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    The Inn of Last Resort

    IT WAS LIGHTS out at 10 p.m. in the front room of the economic assistance offices in downtown Minneapolis last week--a daytime public space turned nighttime homeless shelter across the street from City Hall. Only the couple on their honeymoon was r...

    by Josie Rawson on December 6, 1995
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    Better Late...

    LAST YEAR TAXPAYERS screamed when Marv Wolfenson and Harvey Ratner dumped their overbuilt, under-financed Target Center onto the public's back. In a quieter transaction this June, Wolfenson and Ratner quietly sold the other cornerstone of their rea...

    by David Brauer on December 6, 1995
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    The Shameless Seven Ride Again

    One of the great triumphs of grassroots environmentalism in this country was the battle in the late 1980s to ban the sale of "dolphin-unsafe" tuna--fish caught by nets that would also ensnare dolphins. Tuna fishing's toll on the dolphins of the eas...

    by Jeffrey St. Clair and Alexander Cockburn on December 6, 1995
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    Foreign Exchange

    BEING A POLISH modern dance company is a bit of an anomaly. For years during the communist era, ballet was the form of choice in Eastern Europe. Only after the parting of the iron curtain in the late '80s was the modernism of, say, Martha Graham an...

    by Joan Freese on December 6, 1995
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    Can I Get a Witness?

    "I USED TO think I knew exactly where I was going," Bruce Springsteen told the crowd at Chicago's Rosemont Theatre Sunday night. "Now that I've gotten older, I'm basically happy to accept myself as a complete stranger." He could have said as much o...

    by Steve Perry on December 6, 1995
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    Winter Directory

    WINTER CAMPING STATE MINNESOTA STATE PARKS 296-4776, (800) 652-9747: Open all year round. Most state parks have some sites plowed out. No showers or flush toilets in winter. Running water available. Plenty of cross-country ski trails. State stic...

    by City Pages Staff on November 29, 1995
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    An Unsentimental Education - A week on the inside with the students and teachers of Wayzata High and St. Paul Central.

    "Play time!" yells the kid in his mom's nylon bathrobe and slippers, shouting across the school parking lot to no one in particular. He heaves an orange teddy bear into the air and drop-kicks it through the open window of a nearby car. "Get in, i...

    by Josie Rawson on November 29, 1995
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    For Love of Country

    IF ANY POPULAR genre is ready for a punk-style insurrection, it's country music. It's been happening piecemeal for a while now. But there are a couple reasons why the mainstream press hasn't clicked with the new Americana: The artists have no fa...

    by Jim Meyer on November 29, 1995
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    Naftashock - The Giant Sucking Sound Revisited

    AS THE SECOND anniversary of NAFTA presses near, its impact is at last becoming a matter of record. The report card reflects happy times for American multinationals and an accelerated version of the same grim trendlines for everyone else: Contr...

    by Steve Perry on November 29, 1995
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    Gap Kids

    Gap Kids IF YOU LIVE in Minneapolis, you can get a nice basic jacket at the Gap for under $50. If you live in El Salvador, you can sew the same garment for about 50 cents an hour. If you live in St. Paul and used to make coats (not necessarily ...

    by Monika Bauerlein on November 29, 1995
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    Hazardous Paper

    THERE HASN'T BEEN much word lately from the Prairie Island Coalition (formerly the Prairie Island Coalition Against Nuclear Storage); members have had their heads buried deep inside boxes of documents. And if you haven't heard much from their nemes...

    by Monika Bauerlein on November 29, 1995
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    End Note

    STILL HOME FOR the holidays: A couple of months back we reported on the jockeying over who would occupy the space being vacated by Cobblestone Antiques at 1010 W. Lake Street in Minneapolis; Cobblestone's proprietor recently called back and asked u...

    by David Brauer on November 29, 1995
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    The Fake Fight on Endangered Species

    The art of betraying binding commitments in politics is to swear that never will you adopt a particular course of action, while at the same time inching along that same line by prudent and tactful degrees. It's the way Woodrow Wilson got America in...

    by Jeffrey St. Clair and Alexander Cockburn on November 29, 1995
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    Let's Make a Deal - A newly rehabilitated--and temporarily stabilized--Northwest Airlines is poising itself for the next round of industry mergers and acquisitions.

    Al Checchi and Gary Wilson--the "Fly Boys" who bought Eagan-based Northwest Airlines in 1989 and nearly ran it into the ground, earning themselves titles such as "Barbarians at Gate 31" from local media--are back in the news. This time, though, the...

    by Dale Kurschner on November 22, 1995
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    TV Party

    LIKE MASTURBATION, TV gets endlessly condemned at the same time it's almost universally enjoyed. But just as glad-handing has lost some of its stigma lately, it seems TV is not perceived as the irredeemably dangerous drug the high-minded once thoug...

    by Julie Caniglia on November 22, 1995
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    Piece of Mind--The TV Movie

    LAST FRIDAY EVENING at City Hall was to be an event. The halls were lit up like a cruise ship; a heavy-duty braid of TV cables snaked from remote transmitters at the curb, up the winding staircases, and down the marble corridor, stopping at the doo...

    by Josie Rawson on November 22, 1995
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    Pay As You Know

    THE RIGHT OF governments to copyright information is a hot topic these days; while it's prohibited at the federal level on the grounds of inconsistency with democratic principles, states are latching on to it as a way to generate revenue in a time ...

    by Jennifer Vogel on November 22, 1995
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    Anchorpeople Are Easy

    ONE OF THE several recent print ads in KMSP's current campaign poses the local network's Minnesota 9 News as a movie, picturing its four anchors as the stars and delivering the rather racy slug "One Woman. Three Men. One Hour." We called up that "O...

    by Julie Caniglia on November 22, 1995
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    Machine Nightmares

    THE MACHINE HAS assumed almost mythic proportions in local politics. It's consumed thousands of hours of debate; tens of thousands of public dollars have been spent for consultants and environmental studies. Yet after six years of back-and-forth, the...

    by Monika Bauerlein on November 22, 1995
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    Playing Hardball With Soft Money

    Robert Cummins has some money sitting around. He's president of a $2 million-plus Eagan-based company called Fargo Electronics and lives in a $400,000 house in West Bloomington, the posher half of the state's largest suburb. Cummins, like most of...

    by Monika Bauerlein on November 22, 1995
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