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    Idle time

    We just received a call from a concerned reader pointing out that a Minneapolis city vehicle has been idling in front of his house on the 4200 block of 27th Avenue South for more than an hour. The vehicle is a green, four-door sedan, license plate 08...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on December 12, 2007 @ 12:51 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions: 12/12

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE Matthew Smith's feature for our Winter Guide issue covers scintillating topics like polar exploration and climate change. It also includes the phrase "legions of aggressive polar bears." If that's not enough to...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on December 12, 2007 @ 7:38 am
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    Gillespie Named Permanent Strib Editorial Page Editor

    Scott Gillespie, who had been acting editorial page editor at the Strib since Susan Albright's abrupt departure this fall, was named to the post permanently today. The move leaves the paper in need of a managing editor, which was Gillespie's previo...

    @ The Blotter by Jonathan Kaminsky on December 11, 2007 @ 12:49 pm
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    Judge's Order Questions DWI Convictions

    A Hennepin County district court judge has issued an order suppressing information from a breathalyzer test should the defendant in the case not get access to proof of the particular machine's effectiveness within 30 days of requesting it. Judge Jack...

    @ The Blotter by Jonathan Kaminsky on December 11, 2007 @ 12:03 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions: 12/11

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE Music, music, music: My review of the Aimee Mann show at the Guthrie yesterday evening is up now. If you missed it, you missed out. Speaking of missing things, here's a link to my interview with supporting act ...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on December 11, 2007 @ 7:48 am
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    Breakfast of Champions: 12/10

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE Beginning today, we'll have a Monday morning post chronicling what you missed (or got out to, you scenester you) over the weekend. For the first in a series of weekend wrap-ups, we've got notes on three widely ...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on December 10, 2007 @ 8:00 am
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    Over the Weekend: Klingons, Churches and Coulton (Oh My)

    So, a Klingon, a minister, and a a musician walk into a bar. Bartender says, "What is this, a joke?" No, says the journalist (I left him out of the lead-in on purpose) -- it's the weekend in the Twin Cities. This is the first of a series of Monday ...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on December 10, 2007 @ 7:00 am
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    Thanks for the memories

    Par Ridder resigns from the Star Tribune Par Ridder has graced us with so many sublime moments over these last nine months. The stolen laptop. The courageous court testimony. The 8,000 square-foot, $2.73 million mansion. The pilfered non-compete a...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on December 8, 2007 @ 12:33 pm
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    Disgraced Healthcare Tycoon Pays Up

    All told, former UnitedHealth execs have returned more than $900 million in ill-gotten gains to the company's coffers in the backdating scandal. Given that UnitedHealth is the proud taker of pre-tax dollars from the paychecks here at humble old Cit...

    @ The Blotter by Jonathan Kaminsky on December 7, 2007 @ 1:02 pm
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    Can't get Ridder him

    Par Ridder refuses to go away. The turncoat publisher has filed an appeal seeking to overturn a judge's order barring him from working for the Star Tribune until next September. As reported by the Associated Press, the appeal was filed earlier this...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on December 7, 2007 @ 11:25 am
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    Breakfast of Champions: 12/7

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE Tonight marks the opening of a retrospective show for poster artist Amy Jo Hendrickson, and we have a slideshow of our favorites from her. Coming to the Guthrie next week as an opener for Aimee Mann is the ec...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on December 7, 2007 @ 7:15 am
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    cPod, Episode 10

    We reach double digits here at cPod, and this week Jeff Severns Guntzel talks to us about (kind of) feeling like a rock star while spending time with The Hold Steady. We also chat with Jonathan Kaminsky about a group of Liberian women who've compla...

    @ The Blotter by Ward Rubrecht on December 6, 2007 @ 6:32 pm
  • Concert Highlights for the Week of July 18 - July 24

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    Concert Highlights for the Week of July 18 - July 24

    WEDNESDAY 7.18 T-Hud (CD-release) First Avenue If we've learned nothing else since the Clinton administration, it's that, for the most part, basketball players with mic dreams should stick to the hardwood (and vice versa--just ask the Beastie Bo...

    by City Pages Staff on July 18, 2007
  • Free Will Astrology

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    Free Will Astrology

    ARIES (March 21-April 19): Here's how you damage the Aries soul, according to astrologer Steven Forrest: You bore it, you deprive it of adventure, and you starve it of chances to grow evermore courageous. I'm worried this could happen in the coming...

    by Rob Brezsny on July 18, 2007
  • Savage Love

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    Savage Love

    I'm 18 years old and my girlfriend and I have been engaging in sexual acts. She has no problem coming, but when it comes to sexual intercourse she can't orgasm. Is my penis not doing the job correctly? She says she feels good, but can't climax. Coul...

    by Dan Savage on July 18, 2007
  • Dragon Festival Scrapbook

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    Dragon Festival Scrapbook

    This past Saturday and Sunday, the Dragon Festival brought a large crowd to the sun-soaked shores of Lake Phalen. Music, dance, and martial arts from a rainbow of Asian cultures were featured, as well as traditional culinary delights and booths for...

    by Ward Rubrecht on July 18, 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

    DVD: Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster/Invasion of Astro-Monster Godzilla may be the star of Classic Media's terrific giant-monster series, but it's another Tokyo-smashing behemoth that steals the spotlight in the two latest offerings. Ghidorah in...

    by Michael Gallucci on July 18, 2007
  • True Tales of the Twin Cities

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    True Tales of the Twin Cities

    It all started with Faith Mouse. In our annual Best Of issue, published April 25, City Pages gave the Best Locally Generated Blog (Right-Wing) award to faithmouse.com, the home of a strange comic that stars a Christian rodent with a supporting cas...

    by on July 18, 2007
  • The Heart of the Skeptics - They write for ads--but they've also given life to a Glorious Monster

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    The Heart of the Skeptics - They write for ads--but they've also given life to a Glorious Monster

    Glorious Monster Adventures on Earth Skeptic Music There are few dorm rooms, I would imagine, in which rock-star success was never planned, never sketched out--and few college roommates who haven't been alienated by the musical ambitions of the ...

    by Sarah Askari on July 18, 2007
  • Cold War Reheated

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    Cold War Reheated

    Red Dawn: Collector's Edition (MGM) John Milius' 1984 war pic was a mighty bonkers release even back then; not since the 1950s had something come down the pike so rife with Commie paranoia. Russian and Cuban forces invade the U.S. with tanks and c...

    by City Pages Staff on July 18, 2007
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