ROSSETTI is an architectural design and planning firm headquartered in Detroit, Michigan The firm engages in the design of professional sports stadiums, entertainment venues and commercial buildings. Within the past decade, ROSSETTI has focused on designing sports anchored developments and master planning, where stadiums are designed and planned to integrate into an urban environment. ROSSETTI is a owned architectural firm, founded in Detroit, in 1969, by Gino Rossetti. In 1999, the firm's ownership was passed onto Matt Rossetti; the firm's early projects centered on health care facilities, corporate headquarters, interiors and master planning. The firm began approaching the sports and entertainment industry after ROSSETTI was contracted in 1984 to design The Palace of Auburn Hills; the project, which broke ground in 1986, opened in 1988, marked the firms first major success in sports entertainment. Today, ROSSETTI works with clients worldwide on a wide variety of projects, with a focus on sports and entertainment.
ROSSETTI's focus globally is in Europe. Daytona International Speedway - Daytona Rising ROSSETTI’s innovative design transformed Daytona International Speedway into the first motorsports stadium; the corporate value proposition is a new model for corporate sponsorship and immersive brand activation. The Palace of Auburn Hills ROSSETTI designed and engineered a new hospitality suite product for the Palace of Auburn Hills. Prior to this, "Sky Box" suites were located along the upper concourse of arenas. Placed within the lower seating bowls, the hospitality suites at the Palace were the first of their kind. Return on Design ROSSETTI has provided ROD analyses for two dozen clients evaluating the fan and VIP experience, hospitality segmentation, sponsor activation and more. For new venues, ROD programs spaces for revenue generation. For existing venues, new premium products secure necessary renovations while providing a return on investment within 2–5 years. Research and Development ROSSETTI R&D developed and launched Sightline Designer in 2012, a parametric plug-in for Grasshopper which allows designers the ability to interactively design 3D seating bowls.
Clients and designers experience, in real-time, the effects of design decisions on spectator viewing quality, the shape of the seating bowl and heights of concourses. Hill, Eric J. and John Gallagher. AIA Detroit: The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture. Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-3120-3. Meyer, Katherine Mattingly and Martin C. P. McElroy with Introduction by W. Hawkins Ferry, Hon A. I. A.. Detroit Architecture A. I. A. Guide Revised Edition. Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1651-4. CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list http://www.dbusiness.com/DBusiness/September-October-2009/Soccer-Cities/ Serious Fun http://archinect.com/firms/cover/25274007/rossetti-architects http://www.yellowpages.com/southfield-mi/mip/rossetti-associates-10797941 Carter, David M.. Money Games: Profiting from the Convergence of Sports and Entertainment. Stanford UP. ISBN 0-8047-5955-3. Rossetti official website
Robert Blair Ridder was an American ice hockey administrator, media businessman, philanthropist. He was the founding president of the Minnesota Amateur Hockey Association, managed the United States men's national ice hockey team at the 1952 and 1956 Olympics, he was a director in the Knight Ridder media company which controlled several television and radio stations, newspapers in Minnesota. His wealth allowed him to be a founding owner of the Minnesota North Stars and helped him provide funding for the construction of Ridder Arena at the University of Minnesota. For his work in hockey in the United States, he received the Lester Patrick Trophy, was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame and the IIHF Hall of Fame. Ridder began his ice hockey career in 1943 with the Duluth Heralds, an amateur senior ice hockey team in the Duluth Industrial Hockey League, he felt that Minnesota needed a state-level organization to help grow the sport. Ridder called a meeting in Saint Paul in October 1947, founded what became the Minnesota Amateur Hockey Association.
He served as the first president of the MAHA from 1947 to 1949, began the process of affiliating with a national body. In December 1947, the MAHA was formally accepted as a member of the Amateur Hockey Association of the United States, becoming the first state association to do so; the MAHA grew and trailed behind only the Ontario Hockey Association, the Quebec Amateur Hockey Association, in the number of registered players in North America. Ridder lobbied the International Ice Hockey Federation to recognize AHAUS as the group responsible to represent the United States in ice hockey at the Olympic Games, was able to organize and finance the United States men's national ice hockey team, he was the manager of the American team in Oslo at the 1952 Winter Olympics, which resulted in a silver medal and a second place finish behind Canada. He returned to manage the American team in Cortina d'Ampezzo at the 1956 Winter Olympics, which resulted in another silver medal and a second-place behind the Soviet Union.
