood in absolute awe of something. It was a windy and clear day, and those winds out of the west has been blowing for two or three days leading up to it. Absolutely MASSIVE waves breaking and crashing on the eastern shore near Wawa as the sun set. I wanted the world to stop spinning and stand there forever.

    We were in Door County (Lake Michigan) 6-7 years ago and as I turned the corner into Ephraim I saw enormous waves crashing the shore. I had to park the car and get out to watch in awe.

    It was a “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” moment for me.

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    Has anyone been to the pond hockey championship? Is it with it to go – how much of a pain is it to get there and do we have to pay as spectators just to watch?

    Anyone here in it?!

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    Has anyone been to the pond hockey championship? Is it with it to go – how much of a pain is it to get there and do we have to pay as spectators just to watch?

    Anyone here in it?!


    Use to go all the time. It’s a good time and if you get cold, just go into the warming house. The warming house smells like used hockey equipment, but it’s all apart of the atmosphere.

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    I love that we raised about $250 more than what [mention]Jupiter[/mention] was looking for GPL donations.

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    Doing the math with the boss today, so I can figure out what I have for PTO this year. Had yesterday off, and my total AFTER that was 32.5 days. Take away my 2 weeks for MI (even though I don’t leave until Wed, have to take full weeks for guaranteed approval), I have no clue what to do with the other 22+ days. Good problem to have. :)

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    I was not aware that this really happened…

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1mQCXX25GWw

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    I was not aware that this really happened…

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1mQCXX25GWw

    What’s more distracting? The fake throw? Or that sailor top and hot pants combo on the dugout girl? :lol:

    That’s probably not a very PC comment…dugout girl.

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    Kelly Red wrote:


    Composer wrote:


    I was not aware that this really happened…

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1mQCXX25GWw

    What’s more distracting? The fake throw? Or that sailor top and hot pants combo on the dugout girl? :lol:

    That’s probably not a very PC comment…dugout girl.

    She’s a girl in the dugout….so you’re not wrong. I could come up with a few more colorful and definitely not PC titles however. 😬😂

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    I watched it just to see the girl in the dugout you mentioned. Is that PC?

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    Norm wrote:


    I watched it just to see the girl in the dugout you mentioned. Is that PC?


    No, but I figured the mention might drive a few of you to view :wink:

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    Kelly Red wrote:


    Norm wrote:


    I watched it just to see the girl in the dugout you mentioned. Is that PC?


    No, but I figured the mention might drive a few of you to view :wink:

    I watched because of the “not aware this really happened comment” but having seen yours, I have to admit, I kept an eye out wondering what dugout girl you were talking about. :mrgreen:

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    Norm wrote:


    I watched it just to see the girl in the dugout you mentioned. Is that PC?


    I hadn’t seen it the first time either (although not something I’d look for) so I had to watch it again too. :lol:

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    Same pickup play that was featured in Little Big League. Wonderful execution.

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    Steve MN wrote:


    Kelly Red wrote:


    Norm wrote:


    I watched it just to see the girl in the dugout you mentioned. Is that PC?


    No, but I figured the mention might drive a few of you to view :wink:

    I watched because of the “not aware this really happened comment” but having seen yours, I have to admit, I kept an eye out wondering what dugout girl you were talking about. :mrgreen:

    The reason for my comment was that this pickoff play was recreated in the movie Little Big League. The movie version looks exactly like the real version.

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    When I played Babe Ruth ball, we successfully executed this play twice when I was playing, once when I was pitching and another when I was playing first. The first when I was 13 was a night game in extra innings and I remember the mosquitos being so bad that you could hardly see due to that so when I “threw it away” it was an easy sell. The second time when I was 15, day game and our only player on the bench that game sat on the edge of the dugout next to the fence the entire game to set it up so in one of the last innings no one thought anything of him sitting there and he slapped the fence to make it seem like the ball hit it.

    Boy the circumstances have to be perfect though to execute (close game, very loud chatter, late innings, etc. Good times.

