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  • Suffragette City - Republican celebrates historic female party member by calling her a man

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    Suffragette City - Republican celebrates historic female party member by calling her a man

    The Republican National Convention website features this historical nugget: The RNC in 1892, held in Minneapolis, was the first to allow female delegates. More than a century later, the GOP picked a woman--Jo Ann Davidson--to share leadership duties...

    by City Pages Staff on November 21, 2007
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    Free Will Astrology

    ARIES (March 21-April 19): When life gets weird, should you take refuge in decorum and tradition? Should you intensify your commitment to the humdrum? Is it wise to dress more conservatively, act more dignified, and smile more automatically? I say n...

    by Rob Brezsny on November 21, 2007
  • Last Call - A small-town mayor with big-city ambitions sets off a major brouhaha in Harris

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    Last Call - A small-town mayor with big-city ambitions sets off a major brouhaha in Harris

    To all outward appearances, the bucolic town of Harris, 45 miles north of Minneapolis, has changed little in the 130 years since it became a stop on the St. Paul-Duluth Railroad. Much of its 20 square miles of fertile soil, once planted with potatoe...

    by Jonathan Kaminsky on November 21, 2007
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    Savage Love

    I love my wife. We've been married 10 years. Young punk-rock love turned into adult debt-ridden love. She's been there for me, helps me achieve my goals, all that. But she's let herself go, while I've gotten myself into better shape. I pride myse...

    by Dan Savage on November 21, 2007
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    Breakfast of Champions 4/1: introducing Joystick Division

    As the poet T.S. Eliot said, April is the coolest month. This is why it snowed yesterday. This is also why we're choosing today to launch our video game blog, Joystick Division. The Division is a national blog from Village Voice Media, but the core ...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on April 1, 2008 @ 7:46 am
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    Breakfast of Champions 3/31: Mary Oliver, bikini-clad dancers and battle rappers

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE I went to the Twin Cities Battle League intending to blog about it this morning, and I suppose that's just what I'm doing. But this post is going to be shorter than the in-depth review I had planned. That's no...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on March 31, 2008 @ 7:40 am
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    Klobuchar endorses Obama

    U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar endorsed Barack Obama for president today, making her the 64th superdelegate to throw support his way since Super Tuesday. "My endorsement reflects both Barack's strong support in my state and my own independent judgment...

    @ The Blotter by Jonathan Kaminsky on March 31, 2008 @ 3:05 am
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    Reporter's Notebook: Soldier Suicides: veterans are killing themselves in record numbers

    He came home and was felt like he was a murderer. He said he killed a doctor while he was there; he mistook the doctor for a suicide bomber, his mother says. Back home he couldn't sleep at night. He was drinking all the time and the spark had drained...

    @ The Blotter by Beth Walton on March 28, 2008 @ 6:35 pm
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    VP Pawlenty Meter: Is Charles in Charge?

    When last we left T-Paw, he had suffered a series of setbacks: He'd been dissed in the Wall Street Journal as "too liberal," his transportation commissioner had become a very husky albatross around his neck, and conservative columnist Bob Novak had s...

    @ The Blotter by Kevin Hoffman on March 28, 2008 @ 12:36 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions 3/28: Jeff's appendix says peace

    It's possible (even probable) that this post will get bigger later in the morning, but as it stands, it's 2:45 a.m., I just got back from the hospital, it's dark and I'm not even setting up a Blues Brothers joke. Nope, just tired. Jeff Severns Guntze...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on March 28, 2008 @ 3:50 am
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    Leading the fight for farm welfare

    Today's Wall Street Journal has a fascinating deconstruction of how the farm lobby beat back attempts to curtail agriculture subsidies. Farmers will collect some $13 billion in federal subsidies this year. This despite the fact that farms, buoyed b...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on March 27, 2008 @ 5:48 pm
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    Security guards arrested at IDS Center

    Dozens of protesters descended on the IDS Center at noon today. "What do we want? Healthcare," the group chanted as they emerged from the skyway system. "When do we want it? Now." The protesters also carried signs that read "Stand up for Health Care...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on March 27, 2008 @ 4:32 pm
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    Pothole of the day

    I discovered a fine specimen this morning while driving down SE 4th Street in Minneapolis. But by the time I'd parked my car and doubled back on foot, some intrepid city employees had already filled the damn hole. They were just taking off down the r...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on March 27, 2008 @ 3:28 pm
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    Protesters Shut Down Army, Navy Recruiting Offices

    About 20 Macalester College students are taking part in a demonstration outside neighboring Army and Navy recruiting offices on the U of M's East Bank, a move that has effectively shut down the businesses for the day. Pictures after the jump. Since...

    @ The Blotter by Matt Snyders on March 27, 2008 @ 12:25 pm
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    Why Can't Dick Read?: Dick Day's ignorance of treaties and the constitution

    In a disturbingly dishonest op-ed entitled "Minnesota's tribes have it both ways," Republican state senator Dick Day repeats old anti-Indian canards in a callow, self-serving way. This piece is irresponsibly simpleminded and should not go unchallen...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on March 27, 2008 @ 10:52 am
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    We're Number 11!

    Rest easy, fellow Minnesotans: We are among the top 22 percent of states in per capita income. Which is, like, totally in the top quarter and easily in the top third. The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reports the Commerce Department puts our ...

    @ The Blotter by Jonathan Kaminsky on March 27, 2008 @ 10:25 am
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    Breakfast of Champions 3/27: License to Ill

    The Minnesota license plate generator from ImageChef offers hours of fun for the whole family. Potentially profane and lascivious fun, as you generate uncensored image files with custom messages. After a day's entertainment swapping in-joke-laden p...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on March 27, 2008 @ 8:26 am
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    Pothole of the day

    Weaving through the city's notorious go-slow traffic, the cabbie came upon an opening in the road. Calling this lack of pavement a pothole would be highly inadequate. It was more like a small mine shaft. The intrepid cab driver, rather than be dissua...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on March 26, 2008 @ 2:26 pm
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    Reporter's Notebook: Artist takes on destructive plant

    You don't have to be an artist to make a statement. And, you most certainly do not have to spend your time like Jim Proctor, creating giant faux dandelions to fix a problem.Pulling buckthorn can be fun, says St. Olaf sophomore John van der Linden, wh...

    @ The Blotter by Beth Walton on March 26, 2008 @ 1:58 pm
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    Retro Craze Sweeps Minnesota State Patrol

    This morning, the Minnesota State Po-Po unveiled a totally bitchin' new look for their squad cars. The State Patrol opted for a vintage maroon-body/white-door design to "reflect the Patrol squad cars used during 1960-1991," according to a radical pr...

    @ The Blotter by Matt Snyders on March 26, 2008 @ 1:35 pm
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