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  • Mutiny at the Strib - Union votes on whether to dump its embattled publisher

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    Mutiny at the Strib - Union votes on whether to dump its embattled publisher

    There's a mutiny underway on Portland Avenue. Last week the Star Tribune's 25 union stewards unanimously authorized a vote on whether embattled publisher Par Ridder should be fired. "Why not show to the world that we share the same concerns they h...

    by City Pages Staff on July 18, 2007
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    We read her so you don't have to

    But what's this? Just a few pages deeper into the metro section? A story about former St. Thomas instructor Ashley Sovereign, who filed a complaint with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights charging that she'd been discriminated against for her v...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on December 6, 2007 @ 2:40 pm
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    Coleman, Paulose and Susan Kimberly

    Eric Black has again pushed the story of recently resigned and previously embattled Rachel Paulose a bit further. His hard-won interview with Sen. Norm Coleman about his role in "the rise and fall" of Paulose is a good read. But that's not what I'm h...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Severns Guntzel on December 6, 2007 @ 9:23 am
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    Breakfast of Champions: 12/6

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE Jonathan Kaminsky has a tale of regret, a snowbank and keen police instincts . It's fitting that it's on The Blotter, since it's straight off the crime blotter. Matt Snyders points us toward a NYT story on Al...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on December 6, 2007 @ 7:30 am
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    Good Cop, Bad Cop

    At about five o'clock on Sunday morning, as a Hennepin County sheriff's deputy pulled up to his Brooklyn Park home, he saw that all the lights in the house were on and that a strange car was parked at an angle and stuck in a snow bank in his driveway...

    @ The Blotter by Jonathan Kaminsky on December 5, 2007 @ 5:48 pm
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    Al Franken profiled in today's NY Times

    Today's New York Times features a rather laudatory profile of Al Franken. The article echoes a theme that has become all to familiar to Minnesota voters: the notion that the former satirist's senatorial bid is "serious." As in "no joke." "Sincere" ev...

    @ The Blotter by Matt Snyders on December 5, 2007 @ 12:34 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions: 12/5

    On the cover this week: Jeff Severns Guntzel's profile of The Hold Steady. Besides the piece itself, we have a host of web-only content, including a photo gallery with concert shots by Daniel Corrigan and tour photos from guitarist Tad Kubler; an aud...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on December 5, 2007 @ 6:28 am
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    The Dark Side

    John Radsan, former assistant general counsel to the CIA, discusses Iran The timing for John Radsan's lunchtime talk at Solera today was more than a bit awkward. The speech, sponsored by the conservative thinktank the Center of the American Exper...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on December 4, 2007 @ 5:21 pm
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    Hold Steady: Expanded Web Content

    Jeff Severns Guntzel offers the proverbial window into the life of The Hold Steady in this week's feature. Online, we're offering a different look at the band through photos, sounds, interactive media and expanded text. Start with the photo gallery...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on December 4, 2007 @ 1:51 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions: 12/4

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE On the Blotter, star of print, stage and screen Matt Snyders has gone to the land of Rupert Murdoch, appearing on Fox News. The last minute of the video is the strongest, as Snyders makes a sagacious statement ...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on December 4, 2007 @ 6:07 am
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    Who's the only Republican worth cheating with?

    This Rudy Giuliani parody ad is genius: (Cribbed from The Plank.)

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on December 3, 2007 @ 6:17 pm
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    Food fight: labor activists target Paula Deen at MOA

    On Thursday evening Food Channel celebri-chef Paula Deen appeared at the Mall of America to pimp her new memoir, It Ain't All About the Cookin'. The book reveals, among other things, the Southern culinary diva's "reluctant addiction to smoking" and...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on December 3, 2007 @ 3:47 pm
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    Matt Snyders on Fox TV

    Our very own Matt Snyders brought his debonair self to Fox News yesterday. You can see his two-minute appearance here, and if for some reason that direct link doesn't work for you, it's the top video listed on the Fox News main page right now. If y...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on December 3, 2007 @ 11:44 am
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    Breakfast of Champions: 12/3

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE Much new on the site from the wintery weekend. Two new political posts from Paul Demko, including one concerning AFSCME's endorsement of State Sen. Terri Bonoff and former transportation commissioner Elwyn Tin...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on December 3, 2007 @ 7:15 am
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    cPod, Episode 9

    Click below to hear the cast: Download the mp3...

    @ The Blotter by Ward Rubrecht on November 30, 2007 @ 5:21 pm
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    AFSCME endorses Bonoff, Tinklenberg

    State Sen. Terri Bonoff and former transportation commissioner Elwyn Tinklenberg have received the backing of AFSCME Council 5, one of the state's largest and most politically powerful labor unions. Bonoff is seeking to replace retiring Rep. Jim Rams...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on November 30, 2007 @ 11:07 am
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    House prospects bleak for GOP in 2008

    WaPo wonk Chris Cillizza once again analyzes which House seats are mostly likely to flip parties in next year's elections. Nine of the top ten endangered posts are currently held by Republicans. Not exactly a positive omen for the GOP heading into 20...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on November 30, 2007 @ 9:43 am
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    Breakfast of Champions: 11/30

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE Two new slideshows up from yesterday, one capturing the festivities at Hmong New Year and another which will become a recurring theme -- The Month in Photos, a review of images from some of our favorite stories...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on November 30, 2007 @ 8:24 am
  • The Polyphonic Spree host a love-in at the Fine Line

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    The Polyphonic Spree host a love-in at the Fine Line

    Better Than: A mass wedding officiated by Sun Myung Moon. John Lennon's "Gimme Some Truth" is actually a pretty sour ditty, if you take a look at the lyrics--which you really got a chance to do at the Polyphonic Spree show. The stage was screened off...

    by Sarah Askari on July 11, 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

    CD: Family Tree Nick Drake's been dead for 33 years, but this new set manages to exhume more than two dozen never-heard tracks by the morose singer-songwriter. Most of them were recorded as home tapes before Drake released his debut album. But the ...

    by Michael Gallucci on July 11, 2007
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