Thursday, May 2, 2013
'Not even a drop or snowflake': The predicted May Day snowstorm largely spared Minneapolis and its suburbs.
There's no snow to shovel, so you might as well look at what other people in your situation are saying about the surprisingly dry driveway pavements in Minneapolis and its suburbs. Check out the Storify above or at Storify.com.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
See video clips of 1986 tornado and 1965 damage here.
Bad omen: So far the spring of 2013 is the coldest since 1965 and 1986, both years when tornadoes struck Fridley something fierce. See video above (or at YouTube) of the 1986 tornado. And see damage in Fridley from the 1965 tornadoes (click on the second YouTube thumbnail or watch it at YouTube). Here's an exchange on Twitter with the historic weather observation and the caution about Fridley's history: Belinda Jensen (@BelindaKARE11) tweeted: Coldest spring since 1965, 48 years ago. High that day was 15, we will hit 21 after starting at 4. 1986 wasn't too far behind 25/6 that day. Chris Walterbach (@wallyindsm) replied: Yikes...we had bad tornadoes in Fridley both of those years as well! Look out Fri-town!
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Accounts include comments from 1951 and 2013.
Two new Twitter accounts have surfaced recently, one documenting local law enforcement from 62 years ago, the other apparently a clearinghouse for student gripes at Fridley High: @AnokaCoHistory is tweeting police calls from 1951, mostly centered on Anoka but some from further south, including: 1/15/1951: Radio call. Police from Fridley Village at your office to pick up C, a prisoner. 1/16/1951: Radio call. Can you get a doctor in a hurry to send to Spring Lake Park. Could not find one. See daily report. @FridleyProblems seems to be an (in no way official) account dedicated to complaints about life at Fridley High School. So far, it seems like pretty good-natured letting-off of steam.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
A weekend Substance Church service is the occasion for a 360-degree-plus, six-second clip on Twitter's new Vine video app.
Take a spin around the Fridley School District Auditorium at Fridley High School via this short, repeating video clip on Twitter's new Vine application. This Vine comes courtesy of Josh Riggs, who posted it on Twitter Sunday, apparently during a Substance Church service at the auditorium. Vines work a bit like GIFs—they're short (six seconds) and they repeat over and over. Here's an introduction to the Vine app. If you can't see it above, check out this Storify or this Vine page. Have you made a Vine video in the Fridley area? Share your link in comments below.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Some people had the Mayans on their minds when thousands in areas south and east of Fridley lost power Saturday.
What was your experience of the power outage Saturday night in Columbia Heights, New Brighton, St. Anthony and Minneapolis? See what other people said in the Storify above (or at Storify.com) and leave a comment below.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Local hearts go out to Sandy Hook School victims and families, and a candlelight vigil was held nearby.
On Twitter, emotional messages from the Fridley area about the school shooting in Connecticut. See the Storify above or at Storify.com. What are your thoughts on the loss of life in Newtown, CT? Leave a comment below or post a blog post.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
MN Basketball Hub tweet said 'Fridley (0) at Eagan (77)' but the linked post reported that the Eagles actually posted 45 points.
A @mnbasketballhub tweeted typo in the final score of zero points for Fridley in Friday's Fridley-Eagan boys basketball game set off an avalanche of incredulous retweets, but the link at MN Basketball Hub reported the more believable result: Eagan 77, Fridley 45. If you can't see it above, check out the Storify that tells the tale.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Minnesota voters young and old used Twitter to talk about their Minnesota Election decisions, particularly on the proposed Marriage Amendment.
We followed a few common topics around the Twin Cities, including both sides of the Minnesota Marriage Amendment vote, and found what people were talking about on social media this Election Day. A reminder, though, that Tweeting a photo of your ballot, filled out, is stongly discouraged by the Minnesota Secretary of State's Office. Take a look.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Matt Roznowski responded to Chris Fields Wednesday evening.
Updated with Matt Roznowski response below. A Wednesday tweet by U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison's Republican challenger, Chris Fields, includes an image that appears to show answers to an April 2011 Facebook quiz on an Ellison staffer's personal Facebook account. In the quiz image, the answer to the question "Do you think election fraud occurred?" is "Yes!" "Comm Dir Matt Roznowski's admits election fraud occurred. We need Voter I.D.," Fields tweeted. The proposed amendment to the Minnesota Constitution requiring voters to show government-issued photo ID at the polls has been a point of contention in the Fifth District race, most recently with Ellison holding a public meeting in Minneapolis in opposition to the amendment. Proponents say voter …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Sen. Gretchen Hoffman offered apology, hug to Sen. Barb Goodwin over tweet.
Sen. Barb Goodwin (DFL-50), who represents much of Fridley, got a verbal apology and a hug from Sen. Gretchen Hoffman (R-Vergas) Thursday during Hoffman's farewell speech to the Minnesota Senate. Hoffman ridiculed Goodwin in a May 2011 tweet from the Senate floor that misconstrued remarks Goodwin had just made in a floor speech. A Senate ethics committee dropped a complaint against her by another DFL senator in June 2011 after Hoffman agreed to write a formal letter of apology. But Thursday's apology—and hug—was different. "I'm sorry from the bottom of my heart," a tearful Hoffman said. "And I wish I said that earlier."