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Joel January 27, 2013 at 11:51 pm
Welcome to Hockey High School where: Moving forward = don't look behind the curtain. Nothing to seeRead More here, just move on.
Deirdre Gilbert November 25, 2012 at 10:23 pm
My deepest condolences to the family. May God be with you through this time.
Darnell Augillard November 29, 2012 at 12:31 am
Don't know much about them. But I will love to seen my condolences to the family to. You all have aRead More bless day.
Brad Pankonin August 26, 2012 at 04:44 pm
I'm Barry's brother Brad. My Mom and Dad (Wayne and Judy), and my sisters Christy and Carrie wouldRead More would like express our sincere gratitude to the the Fridley Police Department and entire City of Fridley for the amazing support our family has received since Barry's accident on Tuesday. We will always cherish the hundreds of stories we heard from from his "badge family". A special thanks to Chief Don Abbott, Officer Chris Knight and Officer Ginny Skyy for their support and help in planning such a an extraordinary tribute to Barry. We are forever grateful to You.
Wanda Hart September 5, 2012 at 11:29 pm
We had the privilege of Barry being the first responder when we discovered my father-in-law BillRead More Hart had died in his home August 2004. It was especially meaningful to see Barry, as he was Bill's cousin. I'll never forget the huge hug he gave me to comfort and just being there for us. Judy and Wayne, you raised a wonderful guy with a huge compassionate heart. I'll be thankful everyday that is was Barry who was there first that day!
alyssa ryan September 15, 2012 at 02:24 pm
I was blessed by the service that Barry has given to me....time and time again throught a difficultRead More time in my life. He made me feel very safe and comfortable. He had a way of gently leading me in the right direction. Thank you for all you have done for me. You have made a big impact on my life. God bless your loved ones.
Angela Burkhardt Bixby August 25, 2012 at 06:41 pm
Sending prayers to his family. Thank you Officer Pankonin for your service to our community.
Scott Mikesh October 13, 2012 at 06:29 pm
I'm in shock. Barry was a great man, and so full of life. My heart goes out to his partner, Scott,Read More and his whole family. I hope you find peace and comfort in each other and all who knew and loved Barry.
Chris Steller (Editor) May 17, 2012 at 01:51 pm
Thank you, F. Eidbo! I (WILL) fix that!
DougDavis May 18, 2012 at 02:04 am
I am a Ron Paul supporter. I do not believe the US Government was involved in 911, unless youRead More consider Blow back from occupying Saudi Arabia, interfering in Iran's politics for 60 years, or arming the Taliban in Afghanistan to fight against Russia, or supplying poison gas and weapons to Saddam Hussein to fight against Iran as involvement. There are some pretty outstanding questions about 911, such as how did an entire building collapse when it was not damaged or hit by a plane. Why was it the all the documents concerning Enron were destroyed in building 7 and the Pentagon. All Ron Paul has ever said was there are unanswered questions, and he does not believe the Government was behind it. I am going to tell you why you do not like Ron Paul and his supporters. It is because we question things that do not make sense and a lot of times it is the actions of the Government that we question. That is our right. You are so comfortable in your bubble of what you think is safety and reality that people like me threaten to burst your bubble. Fox News, Limbaugh, Hannity, Drudge Report all lie to you. There is no investigating or reporting they all serve as entertainment. purposes only, they are companies that are there to make a profit. I support Israel I have relatives there and land in my family. I can also question their actions. You have been lied to. so your homework! Get more sources other than entertainment sources. Research requires multiple creditable sources!
Bob in Boston May 18, 2012 at 04:27 pm
Doesn't make any sense to call Ron Paul the underdog when he's already won more delegates thanRead More Romney in 10 states including Romney's home state! It's Romney who's the underdog at the conventions - it's only the media and the GOP establishment who keep saying Romney's the winner!
George Linngren May 3, 2012 at 02:36 am
well just because THEY didn't see it or hear about it means They must have never been informed.
Concerned Resident May 3, 2012 at 03:31 pm
Provide documentation from a public forum like a newspaper that shows people were informed of theRead More poor water back in the 80's or the superfund sites please.
G San July 13, 2012 at 08:09 am
A past victim of the MDH, MPCA and deep pocket industry: Revised spelling This type of thing isRead More common for the MDH & MPCA. As soon as people start to stand up for there lives, the MDH & MPCA cover there butts, and the butts of there deep pocket friends. I‘ve seen it over and over again in the past 20 years, soon the harassment will set in. The first thing the people of Minnesota need to do is get rid of John Stine the new Commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, and Several people at the Environmental Surveillance and Assessment Section within the Minnesota Department of Health Division of Environmental. Next we need to get new State Epidemiologist’s and new Department of Health Commissioners. There are several people in these two departments/agencies that have not done there job for years, but they continue to go up in rank. We need to replace these people with people who care about the health risks associated with pollution in our water, air, and land. If cigarettes are causing all the illnesses in this country, then why are cigarettes not illegal, but for using cigarettes to cover up all the illnesses. Besides, the same chemicals in cigarettes are in industry waste if they can prove cigarettes cause these illnesses then they can prove contaminated water, air and land can cause these same illnesses. Do your Job
Cheryl Theisen April 26, 2012 at 11:43 am
I agree with Greg. Target Arena, Xcel Center,Target Stadium and TCF Bank...everyone came togetherRead More to get these venues built. Why does it have to be so painful to get it done for the Vikings?!
Rebecca Grant April 28, 2012 at 02:07 pm
Yes, Jeremy...you can purchase a $75 ticket....in fact the average ticket price for a Cowboys ticketRead More is $160. I live in Dallas-Ft. Worth, so....this has been a source of controversy since the stadium opened. Fact is, at that price, and that is probably for a preseason game, you will be watching the action in the rafters on a huge jumbo-tron screen which hangs over nearly the whole field. If you really want to watch the game like most people who pay to see live action, you will have to pay dearly for those tickets. There is also an outdoor esplanade with a jumbo-tron, and you can pay to watch it there, too, if you can't afford to purchase an inside ticket. Average cost for that ticket is $150 and it includes some hot dogs or nachos and a drink. Honestly, if you are going to have to watch a game on a TV screen, why not just stay home! These days, you could purchase a nice big wide screen TV for the cost of a family of 4 to go to one game.
Rebecca Grant April 28, 2012 at 02:17 pm
Don't get me wrong...I believe The Vikings should get their stadium, and I think Minnesota shouldRead More pony up and help them pay for it. To lose the Vikings would be heartbreaking for the fans. I lived in Cleveland when the Browns up and moved due to a similar "build us a new stadium" issue. It was horrible to witness. There were those who didn't think Art Modell would ever do such a thing. But he did because...it's business for these owners, not personal. The city fought the NFL to retain the rights to the Brown's name and the colors. But the stats stayed with the team, The Baltimore Ravens! It took years for Cleveland to get another team, and the city still had to build a new stadium.
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