|No throngs to pal with the Palins.|
"'Camping out' is not allowed," the rules read. "Beginning at 5 a.m., guests will be allowed to line up."
But there was no teeming crowd of rabid Palinites at 5 a.m. And less than a half hour into the appearance of Bristol, Sarah, and Todd Palin, the crowd had dwindled to a trickle of latecomers.More »
The store/awesome free kiddie playground darkened its doors two weeks ago, leaving small children and adult nerds going into Lego withdrawal. The four story monument to plastic and primary colors has been stripped to the studs and hidden behind yellow slabs of sheet rock.More »
Dakota Rey Kohler-Lander, of Schenectady, N.Y., was the man who died after falling from the fourth floor to the ground in the building's rotunda area just before 7 p.m. yesterday.
Security officers had approached him after responding to reports of a man with a knife. That's when he climbed over the railing and fell.
He was alive but barely breathing, with a faint pulse, when he was taken by ambulance to Hennepin County Medical Center. The county medical examiner said he died of blunt-force injuries, according to the Star Tribune.
You may remember that on March 1, a police chase that began with a hit-and-run accident at 98th Street and Grand Avenue in Bloomington ended with a man leaping to his death from the seventh floor of the east parking garage. And on March 8, another body was found outside the mall, this time on the ground beside the west parking garage.
What's going on here? A couple of weeks ago, Bloomington cops chased a suspect in a hit and run accident up onto the seventh floor of the Mall of America's east parking garage. There, the driver got out of his car and jumped to his death.
Now, according to WCCO, another body has been found at the giant mall, this time on the ground outside the west parking garage. Initial reports make it sound as though the victim fell from the structure. Why he fell isn't yet known.
Jeremy Paul Olson, 33, has been identified by Bloomington police as the man they arrested on assault and disorderly conduct charges Monday for throwing tomatoes at Sarah Palin during her book signing event at the Mall of America.
It wasn't the only glitch of the day for Palin. One of the attendees brought a copy of the Nov. 18 issue of City Pages, in which we parodied Palin's book cover, subbing in Michele Bachmann for the former VP candidate and changing the title to "Going Crazy." Our slideshow captures the moment here.More »
It was all a big misunderstanding: Members of the foreign press who don't speak English are, in fact, welcome to cover Sarah Palin's book signing on Monday at Mall of America's Barnes and Noble store.
And, no, reporters will not be required to address the author of "Going Rogue" as "governor."
What's going on here? MOA had earlier issued those media guidelines for Palin's up-coming visit to the mega-mall in Bloomington. Red-faced mall officials walked back on that statement on Wednesday and apologized to the Palin camp. It was all a big misunderstanding, they said.More »