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  • "Pruitt is a Joke" - In the Star Tribune newsroom, there's plenty of pissed to go around

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    "Pruitt is a Joke" - In the Star Tribune newsroom, there's plenty of pissed to go around

    When the McClatchy newspaper chain announced the day after Christmas that they would be selling off the Star Tribune to a private buyout firm for less than half the sum they paid for it eight years ago, not a single soul in the Strib's newsroom s...

    by Britt Robson on January 10, 2007
  • Free Will Astrology

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    Free Will Astrology

    ARIES (March 21-April 19): Let's get a few things straight, Aries. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Facts are in the eye of the beholder. Logic is the opiate of those who are afraid of their feelings. Sorry if that sounds anti-intell...

    by Rob Brezsny on January 10, 2007
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    Franken, my dear, they don't give a damn

    Our news story this week about Al Franken is creating quite a buzz in the blogosphere. The article by Ben Westhoff reports on the weird workout habits of the SNL alum cum bestselling author cum DFL candidate for U.S. Senate. According to several of...

    @ The Blotter by Kevin Hoffman on August 16, 2007 @ 1:15 pm
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    Maplewood wins first round of legal battle

    Le is one of at least a dozen top employees who have resigned, been fired, or had their jobs eliminated since a new ruling troika took over the city council last year. (See my CP cover story on the subject for more details. Le's suit in Ramsey Coun...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on August 15, 2007 @ 5:23 pm
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    Minneapolis wins $133 million in congestion cash

    Rep. Jim Oberstar, who chairs the House's transportation committee, announced yesterday that Minneapolis is one of five cities being awarded a $133.3 million grant to "implement aggressive strategies to reduce traffic congestion" over the next two ye...

    @ The Blotter by Jonathan Kaminsky on August 15, 2007 @ 11:46 am
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    'Naughty' landlord accepts punishment (but denies being naughty)

    In 2005, the Justice Department sued Ronald Bathrick, accusing the landlord of subjecting female tenants to unwanted sexual advances and contact. The Justice Department asserted that Bathrick "conditioned the terms and conditions of women's tenancy o...

    @ The Blotter by Jonathan Kaminsky on August 14, 2007 @ 2:17 pm
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    8/14 Morning Communiqu

    THESE DAYS Blairgowrie resident Gregor Spalding has been shown leniency in Perth Sheriff Court after explaining he was growing cannabis to use the drug to tackle a genital itch. Authorities charged the director of a Christian boot camp and an emplo...

    @ The Blotter by Corey Anderson on August 14, 2007 @ 7:47 am
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    8/13 Morning Communiqu

    CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS Steve Monaco has the latest edition of the Monday Movie Quiz posted at Couch Pundit. Peter Schilling Jr. bemoans the quiet bats and the substandard pitching in another loss to the Angels at Balls. Check out my Best Of/Far...

    @ The Blotter by Corey Anderson on August 13, 2007 @ 7:57 am
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    NWA flight apparently loses part of its wing in flight

    According to the AP, a woman in southeastern Wisconsin found a piece of an airplane wing in her back yard this morning. Northwest has confirmed that a plane flying more or less over her house this morning was found to be missing a "flap," which is a ...

    @ The Blotter by Jonathan Kaminsky on August 10, 2007 @ 5:02 pm
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    He's serious, already!

    Al Franken isn't clowning around. He's serious. This, we should know. The national media has done well reminding us that he's not joking, jesting, joshing, kidding, pranking, or shitting us whenever they report on his rather vigorous (one might say "...

    @ The Blotter by Matt Snyders on August 10, 2007 @ 4:38 pm
  • How Much for the Washington Avenue Bridge? - The city of Minneapolis, citing budget woes, puts For Sale signs on eight municipal parking ramps

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    How Much for the Washington Avenue Bridge? - The city of Minneapolis, citing budget woes, puts For Sale signs on eight municipal parking ramps

    In August, not long after the new Central Library opened in downtown Minneapolis, city leaders convened a meeting for some of the high and not-so-high rollers in the downtown development scene. Nearly 100 representatives from real estate, constructi...

    by G.R. Anderson Jr. on January 3, 2007
  • Eye of the Beholder - You look at the Vikings and see a football team. Zygi Wilf looks at the Vikings and sees a key that might unlock countless added development deals-- here or somewhere else.

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    Eye of the Beholder - You look at the Vikings and see a football team. Zygi Wilf looks at the Vikings and sees a key that might unlock countless added development deals-- here or somewhere else.

    It may not have been the most eventful press conference of last year, but it was certainly the strangest. The mid-July gathering at the Crown Roller Mill building in downtown Minneapolis drew a handful of print and broadcast reporters, along with ca...

    by G.R. Anderson Jr. on January 3, 2007
  • Savage Love

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    Savage Love

    To make a long and stupid story short, I met a guy on Craigslist who said all the right things. We had plans to meet a few times (once I bought a train ticket to visit him; another time I prepared an expensive meal), but he always canceled at the la...

    by Dan Savage on January 3, 2007
  • Free Will Astrology

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    Free Will Astrology

    ARIES (March 21-April 19): The coming year will be a favorable time for you to prostrate yourself in prayer on mountaintops, to grunt ferocious promises into the night wind while standing on rooftops, to dance yourself into an ecstatic state and ...

    by Rob Brezsny on January 3, 2007
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    8/10 Morning Communiqu

    THESE DAYS A Texas man is suing 1-800-Flowers for $1 million after a thank you note from the web florist outed him as an adulterer. Obesity among women residing in the U.S. has become more socially acceptable, likely in part because more than one-t...

    @ The Blotter by Corey Anderson on August 10, 2007 @ 7:45 am
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    8/9 Morning Communiqu

    CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS Peter Schilling Jr. mourns the releasing of David Wells by the Padres at Balls. THESE DAYS Judy Hagan caused a stir among plot owners in the Uniontown (IN) City Cemetery when she put up a tombstone for her and her departe...

    @ The Blotter by Corey Anderson on August 9, 2007 @ 7:58 am
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    8/8 Morning Communiqu

    THESE DAYS A recent Boston University School of Medicine study links consumption of soft drinks--both the sugared and diet variety--with a higher risk for a range of obesity-related health problems. A judge Monday granted new trials for two former ...

    @ The Blotter by Corey Anderson on August 8, 2007 @ 1:33 am
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    Setting the record straight

    John Weeks is what some people might call an obsessive. Over the past two years, he has spent weeks at a time traveling alongside the Mississippi River, photographing more than 300 of the bridges that span that mighty body of water, from Itasca to Ne...

    @ The Blotter by Jonathan Kaminsky on August 7, 2007 @ 4:17 pm
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    8/7 Morning Communiqu

    THESE DAYS A Florida man stockpiled 20,000 cubic yards of horse manure on his property and was charged with running an illegal composting operation. A man named Johnson underoges a vasectomy in exchange for getting permission from his wife to purch...

    @ The Blotter by Corey Anderson on August 7, 2007 @ 7:02 am
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    Sugar Beat

    This sweet tradition was apparently started by The Oklahoman newspaper, which learned the stresses of covering a major breaking news story after the Oklahoma City bombing of 1995. Last April, after Seng Hui-Cho killed 32 people at Virginia Tech, the ...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on August 6, 2007 @ 5:34 pm
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