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  • Ballot Box Blunder?

    published October 1, 1997

    THE LEADING VOTE-GETTER in the 12th Ward primary to select a successor to Minneapolis City Council member Dennis Schulstad may... More >>

  • Radio Free Babs

    published September 24, 1997

    IT'S SUNDAY MORNING, and while the rest of the city is crawling out of bed to watch the Vikings lose to the Packers, Barbara... More >>

  • Please Keep Your Legislator Outside

    published September 24, 1997

    IT TOOK CONSUMER advocates to point out to the second-most-powerful man in the state that legislators aren't really what you... More >>

  • Or Maybe it Was Aliens

    published September 24, 1997

    EITHER INCUMBENT City Council member Steve Minn is getting nervous about the race for his 12th Ward seat or his lawn signs are... More >>

  • Radio Roulette

    published September 17, 1997

    A SCANT SIX months after the Disney-owned radio conglomerate ABC/Capital Cities purchased Minneapolis's popular REV 105 and... More >>

  • No Vacancy

    published September 17, 1997

    GO AWAY. HENNEPIN County has been trying to get this message out to poor people for a while--first, some years ago, with the... More >>

  • Free For All

    published September 17, 1997

    MINNESOTA ACORN THIS week unveiled yet another weapon in its ongoing battle with Norwest Banks. The group, which has long... More >>

  • Meet the New Boss

    published September 10, 1997

    WHILE LAST WEEK'S announcement that the Star Tribune is up for sale renewed concerns about the shrinking number of independent... More >>

  • Local Gender-Benders

    published September 10, 1997

    THERE'S A ROUTINE to it: Environmental group releases report re-crunching government numbers; holds press conference; gets a... More >>

  • Sins of Omission

    published September 10, 1997

    RECENT STORIES IN both dailies declared Minnesota's welfare-to-work pilot program--the basis of the state's welfare reforms--a... More >>

  • Party Poopers

    published September 3, 1997

    WHEN LONGTIME DFL stalwart and candidate for governor Mark Dayton announced last week that he was bypassing the party's... More >>

  • Mill City Music Festival Highlights

    published August 27, 1997

    MILL CITY still has light years to go before it's as good as the Austin and Seattle blowouts it was patterned after, but that... More >>

  • Web Mastery

    published August 27, 1997

    WITH ITS ANNOUNCEMENTS over the last week of several new strategic partnerships, Channel 4000 seems one step closer to... More >>

  • Switch Hitting

    published August 20, 1997

    FLIP-FLOPPING FOR survival, Minneapolis mayoral candidate Barbara Carlson is collecting signatures for Progressive Minnesota,... More >>

  • Mayoral Tag Team

    published August 13, 1997

    WITH NOVEMBER LOOMING on the horizon, Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton appears to be resurrecting her popular "stop the graffiti"... More >>

  • Cat Fight

    published August 6, 1997

    GIVEN THE WAY things have been going lately for the privately run cat shelter, Miss Kitty's Cat House had better have nine... More >>

  • The Friends of Alan Page

    published July 30, 1997

    by Beth Hawkins and Anders Smith-Lindall The longer John Derus talks, the more the story starts to resemble... More >>

  • End of Story

    published July 30, 1997

    IF YOU WANT to give the St. Paul City Council a piece of your mind about the Lawson Software deal--you know, the $25 million,... More >>

  • Bissed Off

    published July 23, 1997

    BISSED OFF POP BANDS DREAM of fans, punk bands believe in The Kids; in the gears of the star-maker... More >>

  • White Dopes on Punk

    published July 23, 1997

    ANYONE WHO READ the article in last Sunday's Star Tribune about the 40-plus police cars that swooped down on the Bombshelter... More >>

  • PICKED TO CLICK PART 7: It's New to You!

    published July 16, 1997

    Refried hip-hop ectoplasms and tuneful sample-styled pop meets old-school soul with new-school roles in our 1997 new band... More >>

  • PICKED TO CLICK PART 7: Here's how it works!

    published July 16, 1997

    Here's how it works: We asked 44 people--writers, musicians, radio and label types, and just plain fans--to come up with their... More >>

  • Tape Drive

    published July 16, 1997

    SURE, THERE'S LOTS of hurdles standing between plans for a new Twins stadium and reality. But at least one business slated to... More >>

  • Junk Bill

    published July 9, 1997

    YOU'D THINK A politician from Minnesota, the Land of 10,000 Treatment Centers, would know better. A recent proposal from U.S.... More >>

  • New Music America

    published July 2, 1997

    "I MAKE NO apologies for what I'm doing," says Phillip Brunelle, founder and director of the Minneapolis-based... More >>

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