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  • Stark Reality

    published November 19, 1997

    THE MINNESOTA CIVIL Liberties Union went ahead with its annual meeting and board election November 15, ignoring a request from... More >>

  • Martydom

    published November 19, 1997

    "WHAT IS HE thinking?" about summed up the response from political insiders after state Sen. John Marty (DFL-Roseville)... More >>

  • Suicide Squeeze

    published November 12, 1997

    Your money or your team. Minnesotans tell us what they think as they watch professional sports play out the money game. More >>

  • Board Games

    published November 12, 1997

    The MCLU appears poised to flOut findings by its parent organization charging the chapter with electoral impropriety. More >>

  • Three Strikes

    published November 12, 1997

    In the waning hours of the stadium debate, a new political action committee hopes to remind politicians that someone's keeping score. More >>

  • Pixies: Death to the Pixies

    published November 12, 1997

    Pixies Death to the Pixies Elektra I WASN'T THERE. When the Pixies released Come On... More >>

  • Tutus: Take Two

    published November 5, 1997

    THE NAMES BILL T. Jones, Susan Marshall, and Stephen Petronio don't exactly conjure up images of tutus... More >>

  • Timing is Everything

    published November 5, 1997

    At the 11th hour, candidates learn to love shrink-wrap, use the city postage meter, and broadcast platitudes to no one. More >>

  • Last One to Leave, Turn Out the Lights

    published November 5, 1997

    CITING HER "INEVITABLE departure," Kristin Henning last week announced that her final day as publisher of City Pages and its... More >>

  • And Naming Rights?

    published November 5, 1997

    ADD MINNEAPOLIS'S Frank Theatre to the ranks of franchises in search of a public teat: "Frank's only chance of breaking even... More >>

  • From the Head Down

    published November 5, 1997

    CALL IT BEATING government with bureaucracy. A citizen's group trying to stop the poisoning of two north metro lakes has... More >>

  • The Moon Also Rises

    published October 29, 1997

    Now that Jim Moon's waterlogged body has floated from the bottom of Lake Calhoun, insurance investigators may finally admit he's dead. More >>

  • Slow Burn

    published October 29, 1997

    IF YOU THOUGHT the situation at the Minneapolis Fire Department couldn't get any worse for Chief Tom Dickinson and Mayor... More >>

  • End of Entrepreneur's Era

    published October 29, 1997

    IT TOOK SEVEN months for City Pages founder Tom Bartel to grow tired of taking direction. Bartel left his position as the... More >>

  • Oak Huggers

    published October 22, 1997

    CRITICS OF THE proposed widening of Hiawatha Avenue may have just found another ally: the people in 30 countries who are... More >>

  • Web Wallowing at 'CCO

    published October 22, 1997

    AFTER MONTHS OF dragging their feet, execs at CBS recently announced that the network itself would stay out of the national... More >>

  • No Satisfaction

    published October 22, 1997

    AVOID USING THE "S" word around Rolling Stones fans. That word, Sprint, is a source of anger for many people who bought into... More >>

  • None of the Above

    published October 22, 1997

    Slouching Toward the Ballot Box. It gets harder and harder each year to argue that voting matters.An introduction to our 1997 Election... More >>

  • Doing Their Homework

    published October 15, 1997

    LOOKS AS IF Minneapolis officials may be wavering a bit in their resolve to crack down on people who operate businesses at... More >>

  • Marlboro Man

    published October 15, 1997

    Arne Carlson's sudden announcement of support for the proposed U.S. settlement with cigarette manufacturers raises new questions about a vacation... More >>

  • If a Red Pine Falls

    published October 8, 1997

    MORE WINTER CAMPING seems to be in store for Twin Cities-based enviros determined to preserve the Little Alfie tract of... More >>

  • Take It To The Bank

    published October 8, 1997

    MUCH-MALIGNED Minneapolis Police Officer Alisa Clemons should soon be $400,000 richer, thanks to the city. In 1992, Clemons... More >>

  • And Furthermore

    published October 8, 1997

    FROM A POSTING by radio talk host David Brauer to the online forum MN-POLITICS: "I was approached this Wednesday to... More >>

  • North Carolina Triplets?

    published October 8, 1997

    Columnists at the Twin Cities' newspaper of record just can't seem to ask tough questions about Twins owner Carl Pohlad's plans to sell. More >>

  • Liberty Hell

    published October 1, 1997

    HIGH NOON IS fast approaching in the ongoing face-off between the Minnesota Civil Liberties Union and its parent, the American... More >>

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