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    Tubby: Royce White needs to get his act together

    Tubby Smith says Royce White will ride the bench for a while. ? "It's frustrating, it's disappointing, but that's life," Gophers basketball coach Tubby Smith told reporters this morning about the continuing saga of his star recruit, Royce White. ...

    @ The Blotter by Hart Van Denburg on November 12, 2009 @ 12:48 pm
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    Katherine Kersten's gay marriage column mocked, ridiculed

    ? When we read Katherine Kersten's incredibly wrongheaded and logic-defying column about gay marriage, we couldn't help but point out just how stupid it was. Apparently, neither could her editors at the Star Tribune. Today, Kers...

    @ The Blotter by Kevin Hoffman on November 12, 2009 @ 12:42 pm
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    Dark, dank St. Anthony

    ? Dark, dank. Yessir, winter's on the way. That's the feeling this late-night photo in St. Anthony conjures up, doesn't it? Learning moment: St. Anthony today is part of Minneapolis, but before 1872 it was a city in its own right. It gets its name...

    @ The Blotter by Hart Van Denburg on November 12, 2009 @ 12:08 pm
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    Kevin Kling at the Minneapolis Central Library tonight (video of the day)

    Kevin Kling is a prolific playwright and actor, and perhaps the Twin Cities' best-known storyteller after Garrison Keillor. Tonight he's telling stories at the Minneapolis Central Library as part of their Talk of the Stacks series. Check out...

    @ The Blotter by Ward Rubrecht on November 12, 2009 @ 11:41 am
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    Minneapolis snow plow driver cuts might screw over bus riders

    ? If you depend on the public bus system to get you where you need to go when the snow starts falling, you'd better get some good boots and work out those leg muscles. You might be climbing some epic snow mountains along the curbs to get on and off t...

    @ The Blotter by Emily Kaiser on November 12, 2009 @ 11:39 am
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    Wisconsin woman cops to 13th drunken driving charge

    ? We don't want too much take joy in what looks to be a rather glaring issue with alcohol, but at the same time we need to take note of this: Lisa White, 51, of St. Croix Falls, just pleaded guilty to her 13th -- that's right, 13th -- drunke...

    @ The Blotter by Hart Van Denburg on November 12, 2009 @ 11:38 am
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    Swiping kettles encouraged this holiday season

    ? If you're out and about this holiday season and see those people ringing bells with their little pot of change, don't forget to swipe it. No, really. The Salvation Army is asking you to. Only if you have a credit card of course. har har. Th...

    @ The Blotter by Emily Kaiser on November 12, 2009 @ 11:14 am
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    Autistic boy ' loves animals,' shoots horses

    ? A Scott County father who insists that his 13-year-old autistic son "loves animals" has taken the boy's .22-caliber rifle away after a neighbor's horses suffered gunshot wounds.. Tim Duffrin, of New Market Township, told KARE 11 that one of his h...

    @ The Blotter by Hart Van Denburg on November 12, 2009 @ 10:38 am
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    Timberwolves get Blazed

    Photo by leo.prie.to As time ran down in the fourth quarter of the Timberwolves' third consecutive blowout loss, Jonny Flynn stared down the Blazers' Jerryd Bayless. He began a baroque assortment of crossovers and hesitations, tossing in a flourishi...

    @ The Blotter by Benjamin Polk on November 12, 2009 @ 10:07 am
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    Deputy ends hunting trip by shooting wife

    ? We're glad to report that Michelle Cossentine is OK, but one can easily imagine the look on her face the other day when her husband, Deputy Nathan Cossentine, put a bullet in her thigh. By accident of course, says Roseau County Chief Deputy Terry B...

    @ The Blotter by Hart Van Denburg on November 12, 2009 @ 10:06 am
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    Zhu Zhu motorized hamsters making kids crazy

    ? Thanksgiving is still two weeks away and apparently some of the big holiday shopping has already hit full swing for parents. These parents likely have the whining needy children who demand one toy or their lives will be over. Apparently ...

    @ The Blotter by Emily Kaiser on November 12, 2009 @ 9:36 am
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    Coleman, Franken naked in MAD Cialis spoof

    ?Picture this: Norm Coleman and Al Franken. Naked. In two separate bathtubs set on a bucolic hillside overlooking Capitol Hill. Can't do it. MAD Magazine can help. With Democra-Cialis. The venerable satire magazine that brought us Alfred E. Neu...

    @ The Blotter by Hart Van Denburg on November 12, 2009 @ 7:33 am
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    Oil: A Love Story tonight

    ? (Photo by quinn.anya) It's undeniable that the U.S. depends on oil: We're willing to wait in line for it, we panic when the price for gas is too high, and we're even willing to go to war for it. Tonight, Solutions Twin Cities will explo...

    @ The Blotter by Jessica Armbruster on November 12, 2009 @ 5:39 am
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    The Vanilla Gorilla attacks the Timberwolves

    ? You've heard the stories. They're true. The Vanila Gorilla chugs beer after each game. Cheap beer. It suits his game. He's not the fancy athlete who plays beyond his skill set. He's 100% man, a 7-foot-1 center that nabs rebounds,...

    @ The Blotter by Bradley Campbell on November 12, 2009 @ 5:34 am
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    Target Field survives the megaflush

    ? When the Twins play their first home game next season at Target Field, there won't be a shortage of places for an anticipated 40,000 fans to take a leak, thanks to 401 women's and 266 men's "restroom fixtures" now in place. Better yet, we now kno...

    @ The Blotter by Hart Van Denburg on November 11, 2009 @ 4:10 pm
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    College-bound kid killed Saturday was also a mugger

    Jackson, 17, was an American Indian who had just been accepted to college, according to a family friend. On Tuesday, 17-year-old Andre Sheldon Whirlwind Horse, was charged with attempted robbery, Minnesota Public Radio reports: Whirlwind Horse told...

    @ The Blotter by Erin Carlyle on November 11, 2009 @ 3:40 pm
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    Minnesota, where the schools are not above average

    ? The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has looked at the state of public education across the country and has found that we here in Minnesota are, well, not above average. We're downright middling, in fact. We don't even earn a gold star (unlike Wisconsin). ...

    @ The Blotter by Hart Van Denburg on November 11, 2009 @ 3:37 pm
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    Live-streamed birth: What's next?

    ? Now that Lynsee Gannet has live-streamed her birth process to the entire Internet, there's bound to be a host of imitators clambering to recreate the magic of publicizing their intimate bodily processes. Here's our advice to these tag-alon...

    @ The Blotter by Ward Rubrecht on November 11, 2009 @ 2:41 pm
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    Mischke Show Notes: Nov. 11, 2009

    Today on Citypages.com's 'In The Stream' with T.D. Mischke: David Hansen discusses the story of the HMS Mary Celeste, one of the greatest maritime mysteries of all time. Over 125 years ago, the ship was found floating, crewless, in the middle ...

    @ The Blotter by Hart Van Denburg on November 11, 2009 @ 1:55 pm
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    Veterans Day Bald Eagle

    ? This being Veterans Day, with its extra dose of patriotism, we were pleased to find this picture of our nation's national bird, the Bald Eagle, in a pensive, reflective mood. It was posted on Flickr by Jonner. The photo was taken at Purgator Creek...

    @ The Blotter by Hart Van Denburg on November 11, 2009 @ 1:10 pm
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