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    NWA flight apparently loses part of its wing in flight

    According to the AP, a woman in southeastern Wisconsin found a piece of an airplane wing in her back yard this morning. Northwest has confirmed that a plane flying more or less over her house this morning was found to be missing a "flap," which is a ...

    @ The Blotter by Jonathan Kaminsky on August 10, 2007 @ 5:02 pm
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    He's serious, already!

    Al Franken isn't clowning around. He's serious. This, we should know. The national media has done well reminding us that he's not joking, jesting, joshing, kidding, pranking, or shitting us whenever they report on his rather vigorous (one might say "...

    @ The Blotter by Matt Snyders on August 10, 2007 @ 4:38 pm
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    8/10 Morning Communiqu

    THESE DAYS A Texas man is suing 1-800-Flowers for $1 million after a thank you note from the web florist outed him as an adulterer. Obesity among women residing in the U.S. has become more socially acceptable, likely in part because more than one-t...

    @ The Blotter by Corey Anderson on August 10, 2007 @ 7:45 am
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    8/9 Morning Communiqu

    CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS Peter Schilling Jr. mourns the releasing of David Wells by the Padres at Balls. THESE DAYS Judy Hagan caused a stir among plot owners in the Uniontown (IN) City Cemetery when she put up a tombstone for her and her departe...

    @ The Blotter by Corey Anderson on August 9, 2007 @ 7:58 am
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    8/8 Morning Communiqu

    THESE DAYS A recent Boston University School of Medicine study links consumption of soft drinks--both the sugared and diet variety--with a higher risk for a range of obesity-related health problems. A judge Monday granted new trials for two former ...

    @ The Blotter by Corey Anderson on August 8, 2007 @ 1:33 am
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    Setting the record straight

    John Weeks is what some people might call an obsessive. Over the past two years, he has spent weeks at a time traveling alongside the Mississippi River, photographing more than 300 of the bridges that span that mighty body of water, from Itasca to Ne...

    @ The Blotter by Jonathan Kaminsky on August 7, 2007 @ 4:17 pm
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    8/7 Morning Communiqu

    THESE DAYS A Florida man stockpiled 20,000 cubic yards of horse manure on his property and was charged with running an illegal composting operation. A man named Johnson underoges a vasectomy in exchange for getting permission from his wife to purch...

    @ The Blotter by Corey Anderson on August 7, 2007 @ 7:02 am
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    Sugar Beat

    This sweet tradition was apparently started by The Oklahoman newspaper, which learned the stresses of covering a major breaking news story after the Oklahoma City bombing of 1995. Last April, after Seng Hui-Cho killed 32 people at Virginia Tech, the ...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on August 6, 2007 @ 5:34 pm
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    Can't get there from here

    On Monday, the city of Minneapolis and MnDOT released a number of alternatives for getting in to, out of and around downtown Minneapolis. The trouble is, most routes are already congested beyond belief. Main case in point? The first suggestion, takin...

    @ The Blotter by G.R. Anderson Jr. on August 6, 2007 @ 2:19 pm
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    Murky Waters

    Will the 35W bridge collapse have serious environmental ramifications? With bodies presumably still in the water, it may seem a rather churlish question to pose. But the massive heap of concrete, steel, vehicles, and lord knows what else would seem t...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on August 6, 2007 @ 2:17 pm
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    City of Minneapolis prepares new traffic plans following the bridge collapse

    The city of Minneapolis has released information on the change in traffic patterns and alternate routes following the collapse of the I-35W bridge. The press release is as follows: MnDOT has made Minnesota Highway 280 the primary replacement route f...

    @ The Blotter by Corey Anderson on August 6, 2007 @ 10:38 am
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    8/6 Morning Communiqu

    CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS Steve Monaco has posted the latest edition of the Monday Movie Quiz at Couch Pundit. City Pages writers, freelancers, and readers have contributed to a photo gallery depicting the terrible events surrounding last week's co...

    @ The Blotter by Corey Anderson on August 6, 2007 @ 7:53 am
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    Images of the I-35W bridge collapse

    City Pages writers, freelancers, and readers have contributed to a photo gallery depicting the terrible events surrounding last week's collapse of the I-35W bridge. Visit our gallery section to view the photographs.

    @ The Blotter by Corey Anderson on August 5, 2007 @ 9:00 pm
  • Free Will Astrology

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    Free Will Astrology

    ARIES (March 21-April 19): Here you come dragging your exhausted but redeemed ass out of the deep dark forest of symbols. The red-eyed monkey demons fall off your back as you straggle toward the light. Your sunken eyes see wonders they were blin...

    by Rob Brezsny on March 14, 2007
  • To the Barricades! - A banner week for Octoberists, anarchists, and junior achievers

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    To the Barricades! - A banner week for Octoberists, anarchists, and junior achievers

    Love in October played an exuberant set at the Varsity Theater last Thursday night, but the real highlight of the evening was the new video for their single, "A Day in the Life Of." Directed by Justin Staggs, the mini-epic screened to a mostly femal...

    by Sarah Askari on March 14, 2007
  • Catwalk Confessional p.II: The Fitting - Go Into the Bedroom and Get Undressed

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    Catwalk Confessional p.II: The Fitting - Go Into the Bedroom and Get Undressed

    Is modeling work? I'm not getting paid to show off the designs of Anne Selden, George Moskal, and Labrador during "Voltage: Fashion Amplified," Minneapolis's annual running-of-the-fashionistas. And looking good is supposed to be 100 percent genetic ...

    by Mary O'Regan on March 14, 2007
  • Bait and Switch - Pilots worry MAIR will go back on its deal not to pit other regional carriers against Minnesota pilots

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    Bait and Switch - Pilots worry MAIR will go back on its deal not to pit other regional carriers against Minnesota pilots

    It's a good thing airline employees get to fly for next to nothing. If MAIR Holdings, Inc. gets its way, Mesaba pilots will have to fly to Houston to defend themselves from a lawsuit that seeks to extricate the company from its agreement with its u...

    by Beth Hawkins on March 14, 2007
  • Shoot from the Lip - Meet Lt. Bob Kroll, the cop accused of calling Congressman Keith Ellison a terrorist

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    Shoot from the Lip - Meet Lt. Bob Kroll, the cop accused of calling Congressman Keith Ellison a terrorist

    It's a week after the comment--the off-the-cuff, spur-of-the-moment comment that got him into so much trouble--and Lt. Bob Kroll is still trying to explain why he said it. Sitting at his desk at the Minneapolis Police Officers Federation (he's vic...

    by G.R. Anderson Jr. on March 14, 2007
  • Welcome to Maplewood - The Twin Cities' Most Dysfunctional Suburb

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    Welcome to Maplewood - The Twin Cities' Most Dysfunctional Suburb

    This was supposed to be a banner year for Maplewood, the 50th anniversary of the inner-ring suburb directly northeast of St. Paul. To commemorate, elected officials and city residents planned numerous events, from a kickoff celebration last month to...

    by Paul Demko on March 14, 2007
  • Payola Payout - In penance for Britney Spears, radio stations will play 11 hours of local tunes

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    Payola Payout - In penance for Britney Spears, radio stations will play 11 hours of local tunes

    Last week, the Federal Communications Commission (motto: "We ensure nothing interesting gets on the radio") announced its latest underachievement. The FCC has been investigating Big Radio for violating laws against payola--perks offered to radio e...

    by City Pages Staff on March 14, 2007
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