Ridder was one of the eight original co-owners of the Minnesota North Stars. His group paid the $2 million expansion fees in the 1967 NHL expansion to bring a National Hockey League team to the Minneapolis–Saint Paul area. Ridder worked in the family business Ridder Publications, which merged into the Knight Ridder media company, his media career began by reporting news for WEBC, several newspapers in the Minnesota area including the Duluth News Tribune, Grand Forks Herald, Saint Paul Dispatch, the St. Paul Pioneer Press, he purchased WDSM radio in 1948, became its president. Ridder was the first in his family to buy into television, becoming president of WCCO-TV in 1949, WCCO Radio in 1952, he served as the assistant secretary and director of Ridder Publications, he was vice president and director of Northwest Publications, Dispatch Realty, Aberdeen News and the Grand Forks Herald, was a director of Mid-Continent Radio Television and Midwest Radio Television. Ridder volunteered with the American Red Cross, the Saint Paul Urban League, the Saint Paul United Fund.
He served on the USA Hockey Foundation, was a director for its Hall of Fame. He was a co-chair of the task force to build a women's-only hockey arena at the University of Minnesota. Ridder and his wife contributed $500,000 towards the construction of Ridder Arena, dedicated to the Minnesota Golden Gophers women's ice hockey team, but he died before its completion. Ridder was born July 1919, in New York City, he was the fifth of seven children to parents Victor F. Ridder and Marie Thompson, the grandson of Herman Ridder; as a youth he became interested in hockey attending New York Rangers games at the Old Madison Square Garden. He graduated from Harvard University, served in the United States Coast Guard during World War II, he married Kathleen Culman and moved to Duluth, Minnesota in 1943. The couple had four children, he died June 2000, at his home in Mendota Heights, Minnesota. Ridder received the AHAUS citation award in 1967, for of contributions towards American amateur hockey He was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 1976.
He received the Lester Patrick Trophy during the 1993–94 NHL season, in recognition of his contribution to ice hockey in the United States. He was inducted into the IIHF Hall of Fame in the builder category, he was posthumously inducted in the inaugural class of the Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2001. The American Hockey Coaches Association recognized Ridder and his widow in 2009 with the Joe Burke Award, for dedication to women's ice hockey; the University of Minnesota awards the "Kathleen C. and Robert B. Ridder Scholarship" annually to a student athlete on the Golden Gophers women's ice hockey team
Metro Transit (Minnesota)
Metro Transit is the primary public transportation operator in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul area of the U. S. state of Minnesota and the largest operator in the state. The system is a division of the Metropolitan Council, the region’s metropolitan planning organization, averaging 264,347 riders each weekday, carrying 90% to 95% of the transit riders in the region on a combined network of regular-route buses, light rail and commuter rail; the remainder of Twin Cities transit ridership is split among suburban “opt-out” carriers operating out of cities that have chosen not to participate in the Metro Transit network. The biggest opt-out providers are Minnesota Valley Transit Authority, Maple Grove Transit and Southwest Transit; the University of Minnesota operates a campus shuttle system that coordinates routes with Metro Transit services. In 2017, buses carried about 68% of the system’s passengers. Just above 16% of ridership was concentrated on Metro Transit’s busiest route, the Green Line light rail.
The region's other light rail line, the Blue Line, fell close behind, carrying 13% of Metro Transit passengers. Nearly 2% rode the A Line arterial rapid bus line; the remaining 1% rode the Northstar Commuter Rail service. In 2015, Metro Transit saw its highest yearly ridership with a total of 85.8 million trips, 62.1 million of which were on buses. The remaining 23.7 million of passengers traveled on the region's rail lines, including the recently-opened Green Line. The single-day ridership record is 369,626, set on September 1, 2016. Metro Transit drivers and vehicle maintenance personnel are organized through the Amalgamated Transit Union; the agency contracts with private providers such as First Transit to offer paratansit services which operate under the Metro Mobility brand. The agency was established by the Minnesota State Legislature in 1967 as the Metropolitan Transit Commission. MTC’s operations were moved under the auspices of the Metropolitan Council in 1994, prompting a name change to “Metropolitan Council Transit Operations” and in 1998, to Metro Transit.
The organization traces its history back to the 19th-century streetcar systems of the region through the acquisition in 1970 of the Twin City Lines bus system from businessman Carl Pohlad. At the time of the acquisition, Twin City Lines had 635 buses: 75% of those were over 15 years old and 86 buses were so old that they were banned from operating in Minneapolis. MTC built many new bus shelters. Shortly thereafter, a long battle began to return rail transit to the region and efforts for additional lines continue at a snail’s pace, it took 32 years to see the first line implemented. In 1972, the Regional Fixed Guideway Study for MTC proposed a $1.3 billion 37- or 57-mile heavy-rail rapid transit system, but the then-separate Metropolitan Council disagreed with that idea—refusing to look at the plan—and continuing political battles prevented its implementation. The Met Council had its own plans for bus rapid transit in the Cities. Another system using smaller people movers was proposed in the 1975 Small Vehicle Fixed Guideway Study and gained the most traction with the Saint Paul city council, but was dropped in 1980.
