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    Free Will Astrology

    ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your first assignment is to practice feeling that everywhere you go you are standing on holy ground. Capitalize that phrase in your imagination -- "I AM STANDING ON HOLY GROUND" -- as you move through the world. Your secon...

    by Rob Brezsny on September 26, 2007
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    Letters to the Editor

    Critical Mass-holes Having been accosted by Critical Mass myself on the day of the "big ride," Ifor one am happy to see that some of them were arrested ("Vicious Cycle," 9/12/2007). Even if they had "done nothing" at the time to provoke the arres...

    on September 26, 2007
  • Dome, Sweet Dome - On the Occasion of its 25th Anniversary, We Offer a Requiem for the Much-Maligned Metrodome

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    Dome, Sweet Dome - On the Occasion of its 25th Anniversary, We Offer a Requiem for the Much-Maligned Metrodome

    For all the clichs about love, the one that rings most true is that it's complicated. With that in mind, I must confess my deeply irrational affection for the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. You know the place: the Dome, the Hump, the Teflon Marsh...

    by G.R. Anderson Jr. on September 26, 2007
  • Boxed Out - Is Scott Ledoux the future of combat sports in Minnesota--or the end?

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    Boxed Out - Is Scott Ledoux the future of combat sports in Minnesota--or the end?

    All eyes were on B.J. "The Beast" Lacy. At the "Downtown Throwdown" at the Target Center two weeks ago, Lacy's mixed martial arts match went the distance, and it fell to the three judges at ringside to render a decision. At first, Lacy was dec...

    by Jeff Severns Guntzel on September 26, 2007
  • Have You Heard? - Venerable local recording studio Third Ear will close its doors at the end of the month

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    Have You Heard? - Venerable local recording studio Third Ear will close its doors at the end of the month

    Third Ear Recording Studio does not look like a business in its dying days. The Minneapolis studio, housed in a dilapidated warehouse just north of University Avenue, is cluttered with instruments, recording equipment, and other musical detritus. I...

    by Paul Demko on September 26, 2007
  • Par's Parting Shot - The ousted publisher goes out like a trust-fund punk

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    Par's Parting Shot - The ousted publisher goes out like a trust-fund punk

    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 recent weeks. Negotiations on their future jobs have been ongoing between Strib brass and representatives of the Mi...

    by Peter S. Scholtes on September 26, 2007
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome: 10 Worst Moments

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    Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome: 10 Worst Moments

    Number 10: Tore up from the floor up When the Dome hosted the NCAA men's basketball tournament in 1989, officials were eager to make a good impression in the hopes of landing the Final Four within the next few years. Instead, it was a near disaste...

    by G.R. Anderson Jr. on September 26, 2007
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome: 10 Best Moments

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    Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome: 10 Best Moments

    Number 10: Prep Bowl comes to the Dome early The famous Halloween blizzard of 1991 shut down just about everything, and for a while, put the state high school football playoffs in jeopardy. But the Dome roof, miraculously, stayed inflated, and the ...

    by G.R. Anderson Jr. on September 26, 2007
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    Savage Love

    Who the hell wears swim caps anymore? I haven't seen a swim cap in years. That question in your column last week from the swim-cap fetishist getting off on his visits to public pools was bullshit. I would think you, of all people, could see through ...

    by Dan Savage on September 26, 2007
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    Minneapolis City Council ratifies IRV rules

    The City Council voted today to approve rules governing instant runoff voting, the ballot-counting system that city voters overwhelmingly passed in 2006. The Council also asked city elections staff to put out a request for proposals from voting equip...

    @ The Blotter by Jonathan Kaminsky on April 17, 2008 @ 2:37 pm
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    Pork plant tied to mysterious illness wins top tier award

    It seems like mysterious worker illness and butchered pig brains would be any PR flack's nightmare. But, despite Quality Pork Processors's bad press as of late, the Austin, Minn. plant was recently given a top tier workplace safety award.A spokesma...

    @ The Blotter by Beth Walton on April 17, 2008 @ 12:10 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions 4/17:

    Don't miss Jeff Severns Guntzel's post from yesterday about the first ever Minneapolis Film Festival, which we covered when we were still called "Sweet Potato." The latest in a series of posts we're calling Unearthed, Guntzel goes through the City ...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on April 17, 2008 @ 8:20 am
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    Oberstar to NWA, Delta: Not so fast

    Rep. Jim Oberstar, who chairs the House Transportation Committee, is threatening to "run out the clock" on the NWA-Delta merger until a new president is in office. From Politico: "We have no legal authority to block the merger, but we can contin...

    @ The Blotter by Jonathan Kaminsky on April 16, 2008 @ 11:06 am
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    Obama bin Laden

    Here's a video clip of MediaNews Group CEO William Dean Singleton's unfortunate verbal gaffe referenced in yesterday's post: (Cribbed from ASNE Reporter)

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on April 16, 2008 @ 10:37 am
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    Breakfast of Champions 4/16: Poo-tee-weet?

    Spoiler alert: the onomatopoeia in the headline to this post ends Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s novel Slaughterhouse-Five. It's the transliteration of a bird sound heard by Billy Pilgrim, the title character. If you didn't know, the book covers the firebombin...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on April 16, 2008 @ 8:30 am
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    Village Voice lampoons rightwing bloggers

    This week our sister paper, the Village Voice, published a hilarious guide to rightwing bloggers, and the list includes several notable Minnesotans. First up is James Lileks, the Strib's wunderkind-turned-scaremonger: JAMES LILEKS (The Bleat; lile...

    @ The Blotter by Kevin Hoffman on April 15, 2008 @ 11:18 pm
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    Water sports

    In 2001 the United States Supreme Court ruled that many non-navigable, "isolated" waters are not covered by pollution protections in the Clean Water Act. Five years later the country's top court considered the issue again. This time it split 4-1-4,...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on April 15, 2008 @ 4:01 pm
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    Critical Mass Cyclist Found Not Guilty

    It took a jury all of 10 minutes to determine that the charges against Critical Mass cyclist Gus Ganley (assault on an officer, obstruction of legal process, and fleeing an officer) amounted to maggot-ridden pigshit: "not guilty" on all counts.During...

    @ The Blotter by Matt Snyders on April 15, 2008 @ 12:08 pm
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    Lean Dean wants to hunt down Obama bin Laden

    William Dean Singleton, CEO of MediaNews Group, apparently isn't too good with names. At the Associated Press's annual luncheon in Washington yesterday, Singleton asked Sen. Barack Obama if he was willing to commit more troops to Afghanistan given ...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on April 15, 2008 @ 11:14 am
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    Breakfast of Champions 4/15: Bye, Demko

    It's tax day today, and yesterday was pretty taxing. We learned Paul Demko is moving on after eight years. We'll miss the political reporting that once got him called the Twin Cities' own Carl Kolchak, his writing and his presence in the office. T...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on April 15, 2008 @ 8:46 am
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