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1999 Stories by Burl Gilyard

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  • Overdue Books

    published December 29, 1999

    A pricey new library in downtown Minneapolis has boosters of the underfunded branches seeing red. More >>

  • Ink by the Teacup

    published December 1, 1999

    In the tiny hamlet of Cambridge, septuagenarian muckraker Dodie Shallman spins back-fence buzz into front-page news More >>

  • URL the Pearl

    published November 3, 1999

    While some business owners fight for their names in court, David Unowsky surrenders Hungry Mind the easy way. More >>

  • Out in the Open

    published October 27, 1999

    St. Paul police go after gay and bisexual men for indecent conduct along the riverfront. More >>

  • The Rise and Fall of an Edifice Complex

    published October 20, 1999

    The Star Tribune's quixotic quest for a new Twins stadium. More >>

  • The Once and Future River

    published October 13, 1999

    Minneapolis honchos dream up a grand plan for the Mighty Miss—and a scheme to bully heavy industry out of the way. More >>

  • Wrestling With Immunity

    published September 29, 1999

    Minnesota has a code of ethics for its executive branch. It just doesn't apply to the governor. More >>

  • The Uncashed Cache

    published September 8, 1999

    What's a city to do when the checks--and balances--go bad? More >>

  • What's in a Domain?

    published September 1, 1999

    Local politicos find themselves tangled in the Web. More >>

  • The People v. Minneapolis

    published August 18, 1999

    The great cherry-picker calamity, the case of the butt-biting Buck, and other claims against our fair city's coffers. More >>

  • For Art's Sake!

    published July 28, 1999

    What takes seven years to build, costs nearly $600,000, and looks like a boondoggle? More >>

  • Sandy Berman's Last Stand

    published July 14, 1999

    When the head cataloger checked out this past spring, the Hennepin County Library was anything but quiet More >>

  • Vegetarians at the Gate

    published June 23, 1999

    Health-food heavyweight Whole Foods takes aim at the Uptown crowd. More >>

  • The Man Behind the Mind

    published June 9, 1999

    Sic a political pit bull on a pack of news hounds and what do you get? PR whiz John Wodele’s dream job. More >>

  • The Night Beat

    published April 14, 1999

    Remembering crime reporter Nieson Himmel More >>

  • The Empty Nest

    published March 31, 1999

    With affordable apartments a rare find these days, why is a low-cost, city-owned building in downtown St. Paul 37 percent vacant? More >>

  • Bright Nights, Dark Days

    published March 10, 1999

    Stretches of the Central and Loring Park neighborhoods already have ornamental lights, and other city hills and hollows are clamoring to follow suit. More >>

  • Red Hot Heartbreak

    published February 24, 1999

    Twin Cities entrepreneur Dick Quinn believed in the healing power of cayenne pepper. But in the four years since his death, the wrangling over... More >>

  • The Empire Strikes Back

    published February 17, 1999

    Bootleg basher Microsoft puts the kibosh on local computer resellers . More >>

  • Saving Private Coleman

    published January 20, 1999

    St. Paul launches a campaign to open bidding wars on city services. More >>

  • Is He Nuts?

    published January 6, 1999

    Turncoat. Chickenshit. Radical. Minnesota's senior senator Paul Wellstone has been called a lot of things. But president? More >>

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