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    Breakfast of Champions: 1/31

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE No one supports binge drinking, except of course me. But Rep. Morrie Lanning and the Strib trying to curb drink specials in bars adds to some already arcane and goofy liquor laws. Paul Demko dug into this issu...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on January 31, 2008 @ 5:45 am
  • Bar Fight - Two troubled businesses, one big financial mess

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    Bar Fight - Two troubled businesses, one big financial mess

    A bar has operated continuously at 901 Cedar Avenue South, in the West Bank neighborhood of Minneapolis, since at least the 1930s. Following Prohibition, the joint was initially known as the Golden Leaf. In 1984 Gary Mackenzie purchased the bar and ...

    by Paul Demko on July 12, 2006
  • Browner Pastures - Controversial MPCA Chief Sheryl Corrigan: Did she jump, or...?

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    Browner Pastures - Controversial MPCA Chief Sheryl Corrigan: Did she jump, or...?

    When Sheryl Corrigan announced her resignation as head of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency late last month, political observers and environmental activists alike were left to scratch their collective noggin and ask why. And: Why now? The offic...

    by Mike Mosedale on July 12, 2006
  • I Am A Camera - Searching for backyard wrestlers, cholos, a scorpion belt, and the most blessed Virgin with Xavier Tavera

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    I Am A Camera - Searching for backyard wrestlers, cholos, a scorpion belt, and the most blessed Virgin with Xavier Tavera

    The man looks like a bulldog. Not that sweet, slobbering bulldog your grandma had when you were a kid, the cutie who'd lick the Popsicle goop from your sunburned forearms. No, this guy pressing through the doorway looks swollen with aggression. Hi...

    by Molly Priesmeyer on July 12, 2006
  • Viewmaster

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    Viewmaster

    Word on the street, north Minneapolis

    by on July 12, 2006
  • Savage Love

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    Savage Love

    I am a female in my 20s and will soon be marrying my boyfriend of four years. We met overseas via a personals site, and while most things are great between us, we do have one issue: group sex. He wants it, I don't. After we met, my fianc brought...

    by Dan Savage on July 12, 2006
  • Free Will Astrology

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    Free Will Astrology

    ARIES (March 21-April 19): Yawning often occurs during the time we're transitioning from a passive state to a more active one, like when we're waking up in the morning or when we've decided to stop watching TV, get up off the couch, and head out ...

    by Rob Brezsny on July 12, 2006
  • I Am A Camera Gallery - Searching for backyard wrestlers, cholos, a scorpion belt, and the most blessed Virgin with Xavier Tavera

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    I Am A Camera Gallery - Searching for backyard wrestlers, cholos, a scorpion belt, and the most blessed Virgin with Xavier Tavera

    Gallery

    by Molly Priesmeyer on July 12, 2006
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    As beers go by

    Coming from Japan back to the United States, one of the oddest adjustments has been the liquor laws. Thinking a beer might go nicely with baked yams and boiled asparagus, I asked the helpful Kowalski's clerk where I might find the beer. He pleasantly...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on January 30, 2008 @ 5:29 pm
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    Minnesota ranks high in black murder victims

    The Violence Policy Center just released a report on what it is calling a "national crisis" of black homicide victims. FBI statistics for 2005 were studied and Minnesota tied New Jersey for 16th largest rate of black murder victims per capita. The r...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Severns Guntzel on January 30, 2008 @ 9:38 am
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    Breakfast of Champions: 1/30

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE The Slumlord of South Minneapolis, Jonathan Kaminsky's feature this week, uses the power of the Web in a way that I wish more investigative projects would. Many of the facts in the story can be corroborated by ...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on January 30, 2008 @ 5:11 am
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    NYT's Herbert: Fix the bridges, help fix the country

    The economy's in the tank and the 35W bridge is just a memory. The solutions to these problems, says the New York Times' Bob Herbert, go hand in hand.When you invest in infrastructure, you invest in the country, the people who use bridges and ferries...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on January 29, 2008 @ 5:16 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions: 1/29

    Tuesday is the feistiest of all days of the week. It all starts with the name. The name comes from the Old English term Tiwes dg, which refers to the Nordic god Tyr, deity of war. So it's fitting that the Republican candidates are scrapping with e...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on January 29, 2008 @ 5:40 am
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    Andrew Zimmern endorses City Pages food critics

    "City Pages announced who its new food critics will be, and it unveiled plans for expanded restaurant coverage both in the paper and online. Taking over Dara's chair covering the new and noteworthy openings is Rachel Hutton, formerly of Mn Mo, and Ja...

    @ The Blotter by Kevin Hoffman on January 28, 2008 @ 10:13 pm
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    New home sales in image form

    The dismal science is detail-laden, so it's easy to glaze over at talk of federal reserve policy and forget the impact it has on your life. That's why I'm a big fan of the graphical representation. Unsure of what a few percentage points one way or th...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on January 28, 2008 @ 1:22 pm
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    Shark Attack!

    First a monkey assault. Now a shark attack. In a disturbing/awesome instance of shark-on-shark cannibalism, the Mall of America's Underwater Adventures was the scene of feral aggression Friday when a sand tiger shark named Jessie--which at nine feet...

    @ The Blotter by Matt Snyders on January 28, 2008 @ 12:27 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions: 1/28

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE As always, a wrap-up of what you might have missed from Friday-Sunday can be found in Over the Weekend. Bored with words? Who isn't? Then turn to our four (count 'em) new slideshows from the weekend's events: ...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on January 28, 2008 @ 7:49 am
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    Nelson-Pallmeyer wins senate straw poll

    U.S. Senate candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer beat out his two Democratic rivals in a straw poll conducted this afternoon at TakeAction Minnesota's annual meeting. The University of St. Thomas professor and anti-war activist received 140 votes from a...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on January 27, 2008 @ 4:15 pm
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    Slaughterhouse workers back union

    Workers at the Dakota Premium Foods beef processing plant in South St. Paul voted yesterday to retain union representation. Employees backed United Food and Commercial Workers Local 789 by a 152-82 margin. More than seven years ago, the predominantl...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on January 26, 2008 @ 9:01 am
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    Breakfast of Champions: 1/25

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE Welcome aboard Rachel Hutton and James Norton, our new additions to the cuisine team. They'll be supplemented by offerings from Bridgette Reinsmoen, our copy chief and contributor to our soon-to-be dedicated fo...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on January 25, 2008 @ 8:06 am
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