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    They didn’t have enough steaks and someone cut in line :lol:

    [media]https://twitter.com/CBSPhilly/status/1488290135871561734[/media]

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    MNGophers29 wrote:


    When I played Babe Ruth ball, we successfully executed this play twice when I was playing, once when I was pitching and another when I was playing first. The first when I was 13 was a night game in extra innings and I remember the mosquitos being so bad that you could hardly see due to that so when I “threw it away” it was an easy sell. The second time when I was 15, day game and our only player on the bench that game sat on the edge of the dugout next to the fence the entire game to set it up so in one of the last innings no one thought anything of him sitting there and he slapped the fence to make it seem like the ball hit it.

    Boy the circumstances have to be perfect though to execute (close game, very loud chatter, late innings, etc. Good times.


    We pulled this off once in a high school game when I was pitching. The next inning I got a base hit and when standing on first base, the other team’s first baseman said to me, “You picked the one guy on our team who would fall for it”.

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    Wooger… Back in the good old days when they actually had pregame and postgame shows for Gopher games. Miss those. Also, Russo’s slacks is a master at finding these.

    [media]https://twitter.com/RussosSlacks/status/1491219244339843072[/media]

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    frozen4champs wrote:


    Wooger… Back in the good old days when they actually had pregame and postgame shows for Gopher games. Miss those. Also, Russo’s slacks is a master at finding these.

    [media]https://twitter.com/RussosSlacks/status/1491219244339843072[/media]


    I love it when people steal my photos…

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    Jupiter wrote:


    frozen4champs wrote:


    Wooger… Back in the good old days when they actually had pregame and postgame shows for Gopher games. Miss those. Also, Russo’s slacks is a master at finding these.

    [media]https://twitter.com/RussosSlacks/status/1491219244339843072[/media]


    I love it when people steal my photos…

    The fact after you called him out for it he really didn’t care either. :ddown:

    I also feel bad for giving him credit. I just thought it was from a screen shot from TV.

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    Kevin Gorg… :lol: :rotflmao:

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    Kevin Gorg… :lol: :rotflmao:


    Gorgasm! I liked the guy at times, thought he had some good insights but liked to hear himself talk. Those 30 minute pre/postgame bits though were awesome for Gopher hockey.

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    Jupiter wrote:


    Composer wrote:


    I got a letter today from MnDot reminding me that my license is expiring. My birthday was 5 days ago, so my license was already expired. I wanted to get the real ID. I got the necessary paperwork and went to the license bureau in Lakeville. There was no wait. I was figuring that I might get my license renewed with some hassle, but little chance of getting the real ID. In less than 15 minutes, I walked out with my temporary license. They said I would receive my real-id license in 2 weeks. No hassles, no issues.


    My in and out for Real ID was similar. Less than 10min. BUT… It took about 8 weeks to get the actual ID. I wish it was only 2 weeks.

    I’ll let you know when it actually arrives!!

    As promised—I received my Real ID today. About 2 1/2 months…

    I suspect they quoted me the regular license turnaround.

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    Couldn’t think of anywhere else to put it, so

    Happy 2’s Day!!! (2/22/22)

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    MNNavy wrote:


    Couldn’t think of anywhere else to put it, so

    Happy 2’s Day!!! (2/22/22)


    It’ll also be a palindrome for the rest of the month!!!

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    I can’t think of any date that will top 01/01/01 in my lifetime

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    I can’t think of any date that will top 01/01/01 in my lifetime


    06/06/06

    Women were purposely being induced early so there kid wasn’t born on that date… lol!!!

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    I’ve got that game lined up to watch tonight, then the game against the Finns for Thursday night. :dup:

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    https://www.amny.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/miracle.jpg" />

    Find the dbl fisted Hak salute. I was shown this in the photo close to 20 years ago…

    Clue: Far left side of the photo.

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    I watched that game on a 12 inch black and white TV as an 8 year old kid. One of my absolute favorite memories of childhood.

