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    Storlie speaks

    Storlie was never charged with a crime. He was also cleared of any wrongdoing by the MPD's internal affairs unit. However, by all accounts the investigation into what happened that night was horribly botched from the outset. The City of Minneapolis s...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on March 10, 2008 @ 2:10 pm
  • Shopping Mecca - Celebrating the end of Ramadan at the Mall of America

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    Shopping Mecca - Celebrating the end of Ramadan at the Mall of America

    It's Friday, October 12, and the Mall of America's indoor amusement park is a colorful sea of headscarves and robes. Men sport their finest suits. At 2:00 p.m., the line for ride tickets is more than 100 people deep. The air is alive with the squeal...

    by Paul Demko on October 17, 2007
  • Thy Neighbor's House - How far will an ambitious priest go to expand his church?

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    Thy Neighbor's House - How far will an ambitious priest go to expand his church?

    To the casual observer, the row of compact, well-kept houses on Alabama Avenue in St. Louis Park is nothing remarkable. Fronted by modest lawns and big trees, backing a Catholic church, and occupied by middle-class families and retirees, the homes a...

    by Jonathan Kaminsky on October 17, 2007
  • Déjà Tutu - When international outcry follows City Pages' revelation, the University of St. Thomas backs down

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    Dj Tutu - When international outcry follows City Pages' revelation, the University of St. Thomas backs down

    In a letter last week addressed to students, faculty, and staff, University of St. Thomas President Dennis Dease admitted he had "made the wrong decision" in not inviting Archbishop Desmond Tutu to speak on campus because of allegations he was anti-...

    on October 17, 2007
  • The Case of the Disappearing Sex Crimes Unit - With Rapes on the Rise, There's a Shortage of Resources in the Department Dedicated to Solving Them

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    The Case of the Disappearing Sex Crimes Unit - With Rapes on the Rise, There's a Shortage of Resources in the Department Dedicated to Solving Them

    JUNE 20, 2007: A 12-year-old girl walks into a north Minneapolis high school saying she had been abducted five days earlier and raped repeatedly by a group of men she didn't know. At one point, she was raped in a black Monte Carlo by a man she can o...

    by Jeff Severns Guntzel on October 17, 2007
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    Savage Love

    How much piss can one consume without getting sick? Sincerely Curious I usually float medical questions over to Dr. Barak Gaster, Savage Love's long-suffering resident medical expert. But after braving a torrent of piss questions over the year...

    by Dan Savage on October 17, 2007
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    Free Will Astrology

    ARIES (March 21-April 19): n his book The Primary Colors, Alexander Theroux writes that yellow is the color of "early bruises, forbidding skies, dead leaves, dental plaque, foul curtains, speed bumps, and callused feet." And yet, he muses, yellow is...

    by Rob Brezsny on October 17, 2007
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    Letters to the Editor

    Quit spoilin' history! I have to second PJ Cain's complaint about your paper's sloppy oversight in revealing the ending of Into the Wild (Letters, 10/10/07). Like Cain, I was looking forward to finding out what happened to the young man who venture...

    on October 17, 2007
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    Breakfast of Champions: 3/10

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE Let's start the morning with a couple of notes from my review of Temple's naked sushi event that didn't make it into the post: Fashionistas were out in force. One woman had a Coco Chanel bag and a designer dre...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on March 10, 2008 @ 8:14 am
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    Novak sticks a fork in Pawlenty's VP chances

    Republican commentator and exposer of undercover CIA agents Robert Novak is saying that Governor Pawlenty may have frittered away any chance he had of a VP nod: Pawlenty's position as chairman of the National Governors Association may prove his ...

    @ The Blotter by Kevin Hoffman on March 7, 2008 @ 12:02 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions: 3/7

    It's Friday, which is usually the time for frivolity. But I'm feeling all cerebral and shit. How to permute these feelings? You'll see down at the bottom. First, the links. DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE Beth Walton's expanded take on a pr...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on March 7, 2008 @ 7:48 am
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    It's a dangerous world out there, watch yourself, watch your shoe

    We here at City Pages found the University of Minnesota's video on student safety so compelling that a mention in our print blotter just didn't suffice. After all, lives, and apparently shoes, are at risk even in broad daylight on the U's campus...

    @ The Blotter by Beth Walton on March 6, 2008 @ 3:43 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions: 3/6

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE "There's something out there waiting for us, and it ain't no man. We're all gonna die." -- Billy, Predator Why the epigraph from a film that saw Minnesota's then-future, now former governor gutted by an alien?...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on March 6, 2008 @ 7:20 am
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    Star will explode in gamma ray burst, dooming all life

    We're doomed! The Mayans were right about that whole "world ending on Dec. 21, 2012" thing! Okay, probably not. Inevitably, though, this star will explode into a supernova. That's just fine, given that it's too far away for such an event to pose a t...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on March 5, 2008 @ 9:48 am
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    Breakfast of Champions: 3/5

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE Today's feature finds an undercover Matt Snyders taking you inside the world of Teens Encountering Christ. On the Blotter, Snyders also has the latest on Calvin Christian School in Edina being denied $1.5 milli...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on March 5, 2008 @ 8:05 am
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    Machinists back Franken

    The labor endorsements continue to roll in for Al Franken. Today the senate candidate picked up support from the Minnesota State Council of Machinists. The union represents 5,100 workers in the state. Franken has been consolidating support among l...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on March 4, 2008 @ 3:23 pm
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    Denied in Edina

    Steve Groen, the superintendent of Edina's Calvin Christian School, felt pretty good heading into the Edina City Council meeting last night. A month earlier, the council had voted unanimously to consider issuing his school $1.5 million in non-profit ...

    @ The Blotter by Matt Snyders on March 4, 2008 @ 3:17 pm
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    U of M: Your kids are fat because they don't eat breakfast

    NBC Nightly News yesterday featured a report on a new University of Minnesota study that finds a link between obesity and skipping the bowl of Fruity Pebbles. Consumer Affairs has a good summary of the findings: Your mother always told you to e...

    @ The Blotter by Kevin Hoffman on March 4, 2008 @ 9:32 am
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    Breakfast of Champions: 3/4

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE These roundups have been quick lately, and that's not because I don't have things to say -- it's because we're right on the verge of being able to announce some new site features, and that's taken a lot of atte...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on March 4, 2008 @ 7:49 am
  • Up in Smoke - Minnesota's smoking ban is putting local hookah bars out of business

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    Up in Smoke - Minnesota's smoking ban is putting local hookah bars out of business

    On a balmy Saturday night late last month, Yafa Grill in Columbia Heights was filled to capacity. Scores of mostly young, mostly Muslim customers packed the tables, playing marathon card games while languidly drawing on Middle Eastern water pipes k...

    by Jonathan Kaminsky on October 10, 2007
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