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1997 Stories by City Pages Staff

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  • Artists Of The Year

    published December 31, 1997

    We list the best of the best of 1997. More >>

  • Trading in Futures

    published December 31, 1997

    One year ago, City Pages assembled a crack team of psychics, astrologers, and clairvoyants to reveal the secrets of 1997. We were astonished at... More >>

  • The Year in Theater

    published December 24, 1997

    To cure the patient, you must know the disease: An opinionated list of ailments and possible remedies for the Twin Cities Theater scene. More >>

  • Dramatis Personae

    published December 24, 1997

    We surveyed a handful of local theater folks about trends on stage and behind the scenes. Taken in sum, their answers... More >>

  • It's a Mall World

    published December 24, 1997

    While no one was watching, Block E became Blocks D, E, and F. More >>

  • Sell Out

    published December 24, 1997

    IN KEEPING WITH the film industry trend of mainstreaming "indies," Landmark Theater Group, the nation's largest exhibitor of... More >>

  • Snipe Hunting

    published December 24, 1997

    TACK UP A lost-cat sign on a Minneapolis telephone pole and normally you'd be subject to the standard misdemeanor fine of $700... More >>

  • Holiday Box-Set Roundup

    published December 17, 1997

    Now is that time of year when rock critics do what we do best: kiss publicists' asses...and in the process, offer timely advice to you. More >>

  • Wasting Away

    published December 17, 1997

    Citing growing health problems, Dakota residents at Prairie Island ask the Legislature for help in relocating away from the nuclear waste on their... More >>

  • Dueling Multiplexes

    published December 17, 1997

    Just a week after Eden Prairie Center owners General Growth Properties announced that they would soon build a state-of-the-art... More >>

  • More Money For More Bickering

    published December 17, 1997

    It's not surprising that the Minneapolis City Council would consider increasing its pay directly after its re-election. Nor is... More >>

  • Holiday Roundup

    published December 10, 1997

    City Pages sums up theater's best bets for the holiday season. More >>

  • City Pages Darwin Awards

    published December 10, 1997

    There's no accountability to most Darwin Awards, so we decided to keep it simple: All of the following incidents were taken straight from... More >>

  • UFF DUH! Minnesota is as Minnesota Does

    published December 10, 1997

    We offer you a compilation of recent local missteps compiled with one overriding principle in mind: Who said humor had to be in good taste? Click... More >>

  • Monkey See, Monkey Do

    published December 10, 1997

    The Minneapolis City Council's Lame Ducks Come Up With Some Lame new Street Names. To Wit: Their Own. More >>

  • Reversal of Fortune

    published December 10, 1997

    DENOUNCING A federal magistrate's decision, a U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals judge last Friday ordered a new trial for... More >>

  • Don't Let Them Eat Cake

    published December 10, 1997

    IF YOU RUN a nursing home in the Twin Cities, things must be looking pretty desperate. Notorious for low wages, tough working... More >>

  • Home is Where the Heart--Er, Hearts--Are

    published December 10, 1997

    MORE THAN 14,000 hearts might soon call the UM Medical School home should Dr. Leo Furcht have his way. Negotiations are in the... More >>

  • POP Weasels

    published December 3, 1997

    Nine months after Minneapolis told people of Phillips to clean up its act, POP is $60,000 poorer but far from reorganized. More >>

  • Battle Lines

    published December 3, 1997

    After watching its obstreperous affiliate all but ignore its last request, the American Civil Liberties Union has drawn yet... More >>

  • Domestic Bliss

    published December 3, 1997

    MINNEAPOLITANS WHO do business from home can pull up the blinds and bring in the pit bull: No government agents will be... More >>

  • Puff Daddies

    published November 26, 1997

    State ethics officials use fuzzy logic to dismiss complaints about Gov. Arne Carlson's Cigarette-Company Junket More >>

  • Lame-Duck Lobby

    published November 26, 1997

    LAST FRIDAY'S Minneapolis City Council vote on lobbyist contract renewals has a number of critics crying foul. According to... More >>

  • Meet the New Boss

    published November 26, 1997

    CITY PAGES HAS finally started filling some of its vacant chairs. Last week Stern Publishing, the paper's parent company,... More >>

  • Know When to Say When

    published November 19, 1997

    Charges of gerrymandering continue to plague north Minneapolis'S fifth ward. More >>

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