Gas line explodes in South Minneapolis

Gas line explodes in South Minneapolis

There are 17 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Mar 17, 2011, titled Gas line explodes in South Minneapolis. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

It started with a muffled bang. Just after 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Brad Solen heard what he thought was an electrical transformer popping.

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Winchester

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Mar 18, 2011
Media coverage of the gas leak was so redundant and boring, especially the coverage being done by WCCO and KSTP TV which was way beyond common sense and logic. Once it was known there were no injuries and no one's life was in danger that should have been enough, but nooooooo!! They had to drag the no news out for hours on end, most of the time repeating everything they said at least a dozen times. A half hour reporting would have been more than adequate.
It is amazing

Lakeville, MN

#2 Mar 18, 2011
That would be scary! And wonderful no one was hurt.
Fort Lauderdale Resident

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#3 Mar 18, 2011
Why is this being reported in the Saint Paul Pioneer Press? Doesn't Minneapolis have their own paper to report their own city's problems?
Mr Smart

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Mar 18, 2011
Winchester wrote:
Media coverage of the gas leak was so redundant and boring, especially the coverage being done by WCCO and KSTP TV which was way beyond common sense and logic. Once it was known there were no injuries and no one's life was in danger that should have been enough, but nooooooo!! They had to drag the no news out for hours on end, most of the time repeating everything they said at least a dozen times. A half hour reporting would have been more than adequate.
But yet you watched.
Mr Smart

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Mar 18, 2011
Fort Lauderdale Resident wrote:
Why is this being reported in the Saint Paul Pioneer Press? Doesn't Minneapolis have their own paper to report their own city's problems?
They are probably still trying to find a connection to the pipeline and the racial mix of the neighborhood to determine if the pipe was not replaced because of a lack of diversity.
Bill

Atlanta, GA

#6 Mar 18, 2011
Mr Smart wrote:
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They are probably still trying to find a connection to the pipeline and the racial mix of the neighborhood to determine if the pipe was not replaced because of a lack of diversity.
The politically correct media being what they are, I'm sure they are desperately trying to find some kind of racial tone to interject into the story.
Mr Smart

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Mar 18, 2011
Bill wrote:
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The politically correct media being what they are, I'm sure they are desperately trying to find some kind of racial tone to interject into the story.
So you've read the Star Tribune before?
Amy

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Mar 18, 2011
How many lawsuits will the city get from the low-income housing developments of people who are now just too traumatized to go back into their public housing. Another city wide money grab for the poor.
Civitas

Saint Michael, MN

#9 Mar 18, 2011
Mr Smart wrote:
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They are probably still trying to find a connection to the pipeline and the racial mix of the neighborhood to determine if the pipe was not replaced because of a lack of diversity.
You people disgust me. This is not a story that has anything to do with race. The only ones bringing up race are losers like you, Bill, and Amy.

Of course, you're the first ones to snipe when a person of color mentions race--that's "playing the race card," and heaven forfend anyone should do that. Yet you can take a story about an unexplained disaster and find a way to put a racial spin on it. "Racist" doesn't begin to describe this sort of mentality. "Repellent" is a good start, but still doesn't do your sort justice.

Do the rest of the world a favor, and stay out of society.
Winchester

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Mar 18, 2011
Mr Smart wrote:
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But yet you watched.
You are so ignorant thinking I actually watching it, every once in awhile I'd flip the TV on to see if the morons were still trying to pretend they were reporting the news when in reality after the first half hour all they did with great redundancy was to report history not news.
Winchester

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Mar 18, 2011
Mr Smart wrote:
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But yet you watched.
No! After reading more of your posts I no longer feel you are just ignorant you also display a great deal of stupidity. I'm sorry but you come across as possibly one of the dumbest people to post, and you post under the name of "Mr Smart" Wow, you are appearing dumber by the minute.
Mr Smart

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Mar 18, 2011
Civitas wrote:
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You people disgust me. This is not a story that has anything to do with race. The only ones bringing up race are losers like you, Bill, and Amy.
Of course, you're the first ones to snipe when a person of color mentions race--that's "playing the race card," and heaven forfend anyone should do that. Yet you can take a story about an unexplained disaster and find a way to put a racial spin on it. "Racist" doesn't begin to describe this sort of mentality. "Repellent" is a good start, but still doesn't do your sort justice.
Do the rest of the world a favor, and stay out of society.
Says the McMansion dweller of Eden Prairie. Try your reading again, it's a slam on the stupid Star Tribune and it's PC. Lighten up Francis.
Civitas

Saint Michael, MN

#13 Mar 18, 2011
Mr Smart wrote:
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Says the McMansion dweller of Eden Prairie. Try your reading again, it's a slam on the stupid Star Tribune and it's PC. Lighten up Francis.
"Lighten up" coming from one of the dimmest bulbs in the chandelier. How ironic.

First, I donít live in Eden Prairie. That just happens to be where my ISP is located. I donít live in a suburb or exurb, and I donít live in a Mc Mansion.

Second, why are you slamming the Strib in a story that is not in the Strib and that does not mention that so-called newspaper? For that matter, why are you mentioning ďPCĒ when race is not mentioned in the story at all? You are the one bringing the topic up in a completely unrelated story. You are the one who is going to be offended at anything that talks about race. You are, in your own foul little way, playing the race card by your indignation at any hint of a discussion of racism (not, of course, that youíre racist; itís just that you hate hearing about other races. Big difference, right?).

Give it up: You cannot justify what you said to anyone but your fellow losers. Keep the rest of us out of it, please.
AntiMelting

Buffalo, MN

#14 Mar 18, 2011
Mr Smart wrote:
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They are probably still trying to find a connection to the pipeline and the racial mix of the neighborhood to determine if the pipe was not replaced because of a lack of diversity.
Brilliant!
AntiMelting

Buffalo, MN

#15 Mar 18, 2011
Civitas wrote:
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You people disgust me. This is not a story that has anything to do with race. The only ones bringing up race are losers like you, Bill, and Amy.
Of course, you're the first ones to snipe when a person of color mentions race--that's "playing the race card," and heaven forfend anyone should do that. Yet you can take a story about an unexplained disaster and find a way to put a racial spin on it. "Racist" doesn't begin to describe this sort of mentality. "Repellent" is a good start, but still doesn't do your sort justice.
Do the rest of the world a favor, and stay out of society.
What do you mean by "you people?"
Civitas

Saint Michael, MN

#16 Mar 18, 2011
AntiMelting wrote:
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What do you mean by "you people?"
I mean the type of person who has to bring up race in a story that has nothing to do with it (I don't care what he says, "anti-PC" comments are just another form of race baiting). This is the type of person who sees a political message in everything, and that message generally goes "against" them.

I also mean the small little mind who can jump to conclusions about lawsuits and poor people milking the city with them when that doesn't figure in the story.

All this story was about was an as yet unexplained gas explosion. Trying to drag anything else into it is either absurdly small minded, or just a way to pick a fight for no reason. Either way, people like that disgust me.

There is also an even more pathetic type who thinks remarks like the one Mr. Smart made are "brilliant." They are objects of pity rather than disgust.
Funny Thing

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Mar 18, 2011
About the gas explosion. The morning of the explosion, a protest by the CTUL (Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha) was planned for that Cub. There had been a protest a few days before the explosion at a different Cub, and the situation there turned violent, over the firing of one of their members. Just one of those funny things...

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