In the 1980s, light rail was proposed as an alternative and several possible corridors were identified, including the Central Corridor, for which a draft environmental impact statement was drawn up in 1982. However, it was another two decades before the Blue Line light rail line began operation on June 26, 2004, by just over 50 years since the last regular-service streetcar ran on June 19, 1954, under the old Twin City Lines. Heavy-rail commuter service began on November 2009, with the Northstar Line; the 2010s decade may see several new lines open. Metro Transit does not cover the whole Twin Cities area. Bus service in the suburbs was being cut back in the early 1980s and suburb-to-suburb service was limited. In 1986, cities and counties in the seven-county metropolitan area were given the option to run their own bus services and leave the MTC system. About 17.5% of the area which has regular route transit service is served by these six other “opt out” transit systems. About 5% of the system is contracted to private transit providers.
In the mid-2000s decade, the system claimed to have a safety record five times better than the national average. Metro Transit receives the majority of its funding from the State Motor Vehicle Sales Tax, the State General Fund and federal revenues. Metro Transit prepares an annual calendar budget, but most of its subsidy comes from state funds, on a July 1 biennial budget. Between 2001 and 2006, reductions in state general funds and state motor vehicle sales tax collections forced a set of service cuts, fare increases and fuel surcharges, all of which reduced ridership. Local policy requires that one third of the system’s funding is to come from fares and current operations exceed that level. Effective October 1, 2008, fares on all buses and trains increased by 25 cents. Express routes cost more and certain eligible individuals may ride for $1.00. Many of the fares are more expensive during rush hour periods. For instance, a rush-hour ride on an express bus costs $3.25, as opposed to $2.50 for non-rush hours.
The system does not make much use of fare zones aside from downtown zones in Minneapolis and St. Paul, where rides only cost $0.50. Fare transfer cards valid for 2.5 hours are available upon payment of fare. Only the Northstar commuter rail line charges fares based on distance. A number of discounted multiple-use transit pass options are available. In early 2007, the syst
Stadium Village station
Stadium Village is a light rail station on the Green Line on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis. It is located east of 23rd Avenue Southeast between University Avenue and 4th Street, across the road from TCF Bank Stadium and a short distance south of the University of Minnesota Transitway. East of this station, the rail line parallels the transitway until 29th Street SE, where it turns towards University Avenue. Construction of the line along the transitway began in 2011, with construction of the station starting in 2012; the station opened along with the rest of the line in 2014. Metro Transit: Stadium Village Station
Dinkytown is a commercial district within the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Centered at 14th Avenue Southeast and 4th Street Southeast, the district contains several city blocks occupied by various small businesses, restaurants and apartment buildings that house University of Minnesota students. Dinkytown is along the North side of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities East Bank campus. Notable landmarks include the Dinkydome, the Loring Pasta Bar, Al's Breakfast. It's the location of the 2nd store opened by Richard M. Schulze called "Sound of Music" which became Best Buy, now closed. Several notable establishments include Vescio's Italian restaurant, which opened in the 1950s, Annie's Parlour, The Book House; the former Marshall-University High School on the corner of 14th Avenue and 5th street was closed in 1982 due to changing city population demographics, was purchased and converted into the University Technology Enterprise Center for startups. The building was razed in 2013, today the location is home to The Marshall, an apartment building for University students.
The Chateau co-op built their brutalist-style 22-story apartment in 1973 at 13th Avenue Southeast and 5th Street Southeast. The name Dinkytown is of uncertain origin, although it was in definite use by 1948, when the Dinkytown Business Association formed. Stories regarding the origin of the name include The streetcars, called Dinkys, that used to provide transit throughout the area; the locomotive tenders at the nearby railyard were called Dinkys due to their compact size. The theatre in Dinkytown had only four rows of seats, for years was known as "The Dinky Theater." Shortly thereafter, it was just "The Dinky." It's a small town-like area. The Loring Pasta Bar Gray's Drug on 14th Ave. SE and 4th St. SE has the name of an early owner carved in cement over the doorway: "Grodnik," meaning a small town; the name of the early owner was Louis Grodnik. He built the building, his brother, Hela Grodnik, always claimed that he was the one who named the area when he said that "This is getting to be a real'Dinky Town."
