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    1996 Best Of Twin Cities Readers' Poll

    THE BEST OF THE TWIN CITIES | READERS' POLL CASH, CHECK OR CHARGE ELECTRONICS BEST BUY 11 metro locations (947-2000) FURNITURE GABBERT'S 3501 Galleria, Edina (927-1500) JEWELRY R.F. MOELLER 3901 W. 50th St., Edina (926-616...

    by City Pages Readers on May 8, 1996
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    A Primer on Death

    I woke from a dream of death to day's amazing/death grass death rice death chairs death death asleep or awake -- Ikkyu, 15th-century Japan Life is absolutely wild--unpredictable--uncontrollable--unfathomable. Anything can happen. For instance,...

    by Michael Ventura on May 1, 1996
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    Cease and Resist - The Wild River Patriots are out to beat the New World Order in Burnett County, Wisconsin.

    Mike McGrath's knuckles look as if they've been scrubbed with grit, sanded down, and then healed back over with machine grease under the scabs. When he waves them over a stack of documents on his desk, punctuating a discourse on the federal governm...

    by Josie Rawson on May 1, 1996
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    Culture To Go

    PRINTED MATTER Jeff Koyen Crank self-published zine Published two or three times a year since 1994 by the nasty-tempered Jeff "Spreading my opinions like a Singapore whore spreads AIDS" Koyen, Crank mixes the PC-baiting iconoclasm of a vil...

    by City Pages Staff on May 1, 1996
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    Like St. Paul? Buy It

    IN SAN FRANCISCO, you can get a Haight/Ashbury street sign for $19.95 in a shop at the city's tourist mecca, Pier 39. In Boston's Fanueil Hall market, you can pick up an old fire hydrant for around $300. And by the end of July in St. Paul, you migh...

    by F.J. Gallagher on May 1, 1996
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    Alliant Takes Heat on Mines

    They say that one of every 226 people in Cambodia has stepped on a land mine; the country has one of the highest rates of explosives per square mile in the world, courtesy of the Vietnam War and Honeywell. The Minneapolis-based company was the larg...

    by Monika Bauerlein on May 1, 1996
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    Essential Services: Pay as You Go?

    FIRST THERE WAS the pay-for-police ordinance; now it's pay-for-inspections. Under a new St. Paul ordinance, property owners who log an "excessive" number of housing inspections (seven or more in a year) will be assessed a $200 fine. The plan para...

    by Monika Bauerlein on May 1, 1996
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    Getting the Lead Out

    ONE DAY IN March a crew in masks and full-body suits showed up at Candy Arnold's townhome in the Glendale public housing projects--they would eventually visit all 184 units--to replace some windows in her basement. The old ones were covered in lead...

    by Jennifer Vogel on May 1, 1996
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    Knock & Talk

    MINNESOTA'S NEW $18.3 million Crime Prevention Bill includes a lot of publicized juvenile programs, but one of the less noted provisions involves a program aimed at adult offenders. The proposed pilot effort couples Minneapolis cops with drug couns...

    by Unknown on April 24, 1996
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    Heart Throbs in Vegas

    My dictionary defines "throb" as "to pulsate or pound, esp. with abnormal force or rapidity." Exactly what my heart was doing. I was in Vegas, on the 19th floor of the Rio... A room in which the entire wall is your window... Lighting a cigarette,...

    by Michael Ventura on April 24, 1996
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    Why Art Sucks: 57 Cultures and Nothing On - The local art scene has turned into a refuge for the creatively challenged.

    I HATE ART, I've taken to saying to friends lately, and only half jokingly. I'm not talking about pretentious beret-wearers, or obtuse theory masquerading as art, or even just bad art. I'm talking about art that's had vitality and surprise and play ...

    by Julie Caniglia on April 24, 1996
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    Freaks of the Week

    IN ROCK & ROLL, nothing sells quite like a sharable sense of persecution, and that was perfectly clear watching Christian supergroup DC Talk roar through their hit "Jesus Freak" in front of nearly 11,000 shrieking fans last Friday at Target Center ...

    by Will Hermes on April 24, 1996
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    A Decent Burial

    NEVA STAMPLEY'S TWO-YEAR battle to improve the way Minnesota prisons treat mentally ill inmates came to a dramatic end Monday in a Washington County Courthouse, where the Department of Corrections agreed to pay her $168,500 and to make significant ...

    by Jennifer Vogel on April 24, 1996
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    End Note

    RUDY BOSCHWITZ MAY have no formal connection with a new radio ad campaign launched by a national Republican group last week, but the ads bear an eerie resemblance to Boschwitz's "Sen. Wellstone/Welfare" theme. "Higher taxes... more welfare--that's ...

    by Monika Bauerlein on April 24, 1996
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    How One Nut Helped Destroy A Country

    IT'S HARD TO rank these ghastly affairs, but of all the dirty wars of the past 25 years, the U.S.-funded Renamo guerrilla campaign in Mozambique was one of the worst. As a former Portuguese property, decolonized Mozambique was regarded in the late ...

    by Jeffrey St. Clair and Alexander Cockburn on April 24, 1996
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    Immigrant's Song

    POPULAR IMAGES AND tired jokes aside, the days are long gone when immigration to Minnesota meant a stream of Swedes, Norwegians, and Germans. In the past two years, the state has quietly ranked among the top 20 in the U.S. in the number of refugees...

    by Britt Robson on April 24, 1996
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    The Place Where They Have To Take You In - Days and nights on the front line at Minnesota's busiest emergency room.

    The entrance to the Hennepin County Medical Center Emergency Room is a set of double glass doors under a wide concrete canopy. They're routinely locked; only patients get through, some arriving with lights and sirens, more under their own steam. "C...

    by Monika Bauerlein on April 17, 1996
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    Pandering for Poetry

    YEAH, YEAH, APRIL is the cruelest month, and now it's also official poetry month in the republic. This fact is supposed to prepare us for all manner of bizarre events--such as the poetry bonanza that hit the stage last Friday at the Mall of America...

    by Paul D. Dickinson on April 17, 1996
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    Black and Blue at the MPD - A frank conversation with Charlie Adams of the Minneapolis Black Police Officers Association.

    RACIAL TENSIONS CONTINUE to abound at the Minneapolis Police Department. Last week the Crisis Response Team, a special unit of black cops created a few years ago to help manage potentially explosive encounters between police and the black citizenry, ...

    by Steve Perry on April 17, 1996
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    It Sticks and Sticks

    IT'S BECOME A ritual: Each year, H.B. Fuller Corp. shareholders get together for their annual meeting in the Twin Cities to hear how their investment is doing. And each year, protesters show up to point out that Fuller glue is the drug of choice fo...

    by Monika Bauerlein on April 17, 1996
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