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    Don Adams Wheel of Justice wrote:


    I watched that game on a 12 inch black and white TV as an 8 year old kid. One of my absolute favorite memories of childhood.


    Did you already know the outcome or were you unaware of it while watching?

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    gator wrote:


    Don Adams Wheel of Justice wrote:


    I watched that game on a 12 inch black and white TV as an 8 year old kid. One of my absolute favorite memories of childhood.


    Did you already know the outcome or were you unaware of it while watching?


    I can’t recall if we were watching the initial TV broadcast (yes, I know it was tape delay) or a replay. I just remember we won and that it was a huge deal for the entire country.

    Edit: I know I’m risking a permanent ban by saying this but when I played hockey by myself in the yard in the days following the game, I was always Mike Eruzione instead of a Gophers player. I don’t think I comprehended that half the team were Minnesotans :) .

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    I vote for a ban.

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    Don Adams Wheel of Justice wrote:


    Edit: I know I’m risking a permanent ban by saying this but when I played hockey by myself in the yard in the days following the game, I was always Mike Eruzione instead of a Gophers player. I don’t think I comprehended that half the team were Minnesotans :) .


    For me, when a player wears the red, white and blue… I can careless who he played for in college.

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    That’s just impossible for me. If I watch team USA and a whioux or badger gets more points than a Gopher, it bothers me as much as I try to ignore it.

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    Bertogliat wrote:


    I vote for a ban.


    For crying out loud, Bert, I was 8 years old!!

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    I remember AM1500 (IIRC) broadcasting the game live but not a TV broadcast until ABC played the game.

    You gotta love Rizzo, he parlayed that one goal into never actually having to work the rest of his life. I wanna be like Mike!! :lol:

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    Don Adams Wheel of Justice wrote:


    Bertogliat wrote:


    I vote for a ban.


    For crying out loud, Bert, I was 8 years old!!

    I blame your parents.

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    Steve MN wrote:


    I’ve got that game lined up to watch tonight, then the game against the Finns for Thursday night. :dup:

    I watched it this afternoon. Always see new things. There were two good slew-foots by the USA that I noticed.

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    Greyeagle wrote:


    I remember AM1500 (IIRC) broadcasting the game live but not a TV broadcast until ABC played the game.

    You gotta love Rizzo, he parlayed that one goal into never actually having to work the rest of his life. I wanna be like Mike!! :lol:

    He’s quoted as saying that his buddies tell him all the time if he misses the net on that shot he’s out painting bridges for the rest of his life. :)

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    Don Adams Wheel of Justice wrote:


    gator wrote:


    Don Adams Wheel of Justice wrote:


    I watched that game on a 12 inch black and white TV as an 8 year old kid. One of my absolute favorite memories of childhood.


    Did you already know the outcome or were you unaware of it while watching?


    I can’t recall if we were watching the initial TV broadcast (yes, I know it was tape delay) or a replay. I just remember we won and that it was a huge deal for the entire country.

    Edit: I know I’m risking a permanent ban by saying this but when I played hockey by myself in the yard in the days following the game, I was always Mike Eruzione instead of a Gophers player. I don’t think I comprehended that half the team were Minnesotans :) .

    How times have changed. The game was tape delayed even though they were playing in NY

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    Zwak wrote:


    Don Adams Wheel of Justice wrote:


    gator wrote:


    Don Adams Wheel of Justice wrote:


    I watched that game on a 12 inch black and white TV as an 8 year old kid. One of my absolute favorite memories of childhood.


    Did you already know the outcome or were you unaware of it while watching?


    I can’t recall if we were watching the initial TV broadcast (yes, I know it was tape delay) or a replay. I just remember we won and that it was a huge deal for the entire country.

    Edit: I know I’m risking a permanent ban by saying this but when I played hockey by myself in the yard in the days following the game, I was always Mike Eruzione instead of a Gophers player. I don’t think I comprehended that half the team were Minnesotans :) .

    How times have changed. The game was tape delayed even though they were playing in NY

    What time was the game live and what time was it shown?

