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Listening to the "Playing Politics" podcast from the Star Tribune and WCCO Radio is like taking a seat at the Editorial Board table and hearing an informed and opinionated weekly discussion of all things political in Minnesota and the nation. "Playing Politics" features WCCO’s Chad Hartman and the Star Tribune’s John Rash in addition to editorial writer Patricia Lopez and columnists Lori Sturdevant and D.J. Tice – award-winning journalists who bring varied perspectives to the issues of the day.
 
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The Great Northern Depot on Hennepin Avenue was a de facto welcome mat for Minneapolis for many years. Along with the Milwaukee Road Depot, it was the primary place people arrived in the city. So why was Great Northern torn down in 1978, while the Milwaukee Road Depot survived? Rail historian Aaron Isaacs joins host Eric Roper to discuss the histor…
 
The Vikings need to create financial room on the 2021 books to do much of anything. So, where's it coming from? Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the possibilities for a front office that may need to release a key contributor or two while also reworking other contracts on the current roster.By Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer
 
For part of the 20th Century, Ford Motor Company relied heavily on sand beneath its plant in St. Paul to make windows for its cars. Host Eric Roper discusses that operation with reporter John Reinan. LINKS: John's Curious Minnesota story about the Ford Plant sand mining A timeline of St. Paul's Ford Plant operations Made in St. Paul: Stories from t…
 
The football coach talks with the Star Tribune's Jim Paulsen and David La Vaque about community pride in the school alum and Super Bowl champion Johnson, and how the team learned from his one-man 2015 Prep bowl performance to win it all without him the next year.By Star Tribune
 
Both Minneapolis and St. Paul draw their drinking water from the Mississippi River. Curious Minnesota host Eric Roper paid a visit to Minneapolis’ water treatment campus in Fridley to understand the complex process that makes river water safe to drink. LINKS: Photo gallery Article (published in October 2020)…
 
The Vikings need at least one new coordinator and likely two with offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak expected to retire. But Mike Zimmer doesn't want much to change about the offense. Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the 2021 offseason priorities and take your questions on the latest Access Vikings podcast.…
 
Justin Jefferson put a stamp on his all-time rookie NFL season in Detroit, where the Vikings held on for a 37-35 win that says far less about where this team is headed. Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Jim Souhan discuss Jefferson, coach Mike Zimmer's postgame claim and more in the latest Access Vikings podcast.…
 
What can the Vikings gain from Sunday's season finale at Detroit? Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss a team headed for the exits, the future of veterans like tight end Kyle Rudolph and left tackle Riley Reiff, and more in the latest Access Vikings podcast.By Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer
 
The Vikings return to New Orleans less than a year after their overtime NFC wild-card playoff win in January. But this trip doesn't have the same buzz about it, for many reasons. Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer discuss Friday's game, receiver Justin Jefferson and more in the latest Access Vikings podcast.…
 
The Vikings defense is decimated by injuries, and it looked the part during Sunday's 33-27 loss to the Bears. The latest December home loss to Chicago nearly shuts the door on the Vikings' playoff hopes. Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Jim Souhan discuss in the latest Access Vikings podcast.By Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer
 
Kicker Dan Bailey's 0-for-4 day headlines the Vikings' 26-14 loss in Tampa Bay on Sunday, when a strong start on offense was wasted by the missed kicks, penalties and another busted coverage. Does this clarify the Vikings' standing in the NFC playoff race? Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Jim Souhan discuss in the latest Access Vikings podcast.…
 
The NFC playoff field is muddled, so why can't the Vikings (6-6) emerge? The reasons could show Sunday against fellow playoff contender in Tampa Bay, where the Buccaneers (7-5) have slipped but have a ton of star power. Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand preview Sunday's game on the latest Access Vikings podcast.…
 
A number of states have joined an effort that would effectively bypass the Electoral College in determining America's president. Those states have signed on to the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which would commit their electoral votes to whoever wins the national popular vote. Will Minnesota participate? Reporter Torey Van Oot joins hos…
 
Mike Zimmer insists the Vikings want to "be smart" with running back Dalvin Cook, who leads the NFL in yards from scrimmage and is second in touches. So, why not start watching his workload Sunday against the Jaguars' 31st-ranked defense? Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss that and more on the latest Access Vikings podcast.…
 
While his former Vikings coaches spoke of Teddy Bridgewater as a clutch performer they didn't want to put in a must-win situation, it was Kirk Cousins who led the game-winning drive during Sunday's 28-27 win vs. Carolina. Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Jim Souhan discuss postgame from U.S. Bank Stadium.…
 
The Vikings, winners of three straight NFC North games, take the winning streak into an easier portion of the schedule against three teams, the Cowboys, Panthers and Jaguars, who could all be without their starting quarterbacks. Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss Sunday's game against the Cowboys and Week 11 in the NFC playoff p…
 
The Vikings' third straight NFC North win came in a much different fashion, which Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Chip Scoggins discuss in the latest Access Vikings podcast. Also, what have we learned about a young defense? And at what point will the special teams issues cost them?By Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer
 
In the latest Talking Preps, David La Vaque and Jim Paulsen celebrate Sam Smith of St. Paul Humboldt and friends Nyle Dickel of Minneapolis Washburn and Nick Flaskamp of Minneapolis Southwest. And look ahead to section brackets unfortunately riddled by COVID absences.By Star Tribune
 
Monday night's game in Chicago suddenly has playoff implications after the Vikings' back-to-back NFC North wins. The Bears are reeling with three straight losses, but another top-10 defense presents matchup problems for the Vikings offense. Can Dalvin Cook keep them on track? Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand preview Monday night's gam…
 
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