+ Hey Sid, we agree: "A new covered stadium in this area would not only be the home to two preseason games, eight regular-season games and any playoff games for the Vikings, but it would also allow this area to compete for many national events."
+ The light rail is getting a new name and new logo.
+ Grand View Lodge was named to Conde Nast's Top 150 Mainland Resorts in the U.S.
+ Did you see the awesome list of Minnesota chefs and restaurants on the semifinalist list for the James Beard Awards? Finalists will be announced next month.
+ On Feb. 11 executive chef of Sofitel Minneapolis, Mark Crane, and director of food and beverage, Mathieu Riviere, were inducted into the prestigious Chaine des Rotisseurs. The Chaine des Rotisseurs is the oldest and largest food and wine society in the world that dates back to Paris in 1248.
+ Effective March 5, Christopher P. DiCarlo will assume the role of president & director of The Museum of Russian Art.
-- Amanda Fretheim Gates