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1999 Stories by David Schimke

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  • Knight Moves

    published December 22, 1999

    The Pioneer Press cedes control of to the mother ship. More >>

  • The Biggest Nightclub in Town?

    published November 24, 1999

    U of M officials say all-ages bar nights send "the wrong message"--unless, of course, they make money for the school. More >>

  • Buckling Down

    published November 17, 1999

    After another round of record-setting revenues for its parent company, why is the Star Tribune being told to tighten its belt? More >>

  • Where Others Fear To Tread

    published November 10, 1999

    MAD DADS go soul searching in the south side’s deepest shadows. More >>

  • Burning Down the House

    published October 13, 1999

    Jesse lit the fire. Now a group of legislators prepare to feed the unicameral blaze. More >>

  • Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Major-Party Status

    published October 6, 1999

    Local Libertarians gathered at Mystic Lake Casino to fine-tune their message, play the slots, and practice the Ransberger Pivot. More >>

  • Mood Indigo

    published October 6, 1999

    Troubled jazz trumpeter Tom Harrell finds calm between the chords. More >>

  • High-Wire Reporting

    published September 8, 1999

    At the Twin Cities' local dailies, online journalism shakes up the newsroom. More >>

  • Absence of Malice

    published August 25, 1999

    WCCO-TV prevails in a potentially disastrous defamation trial. More >>

  • Fall Out

    published August 11, 1999

    It's been five years since the U.S. military adopted "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" to protect rank-and-file homosexuals. So why are so many gays in... More >>

  • The Game of the Name

    published June 30, 1999

    Quick: Did you know last Monday who'd been arrested in the Moose Lake kidnapping? Not if you got your news from the Associated Press, WCCO, or MPR. More >>

  • Bounced!

    published June 16, 1999

    The mysterious disappearance of fresh-air, full-court basketball. More >>

  • The New Sexual Revolution

    published May 26, 1999

    The ABC's, the birds & bees, and the school board's unease: When it comes to teaching kids about sex, abstinence-only rebels aren't fooling around. More >>

  • School of Hard Knocks

    published May 26, 1999

    After a year's reprieve, the only public school serving St. Paul's homeless children is back on the chopping block. More >>

  • BLACK & WHITE... and Red All Over

    published April 7, 1999

    Star Tribune honchos pooh-pooh insinuations that they're at war with that other paper across the river. So why is the Strib stomping... More >>

  • Chain Reaction

    published March 17, 1999

    Star Tribune union members fret as their parent company plays hardball in contract talks out West. More >>

  • Not a Pretty Picture

    published February 3, 1999

    Veteran photographer Dick Bancroft says his latest Minneapolis assignment got him shoved, cuffed, and jailed. More >>

  • The Meal at the End of the Millennium

    published January 27, 1999

    A twin cities entrepreneur. Thousands of starving children. Survivalists stockpiling against a y2k meltdown. God works in mysterious ways. More >>

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