Hela went on to work for another brother, Jacob Grodnik, at Grodnik Jewelry at 7th and Hennepin in Minneapolis. Louis owned a haberdashery at 4th and Hennepin known as "Grodnik and Fassbinder". Then-Gopher football player Frank "Dinky" Rog, whose large group of friends spent much time down here in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Another conjecture, made is that "Grod" means "town" as in Stalingrad and that "nik" is the diminutive form. Hence small or dinky town. Official Website of the Dinkytown Business Alliance Current resources for the Dinkytown community. Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association Dinkytown is a commercial district, one of the 5 character areas, of the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood. Lileks.com -- University of Minnesota pages—contains information and reminiscence about Dinkytown, by Star Tribune columnist James Lileks The Dinkytown Project Dinkytown Hub Contains information about Dinkytown including a complete list of all businesses. Designation Study for Dinkytown Historic District Violent, colorful protests in Dinkytown in 1970 at the Wayback Machine MN Daily article at Archive.today
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
The Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota is one of the United States' top-ranked professional public policy and planning schools; the school is noted for equipping students to play key roles in public life at the local, state and global level and offers six distinctive master's degrees, a doctoral degree, six certificate programs. The Humphrey School ranks among the top 10 professional schools of public affairs at public universities in the country; the school is named after Hubert H. Humphrey, former Vice President of the United States and Presidential candidate; the school is located on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota, home to other top-ranking schools including the University of Minnesota Law School and Carlson School of Management in Minneapolis, MN. The program concentration in nonprofit management ranks second in the United States; the Humphrey School is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy and Administration. The University of Minnesota's graduate program for public policy was founded on the East Bank campus in 1938 as the Public Administration Center.
In 1968, it achieved autonomy as a graduate school within the university and became the School of Public Affairs. The School was replaced in 1977 with the founding of the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, named to honor former Vice President Hubert Humphrey for his contributions to improving the well-being of humanity, it was renamed the Humphrey School of Public Affairs in 2011 to better reflect its academic mission. Degrees offered at the Humphrey School include: Master of Public Policy Mid-career Master of Public Affairs Master of Urban and Regional Planning Master of Science in Science and Environmental Policy Master of Development Practice Master of Human Rights Ph. D in Public Policy Dual degrees are offered with the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota Law School, Social Work, University of Minnesota School Public Health and the departments of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and Civil Engineering Graduate certificates are offered in Early Childhood Policy, Election Administration, Nonprofit Management, Public Affairs Leadership, Human Services Leadership, Policy Issues on Work and PayThe Humphrey School of Public Affairs offers fellowships for Peace Corps volunteers and waives the application fee for the fellowships.
The Humphrey School offers numerous opportunities for professionals in a wide variety of careers to enhance their skills and to increase their involvement with public policy issues. Humphrey Policy Fellows Program Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program Wilkins Community Fellows Program Public Safety Leadership Program Minnesota Senior Leadership Institute Program Humphrey School is ranked 8th in the United States among America's top public affairs schools by U. S. News & World Report in 2016. U. S. News & World Report ranks Minnesota Humphrey as: 2nd in Non Profit Management 11th in social policy 17th in public policy analysis 18th in public management administration 19th in city management and urban policy Center for Science and Environmental Policy Center for the Study of Politics and Governance Center on Women and Public Policy Freeman Center for International Economic Policy Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice State and Local Policy Program Center for Integrative Leadership Human Capital Research Collaborative The Humphrey School and the wider University of Minnesota offers many ways for students to get involved with a wide array of issues and activities.
Public Affairs Student Association Humphrey Students of Color Association Humphrey International Students Association Humphrey Association for Disability and Mental Illness Planning Student Organization Gender and Policy Events Committee Cedar–Humphrey Action for Neighborhood Collaborative Engagement Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Development Common Grounds Council of Graduate Schools Graduate and Professional Student Assembly J. Brian Atwood, former Administrator of United States Agency for International Development Robert H. Bruininks, Professor Emeritus and 15th President of the University of Minnesota Harlan Cleveland, former U. S. Ambassador to NATO James E. Jernberg, Professor Emeritus Geri M. Joseph, former U. S. Ambassador to the Netherlands Morris Kleiner, AFL-CIO Chair in Labor Policy Barbara Lukermann, pioneer in urban planning Eric Magnuson, former Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court Walter F. Mondale, 42nd Vice President of the United States Nancy Eustis, Professor Emerita and Gerontology, retired 2010, affiliated with University of Minnesota Schools of Public Health and Sociology, Co-Editor historic Aging and Disabilities, 1992 Issue of Aging Series of Generations R.
