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We're paraphrasing. But Torii Hunter, in New York this week for a series against the Mets, granted an interview to the Daily News. Here's what this season's best Twin, whose contract is up this season, had to say: "I wan...

@ The Blotter by Jonathan Kaminsky on June 21, 2007 @ 10:30 am
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    Mass Consumption - A once-local author talks about the perils of big-box retailers

    Stacy Mitchell is the author of Big Box Swindle: The True Cost of Mega-Retailers and the Fight for America's Independent Businesses. The book is the result of nearly a decade of work Mitchell has done as a researcher with the Minneapolis- and D.C.-b...

    by Paul Demko on November 8, 2006
  • Billion Dollar Dreamer - Jerry Trooien has already spent millions promoting The Bridges, the $1.5 billion  St. Paul riverfront development that city government keeps on spurning. No matter: He knows they'll come around someday.

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    Billion Dollar Dreamer - Jerry Trooien has already spent millions promoting The Bridges, the $1.5 billion St. Paul riverfront development that city government keeps on spurning. No matter: He knows they'll come around someday.

    JERRY TROOIEN IS MYSTIFIED by his critics. In the eyes of the 59-year-old developer, The Bridges of St. Paul is flawless, the end result of years of unflinching market analysis and fastidious planning. By his reasoning, anyone who takes a clear-eyed...

    by Paul Demko on November 8, 2006
  • Viewmaster

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    Viewmaster

    Art appreciation in a storm sewer

    by on November 8, 2006
  • Savage Love

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    Savage Love

    I am a 19-year-old male with a 4.5-inch cock that has not grown since I was 12. My girlfriend says that it does not penetrate deeply enough. I have already lost two girlfriends because they said the sex wasn't sensational enough. My doctor says I co...

    by Dan Savage on November 8, 2006
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    Wine & Dine 2006 - Need help navigating a wine list? The bins at your local wine shop? City Pages' sixth annual toast to the noble grape is here to help.

    I can hardly believe it, but we are today celebrating the sixth anniversary of Wine & Dine. I know sixth anniversaries don't usually get a lot of fireworks and silver loving cups, but this particular sixth anniversary is sentimental for me, because ...

    by Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl on November 8, 2006
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    Asked and Answered - What's the wallaby on the label of that shiraz trying to tell you? What about the syrah label featuring a generic chateau? Dear Dara answers all your peskiest wine questions.

    Dear Dara, I have one question for you: Why is wine so goddamn hard? And why doesn't it ever get any easier? If a beer says it's an IPA, even if I've never had it before, I know what I'm getting. If a steak is a ribeye, even if it's one individ...

    by Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl on November 8, 2006
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    Reviews You Can Use - Want to put your newfound wine smarts to the test? City Pages' guest taster issues his recommendatinos for bottles sure to please.

    REDS from ARGENTINA South American wines are mostly known for being cheap and passable, if not surprisingly good. Chile and Argentina are steadily refining their wines, though, and now they both make some extraordinarily good mid-priced and high-en...

    by Tim Teichgraeber on November 8, 2006
  • Free Will Astrology

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    Free Will Astrology

    ARIES (March 21-April 19): When George W. Bush replaced Bill Clinton as U.S. president, Bush's advisor Karl Rove decided to take extraordinary measures in cleansing the White House of the previous occupants' energy. Rove was especially obsessed w...

    by Rob Brezsny on November 8, 2006
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    The Straight Dope

    I saw an article the other day saying that 45 percent of the U.S. population believes that the earth is less than 10,000 years old. That would certainly explain the election results of the past few years, but I don't believe it. A near majority of A...

    by Cecil Adams on November 8, 2006
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    6/21 Morning Communiqu

    @ The Blotter by Corey Anderson on June 21, 2007 @ 7:41 am
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    Hmong refugees join hundreds of students leaving Minneapolis schools

    @ The Blotter by Corey Anderson on June 20, 2007 @ 10:41 am
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    The sweat life of urban saunas in Minnesota The sweat life of urban saunas in Minnesota

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