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Awards

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

    "Trials & Stribulations"

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

    "Newspaper War"

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

    "The Hit Parade Revisited"

2007 Stories by Paul Demko

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  • Help Unwanted

    published December 19, 2007

    Santa Claus, looking like a disheveled drunk rousted at last call, hoists a bottle of Southern Comfort to his lips. He's flanked by a pair... More >>

  • Unfriendly Fire

    published December 5, 2007

    On the surface there is scant evidence of the grievous wounds suffered by Duy Ngo. Seated at a table in the bowels of the Hennepin County... More >>

  • Dead Meat

    published November 28, 2007

    On a blustery November morning, Eric Hoiland drives his combine down a hillside along the banks of the Root River. The 38-year-old farmer wears... More >>

  • Michael Tisserand

    published November 21, 2007

    Sugarcane Academy is a slim, eloquent portrait of families grasping for a... More >>

  • Homewrecker

    published November 14, 2007

    In the spring of 2005, Michael Birdman and his wife, Marissa Gautsch, were looking to remodel their Edina home. The couple had purchased the... More >>

  • Minnesota Thunder

    published November 7, 2007

    David Beckham's inaugural season in Major League Soccer was something of a bust. Hobbled by a bum ankle, the English midfielder played in just... More >>

  • East Side Story

    published October 31, 2007

    On an unseasonably warm Saturday morning in October, Pakou Hang is knocking on doors in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood of St. Paul. Election Day... More >>

  • Save the Savior

    published October 24, 2007

    The Northside Residents Redevelopment Council was formed from the ashes of the 1968 riots along Plymouth Avenue. The nonprofit group was... More >>

  • Shopping Mecca

    published October 17, 2007

    It's Friday, October 12, and the Mall of America's indoor amusement park is a colorful sea of headscarves and robes. Men sport their... More >>

  • Have You Heard?

    published September 26, 2007

    Third Ear Recording Studio does not look like a business in its dying days. The Minneapolis studio, housed in a dilapidated warehouse just... More >>

  • Par's Parting Shot

    published September 26, 2007

    The fates of 14 Star Tribune reporters who work for the newspaper's soon-to-be-defunct weekly suburban editions have been in limbo in... More >>

  • Homo Neurotic

    published September 19, 2007

    If we learned nothing else last week, we at least discovered that Katherine Kersten is most definitely not a closeted lesbian. In her... More >>

  • Sabri's Second Act

    published September 19, 2007

    Jonathan Bates is having a rough first day on the job. The newly hired public relations man for Sabri Properties faces a hostile crowd of... More >>

  • Stalling Tactic

    published September 12, 2007

    A West Coast organization with friendly ties to bathroom Lothario Larry Craig (R-Third Stall) is placing the blame for Craig's fall from... More >>

  • War Torn

    published September 5, 2007

    As a young radical, Norm Coleman protested the Vietnam War. Now his support for the Iraq quagmire may swallow his political career. More >>

  • The Outsiders

    published June 20, 2007

    A new generation of Hmong makes its own exodus. More >>

  • The Ballad of the Muscle Shark

    published May 16, 2007

    From floor finisher to World Champion: Sean Sherk grapples his way to the top of the UFC. More >>

  • Meet Minnesota's Other World Champion

    published May 16, 2007

    Nick "The Goat" Thompson owns Bodog's 170-pound title. More >>

  • Newspaper War

    published April 18, 2007

    The Pioneer Press accuses turncoat publisher Par Ridder of stealing company property and poaching top employees. More >>

  • Unelected Sex

    published April 11, 2007

    After squawking about sex ed for years, DFLers turned prude once they took power. More >>

  • Sympathy for the Devil

    published April 4, 2007

    A blueberry soda entrepreneur gets his comeuppance when locals learn of his Satanic past. More >>

  • Welcome to Maplewood

    published March 14, 2007

    The Twin Cities' Most Dysfunctional Suburb. More >>

  • You're Fired!

    published February 28, 2007

    St. Paul's bravest want to kick their chief to the curb. More >>

  • Gangster Rap

    published February 14, 2007

    A word from Dubb J, struggling hip-hop upstart, self-proclaimed non-gang member. More >>

  • Identity Theft

    published February 7, 2007

    Why did the state's director of public safety oust the head of the Minnesota Financial Crimes Task Force? More >>

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