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Awards

  • 2008 - Page One Contest/Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists, published April 18, 2007

    "Newspaper War"

  • 2008 - Page One Contest/Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists, published July 25, 2007

    "Trials & Stribulations"

  • 2006 - Investigative Reporters and Editors, published July 20, 2005

    "The Hit Parade Revisited"

2006 Stories by Paul Demko

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  • Dirty Work

    published December 6, 2006

    After a union victory in Houston, local janitors are gearing up for new labor negotiations. More >>

  • R.I.P.: The 2006 Political Boneyard

    published November 15, 2006

    Many fell and few are likely to rise again. More >>

  • Mass Consumption

    published November 8, 2006

    A once-local author talks about the perils of big-box retailers. More >>

  • Billion Dollar Dreamer

    published November 8, 2006

    Jerry Trooien has already spent millions promoting The Bridges, the $1.5 billion St. Paul riverfront development that city government keeps on... More >>

  • Grudge Match

    published October 11, 2006

    Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher and former St. Paul Police Chief Bill Finney both have long and proud histories in St. Paul policing... More >>

  • Same Old Song and Dance

    published September 13, 2006

    People are still accusing Mary Kiffmeyer of election high jinks. But this time, they're after her job. More >>

  • Courting Trouble

    published September 6, 2006

    Judicial candidates in Minnesota can now be endorsed by a political party. The money hasn't flowed yet, but some races have already been politicized. More >>

  • Something in the Air

    published August 23, 2006

    Air America Minnesota struggles to get off the ground. More >>

  • Drawing Dead

    published August 23, 2006

    Tony Tran and Laura Xiong started out as small-time gamblers. Then they became lovers. And then her husband turned up murdered. More >>

  • But Seriously, Folks

    published August 16, 2006

    Did you hear the one about the Green Party pol who was convicted of bribery? More >>

  • Testify, Johnny, Testify!

    published August 9, 2006

    A car-trunk kidnapping? Four new bullets to the body? Minneapolis's favorite one-legged snitch must be up to his old tricks. More >>

  • Carrying the Weight

    published August 2, 2006

    Former members of Slobberbone try to live up to themselves. More >>

  • Bar Fight

    published July 12, 2006

    Two troubled businesses, one big financial mess. More >>

  • White Noise

    published June 14, 2006

    KSTP targets a U of M instructor in the name of protecting America's borders. More >>

  • Code Green

    published June 7, 2006

    Hospitals fight union on health care costs. More >>

  • Black on Blonde

    published June 7, 2006

    Where's the best place in the Twin Cities to murder a drifter? More >>

  • A Hunk of Burning Love

    published May 31, 2006

    Minneapolis Fire Chief Bonnie Bleskachek had a way with the ladies--as firefighter Kristina Lemon claims she learned the hard way. More >>

  • A Little Song, A Little Dance...

    published April 19, 2006

    Oak Street's founders face off with the MFA over the cinema's future. More >>

  • McClatchy Madness

    published April 12, 2006

    The Strib puts the squeeze on production workers. More >>

  • Congressional Idol

    published March 29, 2006

    At least 14 local pols vie to be the next Martin Olav Sabo. More >>

  • Meat Is Murder

    published March 22, 2006

    Minnesota beef industries falls on lean times. More >>

  • The Wanted Man

    published March 15, 2006

    When a couple of students objected to the course materials in Stephen Philion's race and culture class at Hamline University, he thought the... More >>

  • The Final Frontier

    published March 8, 2006

    A little-noticed movement led to a law that bans abortion in South Dakota. How it will play out nationally? More >>

  • High on Stress: Moonlight Girls

    published March 8, 2006

    High on Stress Moonlight Girls OBT Records At its worst, Moonlight Girls is a sleepy,... More >>

  • Charlie Parr's New Weird America

    published February 22, 2006

    Duluth's Charlie Parr plays music for gamblers, bar-fighters, and ordinary eccentrics. More >>

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