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    I want to say 3 or 4 in the afternoon and ABC showed it during their prime time slot that evening.

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    Social media not existing I don’t think anyone I knew was aware of the outcome. I was at a watch party at a friend’s house in a neighborhood that seemed like there were a zillion kids my age.

    When the game was over every one of us was out in the street hooting and hollering. Our parents graciously let us play boot hockey past midnight that glorious evening on Shaver’s Lake Road in Deephaven.

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    Prime time would make sense because my dad would have been finished milking cows and able to watch the game. Probably the only hockey game he ever watched.

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    Greyeagle wrote:


    I want to say 3 or 4 in the afternoon and ABC showed it during their prime time slot that evening.


    Game was at 4pm CT and 7pm CT was broadcast.

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    Norm wrote:


    What time was the game live and what time was it shown?


    I don’t remember the time but I definitely remember my wife and I were on a plane to Denver on a ski trip to Vail. And one of the pilots was keeping passengers up to date on the plane ride there. And when the game was over and he let everyone know the USA won, the whole plane erupted and let out a huge cheer!

    The next day my wife and I skipped skiing and watched the Gold Medal game, even though we were super anxious to hit the slopes with the 2-3 inches of powder that fell overnight. It was more than worth it….

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    I seem to recall the game against the :censored: Finns was at 10 or 11 on a Sunday morning. I remember 8:30 Mass was packed and the Priest may have suggested the 10AM mass would wrap up in record time.

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    Greyeagle wrote:


    I seem to recall the game against the :censored: Finns was at 10 or 11 on a Sunday morning. I remember 8:30 Mass was packed and the Priest may have suggested the 10AM mass would wrap up in record time.


    10am CT.

    Good memory Grey… on those start times.

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    I want to say 3 or 4 in the afternoon and ABC showed it during their prime time slot that evening.


    Game was at 4pm CT and 7pm CT was broadcast.

    Thanks. I remember watching it, but don’t remember the time.

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    I remember the pastor at church saying a prayer for team USA. That team was my start of my love of hockey. A bunch of the local kids made homemade sticks and we played ball hockey on Sunday afternoons in our haymow during the winters. I finally saved up money to buy a real wooden stick that I still have to this day.

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    I just finished the most recent John Sanford “Prey” book; Ocean Prey. I’ve now read the entire series, or at least so far. Now I’ve started his Virgil Flowers series. Flowers is a minor character in the Prey books, a small town Southern Minnesota police officer. All through the Prey series the repeating comment by scores of other characters is “ that f’ing Flowers”. :lol: It’s a mantra. I’m looking forward to more of a deep dive into him.

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    I just finished the most recent John Sanford “Prey” book; Ocean Prey. I’ve now read the entire series, or at least so far. Now I’ve started his Virgil Flowers series. Flowers is a minor character in the Prey books, a small town Southern Minnesota police officer. All through the Prey series the repeating comment by scores of other characters is “ that f’ing Flowers”. :lol: It’s a mantra. I’m looking forward to more of a deep dive into him.

    Both Virgil and Lucas appear to be irresistible to women. I just can’t relate to that.

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    Kelly Red wrote:


    I just finished the most recent John Sanford “Prey” book; Ocean Prey. I’ve now read the entire series, or at least so far. Now I’ve started his Virgil Flowers series. Flowers is a minor character in the Prey books, a small town Southern Minnesota police officer. All through the Prey series the repeating comment by scores of other characters is “ that f’ing Flowers”. :lol: It’s a mantra. I’m looking forward to more of a deep dive into him.

    Both Virgil and Lucas appear to be irresistible to women. I just can’t relate to that.


    It’s a male writer, so of course they are. :wink:

    He does write some good female characters. I liked Rae. And Letty. I understand he’s starting a new series focused on Letty, first book is out late April.

    Now SHES interesting!

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    Found out our eldest (Fr at UM) got s paid internship with Abbot this summer, and they will put him up at a Marriott for the entire duration. I guess brilliance does skip a generation.

