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    Retro Craze Sweeps Minnesota State Patrol

    This morning, the Minnesota State Po-Po unveiled a totally bitchin' new look for their squad cars. The State Patrol opted for a vintage maroon-body/white-door design to "reflect the Patrol squad cars used during 1960-1991," according to a radical pr...

    @ The Blotter by Matt Snyders on March 26, 2008 @ 1:35 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions 3/26: The War Comes Home

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE Beth Walton's two stories about Iraq war veterans are timely this week, as news broke that the five-year conflict has cost at least 4,000 American lives. The risk doesn't stop once they've returned home, Walt...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on March 25, 2008 @ 3:11 pm
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    mnSpin: Music + Beer + Workshop = epic good times

    You might have heard of mnSpin, the quarterly contest for local musicians. It's an exciting initiative that promises to increase exposure for budding Minnesota musicians. This weekend, they launch their first in a series of workshops. Plus, there's ...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on March 25, 2008 @ 12:49 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions 3/25: Play Ball

    The first baseball game of the season has just hit the seventh inning stretch. Although there's still snow on the ground here, that's a sure sign of spring. In most of Japan the cherry blossoms are peaking. This year, that's where the first game of ...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on March 25, 2008 @ 8:04 am
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    Breakfast of Champions 3/24: Happy Birthday, Lawrence Ferlinghetti

    One of the country's most accomplished artists turns 89 today. Join me in celebrating his work, right after we catalog what's popped up on the site over the weekend: DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE A new slideshow documents Muja Messiah's M...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on March 24, 2008 @ 8:04 am
  • East Side Story - Pakou Hang looks to unseat 12-year incumbent Dan Bostrom in St. Paul's most intriguing City Council race

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    East Side Story - Pakou Hang looks to unseat 12-year incumbent Dan Bostrom in St. Paul's most intriguing City Council race

    On an unseasonably warm Saturday morning in October, Pakou Hang is knocking on doors in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood of St. Paul. Election Day is less than a month out, and the 31-year-old City Council candidate can't afford to take any vote for gr...

    by Paul Demko on October 31, 2007
  • Hung Up - A noose at a local college brings the Jena 6 controversy home

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    Hung Up - A noose at a local college brings the Jena 6 controversy home

    It was early one afternoon in mid-October, and Gabriel Keith, newly appointed as an assistant editor at his college newspaper, was not happy. Sitting in a corner of the small, windowless newsroom, deep in the bowels of the nondescript downtown campu...

    by Jonathan Kaminsky on October 31, 2007
  • Boy, Interrupted - Meet Jeremy, a 36-year-old man who weighs 88 pounds. "Manorexia" isn't just a Hollywood illness.

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    Boy, Interrupted - Meet Jeremy, a 36-year-old man who weighs 88 pounds. "Manorexia" isn't just a Hollywood illness.

    To hear Jeremy's story in his own words, click on our audio slide show For more photos of Jeremy, scroll through this photo gallery For links to Eating Disorder resources or to comment on the story, please visit our blog. At first I worried I'd ...

    by Kevin Hoffman on October 31, 2007
  • Follow That Story! - Politicos demand answers after our sex crimes scoop

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    Follow That Story! - Politicos demand answers after our sex crimes scoop

    In a meeting last week, the Minneapolis City Council called on police brass to answer questions raised by our recent cover story, which reported that the department's Sex Crimes Unit had been cut in half, with the result that 9 of 10 rapes have gone...

    by Jeff Severns Guntzel on October 31, 2007
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    Savage Love

    I am currently dating a guy who is nice, funny, has a good "dating rsum," i.e., never married, good job, no issues. I have a good time when we are together and he treats me fine. The problem is that we have the most ridiculously boring sex. Super ...

    by Dan Savage on October 31, 2007
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    Free Will Astrology

    ARIES (March 21-April 19): A top official at the European Robotics Research Network predicts that humans will "be having sex with robots" sooner than anyone expected--probably within four years. I hope this little shocker will help motivate you to...

    by Rob Brezsny on October 31, 2007
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    Civil Disobedience

    Minneapolis police officers arrested 17 people for trespassing yesterday afternoon at a labor rally in downtown Minneapolis. The protest was held to support security guards locked in a contract dispute with five companies that are hired to safeguard ...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on March 21, 2008 @ 1:13 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions 3/21: Voting and other light distractions

    Soon, you'll be able to comment directly on stories themselves instead of simply the blog posts associated with those stories. Until we get that bit of functionality hammered out, there are a couple of posts you shouldn't miss. DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on March 21, 2008 @ 7:08 am
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    Egg hunts this weekend

    When I was doing my weekly list of things to do over the weekend for Stephanie and Meredith's show on FM 107.1, I came across Minneapolis Parks' list of all the Easter egg hunts taking place in the city's parks. I picked out the ones happening this w...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on March 20, 2008 @ 12:29 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions 3/20: Nowruz the time to Haale

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE Persian-American singer Haale describes her name's pronunciation as "like Halle-lujah" or "jalapeno." Prior to my interview with her, I heard this in my head as "Hah-lay." My mistake: as I found when speaking ...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on March 20, 2008 @ 8:32 am
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    No security

    Service Employees International Union Local 26, the union representing the nearly 800 workers, held a press conference at City Hall in Minneapolis today to highlight the labor dispute. U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison was on hand to lend support for the worke...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on March 19, 2008 @ 2:42 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions 3/19: we Unearth some metal

    We've got a thing for librarians and archivists here at the Pages. There's something about big ol' books that brings out the amateur explorer inside. Immediately, this calls to mind Jeff Severns Guntzel's piece on the metal scene from two-and-a-half...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on March 19, 2008 @ 7:57 am
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    Reporter's Notebook: Sex, Drugs & Awesome Hair

    Brian Bart of Dare Force traces Twin Cities hair metal back to some rather astounding sources. Most notably, local 60's garage rock legends the Litter. How does he do that? Two words: Zippy. Caplan. Zippy Caplan sang in The Litter and later in the h...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Severns Guntzel on March 18, 2008 @ 4:41 pm
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    Another uneasy post about the housing market

    There's a lot to digest in this post at Alex J. Stenback's Behind the Mortgage blog. It breaks down the Pi Press' most recent housing statistics story, for one thing, and links to other relevant sources.But what I'm most interested in are the bullet ...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on March 18, 2008 @ 4:21 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions: 3/18

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE A week's worth of work on music occurring elsewhere has culminated in slideshows, blog posts and other reportage from South By Southwest. As special as that event is, it's time to turn the gaze homeward and rem...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on March 18, 2008 @ 2:14 am
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