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    Feeling gassy?

    Lawmakers are back at it in St. Paul and they've got taxes on the brain--the gas variety. The transportation bill DFLers are pushing calls for the first gas tax increase in two decades. The state take--which would be used to invest in transportation ...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Severns Guntzel on February 13, 2008 @ 11:12 am
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    Breakfast of Champions: 2/13

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE With the new issue online, we have expanded Web content for each of the two main stories, including Jeff Severns Guntzel's investigative feature project about a group of men under investigation for mortgage fra...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on February 12, 2008 @ 7:09 pm
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    Reporter's Notebook: Nothin' But Trouble

    The story of Brandon Flavin's adventures in real estate is complex and quite unusual. He is young like most of his associates--all of them under 30. And the Internet evidence of their business and lifestyle pursuits is rich.When we first started repo...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Severns Guntzel on February 12, 2008 @ 4:03 pm
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    In Bold Stand, President Condemns Nooses

    You may recall our story a while back about a noose in a college newsroom. It was one of many recent noose-related incidents. Now, in what analysts are calling his boldest stand on any issue since declaring that man would walk on the moon by 2020, P...

    @ The Blotter by Jonathan Kaminsky on February 12, 2008 @ 4:01 pm
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    Reporter's Notebook: Abbas Mehdi

    A helmeted Abbas Mehdi with his South African security guards in Baghdad (Photo courtesy Abbas Mehdi) As St. Cloud State sociology professor Abbas Mehdi moved into his Green Zone office last year--the beginning of his six months of service in a cab...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Severns Guntzel on February 12, 2008 @ 3:56 pm
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    Dog Days at Westminster for a man and his best friend

    When Hennepin County Sheriff's Detention Deputy Darryl Cooper arrived at the Minneapolis-St Paul airport on Sunday morning, he discovered that thanks to the sub-zero temperatures, his flight was canceled. So Cooper did what any average person tryin...

    @ The Blotter by Amy Lieberman on February 12, 2008 @ 12:32 pm
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    Shark vs. Shark

    Underwater Adventures (one of the spots Matt Snyders visited during his MoA foray) now has a YouTube page, and both of the videos are Jesse the giant shark munching on an unfortunate, smaller white-tipped shark. This is the longer video. The second v...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on February 12, 2008 @ 9:32 am
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    Breakfast of Champions: 2/12

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE From last night's show at the Cedar Cultural Center comes a review of Dean & Britta with a slideshow by James Tran coming later this morning. Some notes: Britta Phillips is perhaps best known as the singing voi...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on February 12, 2008 @ 8:00 am
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    20 Years Behind in Transportation Spending

    In two decades, Britney Spears has grown from a Mouseketeer to a pop diva and then slumped back into insanity. During that same 20 years, Minnesota's roads have fallen into disrepair, lengthening commutes and choking out economic opportunity, which i...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on February 11, 2008 @ 11:21 am
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    Star Tribune cuts 58 more jobs

    Publisher Chris Harte announced the terminations in a memo to employees this morning. Roughly three quarters of the cutbacks will come from the circulation department. The 58 positions amounts to three percent of the newspaper's total workforce. Hart...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on February 11, 2008 @ 10:51 am
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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
  • Concert Highlights for the Week of July 25 - July 31

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    Concert Highlights for the Week of July 25 - July 31

    THURSDAY 7.26 Ghostface Killah Varsity Theater Though the Wu-Tang is coming to town as a unit for the Rock the Bells tour next month, the Scion Live Metro series has given Shaolin disciples plenty of hot live-band-backed solo bills from various ...

    by City Pages Staff on July 25, 2007
  • Chow Time Again

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    Chow Time Again

    Hard Boiled: Two-Disc Ultimate Edition (Weinstein) The Criterion version of John Woo's masterpiece, about two cops (the overworked Chow Yun-Fat, right, and the undercover Tony Leung) gunning for the Hong Kong Triads, is still the "ultimate" collec...

    by City Pages Staff on July 25, 2007
  • Jesuspalooza - In Willmar, Christian rock has become a major tourist attraction

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    Jesuspalooza - In Willmar, Christian rock has become a major tourist attraction

    On the second day of Sonshine Fest 2007, Eleventyseven performs on the Showmobile Stage. A band member wearing an astronaut suit bounces over to the drum kit, bangs away for a few measures, then pogos back to the front of the stage. The lead singer,...

    by Rhena Tantisunthorn on July 25, 2007
  • All Saints Day: St. Vincent's Proposal to the 7th Street Entry

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    All Saints Day: St. Vincent's Proposal to the 7th Street Entry

    Better Than: A Saint Vitus show? St. Vincent is the solo project of one Annie Clark, a Texas girl with a very Texas-sounding name. She has translucent skin, and tonight, she wears a shapeless white shift--the impression is that she might be an angel...

    by Sarah Askari on July 25, 2007
  • Here are the week's best releases from the pop culture universe

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    Here are the week's best releases from the pop culture universe

    MOVIE: The Simpsons Movie Homer unleashes a batch of nuclear waste into the local river, which prompts a parade of Springfield residents to exile our favorite cartoon family. The long-running series' first feature pretty much plays like a 90-minute...

    by Michael Gallucci on July 25, 2007
  • Ghostface Killah heats up the Varsity

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    Ghostface Killah heats up the Varsity

    If it's physically possible to be simultaneously amped and fatigued, Ghostface Killah proved that the former can eventually overcome the latter. Not that you could blame him for spending almost every moment he wasn't holding the mic dabbing at his he...

    by Nate Patrin on July 25, 2007
  • So It's Come to This - After running out of old ladies to fire, the Star Tribune begins clipping the mentally handicapped

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    So It's Come to This - After running out of old ladies to fire, the Star Tribune begins clipping the mentally handicapped

    Apparently, no one's job is safe at the Star Tribune. Having fired the old ladies who ran the switchboard, the suits have now decided to shit-can the mentally retarded. Since 1999, the Star Tribune has contracted with Lifeworks, a nonprofit group ...

    by City Pages Staff on July 25, 2007
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    Free Will Astrology

    ARIES (March 21-April 19): Writing in Poetry Flash, critic Rusty Morrison speculates that "the sublime can only be glimpsed by pressing through fear's boundary, beyond one's previous conceptions of the beautiful." That's a good theme for you to exp...

    by Rob Brezsny on July 25, 2007
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    Savage Love

    I'm a 31-year-old attractive single woman, and I recently went on Match.com and found a guy. Our emails and one phone conversation went well and he seemed kind and was okay-looking in his picture, so I met him for drinks. It was disappointing, to sa...

    by Dan Savage on July 25, 2007
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