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    Breakfast of Champions: 2/11

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE Today's Over the Weekend post contains capsule reviews of Bar Fly's Cityscene festival, where dozens of local bands played, some notes on the Vikings' northerly Arctic Blast weekend (of which there are photogr...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on February 11, 2008 @ 6:35 am
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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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    VP Pawlenty Meter

    The Star Tribune today revives speculation that Gov. Tim Pawlenty may be on the shortlist of candidates for Vice President. Because it's hard to keep track of all the factors at play in this complex calculation, we're creating the VP Pawlenty Meter...

    @ The Blotter by Kevin Hoffman on February 8, 2008 @ 1:50 pm
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    More layoffs at the Star Tribune

    The bloodletting continues at the state's largest daily newspaper. The latest news is that up to seven employees in the Star Tribune's photo department will be terminated. The impacted employees work in the "gray room" processing photos. They were in...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on February 8, 2008 @ 1:24 pm
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    We're movin' on up

    Sen. Norm Coleman has inched up to the number five spot on Chris Cillizza's top-ten list of endangered senators. That's one spot higher than the previous ranking. The WaPo scribe heaps praise on challenger Al Franken: 5. Minnesota: Many months ago,...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on February 8, 2008 @ 1:16 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions: 2/8

    These days I'm thinking a lot about the Panamanian Golden Frog. The Phil Hansen feature is partially to blame for this. A video at the bottom of this post explains why, but for now, check out what's fresh this Friday. DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND ...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on February 8, 2008 @ 5:00 am
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    Just Like a Tragic Fairytale: Lunds and Byerly's Will Soon Close at the Stroke of Midnight

    As I was shopping last night at the Uptown Lunds, I noticed a sign on the door proclaiming the stores new hours. Beginning February 17, all Byerly's and Lunds will no longer be open 24-7. The new hours of operation will be 6:00 am to midnight.Lunds F...

    @ The Blotter by Jessica Armbruster on February 7, 2008 @ 5:45 pm
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    Make your payments, lose your house

    Want to know all you need to know about the arcana of adjustable rate mortgages? Read the first few paragraphs of this article. Joe Ripplinger took out a $184,000 mortgage in 2006 and makes his payments every month. Now he owes $192,000. The 66-yea...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on February 7, 2008 @ 3:52 pm
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    Jumpers

    This week's cover story focuses on suicide and the fatal allure of St. Paul's High Bridge. I mention briefly that the Golden Gate Bridge is the country's most notorious suicide locale, attracting jumpers at a rate of roughly one every two weeks. Ta...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on February 7, 2008 @ 10:52 am
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    Breakfast of Champions: 2/7

    There's a vibrant arts community in the Twin Cities, and online is the perfect place to step up our coverage of the scene. To that end, we've published the first in a series Web-only features about local artists. Rhena Tantisunthorn profiles Phil Han...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on February 7, 2008 @ 5:21 am
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    Local Obamagirl surprised by abundance of cute guys at caucus

    Alyssa and I got swept up in all the hubbub, and ventured to the Dem caucuses in Uptown last nite. These were some of my take-aways: 1. Record turnout = long lines. 2. Damn, there are a lot of hot guys here. 3. 'Lyssa, do you see all the hot guys he...

    @ The Blotter by Kevin Hoffman on February 6, 2008 @ 10:44 am
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    Breakfast of Champions: 2/6

    A feature containing an in-depth interview with a High Bridge jump survivor. A news story about a kinky sex club at U of M. New stats about how the Minnesota economy's worse off than you think. And about 20 liveblog posts from Super Tuesday. We're ch...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on February 6, 2008 @ 5:48 am
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