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    Norm wrote:


    Kelly Red wrote:


    I just finished the most recent John Sanford “Prey” book; Ocean Prey. I’ve now read the entire series, or at least so far. Now I’ve started his Virgil Flowers series. Flowers is a minor character in the Prey books, a small town Southern Minnesota police officer. All through the Prey series the repeating comment by scores of other characters is “ that f’ing Flowers”. :lol: It’s a mantra. I’m looking forward to more of a deep dive into him.

    Both Virgil and Lucas appear to be irresistible to women. I just can’t relate to that.


    It’s a male writer, so of course they are. :wink:

    He does write some good female characters. I liked Rae. And Letty. I understand he’s starting a new series focused on Letty, first book is out late April.

    Now SHES interesting!

    Like any novel writer Sanford takes a few liberties with reality from time to time, but overall his books are really, really good. I’ve listened to the majority on CD, checked out from the library (over the past 20 years). Can’t really think of any “Prey” novel or “Fning Flowers” novel that was a dud & I’ve read or listened to all of them. Including Ocean Prey.

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    Found out our eldest (Fr at UM) got s paid internship with Abbot this summer, and they will put him up at a Marriott for the entire duration. I guess brilliance does skip a generation.


    Abbott is paying that kind of money for a freshman intern? I guess my $9.75 per hour as a senior isn’t all that impressive anymore. :lol:

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    Found out our eldest (Fr at UM) got s paid internship with Abbot this summer, and they will put him up at a Marriott for the entire duration. I guess brilliance does skip a generation.

    Whoa the housing is great. Locally or where is it?

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    Kelly Red wrote:


    I just finished the most recent John Sanford “Prey” book; Ocean Prey. I’ve now read the entire series, or at least so far. Now I’ve started his Virgil Flowers series. Flowers is a minor character in the Prey books, a small town Southern Minnesota police officer. All through the Prey series the repeating comment by scores of other characters is “ that f’ing Flowers”. :lol: It’s a mantra. I’m looking forward to more of a deep dive into him.

    I’d started reading the Virgil Flowers books before he started appearing in the Prey series. I’m up to either # 22 or #23 of the Prey series now so it’s less of an issue, but I’ve enjoyed that angle of the stories taking place in small-town MN.

    We need to resurrect the Books thread at some point. I’m starting to be in need of some new things to read again outside of the Mitch Rapp, Scot Harvath, Gabriel Allon type stuff.

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    That’s just impossible for me. If I watch team USA and a whioux or badger gets more points than a Gopher, it bothers me as much as I try to ignore it.


    I don’t think this surprises anyone.

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    Found out our eldest (Fr at UM) got s paid internship with Abbot this summer, and they will put him up at a Marriott for the entire duration. I guess brilliance does skip a generation.

    Whoa the housing is great. Locally or where is it?

    Yes it will be at their Plymouth location. I was really floored by the offer especially for a first year student. I don’t think I knew anyone when I was that age getting something like that.

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    gopherguy06 wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    Found out our eldest (Fr at UM) got s paid internship with Abbot this summer, and they will put him up at a Marriott for the entire duration. I guess brilliance does skip a generation.

    Whoa the housing is great. Locally or where is it?

    Yes it will be at their Plymouth location. I was really floored by the offer especially for a first year student. I don’t think I knew anyone when I was that age getting something like that.


    Yeah a freshman Roland housing provided for someone local. What are they working in? Like what’s their degree?

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    gopherguy06 wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    Found out our eldest (Fr at UM) got s paid internship with Abbot this summer, and they will put him up at a Marriott for the entire duration. I guess brilliance does skip a generation.

    Whoa the housing is great. Locally or where is it?

    Yes it will be at their Plymouth location. I was really floored by the offer especially for a first year student. I don’t think I knew anyone when I was that age getting something like that.

    I wonder if he’s going to be at the location then on 169 and 49th Avenue. Internships are extremely competitive these days so the offers have to be really good too.

