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    Shadowland - On Dorothea Lange then and now.

    I FIRST SAW Dorothea Lange's work years ago, in a book I bought when I was in college, and again later on in a course on the history of photography. Like everybody else, I knew her "Migrant Mother," probably the most famous image to come out of the D...

    by Steve Perry on January 17, 1996
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    Airport Follies

    WHETHER TO BUILD a new airport (for an estimated $4.7 billion) or expand the current facility (about $2.8 billion) has been a hotly debated subject for years, with immense environmental, economic, and political ramifications; thus the 7-year-old "d...

    by Dale Kurschner on January 17, 1996
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    Meet the New Doc

    NOW THAT MINNESOTA'S vaunted health care reform has produced unprecedented consolidation of the market around three or four huge managed care companies, influential players in both the private and public sector are trying to undo the damage. The ...

    by Britt Robson on January 17, 1996
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    The Charade of the Visigoths

    The official version of last year's political battles over the environment, due to be endlessly recycled through Campaign '96, goes something like this: As the Republican Visigoths swept into control of the 104th Congress in 1995, trembling greens ...

    by Jeffrey St. Clair and Alexander Cockburn on January 17, 1996
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    They're Back

    BY THE TIME you read this, 201 Minnesota legislators, give or take the occasional jailbird, will be stalking the marbled halls of the Capitol once again. They may be motivated to finish up quickly--even-year meets are supposed to do mostly mop-up w...

    by Monika Bauerlein on January 17, 1996
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    How John Holtby Lost His Teeth And His Dog And Survived The Speeding Up Of Time - A Schizophrenic's Life Inside and Outside Mental Institutions

    John Holtby remembers this about the time he lost all his teeth: "What happened was the dentist in Richfield already had me in the chair when he pulled out a big screwdriver. It was terrible, terrible. Big question mark here about who set all this ...

    by Josie Rawson on January 10, 1996
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    In The Cold

    THE PHONE HAS been ringing pretty constantly in Alice Murphy's office at the state Department of Economic Security in St. Paul. She works with the Energy Assistance program, a fund that dispenses grants of a few hundred dollars to low-income people...

    by Monika Bauerlein on January 10, 1996
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    Next For Niland?

    A COMEUPPANCE FOR City Hall's fiercest political operative, or the birth of a more distinctive two-party system in Minneapolis? It all depends on whose spin you believe in the wake of Jim Niland's quick exit as the Minneapolis City Council's DFL ma...

    by David Brauer on January 10, 1996
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    Divining Rod

    ADMINISTRATORS AT Stillwater High School recently spent $900 on a drug-detecting gizmo that could render random locker searches and hall monitors a thing of the past. If it works, that is. The Quadro Positive Molecular Locator Device is, according ...

    by Joseph Hart on January 10, 1996
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    The Christmas Blotter

    ON ANY OTHER night, she might have shrugged it all off: Prostitutes and drug dealers who get robbed don't make a habit of bringing their troubles to the cops. But when a john failed to pay up on Christmas Eve, of all days, it proved too much for on...

    by Joseph Hart on January 10, 1996
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    Better Learning Through Chemistry - Beleaguered schools, parents, and doctors are getting Ritalin Religion when it comes to medicating unruly kids.

    Every morning Cathy McCormick awakens her 8-year old daughter Sandra with a soothing body massage, lingering to provide gentle pressure on the knees, ankles, and elbows. For breakfast--and every other meal during the day--McCormick makes sure Sandra ...

    by Britt Robson on January 3, 1996
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    Into the Future

    1995 WAS A banner year for local CD releases. I say "banner year" not in terms of the success of a few high-profile titles (Soul Asylum, Jayhawks, Polara, et al.), but in terms of a sustained combination of quality and quantity. A record number a...

    by Simon Peter Groebner on January 3, 1996
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    House of Cards - A conversation about the far-from-settled presidential field.

    EVER SINCE HE helped to spearhead Jesse Jackson's campaign in 1988, Steve Cobble has been one of the Democratic Party's premier strategists and canniest head counters. Lately he has been working with Jackson in plotting for the 1996 Congressional rac...

    by Steve Perry on January 3, 1996
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    Cops and Council Wards

    IT LOOKS LIKE the latest effort to put complaints against police under the jurisdiction of the Civil Rights Commission is dead. A proposed ordinance change has been hanging in political limbo for months, and Kathy Thurber (9th Ward), the swing vote...

    by Monika Bauerlein on January 3, 1996
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    Taking the Wet out of Wetlands

    "STAKEHOLDERS" IN THE debate over Minnesota's wetlands law will be getting together this Thursday and Friday at a hotel in St. Cloud, kicking off what's likely to become one of the big debates of this year's legislative session. (Lawmakers convene ...

    by Monika Bauerlein on January 3, 1996
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    What's in a Name, School Division

    AS MINNESOTANS SETTLE in for what's likely to be a drawn-out battle over education vouchers--the idea of giving private-school students tax dollars to help offset their tuition--they'll be hearing a lot more from two groups with confusingly similar...

    by Monika Bauerlein on January 3, 1996
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    Artists of the Year - Makers who mattered in 1995

    EDDIE VEDDER by Gina Arnold It's a sad commentary on the unholy state of the current pop zeitgeist--a place where one frequently hears the obnoxious doings of rock personalities like Hole's Courtney Love and Oasis's Liam Gallagher described as ...

    by City Pages Staff on December 27, 1995
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    MCTO Settles With Whistleblower

    THE COST OF mismanagement at the Metropolitan Council Transit Operations continues to rise for bus riders and taxpayers. On December 20 alone, for example, as MCTO announced it was paying more than $200,000 to settle two lawsuits brought by former ...

    by Britt Robson on December 27, 1995
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    Mercury and the Messenger

    LATE LAST WINTER, Mary Puff's hands and feet started going numb. She began having trouble concentrating and speaking; parts of her body would shake or twitch. She asked her family dentist whether there might be any connection between the symptoms a...

    by Monika Bauerlein on December 27, 1995
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    Correction

    LAST WEEK'S End Notes incorrectly listed Minneapolis City Council Member Lisa McDonald (10th Ward) rather than Kathy Thurber (9th Ward) as uncommitted on an ordinance to extend Civil Rights Commission jurisdiction to the Police Department.

    by City Pages Staff on December 27, 1995
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