T. Rybak, former Mayor of Minneapolis and Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee Eric P. Schwartz, former dean of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and former U. S. Assistant Secretary of State for Population and Migration John Brandl, former dean of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and DFL Minnesota state senator Official website
Minnesota is a state in the Upper Midwest and northern regions of the United States. Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd U. S. state on May 11, 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory. The state has a large number of lakes, is known by the slogan the "Land of 10,000 Lakes", its official motto is L'Étoile du Nord. Minnesota is the 12th largest in area and the 22nd most populous of the U. S. states. This area is the center of transportation, industry and government, while being home to an internationally known arts community; the remainder of the state consists of western prairies now given over to intensive agriculture. Minnesota was inhabited by various indigenous peoples for thousands of years prior to the arrival of Europeans. French explorers and fur traders began exploring the region in the 17th century, encountering the Dakota and Ojibwe/Anishinaabe tribes. Much of what is today Minnesota was part of the vast French holding of Louisiana, purchased by the United States in 1803.
Following several territorial reorganizations, Minnesota in its current form was admitted as the country's 32nd state on May 11, 1858. Like many Midwestern states, it remained centered on lumber and agriculture. During the 19th and early 20th centuries, a large number of European immigrants from Scandinavia and Germany, began to settle the state, which remains a center of Scandinavian American and German American culture. In recent decades, immigration from Asia, the Horn of Africa, the Middle East, Latin America has broadened its demographic and cultural composition; the state's economy has diversified, shifting from traditional activities such as agriculture and resource extraction to services and finance. Minnesota's standard of living index is among the highest in the United States, the state is among the best-educated and wealthiest in the nation; the word Minnesota comes from the Dakota name for the Minnesota River: The river got its name from one of two words in the Dakota language,'Mní sóta' which means "clear blue water", or'Mnißota', which means cloudy water.
Native Americans demonstrated the name to early settlers by dropping milk into water and calling it mnisota. Many places in the state have similar names, such as Minnehaha Falls, Minneota, Minnetonka and Minneapolis, a combination of mni and polis, the Greek word for "city". Minnesota is the second northernmost U. S. state and northernmost contiguous state. Its isolated Northwest Angle in Lake of the Woods county is the only part of the 48 contiguous states lying north of the 49th parallel; the state is part of the U. S. region known as part of North America's Great Lakes Region. It shares a Lake Superior water border with Michigan and a land and water border with Wisconsin to the east. Iowa is to the south, North Dakota and South Dakota are to the west, the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Manitoba are to the north. With 86,943 square miles, or 2.25% of the United States, Minnesota is the 12th-largest state. Minnesota has gneisses that are about 3.6 billion years old. About 2.7 billion years ago, basaltic lava poured out of cracks in the floor of the primordial ocean.
The roots of these volcanic mountains and the action of Precambrian seas formed the Iron Range of northern Minnesota. Following a period of volcanism 1.1 billion years ago, Minnesota's geological activity has been more subdued, with no volcanism or mountain formation, but with repeated incursions of the sea, which left behind multiple strata of sedimentary rock. In more recent times, massive ice sheets at least one kilometer thick ravaged the state's landscape and sculpted its terrain; the Wisconsin glaciation left 12,000 years ago. These glaciers covered all of Minnesota except the far southeast, an area characterized by steep hills and streams that cut into the bedrock; this area is known as the Driftless Zone for its absence of glacial drift. Much of the remainder of the state outside the northeast has 50 feet or more of glacial till left behind as the last glaciers retreated. Gigantic Lake Agassiz formed in the northwest 13,000 years ago, its bed created the fertile Red River valley, its outflow, glacial River Warren, carved the valley of the Minnesota River and the Upper Mississippi downstream from Fort Snelling.
Minnesota is geologically quiet today. The state's high point is Eagle Mountain at 2,301 feet, only 13 miles away from the low of 601 feet at the shore of Lake Superior. Notwithstanding dramatic local differences in elevation, much of the state is a rolling peneplain. Two major drainage divides meet in Minnesota's northeast in rural Hibbing, forming a triple watershed. Precipitation can follow the Mississippi River south to the Gulf of Mexico, the Saint Lawrence Seaway east to the Atlantic Ocean, or the Hudson Bay watershed to the Arctic Ocean; the state's nickname, "Land of 10,000 Lakes", is apt, as there are 11,842 Minnesota lakes over 10 acres in size. Minnesota's portion of Lake Superior is the largest at 962,700 acres and deepest body of wate