    The interns we’re hiring into IT are ones they expect to move into a rotation program after they graduate. That in turn will lead to a fast-tracking of roles and responsibilities and ultimately promotions so they’re very highly selective in where they look and who they offer.

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    gopherguy06 wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    Found out our eldest (Fr at UM) got s paid internship with Abbot this summer, and they will put him up at a Marriott for the entire duration. I guess brilliance does skip a generation.

    Whoa the housing is great. Locally or where is it?

    Yes it will be at their Plymouth location. I was really floored by the offer especially for a first year student. I don’t think I knew anyone when I was that age getting something like that.


    Yeah a freshman Roland housing provided for someone local. What are they working in? Like what’s their degree?

    He’s in engineering and per the offer letter: “We are pleased to offer you the position of Summer Associate-Minnesota Medical Device. We will place

    you with our Electrophysiology Operations team (EP Ops)“.

    [mention]davescharf[/mention] I believe it’s located on Nathan Lane if that’s the same one you’re referring to.

    His brother will attend UM School of Biological sciences in the fall and is already telling the elder to find him connections. :lol:

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    I work for a global corporation. Today we received an email stating they are relocating our coworkers in Ukraine and their families to safer areas. They’re providing financial support, housing, transportation, and communication.

    It’s great they have the capability to do so and the foresight and compassion to plan for this.

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    I work for a global corporation. Today we received an email stating they are relocating our coworkers in Ukraine and their families to safer areas. They’re providing financial support, housing, transportation, and communication.

    It’s great they have the capability to do so and the foresight and compassion to plan for this.

    Well done by your company and good luck to everyone getting out quickly and safely.

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    davescharf wrote:


    Kelly Red wrote:


    I just finished the most recent John Sanford “Prey” book; Ocean Prey. I’ve now read the entire series, or at least so far. Now I’ve started his Virgil Flowers series. Flowers is a minor character in the Prey books, a small town Southern Minnesota police officer. All through the Prey series the repeating comment by scores of other characters is “ that f’ing Flowers”. :lol: It’s a mantra. I’m looking forward to more of a deep dive into him.

    I’d started reading the Virgil Flowers books before he started appearing in the Prey series. I’m up to either # 22 or #23 of the Prey series now so it’s less of an issue, but I’ve enjoyed that angle of the stories taking place in small-town MN.

    We need to resurrect the Books thread at some point. I’m starting to be in need of some new things to read again outside of the Mitch Rapp, Scot Harvath, Gabriel Allon type stuff.

    Have you tried the Allen Eskens books? He’s a relatively new MN author. I met him at a discussion of his first book “The Life We Bury.” Interesting guy. His stories are mystery/human interest and take place in MN. He’s up to six books now.

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    Norm wrote:


    davescharf wrote:


    Kelly Red wrote:


    I just finished the most recent John Sanford “Prey” book; Ocean Prey. I’ve now read the entire series, or at least so far. Now I’ve started his Virgil Flowers series. Flowers is a minor character in the Prey books, a small town Southern Minnesota police officer. All through the Prey series the repeating comment by scores of other characters is “ that f’ing Flowers”. :lol: It’s a mantra. I’m looking forward to more of a deep dive into him.

    I’d started reading the Virgil Flowers books before he started appearing in the Prey series. I’m up to either # 22 or #23 of the Prey series now so it’s less of an issue, but I’ve enjoyed that angle of the stories taking place in small-town MN.

    We need to resurrect the Books thread at some point. I’m starting to be in need of some new things to read again outside of the Mitch Rapp, Scot Harvath, Gabriel Allon type stuff.

    Have you tried the Allen Eskens books? He’s a relatively new MN author. I met him at a discussion of his first book “The Life We Bury.” Interesting guy. His stories are mystery/human interest and take place in MN. He’s up to six books now.


    Thanks! I’m always on the lookout for interesting series and I like mystery/crime. I’ve read all of Jo Nesbo and now other Scandinavian writers are on my list.

    I finished all of James Rollins Sigma Force series last summer. I’m waiting for Kingdom of Bones. I’m not into the technical military stuff, I like crime.

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