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    8/1 Morning Communiqu

    CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS Peter Schilling Jr. looks at the Twins' play-off picture at Balls. Check out Jayme Halbritter's photos of the local all-ages scene in our gallery section. THESE DAYS After asking nearly 2,000 people why they'd had sex, p...

    @ The Blotter by Corey Anderson on August 1, 2007 @ 1:21 am
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    More job cuts looming at the Star Tribune?

    City Pages received a missive this afternoon from a Star Tribune employee suggesting that another round of belt tightening is imminent at the state's largest daily newspaper. I certainly can't vouch for the veracity of its claims, but given recent ev...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on July 31, 2007 @ 6:11 pm
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    7/31 Morning Communiqu

    CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS Peter Schilling Jr. discusses the Luis Castillo trade and Scott Baker's inspired performance at Balls. Read Christopher Matthew Jensen's review, and view Daniel Corrigan's photos, of the recent Fratellis show in our galler...

    @ The Blotter by Corey Anderson on July 31, 2007 @ 7:59 am
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    The UpTake focus their lenses on the Republican National Convention

    Text by Matt Smith If you happened to catch the CNN-YouTube Democratic debate last week--and with Minnesota's caucuses more than six months away, who didn't?--you may have noticed one of the video questions from a somewhat excitable Minnea...

    @ The Blotter by Corey Anderson on July 30, 2007 @ 5:01 pm
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    A journalistic footjob

Lord knows times are tough at the Newspaper of the Twin Cities, and Stribbers take heart: We feel your pain. Still, our empathies took a nosedive once we caught the fawning profile of Michele Bachmann in last Sunday's paper...

@ The Blotter by G.R. Anderson Jr. on July 30, 2007 @ 10:23 am
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    7/30 Morning Communiqu

    CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS Steve Monaco has posted the latest Monday Movie Quiz at Couch Pundit. We're adding new articles like DVD and game reviews every day. Use our Recent Article RSS feed to check for new content: THESE DAYS Pharmacists have ...

    @ The Blotter by Corey Anderson on July 30, 2007 @ 7:58 am
  • Copperheads vs. Greens - A plan to open the Superior National Forest to copper mining promises good jobs and threatens enviro troubles

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    Copperheads vs. Greens - A plan to open the Superior National Forest to copper mining promises good jobs and threatens enviro troubles

    As PolyMet Mining Corporation Vice President Warren Hudelson tells it, his company's plan to construct Minnesota's first-ever copper and nickel mine is all upside. "These are the high-quality, good-paying jobs that could sustain the entire regional ...

    by Mike Mosedale on December 13, 2006
  • Get Rich with God - Pastor Mac Hammond's suburban megachurch preaches heavenly financial rewards in the here and now -- if you've got the faith to give till it hurts

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    Get Rich with God - Pastor Mac Hammond's suburban megachurch preaches heavenly financial rewards in the here and now -- if you've got the faith to give till it hurts

    In the spring of 1906, a traveling preacher named William Joseph Seymour stepped off a train in Los Angeles. He'd heard there was a storefront church in the migrant-rich city preaching a message much like his own: that no one had really received bap...

    by Beth Hawkins on December 13, 2006
  • Savage Love

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    Savage Love

    I'm a 20-year-old straight girl. For six months, I was dating a guy I thought was nice and normal. One way my boyfriend showed he cared, or so I thought, was by massaging my feet after work (I wait tables to pay my tuition). Then he confessed that h...

    by Dan Savage on December 13, 2006
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    Mn SAT Answers and Winners

    THE ANSWERS AND WINNERS Special thanks to the 130+ overachievers who revved your search engines and racked your brains taking part in the Mn SAT. This one proved to be a tough one for most of you, with scores that wouldn't get you into spri...

    by Corey Anderson on December 13, 2006
  • The Godfather of First and Fifth - You can learn a lot about a city by standing in the same place for 25 years

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    The Godfather of First and Fifth - You can learn a lot about a city by standing in the same place for 25 years

    In the middle of the night, the crater outside the Loon Bar and Cafe in downtown Minneapolis looks like something out of War of the Worlds. Workmen with miners' hats slave away into the wee hours, digging ever deeper into the intersection of First A...

    by Jim Walsh on December 13, 2006
  • Are You Clubbing with Me, Jesus? - Inside Pastor Mac's downtown Christian nightspot

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    Are You Clubbing with Me, Jesus? - Inside Pastor Mac's downtown Christian nightspot

    Tonight at Club 3 Degrees, a patron and sometime-volunteer named Sam is shooting pool in the downstairs lounge. The room is dimly lit and elegantly appointed, with sleek furniture and a bar that mirrors the one upstairs next to the dance floor. A ha...

    by Mary O'Regan on December 13, 2006
  • Free Will Astrology

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    Free Will Astrology

    ARIES (March 21-April 19): "Listen! I will be honest with you. I do not offer the old smooth prizes, but offer rough new prizes." Walt Whitman wrote that in his poem "Song of the Open Road," and now I'm saying it to you. If you expect the events ...

    by Rob Brezsny on December 13, 2006
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    The Straight Dope

    A friendly London cab driver who knew a lot about American history told me Indians never scalped their slain enemies until the white man showed up and taught them. Can you cast some light on this claim? --Taylor Waller, UK Call it a case of parall...

    by Cecil Adams on December 13, 2006
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    7/27 Morning Communiqu

    THESE DAYS For the past year, a special Colombian police unit has been locking rats in cages with cats as part of a project to train the rodents to sniff out the more than 100,000 land mines planted mostly by leftist rebels across the conflict-wrack...

    @ The Blotter by Corey Anderson on July 27, 2007 @ 1:01 am
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    7/26 Morning Communiqu

    CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS Read Sarah Askari's review, and view Daniel Corrigan's photos, of St. Vincent's Tuesday night show at the 7th Street Entry in our gallery section. THESE DAYS Oscar, a Rhode Island cat, has been observed to have an uncanny...

    @ The Blotter by Corey Anderson on July 26, 2007 @ 7:50 am
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    Pi Press buyout list

    Yesterday was the deadline for Pioneer Press staffers to opt for a buyout package offered by parent company MediaNews. The goal was to convince 30 workers to voluntarily leave the company, including 15 editorial employees. Looks like they came up a l...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on July 25, 2007 @ 6:50 pm
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    Minnesota Lawyer magazine: Law school rankings are idiotic

    Over at Minnesota Lawyer (subscription required), Editor Mark Cohen recently slammed the way U.S. News & World Report ranks law schools. Cohen says that despite the disparity in the rankings of the four Minnesota law schools--the U of M ranks 20th i...

    @ The Blotter by Jonathan Kaminsky on July 25, 2007 @ 1:01 pm
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    Is this the end of the daily newspaper?

    In this week's cover story, Trials and Stribulations, G.R. Anderson Jr. and Paul Demko analyze the recent sales, buy-outs, and legal tangles involving the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press. An excerpt: "Avista Capital Partners, a private equity firm w...

    @ The Blotter by Corey Anderson on July 25, 2007 @ 11:16 am
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    7/25 Morning Communiqu

    CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS Peter Schilling Jr. bemoans the lack of Twins' scoring at Balls. Check our gallery section for photos of last weekend's Art Car Parade. THESE DAYS The National Braille Press estimates that today only 12 percent of 55,000...

    @ The Blotter by Corey Anderson on July 25, 2007 @ 1:14 am
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